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Third suspect arrested in Malaysia over murder of North Korean
16 Feb 2017 at 6:36am

By Joseph Sipalan and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police made a third arrest on Thursday in their hunt for the people involved in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The third person, whose nationality was not disclosed, was the friend of an Indonesian woman who was detained earlier in the day in connection with the killing of Kim Jong Nam at the airport in the Malaysian capital on Monday, police said.

Netanyahu's far-right allies hail U.S. shift on 'two states'
16 Feb 2017 at 7:41am

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right political allies hailed on Thursday a shift in U.S. support for a Palestinian state and shrugged off a call by President Donald Trump to curb Israeli settlements on occupied land. In his first face-to-face meeting with Netanyahu as president, Trump on Wednesday dropped a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the longstanding bedrock of Washington's Middle East policy. The Republican president said he would accept whatever peace solution the Israelis or Palestinians chose, whether it entailed two states or one.

Putin says Russian, U.S. intelligence agencies should restore ties
16 Feb 2017 at 6:39am

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was in the interests of both Russia and the United States to restore communications between their respective intelligence agencies. "It's in everyone's interest to resume dialogue between the intelligence agencies of the United States and other members of NATO," Putin said, addressing Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).

New U.N. team aims to bring Syria war crimes to court
16 Feb 2017 at 8:55am

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A new body is being set up at the United Nations in Geneva to prepare prosecutions of war crimes committed in Syria, U.N. officials and diplomats said on Thursday. The General Assembly voted to establish the mechanism in December and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is due to name a judge or prosecutor as its head this month. "We expect to start very, very shortly with just a handful of people," a U.N. human rights official told Reuters.

U.N. wants to negotiate with U.S., Canada to resettle Rohingya refugees
16 Feb 2017 at 8:23am

By Krishna N. Das COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency said. Tens of thousands of Rohingya live in Bangladesh after fleeing Buddhist-majority Myanmar since the early 1990s, and their number has been swelled by an estimated 69,000 escaping an army crackdown in northern Rakhine State in recent months.

Plane strike hits Yemen mourners, killing 9 women, 1 child: residents
16 Feb 2017 at 8:14am

Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition struck a house north of Yemen's capital where a crowd of mourners was gathered, residents said on Thursday, killing nine women and a child and injuring dozens. The air strike hit the house of a local tribal leader in Ashira, a village north of Sanaa, on Wednesday night, a resident told Reuters. Blood was everywhere," a second resident of Ashira, who gave his name as Hamid Ali, told a Reuters cameraman.

Russia does not 'interfere in domestic matters' of other countries: Lavrov
16 Feb 2017 at 9:02am
Russia does not interfere in the internal matters of other countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday at the start of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, when asked about recent turmoil in Washington. "You should know we do not interfere in the domestic matters of other countries," Lavrov said.

Old alliances in doubt as world's top diplomats meet in Bonn
16 Feb 2017 at 8:58am

BONN, Germany (AP) ? Foreign ministers from 20 of the world's leading nations met Thursday in the former German capital to discuss current conflicts and ways to prevent future crises against a backdrop of uncertainty among allies and adversaries over the direction of U.S. foreign policy.

Russia to punish athletes who don't return Olympic medals
16 Feb 2017 at 8:58am
MOSCOW (AP) ? Russian track and field athletes haven't been giving up their medals in Olympic doping cases, and local officials have vowed to kick them off the national team until they do.

Saudi authorities arrest 18 IS suspect
16 Feb 2017 at 8:54am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) ? The spokesman of the Saudi Interior Ministry says security authorities have arrested 18 suspects belonging to the Islamic State group, including bomb makers.

All eyes on Tillerson's debut at G20 in Germany
16 Feb 2017 at 8:54am

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his diplomatic debut at a G20 gathering in Germany on Thursday as Russia pressed the Trump administration to keep its promises of improved relations. All eyes were on Tillerson as he held initial talks with his British, Saudi and UAE counterparts but he was giving nothing away amid intense interest as to what President Donald Trump's "America First" policy really means. America's top diplomat was also due to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as controversy raged over Trump's possible ties to the Kremlin and the shock resignation of his national security advisor Michael Flynn over contacts with Moscow's ambassador.

Syrians meet in Kazakhstan ahead of Geneva peace talks
16 Feb 2017 at 8:53am

BEIRUT (AP) ? Syrian government officials sat face-to-face with rebels for the second time in three weeks in Kazakhstan on Thursday, as diplomats stepped up efforts to lay the groundwork for U.N.-brokered peace talks next week.

2 dead as al-Shabab claims mortar attack near Somalia palace
16 Feb 2017 at 8:51am

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) ? Two civilians were killed in an al-Shabab mortar attack outside Somalia's presidential palace during a handover ceremony for the country's new leader, police said Thursday, a sign of the enormous security challenges in trying to develop this long-chaotic country.

EU parliament OKs more anti-terror rules
16 Feb 2017 at 8:51am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) ? The European Union's legislature has approved more anti-terror rules targeting foreign fighters going to or returning from conflict zones and will make crimes of such actions as public incitement and training for terrorism.

Angolan vice president faces corruption charges in Portugal
16 Feb 2017 at 8:50am

LISBON, Portugal (AP) ? Portuguese prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon, Portugal's attorney general's office said Thursday.

AP Interview: Lithuania confident of US commitment to NATO
16 Feb 2017 at 8:49am

BRUSSELS (AP) ? Lithuania's defense minister said Thursday he is confident that all NATO allies will help protect his country from Russia despite recent concern over the U.S. commitment to European security.

Rift with Trump: UN and Arab heads endorse 2-state solution
16 Feb 2017 at 8:48am

JERUSALEM (AP) ? The United Nations and the Arab League on Thursday issued a joint statement in support of the establishment of a Palestinian state, exposing a rift with President Donald Trump, who says it's up to Israel and the Palestinians to agree on the form of a final settlement.

Cyprus peace talks meeting ends abruptly, blaming ensues
16 Feb 2017 at 8:45am

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) ? A feud over Cyprus' troubled history on Thursday led to the abrupt halt of reunification talks between the ethnically split island's rival leaders, with confusion over who walked out on whom.

Pressure rises for Irish premier to quit over police scandal
16 Feb 2017 at 8:42am
DUBLIN (AP) ? Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny faces mounting pressure from party colleagues to resign over his stumbling response to a police scandal.

Top Asian News 2:05 p.m. GMT
16 Feb 2017 at 9:06am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) ? Malaysian authorities announced two more arrests Thursday in the death of the North Korean leader's half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed a wave of speculation and intrigue: a pair of female assailants, a broad-daylight killing and a dictator-sibling out for blood. Investigators were still piecing together details of the case, including the widespread assumption that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a hit squad to kill his estranged half brother, Kim Jong Nam. Known for his love of gambling and casinos, Kim Jong Nam had lived abroad for years, aware he was a hunted man.

Life in Shadows for Mentally Ill in China, With Violent Flares
11 Nov 2010 at 2:28am
Psychiatry has been revived in China, but mental health remains a medical backwater, desperately short of financing, practitioners and esteem.

Tentative Deal in Iraq Keeps Maliki in Power
11 Nov 2010 at 2:28am
Iraq?s leaders reached a tentative agreement to end an eight-month political impasse and return Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to power.

U.S. Tweaks Message on Troops in Afghanistan
11 Nov 2010 at 1:48am
The Obama administration is emphasizing the idea that the United States will have forces in Afghanistan until at least the end of 2014, which is a change in tone.

Obama Says Trade Pact With S. Korea Still Not Set
11 Nov 2010 at 2:00am
Despite a face-to-face meeting, President Obama and President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea said Thursday that they had not yet reached a trade agreement.

Obama Warns North Korea in Speech
11 Nov 2010 at 2:17am
President Obama said North Korea faces further isolation unless it gives up nuclear weapons.

In Jakarta Speech, Some Hear Cairo Redux
10 Nov 2010 at 11:50pm
Muslim leaders praised President Obama?s approach to Indonesia but expressed doubts that his speech would resonate in the wider Muslim world.

London Tuition Hike Protests Turn Violent
11 Nov 2010 at 1:48am
Protesters upset about education cuts attempted to storm the building that houses the Conservative Party.

Yemen Bomb Could Have Gone Off at East Coast
11 Nov 2010 at 1:44am
A package bomb from Yemen removed from a plane Oct. 29 could have exploded over the American East Coast.

Officers Tie British Cuts and Risk to Falklands
11 Nov 2010 at 1:48am
The retired admirals attacked the decision to scrap Britain?s only aircraft carrier and its fleet of Harrier jump jets, saying it exposed the Falkland Islands to attack by Argentina.

Uganda Seen as a Front Line in the Bioterrorism Fight
11 Nov 2010 at 1:48am
Tightening the security of vulnerable public health laboratories in East Africa is a ?security imperative,? a Defense Department official said.

U.S. Blocks Iran?s Bid for a U.N. Board Seat
11 Nov 2010 at 1:48am
The successful effort to block Iran?s bid for a seat on the board of UN Women was part of a larger United States strategy to isolate Iran.

U.S. Struggles to Restore Middle East Talks
11 Nov 2010 at 1:59am
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Egyptian officials, trying to overcome an impasse.

Economic Crisis Sidelines Fate of the World?s Poorest
11 Nov 2010 at 2:00am
World leaders? pledge of $20 billion to help the poorest farmers around the globe has, a year and a half later, fallen woefully short.

Art Walk Turns Into Street Fight in Istanbul
10 Nov 2010 at 8:58pm
Many suspicions have surfaced, but no one is in custody weeks after attacks at three galleries in the Tophane neighborhood.

For Women, Diploma Doesn't Mean a Career
10 Nov 2010 at 2:20pm
High university graduation rates for women in the Gulf states are not necessarily translating into private sector jobs.

Free-Trade Zones Attract Criminals
10 Nov 2010 at 2:20pm
Counterfeiting and money laundering can flourish wherever governments relax tax and regulatory requirements to attract foreign investment and ease the rapid movement of goods.

New Yorkers From Mexico Escorted Miner in Race
11 Nov 2010 at 2:05am
Juan Jesus Lopez and Rene Cuahuizo couldn?t afford the entrance fees for this year?s New York City Marathon, but had a chance to run with Edison Peña, the Chilean miner.

Gap, Its U.S. Sales Tepid, Joins the Rush to China
11 Nov 2010 at 1:40am
Gap Inc. plans to open a flagship store in Shanghai on Thursday, and three other large outlets in Beijing and Shanghai this month.

One Gunman Accused of Killing 40 in Philippine Massacre
11 Nov 2010 at 12:42am
A policeman who witnessed the massacre of 57 people in the southern Philippines last year testified on Wednesday that 40 of the victims were gunned down by one local official.

China Still Bans Rare Earths to Japan, Industry Says
11 Nov 2010 at 1:48am
The continuation of the embargo highlights the delicate balance that Beijing officials are trying to strike as world leaders converge on Seoul.

Top aide defends Trump over widow remarks
19 Oct 2017 at 3:34pm
The US president's chief of staff rails against a politician who claimed Mr Trump was insensitive to a grieving war widow.

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy
19 Oct 2017 at 2:32pm
Spain is to begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia after a disputed independence vote.

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest
19 Oct 2017 at 3:14pm
University of Florida said it did not want to let "vile" Richard Spencer speak.

Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets
19 Oct 2017 at 2:06pm
A red bandana becomes the symbol of protest in Mogadishu as Somalis protest at Saturday's bombing.

Tom Hanks: The film industry will have to change
19 Oct 2017 at 12:29pm
Tom Hanks talks to the BBC about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying there will now be a "sea change" in Hollywood.

Fire rages through iconic Myanmar hotel
19 Oct 2017 at 11:58am
A huge blaze guts an iconic Yangon hotel, as hundreds of firefighters try to contain it.

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress
19 Oct 2017 at 12:57pm
Leaders gather for a crunch summit as the UK faces EU calls to do more to break the deadlock.

Pussycat Dolls deny prostitution claims
19 Oct 2017 at 7:13am
The pop band respond to former member Kaya Jones, who claims the group was a "prostitution ring".

Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein hints at Frankfurt move
19 Oct 2017 at 12:20pm
Lloyd Blankfein tweets he intends to spend more time in Frankfurt, a hint of a post-Brexit move.

Gitanjali Rao: Girl of 11 takes US young scientist prize
19 Oct 2017 at 12:34pm
Inspired by a contamination scandal, the winner invented a device to test water safely and cheaply.

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest female leader
19 Oct 2017 at 11:58am
New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. But who is she?

Pakistan militant leader 'killed by drone' in Afghanistan
19 Oct 2017 at 2:44pm
Omar Khalid Khorasani led Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction behind bomb attacks inside Pakistan.

British Airways apologises for bed bugs on Canada flight
19 Oct 2017 at 12:58pm
Canadian passengers complained they were nibbled by bed bugs on a Vancouver to London flight.

French cinema legend Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100
19 Oct 2017 at 1:42pm
The girl who got her first film role at 14 was still working at the age of 99.

George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories
19 Oct 2017 at 2:38pm
In a speech in New York, the former president spoke about his concerns over the current state of politics in the US, including the threats of bigotry and nationalism.

Katy Perry gets stuck in mid-air during Tennessee concert
19 Oct 2017 at 11:06am
The pop star is left dangling above fans when a floating platform malfunctions during her concert.

Monitoring DR Congo's deadly Nyiragongo volcano
18 Oct 2017 at 7:25pm
Celestin Mahinda's eruption predictions are so good that locals panic if his family leaves town.

Harold the dove sees off strangers in Long Stratton street
19 Oct 2017 at 1:13am
The bird has been known to pursue postal workers delivering to houses in Long Stratton, Norfolk.

Whale in beach grave to be dug up in Australia
19 Oct 2017 at 2:25am
Buried whale to be dug up by Australian authorities over shark fears.

How Europe's borders have changed over time
18 Oct 2017 at 7:24pm
How Catalonia's bid for independence could change the map of Europe.

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