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  • Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after NY Times report CIA sources killed
  • Porto coach Nuno leaves after one season
  • UN Security Council condemns N Korea's latest missile launch
  • Late penalty earns Esteghlal win, Al Ahlis share spoils
  • Flynn declines US Senate subpoena in Russia probe
  • Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro's new congress plan
  • Man set on fire during Venezuela protests
  • Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts
  • UN's North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
  • Brazil top court ruling on Temer probe to await tape analysis
  • Army major who used kashmiri as 'human shield' awarded
  • Morgan Stanley shareholders approve executive compensation plan
  • 125 social workers, 6 social institutions selected for state-level Dr Ambedkar Social Utthan and Shahu-Phule-Ambedkar awards
  • Inarritu puts a border guard's gun to your head in VR film at Cannes
  • Thane-Synagogue Secretary booked for demanding money
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N Korea appears to have won meaningful data from recent missile test - S Korea

22 May 2017 | 7:32 AM

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) South Korea said today North Korea appeared to have secured "meaningful data" from its latest missile test yesterday, when it launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

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Dollar hovers near 6-month lows amid US political uncertainty

22 May 2017 | 6:48 AM

TOKYO, May 22 (Reuters) The dollar struggled to push ahead on Monday, holding near six-month lows against a basket of currencies as investors assessed the impact of U.

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Oil rises on expectation of extended, possibly deepened output cut

22 May 2017 | 6:34 AM

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE, May 22 (Reuters) Oil prices rose on Monday, supported by reports that an OPEC-led supply cut would not only be extended into next year but might also be deepened in order to tightening the market and prop up prices.

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S Korea's May 1-20 exports rise 3.4 pct y/y -customs agency

22 May 2017 | 6:33 AM

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) South Korean exports during the first 20 days of this month rose 3.

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UK Conservatives' lead halved ahead of election -Survation poll

22 May 2017 | 6:27 AM

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives' lead over the opposition Labour Party halved to 9 percent in a Survation telephone poll published today, adding to signs that the election race is tightening ahead of the June 8 vote.

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Japan April exports rise 7.5 pct year/year - MOF

22 May 2017 | 6:23 AM

TOKYO, May 22 (Reuters) Japan's exports rose 7.

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Taiwan April jobless rate falls to over 1-1/2-year low

22 May 2017 | 6:22 AM

TAIPEI, May 22 (Reuters) Taiwan's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in over a year and a half in April, the government said on Monday.

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Trump's chief of staff Priebus to head back to DC after Saudi stop

22 May 2017 | 4:18 AM

RIYADH, May 22 (Reuters) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus will not be joining President Donald Trump for his full trip through the Middle East and Europe.

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Australia shares to open higher; NZ up

22 May 2017 | 4:09 AM

Undated, May 22 (Reuters) Australian shares are poised for a positive start to the week, taking leads from Wall Street, which ended higher in its previous session, as well as strong metal prices.

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Venezuela's Maduro attacks 'fascist' protesters for setting man alight

22 May 2017 | 4:07 AM

By Girish Gupta and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, May 22 (Reuters) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro excoriated opposition protesters for setting a man on fire during a demonstration, accusing them of targeting him for being pro-government.

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N Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance

22 May 2017 | 4:04 AM

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) North Korea said today it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit US targets.

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Honduran opposition groups back TV star for presidency

22 May 2017 | 4:02 AM

TEGUCIGALPA, May 22 (Reuters) A broad left-right alliance of Honduran opposition groups picked a prominent television show host as presidential candidate, creating a new hurdle for President Juan Orlando Hernandez as he seeks to retain power in a November election.

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Iran foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

22 May 2017 | 2:11 AM

BEIRUT, May 21 (Reuters) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today criticised US President Donald Trump for sealing an arms deal and other investments worth hundreds of billions of dollars with Saudi Arabia, Tehran's arch-rival in the Middle East.

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Italy and France to discuss more integrated EU, migration crisis at dinner

22 May 2017 | 12:20 AM

PARIS, May 21 (Reuters) Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and new French President Emmanuel Macron called today for a deeper integration of the European Union and said they would address the migration crisis at a working dinner in Paris.

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'Greatest Show on Earth' takes its final bow after 146 years

22 May 2017 | 12:03 AM

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) The clowns, animal acts and acrobats of the storied Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are taking their final bow at an arena outside New York City today in the final performance of the "Greatest Show on Earth" after nearly 150 years.

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Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo - WHO

21 May 2017 | 11:38 PM

KINSHASA, May 21 (Reuters) A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29.

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Hungarians protest again over clampdown on university, NGOs

Hungarians protest again over clampdown on university, NGOs

21 May 2017 | 11:35 PM

BUDAPEST, May 21 (Reuters) Thousands of protesters marched to Hungary's parliament today in the latest mass rally against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's clampdown on a top foreign university and non-government organisations ahead of a parliamentary election due next year.

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UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on N Korea missile test

UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on N Korea missile test

21 May 2017 | 10:58 PM

UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (Reuters) The United Nations Security Council is due to meet on Tuesday behind closed doors to discuss North Korea's latest missile test at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea, diplomats said today.

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"The Artist" director provokes Godard fans at Cannes with sacrilegious biopic

21 May 2017 | 9:50 PM

By Robin Pomeroy CANNES, France, May 21 (Reuters)A biopic at Cannes about Jean-Luc Godard, the closest thing French cinema has to a living god, might be expected to be worthy and respectful, but "Redoubtable" is anything but - portraying the director as a childish, spiteful bore.

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Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation -aides

Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation -aides

21 May 2017 | 9:37 PM

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, two top administration officials said today.

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Hamas rejects Trump's description of the group as a terror group

21 May 2017 | 9:26 PM

GAZA, May 21 (Reuters) The Islamist Palestinian group which controls the Gaza Strip today rejected US President Donald Trump's linking it to terrorism and said his description of the group showed his "complete bias" towards Israel.

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Deputy President Ramaphosa says South Africa must avoid "mafia state" fate

Deputy President Ramaphosa says South Africa must avoid "mafia state" fate

21 May 2017 | 8:52 PM

JOHANNESBURG, May 21 (Reuters) South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen as a top contender to lead the ruling ANC into 2019 general elections, said today that the country must not become a "mafia state" as he admitted his party had become associated with corruption.

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Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism

21 May 2017 | 8:21 PM

DUBAI, May 21 (Reuters) Iran's ruling powers represent the "tip of the spear" of global terrorism, Saudi King Salman said in a speech today during a visit of US President Donald Trump to the kingdom.

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American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing

American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing

21 May 2017 | 8:12 PM

KATHMANDU, May 21 (Reuters) An American climber on Mount Everest died today, officials said, the third death on the world's highest mountain in the past month and raising safety concerns for climbers.

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Britain's EU 'no deal' threat is genuine, says Brexit minister Davis

21 May 2017 | 7:47 PM

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) Britain is prepared to walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal, Brexit minister David Davis said today, but stressed that he thought an agreement was the most likely outcome.

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Trump to call on Arab leaders to confront 'crisis of Islamist extremism'

Trump to call on Arab leaders to confront 'crisis of Islamist extremism'

21 May 2017 | 7:23 PM

RIYADH, May 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump will call on Arab leaders to confront "Islamist extremism" during a speech today in which he will portray fighting terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations.

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Iran hardliners sulk after Rouhani win, say they must be heard

Iran hardliners sulk after Rouhani win, say they must be heard

21 May 2017 | 7:12 PM

* Defeated candidate says his followers must be heard * Rouhani's tough campaign stirs resentment * Some conservatives scandalised by street parties By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) Iranian hardliners indignant at President Hassan Rouhani's re-election vowed today to press their conservative agenda, with some saying his caustic campaign trail attacks on their candidate would bring a backlash.

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Bomb attack on powerful Syrian Islamist rebel group kills 14 - Syrian Observatory

21 May 2017 | 6:49 PM

BEIRUT, May 21 (Reuters) A bomb attack killed at least 14 Syrian insurgents at a headquarters for the powerful Islamist Ahrar al-Sham group today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

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NKorean missile reached altitude of about 560 km - official

NKorean missile reached altitude of about 560 km - official

21 May 2017 | 5:17 PM

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) The ballistic missile launched by North Korea today reached an altitude of about 560 kilometres (348 miles), a South Korean military official said.

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Japan's Abe says wants to raise North Korea missile issue at G7 summit

Japan's Abe says wants to raise North Korea missile issue at G7 summit

21 May 2017 | 5:02 PM

TOKYO, May 21 (Reuters) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today that he wants to raise the issue of North Korean missile launches at the Group of Seven leaders' summit in Italy this month.

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