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  • Goa registers 19.50 pc growth in tourist arrival in 2016
  • UP Assembly Speaker election on Mar 30
  • Pak interfering in India's internal affairs: MEA
  • AAP plans to reach out to people in coming months
  • British police name London attacker as Khalid Masood, 52
  • Nunes apologized to Democrats after surveillance comments - aide
  • Cong MLAs suspended for a day from Guj Assy
  • Prez calls for redoubling goal of TB elimination on eve of World Tuberculosis Day
  • On Pak Resolution Day, India, Pak troops exchange sweets on LoC
  • World is being torn apart by radical ideologies in name of religion: J&K Guv
  • India to go with international view on rights of Sri Lankan Tamils: Govt
  • Goa CM pledges full support to FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
  • Car used in London attack was rented in Birmingham-Enterprise
  • E-learning is fast and cost-effective:Dr Kiran Bedi
  • Goa Revenue Min pays tribute to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia
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Macron would beat Le Pen in French election run-off with 64 pct - Odoxa poll

19 Mar 2017 | 7:07 PM

PARIS, Mar 19 (Reuters) Centrist Emmanuel Macron would be slightly ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential election and then go on to beat her comfortably in the second-round run-off, an Odoxa poll showed today.

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Scottish leader softens stance on possible independence vote timing

19 Mar 2017 | 6:28 PM

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Mar 19 (Reuters) Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today softened her stance on the potential timing of a second independence referendum after Prime Minister Theresa May rejected her call to hold a vote before Britain leaves the European Union.

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Netanyahu's rift with finance minister fuels talk of early Israeli election

19 Mar 2017 | 5:49 PM

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Mar 19 (Reuters) A dispute between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his finance minister over broadcast regulation sparked speculation today that Netanyahu could seek an election two years ahead of schedule.

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Philippines' Duterte welcomes prospect of ICC case, says "brutal" war on drugs to go on

19 Mar 2017 | 4:36 PM

MANILA, Mar 19 (Reuters) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today welcomed the prospect of the International Criminal Court (ICC) putting him on trial over his bloody war on drugs, saying he would not be intimidated and his campaign would be unrelenting and "brutal".

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Smoothly but warily, US and China stick to script in Tillerson visit

19 Mar 2017 | 4:30 PM

By Yeganeh Torbati and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Mar 19 (Reuters) Despite a long list of potential pitfalls, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to China, the first by a senior member of the Trump administration, passed off relatively smoothly although there were no tangible gains to show.

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Libya's NOC says expects to regain Es Sider, Ras Lanuf oil ports

19 Mar 2017 | 4:29 PM

By Aidan Lewis TUNIS, Mar 19 (Reuters) Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has been coordinating with military forces from eastern Libya and has "no reason to believe" it will not regain control of the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil ports, NOC's chairman said.

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Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO and US 'vast sums' for defence

19 Mar 2017 | 4:28 PM

BERLIN, Mar 19 (Reuters) German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen today rejected US President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defence.

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Iraqi forces close in on Mosul mosque as residents flee

19 Mar 2017 | 4:27 PM

By Patrick Markey and John Davison MOSUL, Iraq, Mar 19 (Reuters) Iraqi army helicopters strafed and fired rockets at Islamic State positions in Mosul's Old City today as troops on the ground closed in on the strategic and symbolic prize of the al-Nuri Mosque.

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US Supreme Court’s ideological balance at stake in confirmation fight

19 Mar 2017 | 4:27 PM

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, Mar 19 (Reuters) When President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is sworn in for his Senate confirmation hearing tomorrow, Democrats will make the case that he is a pro-business, social conservative insufficiently independent of the president.

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Chinese defence minister to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese defence minister to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal

19 Mar 2017 | 3:39 PM

BEIJING, Mar 19 (REUTERS) Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan left today for official visits to Sri Lanka and Nepal, the Defence Ministry said, trips that could unnerve neighbouring India.

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Syrian govt forces, rebels clash at east Damascus edges -monitor

19 Mar 2017 | 3:09 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 19 (Reuters) Syrian government forces battled rebel groups at the fringes of Damascus today, after the insurgents launched an attack from the east of the heavily fortified capital, a monitoring group said.

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Malaysia expects more arrests in Kim Jong Nam murder probe -report

19 Mar 2017 | 2:53 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Reuters) Malaysian police are expected to make a few more arrests, including an "important person", in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported today.

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Bangladesh court upholds death sentences over 2004 attack on British envoy

19 Mar 2017 | 2:52 PM

DHAKA, Mar 19 (Reuters) Bangladesh's Supreme Court rejected a final appeal today by a leading militant and two others against death sentences imposed over a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004, lawyers said, meaning they could be hanged at any time.

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Bangladesh court upholds death sentences over 2004 attack on British envoy

19 Mar 2017 | 2:52 PM

DHAKA, Mar 19 (Reuters) Bangladesh's Supreme Court rejected a final appeal today by a leading militant and two others against death sentences imposed over a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004, lawyers said, meaning they could be hanged at any time.

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Spy comments proof Germany supports group behind attempted coup -Erdogan spokesman

19 Mar 2017 | 2:52 PM

ANKARA, Mar 19 (Reuters) Doubts expressed by Germany's spy agency regarding the role of a US-based cleric in last year's attempted coup in Turkey are proof that Berlin supports the organisation behind the attempt, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said today.

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Three suicide bombers kill four people in northeast Nigeria

19 Mar 2017 | 1:52 PM

By Ahmed Kingimi MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Mar 19 (Reuters) Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said today.

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Another Turkish rally possible in Germany before referendum, Erdogan spokesman says

19 Mar 2017 | 1:52 PM

ANKARA, Mar 19 (Reuters) There is a possibility that Turkish ministers could plan another rally in Germany ahead of an April 16 referendum on changing the constitution, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said today, a move that could further heighten tension with Berlin.

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Chinese police boss jailed for buying Australian property with graft money

19 Mar 2017 | 1:51 PM

SHANGHAI, Mar 19 (Reuters) A Chinese court has sentenced a senior police officer to 17 years in prison for his part in a bribes-for-projects scandal, proceeds from which were used to buy two homes in Australia, according to court documents.

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Money transfer firm could take on Orange mobiles in Senegal

19 Mar 2017 | 1:51 PM

* Deal gives Wari access to mobiles for money transfer * New company could challenge Orange's mobile money dominance * Wari to list on West Africa stock exchange after Tigo deal By Nellie Peyton DAKAR, Mar 19 (Reuters) When Senegalese money transfer firm Wari agreed to buy the local mobile arm of Luxembourg-based Millicom International Cellular last month, it set the stage to challenge Orange's hold on mobile phones in French-speaking West Africa.

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As Mosul battle escalates, civilians caught in crossfire

19 Mar 2017 | 1:42 PM

* Air strikes destroy houses in Mosul * Rights groups express concern over mounting toll * Fighters slip away before bombs hit By John Davison MOSUL, Iraq, Mar 19 (Reuters) Shihab Ayed and several other men struggled to push a cart carrying the bodies of his son and wife, wrapped in blankets, through a muddy ditch nearly two miles (3 km) from their destroyed home in Mosul.

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Three suicide bombers kill four outside northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri

19 Mar 2017 | 1:18 PM

(Rptng correcting slug, file number) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Mar 19 (Reuters) Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said today.

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Tillerson says Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China

Tillerson says Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China

19 Mar 2017 | 12:12 PM

BEIJING, Mar 19 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Chinese President Xi Jinping today that President Donald Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China and the opportunity for a visit in the future.

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Person in custody after driving to White House gates and making bomb threat - CNN

19 Mar 2017 | 11:53 AM

Undated, Mar 19 (Reuters) One person was in custody after a car drove up to a White House checkpoint and the driver claimed to have a bomb, CNN reported.

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China opposes trade protectionism, supports free trade-vice premier

19 Mar 2017 | 8:56 AM

BEIJING, Mar 19 (Reuters) China opposes various forms of trade protectionism and supports free trade, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Sunday.

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Chinese Premier Li to visit New Zealand, Australia

19 Mar 2017 | 7:54 AM

SYDNEY, Mar 19 (Reuters) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will travel to New Zealand for talks with government and business leaders next week, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English announced today.

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Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90

19 Mar 2017 | 7:51 AM

By Bill Trott Undated, Mar 19 (Reuters) Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and lyricists, creating raucous anthems that defined the genre's sound and heartbeat, died today at his Missouri home.

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German cybersecurity watchdog raises attack alert level -paper

19 Mar 2017 | 7:39 AM

FRANKFURT, Mar 19 (Reuters) Germany has raised its alert level against against cyber attacks to "heightened readiness" ahead of parliamentary elections, saying government websites are already subjected to daily assault, newspaper Welt am Sonntag said.

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Merger on table for rightist parties in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

19 Mar 2017 | 6:22 AM

By Ethan Lou CALGARY, Alberta, Mar 19 (Reuters) A candidate with plans to merge Alberta's splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province's Progressive Conservatives (PC), the party said today, heralding a political shift in Canada's oil heartland.

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Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen

19 Mar 2017 | 5:53 AM

By Mitra Taj LIMA, Mar 19 (Reuters) A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops.

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Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry dead at 90

19 Mar 2017 | 5:19 AM

By Bill Trott Undated, Mar 19 (Reuters) Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and as the creator of raucous anthems that defined the genre's early sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home.

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