GENEVA/LONDON, (Reuters) – The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday.
MILWAUKEE, (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday night over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of “a low blow” after she compared him to Republicans.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court said yesterday that opposition leaders Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul, will have to face trial in a case involving the alleged misuse of party funds, but exempted them from appearing in court.
MUNICH/AMMAN, (Reuters) – Major powers agreed yesterday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the country.
MILWAUKEE, (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate last night over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of “a low blow” after she compared him to Republicans.
MUNICH, (Reuters) – Major powers agreed yesterday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing.
WASHINGTON, (Reut-ers) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus yesterday, a much-needed boost to her campaign as it competes for the important black voting bloc in South Carolina’s primary this month.
MONTERREY, Mexico, (Reuters) – A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a prison left 49 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities said yesterday, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another jail in Mexico’s far north.
BURNS, Ore., (Reuters) – The four holdouts in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered yesterday, with the last protester repeatedly threatening suicide in a dramatic final phone call with mediators before he gave up, ending the 41-day standoff.
SAN SALVADOR, (Reuters) – Former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes will face a civil trial after he was not able to verify the source of more than $700,000 found in his personal bank accounts, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.
BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Around 3.6 million people in Haiti are struggling to feed themselves as three consecutive years of drought have ruined harvests and raised food prices, worsening hunger among the poor, the U.N.
MANCHESTER, N.H./COLUMBIA, S.C., (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton made the prospect of her being elected the first woman U.S. president a centerpiece of her campaign, then lost a critical nominating contest to a 74-year-old man in part because women preferred him.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration’s strategy to combat climate change.