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Turkish cabinet agrees to close air space to N.Iraq
ANKARA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Turkey's cabinet agreed on Monday to close its air space to Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq and said work had started to hand over the main land border crossing into the autonomous region to the central Iraqi government.
Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught by Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade.
UPDATE 1-Militants kill five in attack in Egypt's Sinai - interior ministry
CAIRO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Three policemen, one security guard and a civilian were killed and a number of other people injured in an attack by militants in Egypt's North Sinai province on Monday, the interior ministry said.
Social media flooded with "Me Too" stories of sexual assault
NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of women around the world who have been sexually harassed or assaulted are using the hastag #metoo on social media to highlight the extent of the problem.
British piers, Alabama buildings named among 25 at-risk monuments
NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - From a Syrian bazaar and the last active synagogue in Alexandria, to England's Blackpool Piers and Alabama civil rights buildings, historical gems around the globe are threatened by war, disasters and urbanization, a monument conservation group said on Monday.
Exclusive: China offers to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly - sources
DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world's biggest oil producer on the stock market.
Turkey detained more than 1,200 people in last week
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish security forces detained 1,210 people over the last week for suspected links to militant groups or last year's failed coup, the interior ministry said on Monday.
Iraqi forces remove Kurdish flag from Kirkuk governorate building - residents
BAGHDAD, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces removed on Monday the Kurdish flag that was hoisted on the governorate building in April next to an Iraqi flag, said residents, adding that only the Iraqi flag was flying.
Kurdistan orders to resume full oil production after brief stoppage
Oct 16 (Reuters) - The minister of natural resources for Iraq's Kurdistan, Ashti Hawrami, has ordered the resumption of full production from the Bai Hassan and Avana oilfields after a brief interruption on Monday, a source at the ministry told Reuters.
Iraqi forces to regain Kurdish oilfields to restart production -Iraq oil min
BAGHDAD, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Iraq will deploy troops to regain full control of the Kirkuk oil area and fields surrounding it to restart production suspended by the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, a senior Iraqi oil official in Baghdad told Reuters.
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