Protests after Indian troops kill three rebels in Kashmir

Police have imposed a curfew in some parts of the main city of Srinagar and have shut down schools and businesses. The deaths of three suspected rebel fighters in Indian-administered Kashmir has provoked protests at their funerals. Police have imposed a curfew in some parts of the main city of Srinagar and have shut down schools and businesses. Al Jazeera’s […]

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Maldives president lifts 45-day state of emergency

Abdulla Yameen lifts emergency a day after an ex-president and two top judges were put on trial on terrorism charges. Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen has lifted a 45-day state of emergency he imposed after the island nation’s Supreme Court overturned criminal convictions against nine of his opponents. In a statement on Thursday, the president’s office said Yameen lifted the emergency “in […]

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Wipro Chairman Premji pledges 34 percent of company shares for philanthropy

(Reuters) – Wipro Ltd Chairman Azim Premji has pledged about 34 percent of the company’s shares controlled by him toward philanthropy, the Azim Premji Foundation said on Wednesday. The commitment, worth 527.50 billion rupees ($7.5 billion), would take the total value of the endowment corpus contributed by Premji to 1.45 trillion rupees ($21 billion), it said. Premji and entities controlled […]

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Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn case shines harsh light on Japan's 'hostage justice'

TOKYO (Reuters) – The high-profile case of ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has shone a light in Japan on what critics call “hostage justice”, in which suspects can be held for months after arrest, but any reforms will likely be incremental and slow. Ghosn, a former titan of the global auto industry, who has French, Brazilian and Lebonese citizenship, was released […]

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Chinese e-commerce company JD.Com launches store on Google shopping site

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce company JD.Com Inc has launched a store on Google Express, the online shopping site owned by the search engine of Alphabet Inc. The quiet launch marks the latest development in an ongoing tie-up between Alphabet and JD.Com, as each aims to take on respective rivals Amazon Inc and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The site, called […]

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Kashmir: Thousands hit the streets after army killings

Protesters hurl rocks and shout anti-India slogans after soldiers killed four civilians and two suspected fighters. Tens of thousands of angry protesters poured onto the streets throughout Indian-controlled Kashmir, hurling rocks and shouting anti-India slogans after soldiers killed four civilians and two suspected fighters. Many protests on Monday centered around the town of Shopian, where the shooting occurred. There were […]

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Myanmar journalists in court 100 days after their arrest

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested over an investigation into Rohingya killings by military. Two Myanmar reporters have appeared in a court 100 days after they were arrested on charges of possessing secret government documents. The court in Yangon is holding preliminary hearings to decide whether the two journalists, who work for the Reuters news agency, […]

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Tashkent holds peace summit on Afghanistan

The two-day conference in Uzbekistan is part of efforts to encourage the Afghan government and the Taliban to engage in peace talks. Uzbekistan says it wants to help put an end to the war in neighbouring Afghanistan, which has raged since 2001. The country’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has organised a two-day conference in the capital Tashkent starting on Monday. It […]

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North Korea's Kim arrives in Vietnam for summit; Trump on his way

HANOI/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump where they will try to reach an agreement on a North’s Korean pledge to give up its nuclear weapons program. Trump is due to arrive in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on Tuesday evening. Trump will […]

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