Myanmar Frees 73 Political Prisoners
(Reuters) Myanmar’s government is releasing another 73 political prisoners and more could be freed in coming months to honour a commitment made by the president during a recent trip to Europe, a member of a government body looking into the process said on Tuesday.
At Least Six Killed in New Cairo Violence
(Reuters) Six people were killed in Cairo on Tuesday in violence between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, state-run media reported.
World Awaits First Glimpse of Britain’s New Prince
(Reuters) The world was awaiting the first glimpse of Britain’s new prince on Tuesday, with camera crews poised to photograph Prince William and his wife, Kate, leaving a London hospital with their baby son.
Al Qaeda Militants Flee Iraq Jail in Violent Mass Break-Out
(Reuters) Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday.
China Quakes Death Toll Rises to 89
(Reuters) The death toll from two earthquakes in China’s western Gansu province has climbed to 89, with more than 500 people severely injured, after 1,200 buildings collapsed and tens of thousands more were badly damaged, said the official Xinhua news agency.
Top U.S. Officer Outlines Options for Military Force in Syria
(Reuters) The top U.S. military officer said in a letter released on Monday that American forces could undertake a range of missions to help Syrian rebels if asked by the White House, from providing training to establishing no-fly zones or conducting limited attacks on military targets.
Huge Crowds in Brazil Welcome Pope Back to Home Continent
(Reuters) Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on Monday on his first foreign trip as pontiff and was swarmed by well-wishers as he drove into Rio de Janeiro, where more than one million people are expected to gather to see the first Latin American to head the Roman Catholic Church.