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  • PM Abe: Japan will take steps with US to deter NKorea
  • Lenovo's struggling mobile business sets sites on high-end market
  • NKorea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests
  • NKorea missile a Scud that flew 450 km -SKorea military
  • Trump briefed on North Korean firing of projectile -White House
  • Japan protests NKorea missile, warns of danger to planes, ships
  • UK police arrest 15th person in connection with Manchester attack
  • Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151
  • Scandal-hit Brazilian leader Temer picks new justice minister
  • Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery
  • Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports
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  • Swedish drama 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival
  • Swedish drama 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival
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US appeals court largely upholds block on Trump's travel ban

26 May 2017 | 12:04 AM

New York, May 25 (Reuters) The US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today to keep largely in place a block on President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban for six Muslim-majority nations.

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Hamas executes three Palestinians over killing says ordered by Israel

25 May 2017 | 11:41 PM

* Hamas says men confessed to killing senior Hamas leader * Israeli minister said killing part of Hamas power struggle * Human Rights Groups condemn Hamas executions By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, May 25 (Reuters) Gaza's ruling Hamas movement executed three Palestinians on Thursday convicted of killing a commander in the Islamist group's armed wing while acting on Israel's orders.

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Police close off London's Westminster Bridge over unattended vehicle

25 May 2017 | 11:39 PM

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) British police sealed off Westminster Bridge in central London next to parliament on Thursday following reports of an unattended vehicle.

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Trump supports NATO's collective defence clause - senior official

25 May 2017 | 10:44 PM

BRUSSELS, May 25 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump stands united with other NATO countries in defending all members of the Western military alliance, a senior White House official said today, after Trump made no mention of NATO's Article V in a speech.

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Turkey says no record of Manchester bomber travelling to Syria

25 May 2017 | 10:24 PM

ANKARA, May 25 (Reuters) The suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester passed through Istanbul on his way to Europe but there were no records of him entering Syria during his travels, Turkish security officials told Reuters today.

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Car blast injures Greece's former central bank chief Papademos

25 May 2017 | 10:04 PM

ATHENS, May 25 (Reuters) An explosive device hidden in an envelope detonated inside the car of former Greek central bank chief Lucas Papademos in central Athens today, injuring him and his driver, police said.

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Turkey's Erdogan, France's Macron agree to boost trade volume -sources

25 May 2017 | 8:26 PM

ANKARA, May 25 (Reuters) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday agreed to boost annual trade to 20 billion euros ( 22 billion dollars) and to improve Ankara's diplomatic ties with the European Union, Turkish presidential sources said.

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Earthquake strikes Philippines, agency says major damage unlikely

25 May 2017 | 8:25 PM

MANILA, May 25 (Reuters) An earthquake was felt in the Philippine capital Manila today, Reuters witnesses and the country's seismology agency said.

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Ahead of budget, Pakistan finance minister touts expanding economy

25 May 2017 | 8:23 PM

* Pakistan misses 5.

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Bahrain court sentences 17 men on terrorism charges

Bahrain court sentences 17 men on terrorism charges

25 May 2017 | 7:50 PM

DUBAI, May 25 (Reuters) A Bahrain court sentenced 17 men to jail terms ranging from several years to life imprisonment on charges of forming a terrorist cell, the public prosecutor said today, days after a police raid killed five demonstrators.

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Ahead of budget, Pakistan finance minister touts expanding economy

25 May 2017 | 7:43 PM

* Pakistan misses 5.

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Child stars of Willem Dafoe movie break hearts at Cannes

25 May 2017 | 7:42 PM

* "The Florida Project" premieres at Cannes Film Festival * Story of childhood innocence amid squalor of homelessness * "Vibrant portrait of life on shabbier fringes of America" By Sarah Mills CANNES, France, May 25 (Reuters) The cliché "not a dry eye in the house" summed up the ending of "The Florida Project", as the movie's two young stars - no older than six when they shot it - got a standing ovation at the premier and wiped away each others' tears.

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Mexico minister says much to be improved in NAFTA

25 May 2017 | 7:32 PM

MEXICO CITY, May 25 (Reuters) Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said today there was much to be improved on in the North American Free Trade Agreement, which US President Donald Trump has threatened to quit if he cannot rework it to benefit US interests.

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Two Kenyan police killed in latest bombing by Somali Islamists

25 May 2017 | 7:04 PM

By Joseph Akwiri and Humphrey Malalo MOMBASA, May 25 (Reuters) A roadside bomb planted by Somali Islamists killed two Kenyan police near the Somali border today, police said, bringing to 11 the number of Kenyan security officials that have been killed by roadside bombs over the past two days.

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Algerian Energy Minister Bouterfa replaced in cabinet reshuffle - state radio

25 May 2017 | 7:03 PM

ALGIERS, May 25 (Reuters) Algeria's Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa, who has been active in pushing for an OPEC price cut deal, has been replaced in a cabinet reshuffle with former state gas agency chief Mustapha Guitouni, state radio said today.

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Trump praises Macron's "great job" to win French election

25 May 2017 | 7:01 PM

By Marine Pennetier BRUSSELS, May 25 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump congratulated French leader Emmanuel Macron today for doing a "great job" to win this month's election while Macron said the two men would be able to change many things together.

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In Berlin, Obama speaks out against hiding behind walls

25 May 2017 | 6:44 PM

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, May 25 (Reuters) Former US President Barack Obama told an audience in Berlin today that prosperous nations could not "hide behind a wall" to shield themelves from the turmoil and poverty afflicting other countries.

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Thailand to require biometric checks for pre-paid SIM cards in troubled south

25 May 2017 | 6:37 PM

BANGKOK, May 25 (Reuters) Thailand's telecoms regulator said on Thursday anyone wanting to use or buy a pre-paid SIM card for a mobile phone in the deep south will have to have their fingerprints verified and face scanned to stop insurgents from using them to trigger bombs.

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Leaks of Manchester bomb probe "reprehensible," will stop-US envoy

25 May 2017 | 6:35 PM

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) The most senior US diplomat in Britain condemned media leaks of an investigation into a suicide bomb which killed 22 people in Manchester, saying the US government would take action to identify those responsible.

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Trump, Macron engage in a little handshake diplomacy

25 May 2017 | 6:26 PM

BRUSSELS, May 25 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron barely know each other but they seemed to have a hard time letting go when they first met today.

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Nepal says bodies of four Everest climbers not from this year's climbing season

25 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 25 (Reuters) Nepal said today that four bodies found in tents at the highest camp on Mount Everest were not of mountaineers from this year's climbing season.

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Syrian army advances south towards rebel-held area

25 May 2017 | 6:19 PM

BEIRUT, May 25 (Reuters) The Syrian army said it had retaken a swathe of territory from Islamic State in southern Syria today in a rapid advance near areas held by US-backed Syrian rebels at the border with Jordan and Iraq.

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British suicide bomber might have made the bomb himself - source

25 May 2017 | 6:10 PM

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) A British suicide bomber who killed 22 people and wounded 116 might have made the bomb himself or with some assistance from an accomplice, a source with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters.

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Sri Lankan shares edge up as banks gain

25 May 2017 | 6:08 PM

COLOMBO, May 25 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares ended marginally higher on Thursday as banking shares rose, but profit-booking in several recent outperformers capped gains.

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"Sacred Deer" reunites Colin Farrell with "messed up" director of "Lobster"

25 May 2017 | 6:07 PM

* "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" in competition at Cannes * By writer-director of bizarre black comedy "The Lobster" * Lanthimos says all his films are both funny and horrific By Robin Pomeroy CANNES, France, May 25 (Reuters) Ask Colin Farrell to react to director Yorgos Lanthimos's insistence that the movie they have brought to the Cannes Film Festival is a comedy, and he laughs uproariously.

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Four members of Egypt's security forces killed in Sinai attacks

25 May 2017 | 6:05 PM

ISMAILIA, Egypt, May 25 (Reuters) Three soldiers were killed in a bombing of an armoured vehicle by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security and medical sources said today.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits Manchester bombing casualties

Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits Manchester bombing casualties

25 May 2017 | 6:01 PM

MANCHESTER, England, May 25 (Reuters) Britain's Queen Elizabeth met some of the young victims of the Manchester bombing in hospital today as well as doctors, nurses and members of the emergency services who responded to the attack that killed 22 and injured more than 100.

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Russia's FSB arrests 4 members of IS group plotting terror attacks in Moscow

25 May 2017 | 5:58 PM

Moscow, May 25 (UNI) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) detained four suspected terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group today, plotting public transport attacks in Moscow.

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Canada's Trudeau to continue sharing intelligence despite leaks

25 May 2017 | 5:53 PM

BRUSSELS, May 25 (Reuters) Canada will continue sharing intelligence with its allies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today, despite reports of US President Donald Trump's administration sharing or leaking sensitive information.

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Readers of popular Malaysian news site favour ex-premier Mahathir for PM

25 May 2017 | 5:49 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Reuters) More than two-thirds of readers of a liberal-leaning Malaysian news site have backed former premier Mahathir Mohamad to be prime minister, the portal said today.

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