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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
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  • 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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WTO deal to cut red tape comes into force, promising global economy boost

22 Feb 2017 | 9:01 PM

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Feb 22 (Reuters) A global agreement to boost trade by cutting red tape and streamlining border checks came into force today, promising a 0.

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Russia sets up information warfare units - defence minister

22 Feb 2017 | 9:00 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) Russia's military has created a force tasked with waging information warfare, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said today, in a move likely to heighten the West's concerns about what it sees as Moscow-sponsored "fake news".

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5 hours of marathan dialogue between India, China fail to produce results on key issues

5 hours of marathan dialogue between India, China fail to produce results on key issues

22 Feb 2017 | 8:08 PM

Beijing, Feb 22 (UNI) The first strategic dialogue between India and China today stretched to five hours with Beijing not buzzing an inch on the issue of New Delhi's entry into the elite club of Nuclear Suppliers Group, as well as on the sensitive matter of black listing of Pakistan-based terrorist Maulana Masood Azhar by the UN.

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Afghan vice president's bodyguards cooperate in abuse case

22 Feb 2017 | 7:42 PM

KABUL, Feb 22 (Reuters) Bodyguards of Afghan Vice President Rashid Dostum who are wanted over allegations of torture and abuse of one of their boss's political rivals have turned themselves in to authorities after weeks of refusing to cooperate, officials said today .

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Germany's 'man of the streets' Schulz plots path to defeat Merkel

22 Feb 2017 | 7:19 PM

By Paul Carrel and Holger Hansen BIELEFELD/BERLIN, Germany, Feb 22 (Reuters) His only experience of governing in Germany is as a town mayor.

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Germany to increase defence spending, but legacy also important-Gabriel

22 Feb 2017 | 7:05 PM

BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) Germany will increase its defence spending in the coming years as promised to NATO allies, but the government should also keep its military history and fears among European neighbours in mind, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today.

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Possible mole in security detail of Dutch frontrunner Wilders

22 Feb 2017 | 7:05 PM

AMSTERDAM, Feb 22 (Reuters) A Dutch secret service agent who was part of the team responsible for protecting Geert Wilders, the frontrunner in next month's election, has been suspended on suspicion of leaking details to a criminal organisation, the secret service said today.

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China to speed up steel output cuts to curb winter pollution

22 Feb 2017 | 6:45 PM

BEIJING, Feb 22 (Reuters) China will ratchet up planned steel production cuts and target illegal factories in an effort to reduce pollution during the winter, an official said today.

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Subbed-Kremlin says not in talks with USA on timing of Putin-Trump meeting

22 Feb 2017 | 6:40 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) Moscow and Washington are not currently holding talks on possible dates for a first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said today.

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Syrian army takes district near Aleppo - monitor, media unit

22 Feb 2017 | 6:40 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 22 (Reuters) The Syrian army and its allies took a small district on the outskirts of Aleppo from rebels today, a war monitor and a military media unit run by Damascus ally Hezbollah said.

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There is "international support" to demand for UN ban on Masood Azhar, India tells China

22 Feb 2017 | 6:36 PM

Beijing, Feb 22 (UNI) India today yet again urged China to back it with regard implementing the 1267 Committee UN sanctions on Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar and asserted that there was "broad international support" for this and also global concerns about Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief 's activities.

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Syrian on trial in Austria for suspected killing of 20 Assad troops

22 Feb 2017 | 6:29 PM

VIENNA, Feb 22 (Reuters) A Syrian asylum seeker went on trial in Austria today accused of killing 20 government soldiers fighting for President Bashar al-Assad near the city of Homs, a court spokesman said.

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German officials say report of armed man at school was false alarm

22 Feb 2017 | 6:28 PM

BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) Police rushed to a school in the western German town of Menden today where a media report said there was an armed man on the premises, but local government officials said it turned out to be a false alarm.

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Gordhan says price collusion in South Africa will be stamped out

22 Feb 2017 | 6:28 PM

CAPE TOWN, Feb 22 (Reuters) Collusion should be stamped out in any South African market, whether it is banking or bread, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday, as government looked to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour with a raft of new regulation.

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Philippines chides Amnesty for calling Duterte's agenda 'toxic'

22 Feb 2017 | 6:27 PM

MANILA, Feb 22 (Reuters) The Philippines today rejected Amnesty International's labelling of its president as among world leaders with a "toxic agenda", and accused the general secretary of the human rights group of arrogant lecturing.

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Lahore High Court issues notice to Punjab Home department on Hafiz Saeed plea against house arrest

Lahore High Court issues notice to Punjab Home department on Hafiz Saeed plea against house arrest

22 Feb 2017 | 6:04 PM

Lahore, Feb 22 (UNI) The Lahore High Court (LHC) today issued a notice to Punjab Home Department on a petition challenging the detention of Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides, besides placing them under the Fourth Schedule.

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Duterte allies seek to block testimony of Philippine 'death squad' ringleader

22 Feb 2017 | 6:00 PM

By Karen Lema MANILA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Philippine senators allied with President Rodrigo Duterte sought today to block a retired policeman from testifying that Duterte had once operated a "death squad", dismissing the former policeman as a liar.

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Groundhog day in Geneva: old questions haunt Syria talks

22 Feb 2017 | 5:36 PM

By Tom Miles and John Irish GENEVA, Feb 22 (Reuters) When Syria peace talks restart in Geneva tomorrow after 10 months in the deep-freeze, familiar disagreements are likely to resurface, despite massive changes in the military and political context.

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Spokesman for Turkey's Erdogan calls on Israel to halt 'illegal settlements'

22 Feb 2017 | 5:35 PM

ANKARA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Turkey today called on the Israeli government to halt what it called "illegal settlement policies" on Palestinian land.

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Turkey wants steps from EU on visa-free travel quickly, Erdogan spokesman says

22 Feb 2017 | 5:34 PM

ANKARA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Turkey expects steps from the European Union on allowing Turks to travel to the bloc without visas as soon as possible, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said today.

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Russia's Lavrov says Moscow waits for US suggestions on cooperation in Syria

22 Feb 2017 | 5:33 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) Russia waits for the United States to come up with proposals on a possible cooperation in Syria, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying today.

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Iran ready to give US "slap in the face" - commander

22 Feb 2017 | 5:24 PM

DUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said today, as Tehran concluded war games.

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Iran ready to give US "slap in the face" - commander

22 Feb 2017 | 5:17 PM

DUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said today, as Tehran concluded war games.

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German police at school in Menden after report of armed man there

22 Feb 2017 | 5:09 PM

BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) German police said today that they had deployed forces to a school in the town of Menden near Dortmund, where a media report said there was an armed man.

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Britain's top court backs government on immigration income test

22 Feb 2017 | 4:59 PM

By Alistair Smout LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) Britain's top court backed a government attempt to limit immigration by ruling today that an income test for those who want to bring their non-European spouses to the UK is acceptable and does not infringe human rights.

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Centrist Bayrou's choice could sway tight French presidential race

22 Feb 2017 | 4:58 PM

By Emmanuel Jarry and GĂ©rard Bon PARIS, Feb 22 (Reuters) Francois Bayrou, a centrist candidate in three past French presidential elections, was set to announce today if he will run in this year's race for the Elysee, a move that could erode support for independent Emmanuel Macron.

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Fuelled by Olympic momentum, young Hungarian group aims for parliament

22 Feb 2017 | 4:20 PM

By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST, Feb 22 (Reuters) Organising their campaign from a decrepit basement, a group of young professionals and students have collected a quarter of a million signatures in a month to press for a referendum that could force Budapest to abandon its 2024 Olympic bid.

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Lawyers for S Korea's Park accuse court reviewing impeachment of bias

22 Feb 2017 | 4:08 PM

By Joyce Lee SEOUL, Feb 22 (Reuters) Lawyers for South Korean President Park Geun-hye accused one of the judges reviewing her impeachment of bias today and asked him to excuse himself, in a dramatic twist in a case engulfing members of the political and business elite.

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Minorities protection bill: Sindh High Court questions maintainability of challenge

Minorities protection bill: Sindh High Court questions maintainability of challenge

22 Feb 2017 | 4:05 PM

Karachi, Feb 22 (UNI) The Sindh High Court (SHC) has questioned the maintainability of a petition, challenging the protection of minorities bill, which had outlawed marriages and conversion of underage girls.

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Pope appeals for urgent food aid to help famine-stricken South Sudan

Pope appeals for urgent food aid to help famine-stricken South Sudan

22 Feb 2017 | 3:59 PM

VATICAN CITY, Feb 22 (Reuters) Pope Francis called today for urgent humanitarian aid for the starving people of South Sudan, saying millions risked being "condemned to death" by a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country.

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