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Amos Yee eats a banana as he arrives with his father to the State Courts for a pre-trial conference in Singapore April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singapore teen pleads not guilty over blog critical of former premier Lee

7 May 2015

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore teenager pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of spreading obscene images and offending a religious group, but was not required to enter a plea on a harassment charge for comments he made about late former premier Lee Kuan Yew.

Syrian army kills dozens of rebels near Lebanon border - Manar TV

7 May 2015

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian army bombing in the mountainous area along the border with Lebanon killed dozens of insurgents, Hezbollah's Manar television said on Thursday.

Rome airport closed after terminal fire, no serious injuries

7 May 2015

ROME (Reuters) - Rome's main Fiumicino airport was closed on Thursday after a fire broke out in a baggage storage area but there were no serious injuries, officials said.

Over 50 Thai police punished over links to human trafficking

7 May 2015

BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than 50 Thai police officers have been punished over suspected links to human trafficking networks, the police chief said on Thursday, after the prime minister ordered a probe into the discovery of trafficking camps near the Malaysian border.

Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti listens to questions at a news conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City, April 19, 2015. 
REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Guatemala court rules against vice president in customs scam

7 May 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled lawmakers could revoke the vice president's immunity from prosecution to face a probe over a customs corruption racket allegedly led by her personal secretary.

Members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) honour guard are reflected on the floor at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China military says some not taking graft fight seriously

7 May 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) - There are some in China's armed forces, the largest in the world, who are not taking the fight against corruption seriously, brushing problems under the carpet and not daring to go after senior officers, its official paper said on Thursday.

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet speaks at a news conference after her welcoming ceremony in the presidential palace in Guatemala City, January 30, 2015. 
REUTERS/Josue Decavele

Chile president to reshuffle entire cabinet as popularity falls

7 May 2015

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile President Michelle Bachelet said she will reshuffle her entire cabinet in the next few days, a surprise announcement that indicates the depth of her concern about a collapse in her popularity.

People displaced by the Boko Haram insurgence board a truck to travel back to their home states, after arriving in Nigeria, at Geidam, Nigeria May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerians fleeing Lake Chad in Niger say some have died from lack of food, water

7 May 2015

GEIDAM, Nigeria/NIAMEY, Niger (Reuters) - Some of thousands of Nigerians told to leave neighbouring Niger in the past week due to threats from Boko Haram militants have died en route from lack of food and water, evacuees said.

Major General Anurut Kritsanakaraket, commander of the Southern Border Provinces Police Operation Centre, speaks to Reuters in Yala province, Thailand April 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Aubrey Belford

Thailand's new weapon to beat deep-south insurgency - DNA swabs

7 May 2015

YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - Thailand's military government has introduced a new strategy to curb the insurgency that has rumbled on in the country's jungle-blanketed deep south for more than a decade: DNA swabbing.

Britons head to polls today to choose next govt in most unpredictable election

7 May 2015

LONDON: Britain’s political leaders launched their last day of campaigning for the most unpredictable election in living memory which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government.

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