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Australia weather bureau says climate indicators near La Nina thresholds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday climate indicators were near the levels associated with a La Nina weather event and pegged the chance of the weather pattern developing this year at 50 percent.

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Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, Hong Kong Protest Leaders, Freed on Bail

Mr. Wong and Mr. Law, key figures in the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, seek to appeal the sentences that led allies to call them political prisoners.

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U.S. government should manage climate risks as costs soar: GAO report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal government should adopt a strategy to manage climate change risks, as their cost to the government may rise as much as $35 billion per year by mid-century, a congressional watchdog office report released on Monday said.

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Nicaragua will join Paris climate pact, leaving U.S., Syria isolated

(Reuters) - Nicaragua is set to join the Paris climate agreement, according to an official statement and comments from Vice President Rosario Murillo on Monday, in a move that leaves the United States and Syria as the only nations outside the global pact.

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BRIEF-Shoe Carnival to provide Thanksgiving day off for all store associates ​

* Company will provide Thanksgiving day off for all store associates and corporate employees​ Further company coverage:

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Nicaragua set to join Paris climate accord -vice president

(Reuters) - Nicaragua is planning to join the Paris climate agreement and has presented the relevant documents at the United Nations, according to an official statement and comments from Vice President and first lady Rosario Murillo on Monday.

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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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Brazilian police say France's Casino bribed officials -reports

SAO PAULO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police have sent a report to the country's top appeals court alleging that French retailer Casino Guichard Perrachon SA, owner of Brazilian retailer GPA, paid bribes to the wife of a government official to block a deal promoted by a major shareholder, Brazilian media reported 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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Rhino, elephant poaching declines in Namibia

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia recorded fewer cases of rhino and elephant poaching this year compared to recent years, the southern African nation's minister of environment and tourism said on Monday.

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Sunny weather provides relief for Ivory Coast cocoa farmers

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The sunniest weather in three months should improve the size and quality of Ivory Coast's main crop just before harvesting picks up next month, farmers said on Monday.

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Israel's water worries return after four years of drought

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It was a source of national pride - technology and discipline besting a crippling lack of water.

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London introduces vehicle pollution levy in new blow to diesel

LONDON (Reuters) - London brought in a new levy on the oldest and most polluting cars entering the city center from Monday, almost doubling how much motorists have to pay in the latest blow to diesel.

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Exclusive: EU dismisses smoke regulation, looks into tougher fire safety tests

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - There is no need for Europe-wide rules on toxic smoke from building materials, according to a report expected to be signed off by the EU executive over the coming weeks, disappointing campaigners who say regulation is urgently needed following London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

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China's top steelmaking city deepens output cut to fight smog: CSJ

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top steelmaking city, Tangshan, will step up curbs on industrial output as it makes greater efforts to cut hazardous smog, the China Securities Journal reported on Monday.

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Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas

OSLO (Reuters) - Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment.

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China aims to meet air quality standards by 2035: minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will strive to comply fully with its own air quality standards by 2035, the country's environment minister said on Monday, adding that the long and difficult battle against pollution would eventually benefit the economy.

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China's war on pollution has not caused unemployment: minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's campaign against pollution has not caused job losses or hurt its economy, the country's environment minister said at a briefing on Monday.

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Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.

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Typhoon Lan heads out to sea, leaves three dead and flooding

TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.

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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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Opinion: Carter and Trump have more in common than you think

Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump make an unlikely pair. For Trump and his conservative base, Carter's presidency was defined by American decline. During the 2016 election, Carter said that Trump's campaign had "tapped a waiting reservoir... of racism."

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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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New York Officials Fear Closing of U.S. Lab Combating Biological Threats

The Trump administration has proposed closing the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory as part of larger cuts it envisions for the Department of Homeland Security.

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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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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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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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China says no excuses for foreign officials meeting Dalai Lama

BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign leaders can't think they can get away with meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama just because they are doing it in a personal capacity, as they still represent their government, a senior Chinese official 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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UPDATE 1-Grupo Mexico profit more than doubles on metals, acquisition

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Mexican mining and infrastructure company Grupo Mexico said on Friday that its net profit more than doubled in the third quarter, as metals prices rose and it included a new acquisition.

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Grupo Mexico 3rd-qtr profit more than doubles

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Mexican mining and infrastructure company Grupo Mexico said on Friday that its net profit more than doubled in the third quarter, as revenue rose.

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Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.

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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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Monsanto sues Arkansas officials over proposed limits on herbicide use

CHICAGO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co filed a lawsuit against Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday over a state proposal to bar sprayings next summer of a controversial type of weed killer manufactured by the company and rival BASF , according to court documents.

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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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BRIEF-Honeywell to grow dividends at pace equal to or greater than earnings post 2018 - Conf Call‍​

* Honeywell says intend to undertake additional restructuring projects in Q4, enabled by lower effective tax rate

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BMW confirms inspection by EU antitrust officials

MUNICH (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW on Friday confirmed that EU antitrust staff were in Munich this week to search its offices.

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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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This fire department responds to more ODs than fires

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.

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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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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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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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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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Australia's second largest state edges towards permitting euthanasia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The parliament of Australia's second largest state passed legislation on Friday to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws.

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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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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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Tarantino on Weinstein: ‘I Knew Enough to Do More Than I Did’

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about allegations against Harvey Weinstein and feels ashamed about not taking a stronger stand.

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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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BRIEF-Intel Capital announced investments of more than $60 mln in technology startups​

* Announced new investments totaling more than $60 million in 15 technology startups​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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BRIEF-Athenahealth lays off more than 400 workers- Boston Business Journal

* Athenahealth lays off more than 400 workers- Boston Business Journal, citing sources‍​ Source text : http://bit.ly/2gS3sw1

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Kurdish officials say thousands flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish officials said on Thursday thousands of their people had fled Kirkuk region fearing persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook it following a referendum on Kurdish independence that was rejected by Baghdad.

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Congressional Memo: For the Senate’s Budget Blueprint, It’s Better Late Than Never

The Senate’s budget blueprint, while ostensibly an outline of federal spending and revenues, would allow a tax bill to be approved with only Republican votes.

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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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U.S. jobless claims hit more than 44-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.

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Air France, Lufthansa are booming while rivals go bust

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U.S. jobless claims drop to more than 44-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.

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100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover: Kurdish officials

ERBIL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk for fear of sectarian reprisals since Iraqi government forces took over the city after a Kurdish independence referendum condemned by Baghdad, regional Kurdish officials said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Rogers Communications' quarterly profit more than doubles

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc said on Thursday its third-quarter profit more than doubled as its wireless business kept firing on all cylinders and it sharply increased its full-year profit forecast.

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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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About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk since Monday: Kurdish officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk, fearing unrest, since Monday's takeover of the region by Iraqi forces, officials from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Thursday.

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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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Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60.

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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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Kentucky officials propose plan to save ailing pensions

(Reuters) - Kentucky's governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday unveiled a plan they said will rescue the state's pension funds from becoming insolvent without breaking retirement promises made to public-sector workers.

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BRIEF-Nathan's announces pricing of $150.0 mln senior secured notes

* Nathan's announces pricing of $150.0 million senior secured notes

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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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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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More than 40 women accuse Weinstein

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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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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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UPS CEO says updated NAFTA better for economy than no trade treaty

DETROIT (Reuters) - The top executive of United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday he is optimistic the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments can successfully renegotiate NAFTA, and said not having a free trade agreement in place would not be good for the three countries' economies.

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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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Cancer drug prices rising far faster than inflation

(Reuters Health) - The prices of injectable cancer drugs - even older medicines around since the 1990s - are increasing at a rate far higher than inflation, researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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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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The puberty book that's about more than periods

When author Naama Bloom watched her hilarious "Camp Gyno" video, about a tween who is the first girl at her summer camp to get a period, go viral in 2013, she knew she was on to something.

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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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Market strategist Marc Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks'

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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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BRIEF-Nathan's Famous Inc proposes offering of senior secured notes due 2025

* Nathan's announces proposed offering of senior secured notes due 2025

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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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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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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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Airbnb Africa arrivals more than double to 1.2 million

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, its senior official said on Tuesday.

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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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Lufthansa says CSeries' future more sustainable after Airbus deal

FRANKFURT, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The future of Bombardier’s CSeries programme is more secure after Airbus took a majority stake, customer Lufthansa said on Tuesday.

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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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At least eight killed in suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding 30, officials said.

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Suicide bomber, gunmen attack police HQ in Afghan province: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

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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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Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source

TOKYO (Reuters) - When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly.

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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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Kobe Steel faked quality data for more than 10 years: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd falsified data on product quality and specifications longer than the 10 years that the company had previously stated, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

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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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UPDATE 2-Lufthansa, easyJet among seven bidders for ailing Alitalia

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Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television expands globally.

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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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More men than women infected with oral human papillomavirus

(Reuters Health) - Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests.

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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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Trump blames Puerto Rico officials for water problems

President Donald Trump defended the federal government's response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, and contended difficulty accessing food and water was due to shortcomings on local distribution.

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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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McConnell and I are closer than ever before, Trump says

President Donald Trump said Monday he feels "closer than ever before" to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a man he's publicly criticized for his handling of the GOP agenda and on whom the President is relying for getting a legislative accomplishment in the first year of his term.

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'Closer than ever' with McConnell, Trump says

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Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

TORONTO (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

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UPDATE 1-Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

TORONTO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

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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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Kaspersky finds bug in Adobe Flash

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab Inc said on Monday it identified a vulnerability in Adobe Flash that could be used to deploy a surveillance malware through a Microsoft Word document.

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BRIEF-Adobe releases security update for Flash player to address vulnerability

* Adobe says released security update for adobe flash player for windows, macintosh, linux, chrome os to address a critical type confusion vulnerability Source text: (https://adobe.ly/2hJDgTT) Further company coverage:

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Turkey detained more than 1,200 people in last week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish security forces detained 1,210 people over the last week for suspected links to militant groups or last year's failed coup, the interior ministry said on Monday.

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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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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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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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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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Bengaluru building collapse kills at least five: officials

BENGALURU (Reuters) - A multi-storey building collapsed in the south Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring several, officials said.

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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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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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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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JD.com shares are a better deal than Alibaba's: Barron's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of China's No.2 e-commerce firm JD.com are a better deal for investors than Alibaba Group's stock and could rise 30 percent or more over the next year, Barron's said on Sunday.

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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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JD.com shares are a better deal than Alibaba's -Barron's

NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Shares of China's No.2 e-commerce firm JD.com are a better deal for investors than Alibaba Group's stock and could rise 30 percent or more over the next year, Barron's said on Sunday.

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Iraqi forces start advancing toward Kurdish-held Kirkuk: Iraqi and Kurdish officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces began moving at midnight on Sunday toward oil fields and an important air base held by Kurdish forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraqi and Kurdish officials said.

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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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U.S. officials try to ease concerns Trump may quit Iran deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Trump administration officials said on Sunday that the United States was committed to remaining part of the Iran nuclear accord for now, despite President Donald Trump's criticisms of the deal and his warnings that he might pull out.

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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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Death toll from Somalia bombings rises to more than 200

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - More than 200 people were killed in near simultaneous bombings in the Somali capital and more than 250 people were injured, officials said on Sunday, marking the most deadly such attack by Somalia's al Shabaab insurgency.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gunmen attack Kenyan school, killing six children: officials

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Seven people, six of them children, were killed in northern Kenya on Saturday when unknown assailants attacked a school, officials said.

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We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism - Atwood

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, where she was due to receive a prestigious German literary award.

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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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U.N. Officials Condemn Arrests of Gays in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia

The roundups, in which of scores of people were arrested, raised alarms over the violation of basic rights.

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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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More than 40 people still in hospital from Las Vegas shooting

(Reuters) - There are 45 people still in Las Vegas hospitals, some of them with critical injuries sustained in the mass shooting on Oct. 1, Las Vegas police said on Friday.

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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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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.