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Obama administration expects to close Guantanamo prison: White House
Thursday, August 25, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is still committed to closing the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and his administration expects to complete the task, White House said on Thursday. .. read more..

Sudan Pastors Charged for ‘Claiming Persecution of Christians’
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The trial of two Sudanese church leaders has started in Khartoum. They are among four Christians accused of trying to tarnish the image of Sudan’s government. .. read more..

Male suspect in 1983 murders may be living in L.A. as a woman: police
Thursday, August 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police who have renewed the search for a man suspected in two brutal murders in Michigan and Ohio more than 30 years ago have released a sketch of what the suspect could look like today and say he may be living in the Los Angeles area as a woman. .. read more..

5-Year-Old Boy Uses His Own Money to Help Those in Need
Thursday, August 25, 2016

A 5-year-old New Jersey boy used his savings to help members of his community in what he termed “Kindness Day.” .. read more..

U.S. aid to Pakistan shrinks amid mounting frustration over militants
Friday, August 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan's continued support for resurgent militant groups hostile to the United States, coupled with warming U.S. military and business relations with India, is sharply diminishing Islamabad’s strategic importance as an ally to Washington, U.S. military, diplomatic, and in... .. read more..

Parents Refused to Abort Baby Who Became Beauty Queen and Athlete
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The parents of a young woman who now plays basketball and was the winner of a beauty contest were advised to abort her by their doctor. .. read more..

Christian Aid Agencies Welcome Colombian Peace Treaty
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Christian aid agencies are welcoming a newly-signed peace treating between fighting factions of Colombia’s government. .. read more..

Nigeria: Radical Muslims Kill 8 People after Student is Accused of Insulting ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016

An angry mob of radical Muslims in Nigeria vandalized churches and ended up killing eight fellow Muslims after a Christian student was accused of blasphemy against Islam. .. read more..

Judge in Stanford rape case will stop hearing criminal cases
Friday, August 26, 2016

(Reuters) - The judge who gave a six-month jail term to a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman will stop hearing criminal cases, a court official said on Thursday, after a firestorm of criticism. .. read more..

Judge orders search of new Clinton emails for release by September 13
Thursday, August 25, 2016

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered the State Department on Thursday to release by Sept. 13 any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and the White House from the week of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, among the thousands of additional emails uncovered by federal investigators. .. read more..

Clinton, Trump clash over who is best for U.S. minorities
Thursday, August 25, 2016

RENO, Nev./MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump on Thursday of fuelling America's "radical fringe" with racist rhetoric, even as her Republican rival sought to soften his image with an appeal to minorities. .. read more..

Lawsuit opens new front in Obama immigration legal fight
Thursday, August 25, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immigration advocates on Thursday mounted a long-shot effort to revive part of U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation by filing a lawsuit challenging the national scope of a court order that blocked it. .. read more..

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead, suicide suspected
Friday, August 26, 2016

SEOUL (Reuters) - One of the senior most executives at South Korea's Lotte Group was found dead on Friday, a suspected suicide, hours before he was to be questioned by prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the family-run conglomerate. .. read more..

Hungary to build second fence on border with Serbia to keep out migrants
Friday, August 26, 2016

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary plans to build a second barrier on its southern border with Serbia to keep out migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday. .. read more..

Indonesia's most-wanted awakens new generation of jihadis
Friday, August 26, 2016

SOLO, Indonesia (Reuters) - During a May 2011 shootout, Indonesia's counter-terrorism forces killed the leader of a militant group thought to be behind a series of failed bomb attempts around the city of Solo in Central Java. .. read more..

Judge lets ex-NY assembly speaker Silver stay free during appeal
Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the New York State Assembly, can stay free on bail while he appeals his corruption conviction, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Thursday. .. read more..

Russia backs 48-hour Aleppo truce, U.N. wants other sides to commit
Thursday, August 25, 2016

GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia has agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo to allow aid deliveries, but security guarantees are awaited from other parties on the ground, U.N. officials said on Thursday. .. read more..

Tornadoes slam central Indiana, demolishing homes
Thursday, August 25, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Several tornadoes plowed through central Indiana on Wednesday, demolishing numerous homes and a Starbucks cafe in the town of Kokomo and cutting off power to thousands of Indianapolis-area residents, but no serious injuries were reported. .. read more..

Brazil's Senate begins Rousseff's impeachment trial
Thursday, August 25, 2016

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate began the trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday after a lengthy impeachment process that has paralyzed the politics of Latin America's largest nation and is expected to culminate in her removal from office next week. .. read more..

Iran: Police Arrest 450 Snapchat and Instagram Users for Fashion Crimes
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Iranian police have reportedly arrested 450 Snapchat and Instagram users who have been accused of fashion crimes. .. read more..