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Greenpeace appeals to Thai PM to tackle air pollution 'crisis'

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February 22, 2018 12:36 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Environment group Greenpeace on Thursday called on Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to tackle an air pollution “crisis” in Bangkok, weeks af...


Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal

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February 22, 2018 12:30 pm

Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in My...


Trudeau 'assures' India Canada won't support Sikh separatists

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February 22, 2018 12:20 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to the holiest site of Sikhism in northern India on Wednesday where government leaders said he assured them...


Ivanka and North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

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February 22, 2018 12:17 pm

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emer...


Explosive device thrown at U.S. embassy building in Montenegro

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February 22, 2018 12:03 pm

PODGORICA (Reuters) - An unknown person threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before...


Bodies recovered from Iran plane crash site

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February 21, 2018 07:06 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The bodies of seven victims of Sunday’s air crash in Iran were brought down from the mountainous crash site on Wednesday, according to Mizan, the offici...


KFC falls fowl in Britain with chicken run

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February 21, 2018 02:52 pm

Hundreds of KFC outlets remained shut in Britain on Wednesday due to a supply crisis, leaving fans craving a fix of deep-fried chicken. The shortages, which are expected...


Australia bans sex between government ministers and staff

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February 15, 2018 03:51 pm

Australia's prime minister imposed a formal ban on sex between ministers and their staff on Thursday after his deputy made "a shocking error of judgement" by havin...


More than 10,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded last year, U.N. says

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February 15, 2018 03:25 pm

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in violence last year, the United Nations said on Thursday, with militant bombings the main cause whil...


UK tells charities: no more cash if you don't come clean on abuse

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February 15, 2018 08:51 am

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will stop funding overseas aid agencies if they fail to learn the lessons from Oxfam’s sex abuse scandal, and the government will discuss possib...


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Pacific Partnership exercise to return to Sri Lanka

The Asia-Pacific’s largest humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission is returning to Sri Lanka as the United States co...

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Foreign Ministry responds to UK High Commissioner resignation

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NIA to chargesheet former Pakistan diplomat who served at High Commission in Colombo

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