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Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

Yahoo - DRC - 2 hours 29 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.


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BREAKING: Military 'Coup' Under Way in Lesotho

Yahoo - DRC - 2 hours 29 min ago

Military personnel have surrounded government buildings in the landlocked African kingdom of Lesotho, in what is suspected to be a coup attempt. Gunfire has erupted as the troops attempted to seize the police headquarters and other government buildings. "Military police have surrounded State House and there are reports of gunfire," an unnamed diplomat from the Lesotho capital Maseru told Reuters. Bernard Ntlhoaea, a security guard at the US embassy in Maseru, Lesotho's capital told AP, "The military has been moving around from 3 o'clock in the morning, occupying police stations in Maseru and moving around to other districts." He said he saw at least one armored personnel carrier on the streets.


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China tells journalists to learn "Marxist news values"

Yahoo - DRC - 2 hours 36 min ago
China ordered its journalists on Saturday to learn "Marxist news values" and uphold the principles of news as prescribed by the ruling Communist Party, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on the media. The guidelines by the All China Journalists' Association, published by state news agency Xinhua, are aimed at both traditional and online media and are another sign of Xi's politically conservative agenda. The association said journalists "must learn to master Marxist news values". In July, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television said China would toughen curbs on journalists disclosing state and commercial secrets.
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Gunfire heard in Lesotho, diplomats report apparent coup attempt

Yahoo - DRC - 2 hours 38 min ago
Military units in Lesotho surrounded government and police buildings and gunfire was heard in the small mountainous southern African kingdom on Saturday, in what diplomats said appeared to be an attempted coup. South African radio stations also reported that private radio stations were off the air in the nation, which is surrounded by South Africa. Political tensions have been running high in Lesotho since June when Prime Minister Thomas Thabane suspended the country's parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote amid feuding in the two-year-old coalition government. Neighbouring South Africa and the regional Southern African Development Community of which Lesotho is a member have warned the political rivals in the country that any unconstitutional change of government would not be tolerated.
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MP Galloway assaulted in west London street

Yahoo - DRC - 2 hours 47 min ago

George Galloway, the firebrand left-wing MP, has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was assaulted on a west London street.


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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Yahoo - DRC - 2 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
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George Galloway's 'Jaw Broken' In Street Attack

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 30 min ago

George Galloway has been taken to hospital suffering a suspected broken jaw after he was allegedly attacked on a London street. A spokesman for Mr Galloway told Sky News the Bradford West MP suffered a suspected broken jaw, a suspected broken rib, and severe bruising to his face and head. "It appears to be connected with his comments about Israel because the guy was shouting about the Holocaust." The man was taken to a police station in south London, where he remains.


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Afghan Taliban Attack in Jalalabad Leaves At Least Six Dead

Yahoo - DRC - 3 hours 32 min ago

At least six people have been killed in a suspected suicide car bomb attack by the Afghan Taliban on an intelligence compound in the eastern city of Jalalabad. "The first attacker detonated his explosives at the gate of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) office in Jalalabad city at 05:00 AM to open way for his colleague," Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, governor's spokesperson was quoted as saying. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. Intelligence offices and buildings of security forces are often targeted by the Taliban insurgents, who are trying to capitalise on the recent political turmoil over the election of a new president.


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Takeda, Lilly lose bid to overturn $9 billion award for hiding cancer risk

Yahoo - DRC - 30 August, 2014 - 00:24

(Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and Eli Lilly & Co lost a bid to overturn a combined $9 billion (5.42 billion pounds) punitive damage award by a U.S. "Plaintiffs have pointed to sufficient evidence from which the jury could have concluded that the 'information' about bladder cancer contained in Actos labels did not adequately warn of the increased risk of cancer," U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty of the Western District of Louisiana said on Wednesday. The development is a setback for Takeda but leaves open the possibility of a retrial or reduced verdict, for which Japan's top drugmaker made a separate appeal in April.


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Indian investigators drop coal scam case against billionaire Birla

Yahoo - DRC - 30 August, 2014 - 00:22

India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has closed a coal scam case against billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla and a former top bureaucrat that emerged in 2012 after an auditor's report on revenue loss to the exchequer from allocations of coal blocks. The CBI filed the case against Birla and former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh last year in relation to a block allocated in 2005 to Hindalco Industries, part of the $40 billion Aditya Birla Group led by Kumar Mangalam Birla. India's federal auditor had alleged that the government's allocation of coal blocks may have cost the exchequer revenues of about $33 billion, although industry watchers and the previous government have cast doubts on the figure.


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Nato Building 10,000-Strong Force to Counter Russia over Ukraine

Yahoo - DRC - 30 August, 2014 - 00:18

Nato is reportedly putting together a 10,000-strong force drawn from at least seven countries amid the escalating tensions over Russia and Ukraine. The report comes a day after Ukraine sought to join Nato to deal with the ongoing crisis in the eastern and southern parts of the country. According to a report in the Financial Times, the special force will be led by Britain and soldiers from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway and the Netherlands will form part of it. Prime Minister David Cameron is set to make a formal announcement of the mobilisation proposal at the upcoming Nato summit on 4 September.


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Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

Yahoo - DRC - 30 August, 2014 - 00:06

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.


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Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

Yahoo - DRC - 30 August, 2014 - 00:02

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.


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Raised Terror Threat Prompts Government Talks

Yahoo - DRC - 29 August, 2014 - 23:47

New measures to tackle the threat of British extremists will be the subject of discussions taking place this weekend between David Cameron and Nick Clegg. The Prime Minister will announce the plans in the House of Commons on Monday, following the raising of the terror threat to the UK from substantial to severe. Mr Cameron is expected to outline plans for extra powers after saying there were "gaps in our armoury" which needed to be filled. But Labour leader Ed Miliband said the Government should take tougher action to stop young Britons being drawn to extremist ideology and prevent would-be jihadis travelling to join Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and Syria.


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PM 'nervous' as referendum looms

Yahoo - DRC - 29 August, 2014 - 23:40

David Cameron has admitted he is "nervous" about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks.


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PM 'nervous' as referendum looms

Yahoo - DRC - 29 August, 2014 - 23:40

David Cameron has admitted he is "nervous" about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks.


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Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeral

Yahoo - DRC - 29 August, 2014 - 22:25

By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - Family and church members mourned at a private funeral on Saturday a South Korean businessman linked to a ferry that sank in April killing hundreds of children, though his death remained shrouded in mystery. Yoo Byung-un, 73, was found dead in a plum orchard in June, but his body was not identified for more than a month, despite him being wanted in connection with the sinking of the Sewol ferry, with 476 passengers and crew on board. Around 300 people drowned in South Korea's worst maritime accident in decades, while 172 survived. The tragedy caused an outpouring of nationwide grief, and the government of President Park Geun-hye was heavily criticised for the ineffective response to the disaster.


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Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

Yahoo - DRC - 29 August, 2014 - 22:00

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections.


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PM to urge tougher Russia sanctions

Yahoo - DRC - 29 August, 2014 - 21:55

David Cameron is to push for tougher EU sanctions against Russia after Moscow was accused of deploying more than 1,000 troops and an arsenal of weapons into Ukraine.


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PM to urge tougher Russia sanctions

Yahoo - DRC - 29 August, 2014 - 21:55

David Cameron is to push for tougher EU sanctions against Russia after Moscow was accused of deploying more than 1,000 troops and an arsenal of weapons into Ukraine.


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