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MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 33 people and forced the evacuation of 180,000 from their homes, officials said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Houses are seen submerged in the waters of overflowing river Godavari after heavy rainfall in
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Seremban, MALAYSIA (Reuters) – Malaysian police questioned at least 20 people in the search for an Irish teenager who disappeared from a holiday resort this week, as more than 200 searchers, dogs and two drones scoured the surrounding thickly-forested area, police said on Wednesday. Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, was reported missing on Sunday, a day
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By Andrew MacAskill and Paul Sandle FILE PHOTO: British Airways logos are seen on tail fins at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Problems with British Airways’ IT systems left passengers facing flight delays and long queues at airports on Wednesday in the midst of the
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Internet companies that do not actively combat the online exploitation of children should face financial consequences, Canada’s public safety minister hinted on Tuesday after announcing an increase in police funding to fight it. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale attends a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 7, 2018.
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Radical protesters in Hong Kong must not mistake China’s restraint for weakness, China’s Hong Kong affairs office said on Tuesday, vowing that the “violent criminals” pushing the city toward a “dangerous abyss” would be brought to justice. A demonstrator throws a traffic cone at a group of people opposing the anti-government protesters,
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea has generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas at protesters in multiple parts of Hong Kong on Monday after a general strike hit transport and the city’s Beijing-backed leader warned its prosperity was at risk. The protests surpassed earlier shows of dissent in scale and intensity, seemingly stoked by Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s government on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country, the most far-reaching move on the troubled Himalayan territory in nearly seven decades. India’s Home Minister Amit Shah greets the media upon his arrival at
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(Reuters) – Two mass shootings within 13 hours of each other left 20 people dead in Texas and killed nine people in Ohio, carnage that shocked a country that has become grimly accustomed to mass shootings and heightened concerns about domestic terrorism. The U.S. flag is seen at half-mast, near the site of a mass
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march in Moscow to demand free elections. Law enforcement officers detain a participant in a rally calling for opposition candidates to be registered
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