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World 06 Dec 2013 | 8:46 PM

Russia crash pilot may have had dubious licence-investigators

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The pilot of an airliner that crashed near the Russian city of Kazan last month, killing 50 people, may have received his licence from a training centre that was later closed on suspicion of operating illegally, investigators said on Friday.

World 06 Dec 2013 | 7:35 PM

Russia crash pilot may have had dubious licence-investigators

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The pilot of an airliner that crashed near the Russian city of Kazan last month, killing 50 people, may have received his licence from a training centre that was later closed on suspicion of operating illegally, investigators said on Friday.

World 05 Dec 2013 | 9:50 PM

Nigeria shuts Abuja airport after plane veers off runway

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's Abuja airport has been closed since Wednesday night after a Saudi Arabian cargo plane veered off the runway, the aviation ministry said on Thursday.

World 05 Dec 2013 | 1:00 PM

Pentagon focused on weapons, data fusion as F-35 nears combat use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet is making good progress as it nears initial combat use by the U.S. Marine Corps in July 2015, but the company must still finalise the software needed to deliver weapons and fuse data from its many sensors, the Pentagon's F-35 program chief told Reuters.

World 05 Dec 2013 | 5:30 AM

China mother, fined $54,200 for flouting one-child policy, sues for basic rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese warehouse worker Liu Fei was fined 330,000 yuan ($54,200), or 14 times her yearly wage, for having a second child and her failure to pay means the boy has no access to basic rights like schooling and healthcare.

World 04 Dec 2013 | 4:31 AM

Sudanese prisoner finishes Guantanamo sentence, will head home

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Sudanese weapons trainer who pleaded guilty to conspiring with al Qaeda finished his sentence at the Guantanamo prison on Tuesday and will be sent home "as soon as practicable," the Pentagon said.

World 03 Dec 2013 | 5:30 AM

U.S. sends new submarine-hunting jets to Japan amid East Asia tension

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy's first two advanced P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft have arrived in Japan, U.S. military officials said on Monday, helping to upgrade America's ability to hunt submarines and other vessels in seas close to China as tension in the region mounts.

World 03 Dec 2013 | 4:10 AM

Ghana says Ivory Coast sent agents to kill exiles - U.N.

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ghana told a U.N. panel in July that Ivory Coast sent hit squads earlier this year to attempt to abduct or kill exiled supporters of ex-Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, the panel's report has revealed.

World 02 Dec 2013 | 3:01 PM

U.S. sends new submarine-hunting jets to Japan amid East Asia tension

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy's first advanced P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft has arrived in Japan, the start of a deployment that will upgrade America's ability to hunt submarines and other vessels in seas close to China as tension in the region mounts.

World 02 Dec 2013 | 5:00 AM

Turkey to seek Baghdad's consent for Iraqi Kurdish oil

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Oil exports from anywhere in Iraq to Turkey need the central government's approval, Baghdad and Ankara said on Sunday after a bi-lateral meeting aimed at diffusing a row over energy exports from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.