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Suicide bomber kills at least 26 near shrine in Afghan capital
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi'ite shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 18, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year.
Islamic State claims suicide attack on shrine in Afghan capital
CAIRO, March 21 (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Wednesday in Afghanistan's capital Kabul targetting a Shi'ite shrine, the militant group's Amaq news agency said.
McLaren car is '100 percent' ready, says Alonso
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso has played down reliability concerns about the new Renault-powered McLaren, saying problems that arose during pre-season testing have been fixed and the car will be "100 percent" ready for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
China names CBRC chief Guo as head of new banking, insurance regulator: Caixin
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has named Guo Shuqing as the head of the newly formed regulator for the banking and insurance sectors, financial publication Caixin reported on Wednesday without citing a direct source.
South Korea's parliament approves BOK Governor Lee for second term
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament on Wednesday approved President Moon Jae-in's nomination of the current central bank governor to lead the Bank of Korea for a second term, a webcast from the National Assembly showed.
GlaxoSmithKline prescribes commercial reboot for pharma division
LONDON (Reuters) - In January, GlaxoSmithKline's
new head of pharmaceuticals Luke Miels issued a blunt challenge to his managers: find budget savings of 20 percent.
Poland seeking compensation for World War Two destruction -foreign minister
WARSAW, March 21 (Reuters) - Poland will this year look into ways of getting compensation for its destruction during World War Two, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Wednesday.
Israel admits bombing suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, warns Iran
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
UPDATE 4-Israel admits bombing suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, warns Iran
JERUSALEM, March 21 (Reuters) - Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
CORRECTED-WRAPUP 6-Cambridge Analytica CEO claims influence on U.S. election, Facebook questioned
LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 (Reuters) - The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy's online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory.
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