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Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian armed with knives

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot and killed a young Palestinian man wielding two knives on Saturday as they gave chase after he tried to attack the troops near a checkpoint in the Jerusalem area, police said.








Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:32 am

As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide.


Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:23 am

Former foes honor Gallipoli’s fallen on 100th anniversary

GALLIPOLI PENINSULA (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan led commemorations on the Gallipoli peninsula on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle that helped shape the birth of new nations.








Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:21 am

Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian armed with knives

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot and killed a young Palestinian man wielding two knives on Saturday as they gave chase after he tried to attack the troops near a checkpoint in the Jerusalem area, police said.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 11:23 pm

Former foes honor Gallipoli’s fallen on 100th anniversary

GALLIPOLI PENINSULA (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan led commemorations on the Gallipoli peninsula on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle that helped shape the birth of new nations.








Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:43 pm

More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, civilian death toll exceeds 550

ADEN (Reuters) – Fighting between Yemen’s warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue.








Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:42 pm

U.N. aid chief urges Syria sanctions, Jolie pleads for refugee help

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations aid chief on Friday urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo and sanctions in Syria for violations of humanitarian law as special envoy Angelina Jolie pleaded with council members to visit millions of Syrian refugees.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:41 pm

Hostage locations difficult to track – and may be getting harder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan exposes intelligence shortfalls that former and current U.S. officials say appear to be growing more frequent as militants expand their safe havens and as Washington gathers less on-the-ground human intelligence.








Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:38 pm

U.N. chief urges Myanmar to address Muslims’ status ahead of vote

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Myanmar to address the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western Rakhine state ahead of a general election scheduled to be held later this year.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:30 pm

Iran says nuclear talks making gradual headway

VIENNA (Reuters) – Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers are making good but slow progress as they work toward a June 30 deadline for a final deal, Tehran’s senior negotiator said on Friday.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 9:43 pm

Euro zone warns Greece no cash till full reform deal

RIGA (Reuters) – Euro zone finance ministers warned Greece on Friday that its leftist government will get no more aid until it agrees a complete economic reform plan, as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy.








Posted on 24 April 2015 | 9:39 pm

Several U.S. probes likely of drone strikes that killed hostages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Central Intelligence Agency’s Inspector General will conduct what could be the first of several investigations into the CIA drone strikes that killed American and Italian hostages and two U.S.-born al Qaeda militants, U.S. government sources said on Friday.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 9:36 pm

As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide.








Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:46 pm

No decision yet on Mistral, France’s Hollande says

YEREVAN/PARIS (Reuters) – No decision has yet been taken on the future of France’s suspended contract to deliver Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:29 pm

Chile volcano prompts new evacuations, flights to Argentina canceled

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted without warning on Wednesday, is still puffing out ash and smoke on Friday, prompting new evacuations and leading airlines to cancel flights to Argentine capital Buenos Aires, some 1,400 kilometers east.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:03 pm

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot

ROME (Reuters) – Italian police on Friday arrested 10 people and were looking for eight others suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who had plotted attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and at least at one point the Vatican.








Posted on 24 April 2015 | 6:15 pm

French probe deepens into failed church attack suspect

PARIS (Reuters) – French magistrates opened a formal investigation on Friday into a 24-year-old Algerian suspected of murdering a woman and planning a gun attack on churchgoers in a Paris suburb, a judicial source said.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 5:51 pm

Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The killing of an American who directed al Qaeda’s media campaign from his Pakistani hideout is likely to be a big blow for the militants, especially as they wage a propaganda war with Islamic State.








Posted on 24 April 2015 | 5:09 pm

EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die also in Balkans

BRUSSELS/SKOPJE (Reuters) – British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy.








Posted on 24 April 2015 | 4:57 pm

Ten militants, three soldiers killed in Tunisia clashes

TUNIS (Reuters) – At least 10 militants and three Tunisian soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes in the central Kasserine region near the border with Algeria, the military said on Friday.


Posted on 24 April 2015 | 4:43 pm

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Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose central feature is liberalized commerce between the U.S. and Japan. White House officials said Friday that Obama and Abe are not expected to announce a final agreement on trade talks between the two nations. Officials said negotiators have made progress, but differences remain over how to reduce U.S. auto tariffs and Japanese barriers on U.S. agriculture products.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:32 am

Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterways.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:30 am

Boko Haram retakes NE town from Nigerian army

File picture shows a Nigerian military patrol near the border town of Marte where an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents has forced hundreds of soldiers to fleeSuspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said. "The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared from various directions on Thursday and engaged the soldiers in Kirenowa town and adjoining communities in Marte," said Imamu Habeeb, a local community leader. Local fighter Shehu Dan Baiwa said the more than 2,000 fighters had been armed with bombs and tanks. This is the third time Boko Haram has seized control of Marte in restive Borno state, a key battleground of their six-year insurgency, which has killed more than 13,000 and left 1.5 million homeless.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:29 am

‘Stress test’ will flush out desire for Syria peace: UN envoy

A Syrian boy carries a child while he runs for cover in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, as air strikes pound the city on April 22, 2015The United Nations envoy to war-torn Syria said he will know by the end of June if there is any appetite among the opposing sides to find a peaceful way out of the conflict. During closed discussions with the 15-member UN Security Council, Staffan de Mistura acknowledged that the "odds and conditions for launching a political transition are no better now than six months ago," diplomats at the briefing said. The Islamic State extremist group, which has grabbed large areas of Syria in a brutal campaign, will not be consulted.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:22 am

Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house arrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The jailed mayor of Venezuela’s capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:22 am

Thousands turn out in Antipodes for Gallipoli centenary

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands turned out across Australia and New Zealand on Saturday morning for dawn services commemorating the 100th anniversary of the doomed World War One campaign at Gallipoli, an event viewed by many as the nations’ foundational myth. The battle on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula was one of the bloodiest of the Great War, as thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were cut down by machinegun and artillery fire as they struggled ashore on a narrow beach. The national day of remembrance began before dawn with a service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, as Able Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Alan Patterson from the Royal Australian Navy playing a dirge on the Didgeridoo in the cold early darkness. Chaplain Group Captain Peter Friend followed a hymn with a reading in remembrance of Australia’s veterans.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:21 am

Australia fears worst for drug traffickers in Indonesia

Convicted Australian drug smugglers Myuran Sukumaran (L) and Andrew Chan, pictured at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali, on August 17, 2010Australia has made a last-ditch appeal for Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the lives of two drug traffickers facing execution, but Foreign Minister Julie Bishop admitted she was fearing the worst. Indonesia has advised consular officials to head Saturday to Nusakambangan, the high-security prison island where its executions are carried out and where nine foreign drug convicts have been taken. They include two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" heroin trafficking gang. "I fear that Indonesia will seek to proceed with the execution of the two Australian citizens.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:16 am

Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at US Embassy

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four freed Guantanamo Bay detainees protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they were angry about being asked to leave a Uruguayan hotel that had been housing them and demanding Washington help them financially.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:11 am

Defiant Pellegrini defends City’s progress in season to forget

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City are still heading in the right direction under his leadership despite surrendering the Premier League title without a fightManuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City are still heading in the right direction under his leadership despite surrendering the Premier League title without a fight. Pellegrini's side have limply allowed the English crown to slip from their grasp after falling 12 points behind leaders Chelsea with only five games remaining. City also struggled once again in the Champions League, barely making it out of the group stages before bowing out in tame fashion against Barcelona. After slumping down to fourth place, they must focus on securing enough points to hold off fifth placed Liverpool in the race to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 1:03 am

Olympic sailing events may be moved from Rio’s polluted bay

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, trash floats on the water along a fence line in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The world governing body of sailing threaten Friday, April 24, 2015, to move events for the Rio 2016 Olympics out of the city's polluted Guanabara Bay unless "a whole lot more is done very quickly" to clear the venue of floating debris and sewage. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world governing body of sailing threatened Friday to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city's Guanabara Bay if action isn't taken quickly to clean the heavily polluted body of water that many sailors have described as an "open sewer."

Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:58 am

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Angelina Jolie criticises UN failure to act on Syrian refugee crisis – Irish Examiner


Irish Examiner

Angelina Jolie criticises UN failure to act on Syrian refugee crisis
Irish Examiner
Actress Angelina Jolie has pleaded with world powers to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticising the UN Security Council for being paralysed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the UN on …
Angelina Jolie slams U.N., says Syrian refugee crisis is 'sickening'Mashable
Jolie Appeals for Syrian Refugee ActionVoice of America
Watch Angelina Jolie Call on the UN to Save Lives in SyriaTIME
Daily Mail -mirror.co.uk -ABC News
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:54 am

Gunmen Kill Arts Advocate in Pakistan After Human Rights Event – New York Times


Daily Times

Gunmen Kill Arts Advocate in Pakistan After Human Rights Event
New York Times
KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunmen killed the director of a popular arts center in Pakistan's largest city on Friday, shortly after she had hosted a contentious event on human rights abuses in western Baluchistan Province. The gunmen opened fire on the center's …
Pak activist, who said fear is just line in her head, shot dead in Karachi, mother The Indian Express
Rights activist Sabeen shot dead in KarachiDaily Times
Pakistani Activist Fatally Shot in KarachiVoice of America
Times of India -Deutsche Welle -Daily Mail
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:47 am

UPDATE 1-Iran moves ships, reducing tensions near Yemen -Pentagon’s Carter – Reuters


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UPDATE 1-Iran moves ships, reducing tensions near Yemen -Pentagon's Carter
Reuters
(Adds comments by Carter, paragraphs 2-3). WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) – A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that U.S. officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, a move the …
Riyadh gave no wish list on Yemen: NawazDaily Times
American Naval Force Off Yemen Gets Credit After Iranian Convoy Turns AwayNew York Times
Saudi bombing in Yemen still claiming civilian casualties, UN saysSacramento Bee
Washington Post -CTV News -ABC News
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:43 am

Armenians recall tales of the past on centennial of genocide – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Armenians recall tales of the past on centennial of genocide
Los Angeles Times
Dapper men flock here by the dozens almost every day. They arrive in sweater vests and fedoras, to play pool, backgammon and chess — until their wives call them home for lunch or dinner. It would seem to be a sweet life they live in Glendale, home to the …
Los Angeles March Commemorates Armenian KillingsWall Street Journal
Armenian genocide: On 100th anniversary, Germany becomes latest to use termMSNBC
Tens Of Thousands March In Honor Of 1.5M Armenians Killed 100 Years AgoCBS Local
The Guardian -Aysor
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:27 am

Gallipoli centenary: Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day – BBC News


BBC News

Gallipoli centenary: Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day
BBC News
Australia and New Zealand are set to remember soldiers from the two countries who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War One. The events throughout Saturday will mark the centenary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps …
UPDATE 1-Thousands turn out in Antipodes for Gallipoli centenaryReuters
The Anzac centenary is extremely important to me.ABC Online
Kiwis, Aussies united in Anzac reflectionThe Australian
Daily Mail -Bloomberg -Sydney Morning Herald
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:21 am

Italy: Suspects had contact with bin Laden, discussed Vatican attack – CNN


CNN

Italy: Suspects had contact with bin Laden, discussed Vatican attack
CNN
Rome (CNN) Italian authorities launched a "vast anti-terrorism operation" Friday, going after suspects associated with al Qaeda who allegedly had discussed a range of targets, including the Vatican. Wiretaps and other intelligence revealed that the group …
Suspected Al Qaeda plot targeting Vatican uncovered by Italian policeABC Online
Al Qaeda militants arrested in ItalyDaily Times
Militants tied to Qaida plotted attack on VaticanTimes of India
Telegraph.co.uk -The Times (subscription)
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:07 am

NYC’s Liberty Island Evacuated – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

NYC's Liberty Island Evacuated
Wall Street Journal
Liberty Island, the home of the Statue of Liberty, was evacuated Friday afternoon as a precaution after a bomb threat was called in and a canine patrol picked up the scent of a suspicious package, authorities said. The evacuation of about 2,700 people took …
View slideshowOCRegister
Liberty Island declared secure after call-in threat to blow up Statue of Liberty Newsday
Statue Of Liberty, Liberty Island Evacuated Over Bomb ThreatCBS Local
New York Times -Daily Mail
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:06 am

Vigils held in Philippines for mum on death row – gulfnews.com


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Vigils held in Philippines for mum on death row
gulfnews.com
Manila: Overseas Filipino workers' rights groups held vigils as Indonesian authorities scheduled the execution of a Filipina domestic helper and nine other drug convicts, who were brought on Friday to an island where they will be executed by firing squad, …
Mary Jane Veloso is a victim, Indonesia rep saysABS CBN News
Indonesia executions 'in days'New Zealand Herald
'Bali Nine' Ringleaders Could Face Indonesian Firing Squad Within DaysNPR (blog)
BusinessWorld Online Edition -News24
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 5:02 pm

Migrants to Europe: 14 people struck, killed by train in Macedonia – CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Migrants to Europe: 14 people struck, killed by train in Macedonia
CBC.ca
A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route — trekking along train tracks through the Balkans — was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14. The deaths of the …
Police: 14 migrants killed by train while walking along train tracks in central Hamilton Spectator

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 3:36 pm

UN Praises Increased Aid for Migrant Crisis – Voice of America


Voice of America

UN Praises Increased Aid for Migrant Crisis
Voice of America
The United Nations refugee agency has praised the European Union's plans to triple its funding for maritime search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean, but said the key issue to refugee safety is access to asylum when fleeing violence in their own …
EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die also in BalkansTODAYonline
Do not send me your huddled massesThe Economist
EU doubles emergency aid to nations dealing with migrantsAl-Arabiya

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 12:49 pm