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South Sudan says will boost security in oilfields after kidnappings

PALOCH OILFIELD, South Sudan South Sudan promised to increase security at oil installations on Tuesday, days after rebels kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national in an effort to force foreign companies to leave the country.

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Violence, corruption threaten Afghan progress in getting kids to school 23 Mar 2017

KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Afghanistan's progress in educating its children is under threat, as growing insecurity and corruption shut more schools and reduced international funding undermines a system struggling to cope.

India eyes deal to repair Afghan aircraft, deepening military ties 22 Mar 2017

KABUL India is considering whether to pay for repairs to grounded helicopters and transport planes from Afghanistan's air force, signalling a willingness to step up military assistance for Kabul that has irked Pakistan in the past.

Laptop ban hits Gulf airlines in battle for business travellers 22 Mar 2017

LONDON A ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States from some cities could deal a blow to the big, fast-growing Gulf airlines, which depend on business-class flyers stopping over in places like Dubai or Doha for far-flung destinations.

Afghanistan housing project underlines China's growing role 22 Mar 2017

KABUL Afghan authorities expect work on the first phase of a multimillion dollar housing project financed by China to begin within months, as Beijing continues to raise its development profile in the region.

South Sudan says will boost security in oilfields after kidnappings 21 Mar 2017

PALOCH OILFIELD, South Sudan South Sudan promised to increase security at oil installations on Tuesday, days after rebels kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national in an effort to force foreign companies to leave the country.

U.S. drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan 21 Mar 2017

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan A U.S. drone air strike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said.

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Of bread and wine: the world's most expensive cities 21 Mar 2017

LONDON Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities -- Tokyo and Osaka -- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen.

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Of bread and wine: the world's most expensive cities 21 Mar 2017

LONDON Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities -- Tokyo and Osaka -- returning to the top 10 thanks to the strengthening of the yen.

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Turkey's Arcelik working on deals to expand abroad 20 Mar 2017

LONDON Arcelik , the home appliances arm of Turkey's biggest industrial conglomerate Koc Holding , is working on acquisitions to speed up its international expansion, particularly in Asia, its chief executive said on Monday.

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