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  • Myanmar opposition party says 5 million sign petition to change constitution

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election...
  • Airlines body says governments should lead review of airspace risks

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Governments should take the lead in reviewing how risk assessments for airspace are made, the head of the International Air Transport Association said, sidestepping calls for a conference of global airlines on the matter. The issue...
  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

    Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site
    (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine arrived in Ukrainian government territory on Tuesday as a separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian...
  • Malaysia quietly worked back channels to secure bodies, black boxes

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little. The...
  • The danger of giving weapons

    The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian rebels are paying...
  • Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Dozens of Turkish police including high-ranking officers were detained on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted...
  • D.C. court ruling deals new blow to Affordable Care Act

    D.C. court ruling deals new blow to Affordable Care Act
    President Obama's healthcare law was dealt a new blow Tuesday as a federal appeals court ruled that due to a wording glitch in the Affordable Care Act, some low- and middle-income residents are not entitled to receive government assistance to subsidize...
  • Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

    LEER South Sudan (Reuters) - A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding center in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity State, is fuelling fears that the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine. Food...
  • Republicans look to improve brand, tech skills in Silicon Valley

    Republicans look to improve brand, tech skills in Silicon Valley
    It's not easy being a conservative in Silicon Valley. People who lean to the right are vastly outnumbered in the nation's high-tech hub, and say they sometimes have to downplay their views. "It does make you stand out a little bit. You have to be...
  • U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation

    U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation
    Hours after the Israel Defense Forces began its ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while...
  • Hackers hijack Kenya Defense Ministry's Twitter account

    Hackers hijacked the Twitter accounts of Kenya’s Ministry of Defense and its spokesman, sending out tweets Sunday and Monday about corruption and starving children. “The #Kenya Ministry of Defence is under new management: #Anonymous,”...