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Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan tsunami village

Dec 25, 2014

Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan tsunami village

SEENIGAMA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As towering waves came crashing into the southern coast of Sri Lanka on Dec. 26, 2004, Kushil Gunasekera gathered up his children and they ran for their lives to a nearby temple, the highest point they could find #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch
Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

Dec 25, 2014

Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdads embattled Christian community worshipped defiantly Wednesday night at Christmas Eve mass. The pews filled at Baghdads Sacred Heart church, as people remembered the darkest year in memory. #content #wcnts #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Spain's Felipe VI condemns corruption in first Christmas speech

Dec 25, 2014

Spain's Felipe VI condemns corruption in first Christmas speech

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's King Felipe VI lashed out against corruption in his first Christmas Eve address but made no direct reference to his sister, Cristina de Borbon, who was ordered on Monday to stand trial for tax crimes. Felipe was crowned in June after his father Juan Carlos abdicated following scandals that hit his popularity, including tax fraud charges against his daughter Cristina, who is the first Spanish royal to face prosecution. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

Dec 25, 2014

Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot prisoner after his warplane came down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from the U.S.-led coalition battling the jihadi group. Jordan's armed forces said one of its pilots had been captured after a coalition air raid over the province of Raqqa. There were contradictory accounts as to whether his aircraft had been shot down or not #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Exclusive: U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

Dec 23, 2014

Exclusive: U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he opposed President Barack Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba, and spoke of steps lawmakers could take to try to rein in the new policy. In an interview with Reuters, McConnell also said that he and Obama have discussed the possibility of tackling major tax reform legislation and that any effort should not just focus on the country's biggest corporations, but should include help for small businesses as well #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt