• Asian sailors freed by Somali pirates arrive in Kenya for flights home October 23, 2016
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - 26 Asian sailors freed after more than four years of captivity in a small fishing village in Somalia arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Sunday, ahead of flights home, a maritime expert said. The crew from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan were seized when the Omani-flagged FV Naham […]
  • Rockwell Collins buys B/E Aerospace for $62 per share October 23, 2016
    (Reuters) - Aircraft component maker Rockwell Collins Inc has struck a deal to buy aircraft interior maker B/E Aerospace Inc for $62 per share in cash and stock, the companies said.
  • Battle for Mosul can shape or break Iraq further October 23, 2016
    By Samia Nakhoul, Michael Georgy and Stephen Kalin ERBIL (Reuters) - It has taken two years of training a demoralized army, backed up by the air cover and special forces of the world’s greatest powers, for Iraq to mount an offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State. If local fighters in Mosul can be persuaded […]
  • Somali extremists retake town in central Somalia October 23, 2016
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out Sunday, according to residents.
  • UMaine professor dies conducting research in Antarctica October 23, 2016
    ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine professor has died while conducting research in Antarctica.