AMRITSAR, India, (Reuters) – A commuter train travelling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people yesterday, state officials said, making it India’s worst rail disaster this year.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry?
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Proposals made by Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country’s environment that could lead deforestation “to explode,” a group of non-government organizations said on Friday.
KOCHI/NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – A senior leader of India’s ruling party warned on Friday that protesters in the southern state of Kerala would take the law into their hands if officials attempted to let women enter a hill temple at the centre of a raging controversy.
WASHINGTON/ANKARA, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said yesterday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S.
WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accused right-wing front-runner Jair Bolsonaro yesterday of soliciting mass messaging over social media via WhatsApp, funded by businesses, in an alleged violation of Brazil’s campaign finance law.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Ecuador expelled Venezuela’s ambassador to Quito yesterday after a Venezuelan government minister called Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno a liar, and Venezuela reciprocated by ordering Ecuador’s top diplomat to go home.
CAIRO, (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor has charged three executives from a private petroleum company with embezzling nearly $1 billion from corporate funds, state news agency MENA and a judicial source said yesterday.
VALENCIA, Venezuela, (Reuters) – U.S. consumer goods maker Colgate-Palmolive Co has halted production at its detergent and dish soap plant in Venezuela because it lacked cardboard boxes to ship products, a union leader said yesterday.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has reversed a decision to award a $300-million housing deal to China in favour of a joint venture with an Indian company, the government said, ahead of a visit by the prime minister to its South Asian neighbour.
HOUSTON/SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – In the middle of a Sino-U.S. trade war, the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company is turning toward Beijing for business at a time when most of Corporate America is looking elsewhere to avoid the threat of tariffs.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and dozens injured as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Haiti yesterday over a corruption scandal and some marchers called for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.
TORONTO/VANCOUVER, (Reuters) – Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis yesterday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores are not yet open.
TUMEREMO, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Seven people were killed near a remote gold mine in southeastern Venezuela, family members said on Wednesday, the latest in a number of violent incidents related to illegal mining in the crisis-stricken country.
(Reuters) – Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – The South Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands is felling its tropical forests at nearly 20 times a sustainable rate, according to research by an environmental group published yesterday, driven by insatiable Chinese demand for its lumber.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Indian minister M.J.Akbar said today he had resigned to fight allegations of sexual harassment levied by several women, the biggest scalp in the country’s #MeToo movement that gathered momentum last week.
WASHINGTON/RIYADH, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as U.S.
BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG, (Reuters) – European Union leaders will give British Prime Minister Theresa May a tough reception in Brussels today, warning her to rally support at home for the Brexit deal on offer or be cut loose without one in March.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (Reuters) – The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to at least 29 yesterday as crews scoured debris for hundreds of people reported missing in the Florida Panhandle, nearly a week after the storm flattened whole communities.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican close to President Donald Trump, today accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of ordering the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and called him a “rogue crown prince” who is jeopardizing relations with the United States.
ANKARA/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said yesterday, after U.S.
SEOUL, (Reuters) – The two Koreas agreed yesterday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship in spite of U.S.
(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died yesterday at the age of 65, his family said.
MINSK, (Reuters) – The Russian Orthodox Church said yesterday it had decided to sever all relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in protest over its endorsement of Ukraine’s request for an “autocephalous”, or independent, church.
SALMON, Idaho, (Reuters) – An Idaho wildlife official was forced to resign yesterday after photographs of him posing with a family of baboons and other wild creatures he killed in September during a hunting trip in Africa went viral online, igniting a firestorm of criticism.
ANKARA/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman today ordered an internal probe into the unexplained disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a joint Turkish-Saudi team was set to search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he was last seen on Oct.
VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century — murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the Church’s most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception.
HONG KONG, (Reuters) – As Hong Kong’s government hews closer to Beijing, officials are taking a tough line on perceived national security threats, even deploying an elite police unit for political monitoring and surveillance – a sharp escalation in rhetoric and action.
MANAGUA, (Reuters) – Nicaraguan police arrested 26 people yesterday ahead of a planned march against the government of President Daniel Ortega, local human rights groups said.
DUBAI, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency said today.
VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops accused of molesting minors, as he tries to tackle the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandals around the world.
BARCELONA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The future that fast-growing cities in South Asia and Africa choose – cleaner and safer, or dirtier and more dangerous – will be pivotal to efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists said in a key U.N.
ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia must cooperate with the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and let Turkish officials enter its Istanbul consulate, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on today.
(Reuters) – An American evangelical Christian pastor at the centre of a row between Ankara and Washington looked set to fly home on Friday after a Turkish court freed him, a move that may signal a step towards mending ties between the allies.
(Reuters) – A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young as 11, the U.N.
(Reuters) – A delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as part of a joint investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, three Turkish sources said on Friday.
(Reuters) – Hurricane Michael’s violence was visible yesterday in shattered Florida coastal towns, where rows of homes were ripped from foundations and roofs were peeled off schools by the near-record-force storm blamed for six deaths.
(Reuters) Rapper Kanye West, with a stream of consciousness speech in the Oval Office and a burst of profanity, defended his support for President Donald Trump yesterday, to the great delight of Trump himself.
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday that he saw no reason to cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, possibly setting up a clash with the U.S.
(Reuters) – Brazil’s presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro would tackle chronic energy shortages by expanding nuclear and hydroelectric power in the Amazon despite environmental concerns, the adviser overseeing his infrastructure plans told Reuters.
(Reuters) – Jamal Khashoggi believed he was safe in Turkey. Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist and newspaper editor, had lived in exile in Washington for more than a year, writing a column for the Washington Post in which he regularly criticized his country’s crackdown on dissent, its war in Yemen and sanctions imposed on Qatar.
(Reuters) – Three women of unknown origin were found dead, presumably murdered, on Wednesday on the Greek side of the river border between Turkey and Greece, police sources said, an area known for illegal migrant crossings.
(Reuters) – Pope Francis yesterday compared having an abortion to “hiring a “hit man” to eliminate a problematic person, in comments sure to be welcomed by conservative Catholics who have accused the pontiff of not speaking out enough on “cultural war” issues.
(Reuters) – The death toll from floods across much of central and southern Nigeria has reached 199, the national disaster agency said on Wednesday, almost doubling the number of people killed from three weeks earlier.
(Reuters) – Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI.TO), a Canada-based marketer of petroleum products, said yesterday it would buy a 75 percent stake in privately held SOL Investments Ltd for C$1.57 billion (US$1.21 billion), to expand further in the U.S.
(Reuters) – Far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro vowed yesterday to appoint non-partisan ministers, breaking with the tradition of building cabinets through coalitions, as part of his bid to tackle graft in Latin America’s largest economy.
(Reuters) – Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday she is resigning as the U.S.
(Reuters) The weekend earthquake which battered Haiti killed 17 people, authorities said on Tuesday, and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,500 houses, sparking fears that many buildings are in a precarious state in the impoverished Caribbean country.