Saturday, November 24, 2012


  • War-weary Goma frets under uneasy rebel occupation

    GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Hours before rebels captured the eastern Congolese city of Goma on Tuesday, more than a thousand prisoners hammered a hole through the prison wall and escaped.

  • UPDATE 1-Hamas leader defiant as Israel eases Gaza curbs

    GAZA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Israel eased restrictions on Gaza fishermen and farmers on Saturday, Palestinian officials said, advancing a three-day-old truce brokered by Egypt after a week of fierce fighting.

  • Reuters Sports News Summary

    EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The Patriots were in a festive mood following a Thanksgiving Day battering of the. New York Jets on Thursday with quarterback Tom Brady devouring a turkey drumstick during an interview after New England's ...

  • Egypt's ElBaradei demands Mursi rescinds "dictatorial" decree

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Prominent opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said on Saturday there could be no dialogue with Egypt's president until he rescinded a "dictatorial" decree that he said gave the Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi the powers of a pharaoh.

  • US boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho dies after shooting

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Three-time world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho died on Saturday, four days after he was shot in the face in a drive-by shooting, doctors said.

  • UK foster row sparks political furor, spotlights anti-EU party

    LONDON (Reuters) - British politicians berated a local council in England on Saturday after it removed children from a foster family's care because of its support for a political party that wants the UK to exit the European Union and backs tighter ...

  • Turkey expects NATO Patriot missile decision within week

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey expects NATO to make a decision about deploying surface-to-air Patriot missiles along its southern border with Syria within the next week, Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said on Saturday.

  • Sarkozy denies receiving money from L'Oreal heiress

    PARIS (Reuters) - Former president Nicolas Sarkozy denied receiving "a penny" in campaign funds from France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt, according to excerpts of his testimony to judges published on Saturday by the French daily Sud-Ouest.

  • Immigrants and youth drive Catalan independence movement

    BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Independence for Catalonia may seem like romantic folly to outsiders. The Spanish region must reach back to the Middle Ages to find historic grounds for a separate territory.

  • Morocco says breaks al Qaeda cell sending youth to Mali

    RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco said on Saturday it had broken up a militant cell that was training youths to send them to fight in Mali, which has become the focus of international concern over the spread of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

  • Pope appoints six cardinals who will elect his successor

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict made six non-European prelates Roman Catholic cardinals on Saturday, chipping away at the old continent's domination of the elite group that will one day elect his successor.

  • Arafat's body to be exhumed on Tuesday in murder inquiry

    RAMALLAH (Reuters) - The body of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday, eight years after his death, in an investigation to establish if he was murdered, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.

  • McIlroy and Donald line up classic duel in desert

    DUBAI (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy and second-ranked Luke Donald gave the organizers and fans what they wanted when the pair set up a classic duel in the desert after the DP World Tour Championship third round on Saturday.

  • Psy's "Gangnam Style" video becomes YouTube's most viewed

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - South Korean rap star Psy's music video "Gangnam Style" on Saturday became the most watched item on YouTube with over 800 million views, edging past Canadian teen star Justin Bieber's two-year-old video for his song "Baby.

  • Dubai plans massive tourism and retail project

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai announced plans for a huge tourism and retail development including the largest shopping mall in the world, a fresh sign that the glitzy emirate has recovered its commercial ambitions after a crippling corporate debt crisis ...

  • Alabama shooter kills one sheriff's deputy, wounds another

    (Reuters) - A man shot and killed one Alabama sheriff's deputy and critically wounded another when they went to his home near Fairhope on a report that he was acting aggressively toward family members, authorities said on Saturday.

  • Larry Hagman dead at 81, portrayed notorious TV villain JR Ewing

    (Reuters) - Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R.

  • Shoppers welcome early start to "Black Friday"

    NEW YORK/BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota (Reuters) - Retailers declared their experiment with earlier store openings to kick off the holiday shopping season a success on Friday, with those new hours expected to be a Thanksgiving night staple for more ...

  • Thai police use tear gas in clash with royalist protesters

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators and made dozens of arrests on Saturday as thousands demanded the overthrow of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the biggest street protest yet against her 16-month-old ...

  • Lebanon army seizes men suspected of bomb plot against Shi'ites

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army said on Saturday it had arrested five Syrian men found with explosives and suspected of planning an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim procession on Sunday.

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