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  • PM Abe: Japan will take steps with US to deter NKorea
  • Lenovo's struggling mobile business sets sites on high-end market
  • NKorea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests
  • NKorea missile a Scud that flew 450 km -SKorea military
  • Trump briefed on North Korean firing of projectile -White House
  • Japan protests NKorea missile, warns of danger to planes, ships
  • UK police arrest 15th person in connection with Manchester attack
  • Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151
  • Scandal-hit Brazilian leader Temer picks new justice minister
  • Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery
  • Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports
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  • Swedish drama 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival
  • Swedish drama 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival
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BA plans to fly all long haul services from Heathrow on Sunday -CEO Cruz

28 May 2017 | 8:42 PM

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Airways plans to fly all long haul services from Heathrow today, but due to overcrowding passengers will not be admitted to the airport terminal until 90 minutes before their flight, chief executive Alex Cruz said.

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Unannounced, new Russian passenger plane completes maiden flight

28 May 2017 | 8:20 PM

By Gleb Stolyarov and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW, May 28 (Reuters) Russia completed the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane today, its first foray into mainline commercial aircraft since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Families of five Bahrainis say burial of loved ones without their consent a crime

28 May 2017 | 7:56 PM

DUBAI, May 28 (Reuters) The families of five Bahrainis killed during a security raid last week accused authorities of depriving them from bidding farewell to their loved ones after authorities buried the bodies without their permission.

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Descendants of Saudi Wahhabism founder distance themselves from Qatar

28 May 2017 | 7:54 PM

DUBAI, May 28 (Reuters) Descendents of the founding father of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi brand of Islam have sought to distance themselves from Qatar's ruling family, according to a statement published today, in a further sign of a rift among Gulf Arab states.

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Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

28 May 2017 | 7:32 PM

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said today that many of the leaks from the White House were "fake news," following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.

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Germany to decide about troop withdrawal from Turkey by mid-June

Germany to decide about troop withdrawal from Turkey by mid-June

28 May 2017 | 7:23 PM

BERLIN, May 28 (Reuters) Germany, whose relations with Turkey have been strained by a series of rows, will decide within two weeks whether to withdraw troops deployed at Turkey's Incirlik air force base, a German Foreign Ministry official said today.

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Italy's Renzi suggests next election be synchronized with Germany's

28 May 2017 | 7:18 PM

MILAN, May 28 (Reuters) Former prime minister Matteo Renzi suggested today that Italy's next election be held at the same time as Germany's, saying this made sense "from a European perspective".

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BA plans to fly all long haul services from Heathrow today -CEO Cruz

28 May 2017 | 7:00 PM

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Airways plans to fly all long haul services from Heathrow today, but due to overcrowding passengers will not be admitted to the airport terminal until 90 minutes before their flight, chief executive Alex Cruz said.

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Russia makes first test flight of new passenger aircraft MC-21

Russia makes first test flight of new passenger aircraft MC-21

28 May 2017 | 6:51 PM

Moscow, May 28 (UNI) Russian President Vladimir Putin today congratulated Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and the staff of Irkut Corporation on the first flight of a new Russian medium-haul passenger aircraft, MC-21.

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Netanyahu appoints new minister to oversee Israel telecom reforms

28 May 2017 | 6:13 PM

JERUSALEM, May 28 (Reuters) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed today Ayoob Kara, a minister in his Likud party, as communications minister, who will oversee Israel's telecom market as it undergoes significant reforms.

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Iran to hold tender for Azadegan field "within days"- NIOC chief

28 May 2017 | 6:07 PM

May 28 (Reuters) A tender to develop Iran's Azadegan oil field will be held before next Friday, National Iranian Oil Company Managing Director Ali Kardor told state-run Press TV on Sunday.

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British Airways resumes flights from London after IT outage but many passengers still wait

British Airways resumes flights from London after IT outage but many passengers still wait

28 May 2017 | 5:34 PM

* BA aims to operate near normal schedule on Sunday * But Heathrow says expects BA flight delays and cancellations * Global computer system failure caused chaos on Saturday * Thousands wait at Heathrow airport on Sunday * Airline said a power supply issue was to blame

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports today after a global computer system failure created chaos, but hundreds of passengers were still waiting for hours at London Heathrow.

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Britain says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large

28 May 2017 | 5:13 PM

* Police operation still at "full tilt" - interior minister * Police have issued picture of bomber * Threat level reduced a notch by authorities (Adds detail on plots, comments on internet firms) By Phil Noble MANCHESTER, England, May 28 (Reuters) Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd said today, after the terrorism threat level was lowered due to significant progress in the investigation.

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UK looking to increase pressure on internet firms over extremist material -minister

28 May 2017 | 5:09 PM

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) Britain is looking at range of options to put pressure on internet companies to do more to take down extremist material, Security Minister Ben Wallace said today.

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UK PM May's lead narrows after Manchester attack placing landslide win in doubt

UK PM May's lead narrows after Manchester attack placing landslide win in doubt

28 May 2017 | 5:04 PM

By Guy Faulconbridge and Michael Holden

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed sharply, according to opinion polls published since the Manchester attack, suggesting she might not win the landslide predicted just a month ago.

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Congo militiamen free one French, three Congolese mine workers

28 May 2017 | 5:04 PM

PARIS/KINSHASA, May 28 (Reuters) Militiamen have a freed French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March during an attack on Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry said today.

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Britain says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large

Britain says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large

28 May 2017 | 4:12 PM

* Police operation still at "full tilt" - interior minister * Police have issued picture of bomber * Threat level reduced a notch by authorities By Phil Noble MANCHESTER, May 28 (Reuters) Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd said today, after the terrorism threat level was lowered due to significant progress in the investigation.

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UK defence minister denies report of divisions in PM May's team

UK defence minister denies report of divisions in PM May's team

28 May 2017 | 4:07 PM

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today denied media reports of divisions in Prime Minister Theresa May's team ahead of a June 8 election.

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British Airways resumes flights from London after IT outage causes chaos

28 May 2017 | 3:53 PM

* BA aims to operate near normal schedule on Sunday * But Heathrow says expects BA flight delays and cancellations * Global computer system failure caused chaos on Saturday * Airline said a power supply issue was to blame (Adds details on financial, reputational impact) By Guy Faulconbridge and Kylie MacLellan LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports today after a global computer system failure created chaos, leaving planes grounded and thousands of passengers queuing for hours.

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French hostage freed in Congo - Macron's office

28 May 2017 | 3:37 PM

PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) A French national who had been kidnapped at the start of March in Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, according to a statement from the office of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Bodies of civilians dumped near Philippines city besieged by Islamists

Bodies of civilians dumped near Philippines city besieged by Islamists

28 May 2017 | 3:36 PM

* Bodies found shot in head, hands tied * "Traitor" sign left with bodies * Military says investigating reports of more "atrocities" * Rebels resist rockets, artillery assault * Duterte cancels Japan trip (Updates death toll, adds details throughout) By Tom Allard MARAWI CITY, Philippines, May 28 (Reuters) Bodies of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippine city today as a six-day occupation by Islamist rebels fending off a military onslaught took a more sinister turn.

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Cambodia opposition says to win majority in local, national vote

28 May 2017 | 3:28 PM

By Prak Chan Thul Prey Veng, May 28 (Reuters) Cambodia's opposition leader today said his party will secure a majority win in a local election next month and a general election next year, pointing to a stronger, more united opposition to challenge the rule of veteran Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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British Airways resumes flights from London after IT outage causes chaos

British Airways resumes flights from London after IT outage causes chaos

28 May 2017 | 2:48 PM

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kylie MacLellan

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure sowed chaos, leaving planes grounded and thousands of passengers queuing for hours.

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UK says making progress with tech companies on getting encrypted militant messages

28 May 2017 | 2:43 PM

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) Britain is making good progress with technology companies on getting access to the encrypted messages of militant suspects, interior minister Amber Rudd said today.

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UK PM May's Conservatives maintain 14-point lead over Labour -ICM poll

UK PM May's Conservatives maintain 14-point lead over Labour -ICM poll

28 May 2017 | 2:42 PM

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has a 14 percentage point lead over the main opposition Labour Party ahead of a June 8 election, according to an ICM opinion poll published in the Sun newspaper today.

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Britain's Heathrow airport says expects more delays and cancellations of BA flights

28 May 2017 | 2:05 PM

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) London's Heathrow Airport said it expected further delays and cancellations of British Airways flights today and told passengers not to travel to the airport unless they were rebooked on other flights.

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British Airways says resumes flights from Gatwick and Heathrow

British Airways says resumes flights from Gatwick and Heathrow

28 May 2017 | 1:31 PM

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports today after a global computer system failure sowed chaos, grounding planes and leaving thousands of passengers queuing for hours.

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Turkish military says kills 13 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Turkish military says kills 13 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

28 May 2017 | 1:16 PM

ANKARA, May 28 (Reuters) Turkey's military killed 13 members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq today, the military said in a statement.

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British Airways says restarts flights from Gatwick and Heathrow

28 May 2017 | 1:14 PM

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) British Airways said it aimed to operate a near normal schedule of flights from Gatwick airport and the majority of flights from Heathrow today after a global computer system caused chaos for thousands of customers.

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Canada opposition picks young social conservative to take on Trudeau

Canada opposition picks young social conservative to take on Trudeau

28 May 2017 | 12:52 PM

 OTTAWA, May 28 (Reuters) Canada's official opposition Conservatives chose a little-known, 38-year-old leader to fight a 2019 election against Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but only after a fierce contest that revealed internal divisions.

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