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  • Thailand monitoring short-term capital inflows - c.bank gov
  • Battered French bonds fight back after Bayrou-Macron alliance
  • Merkel's Bavarian allies signal open to limiting pay for top managers
  • Sri Lankan National arrested for illegally entry into India
  • Sanjay Nirupam resigns as Mumbai Congress President
  • Tiruppur housewife wins Rs One lakh under Lucky GrahakYojana
  • POA demands apology from MLA
  • JD (U) MLA Mewalal Choudhary suspended
  • Ajay Singh made MP Leader of Oppn
  • T-JAC leaders to petition Pranab on state problems
  • BJP not pressurised Hydrocarbon project against people: Pon Radhakrishnan
  • T-TDP presents memo to Guv
  • Seven footboard travellers fall from moving EMU train, three killed
  • Former Mayor of NMC lost
  • DSPORT to live telecast Honda LPGA Thailand Golf tournament
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Carstens hails FX hedge as Mexico peso strongest since Trump election

23 Feb 2017 | 2:28 AM

MEXICO CITY, Feb 22 (Reuters) Mexico's peso extended gains to its highest level since the election of U.

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US senators say Cuba's Castro keen to continue detente

23 Feb 2017 | 2:06 AM

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Cuban President Raul Castro made it clear to a visiting US congressional delegation that his country was intent on pursuing market reform and detente with the United States, US Senator Patrick Leahy told a news conference today.

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Germany working on nationwide corruption "black list"-draft law

23 Feb 2017 | 1:43 AM

BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) The German Economics Ministry want to create a nationwide database aimed at making it easier to block companies found guilty of fraud and other violations from receiving federal, state and local government contracts.

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Two Germans kidnapped near Nigerian capital's temporary airport - police

23 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

KADUNA, Nigeria, Feb 22 (Reuters) Two German archaeologists were kidnapped in central Nigeria today, a police official said, near the road that will run between the capital Abuja and its temporary airport from next month.

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Syrian opposition says wants "serious partner" in talks

23 Feb 2017 | 1:22 AM

GENEVA, Feb 22 (Reuters) The Syrian opposition called today for face-to-face talks with the government delegation, saying it was hoping for a "serious partner" in negotiations starting in Geneva tomorrow while casting doubt on Damascus' readiness.

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Many Fed policymakers said rate hike may come 'fairly soon'- minutes

23 Feb 2017 | 12:47 AM

By Lindsay Dunsmuir and Jason Lange WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) Many Federal Reserve policymakers said it may be appropriate to raise interest rates again "fairly soon" should jobs and inflation data come in line with expectations, according to the minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.

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US Kelly says Trump aims to send deportees to origin country

23 Feb 2017 | 12:43 AM

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 22 (Reuters) US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said today that President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration was aimed at catching undocumented immigrants and returning them to their countries of origin.

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Chief of staff of France's Le Pen put under formal investigation- source

23 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

PARIS, Feb 22 (Reuters) The chief of staff of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was put under formal investigation today as part of a probe into alleged misuse of EU funds to pay parliamentary assistants, a judicial source said.

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EU Commission to seek member states' views on Polish rule of law - sources

23 Feb 2017 | 12:24 AM

By Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, Feb 22 (Reuters) The European Commission will seek the views of EU member states on whether to take further action against Poland in a dispute over the rule of law that has lasted more than a year, officials told Reuters today.

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Trump says federal government must do 'more with less'

22 Feb 2017 | 11:47 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) President Donald Trump said today he plans to make the US government leaner and more accountable ahead of a meeting with key administration officials to discuss the federal budget.

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Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible

22 Feb 2017 | 11:46 PM

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

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College Board tightens SAT exam security, but key risk remains

22 Feb 2017 | 11:44 PM

BOSTON/LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) The owner of the SAT college-entrance exam, which has been plagued by a raft of cheating incidents overseas, outlined new security measures but stopped short of remedying the test’s biggest vulnerability.

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French centrist boosts Macron with alliance in presidential race

22 Feb 2017 | 11:21 PM

* Bayrou's offer could be game-changer in tight election race * Macron has drawn huge crowds with centrist programme * Police hold Le Pen aides for questioning in fraud probe By Emmanuel Jarry and John Irish PARIS, Feb 22 (Reuters) An influential French centrist politician today dropped out of the presidency race to form an alliance with independent candidate Emmanuel Macron - a potential game-changer in France's tightly contested election.

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India, Uganda agree to cooperate in space, atomic energy sectors

India, Uganda agree to cooperate in space, atomic energy sectors

22 Feb 2017 | 11:15 PM

Entebbe, Uganda, Feb 22 (UNI) India and Uganda are ready to boost their bilateral ties by extending their cooperation in different fields, including Space, atomic energy and vocational training.

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French presidential candidate Macron says accepts alliance with centrist Bayrou

22 Feb 2017 | 11:01 PM

PARIS, Feb 22 (Reuters) French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron accepted today the conditions set by veteran centrist Francois Bayrou to offer him his support in the election race.

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Mexico says will "not accept" unilateral US immigration policies

22 Feb 2017 | 11:00 PM

MEXICO CITY, Feb 22 (Reuters) Mexico will not accept new "unilateral" US immigration proposals, and will not hesitate in approaching the United Nations to defend immigrants, the country's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said today, ahead of a meeting with senior US officials.

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Brazil's Senate confirms Temer's choice for Supreme Court vacancy

22 Feb 2017 | 11:00 PM

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Brazil's Senate today confirmed President Michel Temer's justice minister to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, a controversial appointment due to the number of cabinet ministers and ruling party leaders facing corruption allegations.

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Not confirmed that Iraq suicide bomber was British, ex-Guantanamo detainee -PM May

22 Feb 2017 | 10:59 PM

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) There has been no independent confirmation that an Islamic State suicide bomber who blew himself up in Iraq this week was a British man who had been detained in the Guantanamo Bay prison, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said today.

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Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms -draft document

Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms -draft document

22 Feb 2017 | 10:25 PM

Undated, Feb 22 (Reuters) Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

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UN mediator expects "no breakthrough" in Syria talks

22 Feb 2017 | 9:58 PM

GENEVA, Feb 22 (Reuters) UN mediator Staffan de Mistura said today that he expects no breakthrough at Syria peace talks starting tomorrow, but the beginning of a series of rounds of negotiations that aim to reach a political agreement.

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French centrist Bayrou offers alliance with independent Macron

22 Feb 2017 | 9:57 PM

PARIS, Feb 22 (Reuters) Veteran French centrist Francois Bayrou said today he would not stand in the presidential election and was offering an alliance with independent candidate Emmanuel Macron "This alliance can bring something to the country," Bayrou told reporters, warning that the stakes were too high to have so many candidates in the race for the Elysee.

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France, Germany get backing from Brussels on security proposals

22 Feb 2017 | 9:56 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb 22 (Reuters) France and Germany won backing from the European Union's executive today for proposals to tighten security across Europe, which include giving more powers to governments to monitor frontiers with other EU states.

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Civilians start fleeing homes after west Mosul offensive begins

22 Feb 2017 | 9:55 PM

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, Feb 22 (Reuters) A few hundred civilians have fled their homes in the outskirts of western Mosul, the first reported displacement since a US-backed offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold there began at the weekend.

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US top court backs Texas death row inmate in race case

22 Feb 2017 | 9:54 PM

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) The US Supreme Court today ruled in favor of a convicted murderer in Texas who is seeking to avoid execution after his own trial lawyer called an expert witness who testified the man was more apt to be dangerous in the future because he is black.

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Turkey to allow female soldiers to wear headscarves - ministry officials

22 Feb 2017 | 9:54 PM

ANKARA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Turkey will allow female soldiers to wear a headscarf with their uniforms, defence ministry officials said today, marking a symbolic shift for a military that has traditionally seen itself as a guardian of state secularism.

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Brazil senate confirms Temer's choice for Supreme Court vacancy

22 Feb 2017 | 9:50 PM

BRASILIA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Brazil's Senate today approved President Michel Temer's justice minister to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, a controversial appointment due to the number of cabinet ministers and ruling party leaders facing corruption allegations.

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Senior Yemeni general killed in Houthi missile attack

22 Feb 2017 | 9:50 PM

ADEN, Feb 22 (Reuters) The second-in-command of Yemen army was killed today when a missile fired by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement hit an army camp, a military source said, the most senior Yemeni officer killed in the country's civil war.

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US existing home sales hit 10-year high in January

22 Feb 2017 | 9:49 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) US home resales surged to a 10-year high in January as buyers shrugged of higher prices and mortgage rates, a sign of growing confidence in the economy.

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Wooden "plyscrapers" challenge concrete and steel

22 Feb 2017 | 9:48 PM

* Timber apartment block in Norway is 52.

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South Sudanese exiles fear kidnap after activists disappear in Kenya

22 Feb 2017 | 9:08 PM

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Feb 22 (Reuters) A Kenyan court said today that the state did not have custody of two South Sudanese activists missing from Nairobi, stoking suspicions among other opposition supporters that they may be detained by Juba's security agents.

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