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October 26, 2018 2:01 PM Israel's Netanyahu made unpublicized visit to Oman: PM's office

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unpublicised visit to the Gulf state of Oman on Friday, and discussed peace initiatives in the Middle East, his office said. A statement from Netanyahu’s office after he returned home, said he met with Omani leader Sultan Qaboos. A joint statement said that “ways to advance the peace 62

October 26, 2018 1:51 PM Blast at firecracker factory in north India kills eight: police

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An explosion at a firecracker factory in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh killed eight people and injured three on Friday, police said. “The roof was blown away due to the impact of the explosion. The reason is not immediately clear,” said Surendra Singh, a police official in Badaun district. Millions of fireworks will be set off during 60

October 26, 2018 12:09 PM Unilever adjourns meetings where Dutch move would've sought approval

(Reuters) - Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) on Friday said meetings where it had planned to seek court and shareholder approval to move its headquarters to the Netherlands have been adjourned indefinitely after its decision to scrap the move in the face of a shareholder revolt. The company was legally required to hold a meeting in the UK on Friday as planned 86

October 26, 2018 10:13 AM Inflight hiccup as Harry and Meghan's plane aborts Sydney landing

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan returned to Australia on Friday from a tour of Pacific islands after their plane was forced to abort a first landing because another aircraft was in the way. Their Qantas plane charter flight QF6031, approaching Sydney, dropped to 125 feet before performing a “go-around”, according to FlightRadar 87

October 26, 2018 8:54 AM Turkey's Erdogan issues 'final warning' on Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday issued what he said was a “final warning” to those who would endanger Turkey’s borders, saying Ankara was determined to focus its attention on Syrian Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates. Erdogan, who was speaking to a group of provincial leaders of his AK Party in Ankara, said Turkey would 62

October 26, 2018 3:15 AM ‘Suspicious package’ found at Dianne Feinstein’s office not a bomb, authorities say

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 8, 2017. (Reuters) A suspicious package was discovered at a Los Angeles building where US Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office is located — but authorities claim it was not a bomb, a report said. The package was found at the Democratic senator’s office building at Santa 62

October 26, 2018 3:05 AM U.S. Coast Guard searches through night for downed plane

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard searched through the night for a civilian aircraft that went down in the Atlantic off the coast of South Carolina on Thursday en route to the Bahamas, the agency said. The Piper PA-31 aircraft went off the radar at about 11.30 a.m. EDT about 110 miles (177 km) east of Charleston after reporting an emergency to air traffic 71

October 25, 2018 9:03 PM Saudi king briefs Putin on investigation into Khashoggi death: SPA

CAIRO/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman spoke with Russian president Vladimir Putin by telephone on Thursday to brief him on the investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to the official Saudi press agency. The king assured Putin that the Saudi government was determined to hold the guilty parties accountable 62

October 25, 2018 8:29 PM Sri Lanka arrests top policeman over alleged president assassination plot

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A top Sri Lankan police official was arrested on Thursday over a suspected plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena, police a spokesman said. The alleged plot briefly threatened to cause tension between Sri Lanka and India, after an Indian newspaper report that Sirisena had accused India’s intelligence services of involvement - a claim 62

October 25, 2018 8:19 PM Warsaw-bound plane makes emergency landing over bomb threat false alarm

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A bomb threat forced a Warsaw-bound aircraft to make an emergency landing in Romania’s capital Bucharest on Thursday but it turned out to be a false alarm, Romanian officials said. The plane, operated by low-cost carrier Wizz Air, took off from Kutaisi, Georgia. It made the emergency landing at around 1320 GMT and its 173 passengers 72