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Myanmar police shoot dead seven protesters in troubled Rakhine

1 hour 10 min ago
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police shot dead seven demonstrators and 12 were injured in troubled Rakhine State, after a local gathering celebrating an ancient Buddhist Arakan kingdom turned violent.

China says it doesn't need Taiwan's permission to open new air route

1 hour 36 min ago
BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk.

Japan government tells public broadcaster not to repeat false missile alert

1 hour 54 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North's missile and nuclear programs.

Man wanted for 'terrorist crimes' killed in eastern Saudi Arabia: agency

1 hour 58 min ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi security forces shot and killed a man suspected of involvement in "terrorist crimes" in an exchange of fire in the eastern part of the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported late on Tuesday.

Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

1 hour 59 min ago
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military court on Wednesday dropped the prosecution of an 85-year-old academic who had been accused of royal insult for questioning the truth of a 17th century elephant-back battle, he and his lawyer said.

Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

3 hours 13 min ago
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not chose negotiations.

China says does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air route

3 hours 15 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air routes, after Taipei complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two was a security and safety risk.

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

4 hours 11 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" street occupations.

Guatemalan president reshuffles cabinet halfway through term

4 hours 22 min ago
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday, changing his ministers for the environment, the economy and social development as he reached the halfway point of his four-year term.

Nations at North Korea meeting commit to considering more sanctions

4 hours 33 min ago
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A 20-nation meeting on North Korea agreed on Tuesday to consider imposing unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang that go beyond those required by U.N. Security Council resolutions, the United States and Canada said in a joint statement.

El Salvador eyes work scheme with Qatar for migrants facing exit from U.S.

4 hours 53 min ago
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador is discussing a deal with Qatar under which Salvadoran migrants facing the loss of their right to stay in the United States could live and work temporarily in the Middle Eastern country, the government of the Central American nation said on Tuesday.

Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea: China

5 hours 14 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kms (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour the area for damage.

Indonesian president to reshuffle cabinet: presidential palace

5 hours 32 min ago
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will swear in new members of cabinet on Wednesday, the presidential palace said, in what will be the third reshuffle of his five-year term.

Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

5 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.

Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, 'cries with them'

6 hours 1 min ago
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis publicly expressed "pain and shame" on Tuesday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims.

U.S. Navy officers face possible homicide charges over ship collisions

6 hours 47 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and could be charged with negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.

Back Brexit law or risk chaos, British PM May's Conservatives tell lawmakers

6 hours 50 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party urged lawmakers to back the government's Brexit legislation at a vote in parliament later on Wednesday, warning opponents that trying to block the plan would bring chaos.

Canada judge tells jury in deadly oil derailment trial to press on

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:56
MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian judge on Tuesday told jurors to continue deliberations, despite their difficulty in reaching a verdict in the joint trial of three former rail employees in the 2013 Lac Megantic train derailment that killed 47 in Quebec, local media said.

U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $65 million for now, the State Department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two weeks ago to cut funding.

Canadian jury at impasse in Lac Megantic derailment trial: media

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:41
MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian jury on Tuesday said it was at an impasse in the trial of three former rail employees in the 2013 Lac Megantic train derailment that killed 47 in Quebec and has asked the judge for guidance in the matter, local media reported.

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