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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said. Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia, said the official, who has knowledge of the investigation and declined to be identified. The passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said. The flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, after losing contact with air traffic controllers off the eastern Malaysia coast.

Suspicious powder sent to western consulates in Istanbul: officials

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Suspicious powder sent to western consulates in Istanbul: officials

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to five western consulates in Istanbul on Friday, officials said, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Ca...


Car bomb kills at least 25 security forces in Egypt's Sinai

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Car bomb kills at least 25 security forces in Egypt's Sinai

ISMAILIA (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 25 Egyptian security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst violence against the state since Islamist P...

Doctor with Ebola in New York stable; nurse is virus-free

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Doctor with Ebola in New York stable; nurse is virus-free

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities retraced the steps of an American doctor with Ebola, who was listed Friday in stable condition at a New York hospital's isolation unit, while seeking to reassure a jit...

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services' ability to deter homegrown r...

Modi praises clean up efforts by people after Diwali celebrations

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Modi praises clean up efforts by people after Diwali celebrations

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the public for their efforts towards cleaning up the dirt left behind after bursting of firecrackers on Diwali.In tweets posted on the P...

US is destabilizing global order by imposing its will on other nations: Putin

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US is destabilizing global order by imposing its will on other nations: Putin

Moscow: The United States is destabilizing the global order by trying to impose its will on other nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Friday, warning that the world will face new war...

Pak parliament's anti-India resolution obvious sign of desperation, says BJP Rudy

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Pak parliament's anti-India resolution obvious sign of desperation, says BJP Rudy

New Delhi: The passing of an anti-India resolution by the Pakistani parliament was an "act ofdesperation" and the result of the neighbouring country's isolation by the world community, BJP o...