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Kuala Lumpur: Vietnamese ships and planes hunting for a missing Malaysian jetliner have found no wreckage close to where they spotted two large oil slicks. The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people disappeared off radar screens early Saturday less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. An international fleet of planes and ships has been scouring the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for signs of the plane. They spotted two oil slicks late Saturday, which authorities say might have been from the plane. Deputy transport minister Pham Quy Tieu said no wreckage had been seen in the vicinity of the slicks early Sunday, but that the search was continuing.

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

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Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State milit...


Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American

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Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American

BERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday there had been no deal with North Korea in the release of one of three detained Americans but that Washington was willing ...

Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq - residents

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Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq - residents

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.They said a series of bombings beginning in...

Indonesia president to make new cabinet picks after 8 rejected

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Indonesia president to make new cabinet picks after 8 rejected

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who won election on a vow of clean government, said on Wednesday he would have to find new people to fill some of his cabinet posts after the anti...

Air strikes kills around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq - residents

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Air strikes kills around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq - residents

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.They said a series of bombings beginning in...

Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses

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Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses

LONDON (Reuters) - Leading drugmakers plan to work together to accelerate development of an Ebola vaccine and produce millions of doses of the most effective experimental product for use next year.Joh...

Red Cross head says Ebola travel bans "irrational"

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Red Cross head says Ebola travel bans "irrational"

BEIJING (Reuters) - Closing borders will not effectively curb Ebola infections, the head of the Red Cross said on Wednesday, amid debate over whether bans on travel from hardest-hit African countries ...