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  • Can carbon-sucking technologies hold back climate change?
  • Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but no damage reported
  • Srinagar-Leh highway remains closed, Kashmir highway open
  • Rail service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons
  • Earthquake of magnitude 6'3 strikes southern China -USGS
  • Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry
  • Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Germany for consultation
  • Lebanon's al-Hariri on twitter: "I am on the way to the airport"
  • Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time
  • Search continues for missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members
  • Trump adds five names to list of possible Supreme Court nominees
  • N'Korea says China envoy stressed stance to 'develop traditional relations' -KCNA
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him
  • U'S' urges passage of Japan proposal to extend probe of chemical weapons attacks in Syria
  • Bryan brothers exit ATP Finals after surprise loss
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Chinese envoy going to NK for talks

16 Nov 2017 | 2:03 PM

Beijing, Nov 16 (UNI) A senior Chinese diplomat will travel to North Korea on Friday as a "special envoy" of Chinese president Xi Jinping amid growing pressure on Pyongyang to curtail its nuclear and missile programme, the CNN reported.

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Turkey's foreign ministry has suspended 25 pct of diplomats in post-coup probes - minister

16 Nov 2017 | 2:00 PM

ANKARA, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign ministry has suspended a quarter of its diplomats over suspected ties to last year's failed coup attempt, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

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Strong Thai baht in line with regional peers - c.bank chief

16 Nov 2017 | 2:00 PM

BANGKOK, Nov 16 (Reuters) The strengthening of Thailand's baht is in line with regional currencies, driven by a weaker US dollar, the central bank governor said on Thursday, as the currency hit more than 30-month highs against the greenback.

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Need for Brexit transition seen in UK and Europe - Carney

16 Nov 2017 | 1:50 PM

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday there was a broad understanding in Britain and in Europe of the importance of reaching a transition deal for Brexit and a good trade and investment deal after that.

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Oil edges up as expected extension of OPEC cuts counters rising US supplies

16 Nov 2017 | 1:49 PM

SINGAPORE, Nov 16 (Reuters) Oil markets edged up on Thursday as expectations that OPEC will extend production cuts at a meeting at the end of this month outweighed rising US crude production and inventories.

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Angelina Jolie condemns sexual violence against Rohingya women refugees

16 Nov 2017 | 1:48 PM

DHAKA, Nov 16 (Reuters) Filmstar Angelina Jolie has condemned sexual violence inflicted on Rohingya women in Myanmar's Rakhine State, where a military counter-insurgency operation has sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees across the border to Bangladesh.

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Kurdish YPG militia aims to conquer Syrian region, not fighting IS - minister

16 Nov 2017 | 1:47 PM

ISTANBUL, Nov 16 (Reuters) Recent developments in Syria's Raqqa show that the Kurdish YPG militia, backed by the United States, is more concerned about capturing territory than fighting Islamic State, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a speech on Thursday.

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Turkey expects EU to provide total 6 billion euros under migrant deal by end-2018 - minister

16 Nov 2017 | 1:47 PM

ANKARA, Nov 16 (Reuters) Turkey expects the European Union to provide the remaining portion of the 3 billion euros ($3.

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Thailand plans joint arms factory with China

16 Nov 2017 | 1:46 PM

BANGKOK, Nov 16 (Reuters) Thailand's defence technology agency plans to set up a joint centre with China to produce and maintain military equipment in the latest sign of the strengthening security relationship since a 2014 coup.

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COP23: UN chief urges leadership on climate action

COP23: UN chief urges leadership on climate action

16 Nov 2017 | 1:34 PM

Bonn, Germany, Nov 16 (UNI) Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) here, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change.

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UK government, companies agree on need for Brexit transition - Carney

16 Nov 2017 | 1:23 PM

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday there was a broad understanding in Britain of the importance of reaching a transition deal for Brexit and a good trade and investment deal with the European Union after that.

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China gov't official warns of bubble risks in financial sector

16 Nov 2017 | 1:22 PM

BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) China's financial sector faces bubble risks, a government official warned on Thursday and said a property tax may be on the cards in the near future as authorities extended their efforts to reduce a worrisome build-up of debt in the economy.

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EU needs strong leaders: Slovak Prez

16 Nov 2017 | 1:22 PM

Brussels, Nov 16 (UNI) Slovak President Andrej Kiska has said that the close, results-oriented cooperation and mutual trust between member states were key for the EU to succeed.

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Volkswagen Group earmarking $11.8 bln to develop, build China electric cars

16 Nov 2017 | 1:21 PM

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) Volkswagen Group said on Thursday it plans to spend 10 billion euros ($11.

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Zimbabwe priest mediating potential Mugabe exit - sources

16 Nov 2017 | 1:21 PM

HARARE, Nov 16 (Reuters) A Catholic priest is mediating a potential political exit for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, although the 93-year-old is insisting he can only be removed via a party leadership vote, political and intelligence sources said on Thursday.

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Afghan opium production jumps 87 per cent: UN survey

16 Nov 2017 | 1:11 PM

United Nations, Nov 16 (UNI) A profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan reveals an 87 per cent production increase compared to 2016, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) has said in its Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017.

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Vancouver conf delivers 46 new pledges for UN missions

16 Nov 2017 | 1:07 PM

United Nations, Nov 16 (UNI) Dozens of new pledges of military equipment and expertise to make United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world more efficient, effective and reactive, have been made at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, in Vancouver, Canada.

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Britain preparing to transfer 400 million pounds to Iran - Telegraph newspaper

16 Nov 2017 | 1:04 PM

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources.

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'I will become PM for two more times', says Deuba

16 Nov 2017 | 1:02 PM

Kathmandu, Nov 16 (UNI) Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday claimed that he would become PM for another two terms.

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China blue-chips rise, bolstered by consumer and real estate firms

16 Nov 2017 | 12:56 PM

SHANGHAI, Nov 16 (Reuters) China's blue-chip index snapped a two-day losing streak on Thursday, aided by strong gains in consumer and real estate firms.

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CEC urges journos to help conduct polls in fair manner

16 Nov 2017 | 12:55 PM

Kathmandu, Nov 16 (UNI) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has urged the mediapersons to focus on issues that would best serve to protect and institutionalise democracy, federalism and republic in the country.

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UN relief chief urges DRC authorities to be democratic

UN relief chief urges DRC authorities to be democratic

16 Nov 2017 | 12:52 PM

United Nations, Nov 16 (UNI) The United Nations human rights chief has called upon the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to lawfully handle demonstrations organised by those protesting the updated electoral calendar for general elections.

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Turkey detains 60 security officials suspected ties to coup plotters -Anadolu

16 Nov 2017 | 12:52 PM

ISTANBUL, Nov 16 (Reuters) Turkey arrested 60 former security officials in a wide-scale operation on Thursday on suspicion of links to last year's attempted military coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

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Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea

16 Nov 2017 | 12:52 PM

SINGAPORE, Nov 16 (Reuters) Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea, the latest of Pyongyang's major trade partners to cut commercial ties under toughening UN sanctions over its weapons programme, a customs notice obtained on Thursday showed.

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Left parties to merge after polls, says UML chief

16 Nov 2017 | 12:41 PM

Kathmandu, Nov 16 (UNI) CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has said unification between the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre would take place soon after the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.

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ECP adjourns hearing of Nawaz's party presidency case

16 Nov 2017 | 12:32 PM

Islamabad, Nov 16 (UNI) Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has adjourned hearing of case aimed at preventing ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from heading Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Dunya News reported.

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SKorea official says won's rise is excessive, being closely monitored

16 Nov 2017 | 12:26 PM

SEOUL, Nov 16 (Reuters) South Korea's finance ministry official in charge of currency markets on Thursday said the won's gain against the dollar has been excessive, and he is monitoring it closely.

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Same-sex marriage may be law in Australia by early December

16 Nov 2017 | 12:25 PM

MELBOURNE, Nov 16 (Reuters) Australian lawmakers on Thursday vowed to push through laws legalising same-sex marriage by early December, after a national survey found the majority of Australians favoured the move.

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Aussie shares take heart from Santos bid, NZ higher

16 Nov 2017 | 12:24 PM

Undated, Nov 16 (Reuters) Australian shares ended 0.

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Vietnamese children at risk of malnutrition: UNICEF

16 Nov 2017 | 12:22 PM

United Nations, Nov 16 (UNI) More than a week after Typhoon Damrey battered south-central Vietnam, assessments by United Nations aid agencies have revealed that vulnerable populations – including children, and pregnant and nursing mothers – in poor and remote areas are still underserved by relief efforts.

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