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11/24/2014 -  Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching - 01:31 AM

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine court on Monday fined nine Chinese fishermen $102,000 each after they were caught with hundreds of sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea amid a festering territorial standoff between the two sides.

11/23/2014 -  Multi-national crew reaches space station - 10:34 PM

(Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut.

11/23/2014 -  British banker's murder trial in Hong Kong adjourned until July - 10:25 PM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A court in Hong Kong on Monday adjourned the trial of a 29-year-old British banker charged with killing two women until July because of the length of time needed for prosecutors to prepare their case.

11/23/2014 -  Mexico summons Uruguay ambassador over president's comments on missing students - 10:22 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Sunday it was summoning Uruguay's ambassador after Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said that the disappearance of 43 students in southwest Mexico suggests the country is a failed state.

11/23/2014 -  Afghan women excluded from peace talks with Taliban: aid agency - 09:28 PM

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan women are excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and hard-won rights could be bargained away unless more is done to include them in the process, aid agency Oxfam said in a report on Monday.

11/23/2014 -  Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate - 07:07 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers.

11/23/2014 -  Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State - 05:22 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.

11/23/2014 -  Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails - 05:13 PM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations.

11/23/2014 -  Landmark Tunisian presidential election seen heading for run-off - 05:01 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday to pick their first directly elected president, with the two major parties expecting a run-off as the final step in the North African state's transition to full democracy following a 2011 revolution that ousted long-time ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

11/23/2014 -  Portugal ex-PM Socrates still in custody, more questioning Monday - 04:22 PM

LISBON (Reuters) - Police transferred Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates back to his cell at a police station late on Sunday where he will spend a third night in a row after his shocking arrest and questioning in a corruption investigation.

11/23/2014 -  Multi-national crew blasts off for space station - 03:48 PM

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut.

11/23/2014 -  France's Hollande made left-wing voters feel betrayed: ex-partner - 03:37 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande suffers record low popularity because he has failed to deliver promised reforms and left left-wing voters feeling betrayed, his ex-partner Valerie Trierweiler said on Sunday.

11/23/2014 -  Kenya says kills militants after bus ambush that killed 28 - 01:37 PM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that killed 28 people, Deputy President William Ruto said on Sunday.

11/23/2014 -  Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan - 01:06 PM

GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting.

11/23/2014 -  No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse - 01:01 PM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.

11/23/2014 -  Iranian-British woman jailed over sport protest released on bail - 12:54 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Ghoncheh Ghavami, an Iranian-British woman jailed in Tehran earlier this month for taking part in a protest against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events, has been released on bail, Britain's Foreign's Office said on Sunday.

11/23/2014 -  Police in Tobago investigate murder of German couple on beach - 12:50 PM

PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - Police are investigating the murder of an elderly German couple found hacked to death on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Saturday.

11/23/2014 -  U.S. troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year - 12:48 PM

VILNIUS (Reuters) - The United States will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of U.S. land forces in Europe said on Sunday.

11/23/2014 -  Tunisia's Essebsi's party says he's ahead in presidential vote count - 12:27 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi's campaign manager told reporters he was ahead in Sunday's election by at least 10 points, according to his own party's initial results.

11/23/2014 -  Israeli forces kill Palestinian along Gazan border: Palestinian ministry - 11:37 AM

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip near the border with Israel on Sunday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, the first such fatality since a 50-day war ended in August.

11/23/2014 -  Thai king meets PM, ministers easing health concerns - 10:49 AM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej met the country's prime minister and two other ministers on Sunday, helping to ease concern over his health after he was admitted to hospital last month.

11/23/2014 -  Dutch complete recovery of MH17 wreckage: government - 10:25 AM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A week long operation to clear the wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine has been completed, the Dutch government said on Sunday.

11/23/2014 -  Fighters from Syrian al Qaeda wing close in on Shi'ite village - 10:15 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Members of al Qaeda's Nusra Front and other Sunni Islamists seized an area south of a Shi'ite Muslim village in north Syria on Sunday after clashes with pro-government fighters, opposition activists said.

11/23/2014 -  Growing UK concern about 'lone wolf' terrorist attacks: top policeman - 10:02 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Law enforcement authorities in Britain are increasingly worried about the risk of a "lone wolf"-style militant attack and have foiled four or five plots this year, London's top police officer said on Sunday.

11/23/2014 -  Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth's death - 10:00 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel charged a policeman on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his rubber bullets for the live round that killed the youth.


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