Nathanial Ryan Taylor

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Mexico sets security plan for violent Tamaulipas state

<b>The government in Mexico has pledged to deploy more security forces and boost intelligence in Tamaulipas, one of the country's most dangerous states.</b><p>Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio admitted that the government had not done enough to deal with insecurity in the north-eastern state.<p>But …

Mexico

Are pesticides linked to health problems in Argentina?

<b>Could pesticides - their use and abuse - increase levels of cancer and birth defects? It is a question asked across the vast belt of Argentina where GM crops are grown. In Chaco, the Minister of Public Health wants an independent commission to investigate a growing health crisis.</b><p>On a hot, still day …

Agriculture

Magic Johnson 'prays' for LA Clippers' Donald Sterling

<b>Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson has said he will pray for LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who is embroiled in an ongoing race row.</b><p>He rejected Mr Sterling's remarks a day earlier that the HIV-positive ex-player had done nothing to help others.<p>"My whole life is devoted to urban America," …

French journalist Camille Lepage killed in CAR

<b>French photojournalist Camille Lepage has been killed while working in the Central African Republic, presidential officials in Paris say.</b><p>The body of Ms Lepage, 26, was found when a French patrol stopped a car driven by members of a mainly Christian anti-balaka militia, a statement said.<p>She had …

Africa

Why Nigeria has not defeated Boko Haram

<b>Exactly a year after Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a "state of emergency" in north-eastern Nigeria, it seems to have had little effect in curbing the Islamist insurgency.</b><p>Attacks by the Boko Haram group that provoked the move included an assault on a military barracks, detonating a …

Africa

WHO holds emergency meeting on MERS

Health and infectious disease experts have met at the World Health Organisation (WHO) to discuss whether a deadly virus that emerged in the Middle East in 2012 now constitutes a "public health emergency of international concern".<p>The virus, which causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS …

Yemen targets suspected al-Qaeda arms convoy

Yemen's air force has killed eight people, including suspected al-Qaeda fighters, in the latest round of a wide-scale assault on the group's strongholds.<p>A military jet targeted a convoy of three trucks in a restive southern region on Tuesday, suspected of transporting arms and ammunition, including …

Nigeria 'ready for dialogue' with Boko Haram

Nigeria's government has said it is ready to hold talks with Boko Haram to secure the release of more than 200 girls abducted from their school last month.<p>Special Duties Minister Taminu Turaki told the AFP news agency "The window of negotiation is still open."<p>Turaki, who last year headed a …

French photojournalist killed in CAR

A 26-year-old French photojournalist who had spent months documenting the conflict in Central African Republic has been killed, the French presidency said on Tuesday.<p>Camille Lepage, a freelance photographer whose work was published in major French and American newspapers, died in a village near the …

UK bill: Passport to statelessness? | Sport

The UK has passed a controversial amendment to its Immigration Bill that could be used to strip foreign-born Britons of their citizenship.<p>It is now one step away from becoming law and would allow the government to revoke the passports of naturalised citizens whose conduct is deemed to be seriously …

Soldiers killed in east Ukraine ambush

An ambush by pro-Russian separatists has killed at least six Ukrainian soldiers, the heaviest loss of life for government forces in a single clash since Kiev sent soldiers to put down a rebellion in the country's east.<p>Ukraine's defence ministry and state security service on Tuesday said the troops …

Putin defiant over Crimea despite sanctions

President Vladimir Putin has approved a draft treaty to make Crimea part of Russia, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, confirming that Moscow plans to make the southern Ukrainian region part of Russia.<p>It said the president would sign the treaty with Crimea's leader.<p>Putin signed an order on Monday "to …

Poll: Putin Seen as Stronger Leader Than Obama

While Vladimir Putin is wildly unpopular in the United States, most Americans see him as a stronger leader than President Obama, according to a …

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Paris offers free public transport to reduce severe smog

<b>Authorities in Paris have taken the rare step of making public transport free for three days to reduce severe smog caused by unusually warm weather.</b><p>The French capital region and 30 other departments have been on maximum pollution alert for several days.<p>Landmark buildings like the Eiffel Tower were …

SMOG

Immigration: Obama orders deportation review

<b>US President Barack Obama has directed officials to review how to enforce immigration laws "more humanely".</b><p>The White House said Mr Obama spoke to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson after meeting three Latino lawmakers.<p>The manoeuvre follows stalled efforts in Congress to pass immigration reform …

Immigration

Scottish Tory conference: Cameron in tax power pledge to No vote Scotland

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1060000/1060615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534436547_3654a11c20bfca1340eb61d57784fa19<p><b>David Cameron has backed greater tax powers for the Scottish Parliament in the event of an independence No vote.</b><p>Ahead of the Scottish …

Great Britain

No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks

<b>Russia and the US have "no common vision" on the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's foreign minister has said, after talks with his US counterpart.</b><p>However Sergei Lavrov called his London meeting with John Kerry "constructive".<p>Mr Kerry said the US was "deeply concerned" about Russia sending troops to the …

Russia

Rescue efforts continue at New York City blast site

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1060000/1060338_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534436549_7a766ac94a1798b8ac6a75cbe2ff9c09<p><b>Rescue operations are continuing two days after a gas leak blast demolished two buildings in East Harlem, New York City, killing eight people.</b><p>With one …

New York City

Sudan rebel leaders sentenced to death

Two leaders from the main rebel alliance fighting Sudan's president and 15 members of their group were sentenced to death in absentia, their lawyer said, a move that will raise the stakes in fighting in southern regions.<p>Malik Agar, who was governor of Sudan's remote Blue Nile state before taking up …

Attacks continue despite Gaza truce claims

Israel has targeted suspected camps of Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip following a barrage of rockets fired from the territory.<p>Thursday was the second straight day of rocket attacks and air raids after an Israeli military operation against members of Islamic Jihad.<p>Islamic Jihad said that …

Pope Francis defends 'slum priests'

On his first anniversary as pontiff, Pope Francis has defended "slum priests" from the accusation their advocacy for the downtrodden reflects a different, leftist church that is remote from conservative Vatican values.<p>"The work of the priests in the slums of Buenos Aires is not ideological, it's …

Syria chemical weapons 'could go in a month'

Syria's chemical weapons that should be destroyed outside the country could be removed by April 13, a Russian Foreign Ministry official has said, adding there was no need to adjust the timeframe.<p>"If there are no difficulties then in a month, on April 13, the removal will be practically finished," …

Deadly blasts target Pakistan security forces

Blasts targeting security forces in Pakistan have killed at least 18 people and wounded over 70, with some policemen among the injured, police and officials said.<p>A suicide bombing in the city of Peshawar killed eight people and wounded about 40 in the first incident on Friday. The blast went off …

Russia vows to veto US draft on Ukraine at UN

The US has circulated a draft resolution to the UN Security Council that would declare Sunday's planned referendum on independence for Ukraine's Crimea region illegal but Russia has pledged to veto it, council diplomats said on Thursday.<p>Diplomats said the one-page resolution would urge countries …