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Sun mirrors lighten winter gloom in deep Norwegian valley

RJUKAN, Norway (Reuters) - Sunshine lit up a Norwegian town in a remote, dark valley for the first time in wintertime on Wednesday, as mirrors high on a mountainside realised a century-old dream.

Football

David Beckham picks Miami for new U.S. Major League Soccer team- source

MIAMI (Reuters) - Retired England football star David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new U.S. Major League Soccer expansion team, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday.

World

About 10 migrants die, 50 missing in failed Sahara crossing

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Around 10 migrants from Niger have died of thirst and 50 are missing after one of the vehicles they were travelling in broke down in the Sahara, the governor of the Niger's northern region of Agadez said on Tuesday.

World

A year after Sandy, thousands still can't return home

SEASIDE PARK, N.J./NEW YORK (Reuters) - A year after Superstorm Sandy inundated the East Coast with record flooding that left 159 people dead, residents of hard-hit New Jersey and New York shore communities still have a ways to go in rebuilding damaged homes.

Community

Malls provide safer carparks as local councils act on errant motorists

MANY irresponsible motorists insist on parking by the roadside, causing traffic congestion.

World

A year after Sandy, rebuilding continues in storm-hit towns

SEASIDE PARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A year after Superstorm Sandy inundated the East Coast with record flooding that left 159 people dead, residents of the hard-hit New Jersey shore still have a ways to go in rebuilding damaged communities.

AseanPlus News

New clashes on final day of Bangladesh strike

DHAKA: Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at opposition protesters Tuesday, the third day of a general strike in Bangladesh, as tensions rose before a court ruling on a 2009 mutiny.

World

A year after Sandy, storm-hit areas plan to light up shore

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Residents of a dozen New Jersey shore cities plan to light up the coast with flashlights to mark Superstorm Sandy's one-year anniversary on Tuesday, while recovering from the hurricane that ravaged the east coast and left 159 people dead.

World

Fernandez's government downplays electoral setback in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - President Cristina Fernandez's government sought on Monday to downplay a sobering defeat in Argentina's mid-term elections, asserting that its ability to govern has not been diminished even though voters shrank her majority in Congress and erased her chances of seeking a third term in 2015.

Nation

Ipoh City council welcomes back MCA reps

IPOH: The six Ipoh City councillors from the MCA attended the council’s full board meeting for the first time since the May 5 general election.