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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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Saudi King presents Trump with top civilian honour

Saudi King presents Trump with top civilian honour

20 May 2017 | 5:34 PM

RIYADH, May 20 (Reuters) Saudi Arabia's king presented US President Donald Trump with the kingdom's top civilian honour today as Trump began a trip to Riyadh aimed at strengthening security and economic ties.

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Royal sister-in-law Pippa takes spotlight in star-studded British wedding

20 May 2017 | 5:29 PM

By Elisabeth O'Leary Undated, May 20 (Reuters) Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, was married in a small English country church today surrounded by royals and celebrities but those hoping for a dash of Hollywood were left in the cold.

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Top Philippine judge calls for fresh arbitration case over China 'threat'

20 May 2017 | 5:28 PM

MANILA, May 20 (Reuters) A Philippines Supreme Court judge called today for Manila to file an international arbitration case and a complaint with the United Nations over what the country's leader said was a threat of war made by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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France's Macron to meet Italian PM on Sunday

France's Macron to meet Italian PM on Sunday

20 May 2017 | 5:25 PM

PARIS, May 20 (Reuters) New French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Paris during a working dinner on Sunday night, the French presidency said in a statement today.

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Afghan Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city

Afghan Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city

20 May 2017 | 4:53 PM

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, May 20 (Reuters) Taliban fighters launched a three-pronged attack on parts of the central-eastern Afghan city of Ghazni overnight, driving a Humvee packed with explosives into the entrance of a district governor's compound during the assault, police said today.

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Saudi King: Trump visit enhances global security, stability

Saudi King: Trump visit enhances global security, stability

20 May 2017 | 4:43 PM

DUBAI, May 20 (Reuters) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz said today the visit of US President Donald Trump to the kingdom would strengthen cooperation between the two countries and help enhance global security.

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Traveling abroad, Trump struggles to escape crisis

20 May 2017 | 4:40 PM

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland RIYADH, May 20 (Reuters) President Donald Trump was taking off on Air Force One when the latest bad news pinged into the inboxes of his besieged staff - a report that he had told Russian officials that fired FBI Director James Comey was "a nut job".

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Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election with 23.5 million votes - official

Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election with 23.5 million votes - official

20 May 2017 | 4:08 PM

DUBAI, May 20 (Reuters) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has won the country's presidential election with some 57 percent of the total votes, the country's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmanifazli said today.

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Suspect in Champs Elysees shooting under formal investigation

20 May 2017 | 3:32 PM

PARIS, May 20 (Reuters) A man believed to have been an accomplice of the shooter who killed a policeman on Paris' Champs Elysees in April was placed under a formal investigation and remanded in custody, a judicial source said today.

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Under fire at home, Trump lands in Saudi for first foreign trip

Under fire at home, Trump lands in Saudi for first foreign trip

20 May 2017 | 2:49 PM

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland RIYADH, May 20 (Reuters) Dogged by controversy at home, President Donald Trump opened a nine-day foreign trip today in Saudi Arabia, looking to shift attention from a spiraling political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey last week.

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Saudi to open militant-monitoring centre during Trump visit

20 May 2017 | 2:29 PM

RIYADH, May 20 (Reuters) Saudi Arabia will open a digital centre to monitor the activities of Islamic State and other Islamist militant groups online, a senior Saudi official said today, as US President Donald Trump began a visit to the kingdom.

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Saudi Aramco: looking for opportunities to expand in U.S. over 10 years

20 May 2017 | 2:27 PM

RIYADH, May 20 (Reuters) National oil firm Saudi Aramco is looking for opportunities to expand in the United States over the next 10 years, and wants to develop the business of its Motiva refinery in that country, chief executive Amin Nasser said on Saturday.

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Propulsion problems put Australian warships out of action

20 May 2017 | 1:20 PM

By Harry Pearl SYDNEY, May 20 (Reuters) Australia is investigating if problems in the propulsion systems of two 1.

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US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

20 May 2017 | 12:59 PM

RIYADH, May 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia today, the first stop on his maiden international trip since taking office in January.

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Cambodian parties begin election campaign amid crackdown

20 May 2017 | 12:33 PM

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH, May 20 (Reuters) Cambodian parties today launched campaigns for June 4 local elections against the backdrop of a political crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has vowed to stay on after more than three decades in power.

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US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia - TV

20 May 2017 | 12:31 PM

RIYADH, May 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia today, Saudi state television footage showed, the first stop on his maiden international trip since taking office in January.

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Cannes festival puts spotlight on refugee crisis

Cannes festival puts spotlight on refugee crisis

20 May 2017 | 12:11 PM

Cannes, May 20 (UNI) The 70th Cannes film festival has put the spotlight on the plight of refugees arriving in Europe with a new documentary directed by acclaimed British actor Vanessa Redgrave.

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Rouhani forges clear lead Iran presidential race, expected to win

20 May 2017 | 12:03 PM

* Rouhani, architect of thaw with West, faces hardline foe * Revolutionary Guards pinned hopes on his rival Raisi * Raisi says detente fails to deliver economic upswing * Campaign marred by rare mud-slinging, voters polarised By Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh DUBAI/BEIRUT, May 20 (Reuters) President Hassan Rouhani has taken an unbeatable lead in Iran's presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters today, citing an early unofficial tally, and is set to hand an emphatic defeat to his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi.

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Asia-Pacific meeting puts Trump's trade turmoil centre stage

20 May 2017 | 11:56 AM

* US holding bilateral meetings * Japan and others push to revive TPP trade deal * China favours free trade deal for Asia By My Pham and Mai Nguyen HANOI, May 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump's new trade representative held his first face-to-face meetings with some key partners today as the United States charts an "America First" policy that has upended the old global order and sparked fears of protectionism.

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US trade rep Lighthizer says Japan agrees on fighting trade barriers

20 May 2017 | 11:19 AM

HANOI, May 20 (Reuters) US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japan's economy minister, Hiroshige Seko, expressed an interest in strengthening bilateral trade and fighting trade barriers today, a statement from the US trade representative said after the meeting.

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New film on Tagore ready for global theatres

New film on Tagore ready for global theatres

20 May 2017 | 11:08 AM

Cannes, May 20 (UNI) A new film on iconic poet Rabindranath Tagore is creating ripples at the 70th Cannes film festival.

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Rouhani leads Iran presidential race-interior ministry official

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race-interior ministry official

20 May 2017 | 11:05 AM

DUBAI/BEIRUT, May 20 (Reuters) President Hassan Rouhani is leading the vote count in Iran's presidential election, interior ministry official Ali Asghar Ahmadi told reporters today.

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Military jets escort Hawaii flight after fracas involving Turkish man

20 May 2017 | 10:51 AM

By Steve Gorman Undated, May 20 (Reuters) The US military scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu International Airport after a disturbance involving a Turkish passenger aboard the plane was reported, officials said.

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Collection bag from Apollo 11 moon mission to be sold at auction

Collection bag from Apollo 11 moon mission to be sold at auction

20 May 2017 | 10:37 AM

By Tom James Undated, May 20 (Reuters) It is a simple, square white bag that traveled to the moon in 1969 on Apollo 11 and carried back to Earth the first sample of lunar material ever collected.

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Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win-source

Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win-source

20 May 2017 | 10:37 AM

May 20 (Reuters) President Hassan Rouhani has an unassailable lead in Iran's presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters today, citing an early unofficial tally, and is on course to defeat his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi.

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Chinese navy ships visit Myanmar for joint exercises

Chinese navy ships visit Myanmar for joint exercises

20 May 2017 | 10:36 AM

SHANGHAI, May 20 (Reuters) Chinese navy ships are visiting Myanmar and will conduct communications, search and rescue, and other joint exercises with the Myanmar navy, China's defense ministry said today.

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Asia-Pacific meeting puts Trump's trade turmoil centre stage

20 May 2017 | 9:28 AM

* Biggest trade meeting since Trump took office * US holding bilateral meetings, China favours Asia deal * Japan leading efforts to revive Trans-Pacific TPP deal By My Pham and Mai Nguyen HANOI, May 20 (Reuters) Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries discussed the changing global trade landscape today after US President Donald Trump upended the old order with an "America First" policy that has sparked fears of protectionism.

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Deep magnitude 6.0 quake hits Philippines - CENC

Deep magnitude 6.0 quake hits Philippines - CENC

20 May 2017 | 8:50 AM

SHANGHAI, May 20 (Reuters) A magnitude 6 point 0 earthquake struck near the centre of the Philippine archipelago today at a depth of 540 km (336 miles), the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.

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Quake deep under sea in Philippines unlikely to cause damage - agency

20 May 2017 | 8:41 AM

SHANGHAI, May 20 (Reuters) A magnitude 5.

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New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Trump's foreign trip

20 May 2017 | 7:17 AM

By Eric Beech and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump was hit by embarrassing leaks that a senior adviser was a "person of interest" in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year's election campaign and that Trump had boasted to Russian officials of firing the man heading the investigation.

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