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Seoul declares national disaster as winds fan giant forest fire

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April 05, 2019 06:50 pm

A giant forest fire swept across swathes of South Korea Friday, as authorities declared a rare national disaster, deploying 900 fire engines and tens of thousands of personnel t...


Judge orders psychiatric test for Christchurch shooting suspect

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April 05, 2019 06:43 pm

The man accused of shooting dead 50 Muslim worshippers in a Christchurch mosque sat impassively Friday as a New Zealand judge ordered him to undergo tests to determine if he is ...


New clues emerge of accused New Zealand gunman Tarrant's ties to far right groups

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April 04, 2019 11:27 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) - From its clubhouses in Melbourne and Sydney, the Lads Society promotes drug-free living and exercise, as well as “white resistance” and Islamophob...


Facebook cannot guarantee interference-free EU elections: Zuckerberg

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April 03, 2019 10:26 am

Facebook Inc is much better than it was in 2016 at tackling election interference but cannot guarantee the site will not be used to undermine European Parliament elections in Ma...


Malaysian ex-PM Najib due to go on trial over 1MDB-linked graft

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April 03, 2019 10:23 am

Ten years to the day after he was sworn in, disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to go on trial on Wednesday suspected of corruption linked to a mul...


Facebook removes many accounts in India, Pakistan for "inauthentic" behaviour

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April 01, 2019 06:15 pm

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Facebook has removed 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan because of “inauthentic behaviour” and spamming, it said on Mon...


J&J baby shampoo samples fail Indian quality test; company rejects findings

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April 01, 2019 06:04 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo samples failed quality tests conducted by the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, according to a public noti...


Pope begins Morocco visit to boost dialogue, meet migrants

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March 30, 2019 08:25 pm

Pope Francis arrived in Morocco on Saturday for a visit which will see him meet Muslim leaders and migrants ahead of a mass with the country's minority Catholic community. ...


Bangladesh high-rise hit by deadly blaze lacked proper fire exits, official says

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March 30, 2019 08:20 pm

A high-rise commercial building in the Bangladeshi capital where a blaze this week killed at least 25 people lacked proper fire exits, government officials said, prompting a sen...


Fire at high-rise in Bangladesh kills at least five, 60 injured, many trapped

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March 28, 2019 06:17 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) - A fire broke out at a 22-storey building in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka on Thursday, killing at least five people, injuring 60 and trapping and many, offici...


Modi promises 'new India' as he launches election campaign

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March 28, 2019 03:53 pm

MEERUT, India (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched his party’s general election campaign on Thursday with a rally in India’s most populous st...


India shoots down satellite in space; Modi hails major breakthrough

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March 27, 2019 01:56 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India had shot down a satellite in space on Wednesday with an anti-satellite missile, hailing the test as a major breakthrough in its space pro...


Huawei presents flagship smartphone in Paris during Chinese leader's visit

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March 26, 2019 07:37 pm

PARIS (Reuters) - Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, presented its new flagship phone in Paris on Tuesday with the hope of making further gains in Europe,...


NASA scraps all-women space walk for lack of well-fitting suits

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March 26, 2019 05:29 pm

The US space agency NASA scrapped Monday a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts, citing a lack of available spacesuits that would fit them at the International Spa...


Mali leader sacks generals, disbands vigilantes after massacre

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March 26, 2019 05:21 pm

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita sacked and replaced two generals and disbanded an anti-jihadi vigilante group on Sunday, a day after gunmen massacred 134 Fulani he...


Norwegian to lease planes, postpone sales after grounding of Boeing MAX

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March 25, 2019 06:06 pm

  OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Air will lease planes and postpone the sale of older models in its fleet following the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the airlin...


Ten children killed by U.S. air strike in Afghanistan: U.N.

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March 25, 2019 06:02 pm

KABUL (Reuters) - Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said on M...


Lebanon PM Hariri has heart procedure in Paris

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March 25, 2019 06:00 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has undergone a “precautionary” heart procedure in Paris, his office said on Monday. “Hariri ...


Boeing invites pilots, regulators to briefing as it looks to return 737 MAX to service

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March 25, 2019 01:50 pm

Boeing Co said it invited more than 200 global airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators for an information session on Wednesday as it looks to return the 737 MAX to comm...


Explosions kill 2 at Afghan celebration, wound governor

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March 23, 2019 02:33 pm

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Two explosions went off at a public celebration in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, killing two people and wounding the ...


Big explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu: Reuters witness

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March 23, 2019 02:26 pm

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A big explosion was heard in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, with a plume of smoke seen above the scene of blast, a Reuters wit...


New Zealand minister lands in Turkey, wants 'substantial' talks over Christchurch

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March 22, 2019 01:18 pm

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - New Zealand’s foreign minister arrived in Turkey early Friday for what he called “substantial” talks after comments made by Turkish Presid...


Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 47

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March 22, 2019 01:07 pm

The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China surged to 47 on Friday, making it one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years. ...


New Zealand bans types of semi-automatic weapons used in mosque mass shooting

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March 21, 2019 10:56 am

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s worst mass shooting, Pri...


More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

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March 19, 2019 05:03 pm

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Z...


Uganda investigates UN food aid after three die, police say

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March 19, 2019 04:57 pm

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Program after three people died and 262 others got sick, police said. People suffered diarrhea, nose bleeds ...


Death of man in custody in Indian Kashmir sparks protests

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March 19, 2019 04:52 pm

Protests flared in parts of Indian Kashmir on Tuesday after police said a man being questioned in connection with a security investigation had died in custody, the latest distur...


New gun laws to make New Zealand safer after mosque shootings, says PM Ardern

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March 18, 2019 03:57 pm

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shoot...


OPEC to scrap April meeting but keep oil cuts in place

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March 18, 2019 03:50 pm

BAKU (Reuters) - OPEC is set to scrap its planned meeting in April and decide instead whether to extend oil output cuts in June, when the market will be able to assess the full ...


Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua province

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March 18, 2019 11:12 am

Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more tha...




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The High Commission of India in Colombo has initiated a scholarship programme for  Sri Lankan nationals und...



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