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U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit

Sep 30, 2014

U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit

KABUL (Reuters) The fate of a group of prisoners held in neartotal secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December. The inmates all foreign nationals captured on battlefields around the world could be transferred to the U.S. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Afghanistan #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
Hong Kong's student protesters ignite campaign against Beijing

Sep 30, 2014

Hong Kong's student protesters ignite campaign against Beijing

HONG KONG (Reuters) They are dubbed the "umbrella generation" teenaged students who have stormed the streets of Hong Kong in their tens of thousands and electrified a longrunning protest campaign against Beijing's attempts to control the financial hub. #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #opinion #city
Spanish diplomat found stabbed to death at home in Khartoum  police

Sep 30, 2014

Spanish diplomat found stabbed to death at home in Khartoum police

KHARTOUM (Reuters) A Spanish diplomat was found stabbed to death in his home in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Monday, Sudanese police said. The 61yearold official headed the Spanish embassy's visa section and had worked in the country for three years, a police statement said. A diplomatic source in Spain confirmed the death, telling Reuters: "Local authorities have opened a police investigation at the highest level." Attacks on foreigners are rare in the desert city sited at the meeting point of the Blue and White Niles. #United States #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
American becomes a rebel with a cause in east Ukraine

Sep 30, 2014

American becomes a rebel with a cause in east Ukraine

YASYNUVATA Ukraine (Reuters) With his face hidden behind a camouflage balaclava and an assault rifle slung over his shoulder, "Hunter" looks like other separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. What distinguishes him from his brothers in arms in the Vostok (East) battalion, an irregular proRussian militia fighting government forces, is his American accent and English is the only language he knows. #facebook #India #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #Ukraine
German govt condemns pictures showing refugees abused

Sep 30, 2014

German govt condemns pictures showing refugees abused

BERLIN (Reuters) The German government on Monday condemned suspected cases of abuse against refugees in which asylumseekers were maltreated by security guards and even forced to lie in a bed filled with vomit. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said pictures published in German media that appear to show private security guards abusing refugees were repulsive and shocking. Rights groups also criticised the apparent abuses, which evoked the violations by American guards at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq that emerged in 2004 #facebook #India #Business #Japan #Technology #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion #german
Turkish tanks reinforce border as Islamic State shells Syrian town

Sep 30, 2014

Turkish tanks reinforce border as Islamic State shells Syrian town

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) Turkish tanks and armoured vehicles took up positions on a hill overlooking the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday as shelling by Islamic State insurgents intensified and stray fire hit Turkish soil, a Reuters correspondent said. At least 15 tanks were positioned, some with their guns pointed towards Syrian territory, near a Turkish military base just northwest of Kobani. Plumes of smoke rose up as shells hit both the eastern and western sides of Kobani #facebook #United States #Business #Syria #Technology #Arabic #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

Sep 30, 2014

Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

KABUL (Reuters) Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a powersharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. #United States #France #Middle East #Afghanistan #Government #United Kingdom #Latin America #Violence #Mexico #opinion
At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off

Sep 30, 2014

At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off

TOKYO (Reuters) At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers, but the search for victims was abandoned on Monday because of fears of toxic gases. #United States #China #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom
China censors try to blunt Hong Kong protests, don't always succeed

Sep 30, 2014

China censors try to blunt Hong Kong protests, don't always succeed

BEIJING (Reuters) Chinese censors and opponents of the protests sweeping Hong Kong are engaging in a catandmouse game with demonstrators and commentators in a bid to stop news of the unrest spreading online and, in particular, reaching the mainland. Tens of thousands of prodemocracy protesters have braved police tear gas to make their views known. Spreading the word over Western and Chinese social networks is a lot safer, but it is becoming increasingly difficult as mobile phone networks are disrupted and concerns about possible surveillance grow #India #Business #Internet #Brazil #Technology #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

Sep 30, 2014

U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The Britainbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain storage areas in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, in an area controlled by Islamic State, killing at least two civilian workers #facebook #China #Syria #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America