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  • Battered French bonds fight back after Bayrou-Macron alliance
  • Merkel's Bavarian allies signal open to limiting pay for top managers
  • Sri Lankan National arrested for illegally entry into India
  • Sanjay Nirupam resigns as Mumbai Congress President
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  • JD (U) MLA Mewalal Choudhary suspended
  • Ajay Singh made MP Leader of Oppn
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  • BJP not pressurised Hydrocarbon project against people: Pon Radhakrishnan
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  • Seven footboard travellers fall from moving EMU train, three killed
  • Former Mayor of NMC lost
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World

S.Korean stocks end near 20-month high, won edges up

21 Feb 2017 | 12:57 PM

* For the midday report, please click SEOUL, Feb 21 (Reuters) South Korean shares finished at their highest in more than 19 months on Tuesday as investors turned more optimistic, hoping that an investigation into a political scandal that has engulfed the president and conglomerate Samsung Group is winding down.

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Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism

Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism

21 Feb 2017 | 12:26 PM

* Swat, part of Hindu Kush mountains, was once tourist hotspot

* Taliban militants imposed sharia law, banned skiing in Swat

* Improving security sparks surge in domestic tourism

* Western tourists staying away from Pakistan

By Drazen Jorgic

MALAM JABBA, Pakistan Feb 21 (Reuters) Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan's once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill, a new Chinese-built chairlift ferries tourists to the peak, and a luxury hotel is under construction to replace one torched by the Taliban.

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Philippines says ASEAN hopes for clear picture on Trump policies

21 Feb 2017 | 12:20 PM

BORACAY, Philippines, Feb 21 (Reuters) Southeast Asian countries hope that US President Donald Trump will unveil his policies within the next few months to provide a "more concrete and clearer picture", especially regarding China, the Philippine foreign minister said today.

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Nikkei boosted by weaker yen; paper sector outperforms

21 Feb 2017 | 12:07 PM

TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as the weaker yen helped overall sentiment, while the paper sector outperformed on a report that a major producer intends to raise printing paper prices.

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Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia

Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia

21 Feb 2017 | 11:42 AM

SYDNEY, Feb 21 (Reuters) Five people were killed today when a small plane crashed in to the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, police said.

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Outspoken general named Trump's top security adviser

Outspoken general named Trump's top security adviser

21 Feb 2017 | 11:40 AM

By Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla/WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.

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Region in China's restive Xinjiang to track vehicles as anti-terror measure

21 Feb 2017 | 11:10 AM

BEIJING, Feb 21 (Reuters) Chinese authorities have ordered all motor vehicles in Bayingol prefecture in far-western Xinjiang to be installed with mandatory satellite tracking devices, the latest tough anti-terror measure targeting the ethnically divided region.

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HSBC's Hong Kong shares down 3.5 pct after 2016 profit slump

21 Feb 2017 | 11:10 AM

HONG KONG, Feb 21 (Reuters) Shares in HSBC Holdings Plc were down 3.

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Shanghai shares at 11-week high on pension funds hopes; Hong Kong edges up

21 Feb 2017 | 10:43 AM

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BrainStorm seeks early approval for stem cell treatment in Canada

21 Feb 2017 | 10:40 AM

TEL AVIV, Feb 21 (Reuters) Israel's BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics is seeking early approval in Canada for its adult stem cell treatment for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neuro-degenerative disease, even before it completes late-stage clinical trials.

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Foreign investment is not leaving China - commerce minister

21 Feb 2017 | 10:02 AM

BEIJING, Feb 21 (Reuters) China's commerce minister on Tuesday sought to assuage concerns that foreign investment is leaving the country, saying claims to that effect were "biased.

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Australia to vet infrastructure investment for geopolitical risks

21 Feb 2017 | 9:43 AM

By Jamie Freed SYDNEY, Feb 21 (Reuters) Australia will weigh long-term geopolitical considerations when it vets proposals by foreigners to buy critical infrastructure assets such as power grids and ports, the government said on Tuesday.

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China cbank to make "dynamic changes" to banks' targeted RRR rates

21 Feb 2017 | 9:36 AM

BEIJING, Feb 21 (Reuters) China's central bank said on Tuesday that it will make dynamic changes to banks' targeted reserve requirement ratio (RRR) rates, effective from Feb.

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S.Korea end-Q4 household credit grows most in over a decade

21 Feb 2017 | 8:53 AM

SEOUL, Feb 21 (Reuters) South Korea's household credit grew at its fastest pace in over a decade in the fourth quarter of 2016 as borrowers continued to take advantage of record-low interest rates, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

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Offshore yuan overnight implied deposit rate rises to highest since Jan 6

21 Feb 2017 | 8:53 AM

HONG KONG, Feb 21 (Reuters) The overnight implied deposit rate for offshore yuan rose to more than 6 percent on Tuesday, its highest level since January 6.

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US conservatives cancel invitation for firebrand commentator

21 Feb 2017 | 7:39 AM

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) A leading US conservative conference rescinded its invitation to provocative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and a publisher canceled his book deal after old internet videos of him recirculated in which he discusses pedophilia.

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Russia's UN envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

21 Feb 2017 | 7:34 AM

* Churkin dies in New York a day before 65th birthday * Was robust defender of Russian policy in Syria * President Putin deeply upset by news - agencies By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW, Feb 21 (Reuters) Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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Colombia FARC rebels to start disarmament process

21 Feb 2017 | 7:06 AM

BOGOTA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels can begin surrendering their weapons to the United Nations now that almost 7,000 of them have reached designated demobilization zones around the country, President Juan Manuel Santos said.

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Outspoken general named Trump's top security adviser

21 Feb 2017 | 6:47 AM

By Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle WEST PALM BEACH, Fla/WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.

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Ecuador leftist leads presidential vote but may face runoff

21 Feb 2017 | 6:42 AM

By Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso.

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Light plane carrying five people crashes into Australian shopping mall

21 Feb 2017 | 6:34 AM

SYDNEY, Feb 21 (Reuters) A small plane carrying five people crashed into a shopping centre near an airport outside Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, today and officials said an unknown number of people may have been killed.

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Refugee claimants from US strain Canada's border resources

21 Feb 2017 | 6:31 AM

By Allison Lampert HEMMINGFORD, Quebec, Feb 21 (Reuters) Canadian police said they had bolstered their presence at the Quebec border and that border authorities had created a temporary refugee center to process a growing number of asylum seekers crossing from the United States.

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Brazil's Meirelles says states to get 3-year reprieve in debt deal

21 Feb 2017 | 6:28 AM

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said cash-strapped states that sign up for a debt relief program would get three years to repay loans owed to the federal government and to private banks as long as they commit to drastic spending curbs.

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Islamic State linked group expands foothold in southern Syria near Israel

21 Feb 2017 | 5:35 AM

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Feb 20 (Reuters) Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels and witnesses said.

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Light plane crashes near Melbourne in Australia

21 Feb 2017 | 4:21 AM

SYDNEY, Feb 21 (Reuters) A small plane crashed into a shopping centre near Essendon Airport outside Melbourne today, Australian police said.

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Merkel's conservative moves ahead of SPD in latest poll by INSA

21 Feb 2017 | 4:19 AM

BERLIN, Feb 21 (Reuters) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Christian Social Union (CSU) sister party moved back in front of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in an INSA poll for Bild newspaper published.

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Poland in response to EU: rule of law not under threat

21 Feb 2017 | 3:10 AM

WARSAW, Feb 20 (Reuters) Poland appeared to dismiss today demands that it implement judiciary reforms deemed essential by the European Commission to uphold the rule of law, raising the danger that Warsaw could be stripped of its voting rights in the 28-member bloc.

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India inks three MoUs with Rwanda including direct flight

21 Feb 2017 | 2:46 AM

Suresh K Tiwary Kigali, Feb 20 (UNI) Moving a step forward to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Rwanda today signed three Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) including a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA).

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UK defends Trump state visit offer despite protest

21 Feb 2017 | 2:34 AM

* Government says visit justified to further ties with US * Parliament debates 1.

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Russia's UN envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

21 Feb 2017 | 2:30 AM

* Churkin dies in New York a day before 65th birthday * Was robust defender of Russian policy in Syria * President Putin deeply upset by news - agencies By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York today after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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