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Toronto break points record, San Jose leave it late

(Reuters) - Toronto FC broke a 19-year-old Major League Soccer record for points in a single season on Sunday while a stoppage-time winner gave the San Jose Earthquakes the final playoff berth on the last day of the regular season.

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Tesla Plant in China May Be a First

Tesla is said to be moving closer to becoming the first foreign car company to have a wholly owned manufacturing operation in the country.

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METALS-London copper climbs as China reaffirms growth target

MELBOURNE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - London copper climbed on Monday alongside other metals, after Chinese authorities reaffirmed that the country's economy was on track to achieve the official target of 6.5 percent growth this year. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper rose by 0.4 percent to $6,982 a tonne by 0119 GMT, after closing little changed in the previous session, when it posted its fourth straight weekly gain. LME copper prices reached $7,177 a tonne last

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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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Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand named four uncapped players on Monday in the squad for their end-of-season tour but lock Brodie Retallick will not be on the plane to Europe as he deals with a personal matter.

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Hamilton wins U.S. GP but made to wait for title

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Mercedes won the Formula One constructors' title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton was made to wait despite cruising to a U.S. Grand Prix victory at one of his favorite circuits.

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Cardinals' Palmer breaks arm, may be out for rest of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a broken left arm in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London.

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Red Sox hire Astros coach Cora as new manager

(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox hired Alex Cora as their new manager on Sunday.

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

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

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Bolt says he's serious about a soccer career

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a soccer career now he has retired from sprinting -- and believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica.

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Del Potro overcomes Dimitrov to retain Stockholm title

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

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Golf: Tournament host Garcia triumphs at Valderrama Masters

MADRID (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Sunday to continue his excellent year, pipping Joost Luiten by one stroke after a thrilling duel.

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World downhill champion Stuhec may miss season with knee injury

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

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Indonesia's top general denied US entry despite high-profile invite

The chief of Indonesia's military was denied entry to the United States on Saturday, despite having an invitation from US General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza made a winning start to her third consecutive appearance at the WTA Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Jelena Ostapenko on Sunday but the Spaniard will continue to push herself through the group stage knowing anything can happen.

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Jepkosgei breaks own half marathon world record in Valencia

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

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Murata beats N'Dam in WBA middleweight title rematch

(Reuters) - Japan's Ryota Murata scored a seventh-round technical knockout over Frenchman Hassan N'Dam to win the WBA middleweight title in a Tokyo rematch on Sunday.

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Ruthless Pliskova eases past Williams in Singapore opener

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova put on a ruthless display of big hitting to swat aside crowd favorite Venus Williams 6-2 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

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Thomas prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

(Reuters) - South Korean Ji Eun-hee lifted her first LPGA title in eight years with an emphatic six-stroke victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

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Golf: FedExCup champion Thomas wins CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Marquez wins in Australia to extend title lead

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

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NBA: Highlights of Saturday's NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Saturday:

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

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

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Mexican Paredes wins cliff diving title in Chile

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

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Hamilton blasts to U.S. Grand Prix pole

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

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Hamilton on pole for U.S. Grand Prix

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

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Chen, Medvedeva win grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States won the first grand prix event of the season in Moscow on Saturday, while Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva took first place in the women's event despite a fall.

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Hamilton completes U.S. Grand Prix practice sweep

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel closing the gap after putting the previous day's problems behind him.

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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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The Neediest Cases Fund: For the First Time, Hearing the Birds Chirp and the Wind Whistle

Charlen Evans, who has been hearing-impaired her whole life, got a cochlear implant in 2012. She has since returned to college in hopes of someday working with deaf students.

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Motor racing: Gasly's U.S. Grand Prix absence proves in vain

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Bad weather in Japan dashed French driver Pierre Gasly's hopes of winning the Japanese Super Formula title instead of competing at this weekend's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix.

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Chen wins grand prix opener, Hanyu second

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States won the first grand prix event of the season in Moscow on Saturday, defeating Japanese rival Yuzuru Hanyu by just over three points.

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High School Students Explain Why They Protest Anthems and Pledges

Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit or take a knee during the national anthem exploded into a national conversation about race. Here, high school students tell us why they sit or kneel during the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance — or why they stand and participate.

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Finals rookies ready to rock in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All three debutants at the WTA Finals will be hoping to continue their stellar campaigns for at least another week by making a positive impact at the season-ending elite eight-woman event in Singapore.

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China says will guide private capital into higher growth areas

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will introduce measures aimed at guiding private investment into areas that have a higher growth potential, a senior official with the state planning agency said on Saturday.

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

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

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Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas refused to be thrown off his game by a double bogey midway through the third round of the $9.25 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday, carding a battling 70 to set the pace with Scott Brown at the Nine Bridges course on Jeju island.

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Refreshed Muguruza braced for big hitters in Singapore

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

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Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix

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

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Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks

(The Sports Xchange) - Justin Verlander continued his masterful pitching in elimination games and the Houston Astros turned a breakthrough fifth inning into a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.

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Australia's Groves cleared of breach of whereabouts rules

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rio Olympics silver medalist Madeline Groves has been cleared of a third breach of anti-doping 'whereabouts rules' and is free to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games, Swimming Australia said on Saturday.

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Senate investigators spoke with Russians present at Trump Tower meeting

Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked operatives during the presidential campaign. 

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Oakland Raiders' Lynch suspended one game for pushing official

(Reuters) - Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended for one game after pushing an official and grabbing his jersey during their home win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL said in a statement on Friday.

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Sacramento Kings hire full-time female coach

(The Sports Xchange) - Jenny Boucek became the second current full-time female coach in the NBA on Friday, when the Sacramento Kings hired the former WNBA coach as assistant coach for player development.

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EPA says this town at highest risk of developing cancer from toxins. The plant emitting them says otherwise

Geraldine Watkins sits at the kitchen table in her ranch home, rattling off the names of friends and relatives in her small Louisiana town who've died of cancer over the last 40 years.

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In New York, an Influential First Lady Redefines the Position

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, has far extended the boundaries of what a first lady does in the city.

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Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions

America’s approach to global trade hangs in the balance as top advisers spar over fulfilling the president’s get-tough promises

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Motor racing-Hamilton smashes track record in Austin

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

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Wall Street hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward.

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US STOCKS-Wall St hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

* Senate passes budget plan that could pave the way for tax cuts

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Chen, Medvedeva lead in grand prix opener

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

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Sarah Sanders: 'Highly inappropriate' to debate Kelly

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended White House chief of staff John Kelly Friday after he made erroneous claims about a Democratic congresswoman the day before.

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Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.

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Tennis: Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

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

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Lin out for season after knee surgery, Nets confirm

(Reuters) - Chinese-American Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets confirmed on Friday after the guard underwent surgery.

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Baker out as Nationals manager after two seasons

(The Sports Xchange) - Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday.

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Tennis: Muguruza is WTA's Player of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon.

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Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: data

cTORONTO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix opener

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

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Motor racing: Hamilton fastest in U.S. Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton led the way in first free practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday with a lap half a second faster than his closest rival Sebastian Vettel's best effort.

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Russia's Kasatkina, Germany's Goerges reach Kremlin Cup final

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina and Julia Goerges of Germany will meet in the final of the Kremlin Cup after defeating their semi-final opponents in Moscow on Friday.

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METALS-Nickel hits six-week high as investors see wider deficits

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Adds closing prices/details)

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Motor racing: Hartley will have hefty grid penalty for F1 debut

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley collected a grid penalty before he had even stepped into the car for his Formula One debut at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday.

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Motor racing: Red Bull keep Verstappen under contract to 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Dutch driver Max Verstappen has signed a contract extension keeping him at Red Bull through the 2020 season, the Formula One team said on Friday.

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'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: report

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday.

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BRIEF-First Financial declares special dividend of $1.50/share

* First Financial - co's ‍directors declared special dividend of $1.50/share payable on Dec 1 to shareholders of record at close of business Nov 17, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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

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Russian aerobatics team joins Serbian display of air power

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Russia's elite aerobatic team zoomed over Serbia's military airport on Friday as Belgrade exhibited its newest fighter jets in a display demonstrating close ties between the fellow Slavic, Orthodox Christian countries.

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Venus secures Muguruza rematch at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Venus Williams will get an opportunity to avenge her Wimbledon final defeat by Garbine Muguruza at the eight-player WTA Finals after the veteran American was placed in the same round-robin group as the Spaniard at Friday's draw.

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Fine Arts & Exhibits: An Auction Setup at Christie’s: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint

Go behind the scenes at Christie’s New York as workers prepare for the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction with goods worth millions of dollars.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens broadly higher, near eight-month high

TORONTO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Friday, touching its strongest level in nearly eight months as financials led the broad-based gains.

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BRIEF-First Quantum Minerals signs new term loan and revolving credit facility

* First Quantum Minerals Ltd says has signed a new term loan and revolving credit facility with its core relationship banks​

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S&P, Dow open at record highs on tax-cut optimism

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Friday, with the S&P and the Dow recording new highs, on growth optimism as the Trump administration inched a step closer to implementing its tax-cut plan.

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Ines Rau makes history as first trans Playmate

The late Hugh Hefner broke ground with Playboy, and now the first issue of the magazine since his recent death is doing the same.

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London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.

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UPDATE 1-Higher freight volumes lift Kansas City Southern quarterly profit

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, the fourth-largest U.S. railroad, reported a higher quarterly net profit on Friday, driven by year-over-year growth from all of its six business units and increased rail car volumes.

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Paris or London? International Collectors Now Have to Choose

The timing of the FIAC and Frieze art fairs means that few visitors can accommodate both. How do savvy buyers choose?

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Athletics: De Grasse eyes Canadian 100m record

TORONTO (Reuters) - Andre De Grasse is eager to return stronger from a season-ending hamstring injury that deprived him of a showdown with Usain Bolt and is now focused on breaking the Canadian 100 meters record.

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P&G's profit beats Wall Street on higher sales of beauty, home care

(Reuters) - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co , which recently declared victory in an historic proxy fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday but sales slightly missed Wall Street estimates.

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UPDATE 1-P&G's profit beats Wall Street on higher sales of beauty, home care

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co , which recently declared victory in an historic proxy fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday but sales slightly missed Wall Street estimates.

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METALS-Nickel hits 6-week high as investors see wider deficits

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Recasts, adds details/quote, updates prices, changes dateline)

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

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

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Cycling: Doctor at center of 'jiffy bag' probe resigns due to ill health

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Cycling doctor at the center of Team Sky's "jiffy bag" saga has resigned due to ill health, the organization said in a statement on Friday.

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Golf: Korean women's scores scrubbed after controversial ruling

SEOUL (Reuters) - A top Korean golf official resigned on Friday after a rules controversy at a domestic tournament saw penalties issued then rescinded, players threaten to withdraw, and all first-round scores at the KB Financial Star Championship scrubbed.

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Golf: Thomas slips back at CJ Cup, List leads

SEOUL (Reuters) - After opening the CJ Cup with a stunning nine-under-par 63, Justin Thomas battled blowy conditions and some bad breaks before slipping out of the lead after a two-over 74 at the Nine Bridges course on the South Korean island of Jeju on Friday.

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

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

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South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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Tennis: Hopeful Eight seek starring role in Singapore showdown

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a high note when round-robin play starts on Sunday without a clear favorite for the title.

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Highlights from Thursday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Thursday:

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Last gasp touchdown sees Raiders stun Chiefs

(The Sports Xchange) - Derek Carr threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining on Thursday, lifting the Raiders to a stunning 31-30 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs that just may have saved Oakland's season.

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Russian warships dock in Philippines as Manila cultivates new ties

MANILA (Reuters) - Three Russian warships, including two anti-submarine vessels, docked in Manila on Friday to unload what navy officials said was weaponry and military vehicles donated to the Philippines as part of a new defense relationship.

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Dodgers beat Cubs in Game Five to reach World Series

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

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

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

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South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry will stress the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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Asian shares edge higher, Fed chief speculation tempers appetite

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched slightly higher on Friday, but grappled for firmer leads as speculation about who the next U.S. central bank chief will be kept global investors wary.

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CIA's Pompeo asserts Russian meddling did not sway U.S. election result

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday said, apparently inaccurately, that U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian interference did not affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge higher, Fed chief speculation tempers appetite

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Asian shares inched slightly higher on Friday, but grappled for firmer leads as speculation about who the next U.S. central bank chief will be kept global investors wary.

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Motor racing: Alonso could race Daytona 24 Hours before Le Mans

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who made a big impression in the Indianapolis 500 this year, could enter the Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race in January ahead of a later attempt to win Le Mans.

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Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

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Yankees adjust to new label: likeable underdogs

(Reuters) - The New York Yankees, traditionally one of the most reviled teams in Major League Baseball due to its long history of success, are adjusting to a new label - likeable underdogs.

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Motor racing: Vettel hopes to keep the fat lady quiet

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel refused to give up on the Formula One championship on Thursday and found support from title favorite Lewis Hamilton.

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Dow, S&P 500 eke out record highs, turn up after Fed Powell report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 eked out record closing highs on Thursday, turning higher at the last minute after a Politico report that Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is the leading candidate for the nominee for Fed chair.

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US STOCKS-Dow, S&P 500 eke out record highs, turn up after Fed Powell report

* Indexes: Dow up 0.02 pct, S&P up 0.03 pct, Nasdaq down 0.3 pct (Updates close with details on anniversary of 1987 crash)

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PayPal quarterly profit beats on higher mobile transaction volume

(Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by mobile payments volume that more than doubled.

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Brazil's former Olympic chief to stand trial in Rio 2016 bribes case

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman will stand trial for his role in a corruption case involving alleged bribery aimed at making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Games, a Brazilian judge decided on Thursday.

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S&P 500 ekes out record high, turns higher after Fed Powell report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 eked out record closing highs on Thursday, turning higher at the last minute after a Politico report that Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is the leading candidate for the nominee for Fed chair.

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FIFA to look into changing nationality rules

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is considering an overhaul of the rules which govern players’ eligibility for national teams, including a proposal which would allow them to switch allegiance in certain circumstances.

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BRIEF-First South Bancorp reports Q3 earnings per share $0.31

* First South Bancorp Inc - qtrly ‍net interest income after provision for credit losses $9.5 million versus $8.1 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Motor racing: Hartley calls on his old mates for advice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

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Winnie Mandela 'in high spirits' after minor surgery: spokesman

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, is "in high spirits" after being admitted to hospital for minor surgery, her spokesman said on Thursday.

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Russian TV network bucks DOJ request to register as a foreign agent

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Wall Street pauses after record highs; tech a drag

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were flat on Thursday, pausing after their recent run of record highs, as technology shares dragged and some earnings disappointed.

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BRIEF-WashingtonFirst Bankshares reports Q3 EPS of $0.41

* WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. reports 13 percent increase in net income for the third quarter 2017

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Brazil court orders release of former Olympic committee chief

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court ordered the release from jail of former head of the national Olympics committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday, according to the court's press office.

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Goerges, Kasatkina reach Kremlin Cup semi-finals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Julia Goerges and Russian Daria Kasatkina enjoyed straight-sets wins on Thursday to reach the Kremlin Cup semi-finals, where they will be joined by Irina Begu and Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

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Tennis: Berdych, Kyrgios cut seasons short due to injuries

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych and Australian Nick Kyrgios are the latest leading players to end their seasons early due to injury problems, they said on Thursday.

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FIFA reaches agreement to help unpaid players

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has reached an agreement that will help players leave their clubs when they do not get paid on time.

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Motor racing: Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he sympathized with athletes protesting racism in the United States but had no plans to kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix.

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Nets' Lin set to miss season with knee injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin's 2017-18 NBA season looks to be over after the Chinese-American suffered a knee injury that left him writhing in pain on the court in his team's season-opening loss, the Brooklyn Nets said on Thursday.

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Apple drags down Wall Street from record highs

(Reuters) - Losses in Apple stalled Wall Street's record run on Thursday as worries over slack demand for iPhone 8 sent its shares down 2.5 percent.

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Take a Number: Women Are More Likely to Address High Blood Pressure

Men and women develop hypertension at roughly the same rates, but men do not get it under control until much later in life, researchers find.

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US STOCKS-Apple drags down Wall Street from record highs

* Apple dips amid concerns over iPhone 8 demand, FAANG stocks down

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Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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Washington 'trying to squeeze Russian gas out of Europe': Putin

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of trying to squeeze Russia out of European energy markets, saying the latest round of U.S. sanctions was designed to force Europe to buy U.S. liquefied natural gas instead.

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Motor racing: Alonso staying at McLaren in 2018

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

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

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

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Nikki Haley: Russian cyberinterference into US elections is 'warfare'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday that Russian cyberinterference in American elections is "warfare."

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Basketball: Injured Lin set to miss season, say Nets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets' regular-season opener on Wednesday night, his team said.

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Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX grinds higher as banks lift, energy slides

TORONTO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index clawed its way into positive territory on Thursday as modest gains in the influential financial group helped offset see-sawing energy and materials stocks.

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Tech leads Wall Street's retreat from record high

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, pulling back from record highs, amid a broad decline that was led by technology stocks and disappointing quarterly reports from major companies.

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US STOCKS-Tech leads Wall Street's retreat from record high

* Indexes down: Dow 0.39 pct, S&P 0.39 pct, Nasdaq 0.76 pct (Updates to open)

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Tennis: Berdych cuts season short with back problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych is the latest player to end his season early after announcing he would miss tournaments in Vienna and Paris because of a back injury.

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Insurance a major factor in blacks’ higher breast cancer mortality

(Reuters Health) - African-American women have worse breast cancer survival than white women in the U.S., and a new study suggests that is largely because black women are less likely to have health insurance.

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

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

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Fewer migrants entitled to join family in Germany: study

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of foreigners who qualify to join loved ones granted asylum in Germany is much smaller than government estimates, a study showed on Thursday, potentially removing an obstacle in

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France criticizes Russian stance on Syria toxic gas probe

PARIS (Reuters) - France criticized Russia on Thursday for calling into question an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris

Pyotr Pavlensky was pictured on social media standing in front of flames at a Banque de France building on the Place de la Bastille.

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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

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UPDATE 1-KeyCorp's profit soars on higher interest rates

Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.S. regional bank KeyCorp reported quarterly profit that more than doubled as it reaps the benefit of its acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group and higher interest rates.

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Vestas to build first large-scale battery storage project for wind, solar

COPENHAGEN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Denmark's Vestas will help to build the world's first utility-scale project that uses battery technology to store power from both wind and solar sources, it said on Thursday.

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BNY Mellon posts higher profit in third quarter

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Bank of New York Mellon Corp reported a higher profit in the third quarter as its net interest revenue rose, benefiting from higher interest rates.

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London Theater Reviews: Brexit Britain Through the Lens of a Russian Master

Mike Bartlett’s “Albion” riffs on Chekhov to give a fresh view of modern-day England, but a French play in a new translation proves suffocating.

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Challenger Takam ready to give Joshua a 'proper fight'

(Reuters) - France-based Cameroonian Carlos Takam believes he can take the fight to world champion Anthony Joshua when the duo battle for the Briton's IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles in Cardiff on Oct. 28.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

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World stocks stumble after all-time high, kiwi takes a dive

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

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks stumble after all-time high, kiwi takes a dive

* MSCI world index drops off latest high as Spain weighs on Europe China Q3 GDP growth slows slightly to 6.8 pct vs 6.9 pct in Q2

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Maryland shooting suspect arrested smoking cigar near high school

A massive manhunt that started with a man allegedly killing three people in Maryland ended with the suspect's arrest hours later as he smoked a cigar near a high school in Delaware.

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Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire, carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way.

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Highlights from Wednesday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Wednesday:

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New Zealand First says supports Labour Party for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said on Thursday he would support the Labour Party to form government after an inconclusive Sept. 23 election, making Jacinda Ardern the country's third female prime minister.

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Nestle expects 2017 margin to decline on higher restructuring costs

ZURICH (Reuters) - Food group Nestle said it expected its operating margin to slip by 40 to 60 basis points in 2017 due to higher restructuring costs and said full-year organic sales growth should be in line with the 2.6 percent seen in the first nine months. Its underlying margin was set to improve.

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Samsung Electronics shares fall 3 percent, easing from record-high on profit-taking

SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd extended losses on Thursday, easing from a record-high reached on Tuesday due to profit-taking.

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Tanaka lauded after pitching gem for Yankees

(Reuters) - Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka maintained an aggressive mindset to pitch the New York Yankees within a victory of the World Series and a potential showdown with compatriot Yu Darvish.

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What we learned from the first way, way too early 2020 New Hampshire primary poll

We're still 1,112 days away from the next presidential election, but that isn't stopping your first look at what to expect in the New Hampshire primary.

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Highlights of MLB playoff games on Wednesday

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball's playoff games on Wednesday:

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Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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US STOCKS-Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

* Indexes up: Dow 0.7 pct, S&P 0.1 pct, Nasdaq 0.01 pct (Adds FACTBOX and GRAPHIC on Dow milestones)

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Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ksenia Sobchak, a TV journalist who has long paraded her glamorous life on social media, says she will be the voice of Russians without one.

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Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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Hayward receives encouragement from NBA players who overcame injuries

(Reuters) - After suffering a devastating ankle fracture just five minutes into his debut as a Boston Celtic on Tuesday, forward Gordon Hayward received encouragement from NBA players who overcame gruesome injuries of their own before returning to the league.

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BRIEF-First Connecticut Bancorp reports Q3 earnings per share $0.35

* First Connecticut Bancorp Inc reports third quarter 2017 earnings of $0.35 diluted earnings per share

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Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 23,000 level for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after the computing giant hinted at a return to revenue growth.

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In bid to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self defense classes for African Americans

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Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

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Browsing: Who Doesn’t Like Being First?

Here’s how to get a jump on next season’s trends right now.

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America needs higher wages not lower taxes

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Norway to appoint first woman foreign minister: reports

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide will on Friday be named minister of foreign affairs, making her the first woman to hold the post, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

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Soccer: FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

LONDON (Reuters) - The Football Association made a public apology to England women's soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were "discriminatory on grounds of race" made to them by former manager Mark Sampson.

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Sessions, Franken get heated at hearing: 'The ambassador from Russia is Russian'

Jeff Sessions told Democratic Sen. Al Franken Wednesday that he had no "improper discussions" with the Russians in a tense exchange during the attorney general's hearing with the Senate judiciary committee Wednesday.

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Cryptocurrency hedge funds top 100 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, of which more than three-quarters launched in 2017.

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Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Sandy Spring Bancorp, WashingtonFirst Bankshares stockholders approve merger

* Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. and WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. receive stockholder approvals for acquisition

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Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games.

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CANADA STOCKS-CP Rail, energy shares help TSX edge higher

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose modestly on Wednesday as energy shares were boosted by higher oil prices and as Canadian Pacific Railway jumped after better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

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Brazil's Nuzman charged in 2016 Olympic Games bribes investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with racketeering based on a probe of alleged bribery to win the selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Games.

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Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

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Mercedes and Hamilton on brink of F1 titles

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton could be crowned Britain's first four-times Formula One world champion in Texas this weekend while Mercedes are on the brink of a fourth consecutive constructor's title.

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Swiss cabinet backs bid to host 2026 Olympic Games

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government threw its weight behind a bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, promising on Wednesday to provide up to 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) to support the campaign.

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Russian, Israeli leaders discuss Iran nuclear program, Syria, Iraq

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iran nuclear program, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

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Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies.

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Spanish Olympic high jump champion Beitia announces retirement

MADRID (Reuters) - Olympic champion high jumper Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, the Spaniard announced on Wednesday.

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US STOCKS-Dow set to open above 23,000 for the first time

Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average was poised to open above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday following a series of upbeat earnings reports from marquee companies.

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CANADA STOCKS-Higher oil prices prop up TSX futures

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday as oil prices rose on an expected fall in U.S. inventories and geopolitical tensions around oil-rich Iraq and Iran.

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Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of the U.S. national anthem, furthering his feud with the nation's most popular sports league.

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EU-U.S. data transfer pact passes first annual review

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers won a green light from the European Union on Wednesday after a first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans' data stored on U.S. servers.

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Judge to rule on ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's bid for new trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge is due to rule on Wednesday whether former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

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Russian politicians fail to see funny side of 'Death of Stalin'

LONDON (Reuters) - British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film - a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin - but in Russia not all politicians share the joke.

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EMERGING MARKETS-China stocks hit 26-mth high, Mexican peso rebounds

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China's stocks hit a 26-month high on Wednesday as a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress began with promises to boost the economy.

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METALS-London copper edges down; China congress in focus

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - London copper on Wednesday eased from three-year highs hit earlier in the week, but was supported by solid demand-growth expectations, with markets looking to policy announcements from China's Communist Party Congress. "China's underlying demand for copper remains stable and solid," said Hong Kong-based broker Argonaut Securities. There has been stable demand from China's power sector, and st

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Boxing: Title, not payday the prize Pulev seeks

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev has no regrets about pulling out of his fight against world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua due to a shoulder injury and says he has not given up hope of fighting the Briton.

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UPDATE 2-Higher costs prompt Flybe profit warning in tough year for airlines

* Flybe is latest example of tough airline market (Adds share price, analyst reaction)

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Soccer: Reyna blasts U.S. 'arrogance' after World Cup exit

(Reuters) - Former Captain Claudio Reyna blasted the U.S. Soccer program on Tuesday, a week after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

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UPDATE 1-Flybe warns on first-half profit, blames higher maintenance costs

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - British regional airline Flybe warned on Wednesday that first-half profit would be lower than expected, blaming higher costs related to aircraft maintenance.

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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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Highlights from Tuesday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Tuesday:

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Highlights of Tuesday's MLB playoff games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball playoff games:

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METALS-London copper climbs on robust demand; China leadership meet in focus

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - London copper climbed on Wednesday, supported by healthy demand growth expectations and relief from a stronger dollar, while markets looked ahead to policy announcements from China's Communist Party conference. "China's underlying demand for copper remains stable and solid," said Hong Kong-based broker Argonaut Securities. There has been stable demand from China's power sector, and strong dem