September 11, 2015 DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq overnight, a security source told Reuters on Friday, the latest in a series of daily air strikes on the militants as conflict surges in southeast Turkey. Hundreds of militants and security force members have died since the PKK and the Turkish state resumed hostilities after the collapse of a ceasefire in July, shattering a peace process launched in 2012 to end a three-decades-old conflict. More than 15 warplanes struck sites where the PKK are located at Qandil, Zap and Avashin in the [...]
September 11, 2015 By Mark Hosenball and Tim Reid WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In early June, in cities across America, U.S. immigration agents arrested more than two dozen Chinese nationals with unfulfilled deportation orders, telling them that after years of delay, China was finally taking steps to provide the paperwork needed to expel them from the U.S. But, not for the first time, China failed to provide the necessary documents, and three months later not one of those arrested has been deported, and many have been released from custody. They form part of a backlog of nearly 39,000 people Chinese [...]
September 11, 2015 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles-area police shot and likely killed an armed man who had barricaded himself inside a restaurant with several hostages after allegedly carrying out two carjackings on Thursday. The gunman was shot and “likely deceased” when heavily armed officers stormed the barbecue restaurant in Downey, southeast of Los Angeles, to end the two-hour hostage drama, a police spokesman said. No one else was hurt, he said. Police said the unidentified suspect stole two cars at gunpoint and led officers on a chase through Los Angeles before running into the restaurant while firing his [...]
September 11, 2015 By Steve Holland SALEM, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush outlined a simple plan on Thursday for regaining his front-runner status: Patience, followed by more patience. With some of his supporters concerned about the rise of Donald Trump, Bush made clear he is not panicking, although he acknowledged he is no longer the front-runner in the early voting state of New Hampshire. Asked at a town hall event in Salem how he can regain the lead position among the 17 Republicans seeking the party’s presidential nomination in 2016, Bush said: “Patience, more patience…You campaign [...]
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