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Former U.S. Vice President Biden to announce presidential bid on Thursday - NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden plans to announce he is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 2020 election on Thursday, NBC news reported.

Austrian far-right politician resigns over 'rat' poem

VIENNA (Reuters) - The vice-mayor of the Austrian town where Adolf Hitler was born resigned from his post and the far-right Freedom Party on Tuesday after provoking strong criticism with a poem in which he compared migrants with rats.

Christchurch attack survivors offered New Zealand residency

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will grant permanent residency to all survivors of the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed, it said on Tuesday.

Trump 'not inclined' to release tax returns despite Congress' deadline - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is unlikely hand over his tax returns to lawmakers despite a Tuesday deadline facing the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service, the White House said, even as a congressional aide said the decision was not up to the president.

IS claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday - Kremlin

MOSCOW/VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, a Kremlin official said.

U.S. making a mistake politicizing oil - Iran oil minister

(Reuters) - The United States has made a bad mistake by politicizing oil and using it as a weapon, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a parliamentary session on Tuesday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Turkey's election board rejects objection for decree-dismissed voters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's high election board has rejected part of an effort by President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party to have a re-run of elections in Istanbul, dismissing an appeal regarding voters who were dismissed by decrees from government jobs after an attempted coup in 2016, state news agency Anadolu said.

Collaboration is key in strengthening cybersecurity in Malaysia

Cybersecurity is important in the digital economy era and can be strengthened through collaborations among industry players, believes CyberSecurity Malaysia.

(From right) Madhavan receiving one of the two awards from Tan and CyberSecurity Malaysia's board of directors chairman Tan Sri Datuk Sri Panglima Mohd Azumi Mohamed. — MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

Rugby Union: Japan needs Sunwolves replacement to compete globally - Jones

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan need to find a replacement for competing in Super Rugby following Sunwolves' expulsion if they are to become a major rugby power, former coach Eddie Jones has said.