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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
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  • Leading position of 10 Municipal Corporations
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Former Hong Kong leader jailed in what judge calls fall from

Former Hong Kong leader jailed in what judge calls fall from "such a height"

22 Feb 2017 | 10:57 AM

By Venus Wu

HONG KONG, Feb 22 (Reuters) Former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang, the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged in the city's history, was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office, a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub's vaunted rule of law.

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Malaysia identifies NKorean embassy official among suspects

22 Feb 2017 | 9:45 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Reuters)Malaysian police identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy on Wednesday as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, and said another was linked to the North Korean airline.

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Asia gains as Wall Street extends record rise, dollar dips

22 Feb 2017 | 9:03 AM

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index up 0.

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Mexico apologises to indigenous women wrongly jailed for kidnapping

22 Feb 2017 | 9:03 AM

MEXICO CITY, Feb 21 (Reuters) Mexico's government today took the rare step of apologizing to three indigenous women who spent more than three years in prison after being falsely accused by prosecutors of kidnapping seven police officers and carrying cocaine.

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S.Korea finmin says will seek meeting with US Treasury chief

22 Feb 2017 | 9:03 AM

SEOUL, Feb 22 (Reuters) - South Korea's finance minister said on Wednesday he will seek a meeting with U.

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Australian PM criticises UN as Israeli PM arrives for state visit

22 Feb 2017 | 8:12 AM

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Feb 22 (Reuters) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered a staunch defence of Israel today, criticising the United Nations and vowing never to support "one-sided resolutions" calling for an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land.

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Denver defends release of illegal immigrant later charged in murder

22 Feb 2017 | 7:55 AM

(Rptg,correcting date) By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 22 (Reuters) The Denver Sheriff's Department today defended its release of an illegal immigrant after he posted bond on theft charges only to be arrested for murder weeks later, saying it had no authority to hold him.

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Elevator scion who defaced Trump's Hollywood star gets probation

22 Feb 2017 | 7:52 AM

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 (Reuters) The elevator company scion who defaced Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during the presidential campaign last autumn pleaded no contest to felony vandalism and received three years' probation.

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Denver defends release of illegal immigrant later charged in murder

22 Feb 2017 | 7:47 AM

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 21 (Reuters) The Denver Sheriff's Department today defended its release of an illegal immigrant after he posted bond on theft charges only to be arrested for murder weeks later, saying it had no authority to hold him.

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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive US-China ties

22 Feb 2017 | 6:18 AM

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China's top diplomat and affirmed the importance of a constructive US-China relationship, and the two agreed on the need to address the threat posed by North Korea, the State Department said.

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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive China ties -State Dept

22 Feb 2017 | 6:13 AM

(Rptg,correcting date) WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China's top diplomat and affirmed the importance of a constructive U.

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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive China ties -State Dept

22 Feb 2017 | 6:12 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China's top diplomat and affirmed the importance of a constructive U.

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Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition

22 Feb 2017 | 6:10 AM

OTTAWA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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US Treasury chief tells IMF he expects 'frank and candid' forex analysis

22 Feb 2017 | 6:07 AM

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde that he expects the IMF to provide "frank and candid" analysis of exchange rate policies, a Treasury spokesperson said.

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Ecuador presidential election goes to runoff between leftist, ex-banker

22 Feb 2017 | 2:46 AM

By Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ecuador's presidential election will go to an April runoff between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral body said today, after a nail-biter first round over the weekend.

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Wells Fargo fires 4 executives amid probe into account scandal

22 Feb 2017 | 2:43 AM

By Dan Freed Undated, Feb 21 (Reuters) Wells Fargo & Co has fired four mid-level executives and stripped them of bonuses and stock awards as a result of an investigation into improper sales practices in its retail bank, the company announced today.

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Gambia arrests head of intelligence agency linked to killings

22 Feb 2017 | 2:41 AM

BANJUL, Feb 21 (Reuters) Authorities in Gambia have detained the former head of the National Intelligence Agency, a body human rights groups say tortured and killed perceived opponents of former leader Yahya Jammeh, who went into exile last month after losing an election.

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

22 Feb 2017 | 2:39 AM

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) The new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency said today 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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Air strikes kill 11 people in northern Deir al-Zor province- Observatory

22 Feb 2017 | 1:25 AM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 11 people were killed and 35 wounded by air strikes in the town of al-Sur in northern Deir al-Zor province today.

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Ecuador vote goes to April runoff between leftist, ex-banker -official

22 Feb 2017 | 1:22 AM

QUITO, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ecuador's presidential election will go to a second round pitting leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno against conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral council said today.

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US Treasury chief tells IMF he expects "frank and candid" forex analysis

22 Feb 2017 | 1:20 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Tuesday that he expects the IMF to provide "frank and candid" analysis of exchange rate policies, a Treasury spokesperson said.

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At least 14 people killed in ethnic fighting in central Nigeria

22 Feb 2017 | 12:49 AM

By Garba Muhammed KADUNA, Nigeria, Feb 21 (Reuters) At least 14 people were killed in central Nigeria, a government spokesman said today, in fighting over grazing land and water, piling pressure on authorities already facing an Islamist insurgency in its northeast and rebels in the oil-rich south.

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French leftist lawmakers take EU-Canada free trade deal to court

22 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) More than 100 French left-wing lawmakers decided today to appeal to the country's Constitutional Council to block a contentious free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.

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Iran to sign oil contract to sell Russia 100,000 bpd - state TV

22 Feb 2017 | 12:37 AM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) Iran announced today it will begin selling 100,000 barrels of oil a day to Russia within the next 15 days and receive payment half in cash and half in goods and services, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.

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US-backed rebels enter Deir al-Zor province for first time - Kurdish military source

22 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) The US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance has crossed into Deir al-Zor province for the first time as part of an offensive against Islamic State, a Kurdish military source said today.

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

22 Feb 2017 | 12:26 AM

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) The new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, said today in his first address to his staff that America should not have to choose between jobs and the environment, as the White House prepares executive orders to roll back Obama-era green regulations.

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Germany must do all it can to keep Greece in euro - foreign minister

22 Feb 2017 | 12:24 AM

BERLIN, Feb 21 (Reuters) Germany should do all it can to keep Greece in the euro zone, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview, amid renewed tensions between Athens and its international creditors over its bailout programme.

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Leftist rival to challenge Renzi as leader of Italy's ruling party

22 Feb 2017 | 12:05 AM

By Gavin Jones ROME, Feb 21 (Reuters) Michele Emiliano, the leftist president of the southern region of Puglia, said today he would challenge former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for the leadership of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD), which faces a damaging split.

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Left split, Macron fades in tight French presidential race

22 Feb 2017 | 12:01 AM

* Fillon ahead of Macron for 1st time in weeks-one poll * Polls show Le Pen holding onto gains, rattling markets * Defection of Socialist minister would be blow to Hamon * Eyes on centrist Bayrou as deadline to enter race nears * Le Pen makes waves shunning headscarf in Lebanon By Jean-Baptiste Vey and Geert De Clercq PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) A senior Socialist minister said today he might back centrist Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election, a new blow to the left's hopes that could help Macron as he battles to maintain his campaign's momentum.

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China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry - WHO

21 Feb 2017 | 11:40 PM

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 21 (Reuters) China has detected an evolution in the H7N9 avian flu virus that is capable of causing severe disease in poultry and requires close monitoring, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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