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  • Thailand monitoring short-term capital inflows - c.bank 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
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Seeking to secure Sinai, Egypt builds closer ties with Hamas

21 Feb 2017 | 3:49 PM

By Lin Noueihed and Nidal al-Mughrabi CAIRO/GAZA, Feb 21 (Reuters) After years of strained relations, Egypt is moving closer to Hamas in Gaza, offering concessions on trade and free movement in return for moves to secure the border against Islamic State fighters who have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in northern Sinai.

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Japan households most cash-loving among major economies - c. bank

21 Feb 2017 | 3:48 PM

TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) Japanese households hold roughly 11 times more of their assets in cash or savings accounts than ones in Sweden do, according to a survey that shows their love for cash remains intact.

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Kremlin: too early for Putin's statements on 2018 election

21 Feb 2017 | 3:48 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 21 (Reuters) Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters today that Vladimir Putin had not announced yet whether he was going to seek a new presidential term in 2018 because it was too early.

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Sterling subdued ahead of Bank of England team's testimony

21 Feb 2017 | 3:47 PM

By Marc Jones LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) Sterling fell against the dollar but made ground versus the euro on Tuesday, before Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and a number of his chief lieutenants testify in Britain's parliament.

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Burkina president cedes defence portfolio in cabinet reshuffle

21 Feb 2017 | 3:47 PM

OUAGADOUGOU, Feb 21 (Reuters) Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has handed over control of the defence portfolio to a new minister as the country battles to contain the spread of Islamist militant violence.

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Suicide bombers in Pakistan kill five in attack on court

Suicide bombers in Pakistan kill five in attack on court

21 Feb 2017 | 3:37 PM

By Jibran Ahmad

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 21 (Reuters) Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan today, killing five people and wounding 20, police officials said, the latest incident in a new surge of Islamist violence.

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French far-right's Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf to meet Lebanon's Grand Mufti

French far-right's Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf to meet Lebanon's Grand Mufti

21 Feb 2017 | 3:26 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) Marine Le Pen, presidential candidate for France's far-right National Front party, cancelled a meeting today with Lebanon's Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter.

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Nigeria's presidency says no cause for worry about Buhari

21 Feb 2017 | 3:22 PM

ABUJA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said there was no cause to worry about his health but he had to stay longer on medical leave in Britain than planned, the presidency said today.

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

21 Feb 2017 | 3:22 PM

BEIJING, Feb 21 (Reuters) A Chinese court today sentenced the former head of the country's safety watchdog, Yang Dongliang, to 15 years in prison for graft, the state broadcaster said.

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Turkey sees new US administration more understanding on Gulen, PM Yildirim says

21 Feb 2017 | 3:21 PM

ANKARA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Turkey sees the new administration of US President Donald Trump as being more understanding and sensitive on the issue of extraditing US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said today.

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China opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea

21 Feb 2017 | 3:21 PM

BEIJING, Feb 21 (Reuters) China said today it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a US aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea.

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Man dies in shark attack off coast of La Reunion

21 Feb 2017 | 3:20 PM

SAINT-DENIS, La Reunion, Feb 21 (Reuters) A 26-year old man has died after being attacked by a shark off the coast of La Reunion island in the Indian Ocean, said a local authority official today.

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S.Africa anti-trust watchdog says Citi settlement to aid prosecutions in FX probe

21 Feb 2017 | 2:51 PM

CAPE TOWN, Feb 21 (Reuters) South Africa's competition watchdog said on Tuesday it would be seeking maximum penalties against other local and foreign banks alleged to be involved in colluding to fix the rand currency.

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Poland considers dispute with EU over rule of law closed

21 Feb 2017 | 2:29 PM

WARSAW, Feb 21 (Reuters) Poland considers its dispute with the European Commission about the country's rule of law closed, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said today, a day after Warsaw sent a letter to Brussels defending judicial reforms.

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Socialist French minister says may vote for centrist Macron

21 Feb 2017 | 2:27 PM

PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) Stephane Le Foll, the French Socialist government's spokesman and its agriculture minister, said today he backs his party's official candidate Benoit Hamon but might vote for independent centrist Emmanuel Macron instead.

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Malaysian PM says N.Korean envoy was "diplomatically rude"

21 Feb 2017 | 2:27 PM

JAKARTA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said today that comments by the North Korean ambassador casting doubt over a Malaysian investigation into the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader were "diplomatically rude".

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European shares fall as HSBC leads financials lower

21 Feb 2017 | 2:26 PM

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) European equities slipped in early trading on Tuesday, with HSBC leading the regional banking index lower after reporting a 62 percent slump in its annual pre-tax profit.

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India inks 3 MoUs with Rwanda; Ansari launches innovation growth prog

India inks 3 MoUs with Rwanda; Ansari launches innovation growth prog

21 Feb 2017 | 2:20 PM

By Suresh K Tiwary, Kigali, Feb 21 (UNI) India and Rwanda have signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), including a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) as a step towards building better relationship between the two nations.

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French presidential candidate Fillon changes tack on healthcare

21 Feb 2017 | 2:19 PM

PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) French conservative presidential election candidate Francois Fillon changed tack on public healthcare today, saying he would ensure universal access to free eye-glasses, hearing aids and false teeth if elected.

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Suicide bombers hit court in Pakistan, at least four killed - police

Suicide bombers hit court in Pakistan, at least four killed - police

21 Feb 2017 | 2:02 PM

 PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 21 (Reuters) Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan today, killing at least four people, officials said, in the latest incident in a new surge of Islamist violence.

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Hong Kong stocks fall, HSBC tumbles after profit slump

21 Feb 2017 | 2:00 PM

Undated, Feb 21 (Reuters) Hong Kong stocks suffered their biggest one-day loss in a month on Tuesday, hurt by index heavyweight HSBC Holdings PLC after it posted a bigger-than-expected drop in its 2016 profit.

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Turkish military says 44 Islamic State militants killed in Syria

21 Feb 2017 | 1:58 PM

ISTANBUL, Feb 21 (Reuters) Forty-four Islamic State militants were killed by Turkey-backed operations around the Syrian town of al-Bab and in US-led coalition air strikes, the Turkish military said today.

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France to cull 600,000 more ducks as fights bird flu virus

France to cull 600,000 more ducks as fights bird flu virus

21 Feb 2017 | 1:55 PM

By Claude Canellas

BORDEAUX, France, Feb 21 (Reuters) France will cull a further 600,000 ducks as part of efforts to prevent a spread of the H5N8 bird flu virus, the country's farming minister Stephane Le Foll said today.

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Pak Def Minister 'admits' past mistakes; says Hafiz Saeed a serious threat to Pakistan itself

21 Feb 2017 | 1:51 PM

(Rtg, correcting typo in headline) Islamabad, Feb 21 (UNI) In what is seen as an admission of reality, Pakistani establishment seem to understand now that Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed can pose a serious threat to the Pakistani society as “terrorism is not synonymous to any religion".

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Pak Def Minister 'admits' past mistakes; says Hafiz Saeed a serious threat to Pakistan itself

Pak Def Minister 'admits' past mistakes; says Hafiz Saeed a serious threat to Pakistan itself

21 Feb 2017 | 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Feb 21 (UNI) In what is seen as an admission of reality, Pakistani establishment seem to understand now that Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed can pose a serious threat to the Pakistani society as “terrorism is not synonymous to any religion".

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French socialist Hamon confident about election deal with Greens

21 Feb 2017 | 1:26 PM

PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) French socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon said today he was confident about reaching an agreement with green party candidate Yannick Jadot by the end of this week.

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Malaysia says cause of death still unknown in killing of North Korean

21 Feb 2017 | 1:25 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Reuters) Malaysian authorities said today they had yet to determine a cause of death in the killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, and had still to confirm the identity as no next of kin has come forward.

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Capita writes down value of historic contracts, says trading in line

21 Feb 2017 | 12:59 PM

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) Outsourcing group Capita, under pressure from a slowdown in demand from customers, said it had written off the value of a number of historic contracts but was otherwise trading in line with the guidance it gave in December.

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Japan kindergarten apologises after possible hate-speech comment

21 Feb 2017 | 12:58 PM

TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) A Japanese kindergarten that has ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, Akie, has apologised over online comments that domestic media described as possible hate speech against Koreans and Chinese people.

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Explosion hits town in northwestern Pakistan - media

21 Feb 2017 | 12:57 PM

ISLAMABAD, Feb 21 (Reuters) At least one explosion hit Pakistan's northwestern town of Charsadda today, Pakistani television reported, but the cause and the extent of any casualties was not clear.

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