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Baseball: Dodgers, Astros brace for scorching start to World Series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Baseball's 'Fall Classic' will begin in decidedly summer-like conditions on Tuesday in Los Angeles when temperatures are forecasted to set a new high for a World Series game.

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WADA to investigate claims of systematic doping in China

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will investigate allegations by a retired physician that systematic doping took place in Chinese sport during the 1980s and 1990s, the international anti-doping agency said in a statement.

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DealBook: In the Saudi Desert, World’s Business Leaders Follow the Money

The kingdom is embarking on a big experiment as it diversifies its oil-based economy, and executives looking for investment are making their pitches.

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Opinion: What happened when Trump showed me his foot

President Donald Trump is the most famous bone spur victim in the world. I should know -- I saw his foot when I questioned him about the real reason for his deferment from the military during the Vietnam War. And that's why I have little doubt about whom Sen. John McCain was talking in his C-SPAN interview on Sunday.

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Triple-digit heat forecast for World Series opener

There will be no escaping the record heat when the World Series kicks off Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. And we don't mean the fastballs thrown by Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.

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Cristiano Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world's best player

LONDON (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA's The Best awards gala on Monday.

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Opinion: How Trump has made Tillerson's job harder

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ambitious five-country trip this month will be anything but easy, largely thanks to his boss President Donald Trump, who has compromised the standing of the United States in the world.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Brazil's JBS unit does not know if it is on a list of firms using slave labor

SAO PAULO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The world's largest meatpacker JBS SA said on Monday it does not know if its unit JBS Aves Ltda is on a government list of employers that use slave labor in Brazil, after a local media outlet alleged the unit was included in the roster.

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Dodgers and Astros renew rivalry in World Series

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros took turns this season carrying the title as "baseball's best team" and so it seems only fitting they will clash this week in Major League Baseball's World Series.

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Amazon's next target? Etsy-styled arts and crafts

Is there any part of the retail world that Jeff Bezos doesn't want to dominate?

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Syria's Assad meets once dissident footballers in Damascus

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met two former dissident footballers who returned to the national team for its World Cup qualifying campaign after years in exile, photographs posted by his office showed on Monday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover in 2016: monitor GFW

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Cisco buys BroadSoft for $1.71 billion in software push

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday it will buy software company BroadSoft Inc for $1.71 billion, as the world's largest networking gear producer moves away from a stagnating business in switches and routers.

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Baseball: Dodgers and Astros renew rivalry in World Series

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros took turns this season carrying the title as "baseball's best team" and so it seems only fitting they will clash this week in Major League Baseball's World Series.

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Halliburton posts international revenue growth, unlike Schlumberger

(Reuters) - Worldwide revenues rose for U.S. oilfield services provider Halliburton Co in the third quarter, the company said on Monday, contrasting with the slide in international markets reported by larger rival Schlumberger last week.

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Cisco to buy BroadSoft in $1.9 billion deal

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc will buy U.S. telecommunications software company BroadSoft Inc in a deal valued at $1.9 billion, as the world's largest networking gear producer shifts from its stagnating legacy business of switches and routers.

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UPDATE 1-Cisco to buy BroadSoft in $1.9 bln deal

Oct 23 (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc will buy U.S. telecommunications software company BroadSoft Inc in a deal valued at $1.9 billion, as the world's largest networking gear producer shifts from its stagnating legacy business of switches and routers.

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Bulgaria reports two outbreaks of H5 bird flu: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

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Sierra Leone to auction multi-million dollar diamond to benefit poor

Ramat Gan, ISRAEL (Reuters) - Sierra Leone hopes to raise millions of dollars for development projects by auctioning a huge uncut diamond, believed to be one of the world's largest, in New York in December.

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Victory for Abenomics lifts world stocks, dollar

LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's election victory lifted world stocks and the dollar on Monday, relegating concerns about Spain's escalating political crisis to little more than a blip on the market radar.

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BlackRock opposes banning companies from indexes over voting rights

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc , the world's largest asset manager, is lambasting the architects of market indexes like the S&P 500 for ostracizing companies that deny equal voting rights to shareholders, saying that doing so could limit the opportunities of investors in index funds.

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UK says our democracy is secure after suggestion of foreign meddling in Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about suggestions that there may have been foreign interference in the Brexit referendum.

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Singapore to halt car population growth from next year

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore, one of the world's most expensive places to own a vehicle, will not allow any growth in its car population from February, citing the small city-state's land scarcity and billions of dollars in planned public transport investments.

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Haunted places around the world

"I think we all like to be a little bit scared, don't we?" says author and historian Robert Grenville, whose book "Haunted Places," explores some of the world's most spine-chilling spots.

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Victory for Abenomics lifts world stocks to new record

LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's convincing election victory lifted the Nikkei to its highest in 21 years and world stocks to an all-time high on Monday, despite an escalation of Spain's constitutional crisis that weighed on the country's banks.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Victory for Abenomics lifts world stocks to new record

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's convincing election victory lifted the Nikkei to its highest in 21 years and world stocks to an all-time high on Monday, despite an escalation of Spain's constitutional crisis that weighed on the country's banks.

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Despite apology, Indonesia asks why U.S. blocked military chief's travel

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it had made "urgent" requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., as anger simmered in the world's largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident.

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David Letterman Earns Mark Twain Prize for Late-Night High Jinks

At the 20th anniversary of the award, Steve Martin, Bill Murray and other comedians celebrated Mr. Letterman, who joked, “I am now the most humorous person in the world.”

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Cisco nears deal to acquire BroadSoft: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc, the world’s largest networking gear manufacturer, is nearing a deal to buy U.S. telecommunications software firm BroadSoft Inc for close to $2 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Cisco nears deal to acquire BroadSoft -source

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc , the world’s largest networking gear manufacturer, is nearing a deal to buy U.S. telecommunications software firm BroadSoft Inc for close to $2 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Dutch sailor wins last-gasp approval to start Volvo Ocean Race

ALICANTE, Spain (Reuters) - Team AkzoNobel confirmed Simeon Tienpont as skipper for the Volvo Ocean Race hours before the start on Sunday after the Dutchman got approval for a series of crew changes as they prepared for the 83,000 km race around the world.

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Del Potro overcomes Dimitrov to retain Stockholm title

(Reuters) - Fourth seed Juan Martin del Potro put himself in contention for the ATP World Tour Finals when he successfully defended his Stockholm Open title on Sunday, defeating top seed and 2013 champion Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-2.

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World downhill champion Stuhec may miss season with knee injury

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - World downhill ski champion Ilka Stuhec may miss the whole Alpine skiing season after she injured her knee during training on Sunday, her spokesman said.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

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Jepkosgei breaks own half marathon world record in Valencia

(Reuters) - Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei took one second off her own world record when she won the Valencia Half Marathon in a time of one hour 4.51 seconds on Sunday.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage -statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry: statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment.

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WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) was poised on Sunday to sideline Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after major Western donors and rights groups voiced outrage at the hastily-announced appointment.

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Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

ROME (Reuters) - A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War Two, is on its way back to Italy from the United States where it has been recovered from a private collection.

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Marquez wins in Australia to extend title lead

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marc Marquez moved to within touching distance of a fourth MotoGP world title with victory at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, his sixth win of the season giving him a 33-point lead over nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso with two races remaining.

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Astros 4, Yankees 0 | Houston wins series, 4-3: Astros Push Past the Yankees and Head to the World Series

The Astros, who decisively won Game 7 of the A.L.C.S., will seek their first World Series title starting Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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Baseball: Astros reach World Series after Game 7 win over Yankees

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros reached Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 2005 after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series on Saturday.

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Astros 4, Yankees 0 | Houston wins series, 4-3: Astros Shove Aside the Yankees and Head to the World Series

The Astros, who decisively won Game 7 of the A.L.C.S., will seek their first World Series title starting Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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Mexican Paredes wins cliff diving title in Chile

LAGO RANCO, Chile (Reuters) - Mexican Jonathan Paredes capitalized on a late mistake by six-time champion Gary Hunt to win his maiden Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title in Chile on Saturday.

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Hamilton blasts to U.S. Grand Prix pole

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton pulverized the track record to claim pole position on Saturday ahead of a U.S. Grand Prix that could secure the Mercedes driver's fourth Formula One world championship.

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Ecuador defends big Yasuni rainforest oil bet

YASUNI PARK, Ecuador (Reuters) - The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas defended Ecuador’s plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world's most species-diverse rainforests, saying it will ensure minimum environmental impact and use appropriate technology.

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Hamilton on pole for U.S. Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton pulverized the track record to claim pole position on Saturday ahead of a U.S. Grand Prix that could clinch the Mercedes driver a fourth Formula One world championship.

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Trump: Raqqa fall 'critical breakthrough', end of Islamic State in sight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as "a critical breakthrough" in a worldwide campaign against the militants.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting

Puritanical Democratic former president seeks job with louche Republican current president — but just to save the world.

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Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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W.H.O. Names Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ and the World Balks

The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “insult” and “a sick joke.”

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Critics urge WHO to reverse 'wrong' choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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WHO under fire for Mugabe ambassadorship

The World Health Organization is under fire after it selected Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as its goodwill ambassador.

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Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles

GENEVA (Reuters) - The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been denounced by human rights groups.

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Top-ranked Halep hoping to keep dream alive at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Simona Halep is still coming to terms with her rise to the top of the world rankings at the start of the month but is trying not to let the euphoria of the achievement distract her at the eight-woman WTA Finals which starts on Sunday.

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Refreshed Muguruza braced for big hitters in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza feels fit and fresh ahead of the WTA Finals with the Spanish world number two keen to bank on her experience of previous visits to Singapore to emerge from a group containing the tour's hardest hitters in the round-robin phase.

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Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World champion Marc Marquez steered his Honda onto pole for the fourth year in a row at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, striking a major blow in the title race with his main rival Andrea Dovizioso only 11th fastest after an earlier crash.

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U.S. tax plan hopes lift stocks, dollar strengthens

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stocks advanced, bond yields rose and the U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday on increased hopes President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

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Motor racing-Hamilton smashes track record in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton shattered the Circuit of the Americas track record on Friday as he dominated practice for a U.S. Grand Prix that could bring him a fourth world championship.

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Chen, Medvedeva lead in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States stunned reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan in the grand prix season opening in Moscow by taking first place in the short program, while two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva again showcased her dominance of the women's circuit.

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Nestle CEO praised by Third Point but hedge fund still wants more

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Nine months into leading the world's biggest packaged food company, Nestle SA Chief Executive Mark Schneider got a tentative thumbs-up from a prominent investor, who praised his early steps on Friday but said there was more work to be done.

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Review: In ‘Geostorm,’ Gerard Butler (and His Stubble) Save the Planet

In this action film, the world is threatened by a space-based weather-control system armed with ice, fire, hail and heavy rain.

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Tennis: Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

(Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini.

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Top oilfield services firms signal fourth-quarter uncertainty

(Reuters) - The world's top two oilfield service firms on Friday warned slower producer spending and weakness in offshore exploration may weigh on current-quarter earnings, but said activity could improve in the longer term as the global crude market comes into balance.

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WRAPUP 3-Top oilfield services firms signal fourth-quarter uncertainty

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The world's top two oilfield service firms on Friday warned slower producer spending and weakness in offshore exploration may weigh on current-quarter earnings, but said activity could improve in the longer term as the global crude market comes into balance.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix season opener short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of weak fourth quarter

(Reuters) - The world's top two oilfield services firms warned on Friday of a challenging fourth quarter for the industry, as investment slows due to soft oil prices and energy firms reducing activity on offshore rigs.

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WRAPUP 2-Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of weak fourth quarter

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The world's top two oilfield services firms warned on Friday of a challenging fourth quarter for the industry, as investment slows due to soft oil prices and energy firms reducing activity on offshore rigs.

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Mom watched son get into World Series on a generator-powered TV in Puerto Rico

As the Los Angeles Dodgers punched their ticket to the World Series Thursday night, the mother of one of the game's biggest heroes watched the game from a television set hooked up to a generator in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, he said.

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Too much sun. Hair too dry: L'Oreal adds Paris to digital beauty start-up cities

PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know...

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MOVES-Chubb hires new global government and industry affairs head

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The world's largest listed property and casualty insurer Chubb Ltd named Jodi Bond senior vice president of its global government and industry affairs unit.

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Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of North America slowdown

(Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes , the world's top two oilfield services firms, warned on Friday of a slowdown in North America and a challenging year ahead as crude oil prices stay volatile.

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WRAPUP 1-Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of N. America slowdown

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes , the world's top two oilfield services firms, warned on Friday of a slowdown in North America and a challenging year ahead as crude oil prices stay volatile.

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Is this lost city a glimpse into the future?

It was the envy of the world, teeming with life, energy and grand human plans.

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Blacklisted by Brazil, Dublin funds find new ways to invest

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Brazil has provided investors with some of the best returns in the world this year but investment funds based in Ireland have been forced to adopt new strategies to get their money's worth.

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Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread

GENEVA (Reuters) - A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Iraqi Kurds as they lose ground to Baghdad's army, Israeli officials say.

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Kremlin says 'old friend' Blatter welcome to attend World Cup in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA head Michel Platini will both be welcome to attend the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia as "old friends" of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

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Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea's weapons program.

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Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea

In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a "full-fledged nuclear power" and accuses US President Donald Trump of "trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster."

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METALS-Nickel hits 6-week high as steel rallies in China

SYDNEY/MANILA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - London nickel futures jumped to a six-week high on Friday, supported by a rally in Chinese steel prices as investors looked to more production curbs in the world's top steel producer.

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Dodgers beat Cubs in Game Five to reach World Series

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday to clinch the National League Championship Series 4-1 and advance to Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 1988.

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Dodgers 11, Cubs 1 | Los Angeles wins series, 4-1: Dodgers Crush the Cubs and Reach Their First World Series Since 1988

Enrique Hernandez, a utility player for the Dodgers, hit three home runs in the Game 5 win, including a grand slam in the third inning.

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'World's smallest hotel' created in VW Beetle

Most of us get rid of old autos when their engines finally give up, but one man has turned his battered old VW Beetle into what he claims is the world's smallest hotel.

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Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

LONDON (Reuters) - Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.

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UPDATE 4-Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's $1 bln funding round

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's $1 billion funding round

(Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's latest $1 billion funding

(Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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UPDATE 2-Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's latest $1 bln funding

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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Stocks retreat from record, U.S. Treasury yields slip

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets broadly retreated amid investor caution after a flurry of tepid corporate earnings reports from around the globe, stoking demand instead for safer assets like U.S. Treasuries, pushing yields lower.

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Ice tsunamis at the world's edge

All before us is ice. Stretching out for miles there's nothing but a vast barrier of white. A frozen sea, more than 30 stories tall, as menacing as it is beautiful.

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Motor racing: Alonso staying at McLaren in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso will stay in Formula One with McLaren next season, the team said at the U.S. Grand Prix on Thursday.

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London will remain leading financial centre - PM May's spokesman

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London will remain the world's leading financial centre, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday when asked about comments by Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.

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In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer.

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Stocks stumble off all-time highs, kiwi takes a dive

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks set a fresh record high before stalling in Europe on Thursday, as the longest winning streak for Japanese stocks since 1998 and the first close above 23,000 for Wall Street's Dow index helped to offset nerves about Spain.

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EU leaders to recommit to Iran nuclear deal whatever Trump decides

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will on Thursday reaffirm their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, regardless of whether an increasingly critical United States pulls out.

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Brazil's Vale reports record iron ore output in Q3

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's Vale SA , the world's largest iron ore producer, said on Thursday that its output in the third quarter rose 3.3 percent compared with the same period last year to hit a fresh quarterly record of 95.1 million tonnes.