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Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week .

India threatens to derail WTO deal, prompts angry US rebuke

NEW DELHI/GENEVA, (Reuters) - India threatened yesterday to block a worldwide reform of custom rules, which some estimates say could add $1 trillion to the global economy and create 21 million jobs, prompting a U .

EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

BRUSSELS, (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector .

Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a U .

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali

ALGIERS/BAMAKO, (Reuters) - Authorities said yesterday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria .

Shelling of Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800

GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U .

Attack on bus in Iraq kills 52 prisoners, nine police

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) - A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 52 prisoners and nine policemen yesterday, Ministry of Justice sources said, as politicians faced pressure to form a power-sharing government that can tackle a Sunni insurgency .

Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake

(Reuters) - An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said yesterday .

Honduran president links border crisis to U.S. policy divide

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European court says CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest

WARSAW, (Reuters) - The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects .

Missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso has crashed: Algerian official

ALGIERS (Reuters) - An Air Algerie flight crashed today en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said .

Attack on bus in Iraq kills 52 prisoners, nine police

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) - A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 52 prisoners and nine policemen today, Ministry of Justice sources said, as politicians faced pressure to form a power-sharing government that can tackle a Sunni insurgency .

Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Gaza fighting raged yesterday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U .

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory

KIEV, (Reuters) - Kiev said two of its fighter jets were shot down over the rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine yesterday, and the missiles that brought them down might have been fired from Russia .

West African states pledge regional anti-Boko Haram force

NIAMEY, (Reuters) - Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon pledged on Wednesday to mobilize a joint force to tackle the growing regional threat posed by Boko Haram Islamist militants operating mainly in Nigeria .

Trial starts for Venezuela opposition leader Lopez

Trial starts for Venezuela opposition leader Lopez

CARACAS, (Reuters) - Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez went on trial in Venezuela yesterday, accused of masterminding anti-government protests that turned violent and left 43 people dead .

Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

PHOENIX, (Reuters) - An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection yesterday and his lawyers said he “gasped and snorted” before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States .

Sierra Leone’s chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

FREETOWN, (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said .

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

LONDON, (Reuters) - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published today .

Bombs in Nigeria’s Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

KADUNA, Nigeria, (Reuters) - At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna targeting opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari at a busy market and a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a crowd in prayer .

Sierra Leone’s chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

FREETOWN, (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said .

U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Two U .

Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election

JAKARTA, (Reuters) - Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election yesterday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world’s third-largest democracy .

Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip yesterday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U .

Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet ‘by mistake’ -U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The U .

Peru’s Humala replaces prime minister amid political scandal

LIMA, (Reuters) - Peru’s President Ollanta Humala said yesterday he is replacing his prime minister following an embarrassing political scandal that marks the start of his sixth cabinet and his third year in office .

Boko Haram moves unopposed in strategic Nigerian town

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 .

Malaysian jet disaster hits Australian family again -reports

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - An Australian couple who lost a son and daughter-in-law on a Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared in March are again mourning after more relatives were killed when their plane was downed in Ukraine, media reported on Friday .

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands today as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts .

Kerry, in Cairo, presses for Gaza cease-fire

CAIRO (Reuters) - US Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push yesterday to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, but senior US officials acknowledged this would be difficult .

Yum, McDonald’s apologize as new China food scandal hits

SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc and McDonald’s Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies’ efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets .

After U.S. deportation, a Honduran mother and daughter’s uncertain fate

TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) - When 9-year-old Genesis stepped off a plane in Honduras after being deported from the United States, she was excited at the thought of seeing her cousins .

Iraq Catholic leader says Islamic State worse than Genghis Khan

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) - The head of Iraq’s largest church said on Sunday that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu who ransacked medieval Baghdad .

U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens

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Gaza death toll jumps

GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Hamas’s armed wing said yesterday it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed .



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