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Qatar's emir says life normal in his country despite "siege"

22 Jul 2017 | 5:11 AM

DOHA, Jul 22(Reuters) Qatar's ruling emir said on Friday that life in his country was continuing as normal since four Arab states severed diplomatic and travel ties with it last month.

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Palestinians suspend official contacts with Israel -president

22 Jul 2017 | 5:10 AM

JERUSALEM, Jul 22 (Reuters) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site.

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Russia not reason for US ending CIA arms to Syria rebels -general

22 Jul 2017 | 5:07 AM

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Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank settlement

22 Jul 2017 | 5:06 AM

JERUSALEM, Jul 22 (Reuters) Three Israelis were stabbed to death and a fourth was wounded in a knife attack in the Israeli West Bank settlement of Neve Tsuf on Friday, the Israeli army and media said.

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US seeks to drop criminal charges in 'London Whale' case

22 Jul 2017 | 5:05 AM

NEW YORK, Jul 22 (Reuters) US prosecutors said they plan to drop criminal charges against two former JPMorgan Chase & Co derivatives traders over allegations they had a role in the "London Whale" trading scandal that caused 6.

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New portrait released as Britain's Prince George as he celebrates fourth birthday.

22 Jul 2017 | 5:02 AM

LONDON, Jul 22 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate released a new official portrait of their son George to celebrate the young prince's upcoming fourth birthday.

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Minneapolis police chief: "willing to step aside" after slaying of Australian woman

22 Jul 2017 | 4:44 AM

Undated, Jul 22 (Reuters) Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau said she was "willing to step aside" following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman.

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Mattis says he believes Islamic State chief Baghdadi is alive

21 Jul 2017 | 11:44 PM

WASHINGTON, Jul 21 (Reuters) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today he assumes that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive.

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US, 7 allies map joint F-35 jet operations in Europe

21 Jul 2017 | 11:42 PM

BERLIN, Jul 21 (Reuters) The United States and seven allies have held their first meeting to map out plans for joint operations of the new Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth jet fighter in Europe in coming years.

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US air strike kills Afghan forces in friendly-fire incident

US air strike kills Afghan forces in friendly-fire incident

21 Jul 2017 | 11:14 PM

WASHINGTON, Jul 21 (Reuters) Afghan security forces were killed today in a US military air strike in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the US military said, calling the friendly-fire deaths "unfortunate" and pledging an investigation.

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Egypt security forces kill two suspected militants, ministry says

Egypt security forces kill two suspected militants, ministry says

21 Jul 2017 | 11:10 PM

CAIRO, Jul 21 (Reuters) Egyptian security forces killed in a shootout two people suspected of being prominent members of the militant Hasm Movement, an Interior Ministry statement said today.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

21 Jul 2017 | 11:05 PM

Washington, Jul 21 (UNI) In a major development in the US administration, the White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned here, according to CNN reports quoting White House officials.

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Trump picks financier Scaramucci to head White House communications-official

Trump picks financier Scaramucci to head White House communications-official

21 Jul 2017 | 11:05 PM

WASHINGTON, Jul 21 (Reuters) President Donald Trump picked Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, a long-time supporter, to be his White House communications director today, a White House official said.

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Three Palestinians killed amid tensions at Jerusalem holy site

Three Palestinians killed amid tensions at Jerusalem holy site

21 Jul 2017 | 11:03 PM

By Luke Baker and Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Jul 21 (Reuters) Palestinian worshippers today clashed with Israeli security forces outside a Jerusalem shrine in violence prompted by the installation of metal detectors at its entry point, and at least three Palestinians were killed.

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Syrian Islamist rebel groups agree ceasefire in Idlib - statement

21 Jul 2017 | 11:01 PM

BEIRUT, Jul 21 (Reuters) Rival Syrian Islamist insurgent groups Ahrar al-Sham and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham today agreed to a ceasefire following days of infighting in Idlib province, an online statement from Ahrar al-Sham said.

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Qatar Emir to deliver 0030 IST speech on Gulf crisis

21 Jul 2017 | 10:59 PM

DUBAI, Jul 21 (Reuters) Qatar's ruler will deliver a speech on his country's current situation and future policies today at 0030 IST (10 pm local time), according to a statement by state news agency QNA.

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US will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements - Pentagon

US will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements - Pentagon

21 Jul 2017 | 10:59 PM

WASHINGTON, Jul 21 (Reuters) The Pentagon will not make military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a US official said today.

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Sean Spicer resigns as White House spokesman -official

21 Jul 2017 | 9:53 PM

WASHINGTON, Jul 21 (Reuters) Sean Spicer, who has been serving in a dual role for President Donald Trump as press secretary and communications director, abruptly resigned today after Trump chose Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director, a White House official said.

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Jihadist insurgents surround rivals near Syria-Turkey crossing - resident, rebel

Jihadist insurgents surround rivals near Syria-Turkey crossing - resident, rebel

21 Jul 2017 | 8:16 PM

BEIRUT, Jul 21 (Reuters) Syrian jihadist fighters today surrounded rival Islamist insurgents near a Syria-Turkey border crossing in the northwest after several days of intense clashes, a resident and a rebel source said.

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Pakistan's Supreme Court weighs dismissal of PM Nawaz Sharif over corruption report

Pakistan's Supreme Court weighs dismissal of PM Nawaz Sharif over corruption report

21 Jul 2017 | 6:29 PM

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Jul 21 (Reuters) Pakistan's Supreme Court today finished hearing arguments on a scathing corruption report into the family wealth of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and will begin deliberating whether to disqualify the premier.

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Blast in China's Hangzhou city kills 2, injures 45

Blast in China's Hangzhou city kills 2, injures 45

21 Jul 2017 | 6:20 PM

BEIJING, Jul 21 (Reuters) An explosion today at a restaurant on a busy street in China's eastern city of Hangzhou killed two people and injured 45, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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New Sri Lanka tax bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes

21 Jul 2017 | 6:14 PM

* New revenue measures to take effect from April 2018 * IMF has long urged Sri Lanka to boost tax revenue * Finance minister says few tax exemptions to be given By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Jul 21 (Reuters) Sri Lanka's new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top finance ministry officials said on Friday.

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Nigerian refugee camp hit by air strike was not marked on maps - military

21 Jul 2017 | 6:13 PM

ABUJA, Jul 21 (Reuters) Nigeria's air force accidentally attacked a refugee camp in January because the site was not marked in its maps, the military said today.

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Yemen cholera to spread with rains; Oxfam sees 600,000 cases

21 Jul 2017 | 6:02 PM

* Cholera outbreak in Yemen is largest since Haiti * Oxfam says could rise to 600,000 cases with rainy season * Data shows some slowing down in three areas - WHO By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jul 21 (Reuters) Yemen's cholera outbreak is far from being controlled and may be further exacerbated by the rainy season, even if the rate of new cases appears to be slowing in some hotspots, the World Health Organisation said today.

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Philippines' Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

21 Jul 2017 | 5:32 PM

MANILA, Jul 21 (Reuters) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit back today at US lawmakers opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a "lousy" country.

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Czech judges denounce Poland's legal overhaul as attack on freedom

21 Jul 2017 | 5:04 PM

PRAGUE, Jul 21 (Reuters) Senior Czech judges denounced a judicial overhaul in Poland as an attack on the rule of law today, saying they could no longer stay silent over the changes in their neighbour.

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Philippine leader to hunt down Maoist rebels after scrapping talks

Philippine leader to hunt down Maoist rebels after scrapping talks

21 Jul 2017 | 4:44 PM

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, Jul 21 (Reuters) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was no longer interested in peace talks with Maoist-led guerrillas and planned to hunt down the insurgents once the military has retaken a southern city from Islamist rebels.

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LGBT conference in China's 'gay capital' scuppered

21 Jul 2017 | 3:39 PM

BEIJING, Jul 21 (Reuters) Organisers of an LGBT conference in China's "gay capital" had to scrap the event this week, the second time in as many months a public seminar aimed at expanding awareness of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues has run into snags.

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Kremlin says to keep mum on Siemens' Russia retreat over Crimea scandal

21 Jul 2017 | 3:22 PM

MOSCOW, Jul 21 (Reuters) The Kremlin said today it did not want to make any comment on a decision by Germany's Siemens to halt deliveries of power equipment to Russian state-controlled customers after a Crimean sanctions scandal.

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Turkey minister says German investments fully guaranteed, denies targeting firms

Turkey minister says German investments fully guaranteed, denies targeting firms

21 Jul 2017 | 3:19 PM

By Orhan Coskun and Ercan Gurses

ANKARA, Jul 21 (Reuters) Turkey's economy minister sought to stem the economic fall-out from a growing diplomatic crisis with NATO ally Germany, saying that German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both the Ankara government and its laws.

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