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  • No breakthrough as Hong Kong officials open talks with students

    Government officials in Hong Kong opened talks Tuesday with student leaders of pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of the semi-autonomous Chinese city for more than three weeks, but the discussions produced no major breakthrough. The...
  • Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reports

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported....
  • Ukraine and possibly rebels used cluster bombs: rights watchdog

    KIEV (Reuters) - Evidence collected by Human Rights Watch suggests government forces have used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists may also have done so, the New York-based watchdog said on Tuesday. Spokesmen for the Kiev...
  • Islamic State wins ground from Syrian government in east: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State won territory from Syrian government forces in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday, its first gain there in about two months, a group that tracks the civil war reported. Fighters from both sides were killed...
  • How a timid West let Russia regroup

    How a timid West let Russia regroup
    Looking back over the past quarter-century, it isn't easy to name a Western policy that can truly be described as a success. The impact of Western development aid is debatable. Western interventions in the Middle East have been disastrous. But one...
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

    (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the...
  • Man, woman stoned to death for adultery in Syria: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. The man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist...
  • Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town. Now, more than three years after the...
  • Ukraine's 'pitchfork' populist could be wild card in new line-up

    Ukraine's 'pitchfork' populist could be wild card in new line-up
    KIEV (Reuters) - He's not averse to taking a dizzying punch to the head if he can score a point. Rights groups accuse him of using armed squads to abduct suspected separatists. His party's program, somewhat improbably, calls for nuclear rearmament of...
  • Oscar de la Renta remembered for his elegant designs, generosity

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, the legendary fashion designer who dressed first ladies and Hollywood stars during a career that spanned five decades, was remembered on Tuesday for his exquisite style, generous heart...
  • Deerfield backs adding e-cigarettes to indoor smoking ban

    Deerfield backs adding e-cigarettes to indoor smoking ban
    Deerfield trustees support regulating electronic cigarettes like other tobacco products. On Monday night, the village board considered the "first reading" of the new village law, which notes that e-cigarettes "remain unregulated at the federal level,...