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Reuters World News 02/22/2018
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02/22/2018 -  U.N. pleads for truce to avert 'massacre' as strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day - 05:25 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a truce to halt one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil and prevent a "massacre".


02/22/2018 -  Iran says may withdraw from nuclear deal if banks continue to stay away - 05:22 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit and major banks continue to shun the Islamic Republic, its deputy foreign minister said on Thursday.


02/22/2018 -  North Korean closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly sinking - 04:20 AM

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a high-level delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors.


02/22/2018 -  Russian opposition leader Navalny briefly held ahead of March election - 05:50 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained by police on Thursday but then released a short while later, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running.


02/21/2018 -  Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense - 09:06 AM

YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.


02/22/2018 -  China probes report of possible North Korea sanctions breach at sea - 04:01 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it is investigating a Japanese report that a Chinese ship may have carried out a ship-to-ship transfer with a North Korean vessel in breach of U.N. sanctions.


02/22/2018 -  South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for #MeToo movement - 06:04 AM

SEOUL (Reuters) - A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.


02/22/2018 -  Philippines' Duterte suggests news site Rappler linked to U.S. spies - 05:21 AM

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday stood by his decision to ban domestic news outlet Rappler from his events, accusing it of trying to undermine his government, probably with the backing of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).


02/22/2018 -  India gives Trudeau list of suspected Sikh separatists in Canada - 06:43 AM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has handed Canada a list of nine people in Canada who are suspected of trying to revive a Sikh separatist movement in the Indian state of Punjab, a state official said on Thursday.


02/22/2018 -  Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal - 12:44 AM

DHAKA/BHASAN CHAR/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the refugees would end up being stranded there.


 


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