Monday 30 November 2015

Soldiers killed in attack on Egypt police checkpoint

Gunmen killed four security personnel in an attack at a police checkpoint in Saqqara, near some of Egypt's historic pyramid sites, the Interior Ministry and three security sources said on Saturday. One security source said the two attackers were riding a motor bike when they


Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for $5bn over dam burst

Brazil's federal and state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore miner for 20 billion reais ($5.24 billion) in damages caused by the burst of a tailings dam, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira told reporters on Friday. Samarco is a joint venture betwe


Putin seeks map of forces not to bomb in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked France to draw up a map of where groups fighting Islamic State militants operate in Syria in order not to bomb them, France's foreign minister said on Friday. French President Francois Hollande and Putin agreed during talks in Moscow


White House fence jumper left suicide note

Court documents show a man accused of jumping the White House fence had left a suicide note with friends and told his mother that she may never see him again. Joseph Caputo, 22, has been charged with scaling the fence while President Barack Obama was celebrating Thanksgiving with


3 killed, many injured in shooting at US clinic

A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chi


Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to "play with fire", citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey. Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at th


Belgium charges sixth suspect over Paris attacks

Belgium has charged a sixth suspect with terrorist offences over the November 13 attacks in Paris after a series of house searches in Brussels and southern Belgium on Thursday. Federal prosecutors said on Friday that they had charged a man detained in Brussels with terrorist murd


Israel to open representative office in Abu Dhabi

Israel plans to open a diplomatic-level mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, the first openly established representative office in the UAE, Israeli diplomats said on Friday.   The office will not be a full mission, but will consist


Mali arrests 2 suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack

Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, the security ministry said.   At least two armed men launched a dawn raid on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on Friday last


Asian shares edge up, euro under pressure

Asian shares advanced in early trade on Thursday, while growing bets the European Central Bank was gearing up to deliver further stimulus steps kept the euro under pressure. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up about 0.4 per cent, after Wall Str

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