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  • Thailand monitoring short-term capital inflows - c.bank gov
  • 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
  • Tiruppur housewife wins Rs One lakh under Lucky GrahakYojana
  • POA demands apology from MLA
  • JD (U) MLA Mewalal Choudhary suspended
  • Ajay Singh made MP Leader of Oppn
  • T-JAC leaders to petition Pranab on state problems
  • BJP not pressurised Hydrocarbon project against people: Pon Radhakrishnan
  • T-TDP presents memo to Guv
  • Seven footboard travellers fall from moving EMU train, three killed
  • Former Mayor of NMC lost
  • DSPORT to live telecast Honda LPGA Thailand Golf tournament
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Telcos, banks lift European shares, dollar dips

20 Feb 2017 | 6:44 PM

* Stocks rise in Europe and Asia, driven by merger activity * Unilever falls as Kraft walks away; Deutsche Telekom up * French bond yield gap over Germany hits widest since late 2012 * Dollar falls with U.

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Russia says four soldiers killed in Syria -agencies

20 Feb 2017 | 6:43 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) Four Russian soldiers have died and two were wounded last week when their car was hit by a radio-controlled bomb in Syria, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying today.

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Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine

20 Feb 2017 | 6:43 PM

By Pavel Polityuk AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine, Feb 20 (Reuters) Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists appeared to be respecting a new ceasefire attempt today after international powers called for shelling to stop and for the withdrawal of banned heavy weapons.

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Harsh weather in Afghanistan kills dozens in blizzard, rainstorms

20 Feb 2017 | 6:43 PM

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) As many as 50 people have died in storms over the past three days in Afghanistan, including 25 shepherds lost in a blizzard, a government disaster management official said today.

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Afghan villagers flee Pakistani cross-border firing - aid group

20 Feb 2017 | 6:42 PM

KABUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) Hundreds of Afghan families have been displaced by cross-border rocket and artillery fire by Pakistani troops, an aid group said today, as tension rose after Pakistan said militants implicated in recent attacks had taken shelter in Afghanistan.

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Turkish army says killed 34 Kurdish militants in air strikes in northern Iraq

20 Feb 2017 | 6:41 PM

ANKARA, Feb 20 (Reuters) Turkish warplanes launched air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq today, killing 34 militants in two separate bombardments, the military said.

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UK government has no intention of revoking Article 50 -PM May's spokesman

20 Feb 2017 | 6:18 PM

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) The British government has no intention of revoking its withdrawal from the European Union once the formal exit process has been triggered, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said today.

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International Theatre festival kicked off

20 Feb 2017 | 6:12 PM

Thrissur, Feb 20 (UNI) The 9th Edition of the International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK), conducted by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, began in the cultural capital here today with an opening perforamnce " Lost wheels of Time"by a German-Israel collboration troupe.

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Prez calls upon SRCC to set higher benchmarks of excellence

20 Feb 2017 | 6:12 PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (UNI) President Pranab Mukherjee today underlined the importance of research and innovation, noting that Germany was the only country unaffected by 2008 financial and Euro zone crises.

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Philippine panel says review of decision to shut mines may take three months

20 Feb 2017 | 6:02 PM

MANILA, Feb 20 (Reuters) A Philippine panel tasked to review the environment minister's decision to shut more than half of the country's mines could take three months to complete it, a member of the committee said today.

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Indonesian construction firm Hutama Karya plans 5.5 trln rupiah bond issue

20 Feb 2017 | 5:48 PM

JAKARTA, Feb 20 (Reuters) State-owned Indonesian construction firm PT Hutama Karya plans a 5.

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Son of murdered North Korean due in Malaysia - airline source, media report

20 Feb 2017 | 5:48 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Reuters) The son of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader who was murdered in Kuala Lumpur last week, will arrive in the Malaysian capital late today, according to an airline source and a media report.

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United States needs strong, united EU - EU's Juncker

20 Feb 2017 | 5:48 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (Reuters) The United States needs a strong and united European Union, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said ahead of a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence today.

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Trump strongly committed to partnership with EU, says VP Pence

20 Feb 2017 | 5:48 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump is strongly committed to working with the European Union towards common objectives of peace and prosperity, US Vice President Mike Pence said today.

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Direct flights between India and Rwanda; High Commission in Kigali soon

20 Feb 2017 | 5:39 PM

Rptg, correcting Slug, Headline, Para 1, Line 2) By Suresh K Tiwary Kigali, Feb 20 (UNI) To give a major boost to the bilateral ties with Rwanda, the East African Country, not only direct air connectivity between Delhi and Kigali starts quite soon but also an Indian High Commission will come up here soon.

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Enhance security along Pakistan-Afghanistan border to combat terrorism: Javed Bajwa

Enhance security along Pakistan-Afghanistan border to combat terrorism: Javed Bajwa

20 Feb 2017 | 5:32 PM

Rawalpindi, Feb 20 (UNI) Welcoming the recent proposals by Afghan authorities to take forward the mutual coordination between Islamabad and Kabul against terrorism, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa asked security forces to adopt more effective measures to prevent illegal cross-border movement of terrorists.

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Accenture to create 15,000 jobs in US

20 Feb 2017 | 5:24 PM

(Rptg, correcting FN 53 of February 17) Undated, Feb 20 (Reuters) Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist US technology visa program under President Donald Trump.

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Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

20 Feb 2017 | 4:42 PM

By Padraic Halpin

DUBLIN, Feb 20 (Reuters) Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny may lay out a timetable for stepping down at a meeting of his ruling Fine Gael party on Wednesday.

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China jails former senior Beijing official for graft

China jails former senior Beijing official for graft

20 Feb 2017 | 4:37 PM

BEIJING, Feb 20 (Reuters) A court in China today jailed for 13 years a former deputy Communist Party boss of the capital, Beijing, after finding her guilty of corruption, state television said.

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Turkey detains more than 1,500 in latest operations over alleged militant links -ministry

20 Feb 2017 | 4:36 PM

ANKARA, Feb 20 (Reuters) Turkish authorities detained more than 1,500 people for questioning over suspected links to militant groups in the latest operations over the last week and arrested 125 of them, the interior ministry said today.

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Former Hong Kong leader remanded in custody ahead of sentencing

Former Hong Kong leader remanded in custody ahead of sentencing

20 Feb 2017 | 4:34 PM

HONG KONG, Feb 20 (Reuters) Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged in the city's history, was remanded in custody today ahead of his sentencing later this week for misconduct in public office.

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Parts of South Sudan experiencing famine - government official

Parts of South Sudan experiencing famine - government official

20 Feb 2017 | 4:32 PM

JUBA, Feb 20 (Reuters) Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan have been hit by famine, a senior government official said today, saying nearly half the country's population would be food insecure by July.

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Turkish soldiers accused of Erdogan assassination attempt go on trial

20 Feb 2017 | 4:28 PM

By Humeyra Pamuk MUGLA, Turkey, Feb 20 (Reuters) The trial of more than 40 Turkish soldiers accused of attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup started today, with prosecutors seeking life sentences, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters.

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Kremlin says Ukraine peace plan mooted by lawmaker 'absurd'

20 Feb 2017 | 4:28 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) The Kremlin said today it had no prior knowledge of a Ukrainian lawmaker's peace plan for his country, which was detailed in the New York Times newspaper, and called it absurd anyway.

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Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts - monitors, medic

Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts - monitors, medic

20 Feb 2017 | 4:24 PM

Beirut, Feb 20 (Reuters) Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus's outskirts, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said.

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Kremlin says allegations Moscow had role in Montenegro coup are absurd

20 Feb 2017 | 4:06 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) The Kremlin today dismissed allegations by Montenegro that Russia was involved in an attempted coup in the Adriatic republic last October as absurd and unsubstantiated.

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Russia calls allegation it was involved in Montenegro plot unsubstantiated - RIA

20 Feb 2017 | 3:57 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called allegations Russia had helped organise an attempted coup in Montenegro last year unsubstantiated, the RIA news agency reported today.

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Direct flights between India and Rwanda; Resident Commission in Kigali soon

20 Feb 2017 | 3:32 PM

Suresh K Tiwary Kigali, Feb 20 (UNI): To give a major boost to the bilateral ties with Rwanda, the East African Country, not only direct air connectivity between Delhi and Kigali starts quite soon but also an Indian Resident Mission will come up here soon.

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Japan-US ties seen stronger after Trump and Abe golf: US congressman

20 Feb 2017 | 2:53 PM

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) The relationship between the United States and Japan will only get stronger after US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe forged a good rapport on the golf course, a US congressman said today.

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US serviceman dies in "non-combat related incident" in Iraq, says coalition

20 Feb 2017 | 2:52 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 20 (Reuters) A US serviceman died today in a non-combat related incident outside the Iraqi city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, the US-led coalition said.

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