The 'Jungle' migrants of Calais: a day in the life

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 01:42

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - For most of the 3,000 inhabitants of the "Jungle", a shanty town on the sand dunes of France's north coast, the climax of each day is the nightly bid to sneak into the undersea tunnel they hope will lead to new life in Britain.
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Greek says expects bailout deal by August 18

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 01:00

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece expects to conclude a bailout deal with international lenders by Aug. 18, with the drafting of the accord starting on Wednesday, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said on Tuesday.
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New Taliban leader facing tension as top official quits

Monday, 03 August 2015 23:46

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A top Taliban official announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after the news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week.
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Japan suspends work on U.S. base on Okinawa as Abe battles low ratings

Monday, 03 August 2015 21:37

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it was suspending construction of a contentious U.S. air base on the island of Okinawa for a month to give time for talks between the central government and island authorities opposed to the facility.
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Pro-Hadi fighters, Houthis recapture Yemen's largest military base

Monday, 03 August 2015 19:53

ADEN (Reuters) - Fighters loyal to Yemen's exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, bolstered by Gulf Arab support, seized the country's largest military base from Houthi forces on Monday after heavy combat in which dozens were killed or captured, a pro-Hadi commander said.
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Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report

Monday, 03 August 2015 17:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. And in China, they found, things had grown worse.









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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

Monday, 03 August 2015 16:27

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme on Monday for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a New Hampshire forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.
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Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding measure

Monday, 03 August 2015 15:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the women's health group for its role in gathering fetal tissue from abortions for medical research.









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Asian shares edge down, oil stabilizes after rout

Monday, 03 August 2015 15:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of key U.S. jobs data later this week that could provide a key clue to the timing of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase.
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Some extreme doping test results show athletes' health at risk: expert

Monday, 03 August 2015 15:15

KUALA LUMPUR/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Some of the readings from athletes' blood tests leaked by a whistleblower for a report exposing suspected doping were so extreme they were "downright dangerous", one of the experts cited in the report told Reuters on Monday.









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Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report

Monday, 03 August 2015 10:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. And in China, they found, things had grown worse.









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Obama says no challenge greater threat to U.S. future than climate change

Monday, 03 August 2015 09:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday formally unveiled his administration's ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants and declared climate change the greatest threat facing the world.
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