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Prosecutors say Kristin Smart was killed during rape or attempted rape

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former classmate with the murder of Kristin Smart, a California college freshman who went missing nearly 25 years ago, alleging for the first time that the suspect killed her during a rape or attempted rape. FILE PHOTO: An undated handout image......

‘This is their blood’: Civil rights lawyer Crump fights for George Floyd’s family

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(Reuters) – As the world follows the often-emotional testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, members of Floyd’s family watch a live feed in a separate room in the courthouse. FILE PHOTO: Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump and members of......

Climate change protesters break windows at Barclays London HQ

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LONDON (Reuters) – Protesters against climate change broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays in the Canary Wharf business district on Wednesday. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group carried placards with slogans such as “Better Broken Windows than Broken Promises” and pasted the message “In Case of Climate......

More women in Italian boardrooms, but fewer female CEOs

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FILE PHOTO: Ferrari’s logo is seen on the facade of Milan’s stock exchange, downtown Milan, Italy January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian listed companies have increased the number of women serving on their boards but the number of female chief executive officers fell slightly last year, the......

More women in Italian boardrooms, but fewer female CEOs

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FILE PHOTO: Ferrari’s logo is seen on the facade of Milan’s stock exchange, downtown Milan, Italy January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian listed companies have increased the number of women serving on their boards but the number of female chief executive officers fell slightly last year, the......

China’s blue-chip index ends lower as healthcare, consumer stocks slip

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SHANGHAI, April 6 (Reuters) – China’s blue-chip index retreated on Tuesday, pressured by healthcare and consumer companies, as upbeat economic data raised worries of policy tightening. ** The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.4% to 5,140.34, while the Shanghai Composite Index was flat at 3,482.97. ** As of last close, the......

Pope meets cardinal he fired, in apparent reconciliation

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Thursday with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, according to the cardinal who was fired by the pontiff last September on accusations of embezzlement and nepotism. Becciu told Italian journalists that the Mass was said in the chapel of the cardinal’s apartment in the......

Potential school shooters have common warning signs: U.S. Secret Service report

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(Reuters) – Many potential school shooters exhibit danger signs that can be acted on ahead of time, giving educators, families and fellow students a chance to avert the next tragedy, according to a U.S. Secret Service report issued on Tuesday. The agency’s National Threat Assessment Center studied 67 plots against......

Four Syrians found frozen to death in eastern Lebanon

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Four Syrians, two women and two children, were found dead on Friday in eastern Lebanon after having gone missing, the governor of Lebanon’s Baalbek and Hermel region tweeted. The four were found, frozen to death, after a search operation by the Lebanese civil defence, army and security......

U.S. lawmakers announce bill to cut toxic metals in baby food

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Democratic U.S. lawmakers presented legislation Thursday whch will set new maximum levels of toxic heavy metals in baby food and require manufacturers to comply within one year. FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak,......

Pandemic rages in Eastern Europe leaving hospitals struggling to cope

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By Krisztina Than, Jan Lopatka BUDAPEST/PRAGUE (Reuters) – Hungary’s hospitals are under “extraordinary” pressure from rising coronavirus infections, its surgeon general said on Wednesday, as the country became a hotspot in the third wave of a pandemic that has hit Central Europe especially hard. FILE PHOTO: A paramedic walks near......

Feminists worldwide mourn Egyptian trailblazer Nawal El Saadawi

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CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Writers, politicians and feminists united on Monday to pay tribute to pioneering Egyptian activist Nawal El Saadawi following her death aged 89, vowing her work would live on through the generations she inspired in the Middle East and beyond. In Egypt, supporters said they would......

More than 300 migrants found crammed inside trailer trucks in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Friday they found three trailer trucks jam-packed with Central American migrants near the border with Guatemala, in the latest sign that many would-be immigrants are ignoring calls by the U.S. government to stay home. Mexican migration agents along with National Guard police......

More than 300 migrants found crammed inside trailer trucks in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Friday they found three trailer trucks jam-packed with Central American migrants near the border with Guatemala, in the latest sign that many would-be immigrants are ignoring calls by the U.S. government to stay home. Mexican migration agents along with National Guard police......

Mexico rolls out steps to tighten southern border with Guatemala

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has launched new measures to deter illegal crossings at its southern border with Guatemala, including posting militarized police and using drones to monitor entry points, the national migration institute (INM) said on Friday. The announcement comes after Reuters reported that Mexico was planning to beef......

Cologne diocese abuse cover-up report clears German archbishop

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BERLIN (Reuters) – A team of German lawyers said on Thursday they had found no evidence that the Archbishop of Cologne had breached his duty in his response to cases of sexual abuse, but criticised and named several other senior church officials. In an 800-page report into the handling of......

U.N. makes first visit to remote Bangladesh island since Rohingya moved

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DHAKA (Reuters) – A United Nations delegation will on Wednesday start a three-day visit to a remote Bay of Bengal island where Bangladesh has moved more than 13,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees since December despite criticism from rights groups. FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees sit on wooden benches of a navy vessel......

Republican message on Biden border ‘crisis’ draws fire from Democrats

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress stepped up attacks on President Joe Biden on Monday over a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, but were criticized in turn by Democrats for their own immigration record and opposing the coronavirus relief program. Kevin McCarthy, the House of Representatives......

Indonesia bus carrying school children plunges into ravine, killing 27

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – A bus carrying school children and some parents returning from an excursion plunged into a ravine on the Indonesian island of Java on Wednesday night, killing 27 people, the country’s transportation ministry said. The search and rescue agency said in a statement on Thursday that the driver......

Around 1,000 women gather in Istanbul to protest against femicides

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By Ali Kucukgocmen, Bulent Usta ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Around 1,000 women gathered near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square on Monday, protesting what they see as a lack of action by authorities to prevent and punish violence against women, in a country where femicide rates have surged in recent years. Demonstrators light......

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