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Thousands shelter as 'screaming, howling' Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state’s far north. Source:… Read More

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged… Read More

Chaebol reform at forefront of South Korea presidential campaign – again

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea‚Äôs family-run conglomerates are facing calls for a shakeup in their governance from a leading candidate in May’s presidential election, following the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye in a burgeoning influence-peddling scandal. … Read More

Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack

LONDON (Reuters) – At least a dozen people were injured and two reported dead in London on Wednesday after a car crashed into pedestrians near the British parliament and an assailant stabbed a policeman in what police called… Read More

Sinn Fein says opposes extension to Northern Ireland government talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s largest nationalist party Sinn Fein will oppose any extension to next week’s deadline to form a new government and any attempt to return to direct British rule of the province, its president Gerry… Read More

Merkel's conservatives ahead of Germany's Social Democrats: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives were ahead of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) in the latest poll published six months before what is shaping up to be a tight national election. Source: Reuters World… Read More

Prague's Old-New Synagogue gets first new Torahs since World War Two

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Prague’s medieval Old-New Synagogue received two new Torah scrolls on Sunday, the first ones since World War Two shattered the country’s once-thriving Jewish community. Source: Reuters World News

Brazil president seeks to calm fears over meat sales, exports

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Michel Temer, confronting a corruption scandal tarnishing Brazil’s lucrative meat industry, met on Sunday with executives and foreign diplomats to assuage health concerns tarnishing a sector responsible for $12 billion in annual exports. … Read More

Saudi-led coalition calls for U.N. supervision of Yemen port

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen called on Sunday for the United Nations to place a strategic port under its supervision after 42 Somalis were killed in an attack on their refugee boat nearby. … Read More

Exclusive: Taiwan says Chinese military threat grows, U.S. regional strategy unclear

TAIPEI (Reuters) – China’s accelerated military development and recent activity by its military aircraft and ships around Taiwan pose an increased threat to the self-ruled island, according to a Taiwanese government defense report draft reviewed by Reuters. … Read More