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07/02/2015 -  Tunisia hunts for Libya-trained suspects after hotel attack - 01:42 AM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the deadly Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said.










07/01/2015 -  Indonesia to call off search for victims in deadly military plane crash - 11:39 PM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities will call off a two-day search for victims on Thursday after a military transport plane crashed into a residential area in Sumatra, killing around 140 people, the military said.


07/01/2015 -  "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle" - captain of crashed TransAsia plane - 11:12 PM

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday.










07/01/2015 -  Brazil's Rousseff tops off U.S. tour with Silicon Valley visit - 09:55 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc's self-driving car.










07/01/2015 -  Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished - 06:20 PM

(Reuters) - China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show.


07/01/2015 -  Child labor on the rise among Syrian children as crisis spirals: agencies - 05:55 PM

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies warned on Thursday.


07/01/2015 -  IAEA says Iran uranium stockpile reduced, but questions remain - 05:31 PM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a U.S. think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations.










07/01/2015 -  Brazil's Rousseff tops off U.S. tour with Silicon Valley visit - 05:15 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc's self-driving car.


07/01/2015 -  U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years - 05:10 PM

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.










07/01/2015 -  More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai - 04:19 PM

ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army said on Wednesday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.










07/01/2015 -  In emails, Hillary's outside advisers pushed hawkish Afghan line - 04:17 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the fall of 2009, as U.S. President Barack Obama conducted a long, divisive review of whether to pour more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, an influential group of advisors were quietly pushing a hawkish line.


07/01/2015 -  Migrant trafficker jailed for 18 years for 2013 shipwreck off Italy - 03:50 PM

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian court on Wednesday found a Tunisian man guilty of trafficking migrants and sentenced him to 18 years in jail for contributing to a 2013 shipwreck that killed 366 people, a judicial source said.


07/01/2015 -  Fleeing a crisis, Greek migrants flock back to Australia - 03:08 PM

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Greek translator Nikos Fotakis considers himself one of the lucky ones.


07/01/2015 -  Houthi shells kill 18 in Yemen, dengue fever spreading - 02:40 PM

ADEN (Reuters) - Shells fired by Yemen's dominant Houthi group killed 18 people near the southern port city of Aden early on Wednesday, local officials and witnesses said, while the United Nations warned that a dengue fever outbreak in Aden was rapidly spreading.










07/01/2015 -  Mexico supreme court judge urges states to legalize gay marriage - 02:24 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Now that Mexico's top court has given the green light to gay marriage, a host of states should bring their laws into line, a Supreme Court justice said.


07/01/2015 -  Tunisia identifies all 38 hotel attack victims, 30 of them British - 02:24 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Thirty Britons and eight other foreigners were killed last Friday when a gunman opened fire on holiday-makers at a Tunisian hotel, Tunisia's health ministry said on Wednesday, completing the last formal identification.










07/01/2015 -  Exclusive: U.S., Venezuela launch quiet diplomacy to ease acrimony - 01:43 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Venezuela have embarked on their most extensive dialogue in years in an attempt to improve their acrimonious relations, according to a senior U.S. administration official.


07/01/2015 -  Six killed in clashes in Burundi capital ahead of poll results - 01:40 PM

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - At least six people, including one policeman, were killed in Burundi's capital on Wednesday, witnesses and a police spokesman said, in the latest violent clash between police and residents since Monday's parliamentary election.


07/01/2015 -  Germany appoints senior judge to inspect list of NSA targets - 12:54 PM

(Reuters) - Germany on Wednesday named a former senior judge as special investigator to inspect a list of targets that German intelligence tracked on behalf of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), causing a political uproar.










07/01/2015 -  Libyan PM hopes for agreement with rivals on Thursday - 12:46 PM

VALLETTA (Reuters) - The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya said he hoped to reach a power-sharing peace agreement on Thursday with his rivals during U.N.-backed talks that seek to end a conflict that threatens to break up the country.


 


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