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Modi takes tea, but no questions, in first press event as PM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took tea, but no questions, on Saturday at his first staged meeting with the Indian press since coming to power five months ago, underscoring the delicate relationship he has with the fourth estate.








Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:28 am

Head of UK’s Labour party in Scotland quits

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of Britain’s opposition Labour party in Scotland has quit, unsettling the party in one of its heartlands ahead of national elections in May next year.


Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:23 am

South Koreans trying to launch anti-North leaflets clash with border residents

PAJU South Korea (Reuters) – A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten peace between the Koreas.








Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:47 am

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday’s election runoff in Brazil’s closest race in decades.


Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:21 am

Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world’s biggest coal producing country.








Posted on 25 October 2014 | 4:16 am

China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli ordered a temporary shutdown of factories to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing next month, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday.


Posted on 25 October 2014 | 3:55 am

China’s top graft-buster says fight will never end

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s fight against deeply engrained corruption will never end, the country’s top official in charge of tackling graft said ahead of a key meeting to root out corruption in the world’s second-largest economy.








Posted on 25 October 2014 | 3:48 am

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) – Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.


Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:23 am

‘Highway of Heroes’ bears slain Canadian soldier home

HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) – The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead while guarding the country’s war memorial in Ottawa returned to his hometown on Friday, after thousands of his countrymen paid tribute along the nation’s “Highway of Heroes.”








Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:11 am

At least four dead in escape bid at Dominican Republic jail

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – At least four prisoners were killed and nine others wounded, including two guards, after an attempted mass escape at a prison in the southern Dominican Republic, officials said on Friday.


Posted on 25 October 2014 | 12:30 am

U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 11:22 pm

Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai kill 33 security personnel

ISMAILIA (Reuters) – Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 11:18 pm

Residents scrub hate messages off Canadian mosque

COLD LAKE Alberta (Reuters) – Residents of the small Canadian city of Cold Lake gathered on Friday to scrub away hate messages that had been scrawled in paint on the walls of a mosque and replace them with posters reading “Love your neighbour” and “You are home.”


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:07 pm

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:03 pm

Drone strike kills three al Qaeda-linked militants: tribal sources

SANAA (Reuters) – A U.S. drone strike killed three suspected members of the al Qaeda-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shi’ite Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 9:26 pm

Exclusive: Canada’s financial intelligence agency gets ‘useful’ data after attacks

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s financial intelligence agency asked institutions to quickly report suspicious transactions in the wake of two deadly attacks this week and has received data “useful to our intelligence efforts,” a spokesman said on Friday.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 9:02 pm

Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) – A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey’s president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents.


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:52 pm

At least four dead in escape bid at model Dominican Republic jail

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – At least four prisoners were killed and several others wounded by gunfire after an attempted mass escape at a prison in the southern Dominican Republic, officials said on Friday.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:40 pm

Lebanon army clashes with gunmen, kills two in Tripoli: sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s army clashed with Sunni Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least two of the militants, security sources said.


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:34 pm

U.S. general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warhead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has taken that step.


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:16 pm

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Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

A woman walk past electoral campaign posters for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Tunisians will flock to the polls on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, to elect representatives for a four year parliament in one of the final steps for the country's transition to democracy after overthrowing its leader more than three years ago. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:34 am

Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit Rohingya advocacy group Arakan Project, said an average of 900 people per day have been piling into cargo ships parked off Rakhine state since Oct. 15.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:33 am

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

In this Thursday, July 3, 2014 photo, an elite unit of women Kurdish Peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Among the Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani against the IS are thousands of women. In April, Kurdish fighters created all-female combat units that have grown to include more than 10,000 women who played a major role in battles against IS, said Nasser Haj Mansour, a defense official in Syria's Kurdish region.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:32 am

Modi takes tea, but no questions, in first press event as PM

India's PM Modi gives a speech at his lecture meeting hosted by Nikkei Inc. and JETRO in TokyoNEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took tea, but no questions, on Saturday at his first staged meeting with the Indian press since coming to power five months ago, underscoring the delicate relationship he has with the fourth estate. Modi said he wanted to strengthen ties with journalists and thanked them for reporting on a 'Clean India' campaign he launched recently by taking a broom to a rubbish-strewn street in New Delhi. "The prime minister cannot pick up the broom alone," Modi told invited journalists in New Delhi. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:28 am

England beats Samoa 32-26 in Four Nations opener

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Sam Tomkins’ 70th minute try helped England hold on against underdogs Samoa 32-26 in the opening match of rugby league’s Four Nations tournament on Saturday.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:22 am

Two dead in US school shooting after online warnings

A student embraces a family member after being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the aftermath of a shooting on the high school's campus on October 24, 2014 in Marysville, WashingtonA US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life. Terrified classmates dived for cover as the gunman, identified by media reports and fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg, launched his attack in a school in the northwestern state of Washington. We want to make sure we do this right and have all of the right answers," local police spokesman Robb Lamoureux told a press conference late Friday. As with previous such shootings, the episode revived debate on gun control, even though the gun involved was legally acquired.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:16 am

Afghan president visits Saudi Arabia

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday made his first overseas trip since taking office, fulfilling an election promise to undertake a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:13 am

Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit Rohingya advocacy group Arakan Project, said an average of 900 people per day have been piling into cargo ships parked off Rakhine state since Oct. 15.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:03 am

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:02 am

Marquez grabs pole for Malaysian MotoGP

Repsol Honda Team rider Marc Marquez of Spain takes a break during the qualifying session of the Malaysian MotoGP, at Sepang International Circuit, on October 25, 2014Recently crowned world champion Marc Marquez will start on pole position for Sunday's Malaysian MotoGP, surpassing the record for the most poles in a single season. The Spanish Repsol Honda rider clocked a record lap time of one minute 59.791 seconds in Saturday qualifying at Sepang, 0.182 seconds ahead of his team-mate and compatriot Dani Pedrosa. It was Marquez's 13th pole of the year, breaking the previous record of 12 front-row starts in a season jointly held by Australians Mick Doohan and Casey Stoner. In third place was Yamaha's two-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo in 2 minutes 0.203, while Germany's Stefan Bradl and Italy's Andrea Dovizioso qualified fourth and fifth respectively.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:56 am

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America is trying to break up the world in a new Cold War, says Putin – Telegraph.co.uk


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America is trying to break up the world in a new Cold War, says Putin
Telegraph.co.uk
Vladimir Putin issued a stinging verbal attack on the United States on Friday, accusing Washington of attempting to “break up the world” and establish a global dictatorship. Speaking to a group of foreign affairs experts in Sochi, the president said the US had …
Putin lashes out at US as warmonger that has 'deformed' world orderLos Angeles Times
Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses United States of damaging world orderDaily News & Analysis
Putin blames U.S. for destabilizing world orderPhilly.com
ITAR-TASS -Business Standard -RT
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:44 am

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS – seattlepi.com


seattlepi.com

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
seattlepi.com
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. The 28-year-old …
Between Kobani and Turkey: How an unarmed Kurdish brigade guards a restive RT
Turkish leader cites offer for Syria rebels to aid KobaniBoston Globe
Iraqi Kurds sending reinforcements to KobaniAl-Bawaba
Washington Post -Sydney Morning Herald -New York Times
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:37 am

UN chief slams deadly terrorist attack in Egypt – Xinhua


AsiaOne

UN chief slams deadly terrorist attack in Egypt
Xinhua
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that left at least 30 people dead at a local military checkpoint. "The secretary-general extends his deep …
Iran accuses Israel of benefiting from strife in Egypt, following attacks in jihadist Jerusalem Post
Egypt declares state of emergency following violenceeuronews
Egypt declares emergency in northern SinaiThe Daily Star
The News International -Ahram Online -Philly.com
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:36 am

Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist – CNN


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Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist
CNN
(CNN) — An Iranian woman convicted of murder — in a killing human rights groups called self-defense against her rapist — was hanged to death Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the 2007 killing of …
Iranian woman hanged for killing 'man who tried to rape her' after a final reunion Daily Mail
Iran hangs Reyhaneh Jabbari despite campaignBBC News
Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaignThe News International
The Independent
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:28 am

Israel Kills US Minor During West Bank Clashes: State Department – NBCNews.com


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Israel Kills US Minor During West Bank Clashes: State Department
NBCNews.com
JERUSALEM — Israeli forces killed an American minor during West Bank clashes on Friday, U.S. officials confirmed. "The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces …
Israeli soldiers fatally shoot Palestinian teenager in West BankLos Angeles Times
In the WorldPhilly.com
Family of New Orleans boy killed by Israeli troops: 'The kid hadn't begun to know The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:26 am

Washington school gunman was homecoming prince – seattlepi.com


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Washington school gunman was homecoming prince
seattlepi.com
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago. He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: "It breaks me.
Homecoming Prince Identified as High School Shooting SuspectABC News
From homecoming prince to school killerWBAL Baltimore

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:59 am

Brazilian president denies awareness of alleged corruption scandal – Xinhua


Business Recorder

Brazilian president denies awareness of alleged corruption scandal
Xinhua
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that she did not know about an alleged party corruption scheme linked to oil giant Petrobras. Earlier this week, Veja news magazine carried a report accusing Rousseff and …
Brazil elections: Last-ditch push in 'Mini-Brazil' stateBBC News
The heat is on: Brazil poll rivals clash in debateIndependent Online
Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruptionReuters
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:45 am

Did one man’s attack on Parliament really change Canada ‘forever’? – National Post


National Post

Did one man's attack on Parliament really change Canada 'forever'?
National Post
'Our world has changed forever today and we don't even know yet how much,” Canadian Senator Fabian Manning declared on Wednesday, after a shootout in the heart of Canada's Parliament buildings, which ended with the death of rampaging gunman …
After the attackWinnipeg Free Press
St. Albert Muslims react to Ottawa violenceSt. Albert Gazette
Ottawa shooting: The face-to-face encounter that ended the attack on ParliamentCBC.ca
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 6:36 am

Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet – Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet
Sydney Morning Herald
Queen Elizabeth II doffed a glove, raised a finger and posted her first ever tweet, complete with a tag and sign-off. The digital royal wave was sent from the verified @BritishMonarchy account during the opening of the Information Age exhibit at London's …
Queen Elizabeth sends first royal tweetKhaleej Times
Queen Sends Her First Tweet, Signed 'Elizabeth R'ABC News
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 2:43 am

Ebola crisis: ‘Many exposed’ to infected Mali girl – BBC News


BBC News

Ebola crisis: 'Many exposed' to infected Mali girl
BBC News
The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl. The World Health Organisation said the toddler had travelled hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms of the disease.
Girl, two,who was first confirmed case of Ebola in Mali dies as outbreak fears Daily Mail
Ebola Spreads to Mali as WHO Races to Contain OutbreakBusinessweek
Bioethicist: Hotels, Not Quarantines, for Ebola HeroesNBCNews.com
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:20 am