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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

Drone strike in Yemen believed to be on al Qaeda positions

SANAA (Reuters) – A U.S. drone on Friday struck positions believed to belong to Sunni Muslim al Qaeda fighters near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shi’ite Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:30 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

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services’ ability to deter homegrown radicals who struck twice in the past week.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:02 pm

‘We won’t pay,’ furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:59 pm

Italy strikes against Renzi labour reforms and cuts

ROME (Reuters) – Striking workers took to the streets in cities across Italy on Friday to protest against cuts to public services and labour reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:31 pm

Slain Canadian soldier heads home on ‘Highway of Heroes’

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead while guarding the country’s war memorial in Ottawa began the journey to his hometown on Friday, in a last ride along the nation’s “Highway of Heroes.”








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:27 pm

Venezuela’s Maduro slams Spain’s Rajoy over jailed opponent

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasted Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday and ordered a revision of bilateral ties over his call for an opponent of Maduro to be released from jail.


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:24 pm

Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) – A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:13 pm

Rwanda suspends BBC’s local radio service over genocide documentary

KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwanda has suspended the BBC’s local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday.


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:05 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 | 6:57 pm

In eastern Ukraine, parliamentary election deepens divide

NOVOTROITSKE Ukraine (Reuters) – Standing at the village polling station where she will oversee Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Sunday, Irina Sobko points across a field of wilted sunflowers to a town controlled by Russian-backed rebels where she says there won’t be any voting.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 6:53 pm

Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai kill at least 28 security personnel

ISMAILIA (Reuters) – Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 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 | 6:51 pm

No U.S. troop cuts without credible North Korea nuclear deal, says Kerry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It is too premature to talk about reducing American forces in the Korean Peninsula without “authentic and credible” negotiations with Pyongyang about ending its nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 6:16 pm

U.S. judge gives ex-Colombian rebel 27 years prison for taking hostages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge sentenced a former member of a Colombian rebel group to 27 years in prison on Friday for his role in keeping three Americans hostage in the Colombian jungle in the mid-2000s.


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 6:14 pm

International financial watchdog warns on Iran, North Korea

PARIS (Reuters) – An international financial watchdog said on Friday member states should take action to ward off risks emanating from Iran and North Korea, which it said had failed to tackle money-laundering and financing of terrorism.


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 5:52 pm

French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov’s extradition to Russia

LYON France (Reuters) – A French appeals court approved on Friday the extradition from France to Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion from his former bank BTA.


Posted on 24 October 2014 | 5:35 pm

Suspicious powder sent to western consulates in Istanbul: officials

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to five western consulates in Istanbul on Friday, officials said, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 5:24 pm

U.S. diplomat criticizes PM Orban’s Russia policies

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary should back European Union sanctions against Russia and not talk about granting autonomy for ethnic Hungarians living in Ukraine at this time of instability, an American diplomat said in Budapest on Friday.








Posted on 24 October 2014 | 5:11 pm

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Britain, Sweden donate to struggling UN Ebola Fund

Health workers sit at NGO's Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center inside the Samuel K. Doe stadium in Monrovia on October 15, 2014United Nations (United States) (AFP) – New pledges of financial aid to a UN Ebola fund have reached $118 million with Britain and Sweden offering sizeable contributions after UN chief Ban Ki-moon pleaded for more money.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:57 pm

Rwanda partially bans BBC broadcasts over genocide documentary

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame is pictured at the State House in Nairobi on May 11, 2014Rwanda on Friday partially suspended BBC broadcasts over a controversial documentary on the central African country's leadership and the 1994 genocide. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) said the BBC radio services in the local Kinyarwanda language would be blocked while the affair was investigated, but English and French programmes could continue. The BBC documentary, "Rwanda's Untold Story", was broadcast earlier this month. It highlighted growing criticism of President Paul Kagame and revived allegations that his Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) — then a rebel group, now the ruling political party — was behind the shooting down of a plane carrying the country's then Hutu president that triggered the genocide.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:55 pm

Bremen loses 1-0 at home to Cologne in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen slumped to a 1-0 home loss to Cologne on Friday, piling the pressure on coach Robin Dutt as the club remains rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:54 pm

US school shooting leaves gunman, student dead

This video grab, courtesy of CNN and KOMO TV News, shows police and ambulances at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington on October 24, 2014A student opened fire at a US school Friday, killing at least one person and injuring several more before taking his own life, police and reports said. Three students were rushed to hospital in critical condition after the latest such school shooting in the United States, a doctor said. "At this point we are confirming that there are two deceased," said police spokesman Robb Lamoureux in Marysville. Live television footage showed swarms of police and emergency workers descending on the Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the western state of Washington.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:49 pm

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with more than 20 foreign defense ministers on the ongoing operations against the Islamic State group, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the threat posed by the Islamic State militants is a very important issue, and fewer than half approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling the danger posed by them, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Forty-six percent of the Americans surveyed say the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough and a majority think America’s partners need to up their game in the fight. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:47 pm

Mozambique’s ruling party wins presidential race

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:46 pm

Botswana votes as ruling party faces resurgent opposition

Residents queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Serewe on October 24, 2014 in Botswana's general electionsElection authorities in Botswana began counting votes after polling ended Friday in a vote where the ruling party faced an unprecedented test against an invigorated opposition. Voting ended at 1900 GMT, following a two-hour extension to make up for early morning glitches in some areas, the Independent Electoral Commission spokesman Osupile Maroba told AFP. Observer missions from the regional Southern African Development Community(SADC), the Commonwealth and the European Union were expected to report on the vote after the polls closed. The election is billed as the most challenging for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), led by President Ian Khama, which has governed the landlocked country since it gained independence from Britain in 1966.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:42 pm

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

By Manuel Jimenez 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. Guards opened fire on inmates at the Najayo jail in San Cristobal, about 22 miles (35 km) south of Santo Domingo, after they began rioting and attempted to escape, according to law enforcement and prison officials in the Caribbean nation. …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:40 pm

US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks rose again Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:37 pm

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

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. The three main groups behind the demonstrations said Thursday they would register public opinion at the main downtown protest site, where thousands remain camped out.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:35 pm

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Egypt: 29 killed as Sinai attacks target security forces – BBC News


BBC News

Egypt: 29 killed as Sinai attacks target security forces
BBC News
A suspected jihadist car bomb has killed at least 26 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in Sinai, officials say. The attack took place near El Arish, the main town in the north of the restive peninsula. Three more died in a shooting in the town itself. The bomb blast …
Bomb blast in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is deadliest attack on army in decadesWashington Post
Sinai Militant Attacks Leave 30 Egyptian Soldiers DeadBloomberg
Islamists kill 31 Egyptian soldiers in SinaiFinancial Times
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 9:03 pm

Body of Nathan Cirillo, Canadian Soldier Killed in Attack, Returns Home – New York Times


New York Times

Body of Nathan Cirillo, Canadian Soldier Killed in Attack, Returns Home
New York Times
Kathy Cirillo, the mother of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, followed pallbearers carrying her son's coffin on Friday in Ottawa. Credit Chris Wattie/Reuters. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story Share This Page.
Ottawa Crowds Reopened Memorial in Tribute to SoldierBusinessweek
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Slain Canadian soldier heads home on 'Highway of Heroes'Reuters
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:53 pm

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


BBC News

Ebola crisis: 'Many exposed' to infected Mali girl
BBC News
Health officials fear many people may have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim – a two-year-old girl. She recently arrived from Guinea, one of the worst affected countries, and has since died. The girl showed symptoms, including a bleeding nose, while …
WHO: Mali case put many at risk for EbolaBusinessweek
Reports: First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali diesCNN
Ebola patient in Mali dies: health officialCBC.ca
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:42 pm

Jerusalem, West Bank tensions stoke fears of new intifada – Fox News


The Guardian

Jerusalem, West Bank tensions stoke fears of new intifada
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A powder keg atmosphere pervaded Jerusalem after an Israel Defense Forces soldier fatally shot a Palestinian teenager as he allegedly hurled a Molotov cocktail at cars in the West Bank in the latest violent incident that is stoking fears of a major Arab …
Israel forces kill Palestinian teenager in West BankPress TV
Israel's Defense Minister Talks Hamas, ISIS, Syria, and IranSlate Magazine
Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli militaryBusinessweek
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:27 pm

‘We won’t pay,’ furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill – Reuters


Reuters

'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used. Eurosceptics at …
Brussels cash: Who knew what and when?Financial Times
David Cameron vows to defy EU on £1.7bn cash demandThe Independent
An EU bill bomb – but no one thought to tell the prime ministerThe Guardian
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:22 pm

Turkey’s ‘Road to Damascus’ Moment – Huffington Post


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Turkey's 'Road to Damascus' Moment
Huffington Post
The ongoing fighting in and around the Syrian town of Kobani nestled along the border with Turkey has captured the world's attention. With the assistance of U.S. air support, the Syrian Kurdish fighters have beaten back concerted attacks from the forces of the …
The death toll in US airstrikes in Syria, broken downWashington Post
Turkey, Syrian Kurds Remain at Odds Over Kobani FightersWall Street Journal
Militant group said to be using chlorine bombsMiamiHerald.com
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:20 pm

Hatchet assault on New York police comes during fears of Islamist attacks – CNN


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Hatchet assault on New York police comes during fears of Islamist attacks
CNN
(CNN) — A hatchet attack on New York City police officers and two back-to-back attacks on uniformed officers in Canada have raised questions about whether the incidents may have been motivated by the attackers' alignment with radical Islam.
No terror link seen in hatchet attack that left two NYPD officers from Long Island Newsday
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 8:00 pm

You’re tearing us apart, Tung tells protesters – South China Morning Post (subscription)


You're tearing us apart, Tung tells protesters
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The Occupy Central movement could hurt Hong Kong's economy severely, tear the community apart and undermine the rule of law if the street protests continue, the city's first chief executive after its return to China has warned. Tung Chee-hwa, now a …

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:45 pm

Hear ye, tweet ye! Queen Elizabeth II sends first tweet – Los Angeles Times


The News International

Hear ye, tweet ye! Queen Elizabeth II sends first tweet
Los Angeles Times
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet from the official British Monarchy account on Friday to open the Science Museum's Information Age exhibition in London and what better way to do it than partake in a bit of old meets new? "It is a pleasure to open …
Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'Businessweek
Queen Elizabeth II Sends First Tweet, Makes History—Find Out What She Said E! Online
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:00 pm

Putin lashes out at US as warmonger that has ‘deformed’ world order – Los Angeles Times


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Putin lashes out at US as warmonger that has 'deformed' world order
Los Angeles Times
Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out at the United States on Friday, accusing Washington of provoking armed conflicts and undermining global security in a quest to lord its power over the rest of the world. In a 40-minute speech that mixed harsh …
Putin: Europe's transition to American shale gas will be suicidal for EU economiesITAR-TASS
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 6:49 pm