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North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:42:49 -0500

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties.(image)



British police cordon off roads near London's Kings Cross station due to suspicious package

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:29:43 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - British police cordoned off roads around Kings Cross railway station due to a report of a suspicious package on Friday, though the busy rail hub continued to operate as normal.(image)



Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:22:06 -0500

KUTUPALONG, Bangldesh (Reuters) - Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years.(image)



Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin has started 'de facto', minister says

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:15:12 -0500

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region has started "de facto" with cross-border shelling, but no troops have gone into Afrin, Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday.(image)



Russia's Constitutional Court rejects Putin critic Navalny's election complaint: RIA

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:56:31 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Constitutional Court has refused to review a complaint from opposition leader Alexei Navalny over a ban on him running in a March presidential election citing legal problems with it, the RIA news agency reported on Friday.(image)



China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:18:57 -0500

BEIJING (Reuters) - Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades.(image)



Car plows through Copacabana sidewalk, kills baby, injures 15

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:41:37 -0500

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio's famed Copacabana beach on Thursday in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said.(image)



Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Britain's Boris Johnson suggests

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:52:37 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported.(image)



Russia's Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:56:55 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.(image)



Taiwan stymies new China flights amid route row, official says

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:16:46 -0500

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Taiwan's aviation regulator has stalled applications for new flights from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines amid a row between Beijing and the self-ruled island over air routes, a regulatory official said on Friday.(image)