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  • Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes west of Tonga: USGS
    on August 19, 2017 at 2:18 am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck 500 km (310 miles) west of the Pacific island of Tonga on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. […]

  • Venezuela's constituent assembly assumes power to legislate
    on August 19, 2017 at 1:19 am

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's new legislative superbody on Friday gave itself the power to pass laws, superseding the opposition-led congress and fueling criticism by government adversaries that socialist President Nicolas Maduro is consolidating a dictatorship. […]

  • Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan strategy
    on August 19, 2017 at 1:07 am

    HAGERSTOWN, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America's longest war. […]

  • Finnish police 'quite certain' about attacker's identity: local media
    on August 19, 2017 at 12:26 am

    TURKU, Finland (Reuters) - Finnish police raided an apartment in eastern Turku and said it was "quite certain" it had identified the attacker who killed two people and wounded eight during a stabbing rampage on Friday, local media reported. […]

  • Barcelona van attacker may still be alive, on the run: police
    on August 19, 2017 at 12:09 am

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The driver of the van that plowed into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, may still be alive and at large, Spanish police said on Friday, denying earlier media reports that he had been shot dead in a Catalan seaside resort. […]

  • Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200: Ituri vice governor
    on August 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    DAKAR (Reuters) - A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday. […]

  • South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: source
    on August 18, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday. […]

  • Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results
    on August 18, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged. […]

  • Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times
    on August 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    DNIPRO, Ukraine (Reuters) - The wall around the Yuzhmash rocket factory in east Ukraine is in places overgrown with weeds, a sign of hard times at a plant which a new study says could be the source of engines that power North Korean missiles. […]

  • Exclusive: Mexico's top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis
    on August 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister is in Havana hoping to persuade Cuba, one of Venezuela's top allies, to help resolve the tense political situation in the beleaguered South American nation, according to a senior Mexican official briefed about the trip. […]