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04/01/2015 -  Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash: Bild - 01:44 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany's Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage.


04/01/2015 -  Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover - 01:43 AM

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box.







04/01/2015 -  Iran nuclear talks extended; Russia says 'key aspects' agreed - 01:39 AM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran will meet again later on Wednesday in a bid to reach an outline accord reining in Tehran's nuclear program, after failing to agree crucial details such as the lifting of U.N. sanctions by a Tuesday deadline.







04/01/2015 -  Clashes in Istanbul after police kill courthouse hostage-takers - 01:33 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with Turkish police overnight in two Istanbul neighborhoods after far-left militants who took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse were killed by security forces in an attempted rescue mission.


04/01/2015 -  Over 100 business bosses back PM Cameron's Conservatives ahead of British election - 01:07 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Over 100 British company bosses publicly backed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government on Wednesday and warned a change of course for Britain's $2.8 trillion economy under a Labour government would put the recovery at risk.







04/01/2015 -  Yemen air strikes kill 23 in factory: residents - 01:05 AM

ADEN (Reuters) - An air strike on Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodaida destroyed a dairy factory on Tuesday night, killing 23 workers, medical sources said, in what appeared to be one of the biggest cases of civilian deaths in a Saudi-led campaign against Houthi militia.


04/01/2015 -  Israel expects hundreds of civilian casualties in next war with Hezbollah - 12:04 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel could suffer hundreds of civilian dead and damage to its vital infrastructure from Hezbollah rockets if it fights another war with the Iranian-backed Lebanese guerrilla group, according to Israeli military assessments.


04/01/2015 -  Indonesian court to decide on Bali Nine execution appeal on April 6 - 12:03 AM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian court hearing the appeals of two Australian death row convicts will announce a verdict on April 6, one of the judges determining the case said on Wednesday.







03/31/2015 -  China detains, fines person for military graft rumors - 11:50 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have detained and fined a person for spreading rumors on the Internet that several high-ranking naval officers are being investigated for corruption, an official news website reported.







03/31/2015 -  Malaysian police release media CEO, editor held under sedition - 10:50 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Police released the publisher of a Malaysian media group and a senior executive on bail on Wednesday, after arresting them for sedition related to a news report published last month, their company's lawyers said.


03/31/2015 -  Japan and U.S. look to extend naval missions after law change - 10:29 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces across Asia, a top U.S. commander said on Tuesday.







03/31/2015 -  Prosecutors push again to investigate Argentine leader in bombing case - 09:06 PM

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine prosecutors pushed for a conspiracy investigation against President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday in the second appeal of a court decision that cleared her of trying to block the inquiry into a deadly 1994 bombing.







03/31/2015 -  Prosecutors want at least 15 years for U.S. couple in Bali suitcase murder - 08:51 PM

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the case of a U.S. couple accused of murder on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Tuesday called for the pair to be sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.







03/31/2015 -  Malaysia rejects jailed opposition leader's petition for royal pardon - 08:45 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has rejected a petition seeking a royal pardon for jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is serving a five-year prison term for sodomy, court officials and his lawyers said on Wednesday.







03/31/2015 -  Lufthansa flight school knew of crash pilot's depression - 08:28 PM

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said on Tuesday.


03/31/2015 -  China investigates diplomat suspected of taking bribes - 07:30 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities are investigating a diplomat working at the Chinese embassy in Paris for suspected bribe-taking, state news agency Xinhua has said.







03/31/2015 -  Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM - 07:01 PM

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's hometown continued.


03/31/2015 -  Gambia convicts six over failed plot to topple Jammeh - 05:58 PM

BANJUL (Reuters) - Six soldiers were convicted in Gambia for their role in a failed attempt to oust President Yahya Jammeh late last year and were sentenced to either death or life in prison, security sources and family members of the accused said on Tuesday.


03/31/2015 -  Iran nuclear talks miss deadline; U.S. threatens to walk away - 05:52 PM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran negotiated past a March 31 deadline into the wee hours of Wednesday, struggling to conclude an outline accord on Tehran's nuclear program in the face of a U.S. threat to abandon the talks.







03/31/2015 -  Heavy clashes on Saudi-Yemeni border; Hadi government pleads for troops - 05:21 PM

ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi troops clashed with Yemeni Houthi fighters on Tuesday in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen's foreign minister called for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground.







 


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