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  • BOJ March meeting summary: Easy policy to stay for a while
  • Thousands on alert as Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia
  • Japanese manufacturers brace for possible U.S. import tax - Reuters poll
  • Rain delays start of third day in third NZ-S Africa test
  • Sudan cooperating with Chad and France over kidnapped Frenchman -state news agency
  • China's Li says he will focus on trade ties during New Zealand visit
  • US Treasury futures little changed on open
  • US equity futures drop 0.3 percent
  • Centre-right GERB party wins Bulgaria's polls -partial official results
  • Rain delays start of third day in third NZ-S Africa test
  • Bahrain breaks Iran-linked "terrorist" cell behind bus attack -report
  • Poland surge clear at the top after 2-1 win in Montenegro
  • Quick goal sets Northern Ireland on way to win over Norway
  • Belgium hit by new injury concerns ahead of Russia friendly
  • Libya's National Oil Corp warns of new attempt at independent oil sales
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Hong Kong chooses new leader amid accusations of China meddling

26 Mar 2017 | 8:24 AM

* 1,200 person "election committee" choosing new leader * Activists decry China "interference" in election * Beijing-backed candidate, Carrie Lam, widely expected to win * Political tension roils public, weighs on economy By James Pomfret and Venus Wu HONG KONG, Mar 26 (Reuters) A small electoral college began voting for a new Hong Kong leader today amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse political tension.

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Monetary policy not a panacea, says China c.bank governor

26 Mar 2017 | 8:24 AM

BOAO, China, Mar 26 (Reuters) Monetary policy is not a panacea and governments should optimise the use of policy instruments to manage the economy, said People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan on Sunday.

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Vietnamese detainee dies in Japan's immigration centre - sources

26 Mar 2017 | 8:23 AM

By Minami Funakoshi TOKYO, Mar 26 (Reuters) A Vietnamese man held in a Japanese immigration detention centre died, six people told Reuters, drawing fresh attention to conditions in the country's detention system.

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Bangladesh bomb blasts kills six, scores injured

Bangladesh bomb blasts kills six, scores injured

26 Mar 2017 | 8:23 AM

DHAKA, Mar 26 (Reuters) At least six people, including two police officials, were killed and scores wounded in two bomb blasts in Bangladesh near a militant hideout that was raided by commandos, police said.

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US strike kills an al Qaeda 'leader' in Afghanistan -Pentagon

26 Mar 2017 | 6:48 AM

WASHINGTON, Mar 26 (Reuters) The Pentagon said a US strike in Afghanistan this week killed an al Qaeda militant who was responsible for the death of two American service members and accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009.

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Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally in California

26 Mar 2017 | 5:54 AM

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UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone

26 Mar 2017 | 5:32 AM

LONDON, Mar 26 (Reuters) British anti-terrorism police said they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside parliament this week was acting alone but conceded they may never understand his motive.

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Moroccan PM says he has agreed coalition with five other parties

26 Mar 2017 | 4:06 AM

RABAT, Mar 25 (Reuters) Morocco's Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani said yesterday he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock.

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After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax

26 Mar 2017 | 4:04 AM

By Roberta Rampton Undated, Mar 26 (Reuters) US Vice President Mike Pence blamed the US Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans.

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Moroccan PM says he has agreed coalition with five other parties

26 Mar 2017 | 2:25 AM

RABAT, Mar 25 (Reuters) Morocco's Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani said today he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock.

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Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treason

26 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

DUBAI, Mar 25 (Reuters) A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group's enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and six other top officials in his government to death for "high treason" today.

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UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

26 Mar 2017 | 1:06 AM

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Mar 25 (Reuters) UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran today to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track.

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Iran denies harassing US warships in Gulf, warns of clashes

26 Mar 2017 | 12:38 AM

DUBAI, Mar 25 (Reuters) Iran denied today US accusations that its fast-attack boats were "harassing" warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route.

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UN envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

26 Mar 2017 | 12:28 AM

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Mar 25 (Reuters) UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran today to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track.

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Turkey says protest in Swiss city supports terrorism, violence

26 Mar 2017 | 12:25 AM

ISTANBUL, Mar 25 (Reuters) The Turkish foreign ministry said it had summoned Switzerland's charge d'affairs in Ankara today over a protest in the Swiss capital Bern which it said supported terrorism and included a poster calling for the assassination of President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Bangladesh bomb blasts kills three, scores injured

26 Mar 2017 | 12:24 AM

DHAKA, Mar 25 (Reuters) At least three people, including a policeman, were killed and scores wounded in two separate bomb blasts today near a militant hideout that was raided by commandos in northeastern Bangladesh, police said.

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US confirms air strike in Mosul district where dozens were killed

26 Mar 2017 | 12:22 AM

By Patrick Markey MOSUL, Iraq, Mar 25 (Reuters) The US military confirmed today that US warplanes had hit an Islamic State-held area of the besieged Iraqi city of Mosul where residents and officials say dozens of civilians have been killed as result of an air strike.

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Germany's Schaeuble wins party endorsement for September election

26 Mar 2017 | 12:18 AM

SINDELFINGEN, Germany, Mar 25 (Reuters) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a key figure in Berlin's handling of the euro zone crisis and Greece's bailout programmes, won a ringing endorsement from his conservative party today to stand in September's federal election.

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Mexican leftist casts shadow over Mexican banking convention

26 Mar 2017 | 12:16 AM

By Dan Freed and Anthony Esposito ACAPULCO, Mexico, Mar 25 (Reuters) Mexican financiers and politicians blasted populism at a top banking conference this week in a thinly veiled attack on the frontrunner for the 2018 presidential election - but some worry they overdid it and may have played right into his hands.

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Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid

25 Mar 2017 | 11:19 PM

ISTANBUL, Mar 25 (Reuters) President Tayyip Erdogan said today that Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers.

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Bangladesh bomb blasts kills three, scores injured

25 Mar 2017 | 10:53 PM

DHAKA, Mar 25 (Reuters) At least three people, including a policeman, were killed and scores wounded in two separate bomb blasts today near a militant hideout that was raided by commandos in northeastern Bangladesh, police said.

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Kyrgyz police disperse protest over ex-lawmaker's detention

25 Mar 2017 | 10:46 PM

BISHKEK, Mar 25 (Reuters) Kyrgyz police used stun grenades today to disperse hundreds of people attending a protest rally against the detention of a former parliamentary deputy and detained dozens of demonstrators.

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UN envoy urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to help uphold Syria ceasefire

25 Mar 2017 | 10:46 PM

GENEVA, Mar 25 (Reuters) UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has written to the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran to urge them to "undertake urgent efforts to uphold the ceasefire regime" in Syria and to smooth the way for peace talks, a statement said today.

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Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in local design patent disputes

Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in local design patent disputes

25 Mar 2017 | 9:47 PM

BEIJING, Mar 25 (Reuters) A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Bangladesh bomb blast kills one, scores injured

25 Mar 2017 | 9:12 PM

DHAKA, Mar 25 (Reuters) At least one person was killed and scores wounded in a bomb blast today near a militant hideout being raided by commandoes in northeastern Bangladesh, police said.

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Four Egyptian soldiers killed by explosion in Sinai

25 Mar 2017 | 8:14 PM

CAIRO, Mar 25 (Reuters) Four Egyptian soldiers were killed in an explosion that hit their armoured vehicle today in the northern Sinai peninsula, where the government is battling an Islamic State-led insurgency, security sources said.

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Thousands demonstrate in London against leaving the EU

Thousands demonstrate in London against leaving the EU

25 Mar 2017 | 7:50 PM

LONDON, Mar 25 (Reuters) Thousands of people marched through London today to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it joined 44 years ago.

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Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

25 Mar 2017 | 7:21 PM

KINSHASA, Mar 25 (Reuters) Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials saidtoday, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurrection in the region began last August.

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Evacuation of Syrian Homs rebels delayed - governor

25 Mar 2017 | 7:00 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 25 (Reuters) The second phase of an evacuation of Syrian rebels in Homs as part of a deal to surrender the city's last insurgent pocket of al-Waer to the government has been delayed until Monday, a senior official and a war monitor said today.

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China to lift suspension on Brazilian meat imports - minister

25 Mar 2017 | 6:59 PM

BRASILIA, Mar 25 (Reuters) Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi told Reuters today that China will lift its suspension on imports of Brazilian meat following clarification of inspection irregularities.

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