TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Fighters loyal to Libya’s overthrown leader Muammar Gaddafi took control of a town south-east of the capital yesterday, flying their green flags in defiance of the country’s fragile new government.
PARIS (Reuters) – France approved a bill yesterday, making it illegal to deny the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago was genocide, sparking angry retaliation from Turkey which threatened a “total rupture” of diplomatic ties.
MOSCOW/KISLOVODSK, Russia (Reuters) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, warning ethnic tensions could tear Russia apart, said yesterday he would toughen migration rules and keep a tight rein on Russia’s regions to prevent it following the Soviet Union into oblivion.
GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States is still flouting international law at Guantanamo Bay, despite President Barack Obama’s election pledge to shut the facility, the United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said yesterday.
COLUMBIA, S.C., (Reuters) – Newt Gingrich didn’t just beat Mitt Romney in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, the former House speaker kicked away one of the main pillars of his rival’s election campaign.
JAIPUR, India, (Reuters) – Amid raucous cheers from thousands of admirers, television superstar Oprah Winfrey praised the contrast of calm and chaos in India at the region’s largest literature festival fast becoming a global cultural gala.
SANAA, (Reuters) – Outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh apologised for “any shortcoming” in his 33-year rule before leaving Yemen for the United States yesterday, paving the way for a transfer of power after a year of unrest.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – The Maldives asked the United Nations yesterday to mediate in a standoff with the opposition over the arrest of a criminal court judge, which has prompted accusations that President Mohamed Nasheed’s government has subverted democracy.
CAIRO, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Arab foreign minister agreed yesterday a new political roadmap for Syria that sees President Bashar al-Assad delegating power to a deputy and setting up a unity government as a prelude to early parliamentary and presidential elections.
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KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) – More than 100 people were killed in bomb attacks and gunbattles in the Nigerian city Kano late on Friday, a local government security source said, in the deadliest strike claimed by Islamist sect Boko Haram to date.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Bombs killed at least 14 prisoners in a Syrian security vehicle yesterday, and fierce battles erupted between rebels and state forces as the Arab League considered whether to keep monitors in place.
CAIRO (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood won by far the biggest share of seats allocated to party lists in Egypt’s first freely-elected parliament in decades, final results confirmed, giving it a major role in drafting the country’s new constitution.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Two guns believed seized from gangsters Bonnie and Clyde in 1933 after a deadly Missouri shootout with police sold for a combined $210,000 at an auction yesterday in Kansas City to an unnamed online bidder.
GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) – The captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which struck a rock and capsized off Italy, told magistrates he informed the ship’s owners of the accident immediately, denying he delayed raising the alarm, judicial sources said yesterday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks yesterday, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fast-moving bills.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Researchers studying a potentially more lethal, airborne version of the bird flu virus have suspended their studies because of concerns the mutant virus they have created could be used as a devastating form of bioterrorism or accidentally escape the lab.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Major powers are divided over what to put on the table should Iran resume talks on curbing its nuclear programme and whether to allow it to continue enriching uranium to some degree, diplomats said yesterday.
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Dozens of Occupy protesters chained themselves to doors at Wells Fargo bank headquarters in San Francisco yesterday, while hundreds more demonstrators across the United States rallied against corporate campaign donations.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Etta James, the influential 1950s rhythm-and-blues singer best known for her show-stopping hit “At Last,” died yesterday from complications of leukemia in a California hospital surrounded by her family.
PARIS, (Reuters) – France threatened yesterday to pull out early from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan after four a rogue Afghan soldier opened fire on French soldiers, killing four and wounding about 15 others.
(Reuters) – Eastman Kodak Co, the photography icon that invented the hand-held camera, has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to shrink significantly, capping a prolonged plunge for one of America’s best-known companies.
CHARLESTON, S.C., (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich angrily defended himself yesterday against allegations that he had asked his ex-wife for an open marriage, lashing out in perhaps the most crucial debate yet in the 2012 campaign.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s elite Rapid Action Battalion force, accused of extrajudicial killings and branded a death squad by Human Rights Watch, has opened a complaints bureau, a senior RAB official said yesterday, in a move to placate its critics.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department named eight individuals and entities yesterday as drug traffickers, including a Guatemalan drug lord believed to be one of the most prolific Central American narcotics traffickers, and banned Americans from having any dealings with them.