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  • Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after NY Times report CIA sources killed
  • Porto coach Nuno leaves after one season
  • UN Security Council condemns N Korea's latest missile launch
  • Late penalty earns Esteghlal win, Al Ahlis share spoils
  • Flynn declines US Senate subpoena in Russia probe
  • Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro's new congress plan
  • Man set on fire during Venezuela protests
  • Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts
  • UN's North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
  • Brazil top court ruling on Temer probe to await tape analysis
  • Army major who used kashmiri as 'human shield' awarded
  • Morgan Stanley shareholders approve executive compensation plan
  • 125 social workers, 6 social institutions selected for state-level Dr Ambedkar Social Utthan and Shahu-Phule-Ambedkar awards
  • Inarritu puts a border guard's gun to your head in VR film at Cannes
  • Thane-Synagogue Secretary booked for demanding money
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Motorist slams car into Times Square pedestrians, killing one, injuring 22

19 May 2017 | 2:04 AM

By Daniel Trotta and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) A former US Navy sailor slammed his car into pedestrians in New York City's packed Times Square today, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding 22 people, and authorities said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.

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Man stabs policeman and soldier at Milan train station - media

19 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

MILAN, May 18 (Reuters) A man of North African origin stabbed an army officer and a policeman at the main train station in Italy's second city Milan today evening, Italian newspapers reported.

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Case of slain Archbishop Romero reopened by judge in El Salvador

19 May 2017 | 2:03 AM

SAN SALVADOR, May 18 (Reuters) A judge in El Salvador today reopened the nearly four-decade-old case of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero, an icon of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, and asked that prosecutors seek criminal charges against the main suspect.

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Mayhem in Times Square: Car leaves path of destruction

19 May 2017 | 2:02 AM

By Daniel Trotta and Andrew Chung NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) Seconds before impact, two women pushed their baby strollers right where the car would begin its path of destruction through Times Square.

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Mattis: US isn't widening role in Syria's war, despite strikes

19 May 2017 | 1:41 AM

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) The United States is not deepening its role in Syria's civil war but will act defensively when needed, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today, after strikes against advancing militia backed by Syria's government.

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Indian migrant worker dies after leaving Qatar World Cup venue

19 May 2017 | 1:38 AM

CAIRO, May 18 (Reuters) An Indian man working on a Qatar World Cup stadium where rights groups say labour abuses have occurred, died of a heart attack this month in an incident the tournament's organisers said on Thursday was not due to his working conditions.

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French far-right leader Le Pen to run for parliamentary seat

19 May 2017 | 1:33 AM

PARIS, May 18 (Reuters) Defeated French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said today she would run for parliament in June's legislative elections because it was crucial there were lawmakers ready to oppose Emmanuel Macron's policies.

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Trump: special counsel appointment 'hurts our country terribly' -TV reports

19 May 2017 | 1:31 AM

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) President Donald Trump said today the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia and the US presidential election "hurts our country terribly" as it shows how divided the United States is, CNN and CNBC reported.

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Facebook wins dismissal of US lawsuits linked to terrorism

19 May 2017 | 1:30 AM

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) A federal judge today dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews.

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Brazil's President Temer denies allegations, says he will not resign

19 May 2017 | 1:25 AM

BRASILIA, May 18 (Reuters) Brazil's President Michel Temer denied today allegations that he condoned the payment of a bribe to silence a potential witness in the country's biggest-ever corruption scandal and said he would not resign.

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Trump says he is close to picking new FBI director, Lieberman among top candidates

19 May 2017 | 1:24 AM

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) President Donald Trump said today he was close to selecting a new FBI director and that former senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman was among the top candidates.

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France under Macron signals shift in Libya policy, towards Haftar

19 May 2017 | 1:23 AM

PARIS, May 18 (Reuters) France said today it was reviewing its position on the Libyan conflict and for the first time openly called for a united national army that included eastern militia commander Khalifa Haftar to battle Islamist militants.

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US plans new package of Venezuela sanctions soon -sources

19 May 2017 | 1:21 AM

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) The Trump administration plans to impose new sanctions soon on Venezuelan individuals for alleged human rights violations amid US concern over the Venezuelan government's crackdown on unrest, congressional aides said today.

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Germany investgates military students suspected of far-right links - paper

19 May 2017 | 1:19 AM

BERLIN, May 18 (Reuters) German investigators are investigating four students at a military university in Munich on suspicion of far-right links, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported today, fuelling concerns that extremist networks have taken hold in the Bundeswehr.

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French ecology minister says nuclear will be 50 per cent by 2025

19 May 2017 | 12:38 AM

PARIS, May 18 (Reuters) New Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot said today France would seek to reduce the share of nuclear in the power mix to 50 percent by 2025 and would close its oldest nuclear power plant.

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Ex-CIA chief Brennan to testify before House Intelligence Committee

19 May 2017 | 12:37 AM

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan will appear before the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on May 23, as part of its investigation of Russia and the 2016 US election, the committee said.

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US-led coalition strike sought to stop advance on Tanf base in south Syria - pro-Assad commander

19 May 2017 | 12:36 AM

BEIRUT, May 18 (Reuters) A "warning raid" by the US-led coalition today sought to prevent an attempted advance towards Tanf base in southern Syria, said a commander in the alliance fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Soundgarden frontman Cornell died of hanging by suicide: medical examiner

19 May 2017 | 12:34 AM

Undated, May 18 (Reuters) Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died of hanging by suicide, the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said today.

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UN counterterror chief: Europe faces return of 'dangerous' IS fighters

19 May 2017 | 12:32 AM

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) Europe will face an exodus of Islamic State fighters defeated in Syria and Iraq this year, more dangerous and battle hardened than previous returnees, the head of the UN Security Council's counterterrorism agency said today.

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Former Senator Lieberman is front-runner for FBI post -Politico, CNN

19 May 2017 | 12:30 AM

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) Former Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has emerged as the front-runner to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Politico and CNN reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

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Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries seize air base from IS

19 May 2017 | 12:09 AM

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, May 18 (Reuters) Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State militants on Thursday, gaining a strategic foothold in the western desert as they push towards the Syrian border.

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Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries seize air base from IS

18 May 2017 | 11:49 PM

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, May 18 (Reuters) Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State militants today, gaining a strategic foothold in the western desert as they push towards the Syrian border.

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Brazil's Supreme Court approves probe into Temer -Globo TV

18 May 2017 | 11:47 PM

SAO PAULO, May 18 (Reuters) Brazil's Supreme Court has approved an investigation of President Michel Temer after he was purportedly taped agreeing to bribe a powerful witness in a sprawling anti-graft investigation, Globo TV reported today without citing a source.

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Facebook wins dismissal of US lawsuits linked to terrorism

Facebook wins dismissal of US lawsuits linked to terrorism

18 May 2017 | 10:58 PM

NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) A federal judge today dismissed two lawsuits accusing Facebook Inc of supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their aims, including violence against Jews.

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Car rams Times Square pedestrians, kills one, injures others

Car rams Times Square pedestrians, kills one, injures others

18 May 2017 | 10:49 PM

By Daniel Trotta and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) A speeding car crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's busy Times Square today, killing one person and injuring at least 12, and police said the incident did not appear to be an act of terrorism, witnesses, police and news media said.

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Back on the attack, Trump decries 'single greatest witch hunt' in US history

18 May 2017 | 10:21 PM

By Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) President Donald Trump lashed out today over his Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, calling it "the single greatest witch hunt" in US history.

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Car rams Times Square pedestrians, causing casualties-witnesses

Car rams Times Square pedestrians, causing casualties-witnesses

18 May 2017 | 10:17 PM

NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) A speeding car crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's busy Times Square today, causing multiple injuries, witnesses said.

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US Treasury pledges no special treatment for Trump in investment reviews

18 May 2017 | 10:15 PM

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin today pledged to treat "very seriously" any business dealings President Donald Trump or his family might have with foreign companies flagged by officials as national security risks.

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Bitcoin's murkier rivals line up to displace it as cybercriminals' favourite

18 May 2017 | 10:07 PM

* Bitcoin's size accounts for popularity among cybercriminals * Those who do not take extra steps can be traced * Next-generation cryptocurrencies more secure, still small By Jemima Kelly LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it.

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Macron's party likely to win absolute majority in French parliamentary vote-poll

18 May 2017 | 10:02 PM

PARIS, May 18 (Reuters) French President Emmanuel Macron's new party is likely to win an absolute majority in legislative elections next month, an opinion poll said today.

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