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Rockets hit Damascus airport area in probable Israeli attack-report

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:07:29 +08:00

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two rockets hit near Damascus airport at dawn on Friday, Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen reported, in an attack it said had probably been carried out by Israeli warplanes from outside Syria's borders.

Twenty minutes to grab belongings, then Mexico quake homeless gather in tent village

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:02:54 +08:00

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tent village sprouted next to a severely damaged apartment complex in southern Mexico City on Friday, a new home for residents left homeless by Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation.Rescue workers stand next to the rubble of a collapsed multi family residential after an earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

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Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:02:29 +08:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek permission from any country to do so, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in an undisguised snub to demands by U.S. President Donald Trump. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

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Rohingya crisis dents Myanmar hopes of Western investment boom

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:57:06 +08:00

YANGON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - When officials from Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon toured six European countries in June, they were hoping to drum up investment in transport, energy and education.FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees walk on a muddy path at Thaingkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

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Iran unveils a ballistic missile with range of 2,000 km - Tasnim news

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:47:18 +08:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Tasnim news agency reported on Friday that the country had unveiled a new ballistic missile with range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), capable of carrying several warheads.FILE PHOTO: Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

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Ship carrying migrants sinks off Turkish coast, kills four - coast guard

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:38:40 +08:00

ANKARA (Reuters) - Four people drowned when a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off the Turkish coast in the Marmara Sea on Friday, the coast guard said in a statement.

China calls for restraint when asked about North Korea hydrogen bomb threat

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:37:46 +08:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on all parties on Friday to exercise restraint after North Korea's foreign minister was quoted as saying he believes the North could consider conducting a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean.

Mexicans respond with faith and charity as hope fades for quake survivors

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:16:50 +08:00

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tears flowed at Our Lady of Carmen and Saint Joseph Parrish on Thursday night as the families of two dead children killed when a powerful earthquake toppled their school a few blocks away interred their ashes Women react during a search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

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Spain police detain man accused of link to Barcelona attacks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:16:21 +08:00

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police on Friday detained a man they said had a close relationship with a number of those involved in last month's attacks in Barcelona when militant Islamists used a van to hit pedestrians and carried out a follow-up attack, killing 16.

Japan court rules Tepco liable over Fukushima - media

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:07:28 +08:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - A court in Japan on Friday ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to pay compensation to a group of former Fukushima residents, the second such ruling following the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, Japanese media reported.General aerial view of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, taken by Kyodo March 11, 2015. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo

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