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World 03 Jul 2015 | 5:25 PM Premium

With banks shut, hard-pressed Greeks count the cost of change

(Reuters) - Eleni Katsamaki, who runs a fruit and vegetable stall at a market in the Athens suburb of Piraeus, is feeling one of the small, daily annoyances of the Greek bank shutdown particularly acutely. Nobody has any change.

World 18 May 2015 | 6:40 PM Premium

Bomb blasts hit pro-Kurdish party offices in southern Turkey, six wounded

ANKARA (Reuters) - Simultaneous bomb blasts hit the offices of Turkey's opposition pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in two southern cities on Monday, wounding six people three weeks ahead of a parliamentary election, an HDP official said.

World 02 May 2015 | 6:25 PM Premium

Burundi protesters call for a two-day pause in demonstrations

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi protest organisers on Saturday called for a two-day halt to demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza's move to seek a third term, which they says violates the constitution and endangers the peace deal that ended a civil war in 2005.

World 18 May 2015 | 8:30 PM Premium

Thailand arrests suspected trafficker, ministers to meet on boat crisis

BANGKOK/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thailand arrested the suspected kingpin of a human trafficking network on Monday, the latest bust in a crackdown on people smuggling that has triggered a humanitarian crisis on the region's seas.

World 23 Apr 2015 | 12:25 AM Premium

Turkey wrestles with century-old legacy of Armenian massacres

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - When as a child Nezahat Eleftos discovered a bundle of photographs stashed in a family chest, her grandmother made a confession: some showed her Christian brothers who perished in mass killings in southeast Turkey during World War One.

World 26 Apr 2015 | 6:20 PM Premium

Nepal quake: Hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off

HONG KONG (AFP): International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

India 26 Apr 2015 | 5:36 PM Premium

Nepal hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off: aid groups

HONG KONG (AFP) - International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

World 22 May 2015 | 5:20 AM Premium

Bugged phones and double barbed wire - far fewer North Koreans defect

SEOUL (Reuters) - It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.

Nation 26 May 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bleak harvests may see cockles off the menu

TAIPING: There may not be any cockles in our markets by July if those bred near here keep dying, say long-time cockle farmers in Perak.

World 08 Apr 2015 | 1:25 PM Premium

Japan emperor heads for WW2 battlefield as war memories haunt Asia

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito headed on Wednesday for the island nation of Palau where he will visit a World War Two battlefield, the latest journey in his efforts to soothe the wounds of a conflict that haunts Asia 70 years after its end.