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Swollen Texas rivers prompt evacuations, severe weather kills 21| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Swollen Texas rivers prompt evacuations, severe weather kills 21| Reuters

DALLAS More heavy rain caused Texas rivers to overflow their banks and prompted widespread evacuations on Friday after a week of historic storms flooded Houston, killed at least 21 people and damaged more than 4,000 buildings. Thousands of cars were trapped for about six hours on a suburban freeway blocked by floodwaters near Dallas, where rainfall reached about seven inches (17.8 cm) between Thursday night and Friday. The Red Cross distributed Girl Scout cookies and water to stranded motorists. #Business #India #Technology #France #Middle East #science #Health #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #lifestyle
New Nigerian president seeks to crush godless Boko Haram| Reuters

May 30, 2015

New Nigerian president seeks to crush godless Boko Haram| Reuters

ABUJA New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Friday to eradicate the "mindless, godless" militants of Boko Haram and rescue hundreds of women and children held captive, including 200 girls taken from the town of Chibok a year ago. In his inaugural address as elected leader of Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer, Buhari also painted a picture of an economy in crisis after a collapse in the price of crude, which accounts for the bulk of state revenue. "The armed forces will be fully charged with prosecuting the fight against Boko Haram," the 72-year-old former military ruler announced. #Economy #Technology #Middle East #Health #South Africa #Africa #Argentina #Latin America #Belgium #Entertainment #Mexico
Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer - study| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer - study| Reuters

A Merck & Co ( MRK.N ) drug that helps the immune system fight cancer was about twice as effective as the current standard therapy for patients with recurrent or advanced head and neck cancers, according to study data released on Friday. A quarter of the 132 patients who received the drug, Keytruda (pembrolizumab), saw their tumours shrink by at least 30 percent. #Business #India #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #author #opinion
Hollande, Merkel call for rapid implementation of Minsk agreement| Reuters

May 29, 2015

Hollande, Merkel call for rapid implementation of Minsk agreement| Reuters

PARIS French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rapidly implement measures agreed under the Feb.12 Minsk ceasefire, Hollande's office said in a statement. Hollande said he and Merkel had spoken on the phone with Putin early on Friday afternoon and told him they want to see concrete results from four working groups that were set up on May 6 to deal with political, security, economic and humanitarian issues. The Kremlin said in a statement that Putin expressed concern in the call over "increasingly frequent shelling by Ukrainian forces of civilian objects that have led to civilian casualties." It added the leaders exchanged views on potential additional measures that could shore up the fragile ceasefire. #Economy #Sports #India #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Africa #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine
IIT row: Unparliamentary words should not be used against PM, Gowda

May 29, 2015

IIT row: Unparliamentary words should not be used against PM, Gowda

As controversy raged over derecognition of a students group at IIT Madras, former Prime Minister and JD-S chief H D Deve Gowda on Friday said everybody has the right to freedom of expression and speech but no unparliamentary words should be used against the Prime Minister. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Smriti Irani #Indian Institute of Technology #HD Deve Gowda #NSUI #iit madras #Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle
North Korean nuclear, missile experts visit Iran-dissidents| Reuters

May 29, 2015

North Korean nuclear, missile experts visit Iran-dissidents| Reuters

PARIS An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday that a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme. The dissident National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) exposed Iran's uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and a heavy water facility at Arak in 2002. Analysts say it has a mixed record and a clear political agenda #Business #Economy #Sports #United States #India #Technology #science #Health #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Bombs outside two five-star Baghdad hotels kill at least 10| Reuters

May 29, 2015

Bombs outside two five-star Baghdad hotels kill at least 10| Reuters

BAGHDAD Car bombs exploded in the parking lots of two heavily fortified five-star hotels in central Baghdad late on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources said. A further 30 people were wounded in the blasts, which were around seven minutes apart. The first bomb targeted the Babylon hotel, where government officials often hold meetings and news conferences, and the second hit the Meridian #United States #Technology #France #Middle East #science #Africa #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #lifestyle
Exclusive - Mexican president misrepresented personal land deal, records show| Reuters

May 29, 2015

Exclusive - Mexican president misrepresented personal land deal, records show| Reuters

VALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto misrepresented to authorities the circumstances under which he acquired one of his properties, public documents reviewed by Reuters show, a discrepancy that could add to the controversy surrounding his personal finances. According to an official asset declaration first made in 2013, Pena Nieto stated that he acquired the property through a "donation" or gift from his father. Pena Nieto, who made his asset declaration public in 2013 as part of a transparency and accountability push, has since updated and ratified this declaration twice #Economy #Sports #United States #Technology #science #Health #markets #Africa #Italy #Argentina #Mexico #lifestyle
U.N. council has first-ever briefing on rights in Myanmar| Reuters

May 29, 2015

U.N. council has first-ever briefing on rights in Myanmar| Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Thursday held its first closed-door briefing on the human rights situation in Myanmar, focusing on the dire situation of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, the United States and council diplomats said. U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein briefed the council via video link in a meeting that U.S. #Economy #Sports #United States #India #Technology #France #Russia #science #Health #Argentina #Latin America #opinion