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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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China takes steps to prevent civil servants from using posts for personal gain

28 May 2017 | 12:08 PM

BEIJING, May 28 (Reuters) Chinese civil servants will face new restrictions when changing jobs as authorities move to prevent them from using official posts to make personal profit, the official Xinhua news agency reported today.

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Bodies of civilians dumped near Philippines city besieged by Islamists

28 May 2017 | 11:25 AM

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 resisting a military onslaught took a more sinister turn.

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NKorea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

NKorea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

28 May 2017 | 9:04 AM

SEOUL, May 28 (Reuters) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state news agency reported today, after weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests.

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Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

28 May 2017 | 8:44 AM

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported, citing three sources with direct knowledge.

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Philippines' Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses

28 May 2017 | 7:45 AM

MANILA, May 28 (Reuters) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it.

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China "strongly dissatisfied" with G7 statement on East, South China Seas

28 May 2017 | 7:30 AM

BEIJING, May 28 (Reuters) China is "strongly dissatisfied" with the mention of the East and South China Sea issues in a Group of Seven (G7) statement, and the G7 allies should stop making irresponsible remarks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said.

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Mother of Uber CEO killed in California boating accident

28 May 2017 | 6:07 AM

Undated, May 28 (Reuters) The mother of ride-hailing firm Uber's chief executive has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.

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Canada's Conservatives to elect new leader to take on Trudeau

28 May 2017 | 4:13 AM

By Andrea Hopkins OTTAWA, May 28 (Reuters) Canada's official opposition Conservative Party is set to elect a new leader, seeking to regroup and re-brand itself as it gears up for the 2019 election race against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's still-popular Liberals.

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Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia says it is dissolving

28 May 2017 | 3:27 AM

CAIRO, May 27 (Reuters) Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia is formally dissolving, it said in a statement today.

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Southern rock music star Gregg Allman dead at 69 -official website

28 May 2017 | 1:26 AM

Undated, May 27 (Reuters) Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock's top acts in the 1970s in a career that also was marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died today at the age of 69, his official website said.

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Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote

28 May 2017 | 1:12 AM

BRAZZAVILLE, May 27 (Reuters) The opposition coalition in Congo Republic said today it would boycott legislative elections in July if the government does not release detained opposition leaders and end a 'war' in the southeast of the country.

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Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides

28 May 2017 | 12:50 AM

COLOMBO, May 27 (Reuters) The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 122, officials said today, as the country appealed for international assistance.

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Grief, rage in Egyptian church after Copts attacked by gunmen

28 May 2017 | 12:23 AM

* Solemn funeral prayers at church turn to angry protest * Masked gunmen kill at least 29 Christians, many children * Attack in southern Egyptian province fourth on Copts this year * Latest in violent campaign by Islamic State By Ahmed Aboulenein DAYR JARNOUS, Egypt, May 27 (Reuters) Thousands of Christians, weeping and praying, gathered at a church in this small southern Egyptian village to mourn seven of their community who were among the more than two dozen Christians shot dead by unidentified gunmen earlier in the day.

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Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher who served as US senator, dies at 85 -family

28 May 2017 | 12:17 AM

Undated, May 27 (Reuters) Jim Bunning, a dominating pitcher who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and later served as a US senator from Kentucky, has died at age 85, his son said today.

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At G7, "pragmatist" Trump leaves a mark on new boy Macron

28 May 2017 | 12:09 AM

By John Irish TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 (Reuters) Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump on paper have little in common, but when the two leaders left a Group of Seven summit in Sicily today, France's president had clearly warmed to his unpredictable American counterpart.

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Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

27 May 2017 | 11:30 PM

CANNES, France, May 27 (Reuters) A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival today.

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GM says ISS advises against Greenlight share plan, board nominees

27 May 2017 | 11:08 PM

By Joseph White Undated, May 27 (Reuters) General Motors Co said on Saturday that proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders vote against a slate of directors proposed by hedge fund Greenlight Capital and reject the hedge fund's plan to divide GM shares into two classes.

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Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Turkey, no casualties or damage - CNN Turk

27 May 2017 | 9:59 PM

ANKARA, May 27 (Reuters) An earthquake of 5.

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Obama offers condolences to UK's Manchester victims in Prince Harry meeting

Obama offers condolences to UK's Manchester victims in Prince Harry meeting

27 May 2017 | 8:47 PM

LONDON, May 27 (Reuters) Former US president Barack Obama offered his condolences to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing today when he met Britain's Prince Harry.

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Pakistan reopens Afghanistan border crossing after deadly exchange

27 May 2017 | 8:36 PM

KABUL, May 27 (Reuters) Pakistan announced it had reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan today, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for several hours.

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Polanski's return to female psycho-drama divides Cannes critics

27 May 2017 | 8:35 PM

* "Based on a True Story" shown out of competition at Cannes * Polanski compares it to his early films * Eva Green takes rare French-speaking role By Robin Pomeroy CANNES, France, May 27 (Reuters) Roman Polanski, whose 1960s films "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby" focused on women in mental torment, returns to the same theme in a film that screened at Cannes today to mixed reviews.

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France's Macron says hopes Trump will finally back climate deal

27 May 2017 | 8:34 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 (Reuters) French President Emmanuel Macron said today he hoped US President Donald Trump would end up backing the 2015 Paris climate change agreement despite declining to do so during a Group of Seven summit in Sicily.

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Rights group calls on Myanmar to probe alleged military abuse after beatings video emerges

27 May 2017 | 8:11 PM

By Wa Lone and Yimou Lee YANGON, May 27 (Reuters) Human rights advocates called on Myanmar to investigate the actions of some of its soldiers today after footage of people being treated violently by uniformed men went viral.

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McMaster says "of course" Trump supports NATO Article 5

27 May 2017 | 8:09 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 (Reuters) US National Security Adviser H.

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Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides

27 May 2017 | 8:06 PM

COLOMBO, May 27 (Reuters) The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 113, officials said today, as the country appealed for international assistance.

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Chinese securities regulator tightens up on selling by big shareholders

27 May 2017 | 8:05 PM

BEIJING, May 27 (Reuters) China's securities markets regulator published rules on Saturday aimed at preventing major shareholders of listed companies from reducing their holdings in an "intensive, massive and disorderly" manner that "disturbed market order and dented investor confidence," according to a statement on its website.

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Two British jets dispatched after Russian incursion

Two British jets dispatched after Russian incursion

27 May 2017 | 6:56 PM

LONDON, May 27 (Reuters) Two British fighter jets were dispatched from a Royal Air Force base in Scotland today after an incursion by Russian jets, Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

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China's Xi says need to move to greener economic growth - state media

China's Xi says need to move to greener economic growth - state media

27 May 2017 | 6:55 PM

BEIJING, May 27 (Reuters) China needs to shift away from over-reliance on heavy industries, large-scale and careless expansion, and the depletion of the country's natural resources, President Xi Jinping said today, according to state media.

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Merkel says G7 debate on climate was "very unsatisfying"

Merkel says G7 debate on climate was "very unsatisfying"

27 May 2017 | 6:54 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 (Reuters) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the conclusion of a G7 summit in Sicily today that a debate between leaders over climate had been "very unsatisfying", noting the United States had been totally isolated in its refusal to commit to the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

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Trump says he will decide on Paris climate deal next week

Trump says he will decide on Paris climate deal next week

27 May 2017 | 6:53 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post today that he would make a decision on whether to support a landmark international agreement on climate change next week.

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