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'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan studio mourns bright, young staff

Reuters World News - 1 hour 7 min ago
Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company president said on Saturday, as the death toll climbed to 34.
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Iran says UK-flagged tanker was in accident with fishing boat and 'ignored distress call'

Reuters World News - 1 hour 40 min ago
The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official.
Categories: World News

Japan studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:15
Many victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in the western Japanese city of Kyoto were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the company president said on Saturday, as the death told climbed to 34.
Categories: World News

U.S. should reject 'prejudice' on China religious rights: state media

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:52
The United States should reject "prejudice" and respect facts instead of vilifying China's record on religious rights, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily said on Saturday after fresh criticism of China's treatment of ethnic Muslims.
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Most of 34 victims in Kyoto Animation arson attack in 20s and 30s: NHK

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:29
Most of the victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in western Japanese city of Kyoto were in their 20s and 30s, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, as the death told climbed to 34.
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Trump offers to help ease tension in Japan-South Korea dispute

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:25
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday offered to help ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between Japan and South Korea, which threatens global supplies of memory chips and smartphones.
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Saudi-led coalition starts operation to target military positions in Sanaa

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:11
The Saudi-led coalition said it started an operation to target military positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to state TV early on Saturday.
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Riding horses and banging drums, Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 20:47
Thousands of Puerto Ricans, led by protesters on horseback and with some banging drums and singing, marched on the governor's residence on Friday demanding that he resign over hundreds of vulgar and offensive leaked chat messages.
Categories: National News

César Pelli, Argentine architect behind the Petronas Towers, dies aged 92

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:54
César Pelli, the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said on Friday, marking the passing of one of the contemporary architectural greats.
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U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:52
The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional deterrent" in the face of "emergent, credible threats."
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UK operator of seized Stena Impero says vessel in compliance with regulations

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:16
The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations.
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Two more Iranian ships may be stranded in Brazil as sanctions bite

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:04
Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left without enough fuel, as Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras refuses to provide them with bunker fuel due to U.S. sanctions.
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Democratic lawmakers slam Trump's latest border initiatives

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:00
U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use.
Categories: National News

Puerto Rico governor faces calls for impeachment over chats

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:46
Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade unions staged another protest march in San Juan.
Categories: National News

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:42
Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
Categories: World News

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' begins life term in Colorado 'Supermax' prison

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:35
Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," entered a Colorado prison known as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies" on Friday to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder.
Categories: National News

Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:22
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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NSA contractor sentenced to prison for huge theft of classified U.S. data

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:12
A former National Security Agency contractor was sentenced in Maryland to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing huge amounts of classified material from U.S. intelligence agencies over two decades though officials never found proof he shared it with anyone.
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U.S. Democratic lawmakers slam Trump's latest border initiatives

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:08
U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use.
Categories: National News

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance security in the region: SPA

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:03
Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
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