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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...


Trump pulling U.S. out of U.N. arms treaty, heeding NRA

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April 27, 2019 10:53 am

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told the National Rifle Association on Friday he was pulling the United States out of an international arms treaty signed in 2013...


World Bank's new president skips China's Belt and Road for Africa trip

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April 26, 2019 05:52 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 world leaders and scores of finance officials, including International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, are gathered in Beijin...


North Korea's Kim says US acting in 'bad faith

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April 26, 2019 05:25 pm

Kim Jong Un has accused the US of acting in "bad faith" in talks on its nuclear arsenal, North Korean state media said Friday as he left Russia following his first sum...


At least 1,300 migrants escape from Mexican detention center

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April 26, 2019 05:21 pm

At least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants escaped Thursday from a detention center in southern Mexico after threatening to set fire to the facility to protest against overcrowding. ...


Cyclone kills one, leaves trail of destruction across Mozambique

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April 26, 2019 05:09 pm

JOHANNESBURG/LUANDA (Reuters) - Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocki...


North Korea's Kim arrives for summit with Russia's Putin

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April 24, 2019 07:48 pm

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from Pre...


U.N. rights boss condemns Saudi Arabia beheading 37 men

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April 24, 2019 06:23 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday strongly condemned the executions of 37 Saudi men beheaded in six cities across the kingdom a...


India's stricken Jet Airways suspends all operations

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April 20, 2019 09:20 am

India's debt-stricken Jet Airways halted all of its operations Wednesday after failing to secure emergency funding from lenders, leaving it teetering on the edge of bankrupt...


Russia report tells how angry Trump wanted Mueller fired

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April 19, 2019 10:37 am

Fearing that his presidency was doomed, an angry Donald Trump pushed for Robert Mueller to be fired before he could deepen his probe into Russian election meddling, the special ...


Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users

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April 18, 2019 11:49 am

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the lat...






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