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Death toll from Mexico pipeline explosion rises to 89: health minister

Residents search for human remains and items that could help to identify their missing relatives and friends at the site where a pipeline ruptured by oil thieves exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, state of Hidalgo, Mexico January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry RomeroMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The number of people killed in a gasoline pipeline explosion…

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by university

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as his former university said he had been fired. FILE PHOTO: Scientist He Jiankui speaks at his company Direct…

Taliban attack in central Afghanistan kills more than 100 security force members: defense ministry source

KABUL (Reuters) – More than 100 members of Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked a military compound in the central Maidan Wardak province on Monday, a senior defense ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training…

EU sanctions Skripal suspects, Russia calls move groundless

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The European Union sanctioned on Monday the heads of Russia’s military intelligence and two of their officers blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain last year, a decision Moscow dismissed as groundless. FILE PHOTO: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were formally accused of attempting to murder former Russian…

EU sanctions Skripal suspects, Russia calls move groundless

BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The European Union sanctioned on Monday the heads of Russia’s military intelligence and two of their officers blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain last year, a decision Moscow dismissed as groundless. FILE PHOTO: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were formally accused of attempting to murder former Russian…

British PM to try to break Brexit deadlock with EU concessions

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to break the Brexit deadlock on Monday by setting out proposals in parliament that are expected to focus on winning more concessions from the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church, near High Wycombe, Britain, January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKayWith just over two…

Ireland rejects time-limited backstop idea in Brexit deal

FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks at a ‘Global Ireland’ news conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney rejected on Monday the idea that a backstop arrangement to avoid a physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the EU…