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  • BOJ March meeting summary: Easy policy to stay for a while
  • Thousands on alert as Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia
  • Japanese manufacturers brace for possible U.S. import tax - Reuters poll
  • Rain delays start of third day in third NZ-S Africa test
  • Sudan cooperating with Chad and France over kidnapped Frenchman -state news agency
  • China's Li says he will focus on trade ties during New Zealand visit
  • US Treasury futures little changed on open
  • US equity futures drop 0.3 percent
  • Centre-right GERB party wins Bulgaria's polls -partial official results
  • Rain delays start of third day in third NZ-S Africa test
  • Bahrain breaks Iran-linked "terrorist" cell behind bus attack -report
  • Poland surge clear at the top after 2-1 win in Montenegro
  • Quick goal sets Northern Ireland on way to win over Norway
  • Belgium hit by new injury concerns ahead of Russia friendly
  • Libya's National Oil Corp warns of new attempt at independent oil sales
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Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with capture of key southern district

23 Mar 2017 | 2:18 PM

KABUL, Mar 23 (Reuters) Taliban fighters have captured the key district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving the district centre to the insurgents, officials said today.

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Burundi 2016 trade deficit fell 10 pct from 2015, central bank says

23 Mar 2017 | 2:14 PM

NAIROBI, Mar 23 (Reuters) Burundi's trade deficit narrowed by 10.

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China says US should respect China's air defence zone

23 Mar 2017 | 2:14 PM

BEIJING, Mar 23 (Reuters) China said today the United States should respect its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), after CNN reported China had warned a US bomber it was illegally flying inside China's self-declared zone in the East China Sea.

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British police make arrests after London attack - Sky

British police make arrests after London attack - Sky

23 Mar 2017 | 2:08 PM

LONDON, Mar 23 (Reuters) British police made several arrests in a raid on a house in Birmimgham as part of an investigation into Wednesday's attack on parliament, Sky News television channel quoted unidentified sources as saying today.

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Saudi Arabia halts Brazilian beef and poultry imports over food safety fears

23 Mar 2017 | 2:00 PM

DUBAI, Mar 23 (Reuters) Saudi Arabia has stopped beef and poultry imports from four Brazilian companies over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been bribed to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.

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British police make seven arrests after London attack

23 Mar 2017 | 2:00 PM

LONDON, Mar 23 (Reuters) British police have made seven arrests and searched six addresses after an attack near parliament which left four people dead and 29 injured, the country's top anti-terrorism officer said today.

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Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple

23 Mar 2017 | 1:52 PM

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK, Mar 23 (Reuters) Thailand's government is trying to get a new abbot appointed to head the country's biggest Buddhist temple, whose former leader is wanted for money laundering, an official said today.

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Russia's foreign minister says ready to discuss reducing nuclear arms

23 Mar 2017 | 1:52 PM

MOSCOW, Mar 23 (Reuters) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today Russia was willing to discuss reducing nuclear weapons, news agency RIA reported.

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Ukraine says saboteurs blow up arms warehouse in east

23 Mar 2017 | 1:05 PM

KIEV, Mar 23 (Reuters) The Ukrainian military said unknown saboteurs blew up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the east of the country early today, but nobody was hurt.

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Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife

23 Mar 2017 | 1:05 PM

* PM Abe has denied role in school's sweetheart land deal * PM says will quit if evidence found of him intervening for school * Yomiuri survey shows support for Abe drops 10 points to 56 pct * Japan stocks dip to 1 1/2-month low but later recover By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Elaine Lies TOKYO, Mar 23 (Reuters) The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament today that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name.

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Poland warns it may not adopt EU's Rome declaration

23 Mar 2017 | 1:04 PM

WARSAW, Mar 23 (Reuters) Poland may not accept the Rome declaration, which will chart the European Union's course after Britain leaves, if the document does not touch upon issues Warsaw considers crucial, the country's prime minister said.

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China stocks inch up despite B-share slump

23 Mar 2017 | 12:55 PM

SHANGHAI, Mar 23 (Reuters) China stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday, despite a slump in Shanghai B shares amid worries over tight liquidity and stepped-up regulation.

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British police investigate attack on parliament that killed 5

23 Mar 2017 | 12:55 PM

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Mar 23 (Reuters) British counter-terrorism police were investigating the background of an attacker who killed four people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police just outside the British parliament in London.

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Asia stocks rise, but gains for dollar, oil capped by jitters

23 Mar 2017 | 12:38 PM

* Asia higher but markets edgy about US growth prospects * European markets set for positive start * Sterling steady after overnight declines on London attack * Oil higher as traders see buying opportunity but glut weighs By Nichola Saminather SINGAPORE, Mar 23 (Reuters) Asian stocks edged up on Thursday, while the dollar's gains were limited as U.

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Philippine economy seen growing 6.5-7.0 pct in Q1 - minister

23 Mar 2017 | 12:18 PM

* Q1 growth seen between 6.

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Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife

Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife

23 Mar 2017 | 12:03 PM

* Prime Minister Abe denies role in school's sweetheart land deal

* PM says will quit if evidence found of him intervening

* Yomiuri survey shows support for Abe drops 10 points to 56 pct

* School inculcates patriotic values from Japan's pre-war era

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Elaine Lies

TOKYO, Mar 23 (Reuters) The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament today that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name.

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Rebooted Power Rangers return to big screen

23 Mar 2017 | 12:02 PM

LOS ANGELES, Mar 23 (Reuters) The latest reboot of the 1990s "Power Rangers" children's television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles.

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One Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants - army

23 Mar 2017 | 10:53 AM

ANKARA, Mar 23 (Reuters) One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish military said today.

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China blames climate change for record sea levels

23 Mar 2017 | 10:46 AM

SHANGHAI, Mar 23 (Reuters) Chinese coastal sea levels hit record highs in 2016, driven by climate change as well as El Nino and La Nina events, the country's sea administration said.

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US Senate panel to weigh confirmation for SEC nominee Clayton

23 Mar 2017 | 10:46 AM

By Sarah N.

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Philippine troops rescue 2 Malaysians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants

23 Mar 2017 | 10:46 AM

MANILA, Mar 23 (Reuters) Philippine soldiers have rescued two Malaysians held captive for about eight months by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group, a military official said today.

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Cambodian court jails man for killing government critic

23 Mar 2017 | 10:45 AM

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Mar 23 (Reuters) A Cambodian court today jailed a man for life for killing prominent government critic Kem Ley, in a murder case that raised suspicions of a political motive though the convicted killer testifed that it was over a debt.

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China stocks rebound on MSCI news; Hong Kong also up, but Tencent falls

23 Mar 2017 | 10:45 AM

* SSEC +0.

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Dollar edges up from 4-mth low vs yen, Trump's healthcare bill in focus

23 Mar 2017 | 10:06 AM

* Dollar/yen limps up after posting 7 straight days of losses * Wariness towards Trump's struggle with Obamacare limits gains * Dollar index inches up from 7-week lows for now By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, Mar 23 (Reuters) The dollar edged up from four-month lows against the yen on Thursday, but gains were capped by U.

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Asia stocks rise, but gains for dollar, oil capped by jitters

23 Mar 2017 | 9:43 AM

* Asia higher but markets edgy about U.

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Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

23 Mar 2017 | 9:33 AM

Washington, March 23 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz.

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Trump fights for healthcare bill, makes headway with conservatives

23 Mar 2017 | 9:22 AM

By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Mar 23 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their efforts to win over conservative Republicans who have demanded changes to the legislation.

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Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster

23 Mar 2017 | 9:17 AM

* Chinese salvage company raising doomed ferry * Delicate operation will take days * Victims' families stunned to see ship emerge By Ju-min Park SEOUL, Mar 23 (Reuters) A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a grey sea today, a sombre reminder of a tragedy that traumatised the country.

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Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster

Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster

23 Mar 2017 | 8:58 AM

Seoul, March 23 (Reuters) A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a grey sea today, a sombre reminder of a tragedy that traumatised the country.

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Australia, China to boost trade with beef making the cut

23 Mar 2017 | 8:42 AM

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Mar 23 (Reuters) Australia and China are expected to sign new bilateral agreements on beef exports, energy and security during a four-day visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that began today.

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