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State judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

Jul 26, 2014

State judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

MIAMI (Reuters) - A state judge in Florida on Friday struck down the state's prohibition on same-sex marriages, saying it violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution, but immediately stayed the ruling pending appeal. The ruling by Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel in Miami-Dade County is the latest in a series of decisions by state and federal judges who have knocked down state bans on gay marriage, but then put their rulings on hold pending appeal #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Canadian plane escorted by U.S. F-16s after passenger threat

Jul 26, 2014

Canadian plane escorted by U.S. F-16s after passenger threat

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian charter plane bound for Panama was escorted by U.S. fighter jets back to Toronto, where a passenger was removed by police after allegedly threatening the safety of the flight, police said on Friday. Heavily-armed officers boarded the flight after it returned to Toronto at mid-morning, yelling "heads down, hands up!" as they entered the cabin, according to passenger video shown on CTV News #Yahoo! #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
Death row Christian woman flies out of Sudan, meets Pope

Jul 25, 2014

Death row Christian woman flies out of Sudan, meets Pope

ROME/KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome on an Italian government plane on Thursday and hours later met the Pope. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #aut #cnt
Ending bloodshed in Gaza rests on a face-saving truce

Jul 25, 2014

Ending bloodshed in Gaza rests on a face-saving truce

CAIRO (Reuters) - A possible truce to halt bloodshed in Gaza during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday next week hinges on complex negotiations that have to give Hamas, Israel and regional powers a chance to claim political and military victories. Egypt is trying to broker a temporary humanitarian truce which would start during one of Islam's biggest celebrations following the fasting month of Ramadan, in the hope that it will facilitate more permanent ceasefire talks. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Bodies leave Ukraine crash site, easing sanctions pressure

Jul 22, 2014

Bodies leave Ukraine crash site, easing sanctions pressure

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area. The aircraft's black boxes, which could hold information about the crash in rebel-held eastern Ukraine but will not pinpoint who did it, would be given to the Malaysian authorities, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, indicating he had bypassed Kiev, which has lost control of much of the east. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #rch
Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck, Europeans give Putin "last chance"

Jul 19, 2014

Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck, Europeans give Putin "last chance"

HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers. As militants kept international monitors away from wreckage and scores of bodies festered for a third day, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the rebels to cooperate and insisted that a U.N.-mandated investigation must not leap to conclusions. Moscow denies involvement and has pointed a finger at Kiev's military #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiry

Jul 19, 2014

Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiry

HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Restrained Dutch mark air tragedy in sorrow rather than anger

Jul 19, 2014

Restrained Dutch mark air tragedy in sorrow rather than anger

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch nation mourned 189 citizens lost in the Ukrainian air disaster in sorrow rather than anger on Friday, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte held back from pointing the figure of blame. In a country which values restraint and avoids public displays of strong emotion, politicians and media stuck largely to reflecting sombrely on those who died when the Malaysian jet came down on Thursday, including some noted citizens. "The whole of the Netherlands is in deep mourning," said Rutte #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch
Pro-Kremlin media pushes Putin's case over downed Malaysian plane

Jul 19, 2014

Pro-Kremlin media pushes Putin's case over downed Malaysian plane

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Some said Ukrainian jet fighters tailed the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17; others speculated that Kiev's forces mistook it for Vladimir Putin's Russian presidential jet. But while Russia's pro-Kremlin media offered varying accounts of how the Boeing 777 may have been brought down, they agreed on who was responsible: the Ukrainian government. For Moscow, Kiev and pro-Russian separatist rebels alike, the information war to sway public opinion over who is to blame for Thursday's disaster will be crucial to how the crisis in eastern Ukraine develops #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russia warns against prejudging downed plane inquiry

Jul 19, 2014

Russia warns against prejudging downed plane inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia warned on Friday against any attempts to prejudge an investigation into what brought down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board, raising questions about the role of Ukrainian aviation authorities. At a somber emergency meeting of the U.N. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
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