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  • Specific verbal language conjoins effective communication in parenting: CCAW
  • J&K Assembly: Oppn legislators create ruckus over compensation to NoKs of civilians killed in 2016 unrest
  • Kerry criticizes Trump for remarks on German refugee policy
  • Canada's Trudeau faces ethics probe over Bahamas trip -media
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Shakira urges Davos elite to nurture future leaders

17 Jan 2017 | 12:36 AM

By Martinne Geller DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Reuters) Music star Shakira urged world and business leaders at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum today to support efforts to feed, educate and care for underprivileged children.

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Kerry criticizes Trump for remarks on German refugee policy

17 Jan 2017 | 12:07 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) US Secretary of State John Kerry said today it was inappropriate for President-elect Donald Trump to weigh directly into the politics of another country by branding German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2015 decision on refugees "a catastrophic mistake.

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Canada's Trudeau faces ethics probe over Bahamas trip -media

17 Jan 2017 | 12:05 AM

OTTAWA, Jan 16 (Reuters) Canada's ethics watchdog is investigating Justin Trudeau for potential breaches related to his recent holiday on an island owned by the Aga Khan, the first time a prime minister has faced such scrutiny, media reported today.

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Saudi Arabia says optimistic on Trump, welcomes stance on Iran, Islamic State

16 Jan 2017 | 11:58 PM

PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said today he was optimistic about the incoming US administration especially the way it wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Islamic State.

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Rolls-Royce settles bribery probes in UK, US and Brazil

16 Jan 2017 | 11:23 PM

Undated, Jan 16 (Reuters) British engineering company Rolls-Royce Plc said on Monday that it reached settlements with authorities in Britain, the United States and Brazil relating to bribery and corruption involving intermediaries, which would result in a series of payments totalling 671 million pounds ($809 million).

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Early Northern Ireland election called after government collapse

16 Jan 2017 | 11:13 PM

BELFAST, Jan 16 (Reuters) Britain's Northern Ireland minister today called an early election in the province for March 2, a week after the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness led to the fall of its eight-month-old devolved government.

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Wife of Orlando nightclub gunman arrested -US attorney general

16 Jan 2017 | 11:03 PM

Undated, Jan 16 (Reuters) US authorities have arrested the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year, taking her into custody in connection with a massacre that intensified fears about "lone wolf" attacks against Americans, the US attorney general said today.

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VW charges in US breach German constitution says defendant's lawyer

16 Jan 2017 | 10:45 PM

By Andreas Cremer BERLIN, Jan 16 (Reuters) A lawyer for one of the Volkswagen executives charged last week by US prosecutors over the company's diesel emissions scandal said the way they handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law.

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Actress Jovovich premieres latest "Resident Evil" film in Taipei

16 Jan 2017 | 10:36 PM

TAIPEI, Jan 16 (Reuters) Film writer-director Paul W S Anderson and his actress wife Milla Jovovich premiered the latest instalment in the "Resident Evil" action horror series in Taipei today.

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth in West Bank clash

16 Jan 2017 | 10:23 PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 16 (Reuters) Israeli border police shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian youth during a clash with protesters in the occupied West Bank today, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

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At least 5 dead, 15 hurt in shooting at Mexico's BPM music festival

16 Jan 2017 | 10:01 PM

By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) At least five people, including four foreigners, were killed and 15 were wounded early today when a shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, state officials said.

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Cambodia suspends annual military drill with United States

16 Jan 2017 | 9:49 PM

PHNOM PENH, Jan 16 (Reuters) Cambodia has suspended joint military exercises with the United States this year that were due to have been held for the eighth year in a row, a defence ministry spokesman said today.

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Russian Econ Min says sees Jan inflation at up to 5.2 pct y/y

16 Jan 2017 | 9:27 PM

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) Russia's annual inflation will stay between 5 and 5.

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German minister says EU, NATO nations concerned by Trump's NATO remarks

16 Jan 2017 | 9:25 PM

BRUSSELS, Jan 16 (Reuters) Foreign ministers from NATO and European Union nations are concerned about comments on NATO that US President-elect Donald Trump made in a newspaper interview published today, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

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At least two dozen dead in ethnic clashes in southeastern Congo

16 Jan 2017 | 8:34 PM

KINSHASA, Jan 16 (Reuters) At least two dozen people, most of them women, have been killed over the past week in ethnic violence between Bantus and Pygmies in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.

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Iran sticks to deadline of nuclear deal with centrifuge move -IAEA

16 Jan 2017 | 8:11 PM

VIENNA, Jan 16 (Reuters) Iran has complied with a deadline set by its landmark nuclear deal with world powers by removing hundreds of centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, from a site buried deep inside a mountain, the UN atomic agency said today.

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Germany's Merkel working toward spring meeting with Trump - sources

16 Jan 2017 | 8:11 PM

BERLIN, Jan 16 (Reuters) Chancellor Angela Merkel is working to set a date this spring for a meeting with Donald Trump, who will be sworn in as US president on Friday, German government sources said today.

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At least 4 dead, 12 hurt in gun fight at Mexico music festival -organizers

At least 4 dead, 12 hurt in gun fight at Mexico music festival -organizers

16 Jan 2017 | 7:59 PM

MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) At least four people were killed and 12 were injured early today when a gunman opened fire outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort, during the BPM electronic music festival, organizers said in a statement.

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Iranian anti-aircraft forces fire shots at non-military drone

16 Jan 2017 | 7:30 PM

DUBAI, Jan 16 (Reuters) Iran's anti-aircraft forces fired shots at a drone in central Tehran today, the governor of Tehran Province was quoted as saying by Tansim news agency, but he said the unmanned aircraft was not military.

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Kenya's economy to grow at a slower pace this year - IMF Rep

16 Jan 2017 | 7:19 PM

NAIROBI, Jan 16 (Reuters) Kenya's economic growth rate will slow in 2017, from about 6 percent last year, due to sluggish credit growth and as investors take a wait-and-see attitude before a presidential election in August, a senior IMF official said on Monday.

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Germany's Schaeuble warns Trump over protectionism - WSJ

16 Jan 2017 | 7:16 PM

BERLIN, Jan 16 (Reuters) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has issued a warning to US President-elect Donald Trump over the dangers of protectionist trade policies, adding that what he called "fake news" coming out of Russia amounted to a propaganda war.

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Merkel, responding to Trump, says Europe's fate is in its own hands

16 Jan 2017 | 7:14 PM

BERLIN, Jan 16 (Reuters) Europe's destiny lies in its own hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today in response to comments from US President-elect Donald Trump, who said in a newspaper interview he believed other countries would leave the EU after Britain.

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Brazil sees new uprising at penitentiary where 26 killed over weekend

16 Jan 2017 | 6:58 PM

By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 16 (Reuters) A new uprising has broken out at a prison in northeastern Brazil where 26 inmates were killed by a rival gang faction over the weekend, authorities said today.

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Iraqi forces battle Islamic State near Tigris river in Mosul

16 Jan 2017 | 6:36 PM

* IS fight backs as Iraqi forces push into new districts * Iraqi forces have captured most of eastern Mosul * Military aims to take full control of east riverbank * Jihadists captured Iraq's second largest city in 2014 By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 16 (Reuters) Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul today as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government control.

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Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State

16 Jan 2017 | 6:10 PM

By Bushra Shakhshir ERBIL, Iraq, Jan 16 (Reuters) As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, an artist in nearby Erbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to recreate historic Assyrian monuments destroyed by the group.

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Russia ready to rebuild security ties with US under Trump - Putin ally

16 Jan 2017 | 6:03 PM

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) Russia is ready to resume cooperation with the United States on security issues such as the fight against terrorism and cyber crime, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin said, days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as president.

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Syrian rebels to attend Kazakhstan peace talks

16 Jan 2017 | 6:02 PM

By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) Syrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan in a bid to check Iranian influence over the war, rebel officials said today.

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UK PM May to appear in April edition of US Vogue

16 Jan 2017 | 6:02 PM

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May is to appear in the April edition of US fashion magazine Vogue, her office said.

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Philippines says protested against China arms buildup on S. China Sea isles

16 Jan 2017 | 6:01 PM

MANILA, Jan 16 (Reuters) The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest with China, its foreign minister said today, over Beijing's installation last year of anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems on its manmade islands in the disputed South China Sea.

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Dutch lawyer Peter Wakkie arrested in Spain on Monday - source

16 Jan 2017 | 5:39 PM

MADRID, Jan 16 (Reuters) Spanish police arrested one of the Netherlands' most prominent corporate lawyers, Peter Wakkie, today morning at Madrid's international airport, a source close to the Spanish investigation told Reuters.

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