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One Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants: army

Reuters World News - Thu, 2017-03-23 05:23
ANKARA (Reuters) - One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish military said on Thursday.
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Cambodian court jails man for killing government critic

Reuters World News - Thu, 2017-03-23 04:44
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian court on Thursday jailed a man for life for killing prominent government critic Kem Ley, in a murder case that raised suspicions of a political motive though the convicted killer testified that it was over a debt.
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Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife

Reuters World News - Thu, 2017-03-23 03:58
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name.
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Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster

Reuters World News - Thu, 2017-03-23 03:45
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the country.
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France's Macron seen winning presidential vote: poll

Reuters World News - Thu, 2017-03-23 03:07
PARIS (Reuters) - Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday.
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Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack

Reuters World News - Thu, 2017-03-23 02:36
LONDON (Reuters) - Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament.
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Tillerson pledges safe areas for refugees, more pressure on Islamic State

Reuters World News - Thu, 2017-03-23 01:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States would set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq.
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U.N. aviation agency urges balance of security risk, safety in electronics ban

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 22:01
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nation's aviation agency on Wednesday urged regulators to weigh security and safety, after the United States and Britain imposed restrictions on several carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim majority countries.
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NATO Secretary General says looking for date for minister talks

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 21:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to look for a date that would allow all NATO allies to attend a meeting of foreign ministers.
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U.S.-led coalition airdrops forces in Raqqa province

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 20:48
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State has for the first time airdropped local ground forces behind enemy lines near the ISIS-held town of Tabqa in northern Syria, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, opening a new front in the campaign to recapture nearby Raqqa city.
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Eurogroup chairman Dijsselbloem refuses to quit over 'xenophobic' remarks

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 18:59
LISBON (Reuters) - Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem rejected calls for his resignation led by Portugal's prime minister on Wednesday, but said he regretted comments suggesting southern European countries had squandered their money on "booze and women."
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Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory says

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 18:39
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near the Islamic-State held Syrian city of Raqqa killed at least 33 people, a group that monitors the war said on Wednesday.
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Four dead including police officer and assailant in London attack: police

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 18:28
LONDON (Reuters) - Four people, including the attacker and a police officer, died in Wednesday's terrorism incident at the British parliament, police said.
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Iranian navy endangering international navigation in Gulf: U.S. commanders

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 17:25
ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (Reuters) - U.S. Navy commanders accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by "harassing" warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and said future incidents could result in miscalculation and lead to an armed clash.
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France's Fillon says government is behind media leaks against him

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 16:42
PARIS (Reuters) - Right-wing presidential candidate Francois Fillon, hit by new damaging disclosures, accused the Socialist government on Wednesday of organizing a campaign of media leaks about his financial affairs to neutralize him as a force in the election.
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Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 15:25
GELENDZHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed.
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Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 15:02
MOSUL (Reuters) - Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City.
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Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely' if current attitude persists

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 10:19
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans across the world would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude.
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Red Cross warns on mass hunger in Yemen, Somalia

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 10:14
GENEVA (Reuters) - There is a window of only three to four months to avert mass starvation in Yemen and Somalia, plagued by conflict and drought, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday in an appeal for funding.
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Exclusive: North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms - envoy

Reuters World News - Wed, 2017-03-22 09:55
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.
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