Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airport
Mar 06, 2015 at 05:31 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) jet landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest on a snow-covered embankment just feet from the frigid waters o...
Libyan factions hold peace talks in Morocco
Mar 06, 2015 at 03:46 | Source:
SKHIRATE, Morocco (Reuters) - Libya's warring factions held United Nations-backed talks on Thursday in an effort to end a conflict between two rival governments that threatens to drive the country into full-blown civil war.Air strikes between rival f...
Kidnapped Iranian diplomat held in Yemen since 2013 freed
Mar 06, 2015 at 03:31 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen since 2013 returned home to Tehran on Thursday amid conflicting accounts of how he was freed from his unidentified abductors. IRNA, Iran's state news agency, quoted deputy foreign minister H...
Nepal airport closure leaves thousands stranded
Mar 06, 2015 at 03:22 | Source:
Thousands have been left stranded after a plane skidded off the runway at Kathmandu airport, forcing the closure of Nepal's only international hub. India has flown in experts to help remove the Turkish Airlines flight which veered off the runway...
Libya factions hold peace talks in Morocco
Mar 06, 2015 at 00:30 | Source:
SKHIRATE, Morocco (Reuters) - Libya's warring factions held United Nations-backed talks in Morocco on Thursday seeking to end the conflict between two rival governments that threatens to drive the North African oil state into civil war.Air strikes be...
Snowstorm cancels flights, strands motorists in eastern U.S
Mar 06, 2015 at 00:15 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A winter storm reaching from Texas to New England closed schools, canceled nearly 4,000 flights and stranded hundreds of drivers overnight in Kentucky, where as much as 21.5 inches (55 cm) of snow fell.A Delta Air Lines plane a...
Delta plane slides off runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport
Mar 05, 2015 at 23:45 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 125 passengers aboard slid off the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday during a snowstorm, but there were no reported injuries. Delta Flight 1086 was landing at LaGuardia after fly...
Pakistan bans Baloch activist from US trip
Mar 05, 2015 at 19:22 | Source:
Pakistani authorities have stopped a rights activist from the strife-torn Balochistan region from travelling to a conference in the US. Abdul Qadeer Baloch and two other activists were stopped from boarding a flight at Karachi Airport because he is o...
Winter storm to bring snow, ice, cold to U.S. East
Mar 05, 2015 at 12:45 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England and forecast on Wednesday to dump up to a foot (30 cm) of snow on the eastern United States forced schools and local governments to close and grounded almost 1,800 fl...
Australia offers prisoner swap for Bali Nine convicts
Mar 05, 2015 at 12:42 | Source:
Australia's foreign minister has offered a prisoner swap in a last-ditch attempt to save two Australian men on death row in Indonesia. Julie Bishop said on Thursday she was waiting to hear back about the offer to repatriate three Indonesian conv...
Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods
Mar 05, 2015 at 10:30 | Source:
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nestled among hundreds of identical white and brown two-storey homes crammed in this neighbourhood for factory workers is a house with a trick - one not immediately apparent from its green-painted dr...
California man charged with trying to join Islamic State
Mar 05, 2015 at 08:17 | Source:
Los Angeles: A 21-year-old man previously charged with lying on a passport application so he could fly to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group was indicted on Wednesday on a charge of trying to provide material support to a foreign terrori...
Bali Nine Australians Chan and Sukumaran moved to execution site
Mar 04, 2015 at 14:17 | Source:
The ringleaders of the Bali Nine Australian drug gang are being transferred from Bali to another Indonesian island to be executed. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are among nine foreigners expected to face a firing squad in the coming days. Australi...
Turkish Airlines jet skids off on runway in Nepal, passengers safe
Mar 04, 2015 at 09:38 | Source:
Kathmandu, Nepal: Officials say a Turkish Airlines jet landing in dense fog in the Nepalese capital has skidded off a slippery runway but there were no serious injuries.Officials at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport said the plane with 238 ...
Bali Nine Australian duo moved to execution site
Mar 04, 2015 at 06:17 | Source:
The two Australian ring-leaders of the Bali Nine drug gang are being transferred from Bali to another Indonesian island to be executed. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are expected to face a firing squad in the coming days. Australia has campaigned ...
Ukraine crisis: OSCE monitors 'to be sent to truce violation areas'
Mar 04, 2015 at 06:17 | Source:
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have agreed to send OSCE observers to areas of Ukraine where violations of a truce have been reported, Kiev says. In a statement, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the leaders - who spoke by ...
Oil up as Netanyahu blasts Iran, Libya forces strike terminals
Mar 04, 2015 at 04:30 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, while rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation.Higher ...
Benettons expect binding offers for WDF by mid-March - sources
Mar 04, 2015 at 01:30 | Source:
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Benetton family expects binding offers for its majority stake in the world's No. 2 duty free operator World Duty Free (WDF.MI) by mid-March, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.The Benettons, whose business empir...