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Pakistan court orders release of Islamist blamed for Mumbai attacks

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LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of an Islamist leader accused by the United States and India of masterminding attacks on Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed, a prosecutor said. | Video

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Papua New Guinea police order protesting asylum seekers out of Australian-run camp 10:30am GMT

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea police sealed off an officially shuttered Australian-run detention camp on Thursday and ordered asylum seekers occupying it to leave as they confiscated food and water the men had stockpiled, asylum seekers told Reuters. | Video

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Pakistan court orders release of Islamist blamed for Mumbai attacks 10:28am GMT

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of an Islamist leader accused by the United States and India of masterminding attacks on Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed, a prosecutor said. | Video

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Facing graft probe, Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties 22 Nov 2017

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties, local media said on Wednesday, following speculation about his future after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges.

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JP Morgan sees 7-8 percent gain for EM debt in 2018, but road could be bumpy 22 Nov 2017

LONDON The prospect of another year of solid global growth should see emerging market debt make 7-8 percent in 2018, U.S. investment bank J.P. Morgan said on Wednesday, although it could be a bumpy first few months.

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Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance 22 Nov 2017

NEW DELHI The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian "Quad" must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation.

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Australia defends alternative accommodation for asylum seekers against U.N. criticism 22 Nov 2017

SYDNEY/GENEVA Australia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that asylum seekers occupying an abandoned Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) can relocate to alternative accommodation, challenging United Nations claims that the substitute site is unfinished and inadequate.

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U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law 21 Nov 2017

WASHINGTON A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. | Video

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Iran's president declares end of Islamic State 21 Nov 2017

BEIRUT Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the "thousands of martyrs" killed in operations organised by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

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China urges Thailand to find Muslim Uighurs quickly after dramatic cell break 21 Nov 2017

BEIJING China said on Tuesday it has urged Thailand to "quickly bring to justice" 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who broke out of a Thai detention centre through a hole in the wall, using blankets to climb to the ground.