Militants kidnap six Pakistanis working for Polish oil firm

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November 28, 2016 11:37 am

(REUTERS) Six Pakistanis working for a Polish oil and gas surveying company have been kidnapped in northwestern Pakistan, military sources told Reuters, years after a Polish eng...

Obama says history will judge Castro's impact on world

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November 28, 2016 11:31 am

(REUTERS) U.S. President Barack Obama in a statement on Saturday offered his condolences to Fidel Castro's family and added that history would judge Castro's impact on C...

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

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November 26, 2016 12:17 pm

(REUTERS) Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, d...

Dalai Lama says will visit Trump

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November 23, 2016 12:49 pm

(REUTERS) Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that he would visit U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a meeting that would infuriate Beijing which vi...

Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan won't attend Nobel prize ceremony

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November 17, 2016 03:12 pm

(REUTERS) American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last month, has decided not to attend the award ceremony in Stockholm, the Swedish ...

Cash crunch in India causes huge queues at banks, ATMs

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November 15, 2016 03:15 pm

Following the Indian government's decision to scrap the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, there has been a huge rush outside banks  and also at  ATMs across the country. ...

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes near Christchurch, New Zealand: USGS

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November 14, 2016 07:53 am

(REUTERS) A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Zealand's South Island on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, hours after a more powerful quake kil...

Lady Gaga protests outside Trump Tower holding a pro-Clinton sign

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November 10, 2016 03:21 pm

As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton privately conceded defeat to President-Elect Donald Trump, one of her biggest celebrity supporters took to the streets in pr...

Thousands of anti-Trump protests take to streets of U.S. cities

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November 10, 2016 12:24 pm

Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump's surprise presidential election win, blasting his controver...

In final push, Trump's aggressive campaign swing creeps past midnight

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November 07, 2016 03:46 pm

Leesburg, Virginia (CNN) Donald Trump's campaign swing to rally supporters in five states on Sunday pushed into the wee hours of Monday, as the Republican nominee closed out...

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