Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback
The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on ...
Chad president says will reintroduce constitutional term limits
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby, in power for more than a quarter of a century, said on Tuesday he would reintroduce constitutional term limits if he won a fifth term in an election slated for April. A referendum in 2005 scrapped constitutional term limits before Deby won a disputed election the following year. "The principles of presidential term limits in the constitution must be reintroduced," Deby told a convention of his ruling party, for which he is the presidential candidate.
Four dead in Myanmar military plane crash
Four Myanmar military personnel were killed and one was seriously injured after a small air force propeller plane crashed shortly after take off in the capital Naypyidaw on Wednesday, officials said. Myanmar's Ministry of Information said a deputy corporal was the only person to have survived out of the crew of five. "(He) was sent to military hospital and the aircraft fire was extinguished by three fire trucks, according to initial reports," it said in a statement on its official Facebook page.
Curry magic as Warriors down Rockets
Stephen Curry turned on the style as the Golden State Warriors overcame a brave Houston Rockets fightback to triumph 123-110 and stretch their winning streak to 10 games. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Curry scored 35 points in a pulsating battle in Oakland to take the Warriors' record to 47-4 for the season. The highlight of Curry's latest masterclass was his role in a remarkable passage of play in the third quarter, when he stripped the ball inside the Warriors paint and then darted forward to launch an attack.
Libya must lead anti-Islamic State effort, Egypt's foreign minister saysBy Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Libya needs to form a unified government before the United States and European allies opt for any military intervention against thousands of Islamic State fighters in the chaotic North African country, Egypt's foreign minister said on Tuesday. "This has to be a Libyan-led process," Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told Reuters in an interview, while acknowledging that efforts to forge a single government from two rivals in neighboring Libya have been "difficult." U.S. counter-terrorism officials have been alarmed at the growth of an Islamic State affiliate in Libya, where it has amassed thousands of fighters, seized a coastal strip that includes the city of Sirte and attacked oil infrastructure.
Russia says planned U.S. missile shield in South Korea can trigger arms race in regionMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that U.S. plans to build a missile shield in South Korea could trigger an arms race in Northeast Asia. The Pentagon confirmed on Monday that it will start formal talks with South Korea on deploying an advanced missile defense system to South Korea to counter the growing threat of North Korea's weapons capabilities after its rocket launch this weekend. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Dmitry Solovyov and Katya Golubkova)
How to trap elephant poachers with their own technology
The chase was the result of new breakthroughs in Tanzania's fight against an increasingly rapacious poaching trade, which has felled 60 percent of the country's elephant population in the past five years. The agents' target that day was Yang Feng Glan, a 66-year-old Chinese national dubbed the "Ivory Queen," who is accused of running a smuggling empire stretching from the game parks of Tanzania to the clandestine ivory markets of Asia.
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Sudan's Bashir replaces military chief of staff
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir replaced the head of his joint chiefs of staff on Tuesday with a loyal general who has played a leading role in negotiations with anti-government rebels. Lieutenant General Emadeddine Mostafa Adawi replaces Lieutenant General Mostafa Obeid, who held the position for less than three years, Sudan's military spokesman told Reuters. The move came as part of a reshuffle in which Bashir replaced several senior military leaders. The armed forces are a key player in Sudanese politics. ...
Knicks slump again, Anthony surprise over Fisher axe
Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points but it was not enough to prevent the New York Knicks from sliding to defeat against the Washington Wizards in their first match since the dismissal of coach Derek Fisher. Anthony drained a three-pointer with 67 seconds left to reduce Washington's lead to 106-101 but the Wizards held on for a 111-108 victory at Madison Square Garden. Washington guards Bradley Beal and John Wall made a series of clutch shots down the stretch to seal the Wizards win.