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Indian opposition could get a boost as Modi looks set to lose state votes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide in India’s last general election, in 2014, it grabbed almost all the parliamentary seats in the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. FILE PHOTO: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a presentation of a joint statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their delegation level ...

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Tokyo 2020: Fourteen sports to get funding boost from Aspiration Fund

Great Britain came third in the medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and then second at the 2016 Olympics in Rio Fourteen Olympic and Paralympic sports have received investment from the new £3m Aspiration Fund to help support their ambitions for Tokyo 2020. The government-backed Aspiration Fund was announced in October this year and aims to support those ...

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Failing? No, says New York Times after online boost

(Reuters) – The New York Times Co (NYT.N), assailed by a U.S. president who brands it as “failing,” signed up more than 200,000 paying online subscribers in the third quarter, helping it top Wall Street estimates for both profit and revenue. FILE PHOTO – The New York Times building is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon ...

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Robust earnings boost equity markets after brutal month

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Robust corporate results helped world stock markets surge on Wednesday, bringing some relief to jittery investors after a brutal October sank equities with one of their worst drops since the financial crisis 10 years ago. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid ...

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Syrian Kurds boost fight against Islamic State in east after setback

BEIRUT/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syrian Kurdish special forces have joined an offensive against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a commander said, after the jihadists recovered ground from U.S.-backed forces in a fierce counter attack. Islamic State (IS) launched the assault against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Deir al-Zor region near the Iraqi border on Friday. Iraqi Shi’ite ...

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Pittsburgh shooting: Synagogues boost security after attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It’s a horrific crime scene. One of the worst, and I’ve been on plane crashes” Authorities across the US have boosted security at places of worship following a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh which killed 11 people and injured six. Robert Bowers, 46, is accused of opening fire at the Tree ...

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South Korea’s LG Display swings to third-quarter profit on seasonal price boost

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd (034220.KS) posted a 76 percent fall in third-quarter profit on Wednesday compared with a year earlier, after two quarters of consecutive losses, helped by higher seasonal panel prices. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at LG Electronics’ organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV sets, which are made with LG Display flat screens, at ...

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