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Air strikes near Damascus kill at least 58 people: activists

Sunday, 16 August 2015 07:29 Written by
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian warplanes struck a rebel-held area to the northeast of Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 200 more, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Observatory said the attack had hit a marketplace in Douma, some 15 km (10 miles) northeast of Damascus. Another activist group in the area said on social media that the death toll was 67, quoting emergency workers. A Syrian military…
Cuba's top diplomat for U.S. sees long road to normal ties
Sunday, 16 August 2015 07:29 Written by
Josefina Vidal, director of U.S. affairs at the Cuban foreign ministry, talks to Reuters during an interview in Havana August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Luis BanosJosefina Vidal, director of U.S. affairs at the Cuban foreign ministry, talks to Reuters during an interview in Havana August 14, 2015.
Exclusive: Germany's Mann + Hummel buys U.S. peer for $1.3-1.4 billion
Sunday, 16 August 2015 06:57 Written by
Filter system manufacturer Mann+Hummel's plant is pictured in the eastern German town of Sonneberg October 9, 2014. REUTERS/Michelle Martin FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German car parts maker Mann + Hummel is buying U.S. firm Affinia’s auto filter unit for $1.3-1.4 billion, a person familiar with the transaction said on Sunday. The deal is the third within a year in which a U.S.
Rescuers work to clear China blast site of chemicals before rain falls
Sunday, 16 August 2015 06:03 Written by
Residents and volunteers attend a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of Wednesday night's explosions, outside a hospital at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/StringerParamilitary policemen in gas masks examine unknown chemicals on a square near the site of Wednesday night's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015.
Exclusive: Germany's Mann + Hummel buys U.S. peer for $1.3-1.4 billion – source
Sunday, 16 August 2015 05:40 Written by
Filter system manufacturer Mann+Hummel's plant is pictured in the eastern German town of Sonneberg October 9, 2014. REUTERS/Michelle Martin FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German car parts maker Mann + Hummel is buying U.S. firm Affinia’s auto filter unit for $1.3-1.4 billion, a person familiar with the transaction said on Sunday. The deal is the third within a year in which a U.S.
Indonesian plane with 54 people on board missing in remote Papua as night falls
Sunday, 16 August 2015 05:09 Written by
JAKARTA (Reuters) – An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls. “We can’t confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane,” BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters by phone. “It’s a Trigana airline plane carrying 54 people…
IAAF suppressed study of admitted dope cheats: report
Sunday, 16 August 2015 05:09 Written by
LONDON (Reuters) – World athletics’ governing body has suppressed a 2011 survey that reveals that up to a third of the world’s top competitors admitted using banned performance-enhancing techniques, Britain’s Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WDR reported. The authors of the study, which involved interviews with 1,800 athletes at the 2011 world championships in South Korea, were told to sign a confidentiality agreement a month after the information had been collected and analyzed, the newspaper…
Syrians begin boarding refugee ship on Greek island
Sunday, 16 August 2015 01:21 Written by
Syrian refugees prepare to board the passenger ship "Eleftherios Venizelos" at the port on the Greek island of Kos, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis KonstantinidisSyrian refugees listen to a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) volunteer before boarding the passenger ship "Eleftherios Venizelos" at the port on the Greek island of Kos, August 15, 2015.
China blasts death toll 112 and likely to rise as scores of fire fighters missing
Sunday, 16 August 2015 00:55 Written by
Residents and volunteers attend a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of Wednesday night's explosions, outside a hospital at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/StringerParamilitary policemen in gas masks examine unknown chemicals on a square near the site of Wednesday night's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 15, 2015.
Support for Japan's Abe bounces after 'utmost grief' for war statement: poll
Saturday, 15 August 2015 23:05 Written by
Men bow before entering Yasukuni Shrine on the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two in Tokyo August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a shrine for war dead on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War Two defeat, but had not made a personal visit to the shrine, seen in China and South Korea as a symbol of Tokyo’s wartime militarism.

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