Australia to bring back ambassadors to shape foreign policy -report

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

Australia will temporarily bring back every ambassador from across the world to help shape the final components of its new foreign policy, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday citing the Fo

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In China, 12.4 million people brought above poverty line in 2016 -Xinhua

SHANGHAI | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

Some 12.4 million people in China were brought above the poverty line in 2016, in part due to more than 230 billion yuan ( 33.5 billion dollars) earmarked to help fight poverty, the state news agency

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Malaysia charges two women with Kim's murder (Lead)

Kuala Lumpur |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:24 PM IST

Two Asian women arrested on suspicion of assassinating the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un were indicted here on Wednesday, prosecutors said.

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Democratic women wear white to Trump's address

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:29 PM IST

A majority of Democratic women in Congress wore white in honour of womens suffrage as President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress.

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Thousands of civilians flee Mosul amid fierce battle

Baghdad |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:29 PM IST

Thousands of civilians have been displaced from western Mosul in Iraq as a military operation was on Wednesday being carried out in the city's more densely populated areas.

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New Trump travel order will aim to short circuit legal challenges

By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg undated | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

In formulating a new executive order limiting travel to the United States, President Donald Trump has promised to make the directive harder to fight successfully in court than the one he issued in Jan

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Trump calls for 'merit-based' immigration system

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST

US President Donald Trump has called for a "merit-based immigration system" similar to those of Canada and Australia in place of the current "outdated" programme.

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Shining Path founder Guzman faces second life sentence in Peru

LIMA | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

Prosecutors in Peru asked a federal judge today to hand down a life sentence to Abimael Guzman, the founder of the Maoist-inspired rebel group the Shining Path, for allegedly ordering a bombing in Lim

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Ex-Mexican President trolls Trump's address

Mexico City |Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada trolled US President Donald Trump's first joint address to Congress.

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Tunisia says six guards charged in 2015 hotel attack probe

TUNIS | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

A Tunisian investigative judge has charged six security guards with failing to help tourists under attack during a 2015 massacre at a beach resort claimed by Islamic State, a counter-terrorism officia

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Italy gives partial pardon to ex-CIA officer, making jail unlikely

By Gavin Jones and Andrei Khalip ROME/LISBON | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

The Italian president today gave a partial pardon to former CIA officer Sabrina de Sousa, convicted in absentia in Italy for involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric there, the president's

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US spy agency risks talent exodus amid morale slump, Trump fears

By Dustin Volz and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

The National Security Agency risks a brain-drain of hackers and cyber spies due to a tumultuous reorganization and worries about the acrimonious relationship between the intelligence community and Pre

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