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  • 'Voices under the rubble' after quake hits Italy; at least 38 dead

    Wednesday, 4:06 AM

    Magnitude 6.2 quake rattles Rome, central ItalyBy Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless. A family of four, including two boys aged 8 months and 9 years, were buried when their house in Accumoli imploded. Aerial photographs showed whole areas of Amatrice, voted last year as one of Italy's most beautiful historic towns, flattened by the 6.2 magnitude quake.


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  • North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

    Wednesday, 12:03 AM

    Passengers walk past a TV screen broadcasting a news report on North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile fired from North Korea's east coast port of Sinpo, at a railway station in SeoulBy Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. Having the ability to fire a missile from a submarine could help North Korea evade a new anti-missile system planned for South Korea and pose a threat even if nuclear-armed North Korea's land-based arsenal was destroyed, experts said. The ballistic missile was fired at around 5:30 a.m. (2030 GMT) from near the coastal city of Sinpo, where a submarine base is located, officials at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defence Ministry told Reuters.


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  • Turkish tanks, special forces launch first major push into Syria to battle IS

    Wednesday, 3:48 AM

    Turkish army tanks and Turkish-backed Syrian fighters make their way in the Syrian border town of Jarablus as it is pictured from the Turkish town of Karkamis, in the southeastern Gaziantep provinceBy Ayla Jean Yackley and Umit Ozdal ISTANBUL/KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive Islamic State from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militia fighters. Turkish tank units and Syrian rebels backed by the NATO member crossed into northern Syria to push Islamic State out of the border town of Jarablus, military sources said. A Reuters reporter at the border counted six Turkish tanks inside Syria and witnessed intense bombardments.


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  • Turkey tanks enter Syria in anti-IS operation

    Wednesday, 3:01 AM

    An air strike by a Turkish jet fighter hits the Syrian-Turkish border village of Jarabulus during fighting against IS on August 24, 2016Turkish tanks backed by fighter jets and special forces rolled into Syria Wednesday in an unprecedented operation to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town. The air and ground operation also involving Syrian fighters -- the most ambitious launched by Ankara in the Syria conflict -- is aimed at clearing jihadists from the town of Jarabulus directly opposite Turkey.


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  • Kerry heads to Saudi on Yemen peace push

    Wednesday, 2:52 AM

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and other Gulf ministers over YemenTop US diplomat John Kerry arrives in Saudi Arabia later on Wednesday to push for peace in Yemen after UN-brokered talks collapsed despite world concern over mounting civilian casualties. Over two days, Kerry is to meet Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and other Gulf ministers. The kingdom leads an Arab coalition that began air raids in March last year and later sent in ground forces to support Yemen's internationally recognised government after Huthi Shiite rebels and their allies overran much of the country.


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  • Stockpile food in case of attack, Germany tells citizens

    Wednesday, 2:48 AM

    Germany's new civil defence plan encourages people to stockpile sufficient food for 10 days and water to last fiveGermany on Wednesday urged its population to stockpile food and water in case of terrorist or cyber attacks, as it adopted its first civil defence strategy since the end of the Cold War. The plan marks the first broad update since 1995, when a dismantling of federal civil defence structures was advocated as security policies were eased in the wake of German reunification. While acknowledging that "an attack on German territory requiring conventional defence is unlikely," Europe's biggest economy should be "sufficiently prepared in case of an existence-threatening development in the future that cannot be ruled out," the strategy document said.


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  • Orioles' Tillman to be sidelined with ailing shoulder

    Tuesday, 10:14 PM

    MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays(Reuters) - Baltimore Orioles ace Chris Tillman is headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, the team said on Tuesday. Tillman was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Washington but felt pain in his shoulder during a bullpen session and received a cortisone shot. "I thought once it got loose it would really go away, but it never really did, and that was my first time actually experiencing it while throwing," Tillman told reporters after the Orioles' 8-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.


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  • Los Angeles pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Tuesday, 3:44 PM

    Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant gestures as he speaks during a public appearance in Manila on June 25, 2016Los Angeles (AFP) - Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will be honoured Wednesday with a ceremony in Los Angeles, the city where he played his entire 20-year professional career.


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  • Knox could be record-tying sixth European Ryder rookie

    Tuesday, 3:15 PM

    PGA: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational - First RoundBy Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Scotsman Russell Knox sits fourth on the FedExCup points list but may need a strong showing at The Barclays, which opens the lucrative PGA Tour playoffs this week, to join the European Ryder Cup team. Knox has won twice this season and had a pair of runner-up finishes but landed outside the group of nine automatic qualifiers because his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China did not earn him Ryder Cup points as he was not a European Tour member at the time. European captain Darren Clarke will announce on Aug. 30 three picks to complete a team that will go for an unprecedented fourth win in a row against the U.S. in the biennial event at Hazeltine in Minnesota starting on Sept. 30.


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  • UBS leads team of banks working on blockchain settlement system

    Wednesday, 3:39 AM

    The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at the entrance of office building in ZurichBy Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS is leading a team of four of the world's biggest banks developing a system to enable financial markets to make payments and settle transactions quickly using blockchain technology. UBS has developed a "Utility Settlement Coin" (USC), which is a digital cash equivalent of each of the major currencies backed by central banks, such as the dollar or euro, rather than a decentralized new digital currency such as bitcoin. The USC would be convertible at parity with a bank deposit in the corresponding currency, making it fully backed by cash assets at a central bank.


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  • Global stocks ease, dollar holds ground as U.S. rate bets abound

    Wednesday, 3:38 AM

    Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index DAX board in FrankfurtStocks slipped on Wednesday while the dollar continued to claw back last week's losses as investors grappled with the prospect of a U.S. interest rate increase in the months ahead coming amid continued uncertainty about the strength of the global economy. This uneasy balance helped push the U.S. yield curve, the difference between 10-year and two-year yields, to its flattest in a month. Asian and world stock indices succumbed to profit-taking after reaching one-year highs earlier this month, while U.S. futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street.


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  • Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivals

    Wednesday, 3:36 AM

    Mercedes Benz's Zetsche sits in the 2016 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MichiganMercedes-Benz maker Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric carmaker Tesla Motors . Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche is sweeping away layers of bureaucracy and encouraging a more experimental approach to new products. The changes will be closely watched by rivals such as BMW and Audi as traditional carmakers weigh up how to respond to new technologies including autonomous driving and electric vehicles that have turned firms like Google and Tesla into rivals.


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  • "Voices under the rubble" after quake hits Italy; at least 38 dead

    Wednesday, 4:26 AM

    People stand by a road following a quake in AmatriceBy Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless. A family of four, including two boys aged 8 months and 9 years, were buried when their house in Accumoli imploded. At the Vatican, Pope Francis cancelled part of his general audience to pray for the victims.


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  • 'Voices under the rubble' after quake hits Italy; at least 38 dead

    Wednesday, 4:06 AM

    Magnitude 6.2 quake rattles Rome, central ItalyBy Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless. A family of four, including two boys aged 8 months and 9 years, were buried when their house in Accumoli imploded. Aerial photographs showed whole areas of Amatrice, voted last year as one of Italy's most beautiful historic towns, flattened by the 6.2 magnitude quake.


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  • Major earthquakes in Italy since start of 20th century

    Wednesday, 4:06 AM

    ROME (Reuters) - A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets. A preliminary count hours after the quake struck put the death toll at more than 10. Here is a list of major earthquakes in Italy since the start of the 20th century: - Dec 28, 1908 - More than 82,000 people are killed in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which reduces Sicily's second largest city Messina to rubble and damages the city of Reggio Calabria across the straits on the mainland. ...... read more