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Brexit talks must speed up, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker say

Brexit talks must speed up, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker say

17 Oct 2017 | 3:56 PM

Brussels, Oct 17 (UNI) British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have agreed to "accelerate" Brexit negotiations - but there was no sign of a breakthrough after their working dinner, the BBC News reported Tuesday.

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Spanish military plane crashes outside Madrid, killing pilot

17 Oct 2017 | 3:52 PM

MADRID, Oct 17 (Reuters) A military F18 fighter plane crashed on the outskirts of Madrid on Tuesday killing its pilot, the Spanish Defence Ministry said.

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Pope Francis urges action on climate change

17 Oct 2017 | 3:46 PM

United Nations, Oct 17 (UNI) Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, Pope Francis has stressed.

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Africa Week: UN Sec Gen says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential

17 Oct 2017 | 3:40 PM

United Nations, Oct 17 (UNI) Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week.

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China party spokesman says anti-graft fight "always on the road"

17 Oct 2017 | 3:38 PM

(Rptng, correcting slug) BEIJING, Oct 17 (Reuters) China's anti-corruption fight is "always on the road", Communist Party spokesman Tuo Zhen said on Tuesday ahead of a key party congress that will see President Xi Jinping further tighten his grip on power.

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Maoist Centre backs down from its decision to quit govt

17 Oct 2017 | 3:33 PM

Kathmandu, Oct 17 (UNI) CPN (Maoist Centre), a key coalition partner in the incumbent Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government which had earlier in the day decided to quit the government, has rolled back its decision.

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China party spokesman says anti-graft fight "always on the road"

17 Oct 2017 | 3:31 PM

BEIJING, Oct 17 (Reuters) China's anti-corruption fight is "always on the road", Communist Party spokesman Tuo Zhen said on Tuesday ahead of a key party congress that will see President Xi Jinping further tighten his grip on power.

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Arrest warrants for Imran sent to police

Arrest warrants for Imran sent to police

17 Oct 2017 | 3:27 PM

Islamabad, Oct 17 (UNI) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sent non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran Khan to the SSP operations, Geo News reported on Tuesday.

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Myanmar journalists head home as Bangladesh drops charges

17 Oct 2017 | 3:22 PM

DHAKA, Oct 17 (Reuters) Bangladesh allowed two journalists from Myanmar detained while reporting about fleeing Rohingya Muslims to fly home on Tuesday and was dropping charges against them, their lawyer said.

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Three arrested in Malaysia for suspected beer festival bomb plot

17 Oct 2017 | 3:10 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Reuters) Malaysian police arrested three people, including a teenager, suspected of planning to detonate a bomb at an annual beer festival in the capital, the police chief said on Tuesday.

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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

17 Oct 2017 | 3:00 PM

RAQQA, Syria, Oct 17 (Reuters) US backed militias will capture Islamic State's last foothold in the jihadists' former Syrian capital of Raqqa within hours, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday.

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With Spain gripped by Catalonia crisis, VW's Seat delays naming new model

17 Oct 2017 | 2:49 PM

BERLIN, Oct 17 (Reuters) With the Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen's Spanish division Seat has decided to delay announcing the name of its forthcoming model.

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Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

17 Oct 2017 | 2:41 PM

MANILA, Oct 17 (Reuters) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although a military spokesman said 20-30 rebels were still fighting it out and were holding about 20 hostages.

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Firefighters stage strike at UK nuclear processing site

17 Oct 2017 | 2:29 PM

Undated, Oct 17 (Reuters) Firefighters at Britain's Sellafield nuclear facility have started the first of two 12-and-a-half-hour strikes planned for this week in a protest over wages and work conditions, the GMB union said.

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DPRK warns Japan will come to end for purchasing US missiles

17 Oct 2017 | 2:12 PM

Tokyo, Oct 17 (UNI) North Korea has vowed that Japan would meet its end if it persisted with purchasing military arms from the US, the Express reported on Tuesday.

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Russian, Iranian diplomats to discuss Iran nuclear deal this week -Ifax

17 Oct 2017 | 2:00 PM

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi in Moscow this week to discuss the situation around the Iran nuclear deal, the Interfax news agency quoted the Russian as saying on Tuesday.

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Donald Trump set for talks with Greece's Alexis Tsipras

17 Oct 2017 | 1:51 PM

Washington, Oct 17 (UNI) When President Donald Trump sits on Tuesday for talks with his left-wing Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, he'll face a man who last year warned his own citizens that Trump represented an "evil" raft of ideas with no place in western democracy, the CNN reported.

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Fewer parties contesting elections under PR system

17 Oct 2017 | 1:33 PM

Kathmandu, Oct 17 (UNI) Fewer parties have submitted the closed list of candidates for the federal elections under the proportional representation (PR) system compared to the number of participants in the last Constituent Assembly elections held in 2013, The Kathmandu Post reported on Tuesday.

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Russian, Iranian diplomats to discuss Iran nuclear deal this week -Ifax

17 Oct 2017 | 1:32 PM

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi in Moscow this week to discuss the situation around the Iran nuclear deal, the Interfax news agency quoted the Russian as saying on Tuesday.

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Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as forex crunch deepens

17 Oct 2017 | 1:31 PM

HARARE, Oct 17 (Reuters) Zimbabwe has banned imports of fruit and vegetables with immediate effect to preserve scarce foreign exchange, the agriculture minister said on Tuesday.

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US takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time

17 Oct 2017 | 1:30 PM

DUBAI, Oct 17 (Reuters) The United States said it launched its first attack on Islamic State's deadly Yemen branch on Monday with a series of nighttime airstrikes that residents said targeted two villages and killed several people.

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Madhes parties, NC to join forces against Left bloc

17 Oct 2017 | 1:30 PM

Kathmandu, Oct 17 (UNI) The Nepali Congress and two Madhes-based parties -- Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal -- have set three broader principles to forge an electoral alliance in the upcoming federal and provincial elections, The Kathmandu Post has reported.

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Iraqi forces take control of Bai Hasan, Avana oil fields after Kurdish pullout

17 Oct 2017 | 1:00 PM

BAGHDAD, Oct 17 (Reuters) Iraqi forces took control on Tuesday of the Bai Hasan and Avana oil fields northwest of Kirkuk, after Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pulled out from the region, security sources said.

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Iraqi-backed Yazidi group takes over Sinjar after Kurdish pullout -residents

17 Oct 2017 | 12:59 PM

BAGHDAD, Oct 17 (Reuters) An Iraqi Yazidi group affiliated with a Shi'ite-led armed faction took control on Tuesday of Sinjar, said residents of the northwestern city that is claimed by both Kurdish and central Iraqi authorities.

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At least eight killed in suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ-officials

17 Oct 2017 | 12:54 PM

KABUL, Oct 17 (Reuters) A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding 30, officials said.

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Dragon acknowledges power flows from the barrel of a gun

17 Oct 2017 | 12:53 PM

Undated, Oct 17 (UNI) China's iconic statesman Mao Zedong once quipped that “political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

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Pakistan for good relations with US on mutual respect: FM Asif

Pakistan for good relations with US on mutual respect: FM Asif

17 Oct 2017 | 12:52 PM

Islamabad, Oct 17 (UNI) Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that his country wanted to have good relations with the United States on mutual respect, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.

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S.Korean stocks at record high on tech gains, won edges lower

17 Oct 2017 | 12:52 PM

SEOUL, Oct 17 (Reuters) Shares in Seoul closed at an all-time high on Tuesday as gains in large tech firms offset market caution about possible North Korean action during joint military drills by South Korea and the United States this week.

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Bhawan Bhatta elected NRNA President

17 Oct 2017 | 12:50 PM

Kathmandu, Oct 17 (UNI) Bhawan Bhatta, who owns hospitality business in Japan, has been elected as the Chairperson of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), The Kathmandu Post reported.

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Iran Nov condensate exports to recover 1 pct from 5-mth low

17 Oct 2017 | 12:41 PM

TOKYO, Oct 17 (Reuters) Iranian exports of ultra-light crude oil known as condensate are set to recover 1 percent in November from a five-month low in October, although maintenance at a key oilfield will continue to drag on supply, a source with knowledge of the country's preliminary tanker schedule said on Tuesday.

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