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Kerala: Man beaten to death in Thrissur; “murder” caught on camera

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A 33-year-old private bus driver who was allegedly thrashed by a group of people recently succumbed to his injuries here in Kerala's Thrissur area,...

Meet the craftsmen behind Bidriware bowls, earrings, jewellery

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Bidriware is a metal handicraft from Bidar city in southern India and is used to make keepsakes, bowls, earrings, trays, ornament boxes, other jewellery...

Pakistan Election Commission issues bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Imran Khan and Fawad Chaudhry, Geo News...

US expresses concern over suspension of license of ARY News in Pakistan

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The United States has expressed concern about Pakistan's restriction on the suspension of the license of ARY News, US Department of State spokesperson Ned...

IMF welcomes progress made by Sri Lankan authorities

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The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday welcomed the progress made by Sri Lanka in taking some decisive policy actions to address its economic woes...

Russia says it is considering a challenge to US nominee to head World Bank

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Russia is consulting with its allies about challenging the U.S. nominee to head the World Bank, Moscow's top representative at the bank said on...

US set to lift COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers from China – source

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The United States is set to end on Friday mandatory COVID-19 tests for travelers from China, joining other countries in dropping the requirements, a...

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest: Pipelines likely sabotaged by pro-Ukraine group

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Intelligence reviewed by U.S. officials indicates that a pro-Ukrainian group sabotaged the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines from Russia to Europe last September, but...

Unsealed court exhibits show Rupert Murdoch questioned if Fox hosts ‘went too far’ 

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Fox Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch questioned whether hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham “went too far” in their coverage of voter fraud claims, according...

Brazil to require online sports betting firms to be based in the country

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Brazil will require sports betting companies operating in the country to also be headquartered in Brazil, in addition to creating oversight mechanisms to curb...

US set to lift COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers from China – source

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to end on Friday mandatory COVID-19 tests for travelers from China, joining other...

U.S. judge rules Missouri state gun law is unconstitutional

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A Missouri state law that declared several federal gun laws "invalid" is unconstitutional, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing the U.S. Justice...

Unsealed court exhibits show Rupert Murdoch questioned if Fox hosts ‘went too far’

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Fox Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch questioned whether hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham “went too far” in their coverage of voter fraud claims, according...

US Senator Schumer condemns Speaker McCarthy for supplying Jan.6 videos to Fox

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday accused House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy of helping Fox News stoke conspiracy theories by providing...

Canada repeals historic laws targeting women, LGBTQ community

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By Molly Cone TORONTO, March 7 (Reuters) -

World Athletics renews funding for Ukrainian athletes

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World Athletics will once again help fund Ukrainian athletes' as they prepare for the Aug. 19 to 27 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, the...

Athletics-Ukraine’s Ryzhykova fighting in the best way she can – on the track

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Hurdler Anna Ryzhykova, one of an estimated 40,000 athletes across all sports forced to flee Ukraine to train abroad after Russia's invasion, says she...

South Korea to accelerate participation in Quad working group -Yonhap

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South Korea will seek to accelerate its participation in the Quad working group, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a senior...

Nvidia, AMD grapple with latest U.S. curbs on China’s Inspur

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Nvidia Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and other tech firms are scrambling to assess whether they must halt sales to units of China's Inspur...

Canada to oppose U.S. proposals to renew country of origin labeling, ministers say

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Canada will firmly oppose U.S. proposals to renew mandatory country of origin labeling for pork and beef and is concerned by measures that could...

INTERVIEW-Soccer-Time for more women at UEFA’s top table, says Norway’s Klaveness

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The time has come for more women at the highest level in football and not just representing the women's game, Norwegian Football Association (NFF)...

Belarus to work on new military doctrine -Russian news agencies

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The defence ministry of Belarus has been tasked with developing a new military doctrine that would respond to the "escalation of global political tensions",...

CERAWEEK-Woodside expects no delays for Trion’s investment decision in Mexico

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Australia's Woodside Energy is on track to make a final investment decision this year on the Trion offshore oil project, the first to inaugurate...

JetBlue CEO defends Spirit deal, insists passengers will save money

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JetBlue Chief Executive Robin Hayes strongly defended the airline’s $3.8 billion plan to buy Spirit Airlines despite the Justice Department's lawsuit Tuesday challenging the...

Georgian police use tear gas to halt protest against ‘foreign agents’ law

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Police in the ex-Soviet state of Georgia used tear gas and stun grenades early on Wednesday to break up a protest outside Parliament against...

LATAM POLITICS TODAY-Two of four Americans kidnapped by gunmen in Mexico found dead

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The latest in Latin American politics today: Two of four Americans kidnapped by gunmen in Mexico found dead

Moody’s keeps Israel’s A1 credit rating but warns of judicial overhaul

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Moody's Investor Service warned on Tuesday that the Israeli government's planned judicial reforms could weaken institutions and could negatively impact Israel's sovereign credit profile.

FIFA, US Soccer must face antitrust lawsuit -US appeals court

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A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived an antitrust lawsuit accusing FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation of illegally banning foreign clubs and leagues...

US State Department spokesman Ned Price to step down

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State Department spokesman Ned Price is stepping down from his job as the daily face of US foreign policy.

US STOCKS-Wall Street falls more than 1% as Powell flags sharper rate hikes

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U.S. stock indexes closed sharply lower on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told Congress the central bank will likely need to raise...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St ends sharply lower, Treasury yield inversion widens after Powell remarks

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U.S. stocks plummeted, the greenback jumped and the Treasury yield inversion hit its steepest mark in more than four decades on Tuesday as Federal...

Canadian man accused of throwing gravel at Justin Trudeau pleads guilty

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By Kanishka Singh March 7 (Reuters) -

U.S. State Dept spokesperson Price to step down after two years

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U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price will step down this month after more than two years and take up a new position reporting to...

Saudi foreign minister: Syria could return to Arab League, but not yet

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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Tuesday said increased engagement with Syria might pave the way for its return to the Arab League as ties...

Defense argues against execution of New York bike path attacker

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The man who killed eight people with a truck on a Manhattan bike path in 2017 should be spared the death penalty and instead...

Canada to provide medical assistance training to Ukraine military in Poland

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Canada on Tuesday said it would deploy medical technicians and assistants from the Canadian Armed Forces to Poland to train members of the Ukrainian...

UK rail workers union suspend Network Rail strikes after new pay offer

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British trade union RMT on Tuesday said it had suspended all strike action on Network Rail following a new offer from the employer, after...

White House backs Senate bill to boost US ability to ban TikTok

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The White House said it backed legislation introduced on Tuesday by a dozen Senators to give the administration new powers to ban Chinese-owned video...

EXCLUSIVE-Ukraine seeks US cluster bombs to adapt for drone use – lawmakers

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Ukraine has broadened a request for controversial cluster bombs from the United States to include a weapon that it wants to cannibalize to drop...

MORNING BID ASIA-Jay walks the walk, markets get Powell-slammed

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A look at the day ahead in Asian markets from Jamie McGeever. To slightly mangle Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run": the market's jammed with...

Georgian police use tear gas to break up protest, make arrests

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Police in the ex-Soviet state of Georgia used tear gas and stun grenades early on Wednesday in an attempt to break up a protest...

EU’s Borrell condemns Georgia foreign influence law

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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Tuesday a Georgian draft law on “transparency of foreign influence” was a "very bad development"...

Fed’s Powell sets the table for higher and possibly faster rate hikes

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The Federal Reserve will likely need to raise interest rates more than expected in response to recent strong data and is prepared to move...

White House urges Congress to pass bill giving Commerce secretary power to ban TikTok

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The White House urged Congress to quickly pass legislation introduced on Tuesday that would provide the federal government with new powers to ban Chinese-owned...

Georgians throw stones, petrol bombs at police in protest over new law

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Protesters in the small ex-Soviet state of Georgia threw petrol bombs and stones at police on Tuesday night after parliament gave its initial backing...

WRAPUP 4-China warns U.S. to stop suppression or risk ‘conflict’

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The United States should change its "distorted" attitude towards China or "conflict and confrontation" will follow, China's foreign minister said on Tuesday, while defending...

UK rail workers suspend strike action -RMT union

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British trade union RMT on Tuesday said it had suspended all strike action on Network Rail following a new offer from the employer, after...

US State Department OKs potential sale of early warning aircraft to Japan -Pentagon

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The US State Department has approved the potential sale of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft and related equipment to Japan...

U.S. judge rules Missouri state gun law is unconstitutional

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A Missouri state law that declared several federal gun laws "invalid" is unconstitutional, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing the U.S. Justice...

U.S. DOJ asks for stiff sentences for straw gun buyers, despite racial disparities

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A U.S. Department of Justice official on Tuesday urged a panel to swiftly comply with a congressional directive to increase prison sentences for so-called...
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