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2:40 AM

Row over Libyan sovereign fund LIA reaches UK court

LONDON (Reuters) - A row between Libya's two rival governments over control of the $67 billion Libyan Investment Authority, the country's sovereign wealth fund, has escalated with one of the would-be chairmen asking a London court to settle the dispute.

2:40 AM

Truckers fear migrants crisis will lead to more border controls

LONDON (Reuters) - Truckers caught up in Europe’s migrant crisis say business is increasingly disrupted by queues and stowaways, but they are far more worried governments will step up border controls.

2:40 AM

Twelve Syrians drown heading from Turkey to Greek island

ANKARA (Reuters) - An image of a drowned toddler washed up on the beach in one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts swept across social media on Wednesday after at least 12 presumed Syrian refugees died trying to reach the Greek island of Kos.

2:30 AM

Syriza falls behind conservatives ahead of Greek election - poll

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftist Syriza party on Wednesday fell behind its main conservative rivals for the first time since former premier Alexis Tsipras resigned, offering further evidence that his decision to call a snap election could backfire.

2:25 AM

Islamic State claims bomb attack on Yemeni mosque, 28 reported dead

SANAA (Reuters) - Islamic State's Yemen branch claimed responsibility for two bombings at a mosque in a northern district of the capital Sanaa that media run by the Houthi militia said killed at least 28 people and wounded 75 on Wednesday.

2:25 AM

Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK; dead wash up on Turkish beach

CALAIS, France/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants poured overnight onto the high-speed railway linking Paris with London near the French port of Calais, stranding passengers in darkness aboard Eurostar trains.

2:15 AM

U.S. Army to open elite Ranger School to all genders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said on Wednesday it would open its elite Ranger School to all soldiers regardless of gender, after two women made history last month by becoming the first to pass the grueling leadership course.

1:40 AM

Migrant tragedies dampen Syrian refugees’ hope of safe passage to Europe

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Hassan and Saba al-Jedwa's five children play in the gravel at Minia Syrian refugee camp - a collection of cramped white tents off the main highway on the outskirts of northern Lebanese city Tripoli.

1:32 AM

FIFA's latest reform committee meets for the first time

BERNE (Reuters) - Football's troubled governing body FIFA began another attempt to clean up its act when its newest reform committee met for the first time in the Swiss capital on Wednesday.

1:30 AM

Crackdown fuels migration crisis within Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) - Papa Demba Sow left Senegal two years ago hoping to make a better life in the oil-rich central African country of Gabon but in July he was arrested by police, thrown in jail for a month and deported along with hundreds of other Africans.

1:20 AM

U.S. leads 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State - statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 13 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday, the coalition said in a statement.

1:20 AM

Greece's Syriza party falls behind conservatives in latest poll

ATHENS (Reuters) - The leftist Syriza party of former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras has fallen behind its main conservative opponents for the first time since a snap election was called in August, a new poll by GPO showed on Wednesday.

1:12 AM

Aru surges into Vuelta lead, Froome's challenge ended

MADRID (Reuters) - Astana rider Fabio Aru emerged as the new leader after a punishing 11th Vuelta stage in the Pyrenees won by team mate Mikel Landa on Wednesday, as an early crash wrecked Chris Froome's victory hopes.

1:10 AM

Italy, France, Germany urge review of EU asylum rules for migrants

ROME (Reuters) - Italy, France and Germany have signed a joint document calling for a review of current European Union rules on granting asylum and a "fair" distribution of migrants within the EU, the Italian foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

1:02 AM

My family more nervous than me about United move - Martial

PARIS (Reuters) - The family of Manchester United's latest signing Anthony Martial were more nervous than he was about him becoming the world's most expensive teenager by moving from AS Monaco.

1:00 AM

Cameron backs down on government rules for EU referendum - BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron has backed down over rules limiting the involvement of the government in campaigning before a referendum on European Union membership after members of parliament from his Conservative Party threatened to revolt, the BBC said.

12:47 AM

Wales on brink of major tournament after 57 years

LONDON (Reuters) - Wales have suffered so many near-misses in the past half-century that the fans take nothing for granted but there is now a genuine belief they can reach a major tournament for the first time since the 1958 World Cup.

12:45 AM

Congo bans documentary about renowned rape trauma surgeon

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday banned a documentary film about a doctor who treats war rape victims, leading the film makers to say the government was trying to silence debate about sexual violence.

12:35 AM

Pakistan air strikes kill at least 31, as offensive continues

WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Air strikes carried out by Pakistani forces have killed at least 31 people in the country's volatile northwest, officials said, as an offensive against the Pakistani Taliban continues on several fronts.

12:25 AM

Car bomb kills 10 in coastal stronghold of Syria's Assad

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian city of Latakia on Wednesday, state television said, in a rare attack in a coastal stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.

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