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  • World Cup host Qatar agrees some foreign worker reforms

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the Gulf state gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament. The steps were...
  • Nigeria's free-wheeling media fears crackdown over Boko Haram battle

    ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's press is traditionally free to write almost anything about anyone - whether it's true or not. But reporters fear a government sensitive to criticism is now cracking down, especially on coverage of the battle against...
  • Bahrain asks court to suspend main opposition bloc's activities

    MANAMA,(Reuters) - Bahrain's Justice Ministry has asked a court to suspend the activities of the main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group, a move that could set back any efforts to restart reconciliation talks in the Gulf Arab kingdom. The leader of the Al-...
  • Separatists storing Ukraine crash site bodies in railway cars

    Separatists storing Ukraine crash site bodies in railway cars
    As many as 169 bodies from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been placed in body bags and stored in refrigerated railway cars in eastern Ukraine, a spokesman for an international monitoring group said Sunday. Speaking to reporters by phone...
  • Thai Airways reform to test business credentials of military government

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's new military rulers have singled out the country's troubled flagship airline as the first state enterprise to undergo reform, an exercise that will test their unproven business acumen and ability to separate politics from...
  • Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share

     Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share
    Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
  • Locations Africa Sets Goals for Luring Prod'n to Region

    Locations Africa unveiled its plans this week at the Durban film fest to establish the first showcase for location shooting and film facilitation across the continent. Headed by Azania Muendane, formerly of South Africa's National Film & Video...
  • Highway Bill Dashes Hopes for Long-term Unemployed

    WASHINGTON--The overwhelming approval this week of a House bill that would temporarily replenish a federal road-building fund has faded hopes Congress will come to the aid of the long-term unemployed in Connecticut, and elsewhere across the nation. That'...
  • Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who had been trying to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the worst military reversal Iraqi troops have...
  • Pondering Apollo's legacy 45 years after the lunar landing

    July is an important month in U.S. space history: It marks the final flight of the space-shuttle program; the historic Apollo/Soyuz joint space mission; and the 45th anniversary Sunday of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Yet, we have to buy a ride on a...
  • How to fix Malaysia's credibility gap

    How to fix Malaysia's credibility gap
    There's nothing funny about Malaysia Airlines losing two Boeing 777s and more than 500 lives in the space of four months. That hasn't kept the humor mills from churning out dark humor and lighting up cyberspace. Actor Jason Biggs, for example, got in...