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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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One dead, "catastrophic" injuries after UK parliament attack -PA

One dead, "catastrophic" injuries after UK parliament attack -PA

22 Mar 2017 | 10:20 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) One woman has died and other people are being treated for "catastrophic" injuries after an attack near parliament today, British news agency Press Association reported, citing a junior doctor at a central London hospital.

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Scottish parliament increases security, says no indication of threat to Scotland

22 Mar 2017 | 10:09 PM

EDINBURGH, Mar 22 (Reuters) Scotland's devolved parliament will increase security measures with immediate effect following today's attack on Britain's parliament at Westminster in London.

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US says closely monitoring 'concerning situation' in London

22 Mar 2017 | 9:53 PM

WASHINGTON, Mar 22 (Reuters) The US State Department said today it was closely monitoring the "concerning situation" near to Britain's Houses of Parliament and offered to assist in any way after a policeman was stabbed and several people injured in an attack.

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Pakistan seeks Facebook meeting, threatens action over blasphemy

22 Mar 2017 | 9:53 PM

* Government intensifies pressure on social media companies * Growing concern over blasphemous online postings * Meeting planned with Facebook, no date set By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Mar 22 (Reuters) Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said today, adding that he had requested a meeting with Facebook.

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One shot, several injured in UK parliament "terrorist incident"

One shot, several injured in UK parliament "terrorist incident"

22 Mar 2017 | 9:40 PM

By Toby Melville LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured today close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident.

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In time of crisis, Venezuelans help the hungry

22 Mar 2017 | 9:35 PM

By Andreina Aponte CARACAS, Mar 22 (Reuters) Their clothes torn and dirty, nine barefoot children yell and applaud as a convoy of cars approaches on a busy street in Venezuela's capital.

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Assailant shot, policeman stabbed and several injured in UK parliament incident

Assailant shot, policeman stabbed and several injured in UK parliament incident

22 Mar 2017 | 9:30 PM

By Toby Melville LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) A policeman was stabbed inside the perimeter of Britain's parliament building today, an assailant was shot outside and several people lay bleeding on a nearby bridge, Reuters witnesses and officials said.

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British police say treating incident near parliament as terrorism-related

22 Mar 2017 | 9:13 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) British police said they were treating an incident in which a policeman was stabbed inside the perimeter of Britain's parliament building as a terrorist incident.

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Assailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliament

Assailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliament

22 Mar 2017 | 9:06 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) An assailant was shot outside the British parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said today after loud bangs were heard and a Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen injured people on a nearby bridge.

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British Prime Minister May is safe after attack in parliament - spokesman

22 Mar 2017 | 9:02 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May is safe after an assailant was shot outside parliament by armed police today, a spokesman for her office said.

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Assailant who stabbed policeman inside UK parliament has been shot - lawmaker

22 Mar 2017 | 9:01 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) An assailant who stabbed a policeman inside the perimeter of Britain's parliament was shot by police, David Lidington, the leader of the House of Commons, told parliament.

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British police say firearms incident at Westminister bridge

22 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) London police said they were called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge near the British parliament today.

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Amazon.com agrees in principle to buy Middle East's Souq.com -sources

22 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

DUBAI, Mar 22 (Reuters) Amazon.

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Bangs similar to gunfire heard outside Britain's parliament, two people treated

22 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) Loud bangs similar to gunfire were heard outside Britain's parliament today and two people were seen being treated inside the gates by medical staff, according to a Reuters witness.

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Pentagon says no indication of civilian casualties in Raqqa strike

22 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

WASHINGTON, Mar 22 (Reuters) The Pentagon said today that there were no indications that a US-led coalition air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa had hit civilians, but that it would carry out further investigations.

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At least a dozen injured near UK parliament - Reuters photographer

22 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) A least a dozen people have been injured on Westminster Bridge after large bangs were heard outside the British parliament, a Reuters photographer said today.

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US to set up zones for refugees in fight against Islamic State -Tillerson

22 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

WASHINGTON, Mar 22 (Reuters) The United States will increase pressure on Islamic State and al Qaeda and work to set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the battle to defeat the groups, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today.

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Germany says has no plans to restrict electronics on some flights

22 Mar 2017 | 7:53 PM

BERLIN, Mar 22 (Reuters) Germany said on Wednesday it has no plans to introduce restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as the United States and Britain have announced.

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Russian troops go to Syrian area shelled by Turkey, Kurdish YPG says

22 Mar 2017 | 7:53 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 22 (Reuters) Russian forces went to a Kurdish-controlled area of northwestern Syria that was shelled by Turkey today, the spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia said.

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Lawyer for wife of France's Fillon denies new media reports on sleaze probe

22 Mar 2017 | 7:26 PM

PARIS, Mar 22 (Reuters) A lawyer for the wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon denied media reports that false documents may have been supplied to justify work and payments between the couple that are being investigated by magistrates.

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Germany's new president says Erdogan jeopardising Turkish success

22 Mar 2017 | 7:25 PM

BERLIN, Mar 22 (Reuters) Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier used his first speech as president to issue a stark warning to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, saying he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent years and damaging ties with its partners.

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Britain's May to meet Poland's Kaczynski

22 Mar 2017 | 7:25 PM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet the leader of Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, on Wednesday, a spokesman said.

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Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul

22 Mar 2017 | 7:24 PM

* Militant shelling hits civilians in west Mosul * Iraqi forces building defenses around Old City * Suicide bombers threaten Iraqi frontline posts By Hamuda Hassan MOSUL, Mar 22 (Reuters) Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City.

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Ukraine bars Russia's entry for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

22 Mar 2017 | 6:56 PM

KIEV, Mar 22 (Reuters) Ukraine has barred Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country because she violated Ukrainian laws, the spokeswoman for Ukraine's state security service said today.

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US-led coalition air-drops forces in Raqqa province - SDF statement

22 Mar 2017 | 6:45 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 22 (Reuters) The US-led coalition air-dropped US and allied Syrian forces near Tabqa in Raqqa province, expanding a campaign by the Syrian Democratic Forces militias against Islamic State, the SDF's Raqqa campaign said today.

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Global court gives Congo's Bemba an extra year for witness bribing

22 Mar 2017 | 4:37 PM

THE HAGUE, Mar 22 (Reuters) Judges at the International Criminal Court today added a year to Jean-Pierre Bemba's 18-year jail term following the former Congolese vice president's conviction for attempting to bribe witnesses during his war crimes trial.

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Kremlin says French media report on Fillon's Putin introduction is "fake news"

22 Mar 2017 | 4:37 PM

MOSCOW, Mar 22 (Reuters) A French media report alleging that presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid to arrange introductions to Russian President Vladimir Putin is "fake news," Russia's Kremlin said today.

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Syrian army sends reinforcements as rebels press Hama attack

22 Mar 2017 | 4:00 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 22 (Reuters) The Syrian army is sending reinforcements to face a major rebel offensive in Hama province, a Syrian military source told Reuters today, as insurgents pressed an attack in a western area critically important to President Bashar al-Assad.

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Erdogan warns Europeans "will not walk safely" if current attitude persists

22 Mar 2017 | 3:59 PM

ANKARA, Mar 22 (Reuters) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said today that Europeans across the world would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude.

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Red Cross warns on mass hunger in Yemen, Somalia

22 Mar 2017 | 3:59 PM

GENEVA, Mar 22 (Reuters) There is a window of only three to four months to avert mass starvation in Yemen and Somalia, plagued by conflict and drought, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today in an appeal for funding.

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