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EPA cancels appearance by scientists at climate change conference

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has canceled plans for three of its scientists to speak on climate change at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday, an official said on Sunday.

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Weakening typhoon Lan passes near Tokyo, at least two killed

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding but leaving the capital, Tokyo, largely unscathed, although at least two people were reported killed and train and plane services disrupted.

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London introduces charge on most polluting vehicles

LONDON (Reuters) - London introduced a charge on the oldest and most polluting vehicles on Monday to try to improve air quality in the British capital, the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan, said.

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Petrobras applies to swap environmental fines for services

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Petróleo Brasileiro SA has applied to federal environmental agency Ibama to provide environmental protection services in exchange for wiping out all its fines for environmental offenses, the state-controlled oil company said late on Saturday.

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Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

TOKYO (Reuters) - A typhoon roared towards Japan's main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, tens of thousands advised to evacuate

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were canceled and train services were disrupted on Sunday as a typhoon roared toward the coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds on a national election day.

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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and wind lashed southern Japan on Sunday as a powerful typhoon neared, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupting rail services on a national election day.

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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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Portuguese protest over deadly forest fires, government pledges aid

LISBON (Reuters) - As thousands of Portuguese protested on Saturday over the government's handling of massive wildfires that have killed 108 people since June, government ministers pledged to spend over 400 million euros ($470 million) in aid.

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Home favorite Garcia leads Valderrama Masters by one shot

MADRID (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia heads the leaderboard by one shot on home territory going into the final round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, while Daniel Brooks put himself in contention.

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Missing California hikers found dead, locked in an embrace

California couple Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso went missing three months ago in Joshua Tree National Park. Searchers found them shot dead this week, locked in an embrace, officials say.

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Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said.

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Storm Brian clobbers Ireland and British coastal towns, buildings damaged

TENBY, Wales (Reuters) - Storm Brian battered towns in Ireland and along the western coast of England and Wales on Saturday, with gusts and high seas causing heavy damage to buildings.

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India cenbank says linking national ID number to bank accounts mandatory

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's central bank on Saturday dismissed media reports that it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers, known as Aadhar numbers, to bank accounts.

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China says winter smog battle to have limited impact on economy

BEIJING (Reuters) - The economic impact of China's tough campaign against smog this winter is expected to be limited, a senior state planning official said on Saturday.

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Three dead, search on for others after landslide at Malaysia construction site

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Three foreign workers were killed and 11 others were missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said on Saturday.

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

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One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off Texas

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

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Monsanto sues Arkansas over proposed herbicide limits

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop proposed restrictions on the use of a weed killer linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting up a legal battle between the agrichemical company and a major farm state.

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Police: 3 men made Nazi salutes, shot at protesters after Richard Spencer event

Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.

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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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Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead

KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.

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Attack on mosque in Kabul leaves 5 dead

At least five people died in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul, police and hospital sources said Friday.

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Residents of shrinking U.S. island reject 'climate victim' label

TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.

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Rule changes to spur French wind power projects within months: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will propose rule changes within six months that will remove administrative hurdles and speed the development of onshore wind power projects, its junior ecology minister said.

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EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead

JUBA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese army commander on trial for his role in an attack on aid workers has been found dead in military custody, an army spokesman said on Friday.

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EPA abandons changes to renewable fuel program after lawmaker pressure: letter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of controversial changes to the nation's renewable fuel program after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers, the agency said in a letter to lawmakers seen by Reuters.

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Solar industry fears for thousands of jobs should U.S. impose import restrictions

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore.

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'Walking Dead' goes to war in new season

The following is a spoiler-free review of "The Walking Dead" season premiere.

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South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

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Trial wraps up for pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - Closing arguments are set for Friday in the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacist accused of murder and fraud for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States.

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Solar installers press homeowners to buy ahead of tariff

(Reuters) - U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales.

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It took Trump 12 days to comment after deadly Niger raid. Here's what happened.

How four US service members were killed in Niger -- and President Donald Trump's response to the attack -- has left the federal government searching for answers.

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Chinese city confirms Xinfa aluminum capacity cut

BEIJING (Reuters) - Xinfa Group, one of China's top aluminum producers, will have to close 381,900 tonnes per year of smelting capacity this winter, its home city of Liaocheng confirmed on Friday.

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APRIL halts Indonesia paper unit ops as forestry permit revoked

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) has suspended forestry operations at its Indonesian pulp and paper subsidiary after the government cancelled a long-term work plan citing environmental non-compliance.

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Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.

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Typhoon bears down on Japan, will hinder voting in national election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Lan with heavy rains and destructive winds is expected to hit southern Japan on Sunday when the nation holds a national election, forcing officials in Okinawa to stage voting a day early on some remote islands.

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South Korea survey backs restarting construction of two nuclear reactors

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean government-organized committee is recommending Seoul resume the stalled construction of two new nuclear reactors after an opinion survey it set up found nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the move.

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Democrats fail to block Arctic reserve oil drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would provide jobs and wealth.

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U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests: Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will respond to permit requests within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. begins anti-dumping probe into PTFE resin from China, India

Oct 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Thursday it had begun an investigation into whether imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India and China were being dumped on the U.S. market.

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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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U.S. Senate to vote on measure to block drilling in Arctic reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday geared up to vote on an amendment that would block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, with opponents of the measure saying development would lead to jobs and wealth creation.

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After massive quakes, millions in Mexico turn to early warning app

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Since two massive earthquakes hit Mexico in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users to 5.8 million, making it one of the country's most downloaded apps.

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California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

(Reuters) - California Department of Insurance on Thursday said preliminary insurance data estimated the California wildfires losses at $1.05 billion, adding that the numbers are expected to rise.

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Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100

Ms. Darrieux’s career of sophisticated roles spanned indelible incarnations as ingénue, coquette, femme fatale and grande dame.

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Review: At 100 Episodes, ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Walking in Circles

Entering its eighth season, with no end in sight, one of TV’s highest-rated series has forsaken terror for franchise building.

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U.S. House members ask EPA not to lower biofuels requirements

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Environmental Protection Agency in a letter on Thursday not to lower some requirements for mixing biofuels into the country's fuel supply, but also not to let ethanol exports qualify for renewable fuel credits, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Reuters.

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Dutch will miss 2020 green energy, climate targets: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday.

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'Save the dung beetle!' Global science chief says biodiversity vital

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on Thursday.

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Tillerson to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Switzerland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland in a week-long trip starting on Friday, the State Department said in a statement released on Thursday.

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Britain's May urges EU to break deadlock in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union on Thursday to break the deadlock and move forward with Brexit talks, asking the bloc's leaders to respond with "urgency" on easing the fears of their citizens living in Britain.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower as tech stocks slide

Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, a day after scaling record highs, amid a fall in technology stocks led by Apple.

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California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak

As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state of California, public health officials are dealing with another ongoing crisis: one of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine, more than two decades ago.

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South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off southern Japan: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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China's bold gas plan may threaten winter power supplies

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has ordered state oil companies to speed up the construction of pipelines to move natural gas to homes and factories, underscoring worries that the country's insufficient infrastructure could cause power outages during the peak winter demand period.

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China's Chongqing Changan to stop selling combustion-engine cars from 2025

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Chongqing Changan Automobile on Thursday said it would stop selling combustion-engine cars, starting 2025, and invest more than 100 billion yuan ($15.10 billion) by that time to advance its "new energy strategy".

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South African court revokes shale gas regulations: AgriSA

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court has quashed regulations governing proposed shale gas fracking, farmers lobby AgriSA said on Thursday after taking the government to court to stop fracking in Eastern Cape province.

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His inability to ignore a perceived slight has caused trouble over the handling of deadly Niger ambush

President Donald Trump's chronic inability to turn the other cheek to a perceived slight has landed the White House with a crisis on multiple fronts over his handling of the ISIS ambush in Niger that killed four US troops.

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Peace gives Colombian coffee an extra shot

SAN CARLOS, Colombia (Reuters) - Farmers who fled war in the Colombian Andes are returning to revive their abandoned land, cultivating coffee trees that are boosting global supplies of the highest-quality beans.

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INSIGHT-Peace gives Colombian coffee an extra shot

SAN CARLOS, Colombia, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Farmers who fled war in the Colombian Andes are returning to revive their abandoned land, cultivating coffee trees that are boosting global supplies of the highest-quality beans.

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Ana Navarro: You do not fight with the family of a dead soldier

CNN panelist Ana Navarro criticizes President Donald Trump for picking a fight with a Gold Star family whose loved one was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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What we know and don't know about the deadly Niger ambush

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Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.

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Peru releases artificially hatched baby turtles into wild

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru released more than 5,000 baby turtles into an Amazonian nature reserve this week, part of a group of 700,000 being hatched artificially in 2017 to keep their eggs from being depleted by excessive hunting in the wild, a park official said on Wednesday.

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Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search and rescue teams picking through burned out neighborhoods found another victim.

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EU agrees measure to safeguard carbon market from Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states agreed on Wednesday a measure to guard the carbon market in case of a breakdown in Brexit talks as well as extending the exemption of international flights from the European Union's charges for carbon emissions until the end of 2023.

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U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China's rise: Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to "dramatically deepen" cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of China's negative influence in Asia.

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Trump 'committed' to U.S. renewable fuels: Iowa governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said U.S. President Donald Trump had told her he was committed to biofuels, at a time when the administration is eyeing changes to the quantities it demands suppliers use.

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Tillerson to visit Pakistan as well as India: senior U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will Pakistan next week during an Asian trip that will also take him to the country's rival India, a senior official at the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

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Trump, Iowa governor discuss biofuels: governor's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had a "very positive" call with U.S. President Donald Trump about the importance of biofuels to the corn-growing state on Tuesday, at a time when the administration is eyeing changes to the quantities it demands suppliers use.

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One dead at protest against extending Ugandan president's rule

KAMPALA (Reuters) - At least one person died as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition supporters rallying on Wednesday against plans to extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's rule.

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Trump, Iowa governor discuss renewable fuels: governor's office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday about the renewable fuels standard as concern has risen from corn-growing states over the administration's ethanol policies, the governor's office said.

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Portugal fires burn 520,000 hectares, nearly 60 percent of EU total

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's fires have burnt 520,000 hectares of forest this year, 52 times the size of Lisbon and representing nearly 60 percent of the total area burnt in the entire European Union in 2017, data from the EU showed on Wednesday.

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Three dead in shooting at Maryland workplace: sheriff

(Reuters) - Three people were killed and two wounded on Wednesday in a shooting at an Edgewood, Maryland, stone countertop company, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said.

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UPDATE 3-Spain asks Catalan leader to "act sensibly" as direct rule deadline nears

* Catalonia faces direct rule imminently unless it drops secession

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Bus failed to stop at red light in deadly NYC crash in Sept.: NTSB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday a tour bus involved in a deadly New York crash in September in New York ran a red light when it struck a municipal city bus.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow opens above 23,000 on strong IBM results

Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following strong quarterly results from IBM.

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Spain asks Catalan leader to 'act sensibly' as direct rule deadline nears

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged Catalonia's leader on Wednesday to "act sensibly" and renounce an independence bid to head off a threat by Madrid to impose direct rule, a prospect that has sent shock waves across the country.

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U.S. firm to build solar plants in blackout-plagued Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza Strip will have three new solar energy plants operating by April, the U.S.-based energy firm behind the project said on Tuesday, providing the territory with some relief from daily blackouts but far from meeting its severe power shortages.

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BP eyes smaller renewable investments to avoid repeating losses

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is focusing on smaller investments in renewable energy to avoid large losses in the sector like those it suffered earlier in the decade, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Wednesday.

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China clean energy firms face $30 billion subsidy shortfall: government official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will struggle to pay billions of yuan in subsidies to clean energy companies, with the shortfall set to quadruple by 2020, a government official said on Wednesday, underscoring the cost of funding the country's ambitious renewables push.

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Spain asks Catalan leader to "act sensibly" as direct rule deadline approaches

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain appealed to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to "act sensibly" on Wednesday, just 24 hours before a government deadline for the region to renounce a bid for independence.

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‘The Walking Dead’ at 100: Still a Hit, but for How Much Longer?

As the zombie apocalypse drama returns for Season 8, the AMC series is looking to rebound from a stretch of storytelling shenanigans that alienated viewers.

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Fiji to sell world's first climate-change "green" bonds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fiji will issue a $50 million "green" bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

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China to struggle to launch nationwide carbon market in 2017: government official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will struggle to launch its long-awaited nationwide carbon trading scheme this year as planned, an official from the country's state planner said on Wednesday.

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China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

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U.S. regulator hints at changes to plan boosting coal, nuclear plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes.

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Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims.

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Bloody spectacle: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs

CIKAWAO, Indonesia (Reuters) - A gory fight to the death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars.

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Senate Democrats vow to fight drilling in Alaska reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth's remaining paradises.

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U.S. municipal disaster plans seen more vital for ratings: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. state and city governments' planning for natural disasters will become more critical to their credit quality as costs to deal with extreme weather events increase, S&P Global Ratings said in a report on Tuesday.

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Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil's Amazon

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

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Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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A spate of deadly disasters for the elderly

Recent wildfires in California and hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico have put a spotlight on vulnerable seniors -- including a number of deaths that authorities have said were preventable.

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British spy chief says Islamist militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Britain faces the most acute threat ever from Islamist militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday.

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US launches investigation into deadly Niger ambush

The Defense Department is conducting an initial review of the mission in Niger and the ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded.

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Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Portugal's government faces no-confidence vote over forest fires

LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese opposition party launched a motion of no-confidence in the Socialist government on Tuesday over its failure to prevent the loss of human lives in this week's lethal wildfires, the second such disaster in four months.

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U.S. congressman seeks information on Interior Dept coal study funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Democratic congressman is asking the U.S. Interior Department to explain what happened to $400,000 officials there said they were withholding from a study about the health impacts of coal mining, according to a letter to the agency from the congressman, Raul Grijalva, released to the public on Tuesday.

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U.S. safety board criticizes FAA, pilot on deadly U.S. balloon crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety board on Tuesday faulted U.S. aviation regulators and the pilot in the July 2016 Texas balloon crash that killed 16 people, the deadliest U.S. aviation accident in more than seven years.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow cracks 23,000 mark for the first time

Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Dow Industrials breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday, helped by a rally in shares of UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson.

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India orders Delhi power plant, generator shutdown as air worsens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government ordered diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down on Tuesday as air quality in the capital deteriorated ahead of the Hindu festival of lights, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing.

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Dozens still missing in California wildfires, more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Northern California search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Cuban food output stagnates, may decline in 2017

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban food output stagnated during the first half of 2017, the government reported this week, and may decline this year because of damage from Hurricane Irma.

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Ireland Reckons With Damage From Its Deadliest Storm for Decades

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia left three people dead and a trail of destruction, with electricity and water compromised for thousands.

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Portugal's wildfires die down, criticism of government grows

LISBON (Reuters) - Lethal wildfires in Portugal died down on Tuesday under the first real rain since June, but the government faced growing criticism for its slow response to the second such disaster in four months.

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Vietnam floods killed 83 and more rain on the way

HANOI (Reuters) - Floods in Vietnam last week killed 83 people and 20 were missing, officials said on Tuesday, with thousands of homes submerged or destroyed and several towns cut off.

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India's Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

GUNTUR, India (Reuters) - One of India's biggest cotton-growing states has formed a panel to investigate how 15 percent of the state's cotton acreage has been planted with a non-approved genetically modified strain developed by Monsanto and may bring criminal charges.

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Fiji urges 'absolute dedication' to toughest climate target

OSLO (Reuters) - Fiji called on Tuesday for "absolute dedication" to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside at U.N. talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track after a U.S. pullout.

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China's winter cuts heat up aluminum market

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government's campaign to reduce smog pollution and whittle down excess production is set to take around a tenth of its aluminum smelting capacity out of the market by the year-end, potentially adding fuel to a months-long price rally.

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London art auction raises $2.5 million for survivors of deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

LONDON (Reuters) - An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that...

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Japan's Kansai Electric to scrap two aging nuke reactors: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co is likely to decommission two aging reactors at Ohi nuclear plant because of the high costs meeting new safety standards set after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei business daily said on Tuesday.

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Newest outpost for U.S. crude exports: India

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Reuters) - India is set to emerge as a key market for American crude exports in coming months, as refineries in that country are ramping up "test" purchases of U.S. grades to diversify their imports.

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Australia shuns clean energy target in policy overhaul

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut power prices.

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What a shot! 23 amazing sports photos

Take a look at 23 amazing sports photos from October 10 through October 16.

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Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California's celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed in the state's deadliest wildfires, as survivors slowly began returning home.

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Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, to mark its annual autumn festival, the shrine said on Tuesday.

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Trump declares Obamacare 'dead,' urges Democratic help for short-term fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged.

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Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.

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Rabobank, U.N. launch $1 billion fund to boost sustainable farming

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rabobank NA [RABOVR.UL] is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.

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Wildfires kill at least 39 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday.

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Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state's history while firefighters hoped to have the blazes contained by Friday.

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Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday.

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After Somalia's deadliest bombing, a brother's desperate search

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - When Somalia's deadliest truck bomb exploded on Saturday, Abdi Ali Ibrahim raced to the smoking crater just meters from where his beloved sister Asha had a small business selling fuel.

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Massachusetts court: Yahoo can give dead man's emails to siblings

BOSTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The top court in Massachusetts ruled against Yahoo on Monday by concluding that federal law does not bar it from providing the representatives of an deceased man's estate access to his email account.

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Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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Wildfires kill at least 35 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 35 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

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California wildfire death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain ground

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

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Two dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Two people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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One dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - A woman was killed as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.

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Mix of sun and rain in Ivory Coast to boost cocoa crop

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Heavy rains continued last week in most of top grower Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions but increased sunny spells are expected to boost the nascent main crop, farmers said on Monday.

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Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 30 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

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Storm Ophelia batters Ireland, trees and power lines down

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ophelia began to batter Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves, as the government warned the country's worst storm in half a century could cause fatalities.

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China needs tougher clean fuel targets to meet Paris climate pact: report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will have to launch more ambitious renewable energy and non-fossil fuel targets and ramp up efforts to enforce them to avoid missing global climate accord requirements, two government think tanks said on Monday.

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Nine dead as wildfires ravage northern Portugal, Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least nine people died as hundreds of wildfires ravaged northern Spain and Portugal, scorching farmland and forcing the evacuation of towns and villages, authorities said on Monday.

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Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40

SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 40 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

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Further Reading: Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution

The Russian Revolution was imposed from above, but its tragedy was experienced from below. Amis provides a reading list for the decades that followed.

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Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia as deadline passes

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's government set the clock ticking on Monday on imposing direct rule over Catalonia, after the region's leader missed a deadline to clarify whether he had declared independence.

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NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near Turks and Caicos Islands

(Reuters) - A low pressure system, about 100 miles east-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

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Catalonia’s Leader, Facing Deadline, Won’t Say if Region Declared Independence

In a letter, Carles Puigdemont asked the Spanish prime minister to negotiate a solution to the separatist conflict.

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Oil no longer leaking from pipe after spill in Gulf Of Mexico: LLOG

(Reuters) - LLOG Exploration Offshore said on Monday oil was no longer escaping from a jumper pipeline operated by the company that was fractured, causing a spill into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.

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Spain-Germany bond yield spread widens as Catalonia deadline nears

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The gap between Spanish and German 10-year borrowing costs widened in early trade on Monday as uncertainty mounted over Catalonia's bid for independence ahead of a key deadline.

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China can solve renewable energy waste problem by 2020: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expects to solve the problem of renewable energy waste by 2020, Liang Zhipeng, deputy director of the new energy and renewable energy department of the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a presentation at a conference on Monday.

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Ireland braces as tropical storm Ophelia approaches

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Ireland closed schools and hospitals on Monday and warned people to stay indoors as tropical storm Ophelia threatened to lash the country with the worst weather in 50 years.

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Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline: source

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc agreed on a short-term extension of their renewal deadline, a source familiar with the matter said, as the companies aim to avoid the immediate blackout of Viacom networks.

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India's Flipkart in talks to buy stake in BookMyShow - Economic Times

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is in talks for a partnership with online ticketing platform BookMyShow in a bid to build out its services and transaction offering, the Economic Times newspaper reported.

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Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline - source

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc agreed on a short-term extension of their renewal deadline, a source familiar with the matter said, as the companies aim to avoid the immediate blackout of Viacom networks.

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Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun after floods kill 72

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday after destructive floods battered the country's north and center last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said.

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BRIEF-Viacom has agreed to short term extension of Spectrum renewal deadline with Charter- source

* Viacom has agreed to short term extension of renewal deadline with Charter- source Source

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Philippine army says unconfirmed reports two key rebel leaders dead

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine armed forces said on Monday that unconfirmed battlefield reports indicate the military had killed two leaders of the pro-Islamic State alliance holed up in a southern city for nearly five months.

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Firefighters gain edge in battle with deadly California blazes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as winds eased while searchers combed charred ruins for more victims of the blazes that have claimed at least 40 lives.

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Viacom, Spectrum continue talks past 7 pm deadline: source

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and cable operator Spectrum continued talks Sunday night as the 7 pm ET (2300 GMT) deadline on their programming agreement passed, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.

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Viacom, Spectrum continue talks past 7 pm deadline-source

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and cable operator Spectrum continued talks Sunday night as the 7 pm ET (2300 GMT) deadline on their programming agreement passed, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.

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Easing winds give firefighters edge on deadly California conflagration

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained some ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as lower winds and more manpower gave an edge on blazes that have killed at least 40 people and turned whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country into ash.

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May heads for Brussels after Brexit talks deadlock

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday for talks with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties.

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Two people die in fires in northwestern Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - Two people have died in a wave of fires that are ravaging different parts of Spain's northwestern Galicia region, a Civil Guard spokeswoman said on Sunday.

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Deadline nears for Catalan leader to clarify independence stance

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has until 10:00 a.m. local (0800 GMT) on Monday to clarify whether he is calling for the region's independence from Spain, with Madrid threatening a return to direct rule if his stance remains ambiguous.

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Washington state boy, 13, accidentally shot dead by friend

(Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy in Washington state accidentally shot and killed his longtime friend while both boys were at a home with no adults present, authorities said on Sunday.

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Bodies of ambushed travelers found in eastern Congo: chief

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The bodies of 26 people believed killed after an ambush last week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been discovered, most of them with their hands tied and their necks broken, a local chief said on Sunday.

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Breath of hope as firefighters battle dead California blazes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

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Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

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Forty dead, neighborhoods burned to ash in California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Dry, warm gusts of wind are forecast for Sunday as firefighters continue to grapple with the deadliest blazes in California's history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced entire neighborhoods to ash.

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Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defenses on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst storm in 50 years.

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Catalan leader calls for calm ahead of Madrid deadline

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Sunday called for calm less than 24 hours ahead of a deadline from Spain's central government for him to clarify whether he has declared independence for Catalonia or not.

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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China Monday as Hong Kong eases warning

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in Hong Kong eased weather warnings and transport slowly returned to normal in the financial hub.

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At least 75 dead in Somalia bombing

At least 75 people are dead after a car bomb rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu, medical officials said Sunday.

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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China early on Monday - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in the finiancial hub of Hong Kong raised the third-highest weather warning.

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California 'horror' fires burn on, 40 dead in one week

SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Authorities hope weaker winds will help more than 10,000 firefighters battle the deadliest blazes in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and destroyed thousands of structures in one of the state's worst natural disasters in years.

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Hong Kong braces for typhoon Khanun, ferries suspended

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong braced for typhoon Khanun, with authorities raising the third-highest weather warning signal early on Sunday and some transport services in the Asian financial hub shutting down because of the strong winds.

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California 'horror' fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing.

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California 'horror' fires kill at least 38, deadliest in state history

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 38, with hundreds of people still missing.

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Thousands flee California fires as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast'

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Elephant Tramples Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Killing Four

A woman and three children, who had fled violence in their home country of Myanmar, were killed when the animal stormed their shelter at a refugee camp.

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Thousands flee as winds fuel 'unwieldy beast' California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Kenya police shoot dead two during opposition protest: commissioner

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police shot dead two people and wounded a third when a crowd tried to storm a police station during an opposition protest against a looming presidential vote re-run, a senior official said.

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Thousands more evacuated from 'unwieldy beast' California fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 from the week of fires to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Wild elephants trample to death four Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Wild elephants trampled sleeping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the early hours of Saturday, killing three children and a woman in the second such incident since the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar in just a few weeks.

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Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores

(Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia strengthened off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Powerful Hurricane Ophelia forms off Azores

(Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia formed off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Indian state revokes order to check planting of Monsanto GM cotton

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A leading Indian cotton producing-state has withdrawn an order asking government officials to inspect fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton developed by Monsanto Co , the world's No. 1 seed maker.

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India's NSL to pursue intellectual property litigation with Monsanto

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - India's Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) said on Saturday it will not settle a long-standing intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over genetically modified (GM) cotton, despite some other Indian companies doing so in recent weeks.

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Fierce winds stir deadly California wildfires as teams search for victims

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fierce winds were expected to stir wildfires and test firefighters on Saturday in Northern California where the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history has killed 35 people and forced more than 90,000 residents from their homes.

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Magnitude 5.4 quake rumbles southern Mexico, no reports of damage

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 5.4 magnitude quake struck southern Mexico on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to climb

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 34, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

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California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to rise

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 32, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

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Public Health: Not Dead Yet: Obamacare Insurers Are Hanging In There

President Trump’s dual actions to undermine the health law have left insurers angry and anxious. But they are not running for the exits yet.

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32 dead, hundreds missing as California wildfires rage

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters made headway on Friday against devastating wildfires in the heart of California's wine country but said the death toll of 32 was expected to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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U.S. experts doubt EPA curbs on Monsanto, BASF herbicides will halt crop damage

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. weed specialists doubted on Friday that new federal restrictions on the use of a controversial weed killer, sold by Monsanto Co and BASF, will prevent recurrences next year of crop damage linked to the chemical.

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Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends 'Clean Power Plan'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the "war on coal."

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New energy vehicles top China's list of subsidy questions for U.S.

GENEVA (Reuters) - China sent the World Trade Organization 50 questions about U.S. subsidy programs on Friday, asking for more information on federal and state support for new energy vehicles, industrial energy efficiency, agriculture and in other areas.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Mavis Staples Warns of Deadly Force, and 9 More New Songs

Hear the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a studio reverie by Beck to a globe-hopping track by Major Lazer.

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Weed killer made by Monsanto, BASF, gets 'restricted use' label for 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.

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UPDATE 3-India's Reliance sees telecoms arm Jio turning profitable "shortly"

* To continue pumping about $1 bln per quarter into Jio (Adds analyst comment, exec comment on debt)

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Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors

A penguin colony in Antarctica has suffered a massive breeding failure, with only two chicks surviving the disaster.

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U.S. regulator unveils new restrictions on weed killer dicamba

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.

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Charred ruins and sooty skies as California wildfires kill 31

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in Northern California that have killed at least 31 people and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

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Zambian villagers win right to sue Vedanta in English courts

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 Zambians can sue Vedanta Resources in the English courts over alleged pollution of their village after an appeal court on Friday threw out the miner's attempt to block their legal action.