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RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian diplomat returned to Riyadh on Monday after he was released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years as a hostage, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by state media. Abdull ...more

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DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan's veteran President Imomali Rakhmon looked set on Monday to dominate parliament for another five years after his party took a strong lead in an election Western observers said was stacked in his favor. The cent ...more

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(This January 26 story was corrected to fix name of previous novel in paragraph 2)) By Verity Watkins LONDON (Reuters) - British novelist Rachel Joyce's new novel "The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy" is a curiously inspiring st ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.Fifteen years later the Nasdaq is again near 5,000 and close to topping its record ...more

AP News - 18 mins ago

It's taken 15 years for the Nasdaq composite index to approach the record high of 5,048 it reached back in March 2000, at the height of the tech-stock boom that would later collapse. Here are some things that have changed since then, in the index and i ...more

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Key milestones in the history of the Nasdaq composite index:— Feb. 8, 1971: Nasdaq index is created and set at 100 by the National Association of Securities Dealers, an industry self-regulatory group.— July 17, 1995: Closes above 1,000 fo ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat t ...more

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AMMAN (Reuters) - Four Syrian refugees died on Monday when their mobile home caught fire in Jordan's Zaatari camp near the Syrian border, the United Nations refugee agency and a witness said. The four refugees, all members of one family, died ...more

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The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning ...more

Reuters News - 27 mins ago

BANSKO, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Anna Fenninger increased the pressure on World Cup leader Tina Maze with her fourth back-to-back victory in a women’s Super-G in Bansko on Monday. After winning in one minute and 14.59 seconds, the Austrian now lies onl ...more