World News Headlines

Sun, Jul 27 2014

U.S.-Israeli tensions rise as hostilities in Gaza subside

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation to end the almost three-week-old war. | Video

World, Israel 27 Jul 2014

More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

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BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said. | Video

World, United Nations, Libya 27 Jul 2014

Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading

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MONROVIA - The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.

World, Health, Africa 27 Jul 2014

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

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DONETSK Ukraine - Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict. | Video

Associate of dead South Korea ferry boss arrested, children due to give evidence

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ANSAN South Korea - A close associate of the man whose web of business holdings included a ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people in April was arrested on Monday, a week after the ferry owner's badly decomposed body was identified.

27 Jul 2014

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

SYDNEY - A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were held at sea by Australian authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge against their detention, have arrived at a detention camp on mainland Australia, government officials said on Monday.

As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia

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SINGAPORE - The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran.

27 Jul 2014

Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters

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TANMEN China - On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his aging vessel. He has one high-tech piece of kit, however: a satellite navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather or a Philippine or Vietnamese patrol ship when he's fishing in the disputed South China Sea. | Video

Aruba frees Venezuela ex-general sought by U.S. over drugs

CARACAS - A former Venezuelan military intelligence head detained on the Caribbean island of Aruba over U.S accusations of drug-trafficking was released and flew home on Sunday.

World, Venezuela 27 Jul 2014

Young Canadian reunites Haitian 'orphans' with parents

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MIAMI - Morgan Wienberg, a slight 22-year-old from Canada, was only 18 when she joined the wave of volunteers who flew to Haiti to help out after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.