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  • Ukraine says it has never used cluster bombs in fight with separatists

    Ukraine says it has never used cluster bombs in fight with separatists
    Ukrainian armed forces have never used prohibited weapons such as cluster bombs in their fight against pro-Russia separatists, a military spokesman insisted Tuesday after a rights group reported that it had documented a dozen instances in which the...
  • Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp

    NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - A mentally ill Briton pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to U.S. terrorism charges that he conspired with notorious London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri to set up a jihadist training camp in Oregon in 1999. Haroon Aswat, 40, was...
  • United States welcomes release of jailed Vietnam blogger

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday welcomed Vietnam's decision to release jailed blogger Nguyen Van Hai, who staged a hunger strike to protest treatment of political prisoners, and said he was set to travel to the United States. Hai,...
  • Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against...
  • 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...