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Myanmar police arrest five student protesters; U.S expresses concern

Mar 07, 2015

Myanmar police arrest five student protesters; U.S expresses concern

LETPADAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - Police in Myanmar arrested five students on Friday from among a crowd of about 200 protesters locked in a standoff with security forces barring their entry into the commercial hub of Yangon, a Reuters witness said. The United States, which in recent years has backed political reforms in Myanmar, expressed concern about the arrests, which follow rising tensions between the government and students who have been protesting for months against an education bill. Protesters have said the bill curbs academic independence by stifling student unions and putting decisions in the hands of the government rather than universities. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Obama criticizes Ferguson as city seeks settlement over racial bias

Mar 07, 2015

Obama criticizes Ferguson as city seeks settlement over racial bias

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the Missouri city of Ferguson for "oppressive and abusive" actions against African-Americans that were laid bare in a U.S. Justice Department report accusing police and court officials of a range of illegal actions. The president's comments came as Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said three city workers who demonstrated "egregious racial bias" are no longer employed by the city, and said Ferguson officials are pursuing other reforms to try to reach a settlement with the U.S #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #aut #rch #cnt
Church says detained pastor has no ties to purged North Korean official

Mar 07, 2015

Church says detained pastor has no ties to purged North Korean official

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian pastor detained in North Korea has done only humanitarian work there, his church said on Friday as it denied a media report that he had ties to a purged and executed uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The Rev #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Insight - Nemtsov's friends ask: where were the police when he was shot?

Mar 07, 2015

Insight - Nemtsov's friends ask: where were the police when he was shot?

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Last week, when Boris Nemtsov was shot dead as he walked across a bridge next to the Kremlin, it took 11 minutes before a police car arrived at the scene, according to the time stamp on closed circuit television footage. From the moment the 55-year-old former deputy prime minister was shot late last Friday night, associates of the Kremlin critic have been asking why the police took so long to get there, and how, in such a heavily monitored location, someone could fire six shots at him and get away. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut
Weather-battered US consumers skip mall, order in and head south

Mar 06, 2015

Weather-battered US consumers skip mall, order in and head south

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumers battered by the wretched winter weather still afflicting much of the eastern half of the country have responded by ordering in rather than eating out, flying more frequently to Florida and cutting out trips to the mall, according to a Reuters review of company data #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Snowden says he'd like to return to Geneva

Mar 06, 2015

Snowden says he'd like to return to Geneva

GENEVA (Reuters) - Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum, saying he would like to return to live in Geneva, where he once worked undercover for the Central Intelligence Agency. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Snowden says he'd like to return to Geneva

Mar 06, 2015

Snowden says he'd like to return to Geneva

GENEVA (Reuters) - Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum, saying he would like to return to live in Geneva, where he once worked undercover for the Central Intelligence Agency. The fugitive former U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander, three others

Mar 06, 2015

Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander, three others

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its top military commander, who insurgent sources said fell victim to a blast targeting a high-level militant meeting. General Military Commander Abu Humam al-Shami, a veteran of Islamist militant fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, was the senior-most member of the group to die in the Syria war, an insurgent source said. Insurgent sources said a U.S.-led coalition air strike hit the meeting in the northwestern province of Idlib, but a coalition spokesman said it had not conducted air strikes in the province during the past 24 hours #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #aut #rch #cnt
Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander

Mar 06, 2015

Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its top military commander, who insurgent sources said fell victim to a blast targeting a high-level militant meeting. General Military Commander Abu Humam al-Shami, a veteran of Islamist militant fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, was the senior-most member of the group to die in the Syria war, an insurgent source said. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #typeof-registered
Delta plane slides off runway at snowy New York airport

Mar 06, 2015

Delta plane slides off runway at snowy New York airport

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines ( DAL.N ) jetliner landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest at the edge of Flushing Bay, but there were no serious injuries. All of the 127 passengers and five crew members aboard were evacuated safely from the aircraft on inflatable slides and moved to the airport terminal on buses, officials said #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt