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Israeli air strike in Gaza wounds 12: medical officials

GAZA (Reuters) – Israel launched an air strike on Wednesday in the Gaza Strip, wounding 12 civilians including children and apparently missing its target, medical officials in the Hamas-ruled territory and Israeli reports said.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:37 pm

Ukraine’s leaders say have U.S. backing to take on ‘aggressors’

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government relaunched a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups after an Easter pause on Wednesday and said it had the backing of the United States.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:37 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan offers condolences for 1915 Armenia killings

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences on Wednesday to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:31 pm

Colombia’s Santos reinstates Bogota mayor after court ruling

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday signed a decree to restore Gustavo Petro as mayor of Bogota, just weeks after a judicial authority dismissed him for mismanagement of waste collection.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:31 pm

First candidate for Syria’s presidential election steps forward

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Syrian lawmaker has nominated himself for president, state media said on Wednesday, the first candidate in an election likely to cement President Bashar al-Assad’s rule over a country devastated by civil war.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:10 pm

Obama seeks to ease Asian allies’ doubts during visit to Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Tokyo and other Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that Washington’s real aim is to contain Beijing’s rise.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:03 pm

Chile president launches long-awaited electoral reform bill

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean president Michelle Bachelet sent Congress a bill on Wednesday to reform an electoral system inherited from the country’s 17-year military dictatorship, making good on a key campaign promise.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:51 pm

At least 50 killed in Congo train crash: sources

KINSHASA (Reuters) – More than 50 people were killed in a train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province, a provincial minister said on Wednesday.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:14 pm

Spooked by immigration, disgruntled UK voters turn to anti-EU party

GRIMSBY, England (Reuters) – Like many in the once thriving fishing town of Grimsby, Dave thinks an influx of east European migrants has made it harder to find work and he plans to register his anxiety by voting in an election for the first time in 18 years.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:14 pm

Hamas, Abbas’s PLO announce reconciliation agreement

GAZA (Reuters) – The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:03 pm

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian policeman and a militant were killed when security forces raided a hideout used by radical Islamists near Alexandria on Wednesday, and a senior officer was killed near Cairo when a bomb blew up his car, the Interior Ministry said.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:47 pm

Mine injures peacekeeper as diplomats visit Mali’s Kidal

BAMAKO (Reuters) – A mine exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Wednesday, seriously injuring a United Nations peacekeeper but not affecting a delegation of visiting diplomats, a U.N. spokesman said.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:30 pm

Slovenian government vulnerable to leadership challenge

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenia’s coalition government, which averted an international bailout last year, could collapse on Friday if Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek loses the leadership of her party, Positive Slovenia.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:30 pm

European human rights body says concerned about abuses in Azerbaijan

TBILISI (Reuters) – Human rights are deteriorating in Azerbaijan, a European watchdog said on Wednesday, calling on the authorities to uphold regional standards and expressing concerns over what it says is a “worrying pattern” of abuse.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:23 pm

China won’t swallow ‘bitter pill’ of ceding sovereign rights: military official

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) – China will not “swallow the bitter pill” of ceding its sovereign rights to others, a senior military official told foreign naval leaders on Wednesday, as the country takes an increasingly assertive approach to guarding its maritime territory.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:17 pm

China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister

BEIJING (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer said on Wednesday that police had prevented him from attending a meeting with the visiting deputy chancellor of Germany, in the latest example of curbs on government critics in China.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:08 pm

Hong Kong and Philippines settle spat over 2010 bus siege deaths

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong scrapped travel sanctions against the Philippines on Wednesday after Manila issued an apology and offered greater compensation for the deaths of eight tourists during a hostage-taking and siege four years ago.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 12:59 pm

Kosovo parliament votes for a new war crimes court

PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo’s parliament approved on Wednesday an EU-backed special court to try ethnic Albanian ex-guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from Serbs captured in the 1998-99 Kosovo war.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 12:49 pm

Hole in Afghan budget stirs unease as West starts packing bags

KABUL (Reuters) – A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants’ salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan awaits a new leader and foreign troops prepare to go home.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 12:45 pm

Lebanese MPs fail to pick new president in first vote

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese parliamentarians failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting on Wednesday, with leading candidate Samir Geagea falling well short of the required two-thirds majority.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 12:17 pm

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East Ukraine militants say detained U.S. reporter ‘not hostage but guest’

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News. The self-declared separatist mayor of Slaviansk told reporters the journalist, Simon Ostrovsky, had been detained for reporting what he said was false information that was “destabilizing for us” but that he was being treated well. He is with us, he is feeling well and in a clean place,” Vyacheslav Ponomaryov said.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:49 pm

Israel cancels negotiations session with Palestinians after unity deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Wednesday canceled a planned session of peace negotiations with the Palestinians shortly after a unity deal was signed in Gaza between Hamas Islamists and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestine Liberation Organisation. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said: “Israel has canceled a negotiations meeting that was expected to be held this evening,” without providing further detail. (Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:46 pm

Hamas, Abbas’s PLO announce reconciliation agreement

Senior Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmed, head of the Hamas government Ismail Haniyeh and senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq hold their hands after announcing a reconciliation agreement in Gaza CityThe Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference. The move envisions forming a unity government within five weeks and holding national elections six months after a vote of confidence by the Palestinian parliament. Palestinians have long hoped for a healing of the political rift between the PLO and militant Hamas, which won a Palestinian election in 2006 and seized control of the Gaza Strip from forces loyal to Western-backed Abbas in 2007. "This is the good news we tell our people: the era of division is over," Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh told Palestinian reporters to loud applause.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:46 pm

Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, standing centre, opens a session in Kosovo's parliament in the capital Pristina on Wednesday April 23, 2014. Kosovo's parliament voted Wednesday on a law that will enable the creation of a special war crimes tribunal staffed by international judges and prosecutors that will try alleged crimes committed by former ethnic Albanian rebels during Kosovo's 1998-99 war for independence from Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo cleared the way Wednesday for the creation of a European Union-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the country's 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:45 pm

Saudi prince says Gulf states must balance threat from Iran

Prince Turki al-Faisal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, speaks at the closing forum of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI) during the final day of the event in New YorkA senior member of Saudi Arabia's royal family said on Wednesday that Gulf states should work on acquiring nuclear know-how to balance any threat from Iran. Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former intelligence chief, also told a security conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, that the Gulf states should be prepared for any possible outcome from Iran's nuclear talks with world powers. "We do not hold any hostility to Iran and do not wish any harm to it or to its people, who are Muslim neighbors," he said in a speech. "But preserving our regional security requires that we, as a Gulf grouping, work to create a real balance of forces with it, including in nuclear know-how, and to be ready for any possibility in relation to the Iranian nuclear file.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:41 pm

Bahrain moves to deport Shiite cleric

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain’s Interior Ministry says the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric in a move that could exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:39 pm

Shakespeare’s Globe taking ‘Hamlet’ to 200 nations

LONDON (AP) — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain’s best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:39 pm

Pakistan’s army wants TV news channel shut down

Pakistani journalists protest for their colleague Hamid Mir, who was shot and injured by gunmen in Karachi on Saturday, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Karachi, Pakistan. Police in Pakistan said gunmen shot the famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country. Police say Hamid Mir, a host on the private television broadcaster Geo, was wounded in the attack Saturday, April 19, 2014, near Karachi's airport. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:38 pm

Mourners flock to funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy hero

Flowers are placed next to a portrait of Myanmar democracy activist Win Tin during his funeral ceremony in Yangon, on April 23, 2014Thousands of mourners Wednesday attended the funeral of Win Tin, a giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom. Activists, political figures — including Aung San Suu Kyi — and ordinary citizens crowded a cemetery on the outskirts of Yangon, filing past the coffin for a last glimpse of the co-founder of Myanmar's opposition party. Many wore blue — the colour of a prison uniform — in tribute to Win Tin, who was Myanmar's longest-serving political detainee under the former junta and who continued to wear a blue shirt after his release in 2008. Several thousand people followed a car bearing the coffin to the grave site where Win Tin, who died in hospital in the city early Monday at the age of 84, was laid to rest.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:38 pm

Israeli air strike in Gaza wounds 12: medical officials

Israel launched an air strike on Wednesday in the Gaza Strip, wounding 12 civilians including children and apparently missing its target, medical officials in the Hamas-ruled territory and Israeli reports said. The Israeli military said it had carried out a “counter-terrorism operation” in the northern Gaza Strip. The strike was launched just after the Hamas Islamist group and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestine Liberation Organization announced a unity agreement in Gaza City and two days after Gaza militants launched rockets at Israel, causing no injury.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:37 pm

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hunt set to go deeper as "materials washed ashore … – CBS News


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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hunt set to go deeper as "materials washed ashore
CBS News
As officials leading the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet prepared to focus their efforts deeper into the Indian Ocean, it emerged Wednesday that possible debris from an airplane had been spotted on the southwest Australian coast — 1,000 miles from …
Clue or Trash? Metal Washes Onto Australia ShoreNBCNews.com
MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found on Western Australian coastCNN
Malaysia Airlines MH370 search team investigate washed-up objectsTelegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:37 pm

Mattresses Beat Banks Amid Ukraine Sanctions Bets: Russia Credit – Bloomberg


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Mattresses Beat Banks Amid Ukraine Sanctions Bets: Russia Credit
Bloomberg
Vladimir Putin, Russia's president. Customer trust in banks is being eroded as President Putin annexed Crimea and amassed troops on the border with Ukraine, triggering sanctions by the U.S. and the European Union that they say will be expanded unless …
Ukraine: Pro-Russian militants to be targeted in renewed security operationCNN
Kiev orders military moves in eastern Ukraine; Russians threatens retaliationWashington Post
Pro-Kiev activists drowned out by separatists in Ukraine's eastHindustan Times
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:32 pm

China denies US-Japan alliance’s Diaoyu Islands bearing – Xinhua


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China denies US-Japan alliance's Diaoyu Islands bearing
Xinhua
BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) — The US-Japan alliance, a bilateral arrangement made in the Cold War, should not undermine China's territorial sovereignty and legitimate rights, a Chinese spokesman said on Wednesday. The comment came after U.S. President …
Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to JapanCNN
China Challenges Obama's Asia Pivot With Rapid Military BuildupBloomberg
Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine visitCBC.ca
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:24 pm

Palestinian Factions Announce Deal on Unity Government – New York Times


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Palestinian Factions Announce Deal on Unity Government
New York Times
Senior leaders from Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, and rival Fatah party, met during unity talks in Gaza on Wednesday. Credit Ahmed Shaat/Gaza Prime Minister Office, via Reuters Video …
Hamas and Fatah Sign Palestinian Unity DealTIME
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US: New Palestinian government must recognize Israel, renounce violenceHaaretz
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:23 pm

South Korea Ferry Probe: Cargo Was Three Times Recommended Maximum – Wall Street Journal


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South Korea Ferry Probe: Cargo Was Three Times Recommended Maximum
Wall Street Journal
Divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo on Wednesday. Associated Press. SEOUL—Prosecutors expanded their investigation into the owner of the sunken South Korean …
Hopes Fade for Families in Ferry DisasterNew York Times
Broken Fingers Reveal South Korea Ferry Victims' Escape BidsNBCNews.com
Hope fades in South Korea ferry searchCNN
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:19 pm

UN should have done more to prevent South Sudan massacre: Uganda – Reuters Africa


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UN should have done more to prevent South Sudan massacre: Uganda
Reuters Africa
By Elias Biryabarema. KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda's army, backing its neighbour South Sudan against a four-month-old rebellion, said on Wednesday U.N. peacekeepers should have done more to stop insurgents slaughtering hundreds of civilians there …
An 'abomination': Slaughter in the mosques and churches of Bentiu, South SudanWashington Post
Battles Rage in Three South Sudan StatesWall Street Journal
Rights group raises red flag over S Sudan killingsThe Star
Sudan Tribune
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:15 pm

US Military Exercises to Begin in Eastern Europe – New York Times


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US Military Exercises to Begin in Eastern Europe
New York Times
Members of the U.S. Army attend a welcome ceremony on Wednesday at a Polish air force base in Swidwin. Credit Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story Share This …
Why is Canada sending fighter jets to Poland?The Globe and Mail
US to Move Troops Near RussiaWall Street Journal
US sends troops near Russia as Ukraine tensions buildMarketWatch
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:55 pm

Brazil Passes Bill on Internet Privacy – TIME


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Brazil Passes Bill on Internet Privacy
TIME
(SAO PAULO) — Brazil's Congress passed a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web on the eve of a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance that's expected to draw representatives from some 80 …
Congress Approves New Internet LawFolha.com
Battle For Control Of Net Kicks Off In BrazilSky News

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:54 pm

Kim Jong Un’s childhood photos revealed – USA TODAY


Kim Jong Un's childhood photos revealed
USA TODAY
North Korea's state-run television broadcasts still photos of Kim Jong Un's childhood for the first time. Video provided by Reuters. Loading… Post to Facebook. Kim Jong Un's childhood photos revealed on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1ifplLQ. Incorrect …

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:46 pm

Russia Vows Response If ‘Interests’ Attacked in Ukraine – NBCNews.com


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Russia Vows Response If 'Interests' Attacked in Ukraine
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An elderly woman walks in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding American journalist Simon Ostrovsky, saying he was suspected of …
Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captiveBoston Globe
Fears For 'Kidnapped' US Reporter In UkraineSky News
FM vows response if Russians attacked in UkraineKVVU Las Vegas
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:46 pm