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California's air pollution regulator is due to hold a vote on Thursday on methane emission regulations that it says would be the strictest in the United States in controlling the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. [Read More]
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters. [Read More]
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The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them. [Read More]
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British retail sales in the three months to February recorded their biggest slide in nearly seven years as higher fuel prices eroded shoppers' disposable income, official data showed on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com. [Read More]
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives would win more votes than the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) if an election were to be held this Sunday, a survey showed six months before a national vote in Europe's biggest economy. [Read More]
The acting head of London's police force Craig Mackey said he would attend a meeting of the government's emergency security committee on Thursday after an attacker killed three people near the British parliament. [Read More]
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Russia expects Ukraine's "unfair" decision to ban the Russian entry for the 2017 Eurovision song contest from entering the country to be reviewed, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. [Read More]
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Scotland's parliament will resume its independence referendum debate on Tuesday after it suspended proceedings following an attack on Britain's national parliament at Westminster, the BBC reported. [Read More]
Ten members of Egypt's security forces were killed by bombs which struck their vehicles in central Sinai, a military spokesman said on Thursday, during an operation targeting what the army described as terrorist bases. [Read More]
Switzerland has agreed to extradite to Spain a woman convicted there of supporting the Basque separatist group ETA, rejecting her claim that she was tortured into confessing while in Spanish custody, Swiss justice officials said on Thursday. [Read More]
Turkey summoned the Russian charge d'affaires to convey its unease after a Turkish soldier was killed by sniper fire from a part of Kurdish-held Syria where Russian forces are active, Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday. [Read More]
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Turkey is in talks with the United States and Britain to exclude Turkish Airlines and Istanbul's main Ataturk airport from a ban on passengers carrying electronics larger than cell phones, Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday. [Read More]
Philippine militants took two crew captive from a cargo ship on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island, officials said. [Read More]
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Russia on March 27-28, the Kremlin said on Thursday. [Read More]
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A second member of the French government of Socialist President Francois Hollande changed camp on Thursday, announcing that he was backing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron instead of the Socialist Party contender in the presidential election. [Read More]
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China said on Thursday (March 23) the United States should respect its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), after CNN reported China had warned a US bomber it was illegally flying inside China's self-declared zone in the East China Sea.. Read more at straitstimes.com. [Read More]
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Oil prices on Thursday recovered from losses chalked up the session before. [Read More]
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The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the new U.S. administration's healthcare bill stalls in Congress, prompting worries on Wall Street about tax cuts and other measures aimed at promoting economic growth. [Read More]
Taiwan Semicondcutor Manufacturing Co Ltd... [Read More]
Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties. [Read More]
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