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  • Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race
  • Opposition Labour loses vote on UK austerity, pay cap
  • US to unveil enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban
  • Venezuela hunts rogue helicopter attackers, Maduro foes suspicious
  • Despite healthcare hit, Trump says big surprise on bill could come
  • Brazil's Supreme Court sends Temer charges to lower house
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Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base "disrespectful"

25 Jun 2017 | 10:54 AM

ISTANBUL, Jun 25 (Reuters) Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said today he backed Qatar's response to a list of demands issued by Arab states which have been boycotting the Gulf emirate, and said calls for a Turkish military base there to close were disrespectful.

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Indonesian policeman killed in knife attack by suspected militants

25 Jun 2017 | 10:04 AM

JAKARTA, Jun 25 (Reuters) An Indonesian police officer was stabbed and later died of his wounds in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in the city of Medan, a police spokesman said today.

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Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at 'Five eyes' meeting

25 Jun 2017 | 9:42 AM

SYDNEY, Jun 25 (Reuters) Australia said today it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the "Five Eyes" intelligence network.

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Hopes fade in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

25 Jun 2017 | 9:37 AM

By Sue-Lin Wong MAO COUNTY, China, Jun 25 (Reuters) Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading today after 15 bodies were pulled out of the rock and mud during the first day of the search.

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Battle for Philippine town abates as troops mark Islamic holiday

Battle for Philippine town abates as troops mark Islamic holiday

25 Jun 2017 | 9:28 AM

 MARAWI CITY, Philippines, Jun 25 (Reuters) Fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels holed up in the heart of a southern Philippine town eased today as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid al-Fitr Islamic holiday.

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London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests

London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests

25 Jun 2017 | 8:46 AM

 LONDON, Jun 25 (Reuters) Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes.

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In run up to first meeting, US President Trump calls Modi a

In run up to first meeting, US President Trump calls Modi a "true friend"

25 Jun 2017 | 8:27 AM

Washington, Jun 24 (UNI) Hours before meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the US President Donand Trump today called Mr Modi a "true friend" and said he is looking forward to the meeting.

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Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

25 Jun 2017 | 8:18 AM

BEIJING, Jun 25 (Reuters) Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading today after 15 bodies were pulled out of the rock and mud during the first day of the search.

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Japan's Abe to push for constitution reform before year end - media

Japan's Abe to push for constitution reform before year end - media

25 Jun 2017 | 8:10 AM

TOKYO, Jun 25 (Reuters) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to accelerate plans to amend Japan's pacifist constitution, saying he expects to submit a proposed revision to lawmakers before the end of the year, media reported today.

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At least eleven die in Colombia coal mine explosion

At least eleven die in Colombia coal mine explosion

25 Jun 2017 | 8:06 AM

BOGOTA, Jun 25 (Reuters) At least eleven miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and two remain missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the government said.

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OAS chief offers to resign if Venezuela holds free vote

25 Jun 2017 | 7:29 AM

By Silene Ramírez CARACAS, Jun 25 (Reuters) Organization of American States President Luis Almagro offered to resign if Venezuela holds free elections and enacts reforms to protect democracy in the troubled South American nation.

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US judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportation

25 Jun 2017 | 7:23 AM

Undated, Jun 25 (Reuters) The American Civil Liberties Union asked a US judge to expand an order that temporarily blocks the deportation of 114 Iraqis in Michigan to cover Iraqis nationwide, according to a court filing.

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Argentina's former president Fernandez launches Senate bid

25 Jun 2017 | 6:04 AM

By Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRES, Jun 25 (Reuters) Argentina's fiery former President Cristina Fernandez formally launched her bid for a Senate seat in October's mid-term elections in a race that will determine whether President Mauricio Macri can deepen his free-market reforms.

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Mongolians fret over China investment as they prepare to vote

25 Jun 2017 | 6:01 AM

By Terrence Edwards TSOGTTSETSII, Mongolia, Jun 25 (Reuters) A few miles from Mongolia's giant Tavan Tolgoi mine, about 2,000 trucks a day set off across the Gobi desert, delivering coal to China on a road so narrow and ridden with pot holes it has become an accident black spot.

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East Libyan forces claim control of central Benghazi neighbourhood

25 Jun 2017 | 4:28 AM

BENGHAZI, Libya, Jun 25 (Reuters) East Libyan forces said they had gained control over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed resistance.

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Albanians vote in crucial test for EU membership hopes

25 Jun 2017 | 4:24 AM

* Main parties bidding for outright parliamentary majority * Election seen as important gauge of democratic credentials * Next government faces judicial reforms targeting graft By Benet Koleka TIRANA, Jun 25 (Reuters) Albanians vote in a hotly fought parliamentary election today with the ruling Socialists and rival Democrats both setting their sights on an outright majority to push through judicial reforms vital for future EU membership.

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Italians vote in mayoral run-off that may spur the centre-right

25 Jun 2017 | 4:22 AM

* Local polls come ahead of national vote due by May 2018 * Centre-right performed strongly in June 11 first round * Anti-establishment 5-Star still strong at national level By Gavin Jones ROME, Jun 25 (Reuters) Voters in more than 100 Italian towns and cities will pick municipal mayors today in a run-off ballot that could bolster centre-right parties ahead of a national election due in less than a year.

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French President Macron, PM Philippe approval ratings rise - poll

25 Jun 2017 | 4:18 AM

PARIS, Jun 25 (Reuters) The popularity of France's President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is on the rise, an Ifop poll showed today.

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Some UK ministers want Hammond as caretaker PM -Sunday Times

25 Jun 2017 | 4:16 AM

LONDON, Jun 25 (Reuters) Some leading members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party want finance minister Philip Hammond to become prime minister, replacing Theresa May and steering the country through the Brexit process, the Sunday Times reported.

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies deal ceding Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

25 Jun 2017 | 1:57 AM

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Jun 24 (Reuters) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today ratified an agreement that cedes sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, brushing off widespread public criticism of the deal.

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Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic

25 Jun 2017 | 12:28 AM

By Christian Elion BRAZZAVILLE, Jun 24 (Reuters) More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint UN and government statement said.

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OAS chief Almagro offers to resign 'for freedom in Venezuela'

25 Jun 2017 | 12:11 AM

CARACAS, Jun 24 (Reuters) Organization of American States President Luis Almagro offered today to resign if Venezuela holds free elections and enacts reforms to protect democracy in the troubled South American nation.

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Modi visits temple in Lisbon, bats for "strong foundation" in ties with Portugal

24 Jun 2017 | 11:37 PM

Lisbon, Jun 24 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that while Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Portugal to India has "doubled" during 2016-17, there is much more that can be done to "increase" the flow of goods, services, capital and human resources between two countries.

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Two hundred migrants rescued off Spanish coast

24 Jun 2017 | 11:24 PM

Indian Domestic News Service Press Releases Reuters World Service Date 1 Hour 24 Hours 7 Days 30 Days All Available TextAll 17506 items Sort By BARCELONA, Jun 24 (Reuters) More than 200 migrants found drifting in six dinghies off Spain’s southern coast were rescued today, the maritime rescue service said.

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15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village

15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village

24 Jun 2017 | 11:20 PM

By Christian Shepherd

BEIJING, Jun 24 (Reuters) Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province today and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said.

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Prime Minister launches India-Portugal International Startup Hub

24 Jun 2017 | 11:19 PM

Lisbon, Jun 24 (UNI) Giving a new dimension to the bilateral ties between India and Portugal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa today launched the India-Portugal International Startup Hub, a platform developed to strengthen and boost the startup ecosystem of the two countries.

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Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

24 Jun 2017 | 10:59 PM

DUBAI, Jun 24 (Reuters) Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states will celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast tomorrow to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, regional media said today.

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UK firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

24 Jun 2017 | 10:57 PM

LONDON, Jun 24 (Reuters) Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters were battling a blaze in east London today after flames engulfed a third-floor apartment in a low-rise block of buildings, injuring one man who was taken to hospital.

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India, Portugal pledge to fight terror, boost economic, S&T cooperation

India, Portugal pledge to fight terror, boost economic, S&T cooperation

24 Jun 2017 | 10:09 PM

Lisbon, Jun 24 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here today on a short working visit while on way to the US, had wide ranging discussions with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa during which the two leaders agreed to deepen their cooperation against terrorism and violent extremism, and give a push to their trade, economic and scientific and technological cooperation.

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UK lawmakers hit by cyber security attack - media reports

24 Jun 2017 | 9:57 PM

LONDON, Jun 24 (Reuters) The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing lawmakers from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports said today.

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