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Six dead, Egyptian state newspaper office destroyed in Sinai attack: state media

reuters.com — It was not clear if the newspaper's offices were the target of the attack, which took place in the provincial capital el-Arish just days after the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising. Egypt is facing an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai that has claimed the lives of hundreds of security officers in the remote but strategic desert region, which borders the Palestinian Gaza Strip, Israel and the Suez Canal.
Jan 29, 2015

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27: Twitter reut.rs/1zicJiI

Jan 29, 2015

RT @MattMcBradley: Islamic State's #Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27: Twitter reut.rs/1zicJiI via @reuters

Jan 29, 2015

Islamic State's #Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27: Twitter reut.rs/1zicJiI via @reuters

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Editor's choice | Reuters.com

reuters.com — Kashmiri people gather around the body of a militant, who was killed by Indian soldiers in a gun battle, during his funeral in Handoora, south of Srinagar, January 28, 2015. An Indian army colonel was among four people killed in a gunbattle with militants in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday, police said, the highest ranking military officer to die in fighting in the disputed Himalayan region in more than a year.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @dorothyofisrael: Where are the child advocates? Palestinian boy at Hamas camp graduation ceremony in Gaza reut.rs/1BAihWK pic.twitter.com/iAv3zrtLFo

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Reuters: A Palestinian boy arrives to a graduation ceremony at a Hamas-run camp. Editor's choice: reut.rs/1BAihWK pic.twitter.com/wSEBcEoBpP

Jan 29, 2015

RT @dorothyofisrael: Where are the child advocates? Palestinian boy at Hamas camp graduation ceremony in Gaza reut.rs/1BAihWK pic.twitter.com/iAv3zrtLFo

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Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Maruf Khatib 1 of 8. A burnt vehicle is seen near the village of Ghajar on Israel's border with Lebanon January 28, 2015. Israel said it had received a message from UNIFIL, the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, that Hezbollah was not interested in further escalation.
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Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed 1 of 7. Anwar Tarawneh (R), the wife of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh, and his sister (C) weep after listening to a statement released by Islamic State in front of the Royal Palace in Amman January 28, 2015.
Jan 30, 2015

Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Jan 29, 2015

Japan's foreign minister says "no big developments" to report on #KenjiGoto hostage situation. Our latest story here: reut.rs/15YrFYU

Jan 29, 2015

Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes reut.rs/1zjcHr6

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RT @Reuters: Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes reut.rs/1ESzYly

At root of Argentina spy intrigue: a deal with Iran

reuters.com — As a result, Fernandez declared this week, the Intelligence Secretariat needs to be totally shut down - and a new agency built from scratch. "You can't extort me. You can't intimidate me. I'm not afraid of you," she said, speaking directly to the agency's leaders, in a nationally televised address on Monday.

FCC spectrum auction ends, raises record $44.9 billion

reuters.com — Regulators will disclose the winners of the auctioned spectrum licenses in the coming days. Major bidders included wireless carriers Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and T-Mobile US Inc as well as satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp. The auction - wireless carriers' largest opportunity to get access to new airwaves since 2008 - began on Nov.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @chrissiemurray: A spectrum auction in the U.S. just raised $44.9 billion. reut.rs/1zhGbFE (Mexico also auctioning some AWS this year...)

Jan 29, 2015

A spectrum auction in the U.S. just raised $44.9 billion. reut.rs/1zhGbFE (Mexico also auctioning some AWS this year...)

Jan 29, 2015

Operators in Europe are probably cringing at this ---> FCC spectrum auction raises record $44.9 bln reut.rs/1zhGbFE @alinaselyukh

Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah Followers of the Houthi movement demonstrate to show support to the movement in Sanaa January 23, 2015. Gaps in on-the-ground intelligence could slow America's fight against a resurgent al Qaeda in Yemen and heighten the risk of errant strikes that kill the wrong people and stoke anti-U.S.
Jan 29, 2015

US drone program in #Yemen facing "intel gaps" after #Houthi takeover, SF training halted in Sanaa. reut.rs/1CEgCRp

Jan 29, 2015

Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in #Yemen facing intelligence gaps reut.rs/15XZqJP

Jan 29, 2015

EXCLUSIVE MUST CITE REUTERS RT @Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps reut.rs/1A3Ylxu

In violent Venezuela, police killings surge to almost one a day

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer Police officers stand near the body of Anzoategui state policeman Mario Figueroa after he was shot dead in Barcelona, in the state of Anzoategui January 24, 2015. Perez, 41, had time to draw his gun and injure one of the attackers in the shootout near his modest home in the town of Ocumare del Tuy outside Caracas, but the other shot him in the head and took his weapon.
Jan 29, 2015

#Venzuela: one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a cop, 268 murdered in 2014 reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @brianpablo10: In violent Venezuela, police killings surge to almost one a day reut.rs/1zglASb

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Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27: official Twitter

reuters.com — Egypt's government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy handed security tactics. A series of tweets from the Sinai Province's Twitter account claimed responsibility for each of the four attacks that took place in North Sinai and Suez provinces within hours of one another on Thursday night.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @Reuters: Islamic State's Egypt wing claims deadliest attacks in months: official Twitter reut.rs/1A4BdyW

Jan 29, 2015

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims deadliest attacks in months: official Twitter reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Jan 29, 2015

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims deadliest attacks in months reut.rs/1ESMCkg via @reuters

U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah Followers of the Houthi movement demonstrate to show support to the movement in Sanaa January 23, 2015. Gaps in on-the-ground intelligence could slow America's fight against a resurgent al Qaeda in Yemen and heighten the risk of errant strikes that kill the wrong people and stoke anti-U.S.

U.S. jobless claims drop sharply to near 15-year low

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking Job seekers listen to a presentation at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in Denver April 9, 2013. its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended Jan.

Delhi Uber passenger who alleges driver rape sues in U.S.

in.reuters.com — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A passenger who said she had been raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi sued the online car service in U.S. federal court on Thursday, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures. In the lawsuit, the woman, who resides in Delhi and was not named, called Uber the "modern day equivalent of electronic hitchhiking."

Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Samsul Said Children write messages of hope for passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) outside Kuala Lumpur June 14, 2014. The Boeing 777 aircraft (BA.N) disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing.
Jan 29, 2015

Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation reut.rs/15UeojY via @reuters

Jan 29, 2015

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370 declared an accident, allowing families to seek compensation reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 29, 2015

Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an Internet meme

blogs.reuters.com — The phone connection from my living room in Berlin to the battlefield in eastern Ukraine couldn't have been better. First Lieutenant Alexei Chaban of the Ukrainian 17th Tank Brigade came in loud and clear, the sound of gunfire in the distance. "There's some shelling going on," he said.
Jan 29, 2015

when war and social media collide in a good way. Story from Ukrainian battlefield: blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2…

Jan 29, 2015

On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an Internet meme reut.rs/1yz5LCq via @Reuters

Jan 29, 2015

Amazing piece by @Lucian_Kim RT @ReutersOpinion: On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an Internet meme: reut.rs/1y9SBg5

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Sunac China to buy 49.3 percent stake in troubled developer Kaisa: Caixin

reuters.com — The report emerged even as Sunac announced a share trading suspension pending the release of an "announcement containing inside information in relation to the company." The Caixin report said the firm would buy the stake from the Kwok brothers, who formally controlled the developer, and that the two sides had recently signed an agreement.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @peter_tl: Distressed M&A in China property: Caixin says Sunac is buying a 49% stake in troubled developer Kaisa. reut.rs/1tBBkja

Jan 29, 2015

Distressed M&A in China property: Caixin says Sunac is buying a 49% stake in troubled developer Kaisa. reut.rs/1tBBkja via @reuters

"Low-life scum" - Sen. McCain sees red over Code Pink

reuters.com — Protesters disrupting a Senate hearing get an earful from Senator John McCain who called them "low-life scum" before they were dragged away by U.S. Capitol Police. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

Exclusive - LSE to put Russell Investments up for sale for 923 million pounds

uk.reuters.com — (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE.L) plans to put Russell Investments up for sale in mid-February and hopes to fetch around $1.4 billion (923 million pounds) for the unit, two sources told Reuters Wednesday.
Jan 29, 2015

London Stock Exchange Group puts up Russell Investments for sale via Reuters uk.reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Jan 29, 2015

Mr @xrolet doesn't do asset management. He does intellectual property. LSE Group to sell off Russell Investment arm uk.reuters.com/article/2015/0…

Lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini Tourists ride in pedicabs in Havana, January 23, 2015. The bill would end legal restrictions on travel to the island by U.S. citizens and legal residents, according to a statement about the senators' plans. It would also end restrictions on banking transactions related to that travel.

Boy Scouts settle California abuse case, averting release of files

reuters.com — The case in Santa Barbara County was closely watched because of the potential for public release of years of documents the Boy Scouts call the ineligible volunteer files but which have often been publicly derided as the "perversion files."
Jan 29, 2015

RT @ReutersUS: Boy Scouts settle California abuse case, averting release of files reut.rs/1A42uS2

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ReutersUS: Boy Scouts settle California abuse case, averting release of files reut.rs/1A42uS2

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ReutersUS: Boy Scouts settle California abuse case, averting release of files reut.rs/1A42uS2