Tuesday, May 23 2017 | Time 02:50 Hrs(IST)
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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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Pope says will make new group of cardinals next month

21 May 2017 | 4:07 PM

VATICAN CITY, May 21 (Reuters) Pope Francis said today he would elevate five Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisors and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80.

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At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes: officials

At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes: officials

21 May 2017 | 4:01 PM

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 21 (Reuters) At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in south central Afghanistan, officials said today, as security forces sought to dislodge insurgents in multiple districts.

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Trump praises Sisi, says he hopes to visit Egypt

Trump praises Sisi, says he hopes to visit Egypt

21 May 2017 | 3:16 PM

RIYADH, May 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said today he hoped to visit Cairo soon, praising President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after a meeting in Saudi Arabia and declaring that "safety seems to be very strong" in Egypt.

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Gulf states, US to ink agreement against terror financing

21 May 2017 | 3:13 PM

RIYADH, May 21 (Reuters) The United States and Gulf Arab countries will sign an agreement today to coordinate their efforts against the financing of terrorist groups, a senior White House official said, as US President Donald Trump visits the region.

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NKorean missile flew about 500 km - SKorea

21 May 2017 | 2:52 PM

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) A missile launched by North Korea today flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and was believed to have landed in waters off its east coast, South Korea's military said.

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TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive despite US rejection

TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive despite US rejection

21 May 2017 | 1:50 PM

 

HANOI, May 21 (Reuters) The United States ruled out returning to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and said on Sunday it only wanted bilateral agreements in Asia, as Japan and other members agreed to more talks on pressing ahead themselves.

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Trump tells Sisi he hopes to visit Egypt

21 May 2017 | 1:02 PM

RIYADH, May 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said today he hoped to visit Egypt, after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a trip to the Saudi capital Riyadh.

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Trump says ties with Bahrain won't be strained anymore

Trump says ties with Bahrain won't be strained anymore

21 May 2017 | 12:53 PM

RIYADH, May 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said today Washington's relations with Bahrain were set to improve, after meeting with the king of the Gulf Arab state during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

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Bahrain's top Shi'ite cleric gets one year suspended jail sentence

21 May 2017 | 12:36 PM

DUBAI, May 21 (Reuters) A court in Bahrain today convicted the spiritual leader of the country's Shi'ite Muslims of collecting funds illegally and money laundering and sentenced him to one year in jail suspended for three years, local media reported.

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Fifty years after Six Day War, Jerusalem retains much of its old look

21 May 2017 | 12:31 PM

JERUSALEM, May 21 (Reuters) Israel will soon mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, a conflict in which it captured the Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Palestinian villages around it from Jordan, laying the foundations of a long-simmering dispute.

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Two killed, one foreigner kidnapped in Afghan capital Kabul

21 May 2017 | 12:12 PM

KABUL, May 21 (Reuters) Two people, a foreigner and an Afghan, were killed and another foreigner was abducted from a house in Kabul late on Saturday, a spokesman for the interior ministry said.

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Passenger jet collides with truck at Los Angeles airport, injuring 8

Passenger jet collides with truck at Los Angeles airport, injuring 8

21 May 2017 | 12:04 PM

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (Reuters) An Aeromexico passenger jet collided with a utility truck on a taxiway of Los Angeles International Airport shortly after landing, injuring eight employees who were aboard the truck, but no one on the plane was hurt, authorities said.

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US trade rep says no return to TPP deal and wants bilateral deals in Asia

21 May 2017 | 12:03 PM

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Trump says ties with Bahrain won't be strained anymore

21 May 2017 | 11:52 AM

RIYADH, May 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump said today Washington's relations with Bahrain were set to improve, after meeting with the king of the Gulf Arab state during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

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Turkish police kill two suspected Islamic State militants in raid - media

21 May 2017 | 11:49 AM

ANKARA, May 21 (Reuters) Turkish police killed two suspected Islamic State militants in a clash during a raid on an apartment in the capital Ankara overnight, state-run Anadolu news agency reported today.

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Security scare at Cannes film festival

21 May 2017 | 11:17 AM

Cannes, May 21 (UNI) The Cannes film festival was gripped by a security scare last night minutes before a screening reserved for critics and journalists.

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Turkish police kill two suspected Islamic State militants in raid - media

21 May 2017 | 11:12 AM

ANKARA, May 21 (Reuters) Turkish police killed two suspected Islamic State militants in a raid on an apartment in the capital Ankara overnight, state-run Anadolu news agency reported today.

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TPP countries keep trade deal alive without Trump's US

21 May 2017 | 11:04 AM

By A Ananthalakshmi and Mai Nguyen HANOI, May 21 (Reuters) Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed on Sunday to look at ways to move the trade deal forward without the United States after President Donald Trump pulled out in favour of an "America First" policy.

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S Korea's Moon names top ministers and security adviser

21 May 2017 | 9:29 AM

By Christine Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) South Korea President Moon Jae-in named the finance minister, foreign minister, and top security advisor for his new government today, as it faces challenges nurturing economic recovery, soothing ties with China and dealing with North Korea.

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TPP trade deal members agree to seek way forward without US

21 May 2017 | 8:27 AM

By My Pham and A.

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S Korea's Moon appoints top ministers and security adviser

21 May 2017 | 8:20 AM

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) South Korea President Moon Jae-in announced today his choices for finance minister, foreign minister, and the top security advisor role in his new government.

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Survation poll finds UK Conservatives' lead narrows after policy launch

21 May 2017 | 8:18 AM

EDINBURGH, May 21 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have narrowed their lead over the opposition Labour party ahead of a June 8 election after both parties presented their programmes for government, a Survation poll for the Mail today showed.

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Amid firestorm at home, Trump to seek reset with Islamic world

Amid firestorm at home, Trump to seek reset with Islamic world

21 May 2017 | 8:15 AM

RIYADH, May 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home, will attempt a reset toay with the Islamic world after frequently attacking Muslims on the campaign trail last year and trying to ban many from the United States.

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With new sheriff in town, S.Korea big businesses duck for cover

21 May 2017 | 7:20 AM

By Joyce Lee and Se Young Lee SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) A South Korean retail giant has shelved controversial expansion plans, while a large bank made hundreds of contract jobs permanent after President Moon Jae-in took office vowing to reform the family-run conglomerates that dominate the economy.

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Conservatives' lead over Labour halves to 9 points ahead of election-YouGov

21 May 2017 | 4:05 AM

EDINBURGH, May 21 (Reuters) The lead enjoyed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party over the opposition Labour party has halved to nine points in the run-up to a general election on June 8, a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times showed.

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Tunisia protesters close oil pumping station after army standoff

21 May 2017 | 4:03 AM

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, May 21 (Reuters) Tunisian protesters shut an oil pumping station that feeds a coastal terminal after a standoff with troops, escalating a weeks-long protest for jobs in their marginalised southern region.

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Venezuela anti-government unrest marks 50th day with huge marches

21 May 2017 | 2:25 AM

By Deisy Buitrago, Anggy and Polanco CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, May 20 (Reuters) Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets today to mark 50 days of protests against the unpopular government of President Nicolas Maduro, with unrest gaining momentum despite a rising death toll and chaotic scenes of nighttime looting.

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Brazil president lambastes bribe testimony by JBS executives

21 May 2017 | 1:18 AM

By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA, May 20 (Reuters) Brazilian President Michel Temer today angrily challenged a recorded conversation implicating him in a corruption probe, saying he would continue as president and ask the Supreme Court to verify the integrity of the recording.

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Quake of 5.7 magnitude hits Mexico, no damage reported

21 May 2017 | 12:34 AM

MEXICO CITY, May 20 (Reuters) Am earthquake of 5.

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US calls on Iran to halt support for 'destabilizing forces'

21 May 2017 | 12:05 AM

By Yeganeh Torbati and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) The United States today said it hoped Hassan Rouhani, Iran's newly re-elected president, will halt his country's support for "destabilizing forces", end ballistic missile tests and carry out democratic reforms during his second term.

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