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  • Prez poll: JD(U) trying to form anti-BJP front
  • Joshna is Asian champion, Max Lee takes men's title
  • Civilian injured in firing by gunmen in south Kashmir
  • Odisha Governor Jamir says if he asked to serve, he would
  • Union MoS Piyush Goyal to visit Nagaland tomorrow
  • Divyanga pension hiked to Rs 500 per month in UP
  • Cyclone and heavy rains predicted, alert issued for 13 districts in Bihar
  • 2 held, 40 semi-automatic pistols recovered
  • Nadal eases to 10th Barcelona Open title
  • Turkish President arrives, talks likely on trade, NSG membership
  • Assam Rifles nabs 2 NSCN-K cadres in Nagaland
  • Four injured in bomb explosion at the residence of JD(U) MP Kahkasha Praveen
  • Rains lash HP, Keylong receive fresh snowfall
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  • CPI plans a series of agitation in Bihar on land reforms and unemployment
World

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan: Pentagon

27 Apr 2017 | 8:12 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 27 (Reuters) Two US service members were killed during an operation against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan overnight on Wednesday, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

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US blacklists Saudi man for leading Islamic State affiliate

27 Apr 2017 | 8:04 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 27 (Reuters) The United States today blacklisted a Saudi man who it said was the Syria-based deputy leader of Islamic State's affiliate in Saudi Arabia, the State Department said in a statement.

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Pentagon launches probe into Trump's ex-security adviser Flynn -letter

27 Apr 2017 | 8:02 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 27 (Reuters) A Pentagon inspector general is launching its own investigation into whether President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn took payments from foreign entities without approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats today.

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British police say man arrested in incident on Whitehall, central London

27 Apr 2017 | 7:59 PM

LONDON, Apr 27 (Reuters) British police said today a man had been arrested after armed officers were seen on Whitehall, the street home to numerous government ministries in central London, with a BBC reporter saying two knives had been seen.

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Kremlin criticises Israeli air strikes on Syria, calls for restraint

27 Apr 2017 | 7:17 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 27 (Reuters) The Kremlin criticised Israeli air strikes on targets inside Syria today, saying Israel and other countries should avoid any action that heightens tension in the region.

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Suspected US drone strike targets Pakistani Taliban militants - sources

27 Apr 2017 | 7:12 PM

By Saud Mehsud DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Apr 27 (Reuters) A suspected US drone strike killed several Pakistani Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, one militant commander and intelligence sources said today, in a rare assault on Pakistani soil.

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US Navy chief seeks more partners in freedom of navigation operations

27 Apr 2017 | 7:09 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 27 (Reuters) The US Navy's top officer said today that he would like to see more international participation in freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.

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No hiding place: China releases street names of fugitives holed up abroad

No hiding place: China releases street names of fugitives holed up abroad

27 Apr 2017 | 7:01 PM

BEIJING, Apr 27 (Reuters) China's top anti-graft watchdog today released new information on 22 fugitives who are hiding out abroad down to the street names where they may live, as China ramps up pressure on corruption suspects who have fled overseas.

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Turkish PM Yildirim calls Medvedev over Russian ship

Turkish PM Yildirim calls Medvedev over Russian ship

27 Apr 2017 | 7:00 PM

ANKARA, Apr 27 (Reuters) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev to express his sadness over the collision involving a Russian vessel off Turkey's Black Sea coast, Turkish prime ministry sources said today.

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Kremlin says planned Russian opposition protest on Saturday is illegal

Kremlin says planned Russian opposition protest on Saturday is illegal

27 Apr 2017 | 6:56 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 27 (Reuters) The Kremlin said today that an opposition protest planned for Saturday was illegal and police would deal with anyone who showed up accordingly.

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Trump says NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico, is 'very possible'

Trump says NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico, is 'very possible'

27 Apr 2017 | 6:51 PM

WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said today that renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with neighboring Canada and Mexico was "very possible," but he threatened to scrap the pact if the countries failed to reach a "fair deal for all.

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French riot police clash with youths protesting election

French riot police clash with youths protesting election

27 Apr 2017 | 6:50 PM

PARIS, Apr 27 (Reuters) French riot police clashed with youths in central Paris today when a demonstration against far right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron turned violent.

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Togo-flagged ship collides with Russian vessel, 78 evacuated -Turkish official

Togo-flagged ship collides with Russian vessel, 78 evacuated -Turkish official

27 Apr 2017 | 6:47 PM

ISTANBUL, Apr 27 (Reuters) A Togo-flagged ship collided with a Russian intelligence vessel near Turkey's Black Sea Coast today, and some 78 crew members had been evacuated from the Russian ship, a Turkish coastal safety official told Reuters.

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Croatia's PM orders ministers from coalition partner to step down

Croatia's PM orders ministers from coalition partner to step down

27 Apr 2017 | 5:12 PM

By Igor Ilic ZAGREB, Apr 27 (Reuters) Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic today ordered three ministers from a junior coalition partner to be relieved of duty after they failed to support the finance minister in the face of opposition demands for him to step down.

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Syria enters French election debate as Le Pen aide questions intelligence report

27 Apr 2017 | 5:10 PM

By John Irish and Matthias Blamont PARIS, Apr 27 (Reuters) A top aide of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen raised doubts today about a French intelligence report accusing Syria's leadership of a toxic gas attack, a position directly opposed by her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron.

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German police arrest German soldier suspected of planning attack

27 Apr 2017 | 5:06 PM

BERLIN, Apr 27 (Reuters) German police have arrested an army officer suspected of planning an attack, the prosecutor's office in the city of Frankfurt said today, giving no details on the potential target, motive or weapons he had planned to use.

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Court delays trial of Burkina Faso ex-leader for protest killings

27 Apr 2017 | 5:04 PM

OUAGADOUGOU, Apr 27 (Reuters) A court in Burkina Faso today postponed the trial of former leader Blaise Compaore and his cabinet for their alleged role in killing protesters during an uprising in October 2014 that overthrew his government.

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EU 27 negotiators show unity as they discuss guidelines for Brexit talks

27 Apr 2017 | 4:42 PM

LUXEMBOURG, Apr 27 (Reuters) European Union negotiators displayed unity as they met today to discuss guidelines for divorce talks with Britain, seeking to forestall differences that could emerge at a later stage of talks.

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Maldives activists see tolerance for dissent disappearing after blogger killed

27 Apr 2017 | 4:40 PM

By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Apr 27 (Reuters) Activists in the Maldives say tolerance for dissent is rapidly disappearing after a prominent blogger who denounced Islamist extremism and state corruption was killed on Sunday and the government cracks down on criticism.

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Libya lacks plan to prevent more migrants crossing to Europe - EU officials

27 Apr 2017 | 4:38 PM

By Robin Emmott and Tom K├Ârkemeier VALETTA, Apr 27 (Reuters) Libya's UN-backed government has no clear plan to help prevent more migrants reaching Europe's shores this summer, European Union officials said today, citing confused requests for equipment to patrol its shores.

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EU will "for sure" reach post-Brexit free trade deal with Britain

27 Apr 2017 | 4:35 PM

COPENHAGEN, Apr 27 (Reuters) The European Union will reach a free trade deal with Britain after the country leaves, the bloc's trade commissioner said today.

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Leader of Brazil's senate suffers mild ischmic stroke - media

Leader of Brazil's senate suffers mild ischmic stroke - media

27 Apr 2017 | 4:26 PM

SAO PAULO, Apr 27 (Reuters) Eunicio Oliveira, the president of Brazil's Senate and a leading member of President Michel Temer's party, has suffered a mild ischemic stroke, the online edition of O Estado de S.

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Italy's Renzi set to regain leadership of weakened ruling party

Italy's Renzi set to regain leadership of weakened ruling party

27 Apr 2017 | 4:09 PM

By Gavin Jones ROME, Apr 27 (Reuters) Matteo Renzi looks well placed to regain the leadership of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday, but returning to government may be a much tougher task for the former prime minister.

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Iraqi paramilitaries shut more Islamic State escape routes to Syria border

27 Apr 2017 | 4:03 PM

ERBIL, Iraq, Apr 27 (Reuters) Iraqi paramilitary units captured the northern province of Hatra today, cutting off several desert tracks used by Islamic State to move between Iraq and Syria, the military.

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Archaeologists restore ancient Roman temple in Israeli port

27 Apr 2017 | 4:01 PM

CAESARIA, Israel, Apr 27 (Reuters) Archaeologists in Israel have begun work to restore a once-towering ancient-Roman temple in the modern-day Mediterranean city of Caesaria.

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Kenyan opposition alliance to name Odinga as presidential candidate

Kenyan opposition alliance to name Odinga as presidential candidate

27 Apr 2017 | 3:54 PM

NAIROBI, Apr 27 (Reuters) Kenya's opposition alliance is expected to name veteran Raila Odinga as its presidential candidate at a rally today, political sources said.

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Israeli missiles hit Syrian military position near Damascus airport - Syrian state TV

Israeli missiles hit Syrian military position near Damascus airport - Syrian state TV

27 Apr 2017 | 3:51 PM

BEIRUT, Apr 27 (Reuters) Several Israeli missiles hit a Syrian military position southwest of Damascus airport at dawn today, Syrian state media said.

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Palestinian Authority halts its payments for Israeli electricity for Gaza - Israel

Palestinian Authority halts its payments for Israeli electricity for Gaza - Israel

27 Apr 2017 | 3:45 PM

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Apr 27 (Reuters) The Palestinian Authority told Israel today it will no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, Israeli officials said, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory whose two million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.

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Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

27 Apr 2017 | 3:34 PM

By Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 27 (Reuters) Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say.

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Kenyan opposition alliance to name Odinga as presidential candidate - sources

27 Apr 2017 | 3:24 PM

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Apr 27 (Reuters) Kenya's opposition alliance is expected to announce that veteran politician Raila Odinga will be its presidential candidate today, party sources said, as busloads of cheering, whistling supporters in orange T-shirts began converging on the capital.

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