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City where Soviet workers rose up stays calm in Russian crisis

5 May 2016

NOVOCHERKASSK, Russia (Reuters) - Valentina Vodyanitskaya shows little emotion when talking about the bloody events in her home city in Russia more than half a century ago, despite being locked up in Soviet labour camps for years as a result of them.

Syria's Aleppo relatively calm as truce takes effect - residents

5 May 2016

AMMAN (Reuters) - Relative calm prevailed on Thursday in Syria's war-torn Aleppo following a U.S.-Russian deal to extend a cessation of hostilities that had crumbled after nearly two weeks of violence between rebels and government forces that killed dozens.

Islamic State rockets hit Turkish town, wounding one person

5 May 2016

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two rockets fired from Islamic State-held territory in Syria hit a Turkish border town on Thursday, slightly wounding one person, a local mayor said.

Trump supporters see Iraqi, Syrian refugees as major threat - report

5 May 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of Donald Trump, the presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee, see refugees arriving from Iraq and Syria as one of the greatest threats to the United States, according to a study released on Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

Mexico justice reform needs 11 years to fully take hold - study

5 May 2016

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's new accusatory justice system, which has been in the works for eight years and is due to be implemented by next month, needs 11 more years to take hold properly, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Australian Islamic State recruiter killed in U.S. strike in Iraq

5 May 2016

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian citizen believed to be a top recruiter for the Islamic State has been killed in a U.S. air strike in Iraq, disrupting the militant group's ability to lure fighters, Australia said on Thursday.

Clinton calls Trump a 'loose cannon,' risky U.S. president

5 May 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton took quick aim at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying the United States should not take a risk on an unreliable candidate.

Stubborn Shanghai residents hold a line drawn in rubble

5 May 2016

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In a corner of Shanghai, surrounded by a cement wall, lies one of the world's most valuable fields of debris and garbage.

As Trump becomes presumptive nominee, China urges objectivity

5 May 2016

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged people in the United States to take a rational and objective view of the relationship between the two countries, after Republican front-runner Donald Trump became the party's presumptive presidential nominee.

Actress and director Jodie Foster poses during the ceremony honoring her with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Hollywood, California. - AFP

Jodie Foster gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

5 May 2016

LOS ANGELES: Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster was awarded a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday -- and revealed she was banned from the glitzy thoroughfare as a child.

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