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World 08 Feb 2017 | 1:30 AM

Businessman Jovenel Moise takes office as president of Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Businessman Jovenel Moise became Haiti's new president on Tuesday, ending a political stalemate that lasted more than a year with his promise to deliver thousands of new jobs.

AseanPlus News 07 Feb 2017 | 2:40 AM

Man sprays insecticide into his ear to remove cockroach trapped for three days

BEIJING: A man in southern China sprayed pesticide into his ear canal to kill a cockroach that was trapped inside for almost three days.

World 07 Feb 2017 | 12:48 AM

Frontline town in Ukraine gets breathing space after worst shelling in months

AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - A week-long surge in violence in and around the government-held town of Avdiyivka in eastern Ukraine appeared to be winding down on Monday, as schools reopened and power and water supplies resumed following the worst clashes in months.

Nation 06 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

FT Ministry to relaunch discount card

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Terri­to­ries Ministry will launch a rebranded discount card for consumers in the Federal Territories to buy essential goods and services.

World 06 Feb 2017 | 7:08 AM

Iraqi traveller battling U.S. ban learns to 'never surrender'

BAGHDAD/NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Fuad Sharef and his family, the tortuous ordeal of getting from Iraq to Nashville, Tennessee, was nearly over more than a week after it was to begin.

World 06 Feb 2017 | 5:12 AM

Nigeria's president requests extended medical leave

ABUJA (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari asked parliament on Sunday to extend his medical leave, his office said in a statement, deepening suspicions among many Nigerians that his health is worse than officials are admitting publicly.

World 05 Feb 2017 | 10:53 PM

Russia's Lavrov backs renewal of U.N.-led Syria talks

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Sunday that it supports the continuation of Syria peace talks under United Nations auspices, long-running negotiations which had been thrown into doubt by separate, Moscow-backed peace talks launched last month.

Nation 05 Feb 2017 | 7:23 AM

Rebranded discount card for FT folk

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Territories Ministry will launch a rebranded discount card for consumers in the federal territories on March 1 to purchase essential goods at low prices.

World 05 Feb 2017 | 11:17 AM

U.S. expects to resume refugee admissions on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Saturday moved to begin admitting refugees, including Syrians, as soon as Monday after a federal judge on Friday blocked a Trump administration temporary ban on refugee admissions.An email from the State Department's refugee office reviewed by Reuters Saturday said the U.S. government is working with its legal team and interagency and overseas partners to comply with the ruling.

World 04 Feb 2017 | 10:49 PM

Facing new challenger, Merkel rallies troublesome Bavarian ally

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel meets her Bavarian allies on Sunday for two days of talks aimed at rallying their troubled conservative alliance to take on the re-energised Social Democrats in a September election she expects to be "tough like no other".