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- Youths set fire to cars in violence in Swedish city of Gothenburg
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:08:22 -0400
Groups of youths set fire to cars as they went on the rampage in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and a few surrounding towns on Monday night, in attacks Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said looked organized.
- EU observers saw irregularities but no fraud during Mali vote
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:01:43 -0400
European Union observers said on Tuesday they saw irregularities but not fraud during Mali's presidential run-off, despite opposition accusations that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's camp cheated.
- U.S. pastor in Turkey appeals for release, lifting of travel ban: lawyer
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:33 -0400
An American Christian pastor standing trial in Turkey on terrorism charges has appealed again to a Turkish court to release him from house arrest and lift his travel ban, his lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.
- U.S. Charge d'Affaires calls on Turkey to resolve pastor Brunson's case
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:05 -0400
The U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Turkey visited Andrew Brunson, the evangelical pastor whose detention and trial on terrorism charges has sparked a crisis between the two countries, and repeated a call on Tuesday for his case to be resolved.
- U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:59:28 -0400
The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" way.
- Man suspected of terrorism attack on UK parliament after driving into pedestrians
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:55:47 -0400
British police said they believe a man deliberately drove a car into pedestrians and cyclists on Tuesday before ramming it into barriers outside London's parliament in what appeared to be the second terrorism attack on the building in just under 18 months.
- Explosion in Yemen's Aden targets provincial governor's convoy: witnesses
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:54:15 -0400
An explosion in Yemen's southern city of Aden targeted the convoy of a Saudi-backed Yemeni official, witnesses said on Tuesday.
- Italy motorway bridge collapses on Genoa buildings in heavy rains, 'dozens' feared dead
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:53:24 -0400
A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service, in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".
- Turkey hopes to find solution on Syria's Idlib with Russia
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:52:38 -0400
Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday he hoped his country and Russia could find a solution over the northern Syrian region of Idlib, a rebel-held enclave which the Syrian government says it aims to recapture.
- Outcry in Malaysia over two women sentenced to caning for lesbian sex
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:34:24 -0400
Human rights activists called on Tuesday on Malaysian authorities to review a religious court decision sentencing two women to six strokes for having sex.
- Uganda police arrest three MP's after stones thrown at Museveni's convoy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:19:24 -0400
Ugandan police arrested three opposition lawmakers and scores of others after stones were thrown at the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986.
- Risk of no-deal Brexit rising, 'everyone needs to prepare': British foreign minister
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:15:51 -0400
The risk of a no-deal Brexit has been increasing and the European Union commission needs to change its attitude if a deal is to be reached, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday.
- Italy's Autostrade was carrying out maintenance on Genoa bridge
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:10:59 -0400
Italy's Autostrade, a motorway operator controlled by Atlantia, said it had been carrying out maintenance work on the flyover bridge that collapsed in Genoa on Tuesday.
- Trump vows 'toughness and strength' after UK parliament incident
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:01:07 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that terrorists should be treated with "toughness and strength" after a man drove a car into members of the public and a security barrier outside Britain's parliament, injuring three.
- From laboratory in far west, China's surveillance state spreads quietly
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:50:20 -0400
Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.
- As forgiveness sweeps Ethiopia, some wonder about justice
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:49:27 -0400
Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No-one knows how many were tortured.
- At least 10 people dead in Genoa bridge collapse: police sources
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:45:50 -0400
The collapse of a bridge in the Italian port town of Genoa has killed 10 people based on an initial estimate, police sources said on Tuesday.
- Italy minister fears "immense tragedy", media say 'dozens' dead
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:28:49 -0400
The elevated motorway collapse in northern Italy appears to be "an immense tragedy", Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday, just before a local news agency reported "dozens" dead.
- Afghan forces say regaining control over besieged city
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:14:44 -0400
Afghan troops backed by U.S forces gained control over large parts of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, officials said, while reports of a Taliban attack in another province raised new questions about Afghanistan's prospects.
- 'Hijab is like a key': Myanmar blogger battles bias with beauty campaign
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:02:24 -0400
Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community's rare bloggers on beauty care, has gone the other way.