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  • 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
  • Soldiers martyred in Shopian ambush identified
  • Vice chairman of People's Insurance Group of China under investigation
  • Reference rate fixed at 66.8351 against USD
  • RBI to conduct 4 day Variable Rate Reverse Repo Auctions for Rs 50,000 crore today
  • Leading position of 10 Municipal Corporations
  • Ramjas College row: AISA stage protest outside PHQ, classes in North campus suspended
  • European shares steady near highs, Barclays and RSA advance
  • BANKING-RBI-REFERENCE RATE
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French police question Le Pen aides over alleged EU fake jobs

22 Feb 2017 | 3:32 PM

PARIS, Feb 22 (Reuters) French judicial police are questioning far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and chief of staff in relation to a probe into alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants, her lawyer said today.

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Russian Supreme Court scraps conviction of opposition activist

22 Feb 2017 | 3:19 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) Russia's Supreme Court today cancelled the conviction of prominent anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release from jail, Interfax news agency reported.

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Japan school operator with ties to PM's wife could face parliament questions

22 Feb 2017 | 3:19 PM

TOKYO, Feb 22 (Reuters) Japan's largest opposition Democratic Party has demanded that the head of a school operator with ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, Akie, appear before parliament to explain its purchase of government-owned land, it said today.

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India-born neuroscientist among 9 promoted to Distinguished Professors at Indiana University

India-born neuroscientist among 9 promoted to Distinguished Professors at Indiana University

22 Feb 2017 | 3:18 PM

Indianapolis, Feb 22 (UNI) India-born neuroscientist and medical researcher Anantha Shekhar is among nine Indiana University scholars and researchers who have been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank, the varsity bestows upon faculty.

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German Social Democrats still hard on heels of Merkel's conservatives -poll

German Social Democrats still hard on heels of Merkel's conservatives -poll

22 Feb 2017 | 3:18 PM

BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) held steady at 31 percent support in a survey published on Wednesday, remaining hard on the heels of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives - on 34 percent - seven months ahead of a federal election.

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Trump to spare US 'dreamer' immigrants from crackdown

22 Feb 2017 | 3:15 PM

By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) President Donald Trump's administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as "dreamers" who entered the United States illegally as children, according to official guidelines released today.

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Indonesia's big banks told to submit plans for coping with a crisis

22 Feb 2017 | 2:57 PM

JAKARTA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Indonesia's biggest banks must write up plans for recovering from potential insolvency, a measure to ensure that authorities do not have to bail them out, the chairman of the banking regulator said on Wednesday.

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German Ifo business morale brightens in February

22 Feb 2017 | 2:57 PM

BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) German business morale brightened unexpectedly in February, matching December's 33-month high, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting company executives are more upbeat about the growth prospects of Europe's largest economy.

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China state firm in preliminary deal to buy Chevron's Bangladesh gas fields -oil executives

22 Feb 2017 | 2:56 PM

By Chen Aizhu and Ruma Paul BEIJING/DHAKA, Feb 22 (Reuters) China's state-run Zhenhua Oil has signed a preliminary deal with Chevron to buy the U.

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Philippine minister doubtful of China row resolution 'during our lifetime'

Philippine minister doubtful of China row resolution 'during our lifetime'

22 Feb 2017 | 2:42 PM

MANILA, Feb 22 (Reuters) The foreign minister of the Philippines expressed doubt on Wednesday that a maritime sovereignty dispute with China could be resolved "during our lifetime", so it was better to set it aside, engage Beijing and avoid an armed confrontation.

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Britain pledges extra $250 million to fight famine in South Sudan, Somalia

Britain pledges extra $250 million to fight famine in South Sudan, Somalia

22 Feb 2017 | 2:35 PM

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters)Britain will provide additional aid money to South Sudan, where famine has been declared in parts of the country, and to Somalia, where there is a credible risk of famine, the government said on Wednesday.

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China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles

22 Feb 2017 | 2:09 PM

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) China, in an early test of US President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two US officials told Reuters.

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North Korea calls for release of 3 detained in Kim Jong Nam case

22 Feb 2017 | 2:02 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Reuters) The North Korean embassy in Malaysia said today that the three suspects detained in the connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam should be immediately released.

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Senior Yemeni general killed in Houthi missile attack

22 Feb 2017 | 2:01 PM

ADEN, Feb 22 (Reuters) Yemen's deputy chief of staff was killed on Wednesday when the armed Houthi movement battling government forces fired a ballistic missile at an army camp on the Red Sea coast, according to a military source.

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French ecologist de Rugy says he backs Macron for President

22 Feb 2017 | 2:01 PM

PARIS, Feb 22 (Reuters)Francois de Rugy, who stood unsuccessfully as an ecology candidate in the primaries of the left that elected Socialist Benoit Hamon as candidate, said today he would back centrist Emmanuel Macron for the presidency.

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Hong Kong stocks at 18-1/2-month high on GDP, mainland inflows

22 Feb 2017 | 2:01 PM

UNDATED,Feb 22 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks ended near 18-1/2-month highs on Wednesday, led by resource and property stocks, as sentiment was lifted by the city's firmer economic growth outlook and stronger China inflows.

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China stocks rise for a 3rd day even as some financials slip

22 Feb 2017 | 2:00 PM

SHANGHAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) China's main share indexes rose for a third day on Wednesday to approach three-month highs, though gains were capped as speculators sold some recently-listed financial sector stocks.

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Turkey detains 35 suspected Islamic State members in Istanbul - Haberturk

22 Feb 2017 | 12:55 PM

ANKARA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Turkish authorities on Wednesday detained 35 suspected members of Islamic State in raids across Istanbul, broadcaster Haberturk said.

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Khmer Rouge cadre's war crimes charges dismissed in Cambodia

22 Feb 2017 | 12:55 PM

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, Feb 22 (Reuters) A U.

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Netanyahu blasts UN 'hypocrisy', Australian PM opposes 'one-sided resolutions'

22 Feb 2017 | 12:27 PM

* Australia says it won't back "one-sided" settlement resolutions * Israeli leader thanks Australia for 'puncturing U.

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Russian cargo craft lifts off for international space station

22 Feb 2017 | 12:27 PM

ALMATY, Feb 22 (Reuters) A Russian Progress cargo space craft blasted off for the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, the first such mission since a failed launch in December.

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Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

22 Feb 2017 | 11:44 AM

By Alex Dobuzinskis Undated,Feb 22 (Reuters) Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said.

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France's Macron meets PM May in London, vows to stand up for EU

France's Macron meets PM May in London, vows to stand up for EU

22 Feb 2017 | 11:43 AM

* French presidential hopeful Macron campaigns in London * Meets British PM May, sticks to firm stance on Brexit * Polls suggest Macron's momentum fading * Big cheers for EU at rally for French nationals By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Theresa May not to expect any favours from the European Union during Brexit talks, and drew big cheers for his pro-EU message from French nationals in London.

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China defends deportation of Taiwan citizens as internationally accepted

22 Feb 2017 | 11:22 AM

BEIJING, Feb 22 (Reuters) China defended the deportation of Taiwan citizens involved in overseas telecom fraud cases to China as having won widespread international approval, after Taiwan protested against Spain's decision to deport around 200.

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Hong Kong stocks rise on US surge, higher Shanghai inflows; China dips

22 Feb 2017 | 11:13 AM

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Malaysia names NKorean diplomat wanted for questioning in airport murder

22 Feb 2017 | 11:13 AM

* Police want to question embassy's second secretary * Also seeking North Korean state airline staffer * Four other suspects believed to have returned to N.

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Mexico homicides jump by a third amid cartel infighting

22 Feb 2017 | 11:12 AM

MEXICO CITY, Feb 22 (Reuters) Homicides in Mexico jumped by more than a third in January, new figures showed, fueled by violence in states hit by an internal split in the Sinaloa drug cartel.

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China calls landmark Taiwan protests part of Chinese liberation struggle

22 Feb 2017 | 11:12 AM

BEIJING, Feb 22 (Reuters) China described landmark Taiwan protests against Nationalist troops in 1947 as part of China's liberation struggle that Taiwan independence forces were trying to hijack, ahead of commemorations next week for the 70th anniversary.

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Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

22 Feb 2017 | 11:02 AM

By Laila Kearney

NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as a senior editor of the Breitbart News website after he was vilified and lost a book deal over comments that condoned certain intimate relations between men and young teenage boys.

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New US environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs

22 Feb 2017 | 11:00 AM

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) The new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency said that America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation.

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