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Syrian barrel bomb attacks are ‘crimes against humanity’: Amnesty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo that have forced hospitals and schools to move underground, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, describing the bombings as “crimes against humanity”.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:35 pm

EU says seeking closer security cooperation with China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Europe aims to improve security and defense cooperation with China, especially in the Middle East and in the fight against human trafficking, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday following high-level talks in Beijing.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:33 pm

Saudi king says setting up center to coordinate Yemen humanitarian work

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi King Salman announced on Tuesday the establishment of a center to coordinate humanitarian assistance for Yemen, and invited the United Nations to join in relief work for the Arab country.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of State makes surprise visit to Somali capital

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Somalia on Tuesday, the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit the Horn of Africa nation that is struggling to rebuild after two decades of war and battling an Islamist insurgency by al Shabaab militants.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 11:59 am

Forty migrants reported drowned in Mediterranean: Save the Children

ROME (Reuters) – Migrants arriving on the Italian island of Sicily on Tuesday said around forty others traveling with them had died on the journey, a Save the Children spokeswoman said.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 11:25 am

Bad weather disrupts links with avalanche-hit Nepal village

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers and trekkers are believed to be buried under an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake, officials said on Tuesday.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 11:23 am

U.N. envoy says invited Syria opposition fighters to Geneva talks

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited the leaders of opposition armed factions to consultations that he launched in Geneva on Tuesday, he told a news conference.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 11:01 am

India to sign port deal with Iran, ignoring U.S. warning against haste

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 10:52 am

France, Saudi Arabia: Iran nuclear deal must be verifiable, no threat to region

RIYADH (Reuters) – France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future nuclear accord between Iran and six major powers must be robust, verifiable and no threat to Tehran’s neighbors, the two countries said ahead of a summit in Riyadh on Tuesday.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 10:43 am

Burundi’s top court says president can run again, angering protesters

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – Burundi’s constitutional court approved President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office on Tuesday, a ruling promptly dismissed as biased by opponents who said they would continue protests until he backed down.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 10:41 am

Local al Qaeda claims February murder of U.S. citizen in Bangladesh: SITE

DHAKA (Reuters) – The leader of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) claimed responsibility for the murder of a U.S. citizen hacked to death in Bangladesh in February and the deaths of other “blasphemers” in the region, SITE Intelligence Group reported on Sunday.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 10:10 am

Second suspected human trafficking camp found in Thai south

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A second suspected human trafficking camp has been discovered in Thailand near the Malaysian border, police said on Tuesday, following a search by authorities of a mountain where 26 bodies were found in shallow graves at the weekend.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 10:07 am

Central African Republic militias agree to free child soldiers: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Armed factions in the Central African Republic have agreed to free all child soldiers and other children who may be used as cooks or messengers or for sexual purposes, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 9:48 am

France, Saudi seeking to seal billions of euros in deals ‘quickly’: Fabius

PARIS (Reuters) – France is in talks to agree billions of euros worth of contracts in Saudi Arabia that could be finalised “quickly”, ranging from the defense sector to civil aviation, transport and energy, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 9:27 am

China prosecutors investigate former investment boss for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese prosecutors are investigating the former chairman of a top investment body in the southwestern province of Sichuan for corruption, state media reported on Tuesday, as the world’s second-largest economy deepens its probe into deep-seated graft.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 9:19 am

France’s Le Pen strikes back at daughter after party suspension

PARIS (Reuters) – National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen hit back at daughter and party leader Marine on Tuesday after she suspended him from the far-right French movement, saying he hopes she loses the 2017 presidential election.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 9:16 am

Somalia Islamists storm Puntland police station, kill three: police

BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) – Somalia’s al Shabaab militants stormed a police station in the country’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland and killed three policemen late on Monday, police said.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 8:07 am

Execution of Pakistan death row convict stayed in dispute over age

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani judge on Tuesday stayed the execution of a man whose lawyers say was 14 when he was charged with murder, a case that has angered rights groups and prompted mercy appeals from his family.








Posted on 5 May 2015 | 7:22 am

Suspected cattle rustlers kill 45 in northwest Kenya: administrator

ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) – Suspected cattle rustlers ambushed and killed at least 45 people in a village in northwest Kenya, then drove away hundreds of livestock, a regional administrator said.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 7:15 am

Thai king leaves hospital to attend coronation anniversary event

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch, left hospital on Tuesday to make a rare public appearance to commemorate the 65th anniversary of his coronation.


Posted on 5 May 2015 | 6:05 am

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Forty migrants reported drowned in Mediterranean: Save the Children

Around forty migrants died in the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to survivors of the journey who arrived on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Tuesday, local Save the Children spokeswoman Giovanna Di Benedetto said. The deaths were reported by some of the roughly 240 migrants from Ghana, Gambia, Senegal and Ivory Coast who arrived in the port of Catania, another Save the Children spokeswoman said. A Maltese merchant ship rescued the migrants from two rubber boats on which they had set off from Libya, where lawlessness has been exploited by traffickers who can charge thousands of dollars to people looking for a better life in Europe. Save the Children said five bodies had been brought to Catania but it was not yet clear whether they were among those who fell into the sea or if they died on the packed dinghy.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:53 pm

Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The world’s oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is on rare display at Israel’s national museum in an exhibit of objects from pivotal moments in civilization.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:52 pm

Canada tries to stop release of ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was in court Tuesday morning seeking to block the release on bail of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:45 pm

China, EU working on common approach on climate change

European Union Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, shakes hands with China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi after a joint press conference at Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday she's confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of crucial carbon reduction talks in Paris this year.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:45 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea lead AP Global Football 10

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Real Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla, Spain, Saturday, May 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo beat Lionel Messi to the top of the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday, and Chelsea took team of the week honors after winning the Premier League title.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:42 pm

Hungary seeks EU debate about restoring death penalty

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A debate about restoring the death penalty has been a recurring issue with Hungary’s prime minister since a 2002 bank robbery in which eight people were murdered.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:41 pm

More violence in Poland after autopsy of fan shot by police

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nine people have been arrested following the third night of violence in Knurow, in southern Poland, triggered by the death of a football fan hit by a rubber bullet fired by the police.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:36 pm

EU says seeking closer security cooperation with China

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – Europe aims to improve security and defense cooperation with China, especially in the Middle East and in the fight against human trafficking, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday following high-level talks in Beijing. Federica Mogherini’s two-day visit comes as Beijing launches a diplomatic offensive to move Sino-European relations beyond trade and raise China’s international profile, buoyed by its success winning European participation in a new Asian bank. Trade is still at the core of the relationship, worth 467 billion euros ($519 billion) last year, but China’s bid to deepen cooperation on world affairs resonates with the EU as it seeks to forge a more unified foreign policy among its 28 member countries.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:33 pm

Burundi court clears president to run again, angers protesters

A protester holds a placard as they demonstrate against the ruling CNDD-FDD party's decision to allow Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in BujumburaBy Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday cleared the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to bid for a third term in office, angering protesters on the streets of the capital who are demanding he back down. Police fired shots in the air and tear gas to disperse a group of about 75 demonstrators approaching the U.S. embassy, an embassy statement said, noting that it had not asked for help. The opposition says Nkurunziza's plan to stand in a June election violates the constitution and a peace deal that ended a 1993-2005 war between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority. Civil society groups say a dozen people have been killed, while more than 30,000 have fled to neighboring states fearing more ethnic violence.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:32 pm

Top Asian News at 12:30 p.m. GMT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people. Nine of the victims recovered in the Langtang Valley since the April 25 earthquake and mudslide were foreign trekkers, said Gautam Rimal, the top government official in the Rasuwa district. Villagers say as many as 200 people could have been killed.

Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:32 pm

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Burundi court validates president’s controversial third term bid – Al Jazeera America


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Burundi court validates president's controversial third term bid
Al Jazeera America
Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term, but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional. The ruling came amid prolonged demonstrations …
Burundi government says ready to free detainees to help dialogueReuters
Burundi court clears president to run again, angers protestersThe Star Online

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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:56 pm

Dozens feared dead in new migrant tragedy: reports – CTV News


CTV News

Dozens feared dead in new migrant tragedy: reports
CTV News
CATANIA, Italy — Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy Tuesday to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent …
'Dozens die' as migrant boat sinks in MediterraneanBBC News
Forty migrants reported drowned in Mediterranean – Save the ChildrenThe Star Online

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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:50 pm

Student Detained in North Korea Says He ‘Wanted to Be Arrested’ – TIME


TIME

Student Detained in North Korea Says He 'Wanted to Be Arrested'
TIME
New York University student Won-moon Joo said in a new interview that getting arrested in North Korea was part of his plan to slip into the country and stage a “great event” that could lead to reconciliation between the North and the South. “I wanted to be …
South Korean NYU Student Held by North Says He Wanted to Make a PointNew York Times
US student held in North Korea tells CNN: 'I wanted to be arrested'CNN

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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:50 pm

Election 2015 live: Ed Miliband’s election promises are not ‘set in stone’ after all … – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Election 2015 live: Ed Miliband's election promises are not 'set in stone' after all
Telegraph.co.uk
… • Ed Miliband plots to be PM even if Labour not biggest party • George Osborne warns of 'deeply unstable' hung parliament • Nick Clegg begins Lands End to John O'Groats tour • SNP claims government without Scottish MPs 'illegitimate' • IDS: Voting Ukip …
Cameron and Miliband Seen Adding to Woes of Debut HomeseekersBloomberg
UK parties struggle to break election deadlockFinancial Times

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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:42 pm

Nepali police dig bodies from village and popular trekking route – Fox News


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Nepali police dig bodies from village and popular trekking route
Fox News
April 28, 2015: In this photo provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres, a lone house, center, is visible after a quake-triggered mudslide wiped out the village of Langtang, about 35 miles north of Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP). KATHMANDU, Nepal – Rescuers were …
Nine foreign trekkers among dead found at Nepal village buried by earthquakeTelegraph.co.uk
Toll from Nepal quake escalates to 7557Times of India
Nepal quake: Death toll exceeds 7000, airport closed to big jetsCBC.ca
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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:07 pm

Belfast murder: Who was ex-IRA man ‘Jock’ Davison? – BBC News


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Belfast murder: Who was ex-IRA man 'Jock' Davison?
BBC News
The man who was murdered at his home near Belfast city centre is reported to have been involved in a pub fight 10 years ago that would eventually lead to one of Northern Ireland's most high profile killings. Gerard 'Jock' Davison, a former senior IRA figure in …
Ex-IRA commander shot dead a decade after notorious pub civilian killingToronto Star
Former IRA leader Gerard 'Jock' Davison shot dead in south BelfastBelfast Telegraph

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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 12:06 pm

Barrel Bombs Kill More Than 3000 Civilians in Syria, Report Says – TIME


TIME

Barrel Bombs Kill More Than 3000 Civilians in Syria, Report Says
TIME
The Syrian army has dropped barrel bombs on schools, markets, hospitals and mosques throughout the northern city of Aleppo, killing more than 3,000 civilians since 2012, according to a new report. The Amnesty International report finds that barrel …
Report: Syrian government dropping barrel bombs on Aleppo civiliansCNN International

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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 11:53 am

France’s Le Pen family feud in quotes – BBC News


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France's Le Pen family feud in quotes
BBC News
Relations between Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder and honorary president of France's far-right National Front (FN), and his daughter, Marine, the party's president, have steadily deteriorated in the full media glare. BBC News looks at how their relationship has …
Front National family feud goes nuclear as Jean-Marie Le Pen disowns MarineThe Guardian
French far-right party founder urges daughter to change nameWashington Post
Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French National FrontDaily Mail
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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 11:47 am

Nepal Quake Death Toll Tops 7500 – Voice of America


Voice of America

Nepal Quake Death Toll Tops 7500
Voice of America
Aid deliveries continued Tuesday in Nepal, where some outlying areas remained difficult to reach more than a week after a massive earthquake shook the Himalayan nation. With crews digging through collapsed buildings and the remnants of landslides, the …

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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 11:22 am

Live: Nepal earthquake death toll touches 7365; 100 bodies found at a village – Firstpost


Firstpost

Live: Nepal earthquake death toll touches 7365; 100 bodies found at a village
Firstpost
Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said. The trekkers' …

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Posted on 5 May 2015 | 3:06 am