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Islamic State campaign tests Obama’s commitment to Mideast allies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. 


Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:02 am

Bangladesh top court commutes Islamist leader’s death sentence

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment a death sentence for a top Islamist leader convicted of war crimes during the country’s war of liberation in 1971.








Posted on 17 September 2014 | 8:48 am

Xi sees factory China and back office India as global engine

AHMEDABAD India (Reuters) – A combination the “world’s factory” and the “world’s back office” will drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said ahead of a rare visit to India on Wednesday, playing down mistrust that has kept the Asian giants apart.


Posted on 17 September 2014 | 8:37 am

No damage reported as 7.1 quake strikes northwest of Guam

(Reuters) – A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the Pacific island Guam on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of serious damage.








Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:44 am

Nearly 50 dead in Syria air strikes on central province: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.








Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:32 am

Exclusive: South Korea’s Park says door open for talks with North

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly.


Posted on 17 September 2014 | 5:58 am

Ignored and fed up, UK regions call for Scottish-style devolution

CAERNARFON/YORK (Reuters) – Scotland’s chance to vote for independence has lit hopes in other regions of Britain that a reworking of political ties might boost their chances of self-rule too.








Posted on 17 September 2014 | 5:52 am

Fijians head to polls for first post-coup general election

SUVA (Reuters) – Voters in Fiji headed to the polls on Wednesday for the first time in eight years, following a decision by the South Pacific island nation’s military junta that the time was right for a transition back to democratic rule.


Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:58 am

‘Forced labor’ rife in Malaysian electronics factories: report

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Nearly a third of some 350,000 workers in Malaysia’s electronics industry – a crucial link in the international consumer supply chain – suffer from conditions of modern-day slavery such as debt bondage, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.








Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:30 am

Chinese envoy says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China’s ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.


Posted on 17 September 2014 | 3:55 am

Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage

TOKYO (Reuters) – An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage.








Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:54 am

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.








Posted on 17 September 2014 | 1:22 am

Brazil’s Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil’s presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday.


Posted on 17 September 2014 | 12:10 am

Brazil poll shows Silva ahead of Rousseff for October election

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Opposition candidate Marina Silva has increased her lead slightly over President Dilma Rousseff in an expected second-round runoff to Brazil’s election next month, a new poll showed on Tuesday.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:47 pm

Exclusive: South Korea’s Park says door open for talks with North

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:36 pm

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:28 pm

Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:14 pm

U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq’s ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:00 pm

Nine killed, 30 wounded in new clashes in Libya’s Benghazi: medic

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general’s forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 9:38 pm

Saudi court sentences two to death, jails 13 over attack

DOHA (Reuters) – A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced two men to death and 13 others to long prison terms after they were accused of killing a policeman and three civilians and forming an al Qaeda cell in prison, the kingdom’s state news agency (SPA) said on Tuesday.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 9:17 pm

World News Headlines – Yahoo News

Shelling in eastern Ukraine, at least 1 dead

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A building has been hit by rocket fire in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, killing at least one person and adding to the growing number of civilian casualties in the region despite a nearly two-week-old cease-fire.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:12 am

London’s FTSE climbs at open

The FTSE 100 index rose 0.12 percent to 6,800.65 points in early tradeLondon (AFP) – London shares edged higher at the start of trading on Wednesday as uncertainty lingers over whether Scotland will vote to split from the United Kingdom.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:10 am

British unemployment rate slides to 6.2%

British unemployment fell to 6.2 percent in July -- its lowest level since late 2008London (AFP) – Britain's unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in the quarter to the end of July, hitting another five-year low point, official data showed on Wednesday.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:10 am

Valverde signs new 3-year contract with Movistar

Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde finishes third at the 20th stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling, a 185.7-kilometer (115-mile) ride between Santo Estevo De Ribas De Sil and Puerto De Ancares, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Alberto Contador won the 20th stage of the Spanish Vuelta Saturday and consolidated his leadership. The 21-stage race ends tomorrow, Sept. 14, in Santiago de Compostela. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)MADRID (AP) — Alejandro Valverde has agreed to a new contract with Movistar that will keep the Spanish rider on the team for the next three years.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:08 am

Scotland campaigns race for votes on referendum eve

Pro-independence campaigners pose wearing traditional Highland dress in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 16, 2014Edinburgh (AFP) – Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled to win over voters on Wednesday on the final day of campaigning as fresh opinion polls suggested a very slight majority for the "No".

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:07 am

China police formally arrest Chan son in drug case

BEIJING (AP) — Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:05 am

Islamic State campaign tests Obama’s commitment to Mideast allies

U.S. President Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in WashingtonBy Jason Szep WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-17 military transport plane, he cradled his head in his palm, put his feet on a desk and shut his eyes. …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:02 am

Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and eight years of autocratic rule. But democracy may not have much of a new look to it. Military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama, who has ruled this sunny South Pacific nation since he seized control in a 2006 coup, is the front-runner. He’s popular in Fiji thanks in part to his focus on social programs, increased infrastructure spending and a crackdown on the media.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:02 am

Chinese minority scholar on trial for separatism

In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. Tohti was set to go on trial on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)URUMQI, China (AP) — A high-profile Muslim Uighur scholar and government critic denied allegations that he engaged in separatism as he went on trial Wednesday in China's far western region of Xinjiang, where authorities say terrorists are seeking an independent state.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:00 am

Bank of England remains split on rates

LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain divided on whether to raise interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting in favor of keeping the main rate at a record low 0.5 percent.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:00 am

World – Google News

Google News

Fiji coup leader Frank Bainimarama awaits poll outcome – BBC News


BBC News

Fiji coup leader Frank Bainimarama awaits poll outcome
BBC News
Voting has ended in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006. Some 590,000 registered voters cast ballots for a 50-seat parliament, choosing from about 250 candidates. The party of Mr Bainimarama, …
Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji electionWashington Post
Fiji election: Vote counting underway after peaceful day of pollingABC Online
Fijians vote after 8 years of military rule, but questions remain about regime leaderFox News
Reuters -The Australian (blog)
all 326 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:16 am

Forensic science solves mystery of Richard III’s death – CBS News


CBS News

Forensic science solves mystery of Richard III's death
CBS News
More than 500 years after Richard III became the last king of England to die in battle, researchers using modern forensic science have figured out which injuries likely caused his death. Scientists used whole body CT scans and micro-CT imaging of injured …
Bone scans show richard iii woundsDaily Mail
Richard III killed by blows to the headIndependent Online
Blow-by-blow account of Richard III's final momentsNatural History Museum
New Zealand Herald -The Conversation UK -Metro
all 148 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:06 am

Islamic State campaign tests Obama’s commitment to Mideast allies – Reuters


Reuters

Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.. After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-17 military …
Obama to Get Briefing on Military Plan against Islamic StateVoice of America
Slick new video by militant Islamic State group warns US against Iraq deploymentFox News
Islamic State's response to Obama: 'Fighting has just begun: Coming soon'Washington Post
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -ABC News -Haaretz
all 1,822 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:04 am

Scottish independence campaign – as it happened September 16 – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Scottish independence campaign – as it happened September 16
Telegraph.co.uk
… • Conservative MP claims Scottish devolution not guaranteed • Scotland would get Euro not the pound, Spain warns • David Cameron will face bloodbath over unfair cash for Scotland • EDF energy warn of risks of Scottish independence • Danny Alexander …
What Scotland independence crusader Alex Salmond learned from QuebecCBC.ca
Yes vote would be 'tragedy' for Scotland, says No leaderIrish Times
Scotland referendum: Last day of campaigningBBC News
Businessweek -gulfnews.com -Financial Times
all 4,315 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:03 am

Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next – The Seattle Times


Reuters

Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next
The Seattle Times
Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola …
UN Chief: 'Ebola Has Gone Beyond Health Issues'TIME
Obama: Global Security Threat from EbolaNews Channel Daily
Ebola outbreak: Why the US is taking the leadCBC.ca
Washington Times
all 2,649 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 8:15 am

Two Pakistani Politicians Got Kicked Off a Plane by Furious Passengers – TIME


IBNLive

Two Pakistani Politicians Got Kicked Off a Plane by Furious Passengers
TIME
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Karachi to Islamabad took off without two of its most high-profile ticket holders — a former Interior Minister and an MP from the ruling party — after an incensed group of passengers forced them to disembark.
Pak politicians ejected out of plane for causing delayHindustan Times
Rehman Malik urges PTI and PAT to resume dialogue with governmentThe Nation
Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off planeThe Independent
NDTV -The News International -The Express Tribune
all 151 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 8:02 am

Xi sees factory China and back office India as global engine – Reuters


Reuters

Xi sees factory China and back office India as global engine
Reuters
AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) – A combination of the "world's factory" and the "world's back office" will drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said ahead of a rare visit to India on Wednesday, playing down mistrust that has kept the Asian …
Xi calls for building Asian century of prosperity, renewalXinhua
Xi visit to India could set new paradigm in bilateral tiesHindustan Times
'Factory' China, 'back office' India to push growth:JinpingMoneycontrol.com
Firstpost -Zee News -IBNLive
all 1,257 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:59 am

For top universities, students come second – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

For top universities, students come second
Telegraph.co.uk
It's the start of the academic year, and up and down the country, the motorways will be full of family hatchbacks, transporting teenagers to university for the first time. Cheap saucepans will be unpacked, duvets will be unfurled and students will drag themselves …
This IIT is Ahead of its Peers, Says Global SurveyNDTV
No Indian university on top 200 listThe Hindu
IIT-B No.1 institute in India but not among world's top 200Times of India
Ottawa Citizen -Detroit Free Press -gulfnews.com
all 209 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 5:02 am

World hunger falls but 805 million still chronically undernourished – Jamaica Gleaner


Voice of America

World hunger falls but 805 million still chronically undernourished
Jamaica Gleaner
While the number of hungry people globally has declined by more than 100 million over the last 10 years – and by more than 200 million since 1990-92 – about 805 million across the world still suffer from hunger. This was revealed in the most recent report …
Hunger falls, undernourishment unacceptably high: UN reportThe Nation
World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished: food agenciesReuters
The Good – and the Bad – News on World HungerInter Press Service

all 169 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:56 am

French new cabinet wins confidence vote, no absolute mjority – Xinhua


The Guardian

French new cabinet wins confidence vote, no absolute mjority
Xinhua
PARIS, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — France's reshuffled government headed by Prime Minister Manuel valls on Tuesday won the confidence vote of the National Assembly, but lost a large majority of 289 seats needed to pass sensitive reforms. The new cabinet was …
French President François Hollande Wins Confidence Vote in ParliamentWall Street Journal
Hollande's Narrow Confidence Win Flags Looming Budget BattleBloomberg
French Government Survives Confidence VoteVoice of America
euronews -Zee News
all 318 news articles »

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 1:17 am