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04/19/2014 -  Kidnapped Uzbek doctor freed in northern Yemen: local official - 01:44 PM

SANAA (Reuters) - An Uzbek doctor kidnapped in northern Yemen last week has been freed, a provincial official said on Saturday.

04/19/2014 -  Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car: ministry - 01:41 PM

MANAMA (Reuters) - Two people were killed in a car that blew up in a mainly Shi'ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, and the interior ministry said the initial investigation showed that a homemade bomb had detonated inside the vehicle.

04/19/2014 -  High stakes as restive Benghazi votes in Libyan local polls - 01:32 PM

BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libyan voters went to the polls on Saturday to elect municipal council members in 15 cities, including Benghazi, the country's second city, which is seeking greater autonomy for the eastern seaboard region.

04/19/2014 -  Air strike kills 10 al Qaeda militants, three civilians in Yemen: Saba - 12:48 PM

SANAA (Reuters) - An air strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants in central Yemen on Saturday after an intelligence report said they were planning attacks on civil and military targets in al-Bayda province, the state news agency Saba said.

04/19/2014 -  Mediator heads to east Ukraine, seeking surrenders - 12:12 PM

KIEV/DONETSK (Reuters) - A mediator from Europe's OSCE security body headed to eastern Ukraine on Saturday seeking the surrender of pro-Russian separatists as the Kiev government declared an Easter truce following a peace accord with Moscow.

04/19/2014 -  Eighty percent of Syrian chemical weapons shipped out: monitors - 12:01 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria has shipped out or destroyed approximately 80 percent of its declared chemical weapons material, the head of the international team overseeing the disarmament process said on Saturday.

04/19/2014 -  Italy gives wife, daughter of wanted Kazakh banker refugee status - 11:23 AM

ROME (Reuters) - The wife and daughter of a Kazakh tycoon who is wanted in three countries for alleged fraud have been granted refugee status in Italy, their lawyer said on Friday.

04/19/2014 -  New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo - 09:06 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo.

04/19/2014 -  Strong 7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea - 09:05 AM

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighboring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

04/19/2014 -  Iran says plane at airport leased to Ghana after U.S.-flagged plane sighting - 09:04 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the West African nation.

04/19/2014 -  In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter - 07:30 AM

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual.

04/19/2014 -  Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest - 07:22 AM

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

04/19/2014 -  Two killed in Bahrain car explosion: Interior Ministry - 06:34 AM

MANAMA (Reuters) - An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in a mostly Shi'ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.

04/19/2014 -  Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China - 05:59 AM

YONAGUNI, Japan (Reuters) - Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

04/19/2014 -  Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse - 05:07 AM

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.

04/19/2014 -  Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead - 05:06 AM

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) - Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.

04/19/2014 -  Northern Ireland police arrest man in Belfast shooting - 04:41 AM

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a prominent former member of a hardline republican splinter group.

04/19/2014 -  Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkey's Syrian border - 03:38 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria on Saturday, Turkish media reported, and French President Francois Hollande said the four were in good health.

04/19/2014 -  Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president - 03:27 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected to win.

04/19/2014 -  Iran says plane at airport leased to Ghana after U.S.-flagged plane sighting - 03:25 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the African nation.

04/19/2014 -  Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi - 02:08 AM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday.

04/19/2014 -  Current underwater search for Malaysia plane could end within a week - 02:03 AM

SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km (6.2 mile) circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said on Saturday.

04/18/2014 -  France denies veto threat looms over Western Sahara negotiations - 07:24 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France's U.N. envoy on Friday vehemently denied threatening to use its Security Council veto power to block any proposals to have U.N. peacekeepers in Western Sahara monitor the human rights situation in the disputed North African territory.

04/18/2014 -  Bomb blast in Cairo kills police officer: Egyptian state media - 07:05 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in a Cairo square late on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, the Egyptian state newspaper Al Ahram reported on its website.

04/18/2014 -  Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings - 05:51 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.


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