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Reuters World News Summary


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Updated: 21-01-2019 05:24 IST
Reuters World News Summary

Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Two arrested over Northern Ireland car bomb, New IRA suspected

Northern Ireland police have made two arrests in relation to Saturday's car bomb in Londonderry and their main line of inquiry is that the New IRA militant group was responsible for the attack, officers said on Sunday. The Irish nationalist New IRA is one of a small number of militant groups opposed to a 1998 peace deal that largely ended three decades of violence in the British-run province. They have carried out sporadic attacks in recent years. Explainer: Mexico's fuel woes rooted in chronic theft, troubled refineries

Nearly a month after Mexico's new president launched an ambitious plan to stamp out growing fuel theft, the strategy meant to crush corruption and organized crime is under heightened scrutiny. On Friday, at least 79 people died from a powerful explosion at a gasoline pipeline in central Mexico that had been punctured by fuel thieves. Relatives of some of the victims said fuel shortages stemming from the government's crackdown led people to risk their lives filling plastic containers from the leak. Don't hijack Brexit, minister warns Britain's parliament

Parliament cannot be allowed to hijack Brexit, Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in a warning to lawmakers who want to take more control over Britain's departure from the European Union. With just weeks to go before Britain is due to leave the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May will return to parliament on Monday to set out how she plans to try to break the Brexit deadlock after her deal was rejected by lawmakers last week. Syrian state media: air defenses thwart fresh attack

Syrian military air defenses thwarted "hostile targets" on Sunday night and shot down several of them, state news agency SANA said without elaborating. Earlier on Sunday, Syrian air defenses repelled an Israeli attack in the south of the country, bringing down seven missiles, state media said. Ten U.N. peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali

Ten U.N. peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near a village in northern Mali on Sunday, the West African nation's U.N. mission and the United Nations said. The identity of the attackers was not immediately clear. U.N. peacekeeping and French forces are stationed in northern Mali to combat well-armed jihadist groups seen as threatening security across Africa's Sahel region. Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij without delay, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said. Erdogan said an attack that left four U.S. personnel dead last week in Manbij was an act of provocation aimed at affecting Trump's decision last month to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Israeli military strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Israel's military said on Monday it was currently striking Iranian Quds targets inside Syria, and warned Syrian forces not to attack Israeli territory or forces. The military gave no further details in its statement. Ecuador to tighten controls on Venezuelan immigrants after murder

Ecuador is setting up new units to check Venezuelan immigrants' legal status and may tighten entry requirements after a Venezuelan man murdered his pregnant Ecuadorian girlfriend, President Lenin Moreno said on Sunday. The killing in the northern city of Ibarra is the first reported murder perpetrated by a Venezuelan immigrant in Ecuador since hundreds of thousands have arrived there after fleeing an economic crisis in Venezuela. Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult U.S. relations with Pakistan and push for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan. The comments, which add to growing signs of improved relations between Islamabad and Washington, come amid efforts to press on with talks between the Taliban and the United States aimed at an agreement to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan. Russian senator says U.S. warship in Black Sea should keep its distance

Visits to the Black Sea by U.S. warships have nothing to do with U.S. security and are motivated by domestic politics, prominent Russian senator Alexei Pushkov said on Sunday, warning they should stay away from the Russian coast. The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook began moving towards the Black Sea on Saturday, "to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability", a U.S. navy statement said. https://www.navy.mil/index.asp


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