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Police teargas protesters against Burundi president seeking third term

Police teargas protesters against Burundi president seeking third term

BUJUMBURA, (Reuters) - Burundian riot police today forcibly dispersed crowds protesting against the president seeking a third term, a decision critics said is unconstitutional and could rekindle turmoil after a decade of calm in the East African state .

Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake

Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday .

Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy

SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world’s top industrialised nations .

Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist

TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico, (Reuters) - A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury .

FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in US – CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported yesterday, quoting law enforcement officials .

Ivory Coast coalition names Ouattara as candidate for October election

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The five parties in Ivory Coast’s ruling coalition named President Alassane Ouattara as their candidate for an election in October in which he is expected to win a second five-year term .

Russian hackers read Obama’s unclassified emails last year -NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama’s unclassified emails, the New York Times reported yesterday, quoting US officials .

Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

KATHMANDU, (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India today, killing hundreds of people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and triggering a fatal avalanche on Mount Everest .

UN rights chief slams UK article calling migrants “cockroaches”

UN rights chief slams UK article calling migrants “cockroaches”

LONDON, (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief yesterday called on Britain to tackle hate speech in the tabloid press after a columnist compared migrants to “cockroaches” and advocated using gunboats to stop them from coming to Europe .

Venezuela may have missed $24 billion in oil revenue in 2014

HOUSTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Venezuela, struggling to pay for essential items such as food and medicine amid strict foreign currency controls, may have failed to collect about a third of its potential oil revenue in 2014, a Reuters analysis suggests .

Material witness in ‘maternity tourism’ case arrested at L.A. airport

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - A woman considered a material witness in an investigation by U .

As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide

YEREVAN, (Reuters) - Armenia marked the centenary yesterday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide .

Burundi on knife edge over  president’s possible third-term run

Burundi on knife edge over president’s possible third-term run

BUJUMBURA/NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third five-year term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the African nation calm since civil war ended a decade ago and could stoke tensions in a region blighted by ethnic conflict .

Russia deepens energy cooperation with Argentina

MOSCOW, (Reuters) - Russia and Argentina signed documents deepening energy cooperation yesterday, underlining Moscow’s drive to develop ties with South America since coming under Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis .

Brother of Sri Lanka’s  ex-president detained  in graft investigation

Brother of Sri Lanka’s ex-president detained in graft investigation

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police detained the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday on suspicion of misappropriating state funds, the first arrest of a member of the once-powerful family .

Mexico’s Congress passes anti-corruption law

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - Mexico’s Congress has approved an anti-corruption law that could help relieve pressure on President Enrique Pena Nieto’s scandal-plagued government .

Top Honduran court paves way for presidents to seek re-election

TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Honduras yesterday struck down a law that banned presidents from seeking a second term, paving the way for their re-election, a contentious issue at the heart of a coup six years ago .

Japan PM Abe meets China’s Xi, says to work for better ties

TOKYO/JAKARTA, (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a summit in Indonesia yesterday, the latest sign of a thaw between the Asian rivals that came despite an awkward diplomatic backdrop .



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