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Exploration at Kekra-1 well off Pakistan ends - OGDC spokesman

KARACHI, Pakistan The consortium exploring the Kekra-1 well off the coast of Pakistan is ending drilling operations after no reserves of oil and gas were found, a spokesman for Oil and Gas Development Co Ltd, one of the Pakistani partners, said.

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Violence flares in West Bengal as voting in Indian election ends 19 May 2019

KOLKATA Violent clashes broke out in India's eastern state of West Bengal again on Sunday in the final phase of the staggered election that will decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term.

Exploration at Kekra-1 well off Pakistan ends - OGDC spokesman 19 May 2019

KARACHI, Pakistan The consortium exploring the Kekra-1 well off the coast of Pakistan is ending drilling operations after no reserves of oil and gas were found, a spokesman for Oil and Gas Development Co Ltd, one of the Pakistani partners, said.

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Factbox: Who is hoping to be Britain's next prime minister? 17 May 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will step down before the next phase of Brexit negotiations and, although she has not put a date on her departure, senior members of her Conservative Party are jostling to replace her.

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U.S. urges Latvia to step up reform after money-laundering scandal 17 May 2019

RIGA Latvia came under renewed pressure to accelerate financial reforms as a senior U.S. official, at a meeting with its prime minister, underscored the urgent need for stricter controls after a money laundering scandal.

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Nine killed in gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir 16 May 2019

SRINAGAR Indian troops and separatist militants clashed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday and nine people were killed, officials said, the latest casualties in a new phase of violence in the 30-year insurgency.

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Nine Islamic State militants killed in southwest Pakistan raid 16 May 2019

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistani security forces killed nine Islamic State militants during an hours-long raid near Quetta in the restive southwest of the country that has been hit by repeated jihadist attacks this month, officials said on Thursday.

Premier Oil raises output guidance for 2019 16 May 2019

LONDON Britain's Premier Oil increased its 2019 production guidance on Thursday, saying output had been boosted by efficiency measures and a late sale from its now-divested Pakistan oil fields.

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Message undelivered: Weak election campaign hurts India's Congress 15 May 2019

JAIPUR, India In January, India's main opposition Congress party seemed poised for a strong fight back against Prime Minister Narendra Modi after victories in three heartland states late last year.

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Pakistan opponents of death row Christian's blasphemy acquittal get bail 15 May 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of an ultra-right Islamist group arrested last year after his supporters shut down cities and threatened judges following the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.