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World 20 Jul 2019 | 2:14 AM

Far from Cape Town tourist sites, a gangland battle rages

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Convoys of armoured vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gang-ridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds of people this year.

World 19 Jul 2019 | 6:36 PM

Spiral stairs, no sprinklers may have contributed to deadly Japan fire

TOKYO (Reuters) - The fire that tore through a building in Japan killing 33 people may have spread so fast not only because it was fuelled by petrol but because it was funnelled up a spiral staircase and there were no sprinklers to douse it, experts said on Friday.

World 19 Jul 2019 | 7:54 AM

No need for further BOJ easing, most Japan firms say - Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of Japanese firms see no need for the Bank of Japan to ease policy further this year, a Reuters survey showed, despite speculation the central bank may do so as early as this month as economic pressures mount.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 9:04 PM

Russia's Putin, France's Macron discuss Iran nuclear deal - Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as well as the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 1:12 PM

U.S. officials wonder: Did Turkish leader's coup memories drive Russia arms deal?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For some U.S. officials, the Trump administration's failure to persuade Turkey not to buy a Russian air defence system may have its roots in a coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan three years ago this week.

World 18 Jul 2019 | 1:06 PM

Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen

GREENVILLE, N.C./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump stepped up his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will form a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020.

World 17 Jul 2019 | 11:14 PM

Ukraine's Russian-speaking president gives glimmer of hope to war-torn east

DONETSK/SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - In one of his first acts as Ukrainian president, comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy held out a symbolic olive branch to people in Ukraine's mostly Russian-speaking Donbass region, by switching from Ukrainian to Russian.

Nation 17 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Carelessness by owners a main factor in car thefts

KUALA LUMPUR: Leaving vehicles unattended is one of the main fac­tors in vehicle theft, says Bukit Aman.

World 15 Jul 2019 | 3:58 AM

Officials seek answers after blackout in New York's Manhattan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Government and utility officials were still searching for definite reasons on Sunday for a five-hour blackout in a large section of New York City's Manhattan borough that left 73,000 customers without power on Saturday.

World 13 Jul 2019 | 3:29 AM

Johnson says his comments about U.S. envoy were a factor in his resignation

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, denied he was responsible for the resignation of the ambassador to Washington but admitted his comments had been a factor in the shock departure of one of the country's most senior diplomats.