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Japan restarts first nuclear reactor after post-Fukushima shutdown

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:31
A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a reactor on Tuesday, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster.

Pakistan arrests suspects in child sex abuse gang

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:15
In a town near Pakistan's border with India, families kept quiet for years about the blackmail gang that locals believe filmed some 270 children being sexually abused.

Google restructures to separate web advertising, creative ventures

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:44
Google Inc announced a major shake-up of its operating structure on Monday, creating a holding company called Alphabet which will contain subsidiaries to separate its core web advertising business from newer ventures like driverless cars.

Brazil cabbies ambush Uber driver: report

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:27
An Uber driver in Brazil's financial capital Sao Paulo responded to a call, only to find himself ambushed by a group of regular taxi drivers, a report said Monday.

Toll hits 12 in record NY Legionnaires' outbreak

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 19:20
The death toll has risen to 12 from an unprecedented outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York that saw 113 people contract the form of pneumonia, officials said Monday.

Jordanian-American terror suspect appears in New York court

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 17:42
A 20-year-old Jordanian-American who flew overseas in an apparent bid to join the Islamic State extremist group appeared in court near New York on Monday on terror allegations, prosecutors said.

State of emergency declared in Ferguson amid protests

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 17:19
Authorities declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted during protests overnight to mark the police shooting of an unarmed black man one year ago.

US 'deeply concerned' over arrest of Cuba dissidents

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 14:16
The United States is "deeply concerned" about arrests of dissidents in Cuba but this will not affect a landmark visit to Havana by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the State Department said Monday.

Woman drowns in Dubai after father blocks rescue to save her from ‘dishonour’

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 14:09
A father let his 20-year-old daughter drown off a beach in Dubai by preventing lifeguards from rescuing her because he did not want her to be touched by a strange man, Emirati news media reported Monday.

Prominent Syria rights defender Mazen Darwish freed

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:35
The prominent free speech campaigner Mazen Darwish was released from prison in Syria Monday after more than three years behind bars, pending a verdict in his case at the end of this month, his wife and activists said.

In pictures: Lafayette's 'Hermione' returns to France

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:22
A replica of the French frigate that transported General Lafayette to America in 1780 to rally US rebels battling for independence arrived back in France Monday, completing an historic four-month Atlantic voyage.

Jailed US reporter in Iran will know verdict 'within week'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:09
Jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian should learn his fate "within a week" after his secretive trial on accusations of spying on Iran ended Monday, his lawyer said.

EU approves €2.4 billion to tackle migrant crisis

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:23
The European Commission on Monday approved 2.4 billion euros of aid over six years for member countries struggling to cope with a tide of immigrants as hundreds of new refugees were rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Fighting terror from France’s military outpost in Niger

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:51
The French military base in northern Niger has been built on the site of the 19th century Fort Madama, a relic of the colonial era which serves now as a launchpad for France’s anti-terror operations in North Africa. FRANCE 24 reports.

Tel Aviv beach day in Paris causes political uproar

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:09
A French councillor on Monday slammed a decision to dedicate one day of the French capital’s annual Paris Plages beach festivities to the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, saying it sent "a very bad message" of support for Israeli policies.

Turkish security forces reel from wave of attacks

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:58
Two women shot at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Monday and at least eight people were killed in a wave of separate attacks on Turkish security forces, weeks after Ankara launched a crackdown on Islamic State, Kurdish and far-left militants.

Derelict Albanian military island opens to tourism

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 03:44
Former communist Albania's most secretive military base, the strategic Sazan island on the Adriatic Sea, has opened its derelict bunkers and tunnels, hoping to turn it into a top tourist draw.

Suicide blast hits Kabul airport road amid surge in violence

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 02:40
A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 16, days after a series of suicide attacks in the Afghan capital killed dozens of civilians and wounded hundreds more.

Gunmen target Istanbul police station and US consulate

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:23
Istanbul woke up to violence on Monday as a bomb attack on a police station was later followed by an attack at the US consulate.

Greece ‘close’ to bailout deal as repayment deadline looms

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:42
Greece and its creditors were to continue talks Monday after marathon discussions late into the night, with both sides indicating that the terms of a third bailout were close to being finalised.