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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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Hawaii flight lands safely with military escort after disturbance

20 May 2017 | 6:40 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 was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said.

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Death toll rises in southern Libya attack, defence minister suspended

20 May 2017 | 4:55 AM

By Ayman al-Warfalli TRIPOLI, May 20 (Reuters) A spokesman for east Libyan armed forces said that as many as 141 people had been killed a day earlier in an attack on a southern air base, and the head of Libya's United Nations-backed government suspended his defence minister pending an investigation into the incident.

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US says Iran directed convoy targeted by US air strike in Syria

20 May 2017 | 4:51 AM

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) The United States said it believed Iran was directing an advancing convoy in southern Syria on Thursday targeted by military aircraft, a possible sign of increased tension between Washington and Tehran in the Syrian war.

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Trump's Saudi speech to urge unity against radical Islam -AP

20 May 2017 | 4:49 AM

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump will call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Islamic world when he speaks in Saudi Arabia tomorrow, characterizing the effort as a "battle between good and evil," the Associated Press reported, citing a draft of his speech.

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US military jets escort civilian plane into Honolulu airport

20 May 2017 | 4:34 AM

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) The US military scrambled two F-22 jets to escort a civilian airliner into Honolulu International Airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said.

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Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session

20 May 2017 | 4:32 AM

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US election, has agreed to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement.

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Oregon senator accuses Canada of 'politicizing' lumber duties probe

20 May 2017 | 4:13 AM

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) US Democratic Senator Ron Wyden accused Canada of "politicizing" a US government anti-subsidy investigation into Canadian softwood lumber imports by threatening retaliation against wine and other products from his home state of Oregon.

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Iran counts votes after big turnout in presidential election

20 May 2017 | 4:09 AM

By Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh DUBAI/BEIRUT, May 20 (Reuters) Vote counting began in Iran today after a high turnout in an unexpectedly tight presidential election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far.

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Death toll in southern Libyan attack rises to 141 -official

20 May 2017 | 3:29 AM

BENGHAZI, Libya, May 19 (Reuters) A spokesman for east Libyan armed forces said today that as many as 141 people had been killed a day earlier in an attack on a southern air base.

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Yemen's Houthis say fire ballistic missile towards Saudi capital

20 May 2017 | 2:26 AM

DUBAI, May 19 (Reuters) Yemen's Houthi movement said today it had fired a ballistic missile toward the Saudi capital Riyadh and the Arab coalition waging war in Yemen said it had intercepted and destroyed a projectile around 200 km (120 miles) west of the city.

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Two suicide car bombs kill 10 at Baghdad checkpoint -police, medics

20 May 2017 | 2:09 AM

BAGHDAD, May 19 (Reuters) Two suicide car bombs exploded at a checkpoint in southern Baghdad today, killing 10 people, Iraqi police and medical sources said.

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Yemen's Houthis say fired ballistic missile towards Saudi capital

20 May 2017 | 1:40 AM

DUBAI, May 19 (Reuters) Yemen's armed Houthi movement said today it had fired a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital Riyadh, just ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, but the claim could not immediately be confirmed.

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Iran says over 40 mln votes cast in presidential election

20 May 2017 | 1:38 AM

DUBAI, May 19 (Reuters) More than 40 million votes were cast in Iran's presidential election today, the interior ministry said, indicating a turnout of about 70 per cent.

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Islamic State claims suicide car bombing in Iraq's southern Basra province

20 May 2017 | 1:37 AM

BAGHDAD, May 19 (Reuters) Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing on a highway near oilfields in Iraq's southern Basra province today.

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Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa

20 May 2017 | 1:24 AM

By Marine Pennetier GAO, Mali, May 19 (Reuters) France will step up the fight against resurgent Islamist militants in north and west Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the tinderbox region, President Emmanuel Macron said on his first trip outside Europe today.

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Amid torture allegations, Afghan vice president departs for Turkey

20 May 2017 | 1:07 AM

KABUL, May 19 (Reuters) Afghanistan's embattled vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, left Kabul for Turkey today night, according to Afghan officials, amid unresolved accusations that he ordered his men to abduct, beat, and rape a political rival last year.

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Yemen's Houthis say fired ballistic missile towards Saudi capital

20 May 2017 | 1:02 AM

DUBAI, May 19 (Reuters) Yemen's armed Houthi movement said today it had fired a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital Riyadh, just ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, but the claim could not immediately be confirmed.

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Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure' -New York Times

20 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) President Donald Trump told Russian officials at the White House that firing FBI Director James Comey relieved "great pressure" the president was facing from an ongoing probe into Russia and the US presidential election, the New York Times reported today, citing a document summarizing the meeting.

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White House official is person of interest in Russia probe -Wash Post

20 May 2017 | 12:58 AM

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) A current White House official is a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation of possible ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, the Washington Post said today, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Voting ends in Iran presidential election - state TV

20 May 2017 | 12:45 AM

DUBAI, May 19 (Reuters) Voting has ended in Iran's presidential election, state television reported.

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Italy opens corruption probe into Sicily chief, junior minister

20 May 2017 | 12:31 AM

ROME, May 19 (Reuters) Italian prosecutors are investigating the president of the island of Sicily, a junior minister and other politicians for alleged corruption involving Sicilian ferry services, legal sources said today.

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UN sees 'incremental progress' after Syria talks

20 May 2017 | 12:29 AM

By Tom Miles GENEVA, May 19 (Reuters) UN envoy Staffan de Mistura ended four days of Syria talks today, saying there had been "incremental progress" and he planned to reconvene negotiations in June.

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Highland Venezuelan town blitzed by looting and protests

20 May 2017 | 12:27 AM

By Andrew Cawthorne LOS TEQUES, Venezuela, May 19 (Reuters) Like many Portuguese immigrants to Venezuela after World War Two, Manuel Fernandes spent a lifetime building a small business: his bread and cake shop in a highland town.

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French troops will remain in Sahel until militants eradicated- Macron

French troops will remain in Sahel until militants eradicated- Macron

19 May 2017 | 11:33 PM

GAO, Mali, May 19 (Reuters) France's military operation in the North African region of the Sahel will remain in place until militants are eradicated, French President Emmanuel Macron said today.

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Rosenstein says he knew Trump was going to fire Comey as he prepared memo

Rosenstein says he knew Trump was going to fire Comey as he prepared memo

19 May 2017 | 11:28 PM

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knew President Donald Trump was going to fire FBI chief James Comey before he completed a memo outlining his own concerns about the former FBI leader, according to a statement obtained by NBC News.

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China says its aircraft acted safely after US complains of intercept

19 May 2017 | 11:03 PM

BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) China's Defence Ministry said today that its aircraft acted safely and professionally after the US military said two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out an "unprofessional" intercept of a US aircraft flying in international air space.

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North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

19 May 2017 | 10:56 PM

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (Reuters) North Korea's deputy UN envoy said today "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago and has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations WannaCry threatens to lock out victims who have not paid a sum of 300 dollars to 600 dollars within one week of infection.

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Chinese jets intercept US radiation-sniffing plane, US says

19 May 2017 | 10:52 PM

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the US military described as an "unprofessional" intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international air space over the East China Sea.

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Italy investigates Milan station attacker for alleged terrorism -source

19 May 2017 | 10:40 PM

MILAN, May 19 (Reuters) Italian prosecutors are investigating a man who stabbed a policeman and two army officers at Milan's main train station for alleged international terrorism, an investigative source said today.

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Suicide car bomb explodes on highway near oilfields in southern Iraq -police sources

19 May 2017 | 10:36 PM

BASRA, Iraq, May 19 (Reuters) A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint on a highway near oilfields in Iraq's southern province of Basra today, police sources said.

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