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NATO fears Russian battle group to be used against Aleppo civilians

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:13:43 +08:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian warships heading for Syria could be used to target civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Tuesday, calling on Moscow to implement a lasting ceasefire.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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Greek, Turkish Cypriots to discuss territory trade offs in November

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:09:05 +08:00

ATHENS (Reuters) - Territorial trade-offs in a peace deal for ethnically-split Cyprus will be discussed by rival sides next month as they edge closer to a blueprint which will be put to referendum, officials say.President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus waits to address the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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Bollore executive says speed a factor in Cameroon accident, train not overloaded

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:08:37 +08:00

PARIS (Reuters) - Speed was one factor that contributed to the derailment of a Cameroon passenger train that killed scores and injured hundreds last week, a Bollore executive said on Tuesday. The train derailment site in Eseka, Cameroon October 24, 2016 days after a packed passenger train carrying more than 1,400 people between the capital Yaounde and the central African country's port city of Douala derailed. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu

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Juppe widens lead over Sarkozy for French primaries - poll

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:08:00 +08:00

PARIS (Reuters) - Former prime minister Alain Juppe has widened his lead over rival Nicolas Sarkozy to win the center-right's nomination for France's 2017 presidential elections, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday.French politician Alain Juppe, current mayor of Bordeaux, a member of the conservative Les Republicains political party and candidate for their presidential primary, leaves a rally as he campaigns in Malakoff, Paris suburb, October 8, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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France starts clearing 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:07:34 +08:00

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Migrants pushed against police lines outside Calais' "Jungle" camp on Tuesday, waiting for processing as government workers prepared to move in to start clearing the sprawling shanty-town.Men remove the roof ing of a makeshift shelter on the second day the evacuation of migrants and their transfer to reception centers in France, as part of the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais, France, October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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Slovak parliament curbs far-right vigilante train patrols

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:33:33 +08:00

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's parliament on Tuesday acted to curb patrolling of trains by far-right vigilantes who have been accused by rights activists of stirring racial hatred, but the group threatened to extend its patrols to other parts of the country.

HK legislature delays swearing in of pro-independence lawmakers amid pressure

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:33:07 +08:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The president of the Hong Kong legislature on Tuesday delayed the swearing-in of two pro-independence lawmakers and temporarily banned them from attending meetings, an unprecedented move that follows weeks of pressure from factions loyal to Beijing.Pro-independence legislator-elects Yau Wai-ching (R) and Baggio Leung meet reporters after the president of the legislature delayed the swearing-in of the two in Hong Kong, China October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Hong Kong jury to see British banker's "torture video" in murder trial

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:28:19 +08:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Filming himself torturing and killing a young Indonesian woman, British investment banker Rurik Jutting veered between boasting, remorse and describing the pleasure he derived from sexually brutalising the first of two victims.Members from a migrant workers' group protest outside the High Court in Hong Kong, China October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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German police carry out raids on suspected terrorist financiers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:23:44 +08:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday stormed an accommodation facility for refugees and 12 homes around the country that were believed to house people suspected of financing terrorism.

Philippine police ponder different tack in deadly drugs war

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:09:50 +08:00

(Note language in last paragraph)An investigator hold a tag at the site where a man was killed by unknown gunmen in Manila, Philippines early October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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