| Latest News, Videos and Live Video

Tuesday September 2nd 2014

Breaking World News Latest Real-Time Updates

Latest breaking world news updated in real-time by rss feeds, the first feed is from Reuters lower down the page are feeds from Yahoo and Google.

Reuters: World News

Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) – A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.’s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday.








Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:03 am

Pakistan PM chairs joint parliament session as crisis deepens

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.








Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:01 am

Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘undisguised aggression’ as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.








Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:58 am

Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in Sinai: security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) – An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.








Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:42 am

UK’s fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:33 am

Afghan turmoil threatens NATO’s ‘mission accomplished’ plans

BRUSSELS/KABUL (Reuters) – NATO will declare “mission accomplished” this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:25 am

South Korean military to press homicide charges over latest death

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s military said on Tuesday it will upgrade charges against four soldiers to homicide for the abuse of a fellow conscript that lead to his death in a case that shocked the country over violence in the military.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:56 am

Thai junta blocks rights meeting in Bangkok

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s ruling junta ordered that a rights talk at a journalists’ club in Bangkok be shut down on Tuesday, further stoking concerns over freedom of expression in the country since a military power grab in May.








Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:54 am

British parliament says rejects China’s call to halt Hong Kong inquiry

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament has rejected Chinese government calls to halt an inquiry into Britain’s relationship with Hong Kong, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday, as diplomatic tensions over the former UK colony worsened.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:51 am

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town – sources

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:44 am

Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island’s racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:00 am

Hong Kong pro-democracy group says support fizzles: Bloomberg

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that has threatened to blockade the financial district to protest against Beijing ruling out full democracy for the city said support for the group has dwindled, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.








Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:57 am

Malaysian law professor charged in crackdown on dissent

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian prosecutors charged a high-profile law professor with sedition on Tuesday for an opinion he voiced on a political crisis that occurred five years ago, extending a recent crackdown on dissent from opposition politicians to academia.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:55 am

Philippines Congress dismisses impeachment motions against Aquino

MANILA (Reuters) – Lawmakers allied with Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday threw out three impeachment motions in the House of Representatives, the first political challenge to the popular leader in four years.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:36 am

Australia’s Senate votes to repeal mining tax in win for Abbott

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s upper house Senate voted on Tuesday to scrap a tax on mining industry super profits, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott that has fueled accusations that he is in the pocket of global mining giants.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:05 am

British rights activist faces libel trial in Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A British rights activist went on trial in Bangkok on Tuesday accused of defaming a leading Thai fruit company in the first of a series of criminal and civil lawsuits filed against him by the firm.








Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:58 am

Poland’s Tusk may step down as early as September: spokeswoman

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s Donald Tusk may resign as prime minister as early as September to take up the job of European Council president, a government spokeswoman said on Tuesday.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:21 am

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa: FAO

ROME (Reuters) – The world’s worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:06 am

Swedish opposition lead narrows in poll ahead of September election

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s centre-left opposition parties’ lead over the governing coalition narrowed two weeks ahead of a national election, an opinion poll showed late on Monday.








Posted on 2 September 2014 | 6:52 am

Australia to step up formal partnership with NATO at summit

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia is set to step up its partnership with NATO, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, as the country pursues a bigger role in global crises from Iraq and Syria to Ukraine.


Posted on 2 September 2014 | 5:52 am

World News Headlines – Yahoo News

British ‘jihadist’ mum threatens to behead Christians: reports

A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with a “blunt knife”, British media reported. The reports identified the woman as Sally Jones, 45, from Kent in southeast England, and said she now goes by the name Sakinah Hussain, or Umm Hussain al-Britani. Security experts estimate that hundreds of Britons have gone to the Middle East to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group, the most brutal to emerge out of Syria’s bloody civil war and the most successful. The well-funded group controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq and has proved adept at using social media to boost its profile, attract recruits and terrify enemies with images of mass executions and battlefield victories.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 1:25 pm

UN warns food prices rising in Ebola-hit countries

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won’t be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:18 am

Relatives of missing Iraq soldiers storm Baghdad parliament

File picture shows a general view inside the parliament building in Baghdad as members attend their first session on July 1, 2014Baghdad (AFP) – Angry relatives of missing Iraqi security personnel stormed the parliament building in Baghdad on Tuesday, attacked MPs and began a sit-in in its main chamber, an official said.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:16 am

Ivory Coast approves match against Sierra Leone amid Ebola fears

The Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, which will host the Africa Cup of Nations match between the Ivory Coast and Sierra LeoneThe Ivory Coast government on Tuesday relented and agreed to let the national football team play an Africa Cup of Nations match against Sierra Leone that it had banned because of Ebola virus fears. Ivory Coast had been warned they could be excluded from the Nations Cup finals if they refused to play Sierra Leone, one of the countries worst hit by the incurable disease which has killed more than 1,500 people this year. The Ivory Coast Football Federation said that most of the players, including Yaya Toure of Manchester City, Salomon Kalou of Hertha Berlin and Gervinho of AS Roma had arrived in Abidjan on Monday to prepare for Sunday's game.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:15 am

Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO

Health care workers, wearing protective suits, work at the Elwa hospital in Monrovia on August 30, 2014An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region, UN the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. "There are now 31 deaths," Eugene Kambambi, the WHO's head of communication in DR Congo, told AFP, citing Congolese authorities and stressing that the epidemic "remains contained" in an area around 800 kilometres (500 miles) north of the capital Kinshasa. Health officials had previously given a death toll of 13 people from the lethal haemorrhagic fever since August 11 around the isolated town of Boende, surrounded by dense tropical forest in Equateur province. Kabambi was speaking by telephone from Mbandaka, the provincial capital, where he was accompanied by Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi and the WHO representative in DRC, Joseph Cabore.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:14 am

Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens

Anti-government protesters pull a rope to remove container barricade during the Revolution March in IslamabadBy Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif, who enjoys a solid majority in the chamber, convened a joint session of parliament as he seeks to reaffirm that he is fully in control more than two weeks after mass protests seeking to bring down his government erupted in the coup-prone nation. His office said parliament would be in session all week to allow all members of parliament to express their views. It is a rebellion against the state of Pakistan," Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar told parliament.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:14 am

Indian troops kill 3 rebels in Kashmir fighting

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian government forces killed three suspected rebels in a gunbattle Tuesday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, where many residents oppose India’s decades-long rule, officials said.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:13 am

Australia vs. South Africa Scores

Australian batsman Aaron Finch walks off the pitch after been dismissed during the cricket One Day International match against South Africa in Harare Zimbabwe Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Australia made 282-7 in 50 overs in a triangular series one-day international against South Africa on Tuesday.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:11 am

AP NewsAlert

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen officials tell AP that president dismisses Cabinet amid standoff with Shiite rebels.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:10 am

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 file photo, Palestinians stand on the rubble of houses destroyed in an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed off the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. By the end of the next day, 190 Palestinians were dead, according to a list of names compiled by two Gaza human rights groups. The suspected capture of the soldier turned out to be a false alarm and the Rafah operation is almost certain to be a focus of U.N. investigators and rights groups looking into possible war crimes because it highlights a key concern: The treatment of civilians. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:10 am

World – Google News

Google News

Ashya King: Case under ‘immediate review’ by CPS – BBC News


BBC News

Ashya King: Case under 'immediate review' by CPS
BBC News
A couple who removed their seriously ill son from a hospital in Southampton have had their case put under "immediate review", the Crown Prosecution Service has said. On Monday a High Court judge in Madrid ruled that Brett and Naghemeh King will remain …
CPS raises hope of U-turn over arrest of Ashya King's parentsThe Times (subscription)
Ashya King: Parents spend another night in Spanish custody as 100000 people The Independent
80000 sign petition to have sick son united with parentsTVNZ
The Courier -Telegraph.co.uk -Sky News
all 1,443 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:03 am

US forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia – Reuters


Reuters

US forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information …
US military attacks al-Shabab network in Somalia, says PentagonIndian Express
US Targets al-Shabaab Head as African Leaders Meet on TerrorBusinessweek
US Military Attacks al-Shabab in SomaliaBoston.com
Daily Mail -CNN
all 639 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:03 am

UK’s fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence – The Globe and Mail


Reuters UK

UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence
The Globe and Mail
A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede. The poll by YouGov showed the unionist lead had shrunk to 6 …
YouGov poll finds rapid shift in favour of Scottish independenceFinancial Times
Scottish independence yes vote closes gap to 6 points after surge in support for Daily Mail
Scottish independence: Accusations of intimidation and violence fly in from The Independent
NBCNews.com -Zee News -Bloomberg
all 464 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:55 am

Russia ‘to alter military strategy towards Nato’ – BBC News


BBC News

Russia 'to alter military strategy towards Nato'
BBC News
Russia is to alter its military strategy as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. Mikhail Popov, a Kremlin adviser, said that deteriorating relations with the US and Nato would be reflected in the updated …
Russia to Revise Military Doctrine in Response to NATONew York Times
Ukraine Warns of Escalation as Obama Set to Visit RegionBloomberg
Nato weighs rapid response force for eastern EuropeTimes of India
Telegraph.co.uk -Financial Times -CBS News
all 735 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:47 am

Ongoing unrest puts question mark on Lesotho PM’s return – Mail & Guardian Online


BBC News

Ongoing unrest puts question mark on Lesotho PM's return
Mail & Guardian Online
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has failed to return home as reports of escalated tensions in the country's capital continue. Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will most likely lose a vote of confidence on his return to the country. (AFP).
Lesotho 'needs a lasting solution'Independent Online
Lesotho PM heading home after 'coup'Jamaica Observer
Gunfire, power cuts rekindle tensions in LesothoNews24

all 429 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:47 am

North Korea parades American prisoners for US TV – Financial Times


Reuters

North Korea parades American prisoners for US TV
Financial Times
Kenneth Bae speaks on CNN. Bae is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against the state. North Korea has staged television interviews with three US citizens detained in the country in an apparent attempt to put pressure on Washington to resolve the …
Detained Americans in North Korea call for US helpIrish Times
Detained Americans call for helpIndependent Online
White House says no changes to N. Korea policyThe Hankyoreh

all 859 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:42 am

Military Setbacks Rattle Ukraine – Wall Street Journal


Toronto Sun

Military Setbacks Rattle Ukraine
Wall Street Journal
Ukraine is shifting the focus of its military operation from rooting out pro-Russia rebels in the east to warding off a broader incursion by Moscow, following major setbacks for Kiev's forces in fighting in recent days. Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey …
Ukraine: Russian Forces in Major Rebel CitiesABC News
EU decision on new sanctions for Russia by Friday: Italy's MogheriniReuters
Russia Says US, Europe Incite 'Party of War' in UkraineBusinessweek
CBC.ca -CTV News
all 1,166 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:41 am

How one-time cricket star Imran Khan could help bring down Pakistan’s … – Washington Post


Economic Times

How one-time cricket star Imran Khan could help bring down Pakistan's
Washington Post
Nearly every recent profile of Imran Khan invariably winds its way to the House of Khan. Above tracks of “winding, rutted roads,” as journalist commented, the estate extends more than 40 acres, hosting a bevy of lawns, a swimming pool and at least three …
State Department Issues Security Advisory for Americans in PakistanNBCNews.com
Nisar says sit-ins mutiny against state, parliamentDaily Times
Pakistan's Army Denies Involvement in Escalating Antigovernment ProtestsTIME
Times of India -Indian Express -The Hindu
all 2,485 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:31 am

A British Labor Activist’s Trial in Thailand Puts Free Speech in the Spotlight – TIME


BBC News

A British Labor Activist's Trial in Thailand Puts Free Speech in the Spotlight
TIME
THAILAND-BRITAIN-TRIAL-LABOUR-RIGHTS British migrant rights' activist Andy Hall answers reporters' questions as he arrives for a hearing at a court in Bangkok on Sept. 2, 2014. Christophe Archambault—AFP/Getty Images …
British migrant rights activist on trial in Thailandeuronews
British Labor Rights Activist on Trial in Thailand for DefamationVoice of America
British activist goes on trial in Thailand for defamationChannel News Asia
Deutsche Welle -The Ecologist -Washington Post
all 92 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 10:26 am

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town – sources – Reuters


CHANNELS

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town – sources
Reuters
MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday. The Islamists …
UPDATE 1-Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town Reuters Africa
Boko Haram 'seize' Bama town in BornoBusinessDay
Many Killed As Troops, Boko Haram Fight in BamaAllAfrica.com
DailyPost Nigeria -The Streetjournal
all 193 news articles »

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:45 am