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Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital’s readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diphtheria cases have spiked 42 percent since last year, health officials say, with at least 32 deaths and more than 590 cases recorded across the archipelago, the bulk of them in densely populated Jakarta and neighboring provinces.

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Bahraini civil society group under pressure after Israel visit

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahraini civil society group has defended sending a delegation to Israel as a gesture of tolerance and coexistence, state news agency BNA has reported, after news of the visit sparked wide anger on social media.

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China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democracy means.

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US concerned Russian aircraft behavior over Syria could spark clash

Amid what it sees as an increase in unsafe behavior by the Russian military, the US military is concerned it might have to shoot down a Russian aircraft over Syria if the Russian plane is seen as a threat to US or coalition forces fighting ISIS.

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N.J. Governor Christie eyes nuclear power subsidies, sparks criticism

Dec 8 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would consider a bill in his last month in office that would subsidize the state's nuclear power plants to prevent them from retiring early, sparking criticism from some energy companies and environmental and public interest groups on Friday.

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Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

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UPDATE 3-Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

(Updates prices, adds graphic, analyst comment) By Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss LONDON/NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse. In a hectic day on Thursday, bitcoin leapt from below $16,000 to $19,500 in less than an hour on the U.S.-based GDAX, one of the biggest exchanges globally, while it was

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Bitcoin tumbles after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

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After dramatic gains, bitcoin tumbles 20 percent in 10 hours

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

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New reins on President's tweets?

Donald Trump's tweet last weekend about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn sparked consideration among the President's staff of imposing new rules on how messages are posted on his social media accounts amid consternation by his aides and lawyers, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Aide tries to refocus tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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Spark NZ expects to roll out 5G in next few years

(Reuters) - New Zealand telecommunications company Spark New Zealand said on Friday its plans for a fifth-generation network (5G) are progressing well and it expects to roll it out within the "next few years."

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Aide tries to refocus U.S. tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

LONDON (Reuters) - The race to develop new immunotherapy treatments against cancer has sparked an unprecedented explosion in the oncology drug pipeline, with more than 2,000 immune system-boosting agents now in development.

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OAS may request new Honduras election to correct 'irregularities'

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Organization of American States (OAS) said on Wednesday it may call for new Honduran elections if any "irregularities" undermine the credibility of results in last month's disputed vote that has sparked a crisis in the Central American nation.

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Greek police fire teargas at protesters on anniversary of riots

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas on Wednesday at youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police in an incident that sparked the worst riots for decades in a country with a history of street violence.

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North Korea boats off Japan spark spy scare; but some suspect just luckless fishermen

TOKYO (Reuters) - An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan - some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board - raising fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges.

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U.N. official's visit to North Korea sparks hope of mediation role

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope could spark a U.N.-led effort to defuse rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

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Why declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is so controversial

US President Donald Trump is expected to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this week in a move that will spark controversy across the world.

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Supporters free ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili from Ukrainian police amid chaotic scenes

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili freed him from a police van on Tuesday, after his detention on suspicion of assisting a criminal organisation sparked clashes with police in central Kiev.

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Chaotic scenes as former Georgian president Saakashvili detained in Kiev

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine detained former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting a criminal organization, sparking clashes between his supporters and police who fired teargas into the crowd.

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Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into "peril" by commenting on the probe.

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One dead, scores arrested in unrest over delayed Honduran vote count

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - At least one protester died, over 20 people were injured and more than 100 others were arrested for looting in Honduras after a delayed and disputed presidential vote count sparked unrest amid opposition accusations of electoral fraud.

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One dead, over 100 arrested in unrest over delayed Honduran vote count

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - At least one protester died, over 20 people were injured and more than 100 others were arrested for looting in Honduras after a delayed presidential vote count sparked unrest amid opposition accusations of electoral fraud.

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One dead, scores hurt in protests over delayed Honduran vote count

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - At least one protester died and more than 20 people were injured in Honduras after a delayed presidential vote count sparked unrest amid opposition accusations of electoral fraud.

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Political risk on Wall Street? Buy the dip!

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An abrupt stock selloff on Friday, sparked by a report that magnified concerns about President Donald Trump's potential links with Russia, prompted Wall Street's favorite reaction in recent months: "Buy the dip."

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No hike in Argentine defense spending despite sub tragedy: senator

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina will not increase defense spending, despite the loss of a submarine with 44 crew aboard that has sparked criticism of the state of its armed forces, a close ally of President Mauricio Macri said on Friday.

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One dead, scores hurt in growing protests over delayed Honduran vote count

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - At least one protester died and more than 20 people were injured as demonstrations mounted in Honduras after a delayed presidential vote count sparked unrest amid opposition accusations of electoral fraud.

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Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

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Honduran vote count enters fifth day with protests escalating

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras moved into a fifth day of political limbo on Friday, with a long-delayed presidential vote count that has sparked unrest amid opposition accusations of electoral fraud likely to take up to two more days before yielding a winner.

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Killing of Mexican prosecutor of crimes against women sparks outcry

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The European Union on Thursday condemned the killing of a female Mexican prosecutor who specialized in violence against women, as the country grapples with its worst murder rate in two decades, including a spate of attacks on rights workers and reporters.

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This case sparked a sanctuary city debate

The murder case for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old who was allegedly shot by undocumented immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is going to trial. CNN's Dan Simon reports on the case that brought sanctuary cities to the forefront and inspired new legislation.

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Unilever CEO defends balance between growth, margin

(Reuters) - Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman on Thursday defended his balancing of growth and margin, weighing in passionately after a weak third quarter on a debate sparked by this year's unwanted approach from Kraft-Heinz .

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Trump angers UK with truculent tweet to May after sharing far-right videos

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sparked outrage in Britain's political establishment on Thursday with a sharp rebuke of Prime Minister Theresa May on Twitter after she criticized him for retweeting British far-right anti-Islam videos.

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Trump sparks outrage in UK with tweet to May after sharing far-right videos

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, in an unprecedented public attack on America's closest security ally, sharply rebuked British Prime Theresa May on Twitter after Britain criticized him for retweeting British far-right anti-Islam videos.

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COLUMN-Modest Bank of Japan move could spark major market flows: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The era of super-cheap money is ending, and stocks' remarkable run to new highs and bond yields' refusal to shoot higher suggest world markets are taking this seismic monetary policy shift in their stride.

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Basketball: Kaepernick protests 'touched a nerve', says Durant

(Reuters) - Kevin Durant says Colin Kaepernick's protests during the U.S. national anthem "touched a nerve" in society and sparked a national conversation about issues such as racial equality, the Golden State player told the San Jose Mercury News.

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Global crypto-currency crackdown sparks search for safe havens

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When U.S. entrepreneur Bharath Rao looked around for the best place to raise money for his crypto-currency derivatives trading business, the United States did not make his list. Instead he chose the East African island nation Seychelles to sell the trading platform's tokens.

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Can this spark change in Russia?

Artists have always held a special place in Russian society. My father, the playwright Alexander Guelman, was well known in the 1970s and was once lauded by Mikhail Gorbachev as the father of perestroika , the movement for reform within the Communist Party. At that time, theater was changing the perceptions of an entire generation.

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Tech Tip: Making the Leap to D.S.L.R.

If using your phone’s camera has sparked a serious interest in photography, upgrading to a more versatile camera can have creative rewards.

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Trump names interim consumer agency head, likely sparking showdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has designated White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed, the White House said on Friday.

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Shipping group CMA CGM powers ahead, founder retires

PARIS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Shipping company CMA CGM reported another quarterly rise in sales and profit on Friday, helped by improving freight rates after a prolonged sector downturn that sparked large-scale consolidation.

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China kindergarten sex abuse and 'needlemarks' claims prompt police probe

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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China police probe latest claims of childcare abuse

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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Not much glamor in the pro's life for Sydney leader Herbert

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Lucas Herbert outshone major winners Jordan Spieth and Jason Day with a sparkling 66 to take the lead at the Australian Open on Friday before reflecting on the less glamorous aspects of life as a golf professional.

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China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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Flat profit gives Angry Birds maker's shares the blues

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment fell short of market expectations for quarterly sales and profit on Thursday, sparking a near 20 percent fall in the Finnish firm's shares.

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German artists build Holocaust memorial near far-right leader's home

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German political art group on Wednesday said it had built a pared-down version of Berlin's Holocaust memorial near the home of a far-right politician who sparked outrage by suggesting history books should more focus on German World War Two victims.

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Internet gobbles up Trump turkey pardon memes

President Trump pardons "Drumstick" the turkey, sparking jokes about pardons for people. Jeanne Moos talks turkey.

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RPT-Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

* Frankfurt residents fear bankers will worsen property squeeze

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Prospect of post-Brexit boom sparks worry as well as celebration in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The prospect of bankers pouring into Frankfurt from post-Brexit Britain has worried local residents anxious about the effect on an already dire housing shortage but also...

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Release of Indian film about Rajput queen delayed after protests

Nov 19 (Reuters) - The producers of "Padmavati" - a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said on Sunday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests.

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Protests follow CNN report on slave trade

CNN's investigation into modern-day slavery in Libya sparks anger outside the Libyan embassy in Paris.

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Lebanon's PM arrives in France 2 weeks after resigning

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday, two weeks after his shocking resignation sparked speculation that he was being held hostage in Saudi Arabia.

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Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France on Friday

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, is on his way to the airport, he said early on Saturday, before his flight from Riyadh to France.

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UPDATE 2-BNP damps down Commerzbank tie-up talk, says just friends

* Cerberus has sparked talk of German bank mergers (Adds Cryan comments on banking consolidation)

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Trump elephant trophy-hunting move sparks stampede of outrage

(Reuters) - Conservation groups decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision this week to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

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Trump's sip of water goes viral

President Trump's pause for water during a speech sparked immediate reaction. He relentlessly mocked Sen. Marco Rubio for a similar moment in 2013.

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Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and declaring "our love is real".

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Australians overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions and sparking colorful celebrations on Wednesday.

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Jordin Sparks is married and pregnant

"American Idol" alum Jordin Sparks has been keeping secrets.

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics says 3-year follow-up phase 3 data provide additional information on Luxturna

* Three-Year follow-up phase 3 data provide additional information on efficacy, durability and safety of investigational Luxturna(voretigene neparvovec) in patients with biallelic RPE65-mediated inherited retinal disease Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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#MeToo helps spark wider conversation in India

"Me Too, Me Too, Me Too," they said, in Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai.

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The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

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India to step up pollution battle in 'gas chamber' Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's federal government on Wednesday urged Delhi and the surrounding northern states to immediately tackle dangerous levels of pollution in the national capital that forced schools to close and sparked criticism of authorities.

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer amend license agreement for investigational SPK-9001 in hemophilia B

* Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer amend license agreement for investigational SPK-9001 in hemophilia B

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Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for UAE trip

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a political crisis on Saturday by declaring his surprise resignation in Riyadh, has traveled to the UAE, Saudi-owned media said on Tuesday.

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ISIS claims suicide attack in Yemen

A suicide bomber struck security headquarters in the southern port city of Aden on Sunday, killing several people and sparking clashes, Yemeni officials said.

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S&P, Dow flat after jobs data; Apple lifts Nasdaq

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow were flat in late morning trading on Friday after October payrolls data sparked concerns about tepid wage growth while a jump in Apple supported the tech-heavy Nasdaq.

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Alzheimer's nonprofit stops taking funding from drugmaker

A leading advocacy group for Alzheimer's patients has stopped accepting funding from a Southern California drugmaker following a CNN investigation into the company that sparked a government probe.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine border district: witness

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited areas hit by conflict in the western state of Rakhine on Thursday for the first time since attacks by militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority two months ago sparked a refugee crisis.

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Psychedelic digital greenhouse sparks conversation

A digital greenhouse has popped up in Tokyo -- complete with psychedelic lights and a 'vegetable orchestra.' Digital Vegetables is the brainchild of studio PARTY, and is designed to spark conversations about agriculture by encouraging visitors to touch, smell and hear plants being grown. It takes over a plot of land in Tokyo's Midtown garden space.

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Hardline preacher finds refuge in Malaysia as politicized Islam grows

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - When Zakir Naik emerged from a prominent Malaysian mosque last month fans swarmed about him, seeking selfies with the Indian Muslim televangelist whose hardline views have sparked a criminal investigation back in his home country.

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South Korea welcomes Olympic flame ahead of 2018 Games

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to begin its journey towards the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, with organizers confident it will spark a new era for winter sports in Asia.

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Obama seeks to spark U.S. civic activism with Chicago event

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that at a time of political divisiveness, more civic activism was needed to solve community problems across the United States.

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Trump chief of staff's Civil War comment sparks criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's comment that the U.S. Civil War was sparked by a lack of "compromise" drew criticism and reignited a debate over Confederate monuments and the role of slavery.

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WiFi-equipped school buses help students get online

The digital age continues to spark creative developments in education. Wireless gadgets are now commonplace in the typical American classroom. But while technology is helping thousands of students reach new heights in their education, many others are falling behind.

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Trump chief of staff's Civil War comment draws fire

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's comment that the U.S. Civil War was sparked by a lack of "compromise" drew criticism and reignited a debate over Confederate monuments and the role of slavery.

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'Thor: Ragnarok' flexes its comedy muscles

Marking an ambitious detour into comedy, "Thor: Ragnarok" conjures sparks but doesn't quite catch lightning in a bottle. Sporadically fun and visually impressive, this third film works a bit too hard at flexing its laugh muscles, while bogging down in a midsection built around the enticing prospect of Thor versus the Hulk.

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Why white nationalists rallied in Tennessee

Several white nationalist groups held demonstrations on Saturday in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, sparking a major police response and effectively shutting down parts of the two cities.

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Rosy White House tax cut forecast clashes with independent analysis

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House promoted President Donald Trump's tax cut plan on Friday with a forecast of faster U.S. economic expansion and wage growth, as independent analysts said the plan would swell the budget deficit and provide little spark to the economy.

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CVS-Aetna deal gets Wall Street thumbs up amid Amazon entry fears

(Reuters) - U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp's move to buy health insurer Aetna Inc will broaden their reach in the industry and could spark another round of dealmaking in a sector dreading Amazon's arrival, analysts said.

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Golf: Johnson's new putter works like magic, 63 gives him the lead in Shanghai

(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson reaped magic from a new putter to card a sparkling nine-under 63 and take a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai on Friday.

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Spain set to impose direct rule in Catalonia as crisis spirals

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain prepared to impose direct rule in Catalonia on Friday, an unprecedented step that risks sparking unrest with secessionists calling on the Catalan parliament to make a defiant declaration of independence.

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UPDATE 1-China's Sept industrial profits surge most in nearly six years

BEIJING, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Profits for China's industrial powerhouses surged the most in nearly six years in September as a government crackdown on air pollution sparked fears of winter supply shortages and sent prices of finished goods like steel and copper sharply higher.

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Fatal Niger operation sparks calls for public hearings in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers called on Thursday for public hearings on an attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers, saying there were still many unanswered questions about the ambush despite receiving more information from the Pentagon.

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Kennedy assassination theories in pop culture

President John F. Kennedy's death sparked decades of competing conspiracy theories. Some have been referenced, even recreated in pop culture.

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The real questions we should be asking about Niger

If you ask the wrong questions, you'll never get the answers you're looking for. In the wake of the deaths of four US servicemen in Niger, the caustic political climate in Washington has sparked questions ranging from why President Trump failed to acknowledge the tragedy for more than a week to whether this is a Benghazi entanglement for the President's team.

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Turkey to start trial of rights activists, including Amnesty chief

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Eleven human rights activists accused of terrorism charges were set to go on trial in Turkey on Wednesday in a case that has sparked widespread concern in the West and become a flashpoint in Ankara's tension with Europe.

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With new technology, Mazda gives spark to gasoline engine

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - In the high-stakes, high-cost battle among global automakers to develop ever more efficient vehicles, one of the biggest breakthroughs in internal combustion engine technology in years looks to be coming from one of the industry's smaller players.

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Sexual harassment allegations spark review, meeting at Fidelity: WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments has hired a consulting firm to review employee behavior amid allegations of sexual harassment at the U.S. money manager stretching back years, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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Weinstein scandal sparks movement in Hollywood

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Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday ruled in favor of senior creditors who had contested interest rates imposed on them during the bankruptcy of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials, reversing a decision that had sparked alarm among lenders.

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Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer.

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Where Did the Napa Fire Begin? Investigators Scour the Ashes

Dozens of investigators are digging through the debris of the Northern California fires to determine what sparked the blazes.

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'Only the Brave' harrowing true tale of firefighters

The wildfires that have raged across the western U.S. add a sobering element to "Only the Brave," a square-jawed true story about the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a local firefighting crew. Filled with male bonding and macho bravado, it's a polished, old-fashioned account of heroism, one whose familiar beats and episodic nature somewhat blunt its dramatic spark.

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Unilever sales disappoint as competition bites big brands

LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever reported lower-than-expected third-quarter sales, losing market share to smaller competitors and dampening hopes that an aborted takeover offer from Kraft Heinz would spark a swift improvement.

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Veterans dismayed by Trump's urge to 'punch back' in feud

President Donald Trump's controversial response to the deaths of four US soldiers has evolved into a politicized war of words with a Democratic congresswoman and -- by extension, the widow of a fallen service member -- sparking concerns that the US civilian-military divide may be at a crisis point.

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U.S. knew of Indonesian anti-communist massacre as it unfolded

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The U.S. government had intimate knowledge of the mass killing of alleged communists in Indonesia in the mid 1960s even as it failed to publicly reveal the slaughter, newly declassified U.S. documents show.The documents also reveal that Indonesian army intermediaries told Western embassies they were considering toppling then president Sukarno less than a fortnight after the killing of six generals by rebel military personnel that sparked the bloodletting.

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Two more Washington restaurants shine with Michelin stars

(Reuters) - Washington's dining scene received some extra sparkle on Tuesday as Michelin bestowed stars to two more restaurants in its second annual guide of the city's best eateries, which will go...