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09/03/2015 -  Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home - 12:47 PM

MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani.










09/03/2015 -  Hungary police force migrants from train tracks; dead boy's image shocks Europe - 12:40 PM

BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy.










09/03/2015 -  U.S., allies conduct 23 air strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military - 11:57 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 23 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday.


09/03/2015 -  Iran's Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers - state TV - 11:46 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported.










09/03/2015 -  Ireland and Britain set Northern Irish crisis talks next week - 11:39 AM

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The British and Irish governments will start talks next week with Northern Ireland's political parties to try to avert a crisis over a murder linked to the Irish Republican Army (IRA), the country's prime ministers said on Thursday.


09/03/2015 -  U.S. to offer families option of leaving Turkey base, consulate - 11:29 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give families of American personnel at a military base and consulate in Turkey the option of relocating now that the base has become central to the air campaign against Islamic State militants, officials said on Thursday.


09/03/2015 -  Greek leftists put on brave face as poll shows conservatives pulling ahead - 11:09 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party said on Thursday it remained confident of winning an outright victory in a Sept. 20 election despite an opinion poll that showed its main conservative rival edging ahead.


09/03/2015 -  U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport - 10:56 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has imposed sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies, including Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport, for violating a U.S. law restricting weapons trade with Iran, North Korea and Syria.


09/03/2015 -  Immigration into Germany in 2014 at highest level for two decades - 10:54 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Net immigration into Germany last year hit its highest level since 1992 and the number of people claiming asylum benefits jumped by 61 percent, the Statistics Office said on Thursday, with expectations that figure will rise this year to 800,000.










09/03/2015 -  Double suicide bombing in north Cameroon kills 19, wounds 143 - 10:38 AM

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A double suicide bombing killed 19 people and wounded 143 on Thursday in northern Cameroon, where soldiers are battling Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria, officials said.










09/03/2015 -  France says wing part found on Reunion island definitely from MH370 - 09:37 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday.


09/03/2015 -  Tamil named as Sri Lankan opposition leader for first time since 1983 - 09:25 AM

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday named an ethnic minority Tamil politician as the main opposition leader for the first time in 32 years, a sign of growing reconciliation after a prolonged civil war. Most of the nation's population belongs to the Sinhalese community. The minority Tamils have alleged persecution by the government since the uprising of Tamil Tiger separatists three decades ago.Rajavarothiam Sampanthan, 83, the head of Tamil National Alliance, is the first ethn










09/03/2015 -  Pakistani official to urge Afghans to stop blame for attacks - 08:54 AM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's foreign policy chief will meet Afghan leaders on Friday in an effort to ease tensions over attacks by militants who Afghanistan says are based in Pakistan.


09/03/2015 -  Putin's China visit fails to snag major project financing - 08:51 AM

BEIJING/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to China produced a clutch of new deals on Thursday, but failed to secure funding for vital infrastructure projects, underscoring the limits to a relationship Moscow casts as a counterweight to the West.


09/03/2015 -  Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill five villagers in northern Nigeria - 08:36 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least five villagers in a raid in northern Nigeria's Borno state on Wednesday before being repelled by government troops, military sources said, an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.


09/03/2015 -  New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama - 08:11 AM

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh's efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure.


09/03/2015 -  Guatemala's president quits over graft scandal - 08:03 AM

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Otto Perez has resigned over corruption charges, and the country's Congress was due to hold an emergency session to hand power to the vice president.










09/03/2015 -  Bomb attacks across Baghdad kill 12: sources - 07:53 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed on Thursday in bomb attacks in commercial and residential neighbourhoods across Baghdad, police and medical sources said.










09/03/2015 -  Exclusive: Migrant crisis spurs European interest in Israeli border barriers - 07:24 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Faced with a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa, two European countries are exploring the possibility of erecting towering steel security fences along parts of their borders, similar to Israel's barrier with Egypt.


09/03/2015 -  Two Vice News reporters released in southeast Turkey - 06:33 AM

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Two Vice News journalists arrested in southeast Turkey this week on charges of having links to a terrorist organization have been released, their lawyer and a Turkish government source told Reuters on Thursday.


 


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