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Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead - police| Reuters

Feb 07, 2016 at 22:45 | Source: FirstPost

JERUSALEM A Sudanese migrant in Israel stabbed and wounded a soldier in an apparent act of solidarity with Palestinians and was shot dead, police said.If that motive is confirmed, it would be the first such attack by a foreigner during a four-month-o...

Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse| Reuters

Feb 07, 2016 at 22:30 | Source: FirstPost

TAINAN, Taiwan Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe.But it came too late.Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought t...

Deadly earthquake kills 18: Rescuers race to save over 100 buried in Taiwan's city of Tainan

Feb 07, 2016 at 10:57 | Source: FirstPost

Tainan (Taiwan):Rescuers raced against time on Sundayto free more than 100 people still buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 18 dead.The death toll is rising as emergency workers d...

Taiwan quake kills at least 12, fells apartment block| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 22:31 | Source: FirstPost

TAINAN, Taiwan A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government o...

All hail the new prince: Bhutan's royal couple announce birth of baby boy

Feb 06, 2016 at 16:26 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered.The newest royal, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jet...

Two dead in 17-story collapsed building in Taiwan - city mayor| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 06:45 | Source: FirstPost

TAIPEI At least two people are dead after a 17-story building collapsed in the southern city of Tainan, city mayor William Lai said, the first deaths to be reported after a 6.4-magnitude quake shook the island early on Saturday. Lai, who was speaking...

Bahrain says ready to commit ground forces to Syria| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 04:16 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.-S.-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge.Bahraini amb...

Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan kills 17, including foreigners| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

ERBIL, Iraq A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed 17 people on Friday, the governor of Erbil told a local media network, and the hotel manager said they included foreigners.Governor Nawzad Hadi told Rudaw TV that 14 of th...

Italian student killed in Egypt criticised Cairo govt in articles| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

ROME An Italian student found dead by a roadside in Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body had written articles critical of the Egyptian government, according to the Italian newspaper that published them.Il Manifesto, a lef...

Dollar nurses losses as payrolls report looms| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 06:15 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO The dollar steadied in Asian trading on Friday but remained on track for weekly losses, as investors braced for U.S. employment figures later in the session for the latest clues on the outlook for the Federal Reserve's monetary tightening path....

Rice aides, Powell got classified info on personal email accounts| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 05:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and aides to his successor, Condoleezza Rice, both received classified information a handful of times via personal email accounts, the top Democrat on a congressional oversight panel said on Thur...

Billions pledged for Syria as tens of thousands flee bombardments| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 03:31 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Donor nations pledged on Thursday to give $11 billion in aid to Syrians by 2020 as world leaders tried to tackle the world's worst humanitarian crisis, while Turkey reported a new exodus of tens of thousands fleeing air strikes.With Syria's fi...

Ukraine government puts on united front amid political crisis| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 02:46 | Source: FirstPost

KIEV Three Ukrainian cabinet members who had previously tendered their resignations will now remain in their posts, the government announced on Thursday, a show of unity a day after the abrupt exit of a key minister.Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk he...

Gold hits three-month peak as U.S. rate rise views ease| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Gold built on the previous day's gains on Thursday, edging to a three-month high as global economic and financial headwinds continue to present obstacles to a U.S. interest rate rise in the near term.Commodities rallied across the board on Wed...

Too soon for gold bulls to start pawing the ground?| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Gold bulls are starting to rear their heads with the price of the precious metal hitting three-month highs, but their optimism could be premature due to uncertainty over U.S. interest rates.Spot gold hit $1,155.30 an ounce on Thursday, its hig...

Gold clings near three-month peak as U.S. rate hike views ease | Reuters

Feb 04, 2016 at 07:15 | Source: FirstPost

MANILA Gold stayed near a three-month top on Thursday after marking its best day in two weeks as the U.S. dollar slid after investors scaled back expectations for a near-term U.S. interest rate increase.FUNDAMENTALS* Spot gold XAU= was little changed...

France's Hollande sounds out environmentalist to join government in reshuffle| Reuters

Feb 04, 2016 at 04:46 | Source: FirstPost

PARIS French President Francois Hollande has sounded out an environmentalist to join the government in a cabinet reshuffle widely expected soon, a source said on Wednesday.Europe 1 radio said Hollande had offered an enlarged Environment Ministry to t...

U.N. envoy calls for avoiding collapse of Syria talks| Reuters

Feb 03, 2016 at 02:16 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA A complete failure of the Syria peace talks is "always possible", but all efforts must be made to resolve the devastating conflict, the U.N. Special Envoy said on Tuesday.Staffan de Mistura, in an interview with Swiss television RTS,...

Tusk's plan to keep Britain in EU draws mixed response| Reuters

Feb 02, 2016 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

CHIPPENHAM, England/BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk set out a plan on Tuesday for keeping Britain in the European Union to a mixed reception which underlined the challenges Prime Minister David Cameron faces convincing Britons they sh...

Zika virus tied to birth defects is international emergency, WHO says| Reuters

Feb 02, 2016 at 05:16 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the...

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