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Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

Aug 20, 2014

Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered
Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds  retake strategic dam

Aug 19, 2014

Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds retake strategic dam

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

Aug 19, 2014

Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country. An employee at the site, however, said Islamic State fighters still held the Mosul Dam, giving them control over power and water supplies and where any breach of the vulnerable structure would threaten thousands of lives #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
UN nuclear chief to visit Iran before investigation deadline

Aug 16, 2014

UN nuclear chief to visit Iran before investigation deadline

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano will visit Iran on Sunday in an apparent attempt to push for progress in a long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran. Amano's trip comes ahead of an Aug. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine

Aug 15, 2014

Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY Russia (Reuters) - Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles massed on Friday near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy. Kiev has said the humanitarian aid might be used as cover for a Russian military intervention, and has insisted that its forces check the convoy before it moves across the border. Moscow has denied any ulterior motives, but has allowed Ukrainian border guards to enter Russia and look at the caravan of trucks in an area opposite the frontier town of Izvaryne #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered