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World 24 Jul 2013 | 10:45 PM

Bolivia forgives European countries for air space incident

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday forgave France, Spain, Italy and Portugal for denying their air space to his presidential jet early this month, closing an incident that had riled leftist governments around Latin America.

World 24 Jul 2013 | 9:15 PM

Timeline - How Edward Snowden evaded U.S. prosecution

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will allow former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden papers to leave the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

World 24 Jul 2013 | 8:10 PM

Japan scrambles jets after China plane flies by southern islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after a Chinese military aircraft flew for the first time through international airspace near its southern islands out over the Pacific, in a move seen by Japan as underlining China's maritime expansion.

World 24 Jul 2013 | 5:25 PM

Afghan, Myanmar women win Magsaysay awards for work amid conflict

MANILA (Reuters) - Afghanistan's first woman governor and a Myanmar civil society organiser, who both helped families displaced by conflict in their home nations, are among five winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize this year.

World 24 Jul 2013 | 9:56 AM

Bikinis make way for rosaries on Brazil beach as youths await pope

Rio de Janeiro (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of young Catholics from around the world flocked to Rio's famed Copacabana beach on Tuesday to kick off a youth festival that will feature several appearances by Pope Francis.

World 24 Jul 2013 | 7:01 AM

U.S. probes Southwest Air's LaGuardia landing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators launched an investigation on Tuesday into the collapse of the front landing gear on a Southwest Airlines plane shortly after it touched down at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Monday evening.

Nation 23 Jul 2013 | 11:43 PM

Three injured after light aircraft crashes into Malacca Straits

MALACCA: Three people cheated death when their Piper 28A light aircraft crashed into the Straits of Malacca near Pulau Melaka Tuesday evening.

World 23 Jul 2013 | 6:10 PM

Kazakhstan says oligarch's wife could return to Italy - newspaper

ROME (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will let a dissident oligarch's wife return to Italy as long as she is returned for trial if necessary, an Italian newspaper reported on Tuesday, the latest twist in a case that has strained relations in Italy's fragile coalition.

World 23 Jul 2013 | 10:25 AM

Landing gear on Southwest jet collapses at LaGuardia Airport, eight injured

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight people were injured on Monday when the landing gear on a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed upon touchdown at New York City's LaGuardia Airport, officials said.

World 23 Jul 2013 | 7:06 AM

Huge crowds in Brazil welcome pope back to home continent

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on Monday on his first foreign trip as pontiff and was swarmed by well-wishers as he drove into Rio de Janeiro, where more than one million people are expected to gather to see the first Latin American to head the Roman Catholic Church.