News Putin says will run as independent candidate for new Kremlin term 2017-12-14T04:38:39.000000000-05:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, seeking a new term in office in a March election, said on Thursday he would run as an independent candidate while hoping for support from more than one political party. In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up 2017-12-14T04:02:11.000000000-05:00 SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard. Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag 2017-12-14T03:20:36.000000000-05:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields. Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes 2017-12-14T03:18:26.000000000-05:00 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings on Thursday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital stoked Palestinian anger. South Africa's Zuma appeals court ruling on state prosecutor's appointment: local media 2017-12-14T03:16:37.000000000-05:00 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has filed an appeal against a court ruling that his appointment of a state prosecutor to decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against him was not valid, local media reported on Thursday. Mexico Senate committees pass controversial security bill 2017-12-14T03:15:38.000000000-05:00 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Senate committees on Wednesday approved a controversial security bill that human rights groups say risks granting excessive power to the armed forces in their already checkered role in combating organized crime in the country. U.N.'s Guterres warns against 'sleepwalking' into war over North Korea 2017-12-14T01:22:59.000000000-05:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, warning against the danger of "sleepwalking" into war, said on Thursday that Security Council resolutions on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs must be fully implemented by Pyongyang and other countries. U.N. resolutions on North Korea must be fully implemented: Guterres 2017-12-14T00:47:07.000000000-05:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea's nuclear and missile programs must be fully implemented by Pyongyang and other countries. U.N. resolutions on North Korea need to be fully implemented: Guterres 2017-12-13T23:55:34.000000000-05:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea's nuclear and missile programs needed to be fully implemented by Pyongyang and other countries. U.S. agency to vote on net neutrality rules despite outcry 2017-12-13T20:44:11.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Internet service providers clashed with Democrats and celebrities like "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill ahead of a vote on the Trump administration's plan to revoke net neutrality rules barring the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.