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Celebratory gunfire at Saudi wedding cuts cable, 23 electrocuted

RIYADH (Reuters) – Celebratory gunfire at a wedding party in eastern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night brought down an electric cable, killing 23 people, a

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Syrian air force on offensive after failed truce

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian warplanes bombed rebel targets with renewed intensity on Tuesday after the end of a widely ignored four-day truce between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and insurgents. State

Poland found explosives on wreckage of president’s plane: report

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish investigators found traces of explosives on the wreckage of the government jet that crashed in Russia two years ago, killing Poland’s president and 95 others, daily

Kuwait arrests opposition leader over emir comments

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwaiti authorities arrested an opposition leader late on Monday after he made comments viewed as critical of the Gulf Arab state’s ruler, a political activist said. Musallam

Iran bans export of 50 goods as sanctions bite: report

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran banned the export of around 50 basic goods, its media said on Tuesday, as the country takes steps to preserve supplies of essential items in the

South Africa police fire rubber bullets at striking miners

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – South African police fired rubber bullets and teargas on Tuesday at striking Amplats miners who were protesting against a union-brokered deal to end a six-week

India’s UPA government reshuffles cabinet, inducts 22 ministers

NEW DELHI: In a mega reshuffle, 22 ministers, including seven of cabinet rank, were inducted into the Manmohan Singh government in what is seen as the last such exercise by

5th Tibetan in week sets self on fire in China

BEIJING (AP) — A man in his early 20s has become the fifth Tibetan in a week to set himself on fire and die in a county in far-western China

Saudi authorities disperse anti-Assad protest in Mecca

MECCA (Reuters) – Saudi authorities quickly dispersed a protest by hundreds of Syrian pilgrims calling for the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and denouncing what they said was international

7.7 magnitude quake hits Canada’s British Columbia

(Reuters) – A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit Canada’s Pacific coastal province of British Columbia late Saturday, setting off a small tsunami, but there were no immediate