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  • Thailand monitoring short-term capital inflows - gov
  • Battered French bonds fight back after Bayrou-Macron alliance
  • Merkel's Bavarian allies signal open to limiting pay for top managers
  • Sri Lankan National arrested for illegally entry into India
  • Sanjay Nirupam resigns as Mumbai Congress President
  • Tiruppur housewife wins Rs One lakh under Lucky GrahakYojana
  • POA demands apology from MLA
  • JD (U) MLA Mewalal Choudhary suspended
  • 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

Turkey strips pro-Kurdish opposition leader of MP status - official

21 Feb 2017 | 7:14 PM

ANKARA, Feb 21 (Reuters) The Turkish parliament has stripped the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Figen Yuksekdag of her status as a member of parliament, a parliamentary official said today.

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Austrian court grants US request to extradite Ukrainian mogul Firtash

21 Feb 2017 | 7:03 PM

VIENNA, Feb 21 (Reuters) An Austrian court today granted a request by the United States to extradite Ukrainian mogul Dmytro Firtash over bribery allegations.

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US diplomat, security chief to visit Mexico Feb 22-23 -State Dept

21 Feb 2017 | 7:02 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will visit Mexico next week, the State Department said today.

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Spanish King's brother-in-law to appeal fraud conviction

21 Feb 2017 | 6:57 PM

MADRID, Feb 21 (Reuters) The Spanish King's brother-in-law Inaki Urdangarin will appeal against a court conviction following a trial for fraud and tax evasion, for which he was sentenced to six years and three months in prison, his lawyer said today.

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Spain says butane gas-bottle truck theft not terrorist related

21 Feb 2017 | 6:48 PM

MADRID, Feb 21 (Reuters) A Swede who stole a truck carrying dozens of butane gas bottles and drove it at speed in the Spanish city of Barcelona was suffering psychiatric problems and not attempting an attack, the government said today.

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French presidential candidate Macron to meet with British PM Theresa May

21 Feb 2017 | 6:45 PM

PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron will be meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May today during his visit to London, his spokeswoman said.

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China focused on economic stability ahead of Party Congress this year - Xinhua

21 Feb 2017 | 6:44 PM

BEIJING, Feb 21 (Reuters) China must maintain stable economic development and social harmony this year as the country and Communist Party look to ensure a successful party congress, state media said, citing a statement after a top party meeting today.

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Passion plus timing makes magic formula for 2017 Oscars

21 Feb 2017 | 6:44 PM

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES, Feb 21 (Reuters) This year's Oscars is filled with projects fueled by passion and deeply-held personal visions that prevailed over skepticism, funding troubles and conventional wisdom.

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For over three years, Kim murder suspect lived mystery life in Malaysia

21 Feb 2017 | 6:44 PM

By Tom Allard and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ri Jong Chol, a North Korean arrested in the probe into last week's murder of the half-brother of the isolated state's leader, lived in Malaysia for more than three years without working at the company registered on his employment permit or receiving a salary.

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France arrests three on suspicion of wanting to fight in Syria, planning attack

21 Feb 2017 | 6:43 PM

PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) Three men have been arrested in France and are being questioned by the anti-terrorist services on suspicion of wanting to go to Syria or planning attacks in France, police and judicial sources said today.

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Pope decries "populist rhetoric" fuelling fear of immigrants

21 Feb 2017 | 6:43 PM

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Feb 21 (Reuters) Pope Francis called today for a radical change of attitude towards immigrants, saying they should be welcomed with dignity and denouncing the "populist rhetoric" he said was fuelling fear and selfishness in rich countries.

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Sri Lankan shares hit more than 1-wk closing low as rising rates weigh

Sri Lankan shares hit more than 1-wk closing low as rising rates weigh

21 Feb 2017 | 6:16 PM

COLOMBO, Feb 21 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares hit a more than one-week closing low on Tuesday, their fourth straight session of losses, as investors sold shares of blue chip companies such as John Keells Holdings Plc amid concerns over rising interest rates.

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CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack -sources

21 Feb 2017 | 6:00 PM

By Tom Perry, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and John Walcott BEIRUT/AMMAN/WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad.

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As he turns 93, Mugabe dismisses corruption allegations

21 Feb 2017 | 5:59 PM

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Feb 21 (Reuters) As he celebrated his 93rd birthday today, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe brushed aside persistent allegations of corruption against senior officials, saying rumour-mongers were merely targeting "big fish" in his administration.

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Ghana President Akufo-Addo says economy is in a "bad way"

21 Feb 2017 | 5:17 PM

ACCRA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ghanain President Nana Akufo-Addo said in his first state of the nation address that the West African nation's economy was in a "bad way" and the fiscal deficit for 2016 was 9 percent of GDP on a cash basis.

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South African stores looted in Pretoria unrest

21 Feb 2017 | 5:16 PM

PRETORIA, Feb 21 (Reuters) At least 20 shops possibly belonging to immigrants were looted in South Africa's capital overnight, police said today, but they could not confirm if the attacks had deliberately targeted foreigners.

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German employers criticise SPD plan to wind back labour reforms

21 Feb 2017 | 5:06 PM

BERLIN, Feb 21 (Reuters) German employers today condemned plans by Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz, who has overtaken Chancellor Angela Merkel in some polls before September's election, to revise decade-old labour reforms, saying they could hurt the economy.

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China jails former head of safety watchdog for 15 years for graft

21 Feb 2017 | 4:56 PM

BEIJING, Feb 21 (Reuters) China on Friday jailed the former head of its safety watchdog for 15 years for graft, the state broadcaster said, wrapping up an inquiry launched after deadly blasts in 2015 killed nearly 170 people in the city of Tianjin, where he worked.

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Ghana to reduce fiscal deficit significantly in 2017 - president

21 Feb 2017 | 4:52 PM

ACCRA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ghana's government will reduce the fiscal deficit significantly in 2017 and act to revive economic growth that fell to an estimated 3.

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Swiss banks paid SNB more in negative rates in 2016

21 Feb 2017 | 4:51 PM

By Angelika Gruber and Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi ZURICH, Feb 21 (Reuters) Commercial banks paid more to park cash at the Swiss National Bank in 2016, as the central bank's currency interventions inflated their deposits with the SNB and generated more charges in the form of negative interest rates.

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Japan's Mitsubishi buys Iran naphtha cargo - sources

21 Feb 2017 | 4:50 PM

TOKYO/SINGAPORE, Feb 21 (Reuters) Japan's Mitsubishi Corp bought a naphtha cargo from Iran last month, the Asian country's first such purchase from Iran since October 2016, sources familiar with the matter said.

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British heterosexual couple lose bid to have civil partnership instead of marriage

21 Feb 2017 | 4:49 PM

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) A heterosexual British couple who object to what they call the patriarchal nature of marriage narrowly lost a court bid today to be able to enter into a civil partnership after judges upheld a ruling that such unions were only eligible to those of the same sex.

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Geneva talks to encompass Syrian transition process - UN

21 Feb 2017 | 4:46 PM

GENEVA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Syria peace talks due to start this week in Geneva are based on the broad mandate of a UN resolution that asks the UN mediator to hold talks on a "political transition process", an official involved in the talks said today.

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Hungary arrests Iraqi migrant suspected of raping 13-year-old girl in Germany

21 Feb 2017 | 4:45 PM

BUDAPEST, Feb 21 (Reuters) Hungarian police have arrested and will hand over to German authorities an Iraqi migrant suspected of raping a 13-year-old girl at a Hamburg train station in November 2016, Hungarian prosecutors said in a statement today.

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Ghana's President Akufo-Addo says economy is in a "bad way"

21 Feb 2017 | 4:25 PM

ACCRA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said in his first state of the nation address that the country's economy was in a "bad way" and the fiscal deficit for 2016 was 9 per cent of GDP on a cash basis.

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Britain faces "very hefty" Brexit bill, years of talks -Juncker

21 Feb 2017 | 4:24 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb 21 (Reuters) Britain will need years to negotiate a future trade deal with the European Union after it quits the bloc and will be landed with a "very hefty bill" from Brussels on leaving, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said today.

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Israeli soldier who shot prone Palestinian assailant sentenced to 18-month jail term

21 Feb 2017 | 4:24 PM

TEL AVIV, Feb 21 (Reuters) An Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was sentenced today to 18 months in jail.

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Leader of Germany's far-right party meets Putin allies in Moscow

21 Feb 2017 | 4:24 PM

BERLIN/MOSCOW, Feb 21 (Reuters) The leader of Germany's far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) held talks with Russian officials during a visit to Moscow at the weekend, including with an ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin, a spokesman said today.

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NGO moves court questioning legality of operations against terrorist suspects in Pakistan

21 Feb 2017 | 4:15 PM

Islamabad, Feb 21 (UNI) A Non-Governmental Organisation, associated with Lal Masjid, has challenged the legality of the ongoing operation by security forces against terrorism suspects in Pakistan.

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Buyers missing in Pakistan markets after recent terror attacks

21 Feb 2017 | 3:56 PM

Karachi, Feb 21 (UNI) Business community is now facing the heat of terrorism in Pakistan.

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