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Holocaust survivors remember with resilience

By Carolyn Crist; Reuters on Jan. 06, 2017, at 8:41 p.m.

Bones of Japan’s World War II dead to be DNA tested

By The Japan News on Jan. 05, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
The Japanese government intends to expand DNA tests conducted on the remains of war dead to include leg and arm bones, in a bid to identify more Japanese victims of World War II, according to sources.
The owner of a book shop looks through a copy of the book "Hitler, Mein Kampf."

Re-print of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ takes Germany by storm

By Reuters on Jan. 03, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
Sales of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” have soared since a special edition of the Nazi leader’s political treatise went on sale in Germany a year ago, the German publisher has said.
Pope Francis leaves at the end of a mass on New Year's Day at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Jan. 1, 2017.

Pope tells bishops to have zero tolerance for sexual abuse

By Philip Pullella, Reuters on Jan. 03, 2017, at 7:12 a.m.
Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse children and begged forgiveness for “a sin that shames us.”

French employees can legally ignore work emails outside office hours

By Amy B Wang, Washington Post on Jan. 02, 2017, at 1:24 p.m.
That 10 p.m. email from your boss? It’s your right to ignore it. If you’re in France, that is.

Gambian authorities shut three radio stations amid post-election crisis

By Edward McAllister, Reuters on Jan. 02, 2017, at 1:19 p.m.
“It is a slap in the face of the country’s democratic process. People will not have access to information in this critical period of our history.”
People look at a burned vehicle at the site of car bomb attack in a busy square at Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City district, in Iraq, Jan. 2, 2017.

Islamic State kills 24 with Baghdad car bomb, attacks police stations

By Kareem Raheem and Ghazwan Hassan, Reuters on Jan. 02, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.
An Islamic State car bomb killed 24 people in a busy square in Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City district on Monday, and the militants temporarily cut a key road north from the capital to Mosul, their last major stronghold in Iraq.
Flowers and pictures of the victims are placed near the entrance of Reina nightclub, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, Jan. 2, 2017.

Islamic State claims Istanbul attack, gunman remains at large

By Ahmed Tolba and Daren Butler, Reuters on Jan. 02, 2017, at 1:05 p.m.
Islamic State claimed responsibility Monday for a New Year’s Day mass shooting in a packed Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, an attack carried out by a lone gunman who remains at large.

McCain says US ‘must stand up to Vladimir Putin’

By Margarita Antidze and Sergei Karazy, Reuters on Jan. 01, 2017, at 2:19 p.m.
Republican Senator John McCain said on Sunday the United States could only improve its relations with Russia by taking a tough stance with President Putin, calling for stronger sanctions against Moscow.

Shooter kills 11, himself in Brazil New Year’s party rampage

By Reuters on Jan. 01, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
A gunman stormed a house party and killed 11 people, including his former wife and 8-year-old son, before shooting himself in the head during a New Year’s party in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas late on Saturday.

Air strikes, clashes persist on day 3 of Syrian truce

By Reuters on Jan. 01, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes and low-level clashes persisted in some areas on Sunday, but a Russian- and Turkish-backed ceasefire largely held in other areas on its third day, a monitoring group and rebels said.
Relatives react at the funeral of Ayhan Arik, a victim of an attack by a gunman at Reina nightclub, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Jan. 1.

Gunman kills 39 in Istanbul nightclub attack, manhunt underway

By Humeyra Pamuk and Nick Tattersall, Reuters on Jan. 01, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene.

Syria cease-fire begins, but is shaky with early clashes

By John Davison, Reuters on Dec. 29, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.

Canadian punches cougar attacking dog near Tim Hortons

By Nia Williams, Reuters on Dec. 28, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.

In parting shot at Israel, Kerry warns Middle East peace in jeopardy

By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters on Dec. 28, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Wednesday that Israel’s building of settlements in occupied territory was endangering Middle East peace, expressing unusually frank frustration with the longtime American ally.

Israel pressing ahead with settlements after U.N. vote

By Jeffrey Heller, Reuters on Dec. 28, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
The Jerusalem municipality is due to act on Wednesday on requests to construct hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city, drawing fresh criticism from the United States that settlement activity puts Middle East peacemaking at risk.

In Pearl Harbor visit, Abe pledges Japan will never wage war again

By Jeff Mason, Reuters on Dec. 27, 2016, at 6:18 p.m.
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic joint visit to Pearl Harbor to highlight the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance on Tuesday, weeks before Republican Donald Trump takes over at the White House.
An aerial view from a plane shows vessels in the waters of the Black Sea during a search operation following the crash of the Russian Defence Ministry's Tupolev TU-154 near Sochi, Russia, Dec. 27, 2016.

Russia finds main black box from Black Sea crash jet

By Andrew Osborn and Peter Hobson, Reuters on Dec. 27, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.
Russia has found the main flight recorder from a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea killing all 92 on board, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday, amid unconfirmed reports that authorities had grounded all aircraft of the same type.
A man snorkels in an area called the "Coral Gardens" near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015.

The Great Barrier Reef is dying, and global warming set the scene

By Washington Post on Dec. 27, 2016, at 7:56 a.m.
If this were a rare event, separated by many years from the next big die-off, the reef would rebound. But in the age of climate change, scientists say this and other tragedies are frighteningly likely to be compounded.
President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, Sept. 21, 2016.

Netanyahu seeks to rally Israelis around him in anti-Obama assault

By Jeffrey Heller, Reuters on Dec. 27, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
Benjamin Netanyahu has been unrelenting in his criticism of the Obama administration over what he condemned as its “shameful” decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a halt to Israeli settlement-building.