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PM Najib says Malaysia will be objective in Kim Jong Nam murder probe

PM Najib says Malaysia will be objective in Kim Jong Nam murder probe

20 Feb 2017 | 2:38 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Reuters) Malaysia has no reason to paint North Korea in a bad light and will be objective in its inquiry into the death of the estranged half-brother of the North's leader Kim Jong Un, Prime Minister Najib Razak said today.

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Hundreds of migrants cross into Spain's Ceuta in second wave in 3 days

20 Feb 2017 | 2:16 PM

MADRID, Feb 20 (Reuters) More than 300 African migrants jumped the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta today morning, the second mass push since Friday, the emergency services said.

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Hong Kong stocks end at 18-month high, track mainland strength

20 Feb 2017 | 1:56 PM

Undated, Feb 20 (Reuters) Hong Kong stocks extended early gains and closed at a 18-month high on Monday, drawing strength from firm mainland stock and commodity markets.

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One in four Canadians support temporary refugee ban -poll

20 Feb 2017 | 1:33 PM

OTTAWA, Feb 20 (Reuters) One in four Canadians say Ottawa should have adopted a temporary halt on Syrian refugees in response to the United States' controversial travel ban, though the majority supported the government's current immigration plan, an Angus Reid Institute poll showed today.

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N Korean envoy says cannot trust Malaysian probe

20 Feb 2017 | 1:33 PM

Kuala LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Reuters) North Korea's envoy to Malaysia today said the police investigation into last week's murder at Kuala Lumpur's main airport could not be trusted, and insisted the victim was not Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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UK's Gemfields says India's demonetisation drive to hurt FY results

20 Feb 2017 | 1:32 PM

Undated, Feb 20 (Reuters) British precious stone miner Gemfields plc said on Monday India's move to scrap higher value banknotes forced the company to delay an emerald auction and would hurt its full-year revenue and core earnings.

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Trump's defense chief tells Iraq: We're not here for your oil

Trump's defense chief tells Iraq: We're not here for your oil

20 Feb 2017 | 1:12 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 20 (Reuters) The US military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad today.

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Greece needs "far less" money than agreed in third bailout - ESM head

20 Feb 2017 | 1:00 PM

BERLIN, Feb 20 (Reuters) Greece will need less in emergency loans from international lenders than originally agreed in its third bailout programme due to a better-than-expected budgetary development, the head of the euro zone bailout fund said in comments published on Monday.

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Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 abducted in Philippine pirate attack

20 Feb 2017 | 12:42 PM

MANILA, Feb 20 (Reuters) Gunmen in southern Philippine waters killed one crewman of a Vietnamese vessel and abducted seven in what appeared to be the latest attack by pirates in the area, the Philippine coastguard said today.

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S Korean won eases in dull trading; stocks reverse

20 Feb 2017 | 12:17 PM

SEOUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) The South Korean won ended weaker on Monday in subdued trading as risk-off sentiment lingered in the market.

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Australia shares end lower; NZ up slightly

20 Feb 2017 | 11:50 AM

Undated, Feb 20 (Reuters) Australian shares ended lower on Monday, dragged down by basic materials and consumer stocks, with Brambles Ltd plummeting after it forecast a flat full-year underlying profit.

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"Moonlight," "Arrival" writers win top Writers Guild of America awards

20 Feb 2017 | 11:03 AM

Undated, Feb 20 (Reuters) Writers for the films "Moonlight" and "Arrival" won top Writers Guild of America awards on Sunday, boosting the films' chances in the upcoming Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest honors.

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Explosion near Bogota bullring hurts 26

Explosion near Bogota bullring hurts 26

20 Feb 2017 | 11:03 AM

Bogota, Feb 20 (Reuters) An explosion near Bogota's bullring injured at least 26 people, most of them police officers as they prepared for anti-bullfighting protests in Colombia's capital, the police said, but no one was killed.

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Indonesia says at least 3 N Korean murder suspects went to Dubai

20 Feb 2017 | 11:02 AM

JAKARTA, Feb 20 (Reuters) At least three of four North Korean men wanted in connection with the murder of President Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother caught a flight from Jakarta to Dubai on the evening of the attack, an Indonesian immigration official said today.

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Murder of leader's half-brother shows N.Korea getting bolder - S.Korea PM

Murder of leader's half-brother shows N.Korea getting bolder - S.Korea PM

20 Feb 2017 | 10:51 AM

Seoul, Feb 20 (Reuters) The killing of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half- brother in Malaysia last week shows the brutality of isolated North Korea and its "terrorism tactics are getting bolder", South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said today.

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Malaysia says N Korean murder autopsy results might be ready Wednesday

20 Feb 2017 | 9:48 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Reuters) The autopsy results for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who was murdered last week in Kuala Lumpur, could be released as early as Wednesday, Malaysia's health minister said today.

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Freeport Indonesia has notified mining ministry of govt violations of contract -statement

20 Feb 2017 | 9:14 AM

JAKARTA, Feb 20 (Reuters) Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit has submitted a notification to Indonesia's mining ministry describing breaches and violations of its contract of work by the government, the company said today.

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China names and shames cities over smog controls

20 Feb 2017 | 8:58 AM

BEIJING, Feb 20 (Reuters) China's environment ministry has named and shamed several cities in the north of the country for not doing enough to cope with smog, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

20 Feb 2017 | 8:57 AM

* No serious injuries in scuffles * Police say they want to avoid violence * Standoff is threat to junta's authority By Cod Satrusayang and Aukkaraporn Niyomyat BANGKOK, Feb 20 (Reuters) Monks and police scuffled today at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges.

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Alibaba forms partnership with supermarket operator Bailian Group

20 Feb 2017 | 8:57 AM

SHANGHAI, Feb 20 (Reuters) Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd has formed a strategic partnership with supermarket operator Bailian Group, extending its push into bricks-and-mortar retail as online growth slows.

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Malaysia summons N Korean ambassador, recalls envoy from Pyongyang

20 Feb 2017 | 8:48 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Reuters) Malaysia's foreign ministry summoned North Korea's ambassador today over allegations he had made over the Southeast Asian country's handling of the investigation into the murder in Kuala Lumpur of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother.

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CCTV footage shows deadly assault on N. Korean leader's half-brother

20 Feb 2017 | 8:05 AM

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (Reuters) CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault in Malaysia on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by a woman, who is believed to have wiped a fast-acting poison on his face, was released by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV today.

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North Korean ambassador arrives at Malaysian foreign ministry - Reuters witness

20 Feb 2017 | 7:51 AM

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (Reuters) North Korea's ambassador arrived today for a meeting at the Malaysian foreign ministry, a Reuters witness said, as an investigation continues into the killing in Kuala Lumpur of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother.

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London copper back at $6,000/tonne, supply concerns support buying

20 Feb 2017 | 7:50 AM

MELBOURNE, Feb 20 (Reuters) London copper rose on Monday, returning to the $6,000 per tonne mark, as near-term supply disruptions intensified after the world's second-biggest mine said it could not fulfil its promised shipments due to export permit issues.

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Australia and NZ dollars fall for third day, data in focus

20 Feb 2017 | 7:26 AM

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) The Australian dollar slipped for a third session on Monday after repeatedly failing to break above key chart resistance at 77 U.

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Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to US for talks -report

20 Feb 2017 | 7:25 AM

Washington, Feb 20 (Reuters) Preparations are under way to bring senior North Korean officials to the United States for talks with former US officials, the first such meeting in more than five years, The Washington Post reported.

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Murder in Malaysia shows N.Korea reckless, bolder - S.Korea PM

20 Feb 2017 | 7:24 AM

Seoul, Feb 20 (Reuters) The killing of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half- brother in Malaysia last week shows the brutality of isolated North Korea and its "terrorism tactics are getting bolder", South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said today.

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Australia shares hurt by weak metals, earnings woes; NZ edge up

20 Feb 2017 | 7:22 AM

Undated, Feb 20 (Reuters) Australian stocks declined on Monday morning, dragged down by weaker metals prices and earnings concerns, with shares of Brambles tumbling after the company issued a profit warning.

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Gold prices steady, softer dollar supports

20 Feb 2017 | 6:46 AM

Undated, Feb 20 (Reuters) Gold prices held steady early on Monday, supported by a weaker dollar and lower equities, with U.

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Oil edges up, but U.S. drilling drags on prices

20 Feb 2017 | 6:44 AM

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) Oil prices rose on Monday, but gains were minimal as investors gauged whether an increase in U.

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