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Factbox: International reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

(Reuters) – Several countries, the United Nations and journalist groups are demanding the release of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from detention in Myanmar. The reporters...

South Africa's Zuma says influence-peddling in his government to be investigated

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday allegations of private businesses wielding undue influence in his government will be investigated by a judicial commission of...

Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on...

Cricket: Smith double-century leaves England bereft of answers

PERTH (Reuters) – With his chanceless double-century dominating day three of the third Ashes test on Saturday, Australia captain Steve Smith proved once again that bowlers’ plans are something...

Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters

YANGON (Reuters) – A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating...

Police arrest Christian priest after complaint by Hindu group

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Police arrested a Christian priest and were questioning members of a seminary after a hardline Hindu group accused them of trying to convert villagers to...

Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a “sustained cessation” of weapons testing to allow the two countries...

Myanmar faces mounting calls for release of Reuters journalists

UNITED NATIONS/YANGON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the United States was demanding “the immediate release” of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar...

Battle lines drawn for South Africa's ANC on eve of leadership vote

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruler since the end of apartheid, faces perhaps the most pivotal few days in its recent history when it...

Tobacco industry trumps as India court cancels stringent health labelling rules

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a...