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Definition of news agency

: an organization that supplies news to subscribing newspapers, periodicals, and newscasters

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In December, kidnappers in Ukraine received a ransom worth more than one million in bitcoins for releasing their victim -- an employee of a British cryptocurrency exchange, according to a report from Reuters news agency. Stephanie Busari, CNN, "The 13-year-old South African boy kidnapped for a bitcoin ransom has been found," 24 May 2018 At least 27 people died and another 100 were injured in the western state of Rajasthan, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "Scores dead after powerful rain and dust storms lash parts of India," 3 May 2018 An order was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet and was being sent to the president for his approval, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. NBC News, "India approves death penalty for rape of young children," 21 Apr. 2018 Overseas news organizations have reported extensively on the extrajudicial killings of drug users, suspected dealers and others; the Reuters news agency won a Pulitzer Prize this week for its coverage of the crackdown. Felipe Villamor, New York Times, "Rodrigo Duterte, Who Bristles at Foreign Critics, Has Begun Deporting Them," 20 Apr. 2018 Three adults were also killed in the crash, Himachal Pradesh state transport minister Govind Singh Takur told the Press Trust of India news agency., "27 children die in India when school bus plunges into gorge," 10 Apr. 2018 Traders in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar shut their stores to protest rising prices and the weakening of Iran’s currency, official news agencies reported, as Iranian officials took action to allay concerns that an economic crisis was looming. Bloomberg,, "Tehran's Grand Bazaar shut down as economic protests spread," 26 June 2018 Earlier Saturday, Carroll denied a report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency that U.S. military vehicles carrying more than 200 caskets were planning to cross into North Korea on Saturday. CBS News, "U.S. moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border to prepare return of remains," 23 June 2018 During the talks, Patrushev emphasized the importance of maintaining the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Security Council said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies. Fox News, "Treaty exits and extensions top Trump adviser's Moscow talks," 23 Oct. 2018

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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: an organization that collects and gives news to newspapers, magazines, television news programs, and radio stations

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