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Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard

Oct 20, 2014

Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39. More than 500 people have been rescued from a route popular with foreign adventure tourists that circles Annapurna, the world's tenth-tallest peak #Business #facebook #Japan #Brazil #Russia #markets #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Ukraine's 'pitchfork' populist could be wild card  in new line-up

Oct 20, 2014

Ukraine's 'pitchfork' populist could be wild card in new line-up

KIEV (Reuters) - He's not averse to taking a dizzying punch to the head if he can score a point. Rights groups accuse him of using armed squads to abduct suspected separatists. His party's programme, somewhat improbably, calls for nuclear rearmament of Ukraine #India #China #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion
'Water cops' seek sprinkler scofflaws in drought-parched California

Oct 20, 2014

'Water cops' seek sprinkler scofflaws in drought-parched California

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - It was still dark on Kokomo Drive in Sacramento's Natomas district as Paul Brown edged his city-issued Honda Civic past a row of beige stucco houses with tiny front lawns, looking for water wasters #Business #United States #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #city
Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram "truce" breached

Oct 20, 2014

Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram "truce" breached

LAGOS (Reuters) - - A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced the ceasefire on Friday to enable the release of the girls, who were abducted from the remote northeastern village of Chiboke in April. But Boko Haram has not confirmed the truce and there have been at least five attacks since - blamed by security sources on the insurgents - that have killed dozens. #facebook #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Latin America #girls #opinion
Brazil's Rousseff on the offensive a week from runoff vote

Oct 20, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff on the offensive a week from runoff vote

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil's presidential race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it's the incumbent Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the homestretch. After a sudden surge before and after the first-round vote on Oct. #Politics #Business #facebook #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #opinion
Church should not fear change, pope says at synod close

Oct 20, 2014

Church should not fear change, pope says at synod close

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges. Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and less rigid Church, made his comments in a sermon to some 70,000 people in St #Politics #Business #United States #India #China #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Church
Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks

Oct 20, 2014

Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police. The worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain handed the free-wheeling city back to China in 1997 entered its fourth week with no sign of a resolution despite talks scheduled on Tuesday between the government and student protest leaders. Beijing has signalled through Hong Kong's leaders that it is not willing to reverse a decision in late August that effectively denies the financial hub the full democracy the protesters are demanding for an election in 2017 #Politics #Business #facebook #Brazil #France #Russia #Government #Argentina #Mexico
Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

Oct 20, 2014

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian soldiers were killed by a remotely-detonated roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, the army said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded five soldiers. The bomb exploded as a patrol responsible for protecting a natural gas pipeline passed by, security sources said. #Politics #Business #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Iraqi push to retake refinery city hit by suicide attack

Oct 20, 2014

Iraqi push to retake refinery city hit by suicide attack

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State staged a suicide attack on Iraqi soldiers on Sunday to halt their advance on a key northern city, using a military vehicle to lull the government troops into a false sense of security, officers said. Iraqi forces are looking to retake Baiji, which is adjacent to the countrys largest oil refinery and is controlled by Islamic state. The operation was launched in the early hours of Saturday, but was snarled when an armored vehicle blew up near the security forces' convoy in a village some 20 km (15 miles) south of Baiji, the officers said The blast killed four soldiers and wounded seven. #Politics #Business #facebook #United States #India #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico