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World 20 Nov 2013 | 4:25 AM

Thousands flee fresh fighting in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) - Thousands of villagers in Central African Republic fled clashes between former rebels and local militias on Tuesday, residents said, increasing concerns about growing violence between Muslims and Christians.

World 19 Nov 2013 | 7:25 PM

Japan coalition partner cautious on Abe's security agenda

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government should focus on economic recovery and respect a decades-old pacifist defence policy, the junior coalition partner of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party said on Tuesday, in a bid to rein in Abe's security agenda.

Google 19 Nov 2013 | 3:28 PM

Google, Microsoft tighten online searches to combat child porn

Web search giants Google and Microsoft said on Monday they will block online searches for child abuse images.

World 19 Nov 2013 | 4:10 AM

Colombia rebel deserters face new struggle as they seek to reintegrate

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Alfredo Usuga put up with 18 years of hunger, insomnia and fear before deserting Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels this year.

World 19 Nov 2013 | 3:45 AM

U.N. preparing for possible Central African Republic peacekeeping force

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations is preparing to possibly deploy peacekeepers to Central African Republic, but if the crisis there worsens quickly before such a force is ready, it could redeploy troops from nearby U.N. missions, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday.

World 19 Nov 2013 | 1:36 AM

Beefed-up Somalia peacekeepers may renew offensive on al Shabaab

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - U.N.-backed African Union peacekeepers in Somalia, bolstered by more than 4,000 new soldiers, may return to the attack against al Qaeda-linked militants, a senior AU commander said on Monday.

Football 19 Nov 2013 | 12:27 AM

Russia should 'follow English example' to beat fan violence

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities should follow Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's example in attempting to combat crowd violence, the vice-president of the domestic football union (RFU) said on Monday.

Community 19 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Tighter grip on gambling

KUCHING: Illegal gambling outlets are feeling the heat now that local authorities will get tougher on them following the passing of the Local Authorities (Amendment) Bill 2013 by the State Legislative Assembly.

Community 19 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

The young and old take part in cycling event to raise awareness on diabetes

IT WAS quite a sight to see hundreds of cyclists hitting the streets in Putrajaya recently during the Putrajaya Cycle to Change Diabetes campaign.

World 18 Nov 2013 | 11:05 PM

Special Report - The Pentagon's doctored ledgers conceal epic waste

LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense's accounts.