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Tunisia's Essebsi campaign claims vote victory

Dec 22, 2014

Tunisia's Essebsi campaign claims vote victory

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday's run-off election, which is seen as the final step to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Preliminary results were still to be released by election authorities, but soon after polls closed, Essebsi said he had beaten rival Moncef Marzouki, the incumbent president. "I dedicate my victory to the martyrs of Tunisia #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Corrected - Two N.Y. police officers slain in apparent retribution attack

Dec 21, 2014

Corrected - Two N.Y. police officers slain in apparent retribution attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (Corrects third paragraph to show suspect shot and wounded, not killed, his girlfriend) A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday ordered flags flown at half staff around the city, hours after the city's main police union harshly criticized the city's first Democratic mayor in two decades for being insufficiently supportive of the department during recent waves of anti-police violence. #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
CORRECTED - Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Dec 19, 2014

CORRECTED - Despite billions in aid, U.S. unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (Changes wording in second sentence, paragraph 10 from "live up to" to "own up to") Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, agreed to reimburse the Pakistani army for anti-Taliban military operations and launched drone strikes that killed al Qaeda leaders and militants wanted by the Pakistani government #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

Dec 18, 2014

U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

Dec 18, 2014

Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency. The authorities, long accused of not being tough enough on extremists, quickly pointed the finger at Afghanistan, suggesting the neighbouring nation was not doing enough to catch Pakistani Taliban commanders hiding on its territory #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #rch #typeof-registered #cnt