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India to get Japan's bullet train, deepens defence and nuclear ties

By Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Japan will provide $12 billion of soft loans to build India's first bullet train, the two nations announced during a visit by Japanese…

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Using ancient Greek play, Spike Lee tackles gun crime in 'Chi-Raq'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Director Spike Lee hopes his latest film "Chi-Raq", an adaption of ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" looking at Chicago's gun violence, will assist make a difference in…

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'Lay down your arms', pope says in divided Central Africa

Pope Francis on Sunday urged the warring factions in Central African Republic to lay down their weapons as he brought a message of peace to a country ravaged by sectarian…

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Pfizer-Allergan to take healthcare M&A deals to above $600 billion in 2015

By Ben Hirschler (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc's looming deal to buy Botox maker Allergan Plc for more than $150 billion (99 billion pounds) will cap a record-breaking run for mergers…

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Kerry to meet Israeli, Palestinian leaders on ending violence

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet next week with Israeli & Palestinian leaders in the region to try to stop ongoing violence,…

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UN Back Call To Combat IS Threat 'By All Means'

The UN has unanimously backed a French call to redouble action against Islamic State in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. The world powers moreover agreed to coordinate efforts…

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Irish women tweet details of their periods to PM in abortion row

By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish women are tweeting details of their periods to Prime Minister Enda Kenny to assist publicise a campaign to repeal restrictive abortion laws. Abortion…

Exclusive – Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises spectre of split

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures…

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Burundi coup general says force only way to oust president

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A Burundian general who backed a failed coup in May threatened that he & others would launch an armed resistance after President…

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Cybertheft adds to US-China tensions ahead of upcoming talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. & China are growing over its island-building in the South China Sea & over suspicions that Beijing was behind a massive hack into…