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Nine Islamic State militants killed in southwest Pakistan raid

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May 17, 2019 03:47 pm

Pakistani security forces killed nine Islamic State militants during an hours-long raid near Quetta in the restive southwest of the country that has been hit by repeated jihadis...


'The world still has not done anything,' says slain Saudi journalist's fiancee

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May 17, 2019 03:38 pm

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has y...


India's Modi chooses woman facing terrorism charges as election candidate

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May 17, 2019 03:29 pm

For nearly a decade, Pragya Thakur was known mostly as the saffron-clad Hindu ascetic shuttling in and out of Indian courts, flanked by police, facing charges under an anti-terr...


Study urges mandatory measles jabs as cases surge

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May 17, 2019 03:16 pm

(AFP) Vaccination against measles should be mandatory for children before they start school in order to prevent future outbreaks of the resurgent disease, according to new analy...


Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

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May 17, 2019 03:03 pm

Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down...


Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

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May 17, 2019 02:52 pm

A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urge...


Airlines face scramble to restore 737 MAX flights once regulators approve fix

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May 17, 2019 02:49 pm

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Once global regulators clear Boeing Co’s 737 MAX to fly again after deadly crashes, airlines which have put their fleets into mechanical hibernation si...


Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

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May 15, 2019 01:57 pm

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad s...


WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

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May 15, 2019 01:52 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a pr...


Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

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May 15, 2019 12:22 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online viole...


Exclusive: Trump expected to sign order paving way for U.S. telecoms ban on Huawei

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May 15, 2019 10:46 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posin...


WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after report of spyware attack

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May 14, 2019 02:55 pm

  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Facebook’s WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users...


Sweden reopens Assange rape investigation, to seek extradition

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May 13, 2019 04:59 pm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden reopened an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday and will seek his extradition from Britain, pote...


Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso

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May 13, 2019 11:41 am

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said. ...


'I am the original': Modi lookalike hits campaign trail

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May 13, 2019 11:39 am

His white beard neatly trimmed and a sleeveless jacket thrown over his traditional Indian shirt, Abhinandan Pathak turns heads thanks to an uncanny resemblance to the country...


New Zealand begins inquiry into Christchurch's mosques massacre

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May 13, 2019 11:34 am

An inquiry into Christchurch’s mosques shooting massacre began hearing evidence on Monday, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepared to co-host a meeting in Fr...


Three Thais accused of insulting the King have disappeared: Rights groups

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May 10, 2019 12:38 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, mont...


Whistleblower says Facebook generating terror content

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May 10, 2019 11:26 am

Facebook is unwittingly auto-generating content for terror-linked groups that its artificial intelligence systems do not recognize as extremist, according to a complaint made pu...


In happy Bhutan, the PM is a doc on Saturdays

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May 09, 2019 11:41 am

(AFP) It's Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. ...


Beast from the east: Indian soldiers reckon they've found Yeti footprints

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May 09, 2019 11:27 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the ab...


Typo on Aussie $50 brings blushes for central bank

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May 09, 2019 11:24 am

Red-faced bank bosses in Australia admitted to an embarrassing error Thursday, revealing their state-of-the-art $50 note had a typo. The yellow and green note, which is ...


Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom-of-speech fears

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May 09, 2019 11:05 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it...


Blast near shrine in Pakistan, nine dead: police

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May 08, 2019 01:39 pm

A bomb targeting Pakistani police outside a Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore on Wednesday killed nine people, officials said. The blast, a day after the beginning of th...


Royal baby: Meghan gives birth to boy, Harry announces

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May 06, 2019 07:27 pm

The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex has announced. Prince Harry said they were both "absolutely thrilled" and thanked the public...


World Banks scales up support for Cyclone Idai hit nations to $700 million

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May 03, 2019 04:47 pm

MAPUTO (Reuters) - The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in March to $70...


Thailand's King Rama X - from pilot prince to powerful monarch

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May 03, 2019 01:06 pm

(Reuters) - Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will be officially crowned as the 10th king of the Chakri dynasty on May 4, after taking the throne...


Formal investiture ceremony starts for new Japanese Emperor Naruhito

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May 01, 2019 08:10 am

TOKYO (Reuters) - The formal investiture ceremony for new Japanese Emperor Naruhito began on Wednesday, marking the first time in over 200 years that an emperor has acceded to t...


Ford reaches agreement with workers at Brazilian plant it plans to shut down

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April 30, 2019 07:47 pm

  SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with the workers’ union at a historic Brazil plant it plans to shutter by th...


Iran designates as terrorists all U.S. troops in Middle East

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April 30, 2019 07:43 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill into law on Tuesday declaring all U.S. forces in the Middle East terrorists and calling the U.S. government a s...


Hoax caller in Bengaluru warns of possible terror attacks, arrested

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April 27, 2019 12:04 pm

On late Friday night, Karnataka Police picked up a retired Army personnel after he reportedly called the police control room claiming to have information about possible terror a...






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