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  • Stalker chops off girl's hand for fending off his advances
  • Nepali PM's India visit gets deserved importance in dailies
  • KUWJ elects office bearers
  • Australia defends intelligence chief after Duterte photo
  • Sensex up by 105 pts
  • Rupee up by 7 paise against USD
  • Major currencies down
  • Big B to host KBC 9 on Sony from Aug 28
  • Big B to host KBC 9 on Sony from Aug 28
  • SI killed in Chitrakoot encounter
  • Biren Singh says Manipur will rehabilitate surrendered militants
  • Right to privacy is Fundamental Right: SC
  • Cambodia accuses US of political interference, calls US democracy "bloody and brutal"
  • Tension erupts after rubber like substances detected in milk
  • 5000 tribal villagers of Tripura suffered from connectivity in Dhalai
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Nepali PM's India visit gets deserved importance in dailies

24 Aug 2017 | 12:08 PM

Kathmandu, Aug 24 (UNI) Op-ed pages of broadsheet dailies here today gave deserved importance to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to New Delhi.

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Australia defends intelligence chief after Duterte photo

24 Aug 2017 | 11:53 AM

SYDNEY, Aug 24 (Reuters) Australia on Thursday defended its most senior intelligence chief after he was pictured posing with a clenched fist alongside Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, an image rights groups said undermines criticism of Duterte's war on drugs.

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Cambodia accuses US of political interference, calls US democracy "bloody and brutal"

24 Aug 2017 | 11:33 AM

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Aug 24 (Reuters) Cambodia hit back on Thursday at US criticism over its decision to expel a US-funded pro-democracy group, accusing Washington of political interference and describing American democracy as "bloody and brutal".

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US Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor

24 Aug 2017 | 11:14 AM

SINGAPORE, Aug 24 (Reuters) The US Navy said on Thursday remains found by the Malaysian navy were not those of a sailor from the damaged warship USS John S McCain.

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Nine killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau

Nine killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau

24 Aug 2017 | 10:51 AM

HONG KONG, Aug 24 (Reuters) At least nine people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barrelled into the southern Chinese territory of Macau, with rescuers on Thursday searching submerged cars for trapped people.

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Vietnam calls for Southeast Asian unity amid South China Sea tension

Vietnam calls for Southeast Asian unity amid South China Sea tension

24 Aug 2017 | 10:04 AM

HANOI, Aug 24 (Reuters) Vietnam's most powerful leader has called for greater unity among Southeast Asian states at a time the country has appeared increasingly isolated in challenging China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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China tells US that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected

China tells US that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected

24 Aug 2017 | 9:32 AM

BEIJING, Aug 24 (Reuters) The United States must value Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call, according to Chinese state media.

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Trump, McConnell 'united on many shared priorities' -White House

Trump, McConnell 'united on many shared priorities' -White House

24 Aug 2017 | 9:16 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell remain united on many priorities and will hold previously scheduled meetings after the August recess to discuss the issues with members of the congressional leadership and the Cabinet, the White House said on Wednesday.

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Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty

Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies: Amnesty

24 Aug 2017 | 9:07 AM

BEIRUT, Aug 24 (Reuters) Amnesty International said on Thursday a US.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria's Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages.

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Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

24 Aug 2017 | 8:58 AM

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) The London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday that 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers were tackling a huge blaze in a discount store in the east of the city.

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China c.bank to skip open market operations on Thursday - statement

24 Aug 2017 | 7:40 AM

SHANGHAI, Aug 24 (Reuters) China's central bank said it will skip open market operations on Thursday, as liquidity in the banking system was "appropriate".

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EU worker exodus threatens UK food industry, some leaving already - survey

24 Aug 2017 | 5:03 AM

By Andy Bruce LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Nearly half of businesses operating in Britain's food supply chain say European Union workers are thinking about leaving because of uncertainty around Brexit, an industry survey showed on Thursday.

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Australia shares set to edge higher, NZ down

24 Aug 2017 | 4:43 AM

Undated, Aug 24 (Reuters) Australian shares are likely to edge higher at open on Thursday, supported by gains in material stocks backed by strong prices, while political uncertainties in the United States are expected to weigh on sentiment.

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Rotterdam incident not connected to attacks in Catalonia last week - source

24 Aug 2017 | 4:11 AM

MADRID, Aug 24 (Reuters) A van with Spanish licence plates and containing gas bottles which was found near a concert hall in Rotterdam on Wednesday is not connected to the attacks in Catalonia last week, a judicial source told Reuters.

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Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

24 Aug 2017 | 4:08 AM

KHARTOUM, Aug 24 (Reuters) Russia's ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in the swimming pool at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, the Sudanese police said.

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Rotterdam mayor says bus with gas bottles found outside cancelled concert

24 Aug 2017 | 4:06 AM

AMSTERDAM, Aug 24 (Reuters) A bus with Spanish licence plates and containing gas bottles was found near a concert hall where earlier on Wednesday a rock concert was cancelled due to a threat, Rotterdam's mayor said.

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Detained driver of vehicle in Rotterdam incident is Spanish-El Pais

24 Aug 2017 | 4:04 AM

MADRID, Aug 24 (Reuters) The detained driver of a bus containing gas bottles found near a concert hall in Rotterdam on Wednesday is Spanish, El Pais newspaper reported.

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Republicans working with Trump on 'shared goals' -McConnell

24 Aug 2017 | 4:02 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) U.

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Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill at least 35 in Yemen

24 Aug 2017 | 3:09 AM

DUBAI, Aug 23 (Reuters) At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said, and a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said it conducted the strike against its Houthi adversary.

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Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

24 Aug 2017 | 2:15 AM

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) The London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers were tackling a huge blaze in a department store in the east of the city.

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Iraqi forces make gains in Islamic State stronghold of Tal Afar

24 Aug 2017 | 12:20 AM

BAGHDAD, Aug 23 (Reuters) Iraqi forces made fresh gains on Wednesday in an offensive to dislodge Islamic State from the city of Tal Afar, a militant stronghold in the northwest of the country, the military said.

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Venezuela ex-prosecutor says she has evidence of Maduro corruption

24 Aug 2017 | 12:15 AM

By Ricardo Brito and Corina Pons BRASILIA/CARACAS, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Dismissed Venezuelan prosecutor Luisa Ortega said on Wednesday she had evidence that President Nicolas Maduro was involved in corruption with construction company Odebrecht.

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Northern Mali state governor returns as part of ceasefire

23 Aug 2017 | 11:54 PM

BAMAKO, Aug 23 (Reuters) Rival armed groups in northern Mali have agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal as part of a preliminary ceasefire deal agreed after weeks of fighting.

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Boat sinks carrying 70 passengers in Brazil, at least 7 dead

23 Aug 2017 | 10:18 PM

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Aug 23 (Reuters) A passenger boat carrying about 70 people sank in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, with at least seven people confirmed dead, authorities said on Wednesday.

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McDonald's to start cutting global antibiotic use in chickens

23 Aug 2017 | 10:01 PM

LOS ANGELES, Aug 23 (Reuters) McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of important human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs.

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Pope due to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh, before Christmas - source

Pope due to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh, before Christmas - source

23 Aug 2017 | 9:44 PM

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Aug 23 (Reuters) Pope Francis will almost certainly visit Myanmar and Bangladesh, two countries caught up in a crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority, before the end of the year, a senior Vatican source said on Wednesday.

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Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch

23 Aug 2017 | 8:33 PM

* Predecessor Note 7 recalled after battery fires * Unveiling five months after brisk-selling S8 * Firm's biggest screen at 6.

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Trump wall threat would put US on path toward government shutdown -Schumer

23 Aug 2017 | 8:08 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will like.

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France's Macron calls labour rules a betrayal of EU principles

23 Aug 2017 | 7:54 PM

SALZBURG, Austria, Aug 23 (Reuters) French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday described European Union labour rules over 'posted workers' as a betrayal of the bloc's fundamental principles as he embarked on a three-day trip to central and eastern Europe.

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Germany draws up rules of the road for driverless cars

23 Aug 2017 | 7:30 PM

BERLIN, Aug 23 (Reuters) Protecting people rather than property or animals will be the priority under pioneering new German legal guidelines for the operation of driverless cars, the transport ministry said on Wednesday.

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