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Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:27:12 -0400

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he backed Qatar's response to a list of demands issued by Arab states boycotting the Gulf emirate, and said calls for a Turkish military base there to close were disrespectful.(image)

Oil tanker explosion kills more than 123 in Pakistan

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:22:47 -0400

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - An overturned oil tanker exploded killing at least 123 people in Pakistan on Sunday, as most of the victims had gathered round when spilt fuel from the stricken vehicle ignited, officials said.(image)

More blood but no victory as Philippine drug war marks its first year

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:27:34 -0400

MANILA (Reuters) - Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and surveys show Filipinos are as anxious as ever about crime.(image)

China urges Afghans, Pakistan to form crisis-management mechanism

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:14:14 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has urged Afghanistan and Pakistan to improve relations and establish a crisis prevention and management mechanism, the Chinese foreign ministry said.(image)

Hopes fade in China as more landslide victims found with over 100 missing

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:40:23 -0400

MAO COUNTY, China (Reuters) - Rescue workers in China pulled more bodies out of piles of rock and mud on Sunday as they searched for more than 100 people still missing a day after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading of finding survivors.(image)

Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:17:22 -0400

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Muslims in Asia celebrated the Eid-al-Fitr religious holiday on Sunday with prayers for peace as they marked the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan.(image)

Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:00:16 -0400

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country.(image)

Criminal gangs kill 11 in Mexico's Veracruz state

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:49:58 -0400

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed in Mexico's Veracruz state by criminal gangs on Saturday, including four children and the head of the state's federal police and two other federal police officers, Governor Miguel Angel Yunes said.(image)

Syria's Assad makes rare trip from Damascus for Eid prayers

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:43:12 -0400

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Islam's Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on Sunday in a rare trip outside Damascus and his first declared one to Hama since the war began.(image)

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:05:16 -0400

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt toward mainland China.(image)