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An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been freed from captivity by Pakistani security forces, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan. [Source]

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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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Matchmaker Merkel seeks awkward three-way embrace

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened what promised to be marathon coalition talks on Friday, hoping to bring three opposing political camps into a stable government despite signs there would be less money to paper over differences.

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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

(Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

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Amber Tamblyn believes racist claim against husband David Cross

Amber Tamblyn reached out to the woman who accused her husband, David Cross, of making racist comments and said she believes her.

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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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Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in couple of years; no successor picked yet

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was ready to step down in a couple of years time and his successor is likely already in the cabinet but a clear choice has yet to emerge

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UPDATE 1-Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago -NHK

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Nissan's inappropriate inspections started at least 20 years ago: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Inappropriate inspection practices at Nissan Motor Co had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, in a new revelation that could further roil Japan's second-biggest automaker.

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Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William "Billy" Walters.

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Founder of Canadian 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival quits amid abuse allegations

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The founder of Canada's comedy festival 'Just for Laughs', which draws celebrities including Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld, has resigned from his own company in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment.

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CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed.

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CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian hostages held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday that a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed last week.

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Afghan Army Unit Nearly Wiped Out as New Taliban Tactic Takes Toll

Forty-three soldiers were killed after militants drove stolen Humvees packed with explosives into an army base, mirroring a tactic used in two recent attacks.

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UPDATE 1-UK Q3 retail sales growth weakest in 4 years as inflation bites

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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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Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.

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FEATURE-Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said.

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Kenneth Chenault to step down as AmEx CEO after nearly 17 years

(Reuters) - American Express Co said its chairman and chief executive Kenneth Chenault would step down early next year, ending a nearly 17-year tenure at the helm of the No. 1 U.S. card issuer by spending.

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Canadian steel maker Stelco faces headwinds for planned IPO

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Gunman kills three at Maryland company, suspected in Delaware shooting

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Three dead in shooting at Maryland workplace: sheriff

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Canadian Scotiabank looks to sell gold trading unit on scandal - FT

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Canadian Bank of Nova Scotia has put its gold business up for sale in the aftermath of a massive money laundering scandal centred on a U.S. refinery that involved smuggled gold from South America, the Financial Times reported.

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Gord Downie, a Canadian Rock Legend, Sings Goodbye

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IBM shares head for biggest gain in eight years

(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines Inc surged 9 percent on Wednesday after it beat expectations on revenue and gave an outlook that hinted one of the world's first big computing names was back on a growth track after six years in retreat.

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Canadian singer Gord Downie dies of brain cancer: statement

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Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’

A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

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Mitsubishi Motors eyes 30 percent rise in vehicle sales in three years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Wednesday said it planned to boost revenue and annual car sales by 30 percent in the next three years and crank up R&D investment as the Japanese automaker expands its presence in Asia, the U.S. and China while it draws a line under last year's mileage cheating scandal.

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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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China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.

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Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages

American officials asked Pakistan to rescue an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children. With new intelligence on their whereabouts, officials had limited time to act.

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

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Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan

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Taliban attacks kill at least 61 across Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said.

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How Donald Trump is negotiating like a hostage-taker

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Afghan Taliban Blast Way Into Police Post, Killing Chief and Officers

Fighters in suicide vests used an explosive-laden vehicle to breach a security compound in Paktia Province, leaving more than a dozen dead and 100 injured.

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Taliban suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ kills at least 12

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 60, officials and militants said.

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

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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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After 93 years, Qantas finally gets the flight it wants

The Australian airline on Monday took delivery of the first of eight 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. It's a jet that Qantas is pinning its future to -- part of a years-long turnaround from record losses.

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Striking Canadian autoworkers ratify GM deal

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Striking Canadian union approves deal with GM

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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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UPDATE 1-Foreign investment in Canadian securities slows in Aug

OTTAWA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Foreign investors slowed their acquisition of Canadian securities in August, with purchases concentrated in the Canadian bond market, data from Statistics Canada showed on Monday.

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Bombs kill Pakistani soldiers hunting U.S.-Canadian family's kidnappers

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Bomb blasts killed a Pakistani army officer and three soldiers searching for the kidnappers of a freed U.S.-Canadian family in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said.

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METALS-Copper nears three-year top on rosier China economy

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Joshua Boyles says he didn't expect the impact of being held for five years to be so severe

Joshua Boyle said the gravity of the situation his family survived is starting to sink in.

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Trump campaign legal bills topped $1M in three months

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Macron says labor reforms need two years to bear fruit

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Taliban Deny Fighters Raped American Hostage and Killed Baby

The insurgent group said a statement by Joshua Boyle, who was freed from five years of captivity in Afghanistan, was “fed by the enemy.”

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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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Afghan Taliban deny former hostage's claims of murder, rape

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.

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On Baseball: 21 Years Later, Jeff Maier Gets to Relive His Big Moment

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Canadian Held Hostage in Afghanistan Says Militants Killed His Child

Joshua Boyle, who with his family was freed by Pakistani troops, also said his wife had been raped during their five-year captivity by the Haqqani network.

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Freed Taliban hostage claims wife was raped

A Canadian man who was freed along with his family after five years in militant captivity in Pakistan claimed his captors authorized the killing of one of his children and raped his wife.

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Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.

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Ex-hostage family arrives home in Canada

A couple freed from militant captivity in Pakistan arrived home in Canada on Friday night, Canada's government said.

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Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple returns to Canada

TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, the Canadian government said on Friday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Takes a Hostage

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Woman dies in husband's arms while hiding in swimming pool

When a wildfire engulfed their hilltop rental house without warning, Armando and Carmen Berriz took shelter in a swimming pool, their mouths and noses poking out of the water to gulp the smoky air.

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Pakistan's hostage rescue hailed, but tensions with U.S. remain

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The freeing of a hostage U.S.-Canadian family by Pakistan's army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in mending ties between Washington and Islamabad, but those hoping fresh start in their fraught relationship seem likely to be disappointed.

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CORRECTED-Petronas' Canadian unit to look at other LNG opportunities -exec

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First spending boost in years set to pad tech stock earnings

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Roger Goodell's wife used fake Twitter account to defend her husband

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Kenya police use teargas to disperse opposition protesters in three cities

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police used teargas on Friday to disperse protesters in the country's three main cities, Reuters witnesses said, as a standoff between the government and opposition leaders over a planned repeat presidential election continued.

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Pakistan official details car chase that freed kidnapped U.S.-Canadian family

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani troops shot out the tires of a vehicle carrying a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their children in a raid that led to the family's release, a Pakistani security official said on Friday.

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China's most-wanted fugitive jailed for eight years for graft

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Death toll from worst Vietnam floods in years rises to 54

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Gunshots, a Cry of ‘Kill the Hostages,’ Then Freedom for Canadian-American Family

An American woman, her Canadian husband and three children were freed in a dramatic raid after being held for five years by a Taliban faction, the Haqqani network.

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UPDATE 1-Canadian union says it will not back down on GM strike

TORONTO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Canadian union leading a month-long strike at a General Motors Co plant in Ontario is refusing to make concessions to settle the matter, even after the U.S. automaker threatened to move all production to Mexico.

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Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple, three children freed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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Pakistan army rescues kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and three children

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's army said on Thursday it had rescued a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children after receiving intelligence from the United States, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan.

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Family held hostage by Taliban rescued after 5 years

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been freed from captivity by Pakistani security forces, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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Militants Free American Woman and Family Held for 5 Years in Afghanistan

An American woman, her Canadian husband and three children were held for five years in Afghanistan by a Taliban faction, the Haqqani network.

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President suggests island should take responsibility for recovery efforts three weeks after the storm

President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Puerto Rico is going to have to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the federal government's emergency responders can't stay there "forever."

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Pakistan rescues Canadian, American couple and their three children from 'terrorist custody'

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani troops have rescued a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children from "terrorist custody" following a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies, the army said on Thursday.

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Hollywood joked about Weinstein for years

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Colombia peace deal cannot be modified for 12 years, court rules

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's next three governments must comply with a 2016 peace deal signed with the Marxist FARC rebel group, the Constitutional Court said in a ruling late on Wednesday, shielding the accord from potential changes should the opposition win next year's elections.

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GM warns Canadian union it could wind down striking SUV plant

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday warned leaders of Canada's Unifor labor union that it will start to wind down production of its popular Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle at an Ontario factory unless workers there call off a month-long strike.

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DETROIT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday warned leaders of Canada's Unifor labor union that it will start to wind down production of its popular Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle at an Ontario factory unless workers there call off a month-long strike.

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Battle with Thor kicks off three-movie arc for Marvel's Hulk

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Wildfires kill couple married for 75 years

Nothing could separate Charles and Sara Rippey. Not war. Not even a deadly California wildfire that engulfed their house.

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New York lawyer gets two years in prison for tax evasion scheme

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Three-quarters of Americans favor higher taxes for wealthy: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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Petronas' Canadian unit to look at other LNG opportunities -exec

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Progress Energy, a wholly-owned unit of Malaysia's Petronas, will look at other liquefied natural gas opportunities as a way to monetize its Canadian gas assets after Petronas scrapped a $29 billion LNG project this year, a company executive said on Wednesday.

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Cary Elwes celebrates 30 Years of 'The Princess Bride'

Hollywood take note: Cary Elwes doesn't want you putting "The Princess Bride" on your reboot/remake list.

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Three quarters of Americans favor higher taxes for wealthy: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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Nonfiction: Three Wealthy Women and Their Venetian Mansion

Judith Mackrell’s “The Unfinished Palazzo” traces the lives of its 20th-century owners: Marchesa Luisa Casati, Lady Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.

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Man of the hour Thomas eyes 'threepeat' in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Only weeks after capping his brilliant season with the $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion, Justin Thomas heads back to his happy hunting ground at the CIMB Classic, seeking a 'threepeat' of titles in Malaysia.

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NAFTA talks hit contentious phase as Canadian PM fights for trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contentious new U.S. demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind U.S. President Donald Trump of the trade pact's merits.

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For first time in 32 years, US out of World Cup

For the first time since 1986, the US Men's National Team will be watching the World Cup from home.

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Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years: WHO report

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday.

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The First Time: Rob Huebel: The First Time I Filmed a Threeway for TV

The actor, a star of Amazon’s “Transparent,” on how his friends and family reacted when he rolled around in bed with two actresses.

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Puerto Rico’s Health Care Is in Dire Condition, Three Weeks After Maria

As the island struggles to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, sick people remain in mortal peril. Hospitals are short of medicines, power supplies and staff.

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20 years later, Tamagotchis are back

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Disney star defends remarrying two years after husband died

A former Disney Channel star has struck back at online commenters who are questioning her new marriage less than two years after her first husband died.

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Erbil Journal: After 6,000 Years of Human Habitation, One Family and Lots of Mice

The Erbil citadel, in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region, is one of the oldest continuously occupied human settlements on earth.

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Bad loans at Italian banks fall to three-year low

MILAN, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Insolvent loans held by Italian banks fell to their lowest level in August since July 2014 as the country's economy gathers pace and lenders work to shift risky assets off their balance sheets.

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BRIEF-Canadian Pacific Railway ‍announces new partnership with Genesee & Wyoming and Bluegrass Farms

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New Volkswagen Brazil head sees market growing 40 pct in 4 years

SAO PAULO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Brazilian auto market should grow 40 percent in the next four years as Latin America's largest economy emerges from its deepest recession in a century, the new head of Volkswagen AG in Brazil said on Monday.

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Bolivia's Morales leads 'Che' homage 50 years after execution

VALLEGRANDE, Bolivia (Reuters) - Thousands gathered on Monday in a small town in southern Bolivia, where the leader of the Cuban revolution Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed by CIA-backed Bolivian soldiers 50 years earlier.

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Execution Still Haunts Village, 50 Years After Che Guevara’s Death

Residents of a tiny Bolivian hamlet vividly recall the day the guerrilla leader was shot at their school. “For us, this was a time of suffering,” says a woman who brought him soup.

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Senator Corker says Trump risks putting U.S. on path to World War Three

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker warned on Sunday that President Donald Trump risks setting the nation “on the path to World War Three" in an interview with The New York Times, the latest in a series public barbs traded over the day.

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Honeywell sees steady business jet sales over 10 years

Oct 8 (Reuters) - The business jet market is expected to get a tailwind from the global economy's steady pace of growth and as Corporate America upgrades to newer aircraft.

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Trump: N. Korea 'should have been handled 25 years ago'

President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired Saturday night that tensions between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program is an issue he should not have had to deal with.

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Americans Jailed After Failed Coup in Turkey Are Hostages to Politics

U.S. officials appear powerless to secure their release, and the dozen detainees may be bargaining chips in Turkey’s attempts to have Fethullah Gulen extradited.

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Three charged with plotting NY attacks for Islamic State: U.S. prosecutors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three men have been arrested since May of last year on charges of plotting attacks in New York City for Islamic State in the summer of 2016, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

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Three charged with plotting New York attacks for Islamic State: U.S. prosecutors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three men have been arrested since May of last year on charges of plotting attacks in New York City for Islamic State in the summer of 2016, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

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Why 'Blade Runner' is more relevant today than it was 35 years ago

Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" opened in June of 1982 starring arguably the biggest actor in the world at the time, Harrison Ford. While it was positioned to be a blockbuster, the film faded after a few weeks with minimal box office gross and mixed reviews.

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'Jihadi Gran' gets 10 years after joining son in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - A court on Friday sentenced a radicalized French woman to 10 years in prison after traveling to Syria where her son was fighting alongside Islamic State militants.

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DEALTALK-Activists seek to unlock value in Canadian real estate sector

TORONTO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Activist investors are stepping up campaigns to drive change in Canada's C$67 billion ($53.3 billion) real estate investment trust sector as they see attractive prices and opportunities to unlock value, investment managers and advisers said.

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Schieffer: Tillerson conference was 'like a hostage tape'

Legendary CBS News journalist Bob Schieffer said watching Rex Tillerson pledge his loyalty to the President was like watching a hostage video.

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Schieffer: Watching Tillerson was 'like a hostage tape'

Veteran reporter Bob Schieffer talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about President Trump's tweets about the media, and says that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's news conference was bizarre.

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Tropical Storm Nate pounds Central America, at least three dead

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate unleashed intense rainfall across much of Central America on Thursday, leaving at least three dead in Costa Rica and several missing in neighboring Nicaragua, according to local officials.

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French, Nigerien forces operating where three U.S. soldiers killed

NIAMEY (Reuters) - French and Nigerien troops were conducting operations on Thursday in a region of Niger where three U.S. Army Special Forces members were killed the day before, becoming the first American soldiers to die in West Africa in decades.

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Hilton to add 100 hotels to its chain in Africa over five years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hilton Worldwide plans to spend $50 million over the next five years to add 100 hotels to its chain in Africa, it said on Thursday, joining other chains keen to tap growing business and international travel on the continent.

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U.S. confirms three soldiers killed, two injured in Niger attack

DAKAR (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers were killed and two others injured in an attack in southwest Niger on a joint patrol with Nigerien troops, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement on Thursday.

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Hilton to add 29 hotels to its chain in Africa over five years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hilton Worldwide plans to spend $50 million over the next five years to renovate and rebrand 29 hotels in Africa, it said on Thursday, joining other chains keen to tap growing business and international travel on the continent.

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UPDATE 2-Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in 3 years

* Aims to settle Western Digital disputes at an early stage (Adds further Bain comments)

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Your gilded chariot awaits: Brunei sultan celebrates 50 years in power

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) - Oil-rich Brunei’s absolute ruler marked 50 years in power on Thursday, with elaborate celebrations that included a glittering procession through the capital on a gilded chariot.

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Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in three years

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP on Thursday said it aims to list Toshiba Corp's chip unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange within three years, to cash in its investment after leading an $18 billion acquisition of the business.

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UPDATE 1-Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in 3 years

* Aims to settle Western Digital disputes at an early stage (Adds specific time frame, Toshiba deadline, Bain's China antitrust filing, comment from Bain Japan chief)

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Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in Tokyo within a few years

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP said on Thursday that it aims to list Toshiba Corp's chip unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange within a few years.

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Iran sentences member of nuclear negotiating team to five years in jail: Tasnim

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian authorities sentenced a member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team to five years in jail, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday although it gave no details of the case.

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Russia investigating IS claim about Russian hostages: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was working to establish the nationality and whereabouts of two people Islamic State said were Russian soldiers who it had captured in Syria, RIA news agency reported.

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At least three killed in court attack in Libyan city Misrata: witness

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and more than 20 wounded in an attack on Wednesday at a court in the Libyan city of Misrata, a witness said.

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UPDATE 1-Libya's Sharara oilfield reopens after three-day shutdown - NOC

TRIPOLI/LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Production at Libya's giant Sharara oilfield was resuming on Wednesday morning, three days after it was closed by an armed brigade, the head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

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Mexico seeks partners for three new Pemex oil tie-ups

MEXICO CITY, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Mexico will offer the rights to partner with state oil company Pemex on three major projects on Wednesday, one in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and two more onshore, the latest step in opening country's oil and gas industry.

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Yahoo says all three billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

(Reuters) - Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc .

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SEAT says one of three production lines halted due to blocked roads in Catalonia

MADRID, Oct 3 (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen's Spanish unit SEAT halted production on one of three production lines from midday (1000 GMT) on Tuesday due to disrupted parts supply after roads were closed during a day of industrial action in Catalonia, a spokesman said.

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Canadian Natural assessing duration of ongoing oil sands turnaround

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd will know in the next couple of weeks whether there will be any changes to the original 45 days of planned maintenance at its Horizon oil sands project, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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NHL: Penguins seek three-peat, Vegas ready for debut

(Reuters) - A new NHL season opens this week with the Pittsburgh Penguins taking aim at a rare three-peat as Stanley Cup champions, a high-stakes gamble in Las Vegas and lofty expectations for the game's young talent.

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BRIEF-Tc Pipelines says term loan agreement amendments ‍extend final maturity by five years to Oct. 2, 2022 - SEC filing​

* Tc pipelines lp says on sept 29 entered into amendment, effective as of october 2, 2017 to term loan agreement dated as of july 1, 2013 - sec filing

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Japan's Murata aims for profitable battery biz in 2-3 years: CEO

CHIBA (Reuters) - Japanese electronics components firm Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd aims to turn around its money-losing battery business within two to three years as its safety technology draws strong interest from smartphone vendors, its chief executive said.

Chicago (Ill) nytimes.com

Frugal Traveler: Through Three Neighborhoods, Revisiting Chicago’s Charms

Exploring Lincoln Square, Beverly and Roscoe Village as a way of rediscovering the city that played such a large part of our columnist’s childhood.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Second Wife Haunted by the Shadow of Her Husband’s First

Lily Tuck’s new novel, steeped in references to literary forebears, exposes the psychological obsession of women who’ve wed the same man.

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Ludmila Belousova, Russian Who Skated With Husband to Olympic Gold, Dies at 81

She and Oleg Protopopov dominated pairs competition in figure-skating in the 1960s, winning Olympic gold medals with a balletic style.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks seesaw after best quarter in 8 years

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks seesawed on Monday after posting their best quarter in eight years, as investors awaited further hints over President Michel Temer's efforts to pass market-friendly reforms. The benchmark Bovespa stock index slipped as much as 0.6 percent in early afternoon trading after rising 18 percent in the third quarter. Temer's plan to streamline the social security system, a key measure for bringing Brazil's budget deficit

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United States renews WTO complaint over Canadian wine retailing

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has kept trade friction with Canada simmering by filing a new version of a trade complaint over Canadian wine retailing, a document published by the World Trade Organization showed on Monday.

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Drugs firm AstraZeneca wants three-year Brexit transition

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca wants a transition period of at least three years when Britain leaves the European Union in 2019 and more clarity on what will happen in the longer term, its chairman said on Monday.

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Three U.S.-born scientists win 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks, the award-giving body said on Monday.

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BRIEF-OTP to buy five or more banks in next two years - BBG

Oct 2 (Reuters) - OTP Bank Zrt CEO Sandor Csanyi tells Bloomberg in interview:

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Canadian Sikh politician wins race to lead federal New Democrats

(Reuters) - An Ontario provincial lawmaker and practicing Sikh was elected on Sunday as leader of Canada's left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major Canadian political party.

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Canadian Sikh politician is new leader of federal New Democrat Party

(Reuters) - A practicing Sikh and rising star politician from the Toronto area was elected on Sunday to lead Canada's left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP), after securing more than 50 percent of the vote on the first ballot, the party said.

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O.J. Simpson walks out of Nevada prison after serving nine years for robbery

(Reuters) - O.J. Simpson, acquitted of the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and her friend after the "Trial of the Century," was released early on Sunday from a prison in Nevada, where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel.

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Port in Libya's Benghazi reopens after three-year closure due to clashes

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Benghazi's commercial port officially reopened on Sunday after a three-year closure due to fighting between rival factions in the east Libyan city.

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Canadian police probe car attacks, stabbing as 'acts of terrorism'

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating violent attacks in Edmonton on Saturday night as "acts of terrorism" after a man hit a police officer with a car and stabbed him, and later four pedestrians were struck with a second vehicle in a police chase.

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Three Miami Dolphins players defy Trump order to stand during anthem

LONDON (Reuters) - Three Miami Dolphins players knelt for the American national anthem before their NFL game in London on Sunday, after U.S. President Donald Trump had said the previous day that it was “very important” that players stood.

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Police probe Canadian car attacks, stabbing as 'acts of terrorism'

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating violent attacks in Edmonton on Saturday night as "acts of terrorism" after a man hit a police officer with a car and stabbed him and then later struck four pedestrians while driving a second vehicle.

Probation and Parole nytimes.com

O.J. Simpson Is Freed on Parole in Nevada After 9 Years

Mr. Simpson, 70, was released at 12:08 a.m. local time after being imprisoned for an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Through the Lens of the Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identity and Trump

“We Were Eight Years in Power” is a selection of Coates’s most influential pieces from The Atlantic, with new material about what he was thinking and feeling when he wrote them.

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The former NFL star is out on parole after serving 9 years for kidnapping and armed robbery

O.J. Simpson is free on parole after serving nine years in prison for a Las Vegas armed robbery, a Nevada prison official said.

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O.J. Simpson Freed From Nevada Prison After 9 Years

A Nevada prison official says O.J. Simpson, the former football legend and Hollywood star, has been released from a Nevada prison in Lovelock after serving nine years for armed robbery.

American International Group Inc nytimes.com

U.S. Says A.I.G. Is No Longer ‘Too Big to Fail’ 9 Years After Bailout

Federal regulators voted Friday to no longer classify American International Group as “systemically important,” meaning it will face less oversight.

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Cameroon orders Anglophone region total lockdown for three days

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon authorities on Friday banned all gatherings of more than four people, ordered bus stations, eateries and shops to shut and forbade movement between divisions of its English-speaking region for three days to prevent planned protests.

Dating and Relationships nytimes.com

Opinion: I Want My 2.3 Bonus Years

Where do 50-year-old men get the strange impression that they can date 23-year-olds?

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Trump interviews four for Fed chair job, to decide in two-three weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is ramping up his search for a new chief for the U.S. central bank, meeting with former Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh and three others and promising a decision next month.

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Trump says has had four meetings in Fed chair search, will decide in two-three weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he has had four meetings in his search for a new chairman of the Federal Reserve Board and will decide in two or three weeks.

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Hatton leads by three as Garcia misses cut at British Masters

(Reuters) - Tyrrell Hatton backed up his opening round of 63 with a second round five-under-par 65 to hold a three-shot lead in the British Masters, where Sergio Garcia missed the cut on Friday.

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Bullish oil streak propels Brent to strongest third quarter in 13 years

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Oil edged higher on Friday as tensions around Iraqi Kurdistan threatened the region's crude supplies, helping Brent prices to their strongest third-quarter performance since 2004.

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Motor racing: China extends F1 deal for three more years

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - China will continue to host a Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai for at least three more years, F1 said on Friday.

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Killer clown case leads to arrest 27 years later

Marlene Warren was finishing breakfast with her son and his friends on May 26, 1990, when a white Chrysler LeBaron pulled into the driveway of her home outside West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Presidents Cup starts without controversy in front of three ex-presidents

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - The 12th Presidents Cup between the U.S. and an International team began in raucous but light-hearted fashion in front of the past three American presidents at Liberty National on Thursday with the national anthem immaculately observed.

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Netflix to spend C$500 million to create original Canadian content

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Video streaming company Netflix will spend C$500 million ($401.06 million) to create original Canadian programming, the government said on Thursday, as part of a plan to shake up the country's media and cultural industries.

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BRIEF-Canadian Competition Bureau clears Abbott Laboratories' takeover of Alere

* Canadian Competition Bureau clears Abbott Laboratories' proposed takeover of Alere; for deal to go ahead, Alere must sell units to Siemens and Quidel Further company coverage: (Reporting by David Ljunggren)

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Man lives with a toy in his lungs for 40 years

When doctor's performed surgery on a man to remove what they suspected to be a bronchogenic carinoma, they instead found a toy traffic cone he had swallowed in 1974.

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Netflix to spend Canadian dollar 500 million to create original Canadian content

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Video streaming company Netflix will spend C$500 million ($401.06 million) to create original Canadian programming, the government said on Thursday, as part of a plan to shake up the country's media and cultural industries.

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Netflix to spend C$500 mln to create original Canadian content

OTTAWA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Video streaming company Netflix will spend C$500 million ($401.06 million) to create original Canadian programming, the government said on Thursday, as part of a plan to shake up the country's media and cultural industries.

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BRIEF-CDB Aviation Lease Finance signs lease agreement for three 737-800s with Ruili Airlines​

* CDB Aviation - ‍signing of lease agreement for 3 Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Ruili Airline​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Novartis forges UC Berkeley pact, sees drug hopefuls in three years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's NOVN.S research head expects an alliance with a University of California chemistry lab to produce drug candidates within three years as the Swiss company accelerates its hunt for new medicines.

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UPDATE 1-Novartis forges UC Berkeley pact, sees drug hopefuls in 3 years

ZURICH, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Novartis's research head expects an alliance with a University of California chemistry lab to produce drug candidates within three years as the Swiss company accelerates its hunt for new medicines.

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BRIEF-Valeant Pharmaceuticals provides update on Canadian regulatory filing about future financing plans

* Valeant pharmaceuticals provides update on canadian regulatory filing about future financing plans

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UPDATE 1-Reborn Canadian steel producer Stelco files for IPO

Sept 27 (Reuters) - Canadian steel producer Stelco Holdings Inc, which emerged from bankruptcy protection three months ago, said on Wednesday it has filed a preliminary prospectus with securities regulators in Canada for a proposed initial public offering of its shares.

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Florida tower scaffold collapse kills three -Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

(Reuters) - Three men were killed in Florida on Wednesday afternoon when they fell 300 to 400 feet after scaffolding collapsed at a television transmitting tower north of Miami, authorities said.

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Canadian rocks hold some of oldest evidence of life on Earth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rocky outcrops in eastern Canada contain what may be some of the oldest evidence of life on Earth, dating back about 3.95 billion years.

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Detroit Three's to lose dominance of North American auto output in 2017: IHS

DETROIT (Reuters) - North American vehicle production by the unionized Detroit Three automakers will fall behind the combined North American output of Tesla Inc and automakers from Europe and Asia for the first time this year, IHS Markit forecast on Wednesday.

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Detroit Three's to lose dominance of North American auto output in 2017-IHS

DETROIT, Sept 27 (Reuters) - North American vehicle production by the unionized Detroit Three automakers will fall behind the combined North American output of Tesla Inc and automakers from Europe and Asia for the first time this year, IHS Markit forecast on Wednesday.

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US backs Boeing, slams huge tariff on Canadian plane maker

The U.S. Commerce Department backed Boeing in its challenge to Bombardier, recommending an enormous tariff on sales of Bombardier's C Series jetliner, a major blow to the Canadian plane maker.

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UPDATE 3-Nike posts slowest quarterly sales growth in nearly 7 years

* Q1 EPS 57 cents vs. est. 48 cents (Adds details from conference call, updates shares)

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UPDATE 2-Nike posts slowest quarterly sales growth in nearly 7 years

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Nike Inc posted its slowest quarterly sales growth in nearly seven years in the face of intensifying competition from Adidas and a looming price war amid sporting goods retailers as it tries to expand its direct-to-consumer business.

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BRIEF-China Jo-Jo Drugstores adds three stores in Lin'an market and on track to achieve retail expansion goal

* China Jo-Jo Drugstores adds three stores in Lin'an market and on track to achieve retail expansion goal Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Bombardier aims to close plane deals ahead of Canadian PM's China visit

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Planemaker Bombardier aims to close deals with Chinese airlines in time for an expected trip by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to China next month, a senior Bombardier executive said on Tuesday.

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Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.

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Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement

HAR ADAR, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian gunman killed three Israeli guards and wounded a fourth in an attack on a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday before he was shot dead, a police spokeswoman said.

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Pat Tillman's widow: Don't 'politicize' husband's service in way 'that divides us'

President Trump's tweets have consequences. Look no further than Marie Tillman, the widow of Pat Tillman, who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004.

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Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in West Bank settlement: radio

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian gunman killed three Israelis and wounded a fourth at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israel's Army Radio said.

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China delays deadline for implementing food import rules by 2 years -EU official

BEIJING, Sept 26 (Reuters) - China plans to delay a deadline for implementing new food import regulations by two years until Oct. 1 2019, a senior EU official said on Tuesday, following a lobbying effort by Europe and the United States amid concerns about disruption to trade.