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10/25/2014 -  Head of UK's Labour party in Scotland quits - 01:23 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Britain's opposition Labour party in Scotland has quit, unsettling the party in one of its heartlands ahead of national elections in May next year.


10/24/2014 -  South Koreans trying to launch anti-North leaflets clash with border residents - 11:47 PM

PAJU South Korea (Reuters) - A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten peace between the Koreas.







10/24/2014 -  Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption - 11:21 PM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.


10/24/2014 -  Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16: Xinhua - 10:16 PM

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country.







10/24/2014 -  China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution: Xinhua - 09:55 PM

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli ordered a temporary shutdown of factories to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing next month, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday.


10/24/2014 -  China's top graft-buster says fight will never end - 09:48 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's fight against deeply engrained corruption will never end, the country's top official in charge of tackling graft said ahead of a key meeting to root out corruption in the world's second-largest economy.







10/24/2014 -  Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks - 07:23 PM

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.


10/24/2014 -  'Highway of Heroes' bears slain Canadian soldier home - 07:11 PM

HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead while guarding the country's war memorial in Ottawa returned to his hometown on Friday, after thousands of his countrymen paid tribute along the nation's "Highway of Heroes."







10/24/2014 -  At least four dead in escape bid at Dominican Republic jail - 06:30 PM

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - At least four prisoners were killed and nine others wounded, including two guards, after an attempted mass escape at a prison in the southern Dominican Republic, officials said on Friday.


10/24/2014 -  U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces - 05:22 PM

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation.







10/24/2014 -  Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel - 05:18 PM

ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.







10/24/2014 -  Residents scrub hate messages off Canadian mosque - 04:07 PM

COLD LAKE Alberta (Reuters) - Residents of the small Canadian city of Cold Lake gathered on Friday to scrub away hate messages that had been scrawled in paint on the walls of a mosque and replace them with posters reading "Love your neighbour" and "You are home."


10/24/2014 -  Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks - 04:03 PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.







10/24/2014 -  Drone strike kills three al Qaeda-linked militants: tribal sources - 03:26 PM

SANAA (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed three suspected members of the al Qaeda-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said.







10/24/2014 -  Exclusive: Canada's financial intelligence agency gets 'useful' data after attacks - 03:02 PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's financial intelligence agency asked institutions to quickly report suspicious transactions in the wake of two deadly attacks this week and has received data "useful to our intelligence efforts," a spokesman said on Friday.







10/24/2014 -  Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani - 02:52 PM

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents.


10/24/2014 -  At least four dead in escape bid at model Dominican Republic jail - 02:40 PM

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - At least four prisoners were killed and several others wounded by gunfire after an attempted mass escape at a prison in the southern Dominican Republic, officials said on Friday.







10/24/2014 -  Lebanon army clashes with gunmen, kills two in Tripoli: sources - 02:34 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army clashed with Sunni Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least two of the militants, security sources said.


10/24/2014 -  U.S. general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warhead - 02:16 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Friday he believes Pyongyang has the capability to build a nuclear warhead that can be mounted on a ballistic missile, but added there were no tests or other evidence it has taken that step.


10/24/2014 -  'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill - 01:59 PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used.







10/24/2014 -  Italy strikes against Renzi labour reforms and cuts - 01:31 PM

ROME (Reuters) - Striking workers took to the streets in cities across Italy on Friday to protest against cuts to public services and labour reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.







10/24/2014 -  Slain Canadian soldier heads home on 'Highway of Heroes' - 01:27 PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead while guarding the country's war memorial in Ottawa began the journey to his hometown on Friday, in a last ride along the nation's "Highway of Heroes."







10/24/2014 -  Venezuela's Maduro slams Spain's Rajoy over jailed opponent - 01:24 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasted Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday and ordered a revision of bilateral ties over his call for an opponent of Maduro to be released from jail.


10/24/2014 -  Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary - 01:05 PM

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday.


10/24/2014 -  In eastern Ukraine, parliamentary election deepens divide - 12:53 PM

NOVOTROITSKE Ukraine (Reuters) - Standing at the village polling station where she will oversee Ukraine's parliamentary election on Sunday, Irina Sobko points across a field of wilted sunflowers to a town controlled by Russian-backed rebels where she says there won't be any voting.







 


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