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Suicide bombing kills 60 at Yemen army camp
News ImageA suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen's second city of Aden killed at least 60 people on Monday, medical sources said. A security official told AFP that the attacker drove his vehicle into a gathering of new recruits at the camp in northern Aden. The assault killed 60 people and wounded 29 others, medical sources from the three hospitals where the victims were taken told AFP.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:44:11 -0400
Suicide bomber in Yemen's Aden kills 45 government fighters
SANAA, Yemen (AP) A suicide attacker set off a massive car bomb in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday, killing at least 45 pro-government troops who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen's north, officials said. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:41:37 -0400
Blast at Brussels crime lab, no casualties: officials
News ImageA explosion "of criminal origin" at Belgium's national criminology institute in Brussels early Monday caused a fire and major damage but no casualties, officials said. It comes as Belgium remains on high alert following the devastating Islamic State-claimed suicide attacks on the city's airport and metro in March. "There was no one at the site" in the northern Brussels suburb of Neder-Over-Heembeek, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office told AFP, refusing to comment on the cause except to say the explosion had a "criminal origin".
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:41:15 -0400
Austria flights resume in Vienna after day of disruption
Airline officials say technical problems that left hundreds of passengers stranded at Vienna's airport over the weekend have been resolved and flights are operating normally. Austrian Airlines spokesman ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:37:11 -0400
Kerry in Bangladesh for security talks amid terror concerns
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's is in Bangladesh for security and human rights talks amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of extremist attacks. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:35:21 -0400
German prosecutors file terror charge against teenage girl
BERLIN (AP) German federal prosecutors have indicted a teenage girl on charges of attempted murder and supporting a terrorist organization. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:26:38 -0400
Iraqi officials say suicide bomber strikes wedding south of Baghdad, killing 15
BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi officials say suicide bomber strikes wedding south of Baghdad, killing 15. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:21:29 -0400
Russian athletes visit air base in Syria used to strike IS
MOSCOW (AP) Russian athletes including the women's pole vault world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva, have visited an air base in Syria that Russia uses to target Islamic State fighters. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:13:52 -0400
Scientists hope new varieties can start Africa rice revolution
By Isaiah Esipisu NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first hybrid rice varieties developed in sub-Saharan Africa are yielding up to four times more than other improved varieties, say scientists, who are using web-based tools to identify the right climate conditions to maximise harvests. The 15 hybrids, bred in Kenya and Tanzania, are also tolerant to diseases and the high temperatures found in Kenya's western Lake Region and coastal areas. Local farmers have always depended on imported hybrid rice varieties, particularly from Asia, which sometimes do not adapt well to conditions in sub-Saharan Africa. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:07:33 -0400
EU trade negotiator plays down reports of EU-US pact failure
BRUSSELS (AP) The European Union's lead negotiator in trade talks with the United States is downplaying an assertion from the German economy minister that negotiations on the proposed pact have failed. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:03:45 -0400
Global stocks lower, except for Tokyo, on Yellen speech
Most global stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, but the Tokyo market was an exception and gained on ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:56:51 -0400
Singapore mass sprays residences as Zika expected to spread
News ImageBy Christophe Van Der Perre and Edgar Su SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Officials sprayed insecticide and cleared drains of stagnant water in residential areas of Singapore at high risk of further Zika infections on Monday after 41 locally transmitted cases were confirmed in the city state. The health ministry on Saturday confirmed Singapore's first locally-transmitted case of Zika, with the tally rising to 41 just a day later. Singapore, a major regional financial center and busy transit hub, which maintains a constant vigil against the mosquito-borne dengue virus, reported its first case of the Zika virus in May, brought in by a middle-aged man who had been to Brazil.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:51:46 -0400
Drones meet drought in skies of storied California farmland
News ImageLOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:46:03 -0400
Colombia ceasefire ends half-century war with FARC
News ImageColombia on Monday began its first day of peace with the country's largest insurgency after a ceasefire between the FARC and the government went into effect, ending 52 years of warfare. The full ceasefire ordered by President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Timoleon Jimenez, began at midnight Sunday (0500 GMT Monday). "This August 29 a new phase of history begins for Colombia.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:44:30 -0400
Djokovic, Nadal and Phil Collins kick-off US Open
News ImageNovak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal get their US Open campaigns under way Monday in the shadow of Arthur Ashe Stadium's spectacular $150 million retractable roof and alongside rock music legend Phil Collins. Defending champion Djokovic and fellow two-time winner Nadal come into the season's final Grand Slam with injury concerns. World number one Djokovic, the 2011 and 2015 champion, admits he is "not 100 percent" after suffering a wrist injury on the eve of the Olympic Games where he was a shock first-round loser.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:42:29 -0400
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