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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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Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk of collapse

26 Mar 2017 | 5:34 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 26 (Reuters) Islamic State has warned that the Tabqa dam, which a US-backed Kurdish and Arab militia is trying to capture from the militant group, is at imminent risk of collapse because of airstrikes and increased water levels.

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Ohio nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 14 wounded; shooter at large

26 Mar 2017 | 5:34 PM

By Caleb Hughes CINCINNATI, Mar 26 (Reuters) Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, today morning, killing at least one person and injuring 14, and police said they were still looking for the shooter.

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Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at Moscow protest

26 Mar 2017 | 5:33 PM

MOSCOW, Mar 26 (Reuters) Russian police detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny in central Moscow today at a rally which Navalny had called to protest against corruption.

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Egyptian court jails 56 over migrant boat shipwreck -judicial sources

26 Mar 2017 | 5:32 PM

CAIRO, Mar 26 (Reuters) An Egyptian court sentenced 56 people to prison today over the capsizing of a migrant boat that left over 200 people dead last year, judicial sources said.

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France's Le Pen says euro exit

France's Le Pen says euro exit "wouldn't be chaos"

26 Mar 2017 | 5:26 PM

* Says would wait until after German election for euro talks * Says euro bad for French purchasing power, competitiveness PARIS, Mar 26 (Reuters) French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen sought today to reassure voters concerned over her plans to withdraw the country from the euro zone, saying it "wouldn't be chaos" and she would seek "well-prepared" talks with other European Union countries.

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US-backed Syrian militia makes gains against Islamic State

26 Mar 2017 | 4:24 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 26 (Reuters) A Kurdish and Arab Syrian militia backed by the United States has captured the town of Karama as it prepares for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa that it expects to take place in early April, it said today.

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Dozens detained in anti-corruption protests across Russia

26 Mar 2017 | 4:23 PM

VLADIVOSTOK/YEKATERINBURG, Mar 26 (Reuters) Several dozen people were detained in protests across Russia today, after the opposition urged people to take to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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OPEC, non-OPEC committee recommends extending output cut by six months

26 Mar 2017 | 4:23 PM

KUWAIT, Mar 26 (Reuters) A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers recommended extending by six months a global deal to reduce oil output, a draft press release from their meeting on Sunday showed.

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China will open more to investors, but others must be fair -c.bank chief

26 Mar 2017 | 4:01 PM

* Governor: Chinese firms should get fair treatment abroad * Says awaiting US decision on moving to trade, investment pacts * Some provinces 'over-indebted', c.

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Snap election to test Bulgaria's divided loyalties

26 Mar 2017 | 4:00 PM

* Centre-right GERB party and leftist Socialists neck-and-neck * Socialists pledge to improve ties with Russia * Election likely to result in fragile coalition By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Angel Krasimirov SOFIA, Mar 26 (Reuters) Bulgarians were voting in a snap general election today, with the centre-right GERB party challenged for power by Socialists who say they will improve ties with Russia even if it means upsetting the country's European Union partners.

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Ohio nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 14 wounded, police say

26 Mar 2017 | 4:00 PM

Undated, Mar 26 (Reuters) Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early today, and police said they believed at least two shooters may have been involved.

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Iraqi military says 61 bodies found in collapsed Mosul building

26 Mar 2017 | 3:42 PM

BAGHDAD, Mar 26 (Reuters) Iraqi's military said today 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that Islamic State boobytrapped in west Mosul, but there was no sign it had been hit by a coalition strike although a large vehicle bomb was discovered nearby.

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One killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting - police

26 Mar 2017 | 3:41 PM

Undated, Mar 26 (Reuters) One person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early today, police said.

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Cost of wide access to EU single market not yet clear - UK minister

26 Mar 2017 | 3:40 PM

LONDON, Mar 26 (Reuters) Interior minister Amber Rudd said today the British government did not yet know what kind of cost there may be for trying to get the "widest possible access" to the European Union's single market.

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Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

26 Mar 2017 | 3:23 PM

* Beijing-backed Carrie Lam becomes first female leader of HK * Activists decry China "interference" in leadership race * Political tension roils public, weighs on economy By James Pomfret and Venus Wu HONG KONG, Mar 26 (Reuters) A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader today amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.

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One killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting - CNN

26 Mar 2017 | 2:58 PM

Undated, Mar 26 (Reuters) One person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early today, CNN reported, citing police.

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Germans in tiny Saarland vote in big test for Merkel

26 Mar 2017 | 2:57 PM

* Vote is first of three German regional elections this year * National election follows in September * Polls show left-leaning alliance could win in Saarland * Saarland could be harbinger of national vote By Paul Carrel and Hakan Erdem BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, Mar 26 (Reuters) Germans in the small western state of Saarland voted today in a regional election that could deliver an upset to Chancellor Angela Merkel and hurt her prospects of winning a fourth term in September's national election.

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End-to-end encryption on messaging services is unacceptable-UK minister

26 Mar 2017 | 2:57 PM

LONDON, Mar 26 (Reuters) British interior minister Amber Rudd said today end-to-end encryption of messages offered by services like Whatsapp are "completely unacceptable" and there should be no "secret place for terrorists to communicate".

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One killed, at least 13 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting - CNN

26 Mar 2017 | 2:55 PM

Undated, Mar 26 (Reuters) One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early today, CNN reported, citing police.

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Iraqi military says 61 bodies pulled from collapsed Mosul site

26 Mar 2017 | 2:11 PM

BAGHDAD, Mar 26 (Reuters) Iraqi's military said today 61 bodies had been recovered from a collapsed building that was boobytrapped by Islamic State in Western Mosul, but there was no sign it had been hit by a coalition strike though a large vehicle bomb was discovered nearby.

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Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

26 Mar 2017 | 1:14 PM

* Beijing-backed Carrie Lam becomes first female leader of HK * Activists decry China "interference" in leadership race * Political tension roils public, weighs on economy By James Pomfret and Venus Wu HONG KONG, Mar 26 (Reuters) A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader today amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.

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Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

26 Mar 2017 | 11:05 AM

* Beijing-backed Carrie Lam becomes first female leader of HK * Activists decry China "interference" in leadership race * Political tension roils public, weighs on economy By James Pomfret and Venus Wu HONG KONG, Mar 26 (Reuters) A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader today amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.

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Carrie Lam selected as Hong Kong's next leader

26 Mar 2017 | 11:05 AM

HONG KONG, Mar 26 (Reuters) Former senior Hong Kong government official Carrie Lam has been elected as the city's next leader by a 1,200-election committee stacked with Beijing loyalists, the Electoral Affairs Commission said today.

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Carrie Lam selected as Hong Kong's next leader - Cable TV

Carrie Lam selected as Hong Kong's next leader - Cable TV

26 Mar 2017 | 10:43 AM

HONG KONG, Mar 26 (Reuters) Former senior Hong Kong government official Carrie Lam was today elected the city's next leader by a 1,200-election committee stacked with Beijing loyalists, according to broadcaster Cable TV.

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French centre-right senators back Macron's presidential bid

French centre-right senators back Macron's presidential bid

26 Mar 2017 | 10:12 AM

PARIS, Mar 26 (Reuters) The frontrunner in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, received yet another boost to his candidacy today when nine lawmakers from a center-right party allied with conservative rival Francois Fillon decided to rally behind him.

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Angry over US healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

Angry over US healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

26 Mar 2017 | 10:09 AM

By Letitia Stein

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla, Mar 26 (Reuters) The day after the flaming out of US President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress.

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Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service

26 Mar 2017 | 9:53 AM

Undated, Mar 26 (Reuters) Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January.

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Chinese authorities block Sydney academic from boarding flight home

26 Mar 2017 | 8:52 AM

By Philip Wen and Peter Gosnell BEIJING/SYDNEY, Mar 26 (Reuters) Chinese authorities have blocked an Australia-based academic from boarding a flight home, Australia said today, after what sources said was repeated interrogation over his links to liberal intellectuals in mainland China.

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Moroccan PM says he has agreed coalition with five other parties

Moroccan PM says he has agreed coalition with five other parties

26 Mar 2017 | 8:38 AM

(Rptg, correcting date) RABAT, Mar 26 (Reuters) Morocco's Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani said yesterday he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock.

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Hong Kong choose new leader amid accusations of China meddling

Hong Kong choose new leader amid accusations of China meddling

26 Mar 2017 | 8:31 AM

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, Mar 26 (Reuters) A small electoral college chooses a new Hong Kong leader today amid accusations of meddling by Beijing, denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse the political tension.

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