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World 01 Nov 2015 | 9:10 PM

Guenther Schabowski, man who accidentally opened Berlin Wall, dies at 86

BERLIN (Reuters) - Guenther Schabowski, the former senior East German Communist official who accidentally announced the opening of the Berlin Wall, has died aged 86, German media reported on Sunday.

World 02 Nov 2015 | 4:00 AM

Merkel's conservatives align refugee policy but coalition still at odds

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed on Sunday to fully resolve differences within her ruling coalition over how to deal with the huge refugee influx, leaving open a row that has rocked her government.

World 01 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

New U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance launches offensive against Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A newly formed U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance on Saturday launched an offensive against Islamic State in the northeast province of Hasaka, a day after the United States said it would send special forces to advise insurgents fighting the jihadists.

World 16 Sep 2015 | 3:30 PM

Croatia says migrants to be transported to reception centres near Zagreb

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Police in Croatia said on Wednesday they were registering migrants entering from Serbia and would transport them to reception centres near the capital Zagreb.

World 15 Sep 2015 | 1:15 AM

Hungarian PM expects high rate of asylum claims to be rejected

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban expects a high rate of asylum requests to be rejected after tougher new rules take effect from midnight, according to excerpts of an interview with private broadcaster TV2 published online on Monday.

Community 13 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese are coming!

AS HE addresses an international crowd gathered at Kuala Lumpur’s Westin Hotel, it becomes apparent that Chairman Fu, with his formal demeanour and foreign-sounding title (distinctly different from the Datuks and Tan Sri’s we are used to), is an upright, sober man.

World 01 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Islamic Jihad says won't formally agree to truce

GAZA (Reuters) - Islamic Jihad said on Thursday it would not formally sign on to an Egyptian-brokered truce with Israel but would not be the first to violate it.

World 30 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

"Falafel fuel" powers cars in petrol-starved Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - When Hassan Amin al-Bana gingerly steps on the gas pedal of his bright yellow taxi, a strange smell wafts from the exhaust: deep-fried fast food.

Nation 14 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Songkran to be national event and to be included in tourism calendar

The Thai community is looking forward to I>Songkran/I>, or water festival, becoming a national celebration next year.

AseanPlus News 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin: Jobs a solution to unrest

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday his government wants to create new jobs in Thailand's Muslim-dominated south to help halt violence that has gripped the region.