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Reuters World News 07/28/2014
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07/28/2014 -  South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry - 02:03 AM

ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) - Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.







07/28/2014 -  Islamist militants kill 18 civilians in Philippines - 01:54 AM

MANILA (Reuters) - Islamist militants in the Philippines killed 18 people on Monday in revenge for their clan's support of government efforts to bring stability to the resource-rich region and the military warned of more bloodshed.







07/28/2014 -  Australian police to renew bid to access Ukraine crash site - 01:54 AM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A joint Australian-Dutch probe team will renew efforts on Monday to gain access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine, Australian Federal Police said, after fierce fighting kept them away the previous day.


07/28/2014 -  Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares - 01:41 AM

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, the military said, with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable ceasefire.







07/28/2014 -  Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Australia limbo could sue government - 01:38 AM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The fate of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers held at sea for almost a month before being brought to a detention center in Australia was stuck in limbo on Monday, as lawyers for the detainees said they might sue the government for illegal imprisonment.


07/28/2014 -  Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy endorsed by parliament, ends year-long stalemate - 01:35 AM

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's parliament endorsed opposition leader Sam Rainsy as a lawmaker on Monday as part of a deal with long-term rival Prime Minister Hun Sen that both leaders hailed as an end to a year-long political crisis.







07/28/2014 -  Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post - 01:10 AM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.


07/28/2014 -  China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq - 12:57 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Muslim extremists from China's far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China's special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday.


07/28/2014 -  In Ukraine's east, Soviet-style economy withers under onslaught - 12:17 AM

DONETSK/KIEV (Reuters) - After pro-Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and almost 1 km of wiring, the Skochinskiy coal mine, an ageing stalwart of the economy in Ukraine's Donbass region, was put out of action.







07/27/2014 -  Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely - 11:50 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader.


07/27/2014 -  Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters - 09:57 PM

TANMEN China (Reuters) - On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his aging vessel. He has one high-tech piece of kit, however: a satellite navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather or a Philippine or Vietnamese patrol ship when he's fishing in the disputed South China Sea.







07/27/2014 -  Aruba frees Venezuela ex-general sought by U.S. over drugs - 07:55 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - A former Venezuelan military intelligence head detained on the Caribbean island of Aruba over U.S accusations of drug-trafficking was released and flew home on Sunday.







07/27/2014 -  Young Canadian reunites Haitian 'orphans' with parents - 06:45 PM

MIAMI (Reuters) - Morgan Wienberg, a slight 22-year-old from Canada, was only 18 when she joined the wave of volunteers who flew to Haiti to help out after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010.


07/27/2014 -  Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading - 06:27 PM

MONROVIA (Reuters) - The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.


07/27/2014 -  Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters - 05:54 PM

TANMEN China (Reuters) - On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his aging vessel. He has one high-tech piece of kit, however: a satellite navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather or a Philippine or Vietnamese patrol ship when he's fishing in the disputed South China Sea.







07/27/2014 -  Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions - 05:42 PM

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict.







07/27/2014 -  More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes - 05:06 PM

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said.


07/27/2014 -  Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile - 04:15 PM

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce and U.S. President Barack Obama called for a ceasefire but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end fighting with Israel.







07/27/2014 -  Venezuela says ex-general sought by U.S. to be freed in Aruba - 03:51 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela said on Sunday that retired military General Hugo Carvajal, wanted by the United States over drug accusations and arrested four days ago on the Caribbean island of Aruba, would be freed and return home shortly.


07/27/2014 -  Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies in ambulance - 03:31 PM

FREETOWN (Reuters) - A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital, a health official said.







07/27/2014 -  As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia - 03:28 PM

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran.


07/27/2014 -  Spending scandal besetting Aquino could hurt Philippines' economy - 03:21 PM

MANILA (Reuters) - The biggest political crisis that Philippine President Benigno Aquino has faced in four years in power could damage his image as a crusader against corruption and undermine his ability to deliver on reforms to sustain strong economic growth.







07/27/2014 -  Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM, kills at least three - 03:13 PM

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said.


07/27/2014 -  Bulgaria's Socialists pick new leader as election looms - 01:40 PM

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's scandal-tainted Socialist Party (BSP) picked a new leader on Sunday with the task of winning back disaffected voters before an early parliamentary election set for October 5 in the European Union's poorest member state.







07/27/2014 -  Bomb attack on church in Nigeria's Kano kills five - 08:54 AM

KANO (Reuters) - A bomb attack on a Catholic church in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano killed five people and wounded eight on Sunday, a senior police officer said.


 


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