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Thousands rally in Malaysia to back Islamic penal code bill

18 Feb 2017 | 7:18 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (Reuters) Tens of thousands of Malaysians rallied in the capital today to support the adoption of a strict Islamic penal code, a proposal religious minorities fear could infringe their rights.

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Elephants on parade in Laos as numbers dwindle

18 Feb 2017 | 7:17 PM

SAYABOURY, Laos, Feb 18 (Reuters) Dozens of elephants, adorned in bright colours and with garlands of flowers, paraded through a Laotian town today in a celebration of a species that has become increasingly scarce in the Southeast Asian country.

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Russia wants pragmatic relations with US, says Lavrov

18 Feb 2017 | 7:16 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) Russia wants to build pragmatic relations with the United States based on mutual respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today.

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T-shirt designer hopes to cash in on North Korean assassination

T-shirt designer hopes to cash in on North Korean assassination

18 Feb 2017 | 6:28 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18 (Reuters) A US-based designer said he hoped to cash in on the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother by selling T-shirts emblazoned with "LOL" in the style worn by his alleged assassin.

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Malaysia arrests N.Korean man as row over Kim Jong Nam's death escalates

Malaysia arrests N.Korean man as row over Kim Jong Nam's death escalates

18 Feb 2017 | 6:20 PM

By Emily Chow and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (Reuters) Malaysian police said today they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as a diplomatic spat over his body escalated.

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Syrian jets strike rebel-held Homs district, death toll mounts - activist, monitors

18 Feb 2017 | 6:19 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 18 (Reuters) Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes in a besieged rebel-held district of Homs today that killed at least two people, adding to a death toll of more than 20 in nearly two weeks of air raids, an activist and monitors said.

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Turkey sets out Raqqa operation plans to US - report

18 Feb 2017 | 6:14 PM

ISTANBUL, Feb 18 (Reuters) Turkey has presented two proposals to the United States for how to carry out a joint military operation to drive Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported today.

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Head of South Sudan's military courts resigns, rebukes government

18 Feb 2017 | 6:13 PM

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Feb 18 (Reuters) The head of South Sudan's military courts has resigned, saying high-level interference made it impossible to discipline soldiers accused of rape and murder amid the nation's civil war, according to a letter seen by Reuters today.

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SpaceX Falcon rocket poised for flight from historic NASA launchpad

18 Feb 2017 | 6:11 PM

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

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China to suspend all imports of coal from North Korea

18 Feb 2017 | 6:11 PM

SHANGHAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea starting Feb 19, the country's commerce ministry said in a notice posted on its website on Saturday, as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country.

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Iran sees oil output reaching 4 mln bpd by mid-April- report

18 Feb 2017 | 5:25 PM

DUBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) Iran expects its oil production to reach 4 million barrels per day by mid-April, a month later than planned, the head of the state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was quoted as saying on Saturday.

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US coalition says IS command center destroyed in Mosul; IS says civilians killed

18 Feb 2017 | 5:11 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 18 (Reuters) The US-led military coalition today said its forces destroyed a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an Islamic State command center.

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Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible

18 Feb 2017 | 5:06 PM

ISTANBUL, Feb 18 (Reuters) Turkish police detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the south-eastern town of Viransehir, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said today.

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Pence pledges US will stand firm with Europe, NATO

18 Feb 2017 | 5:04 PM

By Roberta Rampton MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) Vice President Mike Pence sought today to assure Europe that the United States will back NATO even as it looks for new ways to cooperate with Russia, but was greeted by muted applause by European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump.

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Heavy rain and snow pound California, raising mudslide risk

Heavy rain and snow pound California, raising mudslide risk

18 Feb 2017 | 4:41 PM

By Alex Dobuzinskis and Aron Ranen

 

LOS ANGELES, Feb 18 (Reuters) Intense rain, heavy snow and strong winds lashed California and southern Oregon, prompting the evacuation of more than a hundred homes threatened by mudslides near Los Angeles, officials said.

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China to suspend imports of coal from North Korea

18 Feb 2017 | 4:34 PM

SHANGHAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea starting Feb.

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Former US general Jones: not considered as Trump's security adviser

18 Feb 2017 | 4:34 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) James Jones, a former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, today said on Saturday he is not under consideration to be US President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser.

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Merkel calls for joint efforts with Russia to battle Islamist terrorism

Merkel calls for joint efforts with Russia to battle Islamist terrorism

18 Feb 2017 | 4:32 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Europe's ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was important to work with Russia in the fight against Islamist terrorism.

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Minority Hindus in Pak to have personal law as Senate passes Bill

Minority Hindus in Pak to have personal law as Senate passes Bill

18 Feb 2017 | 3:22 PM

Islamabad, Feb 18 (UNI) The minority Hindu community in Pakistan will have a personal law for the first time from next week when President Mamnoon Hussain gives his assent to Hindu Marriage Bill 2017 passed unanimously by Senate.

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US-led coalition says IS command center destroyed in Mosul medical complex

18 Feb 2017 | 3:14 PM

BAGHDAD, Feb 18 (Reuters) The US-led military coalition on Saturday said its forces struck a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an Islamic State command center.

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Freeport Indonesia CEO resigns after force majeure on copper exports

18 Feb 2017 | 3:14 PM

JAKARTA, Feb 18 (Reuters) Chappy Hakim, the chief executive of Freeport-McMoran Inc's Indonesian unit, has resigned, the firm said in a statement today, after its parent company declared force majeure on copper concentrate shipments from its giant Grasberg mine in Papua.

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Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible

18 Feb 2017 | 3:07 PM

ISTANBUL, Feb 18 (Reuters) Turkish authorities detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the southeastern town of Viransehir, the provincial governor's office said today.

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Germany's Merkel wants to discuss cyber attacks with Russia

Germany's Merkel wants to discuss cyber attacks with Russia

18 Feb 2017 | 3:02 PM

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today she would like to discuss cyber attacks and fake news with Russia, but it was questionable whether the problem of fake news could be successfully addressed before European elections this year.

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