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  • SIT to probe burglary attempt in Budgam Gurdwara
  • M M Hasan given charge of Kerala PCC president
  • Five held for clandestinely ferrying 2 Sri Lankan nationals
  • BJP to hold its national executive in Bhubaneswar on April 15,16- Pradhan
  • YSRCP expresses concern in Assembly over migration of farm labourers
  • Evacuation of Syrian Homs rebels delayed - governor
  • China to lift suspension on Brazilian meat imports - minister
  • Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush
  • Britain's anti-EU UKIP party loses its only lawmaker
  • Atal-Amrit scheme launched in Assam
  • Two killed, 3 injured as car rams into lorry
  • KSCA launches Accident Insurance Scheme for young cricketers
  • Two drug peddlers arrested, 2kg of heroin seized
  • Rajnath warns Pak against ceasefire breach
  • PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast tomorrow
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Evacuation of Syrian Homs rebels delayed - governor

25 Mar 2017 | 7:00 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 25 (Reuters) The second phase of an evacuation of Syrian rebels in Homs as part of a deal to surrender the city's last insurgent pocket of al-Waer to the government has been delayed until Monday, a senior official and a war monitor said today.

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China to lift suspension on Brazilian meat imports - minister

25 Mar 2017 | 6:59 PM

BRASILIA, Mar 25 (Reuters) Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi told Reuters today that China will lift its suspension on imports of Brazilian meat following clarification of inspection irregularities.

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Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

25 Mar 2017 | 6:54 PM

KINSHASA, Mar 25 (Reuters) Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials said today, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurrection in the region began last August.

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Britain's anti-EU UKIP party loses its only lawmaker

25 Mar 2017 | 6:54 PM

* Carswell leaving party to become independent MP * Departure follows long-standing feud with leader Farage * Announcement made just days before formal Brexit talks LONDON, Mar 25 (Reuters) Britain's UKIP party, widely credited as having been a major factor behind the country's decision to leave the European Union, lost its only lawmaker today when Douglas Carswell announced he was leaving the party.

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Ivan Abadzhiev, the "Pope of Weightlifting," dies at 85

25 Mar 2017 | 6:02 PM

SOFIA, Mar 25 (Reuters) Former Bulgarian weightlifting coach Ivan Abadzhiev, one of the sport's most successful and prominent figures, has died aged 85, officials said today.

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EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary

25 Mar 2017 | 6:01 PM

* Summit marks 60th birthday of founding Rome Treaty * Heavy security due to protests, militant risks * Formal declaration rallies post-Brexit unity * Britain will confirm withdrawal on Wednesday By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski ROME, Mar 25 (Reuters) Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned today as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity.

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Legendary Soviet test pilot Mikoyan dies at 94

25 Mar 2017 | 5:57 PM

Moscow, Mar 25 (UNI) Legendary Soviet test pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union Stepan Mikoyan died today at the age of 94, the MiG Aircraft Corporation press office reported.

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Syrian rebels resume evacuation of Homs - governor

25 Mar 2017 | 5:29 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 25 (Reuters) Syrian rebels in Homs resumed their evacuation as part of a deal to surrender the city's last insurgent pocket of al-Waer to the government, a senior official and a war monitor said today.

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Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

25 Mar 2017 | 5:28 PM

* UN says stunned by civilian deaths in explosion * Fleeing residents speak of demolished buildings, deaths * As many as 600,000 civilians remain in area By Patrick Markey MOSUL, Iraq, Mar 25 (Reuters) Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants today because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said.

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EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary

25 Mar 2017 | 5:27 PM

* Summit marks 60th birthday of founding Rome Treaty * Heavy security due to protests, militant risks * Formal declaration rallies post-Brexit unity * Britain will confirm withdrawal on Wednesday By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski ROME, Mar 25 (Reuters) Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned today as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity.

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Egyptian court suspends jail sentence against journalists

25 Mar 2017 | 5:18 PM

CAIRO, Mar 25 (Reuters) An Egyptian appeals court suspended a jail sentence today against the former head of the journalists' union for harbouring colleagues wanted by authorities and for spreading false news, judicial sources and a lawyer said.

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UN stunned by multiple civilian casualties in western Mosul

25 Mar 2017 | 4:25 PM

BAGHDAD, Mar 25 (Reuters) The United Nations expressed profound concern today over reports of an incident in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul that caused a high number of civilian casualties.

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Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

25 Mar 2017 | 4:08 PM

* Fleeing residents speak of demolished buildings, deaths * As many as 600,000 civilians remain in area * US-backed offensive now in its sixth month By Patrick Markey MOSUL, Iraq, Mar 25 (Reuters) Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants today because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said.

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11 killed in two gold mine accidents in central China - Xinhua

25 Mar 2017 | 4:05 PM

BEIJING, Mar 25 (Reuters) Accidents at two neighbouring gold mines in central China's Henan province killed 11 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities.

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Egypt says resumes Brazilian meat imports

25 Mar 2017 | 4:04 PM

CAIRO, Mar 25 (Reuters) Egypt has resumed imports of Brazilian meat, the agriculture ministry said today, two days after it said it was suspending them until the meat was confirmed safe for consumption.

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Two suspects under formal investigation over Paris airport attack

25 Mar 2017 | 4:03 PM

PARIS, Mar 25 (Reuters) Two men were jailed and put under formal investigation overnight on suspicion of helping a man who attacked an army patrol at a Paris airport a week ago, a judicial source said today.

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Major nations responsible for keeping world peace - China vice premier

25 Mar 2017 | 3:59 PM

BOAO, China, Mar 25 (Reuters) The world's major nations are responsible for maintaining global peace, and all countries should remain committed to a road of stable and peaceful development, China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said today.

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Niger frees 15 accused of complicity in coup attempt

25 Mar 2017 | 3:58 PM

NIAMEY, Mar 25 (Reuters) A court in Niger has freed fifteen civilians accused of complicity in an attempted putsch against President Mahamadou Issoufou, their lawyer said today.

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China captures more than 2,500 fugitives who fled overseas - Xinhua

25 Mar 2017 | 3:57 PM

BEIJING, Mar 25 (Reuters) China has captured 2,566 fugitives who had fled to more than 90 countries and regions and recovered 8.

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Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour

25 Mar 2017 | 3:56 PM

By Peter Gosnell Undated, Mar 25 (Reuters) The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.

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ECB's Villeroy warns against Le Pen's euro exit plans

25 Mar 2017 | 3:42 PM

PARIS, Mar 25 (Reuters) Ditching the euro to return to the franc would harm the purchasing power of the French and increase government borrowing costs, European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said in an interview today.

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EU leaders seek unity in Rome, despite Brexit and protests

25 Mar 2017 | 3:42 PM

* Summit marks 60th birthday of founding Rome Treaty * Heavy security due to protests, militant risks * Formal declaration to rally post-Brexit unity * Britain will confirm withdrawal on Wednesday By Jan Strupczewski and Isla Binnie ROME, Mar 25 (Reuters) Leaders of the European Union met in Rome today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty and demonstrate that the EU can survive the impending departure of major power Britain.

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Taiwan party blames China for "anxiety and panic" over missing man

25 Mar 2017 | 3:13 PM

TAIPEI, Mar 25 (Reuters) China's failure to respond on the matter of a Taiwan man missing on the mainland is causing his family "anxiety and panic", Taiwan's ruling party said today, as it called on authorities to protect the rights of Taiwan people.

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Syrian army pushing back insurgent offensive, military source says

25 Mar 2017 | 3:09 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 25 (Reuters) Syria's army and its allies retook a village near Hama today, a Syrian military source said, as the government tries to turn back a major insurgent offensive, but bitter fighting continued, a war monitor said.

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Platform collapse at power plant in China kills 9

Platform collapse at power plant in China kills 9

25 Mar 2017 | 3:01 PM

BEIJING, Mar 25 (Reuters) An operation platform collapsed at a power plant in China on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring two, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison

Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison

25 Mar 2017 | 2:46 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 25 (Reuters) At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Saturday.

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EU leaders seek unity in Rome, despite Brexit and protests

25 Mar 2017 | 2:44 PM

* Summit marks 60th birthday of founding Rome Treaty * Heavy security due to protests, militant risks * Formal declaration to rally post-Brexit unity * Britain will confirm withdrawal on Wednesday By Jan Strupczewski and Crispian Balmer ROME, Mar 25 (Reuters) Leaders of the European Union met in Rome today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty and demonstrate that the EU can survive the impending departure of major power Britain.

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China's C919 passenger jet moves closer to maiden flight - Xinhua

25 Mar 2017 | 2:33 PM

BEIJING, Mar 25 (Reuters) China's C919 passenger jet, the symbol of its lofty aviation ambitions, has passed a major technical assessment, and has moved closer to its first flight, the official Xinhua news agency reported today.

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Greece gets three bids for Thessaloniki Port

25 Mar 2017 | 2:32 PM

ATHENS, Mar 25 (Reuters) Greece has received three binding bids for a majority stake in its second-largest port in Thessaloniki, the country's privatisations agency said on Saturday.

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Philippines' communist rebels vow to revive ceasefire no later than March 31

25 Mar 2017 | 2:22 PM

MANILA, Mar 25 (Reuters) The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said today that its armed units will declare a unilateral ceasefire no later than March 31, ahead of the resumption of peace talks with the government of President Rodrigo Duterte next month.

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