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  • Cong, CPI-M term PM's statement on lynching as mere 'eyewash'
  • Air India pride of the country, a plan is being made to sell it off: Mamata
  • Italy gets Brussels backing for EU peers to accept migrants off boats
  • Djokovic leads the way into Eastbourne semi-finals
  • South Sudan says aid workers can not go to 'insecure' rebel-held areas
  • UP prepares for Kanwariya Yatra during Sawan
  • NCP demands judicial inquiry into Manjula Shetye's death
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  • Implementation of GST in its current form will have wider legal, political ramifications: Tarigami
  • Now, ED serves notice to Huriyat leader Geelani for possessing dollars illegally
  • Cong to boycott GST launch, says Modi has trivialised 'Freedom at midnight moment'
  • Venezuela's shield-bearing protesters inspired by Ukraine
  • Three new records set on first day at State athletics meet
  • Odisha to set up a model weaver village in Berhampur
  • Odisha PSUs to impart JEE Advance training to 200 meritorious students from backward community
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Zinc near three-month high on falling stocks, higher steel prices

27 Jun 2017 | 5:36 PM

By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Zinc touched a near three-month high on Tuesday as the dollar lost its lustre, exchange stockpiles fell and expectations of stronger demand from Chinese steelmakers rose.

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Hong Kong's biggest yuan ETF sees strong inflows on China 'A' shares MSCI inclusion

27 Jun 2017 | 5:36 PM

SHANGHAI, Jun 27 (Reuters) Hong Kong's biggest yuan-denominated exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in China's "A-shares" saw its largest inflow this year on Tuesday following index publisher MSCI's decision to include mainland stocks in its emerging market benchmark sparked foreign investor interest.

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Sudan hopes US travel ban won't affect sanctions lifting -official

27 Jun 2017 | 5:35 PM

KHARTOUM, Jun 27 (Reuters) Sudan hopes the revival of President Donald Trump's travel ban on its citizens and those of five other Muslim-majority states will not affect the planned lifting of US economic sanctions next month, a Foreign Ministry official said today.

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Syrian Observatory: air strike kills 42 in Islamic State-held town

Syrian Observatory: air strike kills 42 in Islamic State-held town

27 Jun 2017 | 5:34 PM

BEIRUT, Jun 27 (Reuters) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 42 people were killed in an air strike believed to have been carried out by the US-led coalition in an eastern Syrian town controlled by Islamic State.

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Russia c bank doesn't see problems with forex liquidity

27 Jun 2017 | 5:29 PM

MOSCOW, Jun 27 (Reuters) Russia's central bank said on Tuesday that there was sufficient foreign-currency liquidity on the Russian money market and in the banking system.

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In Amazon's shadow, hedge funds take aim at Brexit-hit retailers

27 Jun 2017 | 5:29 PM

By Alasdair Pal LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Hedge funds have significantly stepped up bets against Britain's traditional high street retailers, as the sector struggles with online competition, worries about a stretched consumer and weakening sales and profits.

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Russia starts cleaning up Cold War-era nuclear waste

27 Jun 2017 | 5:27 PM

By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW, Jun 27 (Reuters) Russia today sent a first shipment of spent fuel from Soviet-era nuclear-powered submarines to a reprocessing plant as part of an international effort to clean-up a dangerous legacy of the Cold War.

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China passes tough new intelligence law

27 Jun 2017 | 5:24 PM

BEIJING, Jun 27 (Reuters) China's legislature passed a new intelligence law today after an unusually brief round of discussions, a draft of which gave new powers to monitor suspects, raid premises and seize vehicles and devices.

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Ukraine's Ukrenergo says hit by cyber attack, power supplies unaffected

27 Jun 2017 | 5:17 PM

KIEV, Jun 27 (Reuters) Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo said its IT system had been hit by a cyber attack today, but the disruption had no impact on power supplies or its broader operations.

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China, Kyrgyzstan border forces hold exercises to stop arms smuggling

27 Jun 2017 | 5:04 PM

BEIJING, Jun 27 (Reuters) Chinese and Kyrgyzstan border forces held exercises today in China's Xinjiang region to bolster defences against the smuggling of weapons, China's state media reported.

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Iraqi forces set sight on Old City riverside, PM sees Mosul victory soon

27 Jun 2017 | 5:01 PM

By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq, Jun 27 (Reuters) Iraqi forces today pushed towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State's de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very soon.

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World's first ATM machine turns to gold on 50th birthday

World's first ATM machine turns to gold on 50th birthday

27 Jun 2017 | 4:54 PM

LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Five decades since it heralded a transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, the world's first ATM was turned into gold for celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary.

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Court confirms Dutch UN peace-keepers partly liable for Srebrenica massacre

27 Jun 2017 | 4:32 PM

By Stephanie van den Berg The Hague, Jun 27 (Reuters) A Dutch appeals court today confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of some 300 Muslim males who were expelled from a Dutch UN base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops.

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UN rights boss: Trump breaking torture taboo, global laws threatened

27 Jun 2017 | 4:30 PM

GENEVA, Jun 27 (Reuters) The United Nations' top rights official accused US President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against militants.

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PM Modi arrives to warm welcome in Amsterdam

PM Modi arrives to warm welcome in Amsterdam

27 Jun 2017 | 4:17 PM

Amsterdam, Jun 27 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived to a grand welcome in the Netherlands on the last leg of his three-nation tour.

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SE Asia Stocks-Most rise as oil prices extend gains; Yellen speech eyed

27 Jun 2017 | 4:03 PM

By Nicole Pinto Undated, Jun 27 (Reuters) - Most southeast Asian stock markets edged higher on Tuesday as oil prices rose for a fourth consecutive session, although worries over a persistent global supply glut lingered.

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SPD will block German leasing of drones that can carry weapons

27 Jun 2017 | 3:56 PM

BERLIN, Jun 27 (Reuters) Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will block the leasing of drones that can carry weapons by rejecting the plan in the budget committee, the head of the parliamentary party Thomas Oppermann said today.

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China rolls out national cyber threat response plan

27 Jun 2017 | 3:54 PM

BEIJING, Jun 27 (Reuters) China's top cyber authority formalised a new nationwide cyber attack response plan on Tuesday, as the country seeks to ramp up protection in the face of increasingly sophisticated global threats.

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Cyprus has best, but not last, chance to resolve conflict - UN

27 Jun 2017 | 3:52 PM

GENEVA, Jun 27 (Reuters) Talks on the long-running Cyprus conflict are the best chance, but maybe not the last chance, to get an agreement, UN envoy Espen Barth Eide today on the eve of negotiations between the leaders of the two Cypriot sides in a Swiss mountain resort.

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Citi says May's premiership is not sustainable, UK to have another election within a year

27 Jun 2017 | 3:49 PM

LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Prime Minister Theresa May's government is not sustainable beyond a few months and there is likely to be another British national election within the next year, Citi said in a research note.

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China's yuan makes late surge on state banks' support

27 Jun 2017 | 3:35 PM

SHANGHAI, Jun 27 (Reuters) China's yuan surged on Tuesday afternoon to the highest level in a week as major state-owned Chinese banks sold dollars to prop up the Chinese currency after eight days of declines, traders said.

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Euro surges on Draghi comments, dollar slips

27 Jun 2017 | 3:35 PM

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) The euro surged to its highest in over a week against the dollar on Tuesday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said factors weighing on inflation in the euro zone were mainly temporary and the Bank could look through them.

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Kiev car bomb kills colonel in Ukrainian military intelligence

27 Jun 2017 | 3:15 PM

KIEV, Jun 27 (Reuters) A colonel in Ukraine's military intelligence was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Tuesday, the defence ministry said, describing the incident as a "terrorist act".

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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks

27 Jun 2017 | 3:10 PM

WINDHOEK, Jun 27 (Reuters) Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said today.

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EM stocks hold near 2-week highs, currencies firm

27 Jun 2017 | 3:08 PM

By Claire Milhench LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Emerging market equities hovered near two-week highs on Tuesday, underpinned by rising oil prices, solid Chinese industrial profits and a flat dollar, which also allowed the rand and the lira to firm.

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European shares hit reverse as Schaeffler slump drags down autos

27 Jun 2017 | 3:06 PM

By Kit Rees LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) European shares fell on Tuesday as a drop in auto stocks after Germany's Schaeffler cut its profit outlook and disappointment over a failed buyout of Stada offset gains among basic resources firms and Spain's Bankia.

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Trump son-in-law Kushner hires prominent trial lawyer - New York Times

Trump son-in-law Kushner hires prominent trial lawyer - New York Times

27 Jun 2017 | 3:03 PM

<p>&lt;p&gt;Undated, Jun 27 (Reuters) President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has hired a prominent trial lawyer to help represent him in inquiries linked to Russia, the New York Times reported citing another member of his legal team.

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Gold rebounds from 6-wk low as dollar sags ahead of Yellen speech

27 Jun 2017 | 3:02 PM

By Nithin ThomasPrasad BENGALURU, Jun 27 (Reuters) Gold rose on Tuesday to recover from its lowest level in nearly six weeks, supported by a softer dollar ahead of a speech later in the day by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for clues on whether the U.

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Sterling just higher before BoE report

27 Jun 2017 | 3:01 PM

By Patrick Graham LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Sterling inched higher against the dollar on Tuesday ahead of the Bank of England's Financial Stability Report, looked to for moves to cool areas of credit that might help policymakers hold off for longer with any rise in interest rates.

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FTSE stalls, Carpetright and Debenhams put UK consumer in spotlight

27 Jun 2017 | 3:00 PM

By Helen Reid LONDON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Stalling auto stocks and a weak travel and leisure sector weighed on Britain's FTSE, while updates from Carpetright and Debenhams gave conflicting pictures of the health of British consumers as inflationary pressures start to bite.

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