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Twenty dead as search for California mudslide survivors grinds on

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:18
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone alive, officials said.

U.S.-led coalition helps to build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:50
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.

U.S.-led coalition helps build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 09:47
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.

Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:39
BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters.

Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:00
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Search for California mudslide survivors goes on

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:53
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone else alive, officials said.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:22
DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

Burning Iranian oil tanker finally sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:40
BEIJING (Reuters) - A burning Iranian oil tanker that had drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone has sunk after a collision on Jan. 6, Chinese state television said on Sunday.

Israel says destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Israel, Egypt borders

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:33
GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave.

Brexit vote may be reversed, says British campaigner Farage

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:20
LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Sunday he was increasingly concerned that a vote for Britain to leave the European Union could be overturned by a powerful group of the bloc's supporters.

People evacuated from Papua New Guinea island after volcano explodes

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 03:46
SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said on Sunday.

U.S. resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 01:15
(Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program.

Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, five still missing

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:28
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from mudslides that devastated parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County rose to 19 on Saturday amid a massive influx of emergency crews searching for five people still missing.

Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:09
HONOLULU (Reuters) - An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's governor said.

Crews ramp up effort to rescue live victims of California mudslide

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:12
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive influx of search and rescue crews scoured parts of California's Santa Barbara County on Saturday for seven people still missing following mudslides that killed at least 18.

Chelsea Manning eyes U.S. Senate seat for Maryland

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday.

U.S. military’s pacific command says no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military's Pacific command said on Saturday there was no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii after a message was sent in error to Hawaii residents' mobile phones.

Anti-Trump demonstrators march in Swiss capital

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:29
ZURICH (Reuters) - Anti-globalisation demonstrators took to the streets of the Swiss capital on Saturday to protest against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum this month.

No Grand Coalition! Opponents of Merkel alliance hit the road

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:44
WERNIGERODE, Germany (Reuters) - Opponents of a renewed German "grand coalition" took to the road on Saturday, hoping to persuade members of their Social Democratic Party (SPD) to vote against governing with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives for another four years.

Islamic State affiliate claims deadly attack on U.S. troops in Niger

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:30
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The leader of Islamic State's affiliate in West Africa has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four U.S. special forces and four soldiers from Niger in October, Mauritania's independent Nouakchott News Agency (ANI) reported on Saturday.

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