25 October 2016, 4:14 pm Economic gender parity nearly two centuries off, WEF finds
ZURICH (Reuters) - Progress in closing the global workplace gender gap is slowing dramatically, according to a World Economic Forum study, with a notable exception in Rwanda, a country still emerging from the aftermath of genocide that has become the world's leader on equal pay.
25 October 2016, 4:12 pm Forensic police examine Australian theme park ride that killed four
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Forensic police were examining a river rapids ride at Australia's biggest theme park on Wednesday after four people were killed when it apparently malfunctioned, throwing two people off and trapping the other two inside.
25 October 2016, 3:38 pm Turkey detains co-mayors of mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained the co-mayors of the mainly Kurdish southeast's biggest city on charges they aided militants, part of a government crackdown after more than a year of violence in the region.
25 October 2016, 3:00 pm Russia says it extends moratorium on Aleppo air strikes
MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it would extend a moratorium on air strikes on Syria's Aleppo into a ninth day, but a monitor and a civil defense official said that rebel-held parts of the divided city had been struck in recent days.
25 October 2016, 3:00 pm Venezuelan legislature launches trial against Maduro
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly voted on Tuesday to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for violating democracy, but the socialist government dismissed the move as meaningless.
25 October 2016, 1:59 pm Getting North Korea to give up nuclear bomb probably 'lost cause': U.S. spy chief
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. policy of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons "is probably a lost cause" and the best that could be hoped for is a cap on the country's nuclear capability, the Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday.
25 October 2016, 1:54 pm Iraqi army's elite force pauses advance near Mosul
EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city's eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other U.S.-backed forces to close in on Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.
25 October 2016, 1:09 pm Workers wield sledgehammers to tear down Calais "Jungle"
CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French workers began demolishing the "Jungle" shanty town in Calais on Tuesday, wielding sledgehammers to tear down makeshift dwellings as their former residents - migrants seeking entry to Britain - were moved out.
25 October 2016, 10:53 am Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan police academy, 59 dead
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100.
25 October 2016, 4:47 am Philippines Duterte tells U.S. to forget about defense deal 'if I stay longer'
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the United States on Tuesday, saying he did not start a fight with Washington and it could forget about a military agreement between both countries if he were to be in power longer.