31 August 2016, 9:27 am Indonesian priest attack inspired by murder of French Catholic cleric
JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian teenager who attacked a Catholic priest in his church was inspired by the murder of a French priest in July and guided by a radical compatriot in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Jakarta’s national police chief said on Wednesday.
31 August 2016, 9:26 am Brazil's Senate opens voting session expected to oust Rousseff
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate opened the final session in an impeachment trial expected to dismiss President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday and draw the curtain on 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's largest nation.
31 August 2016, 9:26 am Turkey wants to 'cleanse' strip of territory on Syrian border
JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) - Turkey wants to clear Islamic State from a 90 km (56 mile) stretch of territory on the Syrian side of its border, an official said on Wednesday, a week after launching an incursion that has strained ties with the United States.
31 August 2016, 9:23 am First U.S.-Cuba scheduled passenger flight lands in Santa Clara
SANTA CLARA, Cuba (Reuters) - A JetBlue Airways Corp passenger jet landed in Santa Clara, Cuba on Wednesday, becoming the first scheduled passenger flight from the United States in more than a half century.
31 August 2016, 9:03 am Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent U.S. strike in Syria
BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Tuesday one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders was killed in what appeared to be an American air strike in Syria, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas.
31 August 2016, 8:50 am Swedish hospital behind Nobel prize criticized over medical scandal
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The reputation of the Karolinska Institute, one of Sweden's top hospitals that awards the Nobel prize for medicine, has been badly damaged by allegations patients died as a result of a surgeon performing experimental operations without clearance, an official report said.
31 August 2016, 7:24 am Air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam's family: Reuters witness, resident
SANAA (Reuters) - At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were killed on Wednesday in an air strike on their family home in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, a Reuters witness, a medic and a resident said.
31 August 2016, 6:38 am Bomb blast in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley kills one, wounds 11: Red Cross
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast on a road in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on Wednesday killed at least one person and wounded 11 other people, the Lebanese Red Cross said.
31 August 2016, 5:54 am British PM May gathers ministers to hear views on Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May told her top ministers on Wednesday they must deliver Brexit, and not entertain any idea of staying in the EU by the "back door".
31 August 2016, 4:26 am North Korea executes vice premier in latest purge: South
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has executed its vice premier for education and rebuked two high-ranking officials, South Korea said on Wednesday, which, if true, would mark a new series of measures by leader Kim Jong Un to discipline top aides.