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Taliban attackers kill at least 140 soldiers at Afghan base -officials

22 Apr 2017 | 6:25 PM

By Abdul Matin and Hamid Shalizi MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL, Afghanistan, Apr 22 (Reuters) At least 140 Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said today, in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base.

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Confusion, chaos after Taliban breach Afghan base in deadly attack

22 Apr 2017 | 6:08 PM

By Abdul Matin MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Apr 22 (Reuters) Afghan soldier Zabihullah was chatting with an army comrade at their military base in northern Afghanistan when gunfire interrupted their quiet yesterday afternoon.

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2 perpetrators of terror attacks killed in Russia: National Anti-terrorism Committee

22 Apr 2017 | 6:02 PM

Moscow, Apr 22 (UNI) Two suspected perpetrators of terror attacks in Russia were killed in the southern Stavropol Region with one of them being trained in ISIS military camp, Russia’s National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) said in a statement today.

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Canary Islands battles two-mile oil slick after ferry crash

22 Apr 2017 | 5:40 PM

MADRID, Apr 22 (Reuters) Emergency teams in the Canary Islands raced today to contain a three-kilometre oil slick caused by a ferry crashing into underwater fuel pipes, the regional government said in a statement.

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Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island -army

22 Apr 2017 | 5:31 PM

MANILA, Apr 22 (Reuters) A leader of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group has been killed in a shootout with Philippine soldiers on the island of Bohol, where the military is hunting down insurgents planning to kidnap tourists, the military and officials said today.

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American Airlines' employee suspended after row with passengers

American Airlines' employee suspended after row with passengers

22 Apr 2017 | 5:25 PM

By Timothy Mclaughlin Undated, Apr 22 (Reuters) American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew, several passengers and a crying woman carrying a young child.

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Thousands of ex-Taliban fighters may have entered Germany - report

22 Apr 2017 | 5:07 PM

BERLIN, Apr 22 (Reuters) Thousands of former Taliban fighters may have entered Germany over the past two years among an influx of more than a million migrants and refugees, Der Spiegel magazine reported today.

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Police injured in protests against right-wing AfD party congress

Police injured in protests against right-wing AfD party congress

22 Apr 2017 | 4:56 PM

COLOGNE, Germany, Apr 22 (Reuters) Two police officers were injured and a police car was set ablaze during protests in Cologne today, police said, as some 600 delegates of the deeply divided anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party met to discuss policy for September's national elections.

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Russian troops kill two Islamic State-trained militants -Anti-Terror Committee

22 Apr 2017 | 4:52 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 22 (Reuters) Russian authorities said today security forces had killed two armed militants who had been trained by Islamic State and were planning a series of "terrorist crimes", Russian news agencies reported.

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US scientists to protest Trump policies at Earth Day rally in Washington

US scientists to protest Trump policies at Earth Day rally in Washington

22 Apr 2017 | 4:22 PM

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Apr 22 (Reuters) US scientists will stage an unprecedented protest today, a March for Science provoked by steep cuts President Donald Trump has proposed for science and research budgets, and growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge.

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Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake two more western districts

22 Apr 2017 | 4:12 PM

By Maher Chmaytelli MOSUL, Iraq, Apr 22 (Reuters) Pushing carts loaded with bags, babies and the elderly, hundreds of people fled Mosul on Saturday after Iraqi forces retook two more districts in the west of the city from Islamic State.

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Lebanese army arrests 10 suspected militants in raid near Syrian border

22 Apr 2017 | 3:30 PM

BEIRUT, Apr 22 (Reuters) Lebanon's army said it arrested ten suspected members of militant groups on Saturday after they came over the northeastern border from Syria, and a security source said a local Islamic State leader was killed in the same raid.

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German intelligence spied on Interpol - Spiegel

22 Apr 2017 | 3:24 PM

BERLIN, Apr 22 (Reuters) Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency spied on the Interpol international police agency for years and on the group's country liaison offices in dozens of countries such as Austria, Greece and the United States, a German magazine said.

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Top critic of Philippine leader lauds policemen over cash-for-kills claim

22 Apr 2017 | 3:19 PM

MANILA, Apr 22 (Reuters) A jailed critic of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte today praised police who alleged in a Reuters report that officers received cash for executing drug suspects, and said an international criminal case should be filed against the president for crimes against humanity.

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Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

22 Apr 2017 | 3:16 PM

MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL, Afghanistan, Apr 22 (Reuters) As many as 140 Afghan soldiers were killed yesterday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

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Trump warming to EU trade deal with Britain behind in queue -Times

22 Apr 2017 | 3:07 PM

LONDON, Apr 22 (Reuters) The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported today, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion.

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Lebanese army arrests 10 suspected militants in raid near Syrian border

22 Apr 2017 | 2:59 PM

BEIRUT, Apr 22 (Reuters) Lebanon's army said it arrested ten suspected members of militant groups on Saturday after they came over the northeastern border from Syria, and a security source said a local Islamic State leader was killed in the same raid.

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Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake another western district

22 Apr 2017 | 2:02 PM

By Maher Chmaytelli MOSUL, Iraq, Apr 22 (Reuters) Pushing carts loaded with bags, babies and the elderly, hundreds of people fled Mosul today after Iraqi forces retook another district in the west of the city from Islamic State.

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Poland Q1 GDP grew more than 3.5 pct - Dep PM

22 Apr 2017 | 1:49 PM

WARSAW, Apr 22 (Reuters) Poland's gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter grew decisively more than 3.

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Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

22 Apr 2017 | 12:53 PM

* Washington will honour controversial refugee deal - Pence * Up to 1,250 asylum seekers to resettle in United States * Australia to take Latin American refugees in return * U.

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China WMP growth eases in Q1 amid crackdown - regulator

22 Apr 2017 | 12:42 PM

* Banks' WMPs up 18.

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China c.bank chief says 6.5 pct growth target "within reach"

22 Apr 2017 | 12:01 PM

SHANGHAI, Apr 22 (Reuters) China's 2017 growth target of 6.

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Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

22 Apr 2017 | 11:08 AM

By Colin Packham and Roberta Rampton SYDNEY, Apr 22 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence said today the United States would honour a controversial refugee deal with Australia, under which the United States would resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers, a deal President Donald Trump had described as "dumb".

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Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible - Pence

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible - Pence

22 Apr 2017 | 11:00 AM

SYDNEY, Apr 22 (Reuters) Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can be achieved peacefully because of Washington's new engagement with China, US Vice President Mike Pence said today, despite growing fears North Korea could soon conduct a new nuclear test.

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China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting space lab

22 Apr 2017 | 10:59 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr 22 (Reuters) China's first cargo spacecraft docked successfully with the Tiangong-2 space lab today, the official Xinhua news agency reported, marking a major step towards Beijing's goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022.

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Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

22 Apr 2017 | 10:56 AM

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Apr 22 (Reuters) As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

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China WMP growth eases in Q1 amid crackdown - regulator

22 Apr 2017 | 10:34 AM

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Apr 22 (Reuters) The growth of Chinese wealth management products (WMPs) and interbank liabilities eased in the first quarter of the year, China's banking regulator said late on Friday, amid a crackdown by Beijing on risky behaviour in the financial markets.

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Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

22 Apr 2017 | 9:51 AM

SYDNEY, Apr 22 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence said today the United States would honour a controversial refugee deal with Australia, under which the United States would resettle 1,250 asylum seekers, a deal President Donald Trump had described as "dumb".

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Russian lawmaker's son gets 27 years prison in US hacking case

22 Apr 2017 | 9:50 AM

(Rptng, correcting date) Undated, Apr 22 (Reuters) The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced by a US federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of a cyber assault on thousands of US businesses, marking the longest ever hacking-related sentence in the United States.

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Air China says Beijing green-lights ownership reforms of cargo business

22 Apr 2017 | 9:48 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr 22 (Reuters) Air China Ltd has received the green light from Beijing to push ahead with mixed-ownership reform of its air freight logistics business, the firm said late, signalling a potential shake-up of China's cargo carrier market.

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