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Reuters World News 05/06/2016
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05/06/2016 -  Canadian wildfire edges south, leaves thousands stranded - 12:07 AM

CONKLIN/LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (Reuters) - The 88,000 residents who fled a wildfire that has ravaged the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray in Alberta will not be able to return home anytime soon, officials warned on Thursday, even as the inferno edged slowly south.


05/06/2016 -  Islamist rebels seize village near Aleppo, 73 killed: monitor - 01:51 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels seized a village from government forces near Aleppo overnight, a monitoring group and rebel sources said on Friday, gaining important ground near the Syrian city where the United States and Russia are trying to de-escalate the war.


05/05/2016 -  North Korea kicks off rare party congress with 'miraculous results' - 09:46 PM

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korea kicked off the first congress of its ruling Workers' Party in 36 years on Friday, with Kim Jong Un expected to further consolidate his control over a country that has grown increasingly isolated over its pursuit of nuclear weapons.


05/06/2016 -  SpaceX rocket launches satellite, then lands on ship at sea - 01:00 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Friday to put a communications satellite into orbit, then made a swift return landing on an ocean platform, a live webcast showed.


05/06/2016 -  China says South China Sea criticism could rebound like coiled spring - 01:57 AM

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - International criticism of China over the disputed South China Sea will rebound like a coiled spring, a Chinese diplomat said on Friday, as a U.S. warship visited Shanghai against a backdrop of rising tension in the region.


05/06/2016 -  Exclusive: U.S. seeks to approve attack aircraft for Nigeria in Boko Haram fight - 01:24 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. administration is seeking to approve a sale of as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria to aid its battle against the extremist group Boko Haram, U.S. officials say, in a vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari's drive to reform the country's corruption-tainted military.


05/05/2016 -  Philippine fishermen favor strong president to end China's blockade - 08:50 PM

MASINLOC/MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) - A 30-foot trawler named "Marvin" lies beached on a grass bank overlooking the South China Sea, idle since China's coastguard began driving away Philippine fishermen after a fierce standoff four years ago.


05/06/2016 -  Britain's Labour suffers losses in regional election, awaits London mayor result - 01:48 AM

LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's Labour Party suffered losses on Friday in regional and local elections, especially in Scotland, but waited to see if it would, as expected, capture the big prize of London mayor.


05/05/2016 -  Singapore, Australia expand military cooperation in $1.7 billion deal - 11:37 PM

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia and Singapore have agreed to jointly develop military training areas and facilities in Australia in a sign of how China's increasingly assertive military presence in the region is encouraging nations to boost their own defense capabilities.


05/06/2016 -  Early signs from new Ukraine government encouraging says IMF - 02:11 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The early signs coming from Ukraine's new government are "very encouraging" one of the International Monetary Fund's top officials said on Friday.


 


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