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Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport, three dead

Jul 13, 2014

Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport, three dead

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months. Explosions and anti-aircraft gunfire were heard from early morning on the airport road and other parts of Tripoli #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 121

Jul 12, 2014

Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 121

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on Saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 15 people, medics said. The Jewish state kept options open for a possible ground offensive into densely populated Gaza despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire in the conflict, which has killed 121 in the Islamist-ruled enclave since Tuesday. Residents said a mosque in the central Gaza Strip was bombed to rubble #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut
Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

Jul 12, 2014

Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil

HAVANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba's struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island. Putin was joined in Havana by close ally and so-called Russian oil czar Igor Sechin, the chairman of state oil company Rosneft, to finalize a deal to explore for oil off Cuba's northern coast. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage

Jul 12, 2014

Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage

TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was damaged in the 2011 disaster in the worst nuclear accident since Ukraine's Chernobyl in 1986. The quake registered a moderate 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 1-7, meaning that major damage was unlikely. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Sanofi-Regeneron drug tames eczema in study

Jul 10, 2014

Sanofi-Regeneron drug tames eczema in study

PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An experimental drug from Sanofi ( SASY.PA ) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc ( REGN.O ) significantly reduced skin lesions and itching in adult patients with atopic dermatitis, a chronic form of eczema that is poorly controlled by standard drugs, the companies said on Wednesday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ukraine readies plan to take back lost territory, rebels defiant

Jul 09, 2014

Ukraine readies plan to take back lost territory, rebels defiant

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but rebels defiantly reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Islamic State appeals to only four percent of Syrians - poll

Jul 09, 2014

Islamic State appeals to only four percent of Syrians - poll

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Only four percent of Syrians believe Islamic State insurgents, who have captured large swathes of Syria and Iraq, represent their interests, according to research conducted by a British polling group published on Wednesday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered
Somali presidential compound attacked, president safe

Jul 09, 2014

Somali presidential compound attacked, president safe

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked Somalia's presidential compound on Tuesday with a car bomb and gunmen broke through a perimeter wall but were repulsed by security forces, and the president was not there at the time, the interior ministry said. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Chinese hackers turned focus to U.S. experts on Iraq -security firm

Jul 08, 2014

Chinese hackers turned focus to U.S. experts on Iraq -security firm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A sophisticated group of hackers believed to be associated with the Chinese government, who for years targeted U.S experts on Asian geopolitical matters, suddenly began breaching computers of experts on Iraq as the rebellion there escalated, a security firm said on Monday. CrowdStrike Inc said that the group is one of the most sophisticated of the 30 it tracks in China and that its operations are better hidden than many attributed to military and other government units #Yahoo! #content #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
Iran's Khamenei says U.S., Israel playing 'good cop, bad cop'

Jul 08, 2014

Iran's Khamenei says U.S., Israel playing 'good cop, bad cop'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States and Israel were playing "good cop, bad cop" to intimidate his country into making concessions on the nuclear dispute with the West. "They make it seem like Israel wants to attack, but America is stopping it: the good cop, bad cop trick," Khamenei told senior statesmen at an iftar (fast-breaking supper during the holy month of Ramadan) function. "But I say out-loud: the reason they are not attacking is because it is too costly #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt