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Nephew of Philippine president`s adviser nabbed for drugs

Nephew of Philippine president`s adviser nabbed for drugs

Published 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - Secretary Jesus Dureza (L), Philippines' government peace advisor, speaks while professor Rudy Rodil, a member of the government panel negotiating with Muslim rebels, looks on during a news briefing in Manila's Makati financial district, in the Philippines... REUTERS/Darren Whiteside/File Photo

A nephew of one of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte's inner circle was caught selling drugs in a sting operation in the president's home city, the anti-narcotics agency said on Friday.

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Thai court to hear first royal insult case under new king

Thai court to hear first royal insult case under new king

Published 10/02/2017

Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, a law student and member of Dao Din, an anti-coup group, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Khon Kaen May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Amy Lefevre/File Photo

A Thai court agreed on Friday to put a prominent activist on trial for insulting the monarchy after he shared a BBC Thai-language profile of the new king, which some said was offensive, on Facebook.

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Pressure on scandal-hit Fillon as polls point at disapproval

Pressure on scandal-hit Fillon as polls point at disapproval

Published 10/02/2017

Francois Fillon, a former French prime minister, member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre-right, attends a campaign visit in a CSU, urban surveillance center, in Athis Mons Paris suburb, February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Samson/Pool

Seven out of 10 French voters want conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon to step down, an opinion poll by Odoxa for France Info radio said on Friday as a scandal over alleged "fake work" by his wife continued to weigh on his campaign.

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Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

Published 10/02/2017

U.S. soldiers from Dragon Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment discuss their mission during their first training exercise of the new year near operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Afghan Defence Ministry welcomed on Friday suggestions by the commander of international forces in Afghanistan that more troops were needed to train Afghan security forces, who are battling to hold back a growing Taliban-led insurgency.

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Boeing`s $14 billion Singapore Air order does not fill 777, 787 gap: CEO

Boeing`s $14 billion Singapore Air order does not fill 777, 787 gap: CEO

Published 10/02/2017

Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Company, speaks to members of the press at Trump Tower in New York City, U.S. January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Boeing Co (BA.N) must sell more 777 and 787 jetliners to keep production plans on track, despite a $13.8 billion order that landed earlier on Thursday, its chief executive said.

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Boeing eyes more Indian orders with new business unit

Boeing eyes more Indian orders with new business unit

Published 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - Boeing's logo is seen during Japan Aerospace 2016 air show in Tokyo, Japan, October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Boeing Co's (BA.N) new Indian unit will help the company win more business from local customers and mean more employment in the South Asian country, the head of the U.S. defense firm's Indian business said on Friday.

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Mexico foreign minister denies report he changed Trump wall speech

Mexico foreign minister denies report he changed Trump wall speech

Published 10/02/2017

Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray gives a speech to the media next to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (not pictured), at the foreign ministry building (SRE) in Mexico City, Mexico February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray on Thursday rejected a CBS news report that he had made changes to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech announcing an executive order for the construction of a border wall with Mexico.

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Landslides kill 12 in Indonesian`s Bali, more rain expected

Landslides kill 12 in Indonesian`s Bali, more rain expected

Published 10/02/2017

Twelve people have been killed in three landslides across the Indonesian resort island of Bali, as torrential rain lashed the area, Indonesia's disaster agency said on Friday.

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Merkel to attend Munich Security Conference: sources

Merkel to attend Munich Security Conference: sources

Published 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, February 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the Munich Security Conference next week, government sources have told Reuters.

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Trump speaks with Afghan leader, U.S. commander calls for more troops

Trump speaks with Afghan leader, U.S. commander calls for more troops

Published 10/02/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the law enforcement at the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Winter Conference in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart discussed security in a phone call on Thursday, officials said, hours after the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said thousands more troops were needed to break a stalemate with the Taliban.

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