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10/01/2014 -  Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns - 08:05 PM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.


10/01/2014 -  Foreign doctors, military guards: Bespoke care for North Korea's Kims - 07:41 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from a horse-riding accident and they wanted his advice.







10/01/2014 -  Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border - 07:28 PM

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.


10/01/2014 -  Greenland votes to hold parliamentary election in November - 07:27 PM

(Reuters) - Greenland's parliament voted on Wednesday to hold an election on Nov. 28 after Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond took a temporary leave of absence over a spending scandal and the opposition lured enough of her supporters to gain a majority.







10/01/2014 -  Special Report: In 'Umbrella Revolution,' China confronts limits of its power - 06:41 PM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In the heart of Mong Kok, one of the most densely populated districts on earth, an abandoned Hong Kong police van is enveloped in the student-led demonstrations paralyzing swathes of the city. Along with yellow ribbons and flowers, symbols of the city’s pro-democracy movement, protesters have taped a hand-written placard in Chinese and English to the side of the locked and undamaged vehicle.







10/01/2014 -  Mexico captures drug lord Beltran Leyva: government source - 05:53 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hector Beltran Leyva, head of a family crime syndicate that waged a bloody conflict in Mexico with a former ally, drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, was captured on Wednesday, an interior ministry source said.


10/01/2014 -  Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns - 05:51 PM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.







10/01/2014 -  U.S. cautions Israel about settlement plans in East Jerusalem - 04:04 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States expressed concern on Wednesday about reports that Israel had moved forward plans for settlements in East Jerusalem, warning the move would call into question Israel's commitment to peace with the Palestinians.


10/01/2014 -  At least 10 killed in shelling of school and mini-van in Ukraine - 04:00 PM

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a public transit mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, underscoring the fragility of a ceasefire between separatists and government forces.







10/01/2014 -  Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold - 03:56 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.







10/01/2014 -  Two Algerians investigated over Frenchman's kidnapping: sources - 03:53 PM

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Two Algerians who accompanied Frenchman Herve Gourdel just before militants kidnapped and beheaded him are under house arrest while a judge investigates whether they were involved in the abduction, two security sources said on Wednesday.


10/01/2014 -  Foreign doctors, military guards: Bespoke care for North Korea's Kims - 03:14 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from horse-riding accident and they wanted his advice.


10/01/2014 -  Special Report: In 'Umbrella Revolution,' China confronts limits of its power - 02:40 PM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In the heart of Mong Kok, one of the most densely populated districts on earth, an abandoned Hong Kong police van is enveloped in the student-led demonstrations paralyzing swathes of the city. Along with yellow ribbons and flowers, symbols of the city’s pro-democracy movement, protesters have taped a hand-written placard in Chinese and English to the side of the locked and undamaged vehicle.







10/01/2014 -  Britain's Hill charms but fails to sway EU lawmakers - 01:56 PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The installation of a new executive team for the European Union hit a first major obstacle on Wednesday when EU lawmakers ordered Britain's Jonathan Hill to return next week to try again to convince them he could be trusted to oversee financial services in the bloc.







10/01/2014 -  Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border - 01:38 PM

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.







10/01/2014 -  More than 100 ex-rebels, family members die in Congo camp: HRW - 01:21 PM

KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 100 people died from starvation and disease over the last year in a government-run camp set up to house former rebels and their families in Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.







10/01/2014 -  Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47 - 01:16 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain.


10/01/2014 -  New Polish PM signals cautious approach on euro accession - 12:53 PM

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Wednesday she would largely stick to the policies of her predecessor Donald Tusk, including a cautious approach to the question of when eastern Europe's biggest economy will join the euro.







10/01/2014 -  Polish PM Kopacz wins confidence vote in parliament - 12:13 PM

WARSAW (Reuters) - New Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz won a parliamentary vote of confidence on Wednesday.







10/01/2014 -  Saudi Arabia fears Yemeni tumult may boost its main foe Iran - 10:50 AM

RIYADH (Reuters) - The capture of Yemen's capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shi'ite Muslim rival from exploiting the takeover to make trouble in the kingdom's backyard.


10/01/2014 -  U.N. to talk with Libyan militias as next step in peace process - 10:46 AM

TUNIS (Reuters) - The United Nations plans to hold talks with the militias that have seized control of vast parts of Libya, hoping to persuade them to withdraw from major cities and avert civil war, the U.N. envoy there said.







10/01/2014 -  Modi to wield broom in nationwide 'Clean India' campaign - 10:14 AM

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take up a broom and sweep the filthy streets of the capital on Thursday, launching a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of cleanliness and better sanitation.







10/01/2014 -  Car bomb kills 11 in Shi'ite Baghdad neighborhood: police, medics - 10:12 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mostly Shi'ite Muslim neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 11 people, police and hospital sources said.


10/01/2014 -  Eyeing 2015 vote, British PM Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts - 10:11 AM

BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over Europe.







10/01/2014 -  News UK ends bid to recoup Brooks' phone-hacking trial costs - 09:57 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm dropped its claim on Wednesday to be reimbursed for the multi-million dollar legal bills amassed during the phone-hacking trial of its former boss Rebekah Brooks.


 


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