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Canada spy agency given more powers to disrupt terror attacks: media
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency will get new powers aimed at disrupting potential terror attacks under security legislation to be unveiled on Friday, Canadian media said on Thursday.

Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is facing increasing difficulty acquiring intelligence needed to run its stealth drone program in Yemen, undermining a campaign against the most lethal branch of al Qaeda after Houthi rebels seized control of parts of the country's security apparatus, U.S. officials say.



Babies found alive in rubble after truck blast rips through Mexico hospital
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A gas truck explosion ripped through a maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and two children and injuring dozens, authorities said, with several babies found alive in the rubble.



U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and coalition partners launched six air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and 12 more in Iraq as they kept up pressure on the insurgent group, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

China to curb phone, computer purchases in restive Xinjiang
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Anyone buying a mobile phone or a computer in the restive far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang will have to register their personal details with police, state media reported, in the latest sign of tightening government restrictions.



Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist
AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan.