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FILE PHOTO: Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) ride on a tank during a battle with Islamic State militants, at Um Jaris village on the Iraqi border with Syria, Iraq May 29, 2017.  REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo
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Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

By Tom Perry, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Maher Chmaytelli BEIRUT/AMMAN/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq... read more »

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone at his house in Seoul, South Korea in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House and released by Yonhap on May 10, 2017. Blue House/Yonhap via REUTERS
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‘Shocked’ South Korea leader Moon orders probe into U.S. THAAD ...

By Heekyong Yang and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered a probe after the Defence Ministry failed to inform him that four more launchers for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system had been brought into the country, his spokesman said on... read more »

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions from the media as he meets with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (not pictured) in the Oval Office in Washington, DC, U.S., May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo
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Trump’s communications aide steps down as president grapples with Rus...

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director is leaving the job, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president considers wider staff changes to try to prevent more political damage from probes into Russia and his presidential... read more »

Tiger Eldrick Woods appears in a booking photo released by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., May 29, 2017. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS
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Tiger Woods asleep at wheel of car before Florida arrest – police

By Zachary Fagenson JUPITER, Fla. (Reuters) – Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz stopped on a Florida road and did not know where he was, said a police report released on Tuesday, a day after the former world No. 1 golfer was arrested on a charge of driving under the... read more »

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Internally displaced Somali women wait for relief food at a distribution centre organized by a Qatar charity after fleeing from drought stricken regions in Baidoa, west of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar - RTX34U5T

About 12 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are at ris...

By Daniel Wesangula NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change is making drought and humanitarian disasters worse in the Horn of Africa, Oxfam said on Thursday, ahead of a major... read more »

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UNICEF Announces First Ever Gala Event in South Af...

On 6 May this year, UNICEF will present its first Gala event in South Africa to engage some of the most respected, high-profile individuals in the... read more »

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Thousands flee Philippine city after rebel rampage claimed by IS

By Romeo Ranoco PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) – Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of... read more »

Philippine Congressman Fredenil Castro speaks during a Reuters interview, at the House of Representatives in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines December 6, 2016. Picture taken December 6, 2016.    REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

Duterte targets Philippine children in bid to wide...

By Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall MANILA (Reuters) – Before Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs had even begun, allies of the... read more »

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Manar Abdulhussein (L), 38, an Iraqi migrant, laughs in a kindergarten her son attends in Yiwu, China 11 January 2017. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Miao Yu

China welcomes refugees with money to boomtown of Yiwu

YIWU, China (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As Europe and the United States crack down on migrants from the Middle East and Africa, China is welcoming those with money with the boomtown of Yiwu,... read more »

FILE PHOTO - An employee checks newly-assembled electric cars to be exported to South America at an electric vehicle factory in Zouping county, Shandong province September 24, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 202...

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025 and wants new energy vehicles (NEVs) to make up at least... read more »

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 4th round of German-Indian government consultation at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Merkel wants to foster India ties, softens message on U.S. as Tru...

By Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to develop its ties with India but this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor Angela... read more »

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Berlin market attack suspect killed in police shoo...

By Emilio Parodi and Antonella Cinelli MILAN (Reuters) – Italian police shot dead the man believed to be responsible for this week’s... read more »

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Workers clean windows outside the Cape Town headquarters of Anglo-South African financial services company Old Mutual, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Old Mutual on track to complete its break-up

LONDON (Reuters) – Anglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual is selling its 26 percent stake in an Indian insurance joint venture for 156 million pounds, as part of the... read more »

Vijay Pradhan, 45, attends to the 12 power looms that he operates at a synthetic textile unit in Surat, India’s largest manufacturer of manmade fabric. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Roli Srivastava

India loom workers suffer hearing loss

By Roli Srivastava SURAT, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Udhiya Behera sat in a windowless room in the Indian textile hub of Surat,... read more »

India’s proposed surrogacy law raises trafficking...

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By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – India’s proposed law to regulate its booming surrogacy industry and curb the exploitation... read more »

Veteran Actor Vinod Khanna Passes Away

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Actor and politician Vinod Khanna passed away this morning in Mumbai after he finally lost his battle to cancer at the age of 70. Best remembered for his... read more »

India tribunal rules in favour of lenders in Kingfisher...

Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya speaks to the media during a news conference in Mumbai November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/File photo

MUMBAI (Reuters) – A tribunal in the southern indian city of Bengaluru has ruled in favour of a group of creditor banks seeking to recover more than $1... read more »

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a reception ceremony in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia April 30, 2017. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS

Merkel sees EU, Gulf states making progress on free trade deal

By Andreas Rinke ABU DHABI (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hopes the European Union and the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries can finally complete a... read more »

Will visa restrictions also apply for Academy Award-winning Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi (right), who was nominated for a second Oscar this week for his film The Salesman? Actress Taraneh Alidoosti (left) says she will not attend the Oscar ceremony in protest.

Iranians Raise Cry As They Brace For U.S. Immigrat...

Anticipating an executive order from the White House to temporarily shut off Iranians’ access to U.S. visas and other avenues to immigration,... read more »

Syria Says No To Autonomous Administration In East Alep...

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The Syrian government has rejected a proposal by the United Nations to grant Aleppo’s rebel-held areas autonomy to help restore calm to the northern... read more »

Iraqi Troops Push Forward In Eastern Mosul Against Stif...

Shi'ite fighters fire artillery toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirt of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, on November 18.

Iraqi troops are facing stiff resistance from Islamic State (IS) militants as they push deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the U.S.-led... read more »

Six Afghans Killed, Scores Injured After Taliban Attack...

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A Taliban suicide bomber drove a truck loaded with explosives into the German Consulate in northern Afghanistan, killing at least six people and wounding more... read more »

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A bride and groom wearing traditional handmade garlands wait for their wedding to start during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan, January 24, 2016. The Pakistan Hindu Council organized a mass marriage ceremony where a total of 60 couples from the Hindu community residing in Pakistan's Sindh province took wedding vows, according to the council. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX23T5P

Kidnapping, forced marriage: Pakistan’s Hindu women hope fo...

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sapna Gobia is busy preparing for her wedding in Pakistan in a few weeks. In many ways, her wedding will follow... read more »

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Pakistan says kills 100 ‘terrorists’ a...

By Syed Raza Hassan SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after... read more »

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Men ride a motorbike past a hazard sign at a site hit by an airstrike on Tuesday in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 5, 2017. The hazard sign reads, "Danger, unexploded ammunition". REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Russia calls objective investigation into the chemical weapons at...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington’s opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria... read more »

A popular Russian daily said the key issue in Michael Flynn's downfall was not his conversations with Sergei Kislyak but his participation in a gala celebration of Russian state broadcaster RT's 10th anniversary in Moscow in 2015, sitting at the same table with Vladimir Putin.

In Flynn Saga, Kremlin Allies See Effort To Thwart...

Officially, the Kremlin has said the resignation of U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn over allegations of improper contacts with... read more »

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People cross a flooded street after a massive landslide and flood in the Huachipa district of Lima, Peru March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pard - RTX31IP1

Nearly 12 million Colombians are at risk from disaster

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Calculating the costs of natural disasters is a valuable way for governments to recognize and limit the potential for damage,... read more »

FILE PHOTO - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers during a presentation in Mexico City, January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Mexico extradites drug lord ‘El Chapo’...

By Julian Cardona and Jonathan Allen CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mexico extradited its drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo”... read more »

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FILE PHOTO: A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.  U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump wants South Korea to pay for the $1 b...

By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Seoul pay for the THAAD advanced U.S. missile defence system would be an “impossible option,”... read more »

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump will either renegotiat...

By Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either... read more »

Trump National Security aide Flynn resigns over Russian...

FILE PHOTO: National security adviser General Michael Flynn delivers a statement daily briefing at the White House in Washington U.S., February 1, 2017.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

By Steve Holland and John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday... read more »

Trump Vows To Put America First, Root Out ‘Radica...

U.S. President Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (right) as Trump's wife, Melania, holds two Bibles and Trump's children look on.

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and... read more »

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

By Ayesha Rascoe and Julia Edwards Ainsley USA-TRUMP-INAUGURATION ... read more »

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When Barack Obama leaves office, will the restaurant named after him close its doors? The manager of the Obama Bar & Grill in the Kyrgyz capital says definitely not, because just like... read more »

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