29 May 2016, 5:05 pm India to crack down on savings scams as Modi backs banking for all
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans legislation to close a regulatory loophole that has made it possible for fraudsters to dupe millions of savers, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi strives to bring the rural poor into the mainstream banking system.
29 May 2016, 4:47 pm U.S.-led coalition troops seen near front line in new Iraq offensive
HASSAN SHAMI, Iraq (Reuters) - Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition were seen near the front line of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold.
29 May 2016, 4:28 pm Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August.
29 May 2016, 12:55 pm Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOs
ROME (Reuters) - At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday.
29 May 2016, 12:52 pm Brother of man killed in U.S. strike on Taliban chief files police report
QUETTA/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The brother of a man killed alongside Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in southwest Pakistan has filed a report with police asking for his brother's killing to be investigated, officials said on Sunday.
29 May 2016, 11:02 am U.N. concerned about rising political tensions in Cambodia
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations on Sunday voiced alarm at the escalating political tensions in Cambodia, including attempted arrests of politicians, amid allegations from the opposition that Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party is persecuting it.
29 May 2016, 10:46 am Merkel, Hollande together mark 100 years since Verdun battle
VERDUN, France (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande marked the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Verdun side-by-side on Sunday, laying a wreath at a cemetery in northeastern France for the 300,000 soldiers killed.
29 May 2016, 10:34 am Peru's Fujimori seen winning presidential election next week: poll
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian presidential contender Keiko Fujimori is seen beating rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the June 5 run-off election, according to an Ipsos poll released on Sunday, consolidating the lead she had gained in recent weeks.
29 May 2016, 9:18 am Jordan's King Abdullah dissolves parliament, names caretaker PM
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani Mulqi as caretaker prime minister on Sunday after dissolving parliament as its four-year term nears its end, and charged him with organising new elections by October.
29 May 2016, 8:27 am French government to stand firm on labour reform
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government will stand by its labour reform plans, it said on Sunday, while resuming talks with unions in an effort to end widespread protests before the country hosts the Euro 2016 soccer tournament next month.