Sunday, Apr 23 2017 | Time 11:01 Hrs(IST)
  • Irrigation advisor Vidyasagar Rao hospitalised
  • US Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under
  • NIE develops smart cradle for abandoning newborns
  • CM Kejriwal, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan cast vote for MCD polls
  • Demand increased in hill resorts to stay cool
  • Warm morning in Delhi, minimum settles at 26.8 C
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  • BJP's 2019 poll plans guided by Opp. challenge, fear of anti-incumbency
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  • Govt keen for Indian handicrafts to counter machine-made products
  • Japanese ships join US carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters
  • Australian Open venue to get new stadium
  • Australian Open venue to get new stadium
  • Delhi LG Anil Baijal casts vote for MCD polls

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

22 Apr 2017 | 9:46 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (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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PBOC deputy says SDR market not sufficiently liquid - Xinhua

22 Apr 2017 | 9:38 AM

SHANGHAI, Apr 22 (Reuters) The global market for the special drawing right (SDR) basket of major currencies is not sufficiently liquid and transaction costs are high, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, citing the deputy of the country's central bank.

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Washington threatens funding cut to California, other 'sanctuary' areas

22 Apr 2017 | 9:36 AM

By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Apr 22 (Reuters) The US Department of Justice threatened to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

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New 'Handmaid's Tale' TV version 'not a feminist story,' says its star

22 Apr 2017 | 9:25 AM

By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK, Apr 22 (Reuters) The cast of a new adaptation of dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" insisted they did not set out to make a feminist statement, but some hoped the TV show would inspire viewers to take political action.

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US Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case

US Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case

22 Apr 2017 | 8:21 AM

San Francisco, Apr 22 (Reuters) The US Homeland Security Department's inspector general said he was investigating possible abuse of authority in a case that triggered a lawsuit against the department by Twitter Inc .

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Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

22 Apr 2017 | 8:17 AM

San Francisco, Apr 22 (Reuters) A massive power outage threw San Francisco into chaos for most of the work day, knocking out traffic signals, paralyzing businesses and halting the city's famed cable cars.

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Panama grants bail to Mossack Fonseca founders in Brazil corruption case

Panama grants bail to Mossack Fonseca founders in Brazil corruption case

22 Apr 2017 | 8:15 AM

Panama City, Apr 22 (Reuters) A Panamanian court has granted bail to the two founders of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal, in a case allegedly tied to a sprawling corruption scandal in Brazil.

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US states realign in legal battle over Trump's travel ban

22 Apr 2017 | 8:12 AM

San Francisco/New York, Apr 22 (Reuters) President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a US appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democratic state attorney general dropped out of the legal fight this week.

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US identifies, charges Israeli teen accused of Jewish threats

22 Apr 2017 | 4:58 AM

Undated, Apr 22 (Reuters) An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of bomb threats to Jewish community centers was identified for the first time in separate criminal complaints filed in US federal courts in Florida and Georgia that linked him to hundreds of hoax calls in 2015 and 2017.

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Russian state news organization criticizes Reuters article about Kremlin-backed meddling in US election

22 Apr 2017 | 4:56 AM

Moscow, Apr 22 (Reuters)- Russian state news organization Rossiya Segodnya said it objected to a Reuters article it said had falsely claimed that Kremlin-backed media had tried to influence the 2016 US election.

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US identifies, charges Israeli teen accused of Jewish threats

22 Apr 2017 | 3:09 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of hoax bomb threats to Jewish community centers was identified for the first time today in separate criminal complaints filed in US courts in Florida and Georgia.

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Judge: keep evidence from ex-NFLer Hernandez's prison suicide

22 Apr 2017 | 2:59 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) A Massachusetts state judge today ordered prison officials to preserve any evidence collected from the cell of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez, according to court documents, two days after he was found dead of an apparent suicide.

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Accused Fresno gunman’s arraignment delayed after courtroom outburst

22 Apr 2017 | 2:13 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) A man accused of murdering a motel security guard and gunning down three white men in a racially motivated Fresno, California shooting spree was ordered to undergo a psychiatric exam today after entering a courtroom yelling "let black people go!" Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, had been scheduled for an initial court appearance on murder charges stemming from the death of Motel 6 security guard Carl Williams when the postponed the proceedings, said Steve Wright of the Fresno County District Attorney's Office.

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German soccer bomb suspect wanted to drive down share price - prosecutor

22 Apr 2017 | 1:57 AM

Frankfurt, Apr 21 (Reuters) German police arrested a man today suspected of detonating three bombs that targeted the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus in the hope of forcing down the club's share price and making a profit on an investment, prosecutors said.

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Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed

22 Apr 2017 | 1:49 AM

Doha/Baghdad, Apr 21 (Reuters) Twenty-six Qataris, including members of the Gulf state's ruling royal family and two Saudis, were freed today after being kidnapped and held in Iraq for nearly a year and a half, Qatari officials said.

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Man charged with threatening Jewish community centers in Florida

22 Apr 2017 | 1:48 AM

Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) An 18-year-old man who holds dual US and Israeli citizenship was charged today with making threatening calls to Jewish community centers in Florida, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

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TSX edges lower as banks weigh, energy stocks up

22 Apr 2017 | 1:36 AM

TORONTO, April 21 (Reuters) Canada's benchmark stock index slipped on Friday as bank stocks pulled back with lower bond yields after weak inflation data, while energy stocks gained despite an oil price dive.

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Trump says no 'rush' to get healthcare legislation done next week

22 Apr 2017 | 1:11 AM

Washington, Apr 21 (Reuters) President Donald Trump said today there is no "rush" to get a vote on Republican healthcare legislation in the US Congress before he reaches his 100th day in office next weekend.

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Top US officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe reboot

22 Apr 2017 | 1:10 AM

Washington, Apr 21 (Reuters) The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said today it had invited FBI, NSA and Obama administration officials to testify as it restarts its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

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Trump says he plans tax reform announcement on Wednesday

22 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

Washington, Apr 21 (Reuters) President Donald Trump, signing executive orders calling for a re-examination of some Obama-era financial regulations, said today he would have a major tax reform announcement next week.

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Gunman attacks regional Russian security service office, kills two

22 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

Moscow, Apr 21 (Reuters) Russia's Federal Security Service said today that a gunman had burst into one of its regional offices in the far east of the country and opened fire, killing one of its employees and a visitor.

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Security dominates French election after shooting

22 Apr 2017 | 12:05 AM

Paris, Apr 21 (Reuters) The killing of a policeman by a suspected Islamist militant pushed national security to the top of the French political agenda today, two days before the presidential election.

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Waiting for green cards, Indian visa-holders see hope in Trump review

21 Apr 2017 | 11:54 PM

By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 21 (Reuters) When Gokul Gunasekaran was offered a full scholarship for a graduate program in electrical engineering at Stanford University, he saw it as the chance of a lifetime.

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Russia complains to US of exclusion from Syria chemical probe

21 Apr 2017 | 11:38 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 21 (Reuters) Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said today.

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U.S. Treasury says it will not issue drilling waivers to Russia sanctions

21 Apr 2017 | 11:37 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) The U.

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US forces kill Islamic State militant linked to Turkey nightclub attack

21 Apr 2017 | 11:36 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) The United States disclosed on Friday a secret military ground operation to kill an Islamic State operative seen as a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and who was linked to an attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people.

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"Almost everybody" at G20 agrees on open markets -Weidmann

21 Apr 2017 | 11:35 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) Financial leaders from the world's top 20 economies meeting in Washington agreed on the importance of open markets, the head of Germany's central bank said on Friday, in a sign that tensions with the Trump administration may be subsiding.

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Taliban inflict more than 50 Afghan casualties in base attack, US says

21 Apr 2017 | 11:34 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) Taliban fighters have probably killed and wounded more than 50 Afghans in an ongoing attack on a mosque and dining facility inside an Afghan military base, a US military spokesman said, describing it as a "significant" strike.

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G20 finance leaders discuss anti-terrorism efforts

21 Apr 2017 | 11:32 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) Finance leaders from the Group of 20 major economies were expected to discuss ways to better combat the financing of terrorism on Friday, in part as a way to demonstrate the value of the group to the Trump administration.

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