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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
Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

Aug 15, 2014

Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would consider "positively" any request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, a spokeswoman for the prime minister said. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Corrected - Hong Kong lawyers take stand for independence from Beijing

Aug 15, 2014

Corrected - Hong Kong lawyers take stand for independence from Beijing

HONG KONG August 15 (Reuters) - (Corrects name of Law Society president in second paragraph to Ambrose) Hong Kong's Law Society has passed an historic vote of no-confidence in its president over pro-Beijing comments, revealing a determination by the traditionally conservative lawyers to confront perceived threats from China to the legal independence in the free-wheeling, global financial hub. President Ambrose Lam has angered many of the society's 8,000 members with his support of controversial statements from Beijing that Hong Kong judges needed to be patriotic, and his open support for the Communist Party of China. The vote late on Thursday night surprised even those behind the no-confidence motion such as lawyer Kevin Yam, who said some lawyers faced intense pressure from mainland-linked firms to back Lam and he was not confident of success ahead of the poll. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Ten dead in attacks on air force bases in Pakistan's Quetta

Aug 15, 2014

Ten dead in attacks on air force bases in Pakistan's Quetta

QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) - Ten Taliban-linked militants were killed and 13 members of the Pakistani security forces were wounded in attacks on two air force bases in the strategic west Pakistan city of Quetta on Thursday, officials said. While the attackers did not get inside either facility, the raids marked the third time since June Pakistani airports had been targeted and will raise more questions about how secure such facilities are. Pakistan's military has been fighting an offensive against the Taliban insurgency in the remote, largely lawless region of North Waziristan on the Afghanistan border since June #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Palestinians says Gaza truce extended five days

Aug 14, 2014

Palestinians says Gaza truce extended five days

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Wednesday to extend a Gaza truce by five days minutes before an earlier ceasefire was set to expire, a Palestinian official said in Cairo. But the deal got off to a shaky start. Israel, which had no comment, bombed several Gaza sites early on Thursday, minutes after the truce extension was to have taken hold, in response to Palestinian rocket fire that violated the earlier truce. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #aut #rch #cnt
Gaza truce extended for 5 days to allow more talks - Palestinians

Aug 14, 2014

Gaza truce extended for 5 days to allow more talks - Palestinians

CAIRO (Reuters) - Israel and Palestinian factions negotiating in Cairo agreed on Wednesday to extend a truce for five more days to allow them to reach a lasting agreement to end the fighting in Gaza, the head of the Palestinian delegation said. Azzam Ahmed, a senior Fatah official, told reporters after a day of intense talks mediated by Egyptian intelligence that the Palestinians hoped to reach a final deal in the coming weeks, with Arab and international backing. An Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement confirmed that a five-day extension to the ceasefire had been agreed #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt