Sunday, Apr 30 2017 | Time 22:21 Hrs(IST)
  • Prez poll: JD(U) trying to form anti-BJP front
  • Joshna is Asian champion, Max Lee takes men's title
  • Civilian injured in firing by gunmen in south Kashmir
  • Odisha Governor Jamir says if he asked to serve, he would
  • Union MoS Piyush Goyal to visit Nagaland tomorrow
  • Divyanga pension hiked to Rs 500 per month in UP
  • Cyclone and heavy rains predicted, alert issued for 13 districts in Bihar
  • 2 held, 40 semi-automatic pistols recovered
  • Nadal eases to 10th Barcelona Open title
  • Turkish President arrives, talks likely on trade, NSG membership
  • Assam Rifles nabs 2 NSCN-K cadres in Nagaland
  • Four injured in bomb explosion at the residence of JD(U) MP Kahkasha Praveen
  • Rains lash HP, Keylong receive fresh snowfall
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  • CPI plans a series of agitation in Bihar on land reforms and unemployment

'Silence of the Lambs' director Jonathan Demme dies at 73- publicist

26 Apr 2017 | 9:30 PM

NEW YORK, Apr 26 (Reuters) Movie director Jonathan Demme, best known for "The Silence of the Lambs" has died at the age of 73, his publicist said today.

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Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people -minister

26 Apr 2017 | 8:49 PM

ABUJA, Apr 26 (Reuters) A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people so far this year, the country's health minister said, as Africa's most populous country and aid organisations attempt to tackle the surge in infections.

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Ex Knights of Malta head defies pope order, plans Rome return

26 Apr 2017 | 8:42 PM

By Philip Pullella ROME, Apr 26 (Reuters) The ousted Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Catholic charity will attend a meeting that could elect his successor, the group said today, in a direct defiance of Pope Francis' order for him to stay away.

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Turkish warplanes kill 6 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq - army

Turkish warplanes kill 6 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq - army

26 Apr 2017 | 8:36 PM

ANKARA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq today and killed six militants, the military said, in a second day of cross-border raids.

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Angola president sets Aug 23 for general elections

Angola president sets Aug 23 for general elections

26 Apr 2017 | 8:25 PM

LUANDA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has signed a decree setting August 23 as the date for general elections, state radio reported today.

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US missile defense system to be operational in days in S Korea -admiral

26 Apr 2017 | 8:11 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (Reuters) A US missile defense system that is being established in South Korea to defend against any North Korean attack should be operational in the coming days, Admiral Harry Harris, the top US commander in the Asia-Pacific, told Congress today.

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Terrorism remains primary security challenge for all peaceful countries: Jaitley

Terrorism remains primary security challenge for all peaceful countries: Jaitley

26 Apr 2017 | 8:07 PM

Moscow/New Delhi, Apr 26 (UNI) Conveying India’s strong solidarity with Russia in the wake of the recent terror attack in St Petersburg, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said the scourge of terrorism remains the primary security challenge for all peaceful countries.

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China urges all sides to work towards peaceful solution on Korean Peninsula

26 Apr 2017 | 7:57 PM

BERLIN, Apr 26 (Reuters) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today urged all sides to ease tensions between North and South Korea and work towards a peaceful solution in the region.

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Two white farmers arrested over death of black South African boy

Two white farmers arrested over death of black South African boy

26 Apr 2017 | 7:56 PM

JOHANNESBURG, Apr 26 (Reuters) Two white South African farmers were arrested on suspicion of murdering a black boy in a farming community in North West province, police said today, as racial violence persists two decades after the end of apartheid.

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Kabul rejects as spin comments by ex-militant spokesman that India, Afghanistan gave help to Pakistani Taliban

26 Apr 2017 | 7:46 PM

KARACHI, Apr 26 (Reuters) Afghanistan today dismissed as spin by Pakistan comments by an ex-Taliban spokesman that Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies gave funds and other assistance to Pakistani Taliban militants to fight Islamabad.

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For some Mosul men, escape leads straight to the interrogator

26 Apr 2017 | 7:12 PM

By Ulf Laessing HAMMAM AL-ALIL CAMP, Iraq, Apr 26 (Reuters) The Iraqi intelligence officer kept barking the same question at the 46-year-old man who was looking nervously at his hands after having escaped Mosul: "Why do you still have a beard?" Having walked with his wife and children across frontlines in Iraq's second-largest city, dodging gun fights between Iraqi forces and Islamic State, the man, Mohammed, was hoping for a tent and the chance to rest in the crowded Hammam al-Alil camp for displaced people.

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EU Parliament begins procedure to lift Le Pen immunity over alleged funds misuse

26 Apr 2017 | 7:09 PM

BRUSSELS, Apr 26 (Reuters) The European Parliament began a procedure that could lead to the lifting of France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's immunity for alleged misuse of European Union funds, the president of the legislature said today.

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Russia says US missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

26 Apr 2017 | 6:59 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 26 (Reuters) Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained today that a US missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them.

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Britain's May says government speaking to Nestle over job cuts

26 Apr 2017 | 6:56 PM

LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) Prime Minister Theresa May said today her government was talking to Nestle after the Swiss-based company announced plans to cut almost 300 jobs in Britain, a move she said was not connected to Brexit.

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Mnuchin says business tax rate at 15 percent in Trump tax plan

26 Apr 2017 | 6:35 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (Reuters) US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the plan for "the biggest tax cut" in U.

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China's ICBC Doha clears more than $86 bln in yuan transactions

26 Apr 2017 | 6:18 PM

By Nawied Jabarkhyl DUBAI, Apr 26 (Reuters) Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has cleared more than 590 billion yuan ($86 billion) in transactions in Qatar in the nearly two years since it opened its clearing centre in the Gulf state, an executive told Reuters.

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Russian military MiG-31 fighter jet crashes in Siberia - agencies

26 Apr 2017 | 6:10 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 26 (Reuters) A MiG-31 fighter jet crashed in eastern Siberia today, the TASS news agency cited the Defence Ministry as saying.

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Turkey main opposition says to appeal to European rights court over referendum

26 Apr 2017 | 6:06 PM

ANKARA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Turkey's main opposition party will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the acceptance of unstamped ballots in the April 16 referendum to expand President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, a party spokeswoman said today.

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EU ponders stronger social protection as populist wave rises

26 Apr 2017 | 6:01 PM

By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS, Apr 26 (Reuters) The European Commission proposed today to strengthen social protection across the bloc as the European Union struggles with a wave of populism triggered by globalisation and a migration crisis.

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Trump to order broad review of US national monuments

26 Apr 2017 | 6:00 PM

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order today to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized - part of a push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development.

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French presidential foes take spin battle to tumble-drier factory

26 Apr 2017 | 5:57 PM

PARIS, Apr 26 (Reuters) Far-right leader Marine Le Pen sought to steal presidential rival Emmanuel Macron's thunder today with a surprise visit to striking workers in northern France, aiming to wrong-foot him while he was campaigning in the same town.

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UK complains to Twitter over withdrawal of access to user data

26 Apr 2017 | 5:53 PM

LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) Britain has protested to Twitter over restricting the government's access to data, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said today.

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UK's May says pensioner incomes will rise, avoids hard commitment

26 Apr 2017 | 5:48 PM

(Rptg, correcting file name) LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May said today that old age pension payments would continue to rise if her party wins a June 8 election, but avoided renewing a pledge made by her predecessor that mandates a minimum 2.

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Trump slams federal court ruling on funding for 'sanctuary cities'

26 Apr 2017 | 5:46 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (Reuters) President Donald Trump today attacked a federal judge's ruling that blocked his executive order seeking to withhold funds from "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants, vowing to appeal it to the US Supreme Court.

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Brexit challenger begins tactical vote campaign, cautions markets over optimism

26 Apr 2017 | 5:40 PM

By Michael Holden LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) Gina Miller, the London investment manager and prominent pro- European Union campaigner, said on Wednesday she would use 300,000 pounds to encourage Britons to vote tactically for candidates in the upcoming election who opposed a "hard Brexit".

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British PM May's Conservatives up 6 pct points on 49 pct, matching Thatcher's 1983 lead - Ipsos MORI

British PM May's Conservatives up 6 pct points on 49 pct, matching Thatcher's 1983 lead - Ipsos MORI

26 Apr 2017 | 4:58 PM

LONDON, Apr 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has increased its lead over the opposition Labour Party and now has 49 per cent support ahead of a June 8 election, a lead equivalent to that held by Margaret Thatcher in 1983, Ipsos MORI said.

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Sarkozy says will vote for Macron in French election

26 Apr 2017 | 4:52 PM

PARIS, Apr 26 (Reuters) French conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy said today he would vote for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

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Twitter reports 6 pct increase in monthly active users

26 Apr 2017 | 4:51 PM

Undated, Apr 26 (Reuters) Twitter Inc reported a 6 percent increase in monthly active users, beating analysts' expectations, after several quarters of stagnating growth.

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Bulgaria opts for Swedish Gripen combat jets

26 Apr 2017 | 4:31 PM

SOFIA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Bulgaria has decided to start talks with Sweden to acquire eight new Gripen combat jets made by SAAB, interim deputy prime minister Stefan Yanev said today.

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Malaysian boy, 11, dies after reported beatings at Islamic school

26 Apr 2017 | 4:29 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Reuters) A 11-year-old Malaysian boy, who suffered alleged abuse at an Islamic school so bad that his legs had to be amputated, died today, state news agency Bernama reported, in a case that has sparked a public outcry in the Muslim-majority country.

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