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Former cyclone Gita traverses New Zealand, batters South Island

(Reuters) - At least 5,000 people in New Zealand's South Island were cut off by massive landslips and hundreds of tourists stranded on Wednesday after former cyclone Gita whipped through the country, sparking a state of emergency in several southern towns.

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World stocks extend global recovery, set for sixth day of gains

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set for a sixth session of gains on Monday, extending a recovery from a selloff sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Asian shares extend global recovery as volatility subsides

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares gained on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that was sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Australian lawmaker's online gun picture post sparks police review

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian federal police were on Monday investigating a social media post by a government lawmaker that showed him aiming a gun and taunting left-wing green supporters.

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Macy's is now selling hijabs

American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs.

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CNN to hold town hall with Parkland students and parents

The school shooting in Florida this week has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the loudest voices demanding change are not even old enough to vote.

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Step Inside Johnny Weir’s Hotel Room at the Olympics

Weir, the NBC figure skating announcer, brought 13 suitcases to South Korea. So many shoes. Oh, and the jackets! “Everything has meaning,” he said. “It isn’t just a sparkly jacket.”

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Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separate

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jennifer Aniston and husband Justin Theroux announced their separation on Thursday after less than three years of marriage, immediately sparking speculation that the former "Friends" star might reunite with her first spouse, Brad Pitt.

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U.S. snowboarding golds spark jacket sales

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sports e-commerce company Fanatics said that sales of a $300 Nike Inc Team USA jacket have spiked following United States' Chloe Kim and Shaun White winning gold medals, making jackets its highest grossing Olympics category.

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Wrong turn could have sparked security scare at U.S. spy agency: FBI

FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A wrong turn may have led three men to drive onto the campus of the U.S. National Security Agency near Washington on Wednesday, sparking a scare that drew gunfire from guards and sent three to the hospital, FBI officials said.

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Chipotle shares jump as new chief sparks hope of quicker turnaround

(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares jumped more than 11 percent premarket on Wednesday, as analysts called its recruitment of Taco Bell chief executive Brian Niccol a potentially "transformational moment" after two years of brand-crushing food-safety scandals.

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Tonga braces for Cyclone Gita after storm batters Samoa

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Tonga was bracing for Tropical Cyclone Gita to hit on Monday after the powerful storm sparked evacuations and cut off water supplies in Samoa over the weekend.

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Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games begin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.

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Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games get underway

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colorful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.

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State of emergency declared in the Maldives

An order to release political prisoners sparked a struggle between the Maldives' government and the Supreme Court, resulting in a 15-day state of emergency.

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Ram Super Bowl ad featuring MLK sparks outrage

Ram Trucks used a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. in this Super Bowl commercial. It didn't sit well with many viewers.

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Winter storm sparks deadly car crashes in U.S. Midwest

(Reuters) - A winter storm plowing through the U.S. Midwest caused several deaths in Iowa and Missouri from car crashes as the weather snarled highways and canceled hundreds of flights at Chicago's busy airport, according to authorities and local media.

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Fed restrictions continue to badger Wells Fargo; U.S. banks down

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's shares fell as much as 9.4 percent to $58.05 on Monday, sparking a sector-wide sell off after the Federal Reserve imposed regulatory restrictions on the bank, forcing it to improve its governance and controls in the wake of the sales scandal.

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Japanese army helicopter crash sparks fire in residential area

TOKYO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A Japanese army Apache attack helicopter crashed in western Japan on Monday sparking a fire in a residential area, Japan's defence minister said.

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Stocks punished as inflation shadow spooks bonds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares fell the most in over a year on Monday as fears of resurgent inflation battered bonds, toppled Wall Street from record highs and sparked speculation that central banks globally might be forced to tighten policy more aggressively.

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Asia shares skid as inflation shadow spooks bonds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares fell the most in over a year on Monday as fears of resurgent inflation battered bonds, toppled Wall Street from record highs and sparked speculation that central banks globally might be forced to tighten policy more aggressively.

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Stocks set for biggest weekly drop since late 2016 as bond yields rise

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their biggest weekly drop since late 2016 on Friday, as talk of central bank policy tightening and expectations of higher inflation boosted borrowing costs globally, a move that sparked a sell-off in shares.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for biggest weekly drop since late 2016 as bond yields rise

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their biggest weekly drop since late 2016 on Friday, as talk of central bank policy tightening and expectations of higher inflation boosted borrowing costs globally, a move that sparked a sell-off in shares.

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Blowout in bond yields rattles Asian stocks, buoys euro

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro neared multi-year peaks on Friday as talk of policy tightening in Europe and expectations that inflation is set to gear higher drove up borrowing costs globally, a move that sparked a sell-off in Asian equities.

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Mexico debate swirls over 'opaque' talks with U.S. as Tillerson lands

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States' top diplomat landed in Mexico on Thursday with debate swirling over the government's efforts to win favor with Washington and save the NAFTA pact from collapse, sparking concerns it is ceding sovereignty to its northern neighbor.

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Mexico debate rages over 'opaque' talks with U.S. as Tillerson arrives

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States' top diplomat arrives in Mexico on Thursday with debate raging over the government's efforts to win favor with Washington and save the NAFTA trade pact from collapse, sparking concerns it is ceding sovereignty to its northern neighbor.

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Michael Wolff kicked off 'Morning Joe'

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski pressed the author of "Fire and Fury" about the rumors the book sparked about Nikki Haley and President Trump.

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Soaring demand for female genital surgery sparks debate in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In Brazil, a country famed for its obsession with the body beautiful, women are increasingly opting for surgery aimed at improving the appearance of their genitals, stirring a debate about sexual empowerment and the pressure for physical perfection.

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Amazon, Berkshire, JPM team up for cheaper employee healthcare

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc , Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co are forming a venture aimed at lowering healthcare costs for their U.S. employees, they said on Tuesday, sparking a slide in the shares of a host of healthcare-related companies.

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Honduran president set to take power after bloody election chaos

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was set to be sworn in on Saturday for an historic second term after prevailing last year in a bitterly disputed election that sparked deadly protests and international condemnation over alleged fraud.

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Nutella discount sparks chaos in France

Shoppers crowded stores in France after a supermarket chain slashed the price of Nutella by 70%.

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Nutella discount sparks chaos in supermarkets

There is a saying amongst chocolate-spread connoisseurs that although you can't buy happiness, you can buy a jar of Nutella. So when a French supermarket chain discounted the chocolatey goodness by 70%, shoppers were keen to get more than their fair share.

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U.S. wage growth, tax-bonuses spark shopping in retail stocks

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are betting that rising wages and the effects of the Republican-led corporate tax cut will prove a lifeline to middle-market retailers who have struggled to remain relevant in the age of Amazon.

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Flights diverted after fire at Thai airport

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A domestic airport in Thailand's northeast was closed on Friday after an electrical short-circuit sparked a fire, the country's airport authority said.

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A disco ball-like satellite is orbiting Earth. Here's why.

The universe has some added sparkle -- now that a shiny, spherical satellite is traveling around our planet.

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U.S. sparks fears of trade war as Trump arrives in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A day after sending the dollar reeling with comments supportive of a weak U.S. currency, U.S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration was not seeking a trade war but would defend its economic interests.

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The Week in Good News: A Parrot Coach, Pastry Chefs and a Sparkling Taj Mahal

Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there.

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UPDATE 1-Spark licenses blindness gene therapy rights outside U.S. to Novartis

Jan 24 (Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc, whose breakthrough gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness was approved by U.S. regulators in December, said on Wednesday that it had licensed rights to the drug outside the United States to Switzerland-based Novartis AG.

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Spark licenses blindness gene therapy rights outside U.S. to Novartis

(Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc, whose breakthrough gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness was approved by U.S. regulators in December, has licensed rights to the drug in markets outside the United States to Switzerland-based Novartis AG, it said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Spark Energy prices offering of 2 mln preferred shares at $25.25

* SPARK ENERGY INC SAYS PRICED OFFERING OF 2 MILLION SHARES OF ITS 8.75% SERIES A FIXED-TO-FLOATING RATE PREFERRED STOCK AT PRICE OF $25.25 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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S&P, Dow open flat as trade concerns loom

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow opened little changed on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump's move to impose steep import tariffs sparked concerns about potential retaliation.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P, Dow open flat as trade concerns loom

Jan 23 (Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow opened little changed on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump's move to impose steep import tariffs sparked concerns about potential retaliation.

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Magnitude-7.9 quake off Alaska sparks brief West Coast tsunami fears

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Tsunami alerts were lifted on Tuesday for the U.S. West Coast and western Canada after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska, sending the state's coastal residents inland to seek shelter from possible tidal waves.

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Earthquake in Gulf of Alaska sparks brief California tsunami fears

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Alaska and parts of western Canada braced for a possible tsunami on Tuesday after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, sparking evacuations in coastal Alaska and a tsunami warning for California that was later lifted.

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Growing pains for #MeToo as Ansari tale sparks backlash talk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Less than four months after the #MeToo movement inspired a national conversation about sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of dozens of powerful American men, a backlash seems to be underway.

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California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

(Reuters) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.

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College student's racist rant sparks protest

An Alabama University student is no longer enrolled at the school after posting videos to social media full of taunts and racial slurs.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Aziz Ansari Case Sparks Conversation About Consent

A sexual-misconduct allegation against the comedian Aziz Ansari adds a new dimension to discussions of dating norms and consent.

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UN Palestinian aid agency says US cuts spark worst-ever financial crisis

The UN agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees says the Trump administration's decision to cut funds to the organization has sparked its largest-ever financial crisis.

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BRIEF-Spark Energy Announces Buyout Of Verde Earnout Obligations

* SPARK ENERGY- CO, VERDE ENERGY USA TO TERMINATE EARNOUT PROVISIONS OF PURCHASE.SALE DEAL IN WHICH CO ACQUIRED VERDE'S OPERATING UNITS IN JULY 2017​

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Spark's price for Luxturna blindness gene therapy too high: ICER

(Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday.

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CORRECTED-Spark's planned price for Luxturna gene therapy for rare blindness too high -ICER

Jan 12 (Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday.

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Spark's planned price for Luxturna gene therapy for rare blindness too high: ICER

(Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday.

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Spark's planned price for Luxturna gene therapy for rare blindness too high -ICER

Jan 12 (Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday.

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Turkey says offensive in Syria's Idlib will cause new migration wave

ANKARA (Reuters) - Increased attacks in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province will spark a new wave of migration, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, calling on Russia and Iran to rein in a Syrian army offensive near Turkey's southern border.

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Beijing professor dismissed as sexual harassment allegations spark campus activism

BEIJING (Reuters) - A professor in China accused of sexually harassing students under his supervision has been removed from teaching posts by a top Beijing university, in a case that has sparked national media coverage and a nascent #MeToo movement in the country.

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Canada lynx no longer threatened by extinction: U.S. wildlife agency

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The Canada lynx, a wild cat found in just a handful of mostly western U.S. states as well as Canada, no longer needs federal protection from extinction in the Lower 48 states, U.S. wildlife officials said on Thursday, sparking an outcry from conservationists.

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Girl's rape and murder sparks outrage

Deadly protests erupted in Kasur, Pakistan after a seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered.

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Actress denounces #MeToo in open letter

A collective of 100 French women including film star Catherine Deneuve have signed an open letter defending men's "freedom to pester" women, sparking an angry response from a group of feminist activists.

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Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, sparks tsunami warning

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of the Caribbean.

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Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America: USGS

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued.

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REFILE-TREASURIES-Benchmark yields hit 10-month high on BOJ move, debt supply

(Refiles to correct in next-to-last paragraph RIC for 10-year Treasury) * 10-year yields hit 10-month high * BOJ trims bond buying, sparking sell-off * U.S. corporate debt issuance weighs on market * 3-year yields rise to highest since 2007 By Kate Duguid NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Yields on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note reached a 10-month high on Tuesday, after the Bank of Japan said it will trim its purchases of Japanese government bonds and U.S. corporate debt hit

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TREASURIES-Benchmark yields hit 10-month high on BOJ move, debt supply

* 10-year yields hit 10-month high * BOJ trims bond buying, sparking sell-off * U.S. corporate debt issuance weighs on market * 3-year yields rise to highest since 2007 By Kate Duguid NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Yields on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note reached a 10-month high on Tuesday, after the Bank of Japan said it will trim its purchases of Japanese government bonds and U.S. corporate debt hit the market. The Japanese announcement raised speculation the country'

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Flooding, mudslides force thousands to evacuate in Southern California

(Reuters) - Thousands of people fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful overnight rainstorm sparked flash floods and mudslides after a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics To Begin Program In Pompe Disease

* SPARK THERAPEUTICS CEO SAYS PLANS TO BEGIN PROGRAM IN POMPE DISEASE

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India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on database breach

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a data breach in a federal identity database, drawing criticism from a journalist group that accused officials of trying to muzzle free speech.

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Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump's son

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday sought to back away from derogatory comments ascribed to him about Trump's son in a controversial book that sparked White House outrage and could threaten his job.

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CORRECTED--Airliners collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport, passengers safe

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday, after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.

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CORRECTED-Planes collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport; passengers safe

Jan 6 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto's Pearson Airport late on Friday after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.

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Planes collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport; passengers safe

Jan 6 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto's Pearson Airport late on Friday after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.

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Planes hit on tarmac. Fire leads to evacuation

Two commercial airplanes collided on the ground at Toronto Pearson International Airport Friday night, sparking a small fire and prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers, the city's airport authority said.

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Plane collision on tarmac results in fire

Two airplanes collided on the ground at Toronto Pearson International Airport, sparking a small fire and prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers.

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UPDATE 1-Airliners collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport, passengers safe

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday, after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.

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New Zealand storm sparks evacuations and cuts power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Gale-force winds battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns.

environmentNews reuters.com

Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore to oil drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, a move aimed at boosting domestic energy production that sparked protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry.

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UPDATE 2-Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore to oil drilling

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, a move aimed at boosting domestic energy production that sparked protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry.

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Spark to charge $850,000 per patient for blindness gene therapy

(Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it will charge $850,000 per patient for its breakthrough gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness, a lower than expected price that the company said reflects patient and insurer concerns about access and cost.

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UPDATE 1-Spark to charge $850,000 per patient for blindness gene therapy

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it will charge $850,000 per patient for its breakthrough gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness, a lower than expected price that the company said reflects patient and insurer concerns about access and cost.

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Spark Therapeutics' vision-loss gene therapy to cost $850,000 per patient

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it would charge $850,000 per patient for its gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness, lesser than analysts' expectation of around $1 million.

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Tracy Reese's designs make women feel good

Sewing hems, Rolaids and Michelle Obama sparked success for designer Tracy Reese.

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Speculators raised net short bitcoin positions in Dec 26 week: CFTC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by experts' warnings of a bubble, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released late Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Speculators raised net short bitcoin positions in Dec 26 week -CFTC

NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by experts' warnings of a bubble, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released late Friday.

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Maura Jacobson, Creator of Witty Crosswords, Dies at 91

A superstar to crossword fans, Ms. Jacobson made more than 1,400 puzzles for New York magazine, filling them with puns and sparkling thematic clues.

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Erica Garner, activist daughter of New York chokehold victim, dies at 27

(Reuters) - Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man whose death during an attempted arrest helped spark the “Black Lives Matter” movement against police brutality, died on Saturday, a posting on her official Twitter account showed.

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Oil, metals rally supports Asian stocks, dollar steady

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oil prices were supported around a 2-1/2 year top on Wednesday after an explosion of a Libyan crude pipeline sparked supply fears while gold and copper hovered near multi-week highs, boosting commodity- and energy-linked shares around Asia.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil, metals rally supports Asian stocks, dollar steady

SYDNEY, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Oil prices were supported around a 2-1/2 year top on Wednesday after an explosion of a Libyan crude pipeline sparked supply fears while gold and copper hovered near multi-week highs, boosting commodity- and energy-linked shares around Asia.

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A tragic injury to a Syrian infant sparks a social media campaign spotlighting a humanitarian crisis

Karim Abdel Rahman -- a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack -- has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.

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An investor's best friend: China's booming pet market sparks deals

PINGYANG, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Li Mingjie is a pet industry investor's dream. The 23-year-old e-commerce worker spares little expense to make his pooch happy.

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Bracing for EV shift, NGK Spark Plug ignites all solid-state battery quest

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Facing the eventual demise of gasoline engines, the world's biggest maker of spark plugs is turning its focus to a component it believes will be just as vital in the coming era of electric vehicles - next-generation all solid state batteries.

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REFILE-Bracing for EV shift, NGK Spark Plug ignites all solid-state battery quest

* NGK Spark Plug joins other suppliers in developing EV parts

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Miss Iraq 'disappointed' in Iraqi government after selfie blowback

When Sarah Idan posted a selfie on Instagram with her new friend at the Miss Universe pageant, she certainly didn't expect to spark an international incident.

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Peace on Earth? Not during New York suburbs' Christmas light wars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homeowners festooning their front lawns with thousands of twinkling lights, massive inflated Santas, candy canes and reindeer to spark smiles are instead igniting ornament wars, enraging neighbors over traffic, pollution and safety concerns.

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UPDATE 1-INSIGHT-Three months that shook Ryanair: How cancellations sparked a pilot revolt

* But coordinated strikes forced O'Leary's hand (Adds RIC, detail on IAA rule change))

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RPT-INSIGHT-Three months that shook Ryanair: How cancellations sparked a pilot revolt

DUBLIN, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Within hours of the news on Sept. 15 that thousands of Ryanair flights had been cancelled in Europe, pilots' WhatsApp groups exploded with pent-up frustration.

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Three months that shook Ryanair: How cancellations sparked a pilot revolt

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Within hours of the news on Sept. 15 that thousands of Ryanair flights had been canceled in Europe, pilots' WhatsApp groups exploded with pent-up frustration.

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INSIGHT-Three months that shook Ryanair: How cancellations sparked a pilot revolt

DUBLIN, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Within hours of the news on Sept. 15 that thousands of Ryanair flights had been cancelled in Europe, pilots' WhatsApp groups exploded with pent-up frustration.

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After U.S. veto, U.N. General Assembly to meet on Jerusalem status

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sparking a warning from Washington that it will "take names."

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U.S. approves first gene therapy for inherited disease

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Spark Therapeutics Inc's treatment for a rare form of blindness, marking the first time the agency has approved a gene therapy for an inherited disease.