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04/19/2015 -  Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video - 06:34 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

04/19/2015 -  Media reports say Mexican police were involved in January killings - 06:16 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three media outlets said on Sunday that Mexican federal police killed 16 unarmed people in two separate attacks in January, appearing to contradict an account by the federal government that the deaths could have been caused by friendly fire.

04/19/2015 -  Millionaire businessman wins Finland vote, euroskeptics take second place - 05:46 PM

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A millionaire former telecoms executive touted as a technocrat capable of rescuing Finland from economic slump won Sunday's parliamentary election, but he will likely need coalition support from a second-placed euroskeptic party critical of any more Greek bailouts.

04/19/2015 -  Greece's Varoufakis warns of Grexit contagion - 03:47 PM

MADRID (Reuters) - Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that if Greece were to leave the euro zone, there would be an inevitable contagion effect.

04/19/2015 -  Chinese president to launch economic corridor link in Pakistan - 03:34 PM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Chinese president Xi Jinping is due in Pakistan on Monday where he will launch $46 billion in projects linking the old allies, a figure that far exceeds U.S. spending in Pakistan and underscores China's projection of power in Asia.

04/19/2015 -  Hundreds drown off Libya, EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis - 03:11 PM

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.

04/19/2015 -  Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around oil-rich city of Kirkuk - 02:31 PM

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities said their forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, drove Islamic State militants from an 84 square kilometer (32 sq mile) area in northern Iraq over the weekend, widening a buffer around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

04/19/2015 -  Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead - 02:08 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said on Sunday it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein, who after the 2003 U.S. invasion was ranked by Washington as the sixth most-wanted Iraqi.

04/19/2015 -  Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony: Human Rights Watch - 01:52 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - The prosecution's evidence in a trial this month of 51 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the testimony of one police officer, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

04/19/2015 -  Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video - 01:48 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

04/19/2015 -  Turkish Cypriot leadership vote goes to runoff - 01:28 PM

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu failed on Sunday to win a presidential election in the breakaway territory, paving the way for a runoff in late April ahead of an expected resumption of peace talks for the divided island, possibly in May.

04/19/2015 -  Yemen's Houthi leader accuses Saudi Arabia of seeking to invade - 12:43 PM

ADEN (Reuters) - The leader of Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi militia accused Saudi Arabia on Sunday of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in no mood to compromise despite more than three weeks of Saudi-led bombing.

04/19/2015 -  Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks - 12:42 PM

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

04/19/2015 -  Gunmen kill eight supporters of Brazilian soccer club - 12:13 PM

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Three gunmen invaded the headquarters of a fan club for Brazilian soccer team Corinthians on Saturday night in Sao Paulo and shot dead eight people in what police believed was a drug gang-related killing, according to local media reports.

04/19/2015 -  Mexico says captures Juarez Cartel leader - 12:07 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had captured a leader of the Juarez Cartel wanted by the United States government who took the helm after the organization's long-time chief was nabbed last year.

04/19/2015 -  Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are U.S. 'myth' - 11:29 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.

04/19/2015 -  South Africa's 'Rainbow Nation' turns dark as immigrant attacks rise - 11:24 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When he heard angry screams and the hammering of hatchets on the door of his shack last week, Malawian Folias Sakai thought he was about to become the eighth person to be killed in anti-immigrant attacks that have swept South Africa this month.

04/19/2015 -  Economic victory fails to deliver popularity boost for Hungary's Orban - 11:04 AM

BUDAPEST/WARSAW (Reuters) - What should have been Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's finest hour may be becoming his darkest.

04/19/2015 -  Iraqi officer under Saddam masterminded rise of Islamic State: Spiegel - 10:42 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - A former intelligence officer for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind Islamic State's takeover of northern Syria, according to a report by Der Spiegel that is based on documents uncovered by the German magazine.

04/19/2015 -  U.N. frees 21 herders enslaved by militia in Central African Republic - 10:11 AM

BANGUI (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers have liberated some 21 nomadic Muslim herders, most of them women and children, enslaved by militia groups in the west of Central African Republic, though up to 100 more remain in captivity, a U.N. official said on Sunday.


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