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British spy chief warns Snowden data is a ‘gift’ for terrorists

LONDON (Reuters) – Revelations by Edward Snowden about British eavesdropping are a gift to terrorists because they weaken the ability of the security services to

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Japanese author‚ Pakistani teenager Malala tipped for Nobels

STOCKHOLM: A Pakistani teenage activist shot by the Taliban and a Japanese author who writes about alienation and a fractured modern world are tipped as Nobel Prize winners ahead of

Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreground right, bows as he inspects a guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Xi is on a three-day state visit to Malaysia. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
In Asia, Obama’s no-show is a boost for China’s Xi

BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama has called off a trip to Asia just as China’s president is being feted in regional capitals ahead of summits where the U.S. no-show

Mary Italo, center, grieves with other relatives for her son Thomas Abayo Italo, 33, who was killed in the Westgate Mall attack, as they wait to receive his body at the mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Thomas was an accountant and the breadwinner of the family who helped look after Mary who is sick, according to relatives. Kenyan authorities prepared for the gruesome task of recovering dozens more victims than initially feared after the country's president declared an end Tuesday to the four-day siege of the Nairobi mall by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis
Kenyan military names Nairobi mall attackers seen on CCTV footage

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s military spokesman on Saturday named four men – including a Sudanese, a Kenyan Arab and a Somali – he said took part in the Islamist militant

Iran’s Khamenei says part of diplomatic opening in New York ‘not proper’

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday he supported moderate President Hassan Rouhani’s diplomatic opening to the United States at the U.N. General Assembly last

Coast Guard members prepare to move the bodies of dead migrants after their rescue boat arrived with a group that includes Syrian refugees at Siracusa harbour on the island of Sicily September 20, 2013. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
Hundreds dead, missing as migrant boat sinks off Italy

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of

Syria rebels try to end infighting near Turkish border

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Six powerful Syrian rebel groups on Thursday demanded al Qaeda-linked militants and rival insurgents end clashes that have escalated infighting in a strategic northern border area. The

Israel to run for U.N. Security Council seat for 2019-20

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Israel said on Thursday it plans to run for a rotating seat on the U.N. Security Council for the time ever for 2019-2020, although U.N. diplomats

Chinese president leaves for Indonesia, Malaysia, APEC meet

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing Wednesday morning for state visits to Indonesia, Malaysia, and to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet. He has been invited by Indonesian

Chinese dissident Chen to join conservative U.S. think tank

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident and legal rights activist who accused New York University of forcing him to leave this summer because of alleged pressure from