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CPN (Maoist Centre) to quit Deuba-led Govt

17 Oct 2017 | 12:40 PM

Kathmandu, Oct 17 (UNI) CPN (Maoist Centre), a coalition partner in the incumbent Nepali Congress-led Government that had joined the Leftist alliance led by main opposition CPN-UML, has decided to quit the government on Tuesday.

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Suspected US drone strike kills five on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

17 Oct 2017 | 12:37 PM

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 17 (Reuters) A suspected US drone strike killed five people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, government and militant sources said on Tuesday, days after a Canadian-American couple held hostage by the Taliban were freed from the same area.

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Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti

Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti

17 Oct 2017 | 12:08 PM

United Nations, Oct 17 (UNI) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterrs has welcomed the establishment of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission.

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Journalist who exposed Malta's links with Panama Papers killed in bomb explosion

17 Oct 2017 | 12:06 PM

Brussels, Oct 17 (UNI) The Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who had exposed her country's links with the Panama Papers document leak, has been killed when a bomb destroyed her car as she was driving near her home.

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Pak Finance Minister claims economy strong, no threat of default

17 Oct 2017 | 11:49 AM

Islamabad, Oct 17 (UNI) Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has claimed that the country's economy was strong and there was no threat of default.

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General Assembly elects new members to UN HR Council

General Assembly elects new members to UN HR Council

17 Oct 2017 | 11:46 AM

United Nations, Oct 17 (UNI) The General Assembly has elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.

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Australia shares end at 5-month high; NZ extends rally

17 Oct 2017 | 11:41 AM

Undated, Oct 17 (Reuters) Australian shares ended higher on Tuesday, extending gains for a fifth consecutive session underpinned by a record close on Wall Street and higher oil prices.

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Suicide bomber, gunmen attack police HQ in Afghan province-officials

17 Oct 2017 | 11:41 AM

KABUL, Oct 17 (Reuters) At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.

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UN calls for global solidarity ahead of pledging conference on Rohingya refugee crisis

17 Oct 2017 | 11:38 AM

United Nations, Oct 17 (UNI) Senior United Nations officials are urging the international community to come together in support of a 23 October pledging conference to “send a strong message to Rohingya refugees and their generous hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them in their greatest time of need.

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Turkey's military says two Turkish soldiers killed in blast in northern Iraq

17 Oct 2017 | 11:21 AM

ANKARA, Oct 17 (Reuters) Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two were wounded late on Monday in northern Iraq in a blast caused by an improvised explosive device planted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, the armed forces said on Tuesday.

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Kenya's deputy president says ok if election board meets opposition demands

17 Oct 2017 | 11:20 AM

NAIROBI, Oct 17 (Reuters) Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said on Tuesday there would be no problem if the election board agrees to meet a raft of demands made by the opposition ahead of a repeat presidential vote on Oct 26.

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NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line US demands

17 Oct 2017 | 10:43 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA trade talks on Tuesday marked by aggressive US demands that have left the future of the 23-year-old free trade pact in doubt.

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China's yuan slips below 6.6/dlr on weaker midpoint, more dollar buying

17 Oct 2017 | 10:42 AM

SHANGHAI, Oct 17 (Reuters) China's yuan slipped below a key threshold against the US dollar on Tuesday morning, in the wake of a weaker official midpoint and higher corporate demand for the greenback.

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Long-dated JGBs firm as 20-year auction draws ample demand

17 Oct 2017 | 10:41 AM

TOKYO, Oct 17 (Reuters) Longer-dated Japanese government bonds firmed on Tuesday after a 20-year debt auction drew ample investor demand and allowed the market to deflect negative pressure from weaker US Treasuries and higher stocks.

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Malaysia says no decision yet on new offers to search for missing MH370

17 Oct 2017 | 10:40 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Reuters) Malaysia said on Tuesday it has received proposals from three companies offering to continue the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing since 2014, but no decision has been made yet.

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SE Asia Stocks-Largely range-bound; Philippines hits record

17 Oct 2017 | 10:37 AM

Undated, Oct 17 (Reuters) The Philippine stock market hit a record high on Tuesday, surging more than 1 percent, as trading resumed after a holiday, while most other Southeast Asian markets were subdued.

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China state media attacks Western democracy ahead of Congress

17 Oct 2017 | 10:36 AM

BEIJING, Oct 17 (Reuters) China's official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.

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US official says not ruling out eventual direct talks N Korea

17 Oct 2017 | 9:35 AM

By Tim Kelly and Michelle Nichols TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 (Reuters) The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J.

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A divided Iraq tests U.S. influence as fight against Islamic State wanes

17 Oct 2017 | 9:29 AM

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influence to avoid a full-blown conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces it has armed and trained.

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Oil elevated as Iraq tensions escalate, Asian shares hold firm

17 Oct 2017 | 8:58 AM

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Oil prices clung to this month's high on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares held firm on optimism about upcoming earnings.

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US not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea -deputy sec of state

17 Oct 2017 | 8:41 AM

TOKYO, Oct 17 (Reuters) The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J.

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Copper hovers near 3-yr top as China growth supports

17 Oct 2017 | 7:43 AM

SYDNEY, Oct 17 (Reuters) London copper paused for breath near three-year highs on Tuesday as it faced headwinds from a stronger dollar, but renewed optimism over China's economic outlook has lent support to prices.

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Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies

17 Oct 2017 | 5:33 AM

By Paresh Dave SANTA ROSA, Calif.

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Japan agrees to streamline tests for some US auto exports -statement

17 Oct 2017 | 4:05 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Japan agreed to streamline noise and emissions testing procedures for certain U.

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Australia shares to edge higher; NZ flat

17 Oct 2017 | 4:04 AM

Undated, Oct 17 (Reuters) Australian shares are expected to rise, following a record-high close on Wall Street and a jump in oil prices due to supply worries after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters.

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New Zealand Q3 inflation picks up, driven by rising housing costs

17 Oct 2017 | 4:02 AM

WELLINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) New Zealand's consumer price index (CPI) jumped 0.

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Japan, US agree to closely cooperation on N Korea sanctions - Aso

17 Oct 2017 | 4:01 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday he agreed with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to closely cooperate on sanctions against North Korea.

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US strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens -Pentagon

17 Oct 2017 | 3:17 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) US forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said.

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Four nations meet to resume stalled Afghan peace talks in Oman

17 Oct 2017 | 2:35 AM

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (Reuters) Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States met in Oman on Monday to try to find ways of reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, two officials in Pakistan's foreign ministry said.

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US judge questions challengers of Trump's latest travel ban

17 Oct 2017 | 2:34 AM

By Yeganeh Torbati GREENBELT, Maryland, Oct 16 (Reuters) A US judge lobbed tough questions at attorneys representing refugee groups and immigrant advocates seeking to overturn the Trump administration's latest policy banning citizens of some countries from entering the United States.

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