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Bulls, suburbs and the French far right

Vauvert, FRANCE (Reuters) - With its bullfights, wild white horses, saltpans and flamingos, the Camargue delta region of southern France has little in common with traditional strongholds of the far right.

Ahmad Zahid: We want the best brains for the armed forces

PETALING JAYA: Only the best brains will be accepted as officers into the armed forces, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.

Saudi FM - Iran atomic programme raises regional threats

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday Iran's nuclear programme has increased threats to the Gulf region and urged Tehran to cooperate with world powers to defuse tension after talks last month failed to achieve a breakthrough.

Myanmar Muslims protest over mob killings

YANGON (Reuters) - Scores of Myanmar Muslims held a rare protest in the country's biggest city on Tuesday to demand justice for nine pilgrims killed by a Buddhist mob in an attack that has stirred communal tension.

American Lewis captures ShopRite LPGA title

GALLOWAY: American Stacy Lewis fired a final round level-par 71 to capture the US$1.5mil ShopRite LPGA Classic by four strokes on Sunday for her second tournament victory of the season.

Saudi FM - Iran atomic programme raises regional threats

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday Iran's nuclear programme has increased threats to the Gulf region and urged Tehran to cooperate with world powers to defuse tension after talks last month failed to achieve a breakthrough.

Dalai Lama's China talk envoys resign

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two envoys of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama who led nine rounds of on-off talks with China have resigned, citing frustration at a lack of progress and increased tension within Tibet, the government-in-exile said.

Bomb hits Shi'ite site in Baghdad, 23 killed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 100 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate.

Buddhist vigilantes kill 9 Muslims in Myanmar bus attack

YANGON (Reuters) - Buddhist vigilantes in western Myanmar attacked a bus and killed nine Muslims, police said on Monday, the deadliest communal violence in the region since a reformist government took power a year ago.

Dalai Lama's China talk envoys resign

BEIJING: Two envoys of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama who led nine rounds of on-off talks with China have resigned, citing frustration at a lack of progress and increased tension within Tibet, the government-in-exile said.