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  • Charges expected in shooting of Florida teen
    2012-04-11 20:41:12 UTC

    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida special prosecutor was expected to announce a criminal charge on Wednesday against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in a racially charged case that has captivated the United States. Special prosecutor Angela Corey called a news conference for 6 p.m....
  • Congo's Kabila says to arrest wanted army general
    2012-04-11 19:40:51 UTC

    GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila announced on Wednesday that authorities would arrest a serving army general wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes. "I want to arrest Bosco Ntaganda because the whole population wants peace," Kabila said during a trip to eastern Con...
  • Defiant North Korea begins injecting fuel into rocket
    2012-04-11 16:24:51 UTC

    PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Impoverished North Korea rejected international protests over its planned long-range rocket launch and said on Wednesday that it was injecting fuel "as we speak", meaning it could blast off as early as Thursday. If all goes to plan, the launch, which North Korea's neighbors and the West say is a disguised balli...
  • Syrian army moves into Hama, shells Rastan - activists
    2012-04-11 16:09:13 UTC

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army moved tanks into the centre of the city of Hama on Wednesday and also began shelling the town of Rastan, activists in Hama and Rastan said. "At least 20 tanks are moving into the neighborhoods of Dabagha and Mugayly in the centre of Hama city," an activist in Hama told Reuters. From Rastan, on t...
  • Syria pledges truce, if rebels hold fire
    2012-04-11 16:01:59 UTC

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria promised to observe a U.N.-backed ceasefire starting on Thursday, but its forces kept up fierce attacks on opposition neighborhoods in the hours before the deadline. A Syrian defense ministry source quoted on state television on Wednesday said the army would halt operations on Thursday morning, but would con...
  • Baby alive after 12 hours in morgue
    2012-04-11 15:56:58 UTC

    A woman who insisted on seeing the presumably lifeless body of her premature baby has found the infant alive in the drawer of a hospital morgue. Authorities say the girl had spent 12 hours in the refrigerated room at the Perrando de Resistencia hospital in northern Argentina. Analia Bouter told Todo Noticias television that she t...
  • Annan says Syria promises to respect ceasefire
    2012-04-11 07:30:31 UTC

    DUBAI (Reuters) - United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said on Wednesday the Syrian government had assured him it will respect a ceasefire with rebel forces, less than 24 hours before a deadline to suspend hostilities. "I have received government assurances they will respect the ceasefire. If everyone respects it I think by 6...
  • US and Iran join fight against Islamist in Iraq
    2014-06-14 00:56:23 UTC

    The United States and Iran are moving rapidly to defend Iraq from rampaging Sunni Islamist insurgents, with Washington urgently considering air strikes on the jihadi militants and Tehran dispatching its foremost powerbroker to help arrange the defence of Baghdad. Senior US officials told the Guardian that an air campaign was under s...
  • Obama campaign: Romney not paying "fair share" of taxes
    2012-04-11 05:54:49 UTC

    BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's campaign blasted Mitt Romney on Tuesday for not paying his "fair share" of taxes, escalating the rhetoric against the leading Republican presidential contender to try to paint him as an elitist who is out of touch with ordinary Americans. Obama has made tax fairness a key part...
  • UK's One Direction sued by US band with same name
    2012-04-11 01:15:51 UTC

    (Reuters) - Simon Cowell's British boy band One Direction, among the hottest new acts in the music business, has been sued for trademark infringement because it is using the same name as a small California pop-rock group. In what is expected to be a multi-million dollar lawsuit, attorneys for the California band are seeking an injun...
  • Global cyber arms race engulfing Web - Defense official
    2012-04-11 00:58:37 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global cyber arms race is engulfing the Internet and the best way to counter the rapidly escalating threat is combining the efforts of U.S. agencies, private firms and international allies, cyber security officials said on Tuesday. Cyber experts from across the U.S. government, speaking at a conference at Ge...
  • Sanctions may cut Iran's oil output by 15 percent: U.S.
    2012-04-10 20:37:15 UTC

    (Reuters) - Iran's oil production could fall almost 15 percent this year due to reduced foreign investment, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday in a report highlighting the growing strain on Tehran's oil sector even before factoring in the effect of new sanctions. Iran's production could fall about 500,0...
  • After game-changing run, Santorum quits White House race
    2012-04-11 05:14:12 UTC

    GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Rick Santorum ended his improbable run for the White House on Tuesday after leading a Republican tilt to the right that could dog the more moderate front-runner, Mitt Romney, in November's election. Trailing in polls and fundraising, the conservative former Pennsylvania senator suspended his camp...
  • Son of Bogart and Bacall to sail on restored African Queen
    2012-04-10 19:23:36 UTC

    MIAMI (Reuters) - The son of actor Humphrey Bogart will follow in his father's wake by taking a ride on the African Queen to help relaunch the newly restored riverboat that co-starred in the classic movie by that name. Stephen Bogart will board the 100-year-old steamboat on Thursday as it plies the waters off the Florida Keys for th...
  • Iran cuts oil to Spain ahead of nuclear talks
    2012-04-10 20:34:28 UTC

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has cut oil exports to Spain and may halt sales to Germany and Italy, Iran's English-language state television reported on Tuesday, in an apparent move to strengthen its position ahead of crucial talks with world powers later this week. Iran has played a tit-for-tat game over crude shipments since the European...
  • Islamists fight army in central, south Yemen, 21 killed
    2012-04-10 18:39:33 UTC

    SANAA (Reuters) - At least 21 people were killed in Yemen on Tuesday in renewed fighting between troops and al Qaeda-linked militants in the southern city of Lawdar and a militant attack on a checkpoint in central Maarib province, officials and residents said. Eight soldiers and five militants were killed and four soldiers wounded w...
  • Early History of the Alamo: Battle of the Alamo
    2021-12-22 19:29:49 UTC

    <p>The Battle of the Alamo during Texas&rsquo; war for independence from Mexico lasted thirteen days, from February 23, 1836-March 6, 1836. In December of 1835, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers had occupied the Alamo, a former Franciscan mission located near the present-day city of San Antonio. On February 23, a Mexican force number...
  • Mona Lisa doesn't need Google Art Project
    2012-04-10 06:05:51 UTC

    LAT- Since Google Art Project launched, art lovers have been asking why the world's most famous painting -- Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- isn't included on the site that features digitized images of works from select museum collections around the world. The simple answer is that the "Mona Lisa" and some other works from the Lou...
  • Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion
    2012-04-10 04:56:18 UTC

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public. The price was stunning for an apps-maker without any significant revenue, even when meas...
  • Chevron finds leak in offshore Petrobras oil field
    2012-04-10 04:31:40 UTC

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. oil company Chevron discovered an oil seep in an offshore Brazilian oil field run by Petrobras near the site of a November leak that led to civil and criminal charges and sparked concerns about some of the world's most promising deep sea reserves. No traces have been found on the surface, but droplets...
  • Anti-poverty group ONE pushes for G8 food deal
    2012-04-10 04:08:02 UTC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Two white men accused of shooting five black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them, have confessed to authorities, media reports said on Monday, citing police and court documents. Jake England, 19, has admitted to police that he shot three of the victims and Alvin Watts, 33, has said that he shot...
  • U.S. should lead to end World Bank tradition: Nigerian finance minister
    2012-04-10 02:42:52 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should take the lead and break the long tradition of an American always heading the World Bank, Nigerian finance minister and a nominee for the top post Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on Monday. Speaking after a "marathon" three-and-a-half-hour interview by the World Bank board, Okonjo-Iweala said ...
  • Prosecutor rules out grand jury in Trayvon Martin case
    2012-04-10 01:32:33 UTC

    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The special prosecutor investigating the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on Monday ruled out using a grand jury in the case, meaning her office alone will decide whether to charge shooter George Zimmerman with a crime. The case has captured national attention because of race and...
  • Syrian troops on offensive on deadline day
    2012-04-10 01:15:40 UTC

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops shelled villages, fired across frontiers and were accused of massacres in the hours before a deadline on Tuesday that many doubt can usher in a U.N.-brokered ceasefire and halt a 13-month slide into all-out civil war. Diplomats trying to contain a crisis that has inflamed the Middle East and pitched ...
  • Iraqi government demands Kurdistan to hand over control of airports
    2017-09-26 17:52:59 UTC

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government gave the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) until Friday 3:00 p.m (1200 GMT) to hand over control of its airports in order to avoid an international air embargo, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, according to state TV. The measure is meant as a retaliation against the independence referen...