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  • Military cargo plane crashes in Iran, 15 killed

    January 14, 2019 10:19 AM 77

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board, the Iranian army said. A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency. The plane went down near Fath airport, near Karaj

  • Navy divers find Indonesia Lion Air flight’s cockpit voice recorder

    January 14, 2019 5:30 AM 76

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Navy divers have located the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the accident investigation. Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that remains of some of the 189 people who died in the crash were also discovered

  • Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

    January 13, 2019 10:36 PM 69

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning

  • Security forces clash with demonstrators in three Sudanese cities

    January 13, 2019 3:53 PM 84

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese security forces clashed with protesters in three cities on Sunday as demonstrations against Omar al-Bashir’s rule continued for a fourth week, witnesses said. In Khartoum North, across the Blue Nile from the center of the capital, security forces chased groups of protesters down side streets and fired tear gas to disperse

  • UK parliament will act to stop no deal Brexit: pro-EU party leader

    January 13, 2019 11:30 AM 78

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament will act to stop a no deal Brexit from happening, Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said on Sunday. The Sunday Times, citing a senior government source, reported that rebel lawmakers were planning to wrest control of the legislative agenda away from Prime Minister Theresa May next week with a view to suspending

  • 'Yellow vest' protesters vandalize more than half of France's speed cameras, official says

    January 13, 2019 11:20 AM 79

    French officials said members of the “yellow vest” protest movement vandalized or destroyed more than half of the country’s speed camera network, which were seen by some as a cynical revenue-generating measure aimed at the middle and lower classes. Speaking to the BBC, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said 60 percent – or about 3,200 – of the speed

  • Greek right-wing coalition partner says will not back government in a confidence vote

    January 13, 2019 11:02 AM 71

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek right-wing coalition partner Panos Kammenos said on Sunday he would not support Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a confidence vote in parliament. Kammenos, whose Independent Greeks party props up the government, resigned on Sunday from the defense minister’s post in protest at a deal ending a long running dispute with Macedonia

  • Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday

    January 13, 2019 5:28 AM 78

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s federal government has ordered local governments to hold naturalization ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day amid controversy over the holiday, which some claim is offensive to its indigenous people. The government is proposing that all local government bodies in Australia, typically referred to as councils, must hold induction

  • Thousands of migrants set up camps in Paris as authorities scramble to cope

    January 12, 2019 4:50 PM 226

    Migrants mainly from Sudan, and Chad, Africa, gather in a makeshift camp along side of the Porte de la Villette ring bridge in Paris, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) France's capital is facing another migrant crisis as more than 2,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East are now sleeping in the open in the city, according to French

  • Argentina isolates 85 people to quell hantavirus outbreak

    January 12, 2019 2:31 AM 65

    A man wearing a mask waits for clients at his shop, with a sign posted that reads in Spanish "We are all family in Epuyen, be supportive, use a mask" in Epuyen, Argentina, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Gustavo Zaninelli) An Argentine judge has ordered 85 residents of a remote Patagonian town to stay in their homes for at least 30 days to help halt an outbreak