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12/16/2017 -  Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple - 10:40 AM

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday.

12/16/2017 -  Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters - 11:58 AM

YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair.

12/16/2017 -  Argentina fires head of navy over submarine tragedy - 10:09 AM

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina fired the head of its navy a month after a submarine disappeared in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members onboard, a government spokesman said on Saturday.

12/16/2017 -  Elysee plays down opulence of Macron birthday at Loire chateau - 10:39 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates his 40th birthday this weekend in the grounds of a former royal palace, in what some opponents called another tactless show of wealth.

12/16/2017 -  Egyptian presidential hopeful apologizes to arrested supporters - 10:03 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik apologized on Saturday to supporters who were arrested this week and called on authorities to resolve the situation.

12/16/2017 -  Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources - 11:27 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

12/16/2017 -  Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy - 10:29 AM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on Saturday.

12/15/2017 -  Wounded North Korean defector transferred to South Korean military hospital - 11:15 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash across the border to South Korea has been transferred to a military hospital, a South Korean intelligence official said on Saturday.

12/16/2017 -  Nazareth Christmas celebrations will be held as normal: mayor - 08:52 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Nazareth, the Israeli Arab city where Jesus is thought to have been raised, will celebrate Christmas as usual, its mayor said, denying the festivities would be curtailed in protest at the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

12/15/2017 -  Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks - 08:10 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.


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