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EU demands release of detained Myanmar journalists

Yangon - Two Myanmar journalists working for an international newswire who have not been heard from since they were arrested last week should be immediately released, the EU demanded Tuesday.

Journalist sentenced to two years in prison for helping Anonymous

Sacramento - A popular social media journalist received a sentence of two years in federal prison Wednesday after being convicted of allegedly conspiring with the hacker collective Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times' website in order to alter a story.

Op-Ed: Blissful igorance as U.S. military jams own satellites 261 times

Moscow - When a Moscow press agency starts quoting a USAF Space Command lieutenant general on the subject of the US jamming its own satellites, you have to wonder — did the Wizard of Oz do a satellite show spinoff? Did Howdy Doody defect?

Op-Ed: Slow news day? Press goes bonkers over Christie cell phone use

Washington - Slow news day? That would seem to be the most-charitable explanation for yesterday's media obsession with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie being asked to leave a "quiet car" on an Amtrak train for speaking loudly on his cell phone.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump's companies seek to import and hire 1,100 employees

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has based his political platform on keeping jobs in America, but his companies have turned around and sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000. Hypocrisy much?

North Korea's foreign visitors no longer have 3G access

North Korea turned off 3G networks for foreign visitors due to a "service outage" from a "local provider." It is still unclear what happened and when the service will be restored.

Ivory Coast ritual killings continue, police step up patrols

Abidjan - A series of grisly child killings continues to plague the Ivory Coast and police have set up a special unit to investigate the suspected ritual killings that have claimed the lives of more than 20 children since December.

Donations pour in to help quadruplets after Arizona mom dies

Phoenix - Worldwide, thousands of dollars in donations have flooded in to help pay for the care of newborn quadruplets whose mother died after giving birth to them, according to a fund raising website set up in the woman's name.

Office party in Florida sickens 55 employees, hospitalizes dozens

Maitland - A holiday office party that should have been fun went horribly wrong on Wednesday after dozens of people attending the party became violently sick. Authorities say that food poisoning is the likely culprit.

More than 170 people become sick on cruise from California

Los Angeles - Another norovirus outbreak has sickened at least 172 passengers and crew members on a Crown Princess cruise that stopped in Hawaii and Tahiti. The ship was met by public health officials when it docked in California this weekend, CNN reports.

Boehner won't rule out govt shutdown over immigration fight

Washington D.c. - Recently, the Obama administration has been considering a plan that aims to shield about five million immigrants currently living in the U.S. illegally from deportation as part of a set of executive actions that maybe announced next week, officials say.

Defiant Rome mayor welcomes gay marriage in the Vatican's shadow

Rome - The issue of gay marriage in Italy has been brought to the forefront by Rome's feisty mayor, Ignazio Marino, who registered 16 gay marriages that had been officiated abroad.

Boy, 10, charged in murder of 90-year-old woman

East Stroudsburg - It seems unthinkable but, sadly, it isn't. A young Pennsylvania boy only 10 years old has been charged with murder as an adult in the beating death on Saturday of a 90-year-old woman after she told him to get out of her room, according to officials.

Yellowstone seeks to kill at least 900 buffalo this winter

Yellowstone National Park has plans in the works to reduce its' buffalo population by up to 900 animals, one-fifth of the park's herd, by killing off those that stray outside the park this winter.

Calif. gun bill set to allow families to take guns from offenders

Sacramento - A bill that would allow family members to ask a judge to order firearms removed from people who are likely to commit gun violence has passed in the senate by 23-8. It now goes back for a vote on amendments before heading to Governor Jerry Brown.

Jewish group calls for NRA lobbyist resignation after Nazi remark

Silverdale - Remarks made by a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association comparing gun control to Nazi Germany has enraged Washington's Jewish community and members are asking for his resignation.

California tightens handgun restrictions; bans some models

Sacramento - California already has some of the toughest gun laws on record. Now, a recent bill signed into law last Friday by Governor Jerry Brown has just tightened things up a little more, effectively closing a loophole created by an earlier law.

Overpass collapses in World Cup host city Belo Horizonte

In a breaking news report issued by Reuters, it is being reported that an overpass located in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte has collapsed. It is further understood that so far, two deaths have occurred.

Video: Reuters reveals its top pictures of 2013

While a good story can always engage, a dynamic photo brings a whole new sense of realism to table. As it does every year, Reuters is showing off its best pictures of the year with a new video.

Heartbreaking photos from tornado-ravaged Washington, Illinois

Washington - Illinois took the brunt of the tornado fury Sunday, as shown in five stunning photos taken in Washington, Illinois. Eight people are dead as a result of the tornadoes, and hundreds of buildings and homes were destroyed.

Reuters journalist Matthew Keys indicted in Anonymous hacks

A US Department of Justice Department statement released Thursday says Matthew Keys, 26, a Thomson Reuters social media editor and former web producer for the Tribune Company, was charged in the Eastern District of Calif. for conspiring with Anonymous.

Romney widens lead in Thursday Reuters poll

Washington - A fresh Reuters Poll out Thursday afternoon shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has extended his lead over incumbent Barack Obama.

Fresh Reuters poll has Romney leading Obama

Washington - For the first time in more than a month, Republican Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama 45 to 44 percent in a fresh Reuters poll released Wednesday.

Iran finds Reuters guilty of propaganda about female ninjas

Tehran - A jury in Tehran has found the news agency Reuters "guilty of propagating against the Islamic Republic and disseminating false information to disturb public opinion" for running a story titled, "Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran's assassins."

Reuters blog platform and Twitter account hacked

On Friday, Reuters blog platform was hacked with false posts and on Saturday, the @ReutersTech account on Twitter was taken over and renamed @TechMe. False tweets were sent before it was taken down.

Op-Ed: The old vs. the new — AP’s NewsRight vs. Google and Twitter

Sydney - AP, like News Corp press and some others, have been bitching about news aggregators for years. They’re seen as “stealing” news and undermining the bottom line of these previously exclusive sources. There’s a few things wrong with this position.

Ron Paul places third in latest Reuters/Ipsos poll

With a third place finish in the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, Texas Congressman Ron Paul builds upon the case that he is indeed a top-tier candidate.

Algerian military barracks attacked by suicide bombers

Cherchell - Reports have come in saying that 18 people have died as suicide bombers attack a military base in the town of Cherchell in Algeria

Journalist Shot dead in Algeria stronghold

Algiers - A journalist was shot dead on Friday in Algeria at a stronghold where insurgents linked to al Qaeda are active, according to a security official.

US soldier detained in Iraq for leaking classified combat video

Baghdad - The US soldier who leaked the video of the Reuters journalists and civilians who were shot and killed has been identified and detained. Wikileaks released the classified combat video of the killing of reporters and unarmed civilians in Baghadad in April.
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