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Tunisia hunts for Libya-trained suspects after hotel attack

Tourists pay their respects in front of flowers laid out along a beachside in memory of the victims killed by a gunman at the Imperial Marhaba resortTunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the deadly Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said. "This is a group who were trained in Libya, and who had the same objective. Two attacked the Bardo and one attacked Sousse," Lazhar Akremi, minister for parliamentary relations, told reporters late on Wednesday.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:42:38 -0400
Indonesia to call off search for victims in deadly military plane crash

Indonesian soldiers and search and rescue teams remove debris from crash site of military C-130 transport plane which went down yesterday in residential area of Medan, North Sumatra, IndonesiaIndonesian authorities will call off a two-day search for victims on Thursday after a military transport plane crashed into a residential area in Sumatra, killing around 140 people, the military said. The Hercules C-130B was carrying 122 passengers when it crashed into houses in the northern city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing all on board and more on the ground. "We have not found any bodies since yesterday, so hopefully, we will be able to finish the search-and-rescue operation today," military spokesman Fuad Basya said.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:39:36 -0400
U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

Obama and Biden depart after announcing the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba in the Rose Garden at the White House in WashingtonBy Daniel Trotta and Lesley Wroughton HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years. Sealed by an exchange of letters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, the deal fulfills a pledge the former Cold War enemies made six months ago.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:46:16 -0400
"Wow, pulled back wrong throttle" - captain of crashed TransAsia plane

The wreckage of a TransAsia Airways aircraft is recovered from a river, in New Taipei CityBy Faith Hung and Siva Govindasamy TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday. The ASC's report also showed that Captain Liao Jian-zong, who was at the controls, had failed simulator training in May 2014, in part because he had insufficient knowledge of how to deal with an engine flame-out on take-off.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:12:07 -0400
Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished

Still image from a United States Navy video purportedly shows Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands(Reuters) - China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show. A U.S. military commander had told Reuters in May that the airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef could be operational by year-end, although the June 28 images suggest that could now be sooner. The airstrip will be long enough to accommodate most Chinese military aircraft, security experts have said, giving Beijing greater reach into the heart of maritime Southeast Asia.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:20:49 -0400
IAEA says Iran uranium stockpile reduced, but questions remain

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif at a hotel in ViennaIran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a U.S. think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its monthly report on Iran, a confidential document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, that Iran's stockpile of uranium gas enriched up to a fissile purity of 5 percent was at 7,537 kg at end-June - below a roughly 7,650 kg ceiling stipulated in the November 2013 interim nuclear deal with six world powers. A U.S.-based think-tank, however, issued an analysis of the IAEA report that questioned whether Iran had indeed complied with the requirement to convert its low enriched uranium (LEU) to a form with less risk of proliferation, uranium dioxide.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:31:55 -0400
At least 33 dead after Philippine ferry capsizes: official

Map locating Ormoc in the Philippines, where a ferry one kilometre from port capsized with 173 people on board on July 2, 2015At least 33 people were killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, a disaster monitoring official said. Rescue boats picked up dozens of survivors who clung to the overturned hull of the Kim Nirvana, one kilometre (about half a mile) from Ormoc port, Ciriaco Tolibao from the city's disaster risk reduction and management office told AFP.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:56:54 -0400
French soldiers accused of paedophilia in custody in France: legal source

Paris (AFP) - Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home Thursday and have been taken into custody, said a legal source.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:55:39 -0400
US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

ZURICH (AP) The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:55:28 -0400
Crashed Indonesian plane may have suffered engine problem

Indonesian soldiers carry the coffins of the victims of a military plane that crashed onto a residential area in Medan, North Sumatra on Tuesday, upon arrival at Halim Perdanakusumah Airbase in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The C-130 Hercules crashed shortly after takeoff in the country's third largest city on June 30. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:55:05 -0400
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