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Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion money trap

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By Taiga Uranaka and Antoni Slodkowski ISHINOMAKI Japan (Reuters) - Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. A gray mould clings to some walls of the prefab structure, where Abe has lived with her husband since shortly after a 9-metre (30 feet) wall of water obliterated large swathes of the city of Ishinomaki on the afternoon of March 11, 2011. Japanese government funds budgeted for reconstruction and transferred to local governments are stuck in banks across the tsunami-ravaged northeast, a Reuters review of budget and bank deposit data and interviews with bank officials reveals. Ishinomaki, where more than 3,700 people died in the tsunami – the most casualties of any city in the disaster – has been deeply affected by the funding paralysis.

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Islamic State claims to have seized gas field from Syrian army

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters in Syria claimed on Thursday to have taken control of a gas field in the central province of Homs after battles with government forces. A series of photos posted on social media by Islamic State purported to show the Sha'ar gas field, the bodies of Syrian soldiers and seized weaponry, according to the SITE jihadist website monitoring service. The report said Islamic State seized five tanks, two infantry combat vehicles, machineguns and ammunition. Reuters could not independently confirm the events. ...

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Exclusive: Canada spy agency must improve information sharing - watchdog

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By Mike De Souza OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's spy agency must have national standards to improve how its regional surveillance teams share information, the chairwoman of the agency's civilian watchdog said in the wake of the killings of two Canadian soldiers last week. The comments by Deborah Grey, chairwoman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), come after a report from her committee last week said the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's (CSIS) regional teams "operate in total isolation from one another and communicate only sporadically with their HQ counterparts." "We need to make sure that each region knows exactly what the other regions are doing, under the umbrella of the headquarters, of course," Grey told Reuters on Thursday. "You need national standards right across the country because (criminals) are pretty mobile." The performance of Canadian police and security services is under scrutiny after a gunman last week killed a soldier in Ottawa, then stormed the country's Parliament building.

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Editor's note: Reuters is reporting a mass grave has been found of Iraqis opposed to Islamic State, citing unnamed security officials. Waiting for more details including location of the suspected killings. - Sean

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Editor's note: Reuters is reporting a mass grave has been found of Iraqis opposed to Islamic State, citing unnamed security officials. Waiting for more details including location of the suspected killings. - Sean

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Security forces fire on protesters near Burkina presidential palace: sources

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Security forces protecting the area near Burkina Faso's presidential palace fired live rounds and tear gas as crowds approached, diplomatic and security sources told Reuters on Thursday. Crowds marched towards the presidential palace in the Ouaga 2000 neighborhood of Ouagadougou after earlier storming the parliament building and state television, the sources said. Security forces protecting the house of President Blaise Compaore's brother opened fire as demonstrators tried to attack the building, leaving three bodies lying motionless on the ground, a witness said. ...

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Burkina protesters burn parliament, ransack state TV

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By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament and ransacked state television on Thursday, forcing it off the air ahead of a planned vote on a motion to allow the veteran president to extend his 27-year rule. Black smoke swirled in the air around parliament after demonstrators lit fires inside the building before looting computers and televisions screens and wheeling away police motobikes, a Reuters reporter said. ...

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Burkina Faso state TV goes off air after building stormed: witness

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso state television went off air on Thursday after protesters stormed the building and ransacked it, a Reuters witness said. A handful of soldiers who were guarding the building shot in the air to try to disperse them but the crowds continued advancing and the soldiers fled, the witness said. (Reporting by Joe Penney; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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Burkina Faso state TV goes off air after building stormed: witness

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso state television went off air on Thursday after protesters stormed the building and ransacked it, a Reuters witness said. A handful of soldiers who were guarding the building shot in the air to try to disperse them but the crowds continued advancing and the soldiers fled, the witness said. (Reporting by Joe Penney; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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