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Yemen clashes between Shi'ite rebels and tribesmen kill 22: sources

SANAA (Reuters) - Twenty-two people were killed in fighting between Shi'ite Muslim rebels and government-allied tribesmen in northern Yemen on Monday and Tuesday, tribal and ...  Visit website

Islamic State supporter warns of attacks against U.S.: SITE

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry ...  Visit website

Russia says 'cynical' U.S. policy pushing world toward new cold war

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday the "cynical and irresponsible" policy of the United States and its allies is pushing ...  Visit website

Police boss at center of British child sex scandal quits

LONDON (Reuters) - The elected official in charge of policing in the northern English town of Rotherham quit on Tuesday after weeks of resisting political ...  Visit website

Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to share power

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, ...  Visit website

Scotland took long road to independence vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, ...  Visit website

China scholar shackled, refused warm clothes ahead of trial: lawyer

BEIJING (Reuters) - An ethnic Uighur academic in China is being kept in shackles and has been refused warm clothing ahead of his trial in ...  Visit website

Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp plans to announce on Wednesday that it will team up with Blue ...  Visit website

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 ...  Visit website

Nigeria sentences 12 soldiers to death for mutiny in northeast

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's military authorities have sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny in the northeastern region where a Boko Haram ...  Visit website

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland ahead of independence vote

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland's high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore ...  Visit website

Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence ...  Visit website

India says to defend China border after standoff ahead of Xi visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Tuesday it would firmly defend its 3,500-km- (2,200- mile-) long border with China after domestic media reported a ...  Visit website

Russia says 'cynical' U.S. policy pushing world toward new cold war

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday the "cynical and irresponsible" policy of the United States and its allies is pushing ...  Visit website

Six police dead in attack in Egypt's Sinai: interior ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian policemen were killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded as they passed through a volatile part of northern Sinai ...  Visit website

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to ...  Visit website

Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence ...  Visit website

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a ...  Visit website

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led ...  Visit website

Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar: Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey would welcome senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood after they were asked to leave Qatar under pressure from other Gulf ...  Visit website

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Richard Aspinall has a portfolio career combining his passions for writing, photography, diving and horticulture. He is a magazine editor, journalist, commercial photographer and underwater photographer. His articles are published in print and online media on topics including travel, scuba diving, marine life, conservation, coral reefs and underwater photography.