PARIS (Reuters) - France's presidential race looked tighter than it has all year on Friday, nine days before voting begins, as two polls put the four frontrunners within reach of a two-person run-off vote.Source
Posted 2017/04/14 18:53:56
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A rubbish dump landslide in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo killed at least six and injured 11, hospital sources said on Friday, as emergency workers dug into the mountain of trash to save survivors buried in dozens of houses.Source
Posted 2017/04/14 18:27:42
Seven thousand people have been evacuated from their homes in a coordinated population swap agreed between the Syrian government and the opposition.
Posted 2017/04/14 15:32:00
The Islamic State group has denied suffering any casualties when the US dropped the so-called mother of all bombs in Afghanistan.
Posted 2017/04/14 14:03:00
The Israeli ambassador to the UK has named a British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem as Hannah Bladon.
Posted 2017/04/14 11:38:00
PARIS (Reuters) - France's presidential election race looked tighter than it has all year on Friday, just over a week before voting opens as a new opinion poll put the four leading candidates only three percentage points apart.Source
Posted 2017/04/14 09:59:39
Star Wars creator George Lucas has paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher at a convention celebrating 40 years of the franchise.
Posted 2017/04/14 07:43:00
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese and South Korean shares fell while the won currency came under pressure on Friday, as rising tensions in the Korean peninsula dented confidence in the world's economy.Source
Posted 2017/04/14 07:09:47
A man has described how a scorpion fell on his head and stung him during a business-class lunch on a United Airlines flight.
Posted 2017/04/14 06:39:00
China has warned that tensions over North Korea have to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage".
Posted 2017/04/14 03:21:00
An American emergency room doctor faces charges of female genital mutilation on girls between the ages of six and eight.
Posted 2017/04/14 02:08:00
LONDON, (Reuters) - More British lenders plan to rein in the supply of credit to consumers in the next three months than at any time since the 2008/09 financial crisis, according to a Bank of England survey that may add to concerns about the economic outlook ahead of Brexit.Source
Posted 2017/04/14 01:24:30
Canada is set to legalise marijuana for recreational use by July next year.
Posted 2017/04/13 20:39:00
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Global chemical weapons investigators have gone to Turkey to collect samples as part of an inquiry into an alleged chemical weapons attack in neighbouring Syria last week that killed 87 people.Source
Posted 2017/04/13 19:38:50
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German judge authorised on Thursday the arrest of a 26-year-old Iraqi man detained after an attack on a bus carrying players of a soccer team, and prosecutors said they believed he was a member of Islamic State.Source
Posted 2017/04/13 19:10:57
Three Islamist extremists have been hanged in Bangladesh over the botched assassination of a British diplomat in 2004.
Posted 2017/04/13 15:01:00
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's navy plans a joint show of force with the U.S. Navy's USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group as it steams towards the Korean peninsula aimed at deterring secretive North Korean regime from further missile tests, two sources said.Source
Posted 2017/04/12 04:14:26
Engineering researchers say they have solved the riddle of why shoelaces come undone.
Posted 2017/04/12 03:58:00
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investors ducked for cover on Wednesday as a drumbeat of alarming geopolitical news sent the safe-haven yen and gold to five-month highs and yields on top-rated sovereign bonds to their lowest for the year so far.Source
Posted 2017/04/12 03:20:19
Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to pass legislation banning the consumption of cats and dogs.
Posted 2017/04/12 02:43:00