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07/23/2014 -  Plane with first coffins of Malaysian airliner victims leaves Ukraine - 03:31 AM

KHARKIV Ukraine (Reuters) - A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands.

07/23/2014 -  Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push - 03:26 AM

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Tel Aviv to push ceasefire talks.

07/23/2014 -  Young Islamic State robs al Qaeda of militant prestige - 03:03 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - In hiding, targeted by drone strikes and unable to land a blow in the West, al Qaeda's ageing leaders are losing a power struggle with ultra-radical young militants in Iraq and Syria who see themselves as the true successors to Osama bin Laden.

07/23/2014 -  Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing - 02:59 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.

07/23/2014 -  Iran nuclear talks to resume in early September: state TV - 02:50 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday nuclear talks with six world powers would resume in early September, according to state television, after both sides agreed to continue talking for four more months to try to reach a final agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.

07/23/2014 -  'Flawless' Thai army ruler would be good PM: junta colleague - 01:49 AM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha has run the country flawlessly since he seized power in a military coup in May and would make a good prime minister under a provisional administration to be set up shortly, a junta colleague said on Wednesday.

07/23/2014 -  Wrecked Concordia finally headed for scrapyard after massive salvage operation - 01:23 AM

GIGLIO ISLAND Italy (Reuters) - Maneuvers began early on Wednesday to remove the rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner from the Italian island where it struck rocks and capsized two years ago, killing 32 people.

07/23/2014 -  Typhoon Matmo slams into Taiwan, one killed, some damage reported - 01:21 AM

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong winds, shutting financial markets and schools, with at least one person killed and some damage reported.

07/22/2014 -  Oil smuggling finances Islamic State's new caliphate - 11:34 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared "caliphate".

07/22/2014 -  Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election - 10:36 PM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy.

07/22/2014 -  Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election - 08:34 PM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy.

07/22/2014 -  Poll shows Brazil's Rousseff would win presidential runoff - 07:19 PM

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil President Dilma Rousseff would win a second-round runoff against either opponent and has 38 percent of voter support ahead of her October re-election bid, a new poll by the IBOPE polling institute showed on Tuesday.

07/22/2014 -  Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts - 05:50 PM

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.

07/22/2014 -  Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city - 05:18 PM

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families.

07/22/2014 -  Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja: medical official - 03:52 PM

FALLUJA Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government air strikes killed 19 people, including children, in Falluja on Monday and Tuesday, a health official in the militant-held city said.

07/22/2014 -  Benin detains 10 people in child trafficking probe - 03:51 PM

COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighboring Niger was held for links to a "baby factory" ring, police sources said on Tuesday.

07/22/2014 -  Battered by election, Indonesia's new president faces party clash - 03:03 PM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - After winning Indonesia's closest ever presidential election, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo now faces what could be his toughest battle yet - winning over his own party.

07/22/2014 -  Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips - 02:24 PM

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city.

07/22/2014 -  Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election - 02:20 PM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third-largest democracy.

07/22/2014 -  Boko Haram moves unopposed in strategic Nigerian town - 02:17 PM

MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - A raid on an army base in northeast Nigeria and massacres of civilians in nearby villages at the weekend have left Boko Haram free to move unopposed in a strategic garrison town, witnesses and security sources said.

07/22/2014 -  Homemade explosive goes off at Santiago church, another defused - 01:40 PM

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A homemade incendiary device exploded outside the entrance to a Santiago church early Tuesday morning, but no one was hurt and there was minor damage, government spokesman Alvaro Elizalde said.

07/22/2014 -  Suicide bomb kills at least four at army base in Benghazi: security source - 12:41 PM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least four people were killed in a suicide bombing at an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a security source said.

07/22/2014 -  Turkey's Erdogan acknowledges strains with Obama - 11:03 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged his relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have soured, saying he had been disappointed among other things by a lack of U.S. action over the war in neighbouring Syria.

07/22/2014 -  Congo repels attack on military base in capital - 10:38 AM

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday but the government said the situation had been quickly brought under control.

07/22/2014 -  Central African Republic rebels demand partition in Brazzaville talks - 10:21 AM

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Seleka rebels have demanded that Central African Republic be partitioned into a Muslim north and a Christian south, a surprise move at talks aimed at halting religious violence, sources at the meeting said on Tuesday.


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