AJDABIYAH, Libya, (Reuters) – Rebels on the eastern front of Libya’s civil war lost 11 men in the past 24 hours fighting to capture the strategic oil terminal and refinery at Brega on the Mediterranean coast, hospital sources said.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Mortgage and investment schemes targeting troubled U.S. homeowners jumped in 2010 and may increase further if the economy does not improve, the FBI said yesterday.
AMMAN, (Reuters) – Syrian forces shot dead at least 20 protesters yesterday, activists said, as tens of thousands demanded the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad, chanting “we will kneel only to God”.
OSLO, (Reuters) – Norway appointed a nine-person commission yesterday to investigate the attacks that killed 77 people last month, including the police response that has been criticised as slow.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – James Tabuteau has been living in a ramshackle tent camp in Haiti’s capital since last year’s catastrophic earthquake wrecked his home, struggling to find enough unskilled temporary work to feed his young family.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron risks his government’s austerity drive, particularly its plans to cut police funding, becoming the focus of Britons’ fears about the future after the worst looting and rioting in decades hit English cities.
AMMAN/HAMA, Syria – Syrian forces killed at least 19 people in raids near the Lebanon border and in the country’s Sunni tribal heartland, activists said, pursuing a military campaign to crush street protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
LONDON, (Reuters) – With social media brutally accelerating the news cycle and allowing rumours from riots to bank failures to spread at lightning speed, politicians, businesses and governments must adapt fast.
NEW YORK, (Reuters Life!) – A high degree of pain does not make it any more likely that someone coming into the emergency room with chest pains is having a heart attack, according to a study.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, a staunch conservative with a Washington outsider’s resume, will seek the 2012 Republican nomination for U.S.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters Life!) – An Indian film over caste discrimination against “untouchables” has been mired in controversy with protests from caste groups forcing the producers to cut parts of the film, highlighting deep-seated social tensions in the rising economic power.
RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters Life!) – Since director James Cameron’s “Avatar” raked in $2.8 billion at global box offices, Hollywood has flooded theaters with wave after wave of 3D movies, but some industry watchers wonder if theatergoers are now drowning in it.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Aid officials warned yesterday that the famine in the Horn of Africa would escalate significantly if October rains fail to materialize, and cautioned U.S.
WASHINGTON/KABUL, (Reuters) – NATO-led forces killed the Taliban militants responsible for shooting down a U.S.
KABUL, (Reuters) – Late last Friday night, special forces troops from the NATO-led coalition launched an operation to capture a Taliban leader in an inaccessible valley southwest of Kabul.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A British businessman accused of arranging for his wife to be murdered while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town can be extradited to face trial in South Africa, a court ruled yesterday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will face pressure today to soften his austerity plans, toughen up policing and do more to help inner-city communities after days of riots and looting laid bare deep social tensions in a depressed economy.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. stocks tumbled more than 4 percent yesterday, almost wiping out gains from a relief rally the previous day, as rumors about the health of French banks sparked concern that the euro zone’s debt crisis could claim new victims.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. regulators approved a once-daily HIV pill by Gilead Sciences Inc, giving a new source of revenue to the leading maker of HIV medicines as it faces expiring patents.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch acknowledged for the first time publicly that his son James is not the preferred choice to succeed him as News Corp CEO, at least in the near-term.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Violence flared in English cities and towns yesterday night but London, where thousands of extra police had been deployed, was largely peaceful after three turbulent nights in which youths rampaged across the capital virtually unchecked.
SAN ANGELO, Texas, (Reuters) – Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who heads a breakaway Mormon sect, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting two underage girls he claimed as “spiritual” brides.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. stocks clawed back most of Monday’s losses as a U.S.
AMMAN, (Reuters) – Turkey demanded yesterday that Syria’s leaders stop the killing of civilians and said it would watch events there in the coming days, raising pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, who said his forces would continue to pursue “terrorist groups”.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Protesters battled police in Chile’s capital yesterday in the latest unrest against deeply unpopular President Sebastian Pinera, possibly sidetracking his top priorities such as capital market reforms.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States said yesterday it was requesting a dispute settlement panel to hear its year-old complaint that Guatemala has failed to protect workers’ rights as required under a free-trade agreement.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Police arrested Brazil’s deputy tourism minister yesterday in a corruption sweep tied to funding for major sports events, the latest in a series of scandals to tarnish President Dilma Rousseff’s government.
WASHINGTON/LONDON, (Reuters) – Political leaders failed to halt a global stock market rout that gathered steam yesterday as investors lost confidence that Europe and the United States can rein in their budgets quickly and fear spread of a double-dip recession.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Rioting and looting spread across and beyond London yesterday as hooded youths set fire to cars and buildings, smashed shop windows and hurled bottles and stones at police in a third night of violence in Britain’s worst unrest in decades.
TOKYO, (Reuters) – The Nikkei average tumbled more than 4 percent in heavy volume today, posting the biggest one-day fall since the March earthquake as investors fled the stock market in the wake of a plunge on Wall Street and a downgrade of U.S.
SYDNEY, (Reuters Life!) – Nancy Wake, a much-decorated World War Two spy and Resistance heroine known as “The White Mouse” for her ability to remain undetected, and who at one point was the Gestapo’s most wanted person, has died in London at the age of 98.
NEW YORK, (Reuters Life!) – No need for Kanye West and Jay-Z to simply watch a throne.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters Life!) – The classic 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” is getting a remake, adding songs from the 1960s and brand new compositions to some of the original music, film studio Lionsgate said yesterday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters Life!) – Fans of the movie “Life in a Day” who think it is a one-shot chance to see a film portraying one day in the life of ordinary people around the world should think twice — quite literally.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah demanded an end to the bloodshed in Syria yesterday and recalled his country’s ambassador from Damascus, in a rare case of one of the Arab world’s most powerful leaders intervening against another.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Groups of youths attacked shops and damaged a police car in north London yesterday as police sent in reinforcements to prevent more rioting on the scale that laid waste to another area of the British capital 24 hours earlier.
KHARTOUM, (Reuters) – Sudanese security forces have confiscated the entire edition of an independent newspaper in the capital Khartoum, its editor said yesterday, the latest sign of a media crackdown.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – Miami police arrested Outkast rapper and “Hey Ya” singer Big Boi yesterday for possessing ecstasy and other drugs that the performer’s lawyer later characterized as “contraband.” Media reports cited the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department’s website as listing the rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, as having been arrested for having ecstasy, MDMA powder and Viagra, for which he had no prescription.
PARIS/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Global leaders yesterday arranged a round of emergency calls to discuss the twin debt crises in Europe and the United States that are causing turmoil in financial markets.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – A top official at Brazil’s agriculture ministry tendered his resignation yesterday following corruption allegations, the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff’s seven-month old government.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said yesterday his military had defeated Islamist rebels battling to overthrow his Western-backed government after the al Shabaab group began withdrawing fighters from the capital Mogadishu.
SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave hospital soon, a government source said yesterday, as clashes between his loyalists and opponents flared in the capital he left when protests against his rule turned into open warfare.
KABUL (Reuters) – A NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 31 US soldiers and seven Afghans, the Afghan president said yesterday, the deadliest single incident for foreign troops in 10 years of war.
(Reuters) – Former Beatle Paul McCartney said on Thursday that he appears to be a victim of the newspaper phone hacking scandal in Britain and will be talking to police when he finishes a U.S.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s yesterday in an unprecedented reversal of fortune for the world’s largest economy.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed out their worst week in more than two years yesterday in a volatile session that saw the major indexes whip back and forth before the S&P 500 ended down less than a point.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Carbon offsets neared all-time lows yesterday, confirming their status as the world’s worst performing commodity, as slumping demand meets rising supply of the U.N.
MIAMI, (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Emily killed four people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, authorities said yesterday, as remnants of the storm drifted over the Caribbean with a “high chance” of restrengthening into a tropical cyclone.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The illness of Sonia Gandhi, India’s most powerful political leader, may have set off a risky succession that could propel her inexperienced son Rahul to government just as the ruling Congress party battles corruption scandals and high inflation.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Investors around the world dumped stocks and commodities yesterday and rushed to the security of cash and government bonds, hammering equity indexes to their lowest levels of the year on fears of a spreading debt crisis and slowing growth.