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British PM May says officials seeking details of 'appalling' Manchester blast

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May 23, 2017 10:59 am

(REUTERS) LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that authorities were working to establish the details of a blast which killed 19 and injured dozens in ...


Outcry at Philippine ban on religious ‘distractions’

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May 22, 2017 02:52 pm

(AFP) Philippine authorities have banned hanging rosaries and religious icons off car dashboards because of safety concerns, prompting an outcry from the Catholic Church which i...


Bomb at hospital in Thailand wounds 24 - police

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May 22, 2017 02:43 pm

(REUTERS) A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital, Bangkok, wounded 24 people on Monday, the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup. There was no claim of resp...


North Korea says missile meets all specifications, ready for mass-production

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May 22, 2017 02:30 pm

(RUTERS) North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, indic...


Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process

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May 22, 2017 02:08 pm

(REUTERS) After an exhausting two days in Saudi Arabia, U.S. President Donald Trump travels to Israel on Monday, attempting to revive the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace proce...


Quake deep under sea in Philippines unlikely to cause damage - agency

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May 20, 2017 08:11 pm

(REUTERS) A magnitude 5.6.earthquake struck near the centre of the Philippine archipelago on Saturday, but the Philvolcs seismology agency said the tremor was too deep to raise ...


Dutch King Willem-Alexander Reveals He Was KLM Pilot for 21 Years

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May 18, 2017 03:13 pm

Some Dutch passengers on KLM flights might have recognized the co-pilot's voice when he introduced himself on the airline's services, CNBC reported. It was not j...


Turkey to extradite top Australian IS recruiter 'within months': PM

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May 12, 2017 03:43 pm

(REUTERS) Turkey has agreed to a request from the Australian government to extradite a citizen it believes to be a top recruiter for the Islamic State militant group, Prime Mini...


Explosion occurs in Rome, no injuries reported - media

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May 12, 2017 02:57 pm

ROME (Reuters) An explosion occurred near a post office in central Rome on Friday, Italian media reported, adding that no one appeared to have been injured in the blast, wh...


Eight killed when magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits China's northwest

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May 11, 2017 04:44 pm

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Eight people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck in China's northwest Xinjiang region on Thursday, the official Xinhua ne...


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