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Their children were born in captivity

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Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Caitlan Coleman, her husband, Joshua Boyle, and their children have been freed. [Source]

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After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the...

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Goldman posts first quarterly loss in 6 years on tax hit; trading slumps

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Inc on Wednesday posted its first quarterly loss in six years on a huge tax charge but adjusted profit trumped analysts' estimates, as strength in the investment banking business cushioned the blow from a slump in trading.

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Detroit dad deported after 30 years in US

As Jorge Garcia drove this week through the busy streets of Mexico City and up the winding road to his family home, he did not recognize the place he was born 39 years ago.

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Karlovic becomes oldest man in third round for 40 years

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Croatia's Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round of the Australian Open for 40 years when he edged Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five sets in searing heat on Wednesday.

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Tennis: Karlovic becomes oldest man in third round for 40 years

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Croatia's Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round of the Australian Open for 40 years when he edged Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five sets in withering heat on Wednesday.

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Tennis: Tsonga tames Shapovalov in five-set classic

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required all his years of experience to tame Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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Ford gives disappointing outlook, says turnaround to take years

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday estimated financial results for 2017 and 2018 that fell short of investor expectations, in a downbeat forecast that contrasted with a more positive outlook from rival automaker General Motors Co .

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G.O.P. Weighs Children’s Health Insurance as Lure for Averting Shutdown

With no immigration deal in sight, Republicans are eyeing a stopgap bill to keep the government open past Friday, sweetening it with an extension of the child health program.

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Larry Nassar's abuse victims, in their own words

One by one the women stepped forward to the podium, some fighting back tears, to face their abuser.

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California siblings being treated after 'horrific' ordeal

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings kept in "horrific" conditions by their parents, including some who were shackled to furniture, others who were starved, were being treated after an ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-California siblings being treated after 'horrific' ordeal

PERRIS, Calif., Jan 16 (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings kept in "horrific" conditions by their parents, including some who were shackled to furniture, others who were starved, were being treated after an ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.

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13 siblings held captive in their own home. How did no one know?

A nondescript, burnt orange house in Southern California -- similar to many others on the same street -- turned out to be a prison for 13 siblings.

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App is being blamed for unwanted pregnancies

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Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.

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Motor racing: Williams pin their hopes on youngest line-up

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world champions Williams have put their faith in the youngest and least experienced driver lineup on the Formula One starting grid, and it could come back and bite them.

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California hostages were biological children of captors: police

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 people rescued from captivity in a Southern California home on Sunday were the biological children of their captors, police Captain Gregory Fellows told reporters on Tuesday.

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Aziz Ansari is either guilty of assault or being just a really bad date

Is Aziz Ansari guilty of assault or of being just a really bad date?

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Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighbors

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police said were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

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Police: Couple held their 13 kids captive

David and Louise Turpin projected an image of a picture perfect family on social media.

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Women's March organizers turn their attention west

The day after President Donald Trump's Inauguration, a sea of people clad in pink hats walked toward the Capitol in Washington DC, setting the stage for a nationwide Women's March movement.

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Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.

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Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbors to implement a pact signed last year.

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Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

How did a movement for women’s empowerment become an emblem for female helplessness?

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Review: Hipsters Double-Check Their Privilege in ‘Cute Activist’

A new comedy at the Bushwick Starr satirizes 20-somethings, gentrifiers, landlords and activists. In other words, Bushwick.

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BRIEF-Nokia Wins Five-Year Managed Services Agreement To Manage Optus' Network

* NOKIA WINS FIVE-YEAR MANAGED SERVICES AGREEMENT TO MANAGE OPTUS' NETWORK

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Collapse of Colombian bridge kills nine workers, injures five

BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least nine construction workers were killed and five injured when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia on Monday, an official from the disaster response agency said.

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North Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridge

(Reuters) - A North Carolina woman who liked to post videos of her children performing on YouTube fatally injured her son and daughter and then killed herself by jumping off a bridge, police said.

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Avlon: Cotton, Perdue being 'utterly dishonest'

CNN political analyst John Avlon says Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue could have personal motivations for denying that President Trump made disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

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BRIEF-KBR Says No Disruption To UK Defense Project Being Executed Through JV With Carillion

* EXPECTS NO DISRUPTION TO PROJECT BEING EXECUTED THROUGH JV WITH CARILLION AS RESULT OF CARILLION'S ANNOUNCED LIQUIDATION ​

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Ms. Fendi and Ms. Prada and All Their Baggage

Miuccia Prada recast her history of nylon. Silvia Venturini Fendi made the world a luggage pickup.

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Victims of ex-Team USA Gymnastics doctor finally get their days in court

One by one, the young women will step up in court, just feet away from their abuser. And they will deliver the message that so many have repeated.

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UPDATE 3-Shell OKs first UK North Sea project in six years

* Project to generate profit even at sub-$40 oil price (Adds ownership details in last paragraph)

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Samsung aims to double Africa's share of its revenues in five years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics plans to double the annual revenue contribution from its African markets to 20 percent of the firm's global total in the next five years, the head of its business on the continent said on Monday.

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Saudi hotel to reopen after being used as prison in corruption purge

RIYADH (Reuters) - The luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, according to a company employee and its website, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects.

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UAE says Qatari royal leaves after claim he was being detained

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that an exiled member of Qatar's ruling family who had appeared in a video recording saying that he was being held against his will had left the UAE.

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Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, five still missing

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from mudslides that devastated parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County rose to 19 on Saturday amid a massive influx of emergency crews searching for five people still missing.

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Hawaii's chill lifestyle was turned upside down after an incoming missile alert was mistakenly sent

Residents of Hawaii and folks on holiday glanced at their phones Saturday morning and were greeted by an ominous message.

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Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumored dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Shi'ite Muslim sect, rumored to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.

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Five ways you can be a better American than Trump

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What will it take to protect the other children of Pakistan?

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Brigitte biography says young Macron wrote steamy book about their romance

PARIS (Reuters) - A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenager and she his married drama teacher.

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Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

Hundreds of mining claims fall neatly outside the new boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument, and a Navajo town scarred by uranium is bracing for new woes.

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Prime Minister cutouts a highlight of Thailand's Children's Day

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai children posed on Saturday with life-sized cutouts of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as the cardboard figures of the junta leader made an appearance at the annual Children's Day festival.

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Ex-mobile phone industry executive gets five years for text message scam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former mobile phone industry executive was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of defrauding cellphone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.

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US flu outbreak overwhelms ERs, leaves 20 children dead

The flu virus has reached nearly every corner of the nation.

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U.S. airlines November on-time rates highest in eight years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. airlines in November had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday, setting another watermark in a record-breaking year for safety and performance.

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U.S. airlines November on-time rates highest in 8 years

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines in November had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday, setting another watermark in a record-breaking year for safety and performance.

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Factbox: Mascots at Winter Olympics through the years

(Reuters) - A list of the mascots for the Winter Olympics from 1968-2018:

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Federal Reserve fines five banks to wrap up mortgage servicing charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve fined five large U.S. banks a combined $35.1 million to settle cases of mortgage servicing flaws dating back to 2011.

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UPDATE 1-Federal Reserve fines five banks to wrap up mortgage servicing charges

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve fined five large U.S. banks a combined $35.1 million to settle cases of mortgage servicing flaws dating back to 2011.

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Getting a Roommate in Your Golden Years

As the baby boomers age, some are choosing to stay in their homes and take in boarders to help pay the rent or lend a hand with household chores.

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China's imports from North Korea plummet in December, lowest for four years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by U.N. sanctions aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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A Wall St. Executive’s Downfall Seemed Sudden. It Was Years in the Making.

A female reporter accused Harold E. Ford Jr., a former congressman, of inappropriate behavior. Morgan Stanley found no proof but fired him. How one Wall Street firm responded to misconduct allegations.

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Front and Center: Celebrating Black Comics and Their Creators

The animator David Heredia, who will be at the Black Comic Book Festival this weekend, brings to life heroes who don’t necessarily wear capes.

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Jewels worth millions taken in heist

A shop inside Paris' Ritz Hotel was robbed of millions of euros worth of jewels by thieves reportedly armed with axes.

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Chances of U.S. leaving NAFTA must be taken seriously: Canada

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - The United States must be taken seriously when it says it might walk away from NAFTA, Canada's foreign minister said on Thursday, a day after government sources said Ottawa was increasingly convinced U.S. President Donald Trump would pull the plug.

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Liam Neeson gets taken for a ride in 'The Commuter'

Liam Neeson tries blending his "Taken" killing machine with being a 60-year-old everyman in "The Commuter," a procedure that doesn't entirely work. Nevertheless, the actor's appeal mostly powers through this check-your-brain-at-the-door thriller, without qualifying as a trip that requires rushing to catch it on a theatrical platform.

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Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine government agency on Thursday exhumed the bodies of two children whose parents suspect they died of dengue after receiving a new vaccine against the disease, although its maker said it was not known to have caused any deaths in the country.

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U.S. travel warning puts five Mexican states on par with war-torn nations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rampant crime and gang activity in Mexico prompted the U.S. State Department on Wednesday to issue a stringent travel advisory, warning tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states, an advisory level often reserved for nations at war.

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Head-Spinning Days for Young Immigrants as Lawmakers and Judges Debate Their Fate

As their protections disappear, hundreds of thousands of immigrants watch anxiously as each day brings hope or dismay from Washington or the courts.

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Her life is here. Now she's being told to leave.

A recurring nightmare shakes Gilma Ramirez from her slumber in the predawn hours. She awakens with her heart palpitating, tears welling up.

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ScienceTake: Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

Dolphins develop the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror at an earlier age than children, which fits with how fast they develop generally.

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Indian regulator bars Price Waterhouse from auditing listed firms for 2 years

MUMBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - India's capital market regulator late on Wednesday barred Price Waterhouse from auditing listed companies in the country for two years, after a probe into a nearly decade-old accounting fraud case in a software services company that became India's biggest corporate scandal.

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Tunisian police clash with protesters in at least five towns

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian police on Wednesday night clashed with anti-government protesters in at least five towns including one district of the capital Tunis, witnesses said, in a fourth night of demonstrations against austerity measures.

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Investors strip most cash in four years from U.S. domestic stock funds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors are slimming down equity stakes bloated by a nearly decade-long bull market, withdrawing $22 billion from U.S. domestic stock funds in a single week, Investment Company...

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Teva Pharm directors cut their salaries in half: board member

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The board of directors at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries , which is reducing its workforce by more than a quarter as part of a global overhaul, has taken a 50 percent pay cut, a board member said on Wednesday.

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U.S. import prices post smallest gain in five months; inventories rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying imported price pressures were muted amid declining costs for food and consumer goods.

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Teva Pharm directors cut their salaries in half -board member

JERUSALEM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The board of directors at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries , which is reducing its workforce by more than a quarter as part of a global overhaul, has taken a 50 percent pay cut, a board member said on Wednesday.

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U.S. import prices post smallest gain in five months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying imported price pressures were muted amid declining costs for food and consumer goods.

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‘Trump Effect’ Wears Off as Migrants Resume Their Northward Push

The number of border crossings is on the rise as migrants and smugglers appear no longer deterred by the president’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

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Phys Ed: Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger

After ‘nonsurgical face-lifts,’ dermatologists noted significant improvements in the fullness of women’s cheeks.

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As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

The country, which missed out on some earlier technological shifts, is now scrambling to catch up as the world warms up to battery-powered vehicles.

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Nonfiction: At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration

In “The Newcomers,” Helen Thorpe documents a class of immigrant teenagers while the Trump campaign stirs up nativist resentment.

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Wales Prepares to Ban Physical Punishment of Children

The move, which is the subject of a 12-week consultation beginning on Tuesday, would match plans in Scotland and laws in more than 50 other countries.

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They voted to expand Medicaid. Their governor is resisting

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'The Boondocks' predicted an Oprah 2020 win ... 12 years ago

So we've gotten to the point where Oprah running for president is a real thing we are talking about, which doesn't make a lot of sense. Why would she want to be president? She's already Oprah. Being a movie star/entertainment mogul/IRL Santa Claus/glamorous gardening cover model sounds a lot better than the Sisyphean burdens of White House life.

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Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Apple should give parents more tools to curb technology use by children and study the health effects of excessive screen time, two big funds said.

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Britain sets Pyeongchang target of at least five medals

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has set its winter athletes a "best ever" target of at least five medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics after more than doubling funding since Sochi four years ago.

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BRIEF-Eagle Bulk Shipping Taken Delivery Of M/V New London Eagle

* EAGLE BULK SHIPPING INC - ‍HAS TAKEN DELIVERY OF ITS NEWLY ACQUIRED VESSEL, M/V NEW LONDON EAGLE, A 2015-BUILT CROWN-63 ULTRAMAX​

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GOPers have made their 2018 election bets

Congressional Republicans spent last weekend huddling with President Trump at Camp David to frame their legislative agenda in 2018. But they have already placed the bets most likely to determine their fate in November's midterm election, as a series of dramatic events late last week demonstrated.

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UPDATE 2-VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy-U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges it violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing sufficient notice of its policies or obtaining verifiable parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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Editorial: Republicans in Congress Are Failing America’s Children

Health coverage for nine million kids is still at risk as congressional leaders refuse to reauthorize CHIP.

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North and South Korea Begin First Direct Talks in Years

The two Koreas will discuss Kim Jong-un’s offer to send an Olympic delegation, but they may also touch on broader issues, reducing nuclear tensions.

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Funky Ferris wheel reopens after 9 years

Most visitors to Osaka, Japan, have seen the bright yellow oblong-shaped Ferris wheel next to the famous Glico Man Sign billboard along the Dotonbori River.

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UPDATE 1-VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy-U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges it violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing sufficient notice of its policies or obtaining verifiable parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy: U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges that the company violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing notice or obtaining parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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VTech to settle charges it violated children's privacy -U.S. FTC

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech has agreed to settle charges that the company violated a U.S. children's privacy law by collecting personal information without providing notice or obtaining parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

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Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

(Reuters) - Kohl's Corp posted far stronger same-store sales for the holidays than its bigger peers, as a revamp of its business model and a strategy to have more stand-alone department stores rather than at struggling shopping malls paid off.

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UPDATE 4-Kohl's outstrips peers in best holiday season in years

* Kohl's 6.9 pct same-store holiday sales growth dwarfs rivals'

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Germany expects return of over 100 children of Islamist fighters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German security officials are preparing for the arrival of over 100 infants and children of people who left the country to fight for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, amid concerns about the radicalization of minors.

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World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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Drivers rescued after being trapped overnight by snowstorm in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - After hours of being trapped in heavy snow and freezing conditions, the last of travelers stranded overnight in their vehicles on a motorway near Spain’s capital Madrid were rescued on Sunday afternoon, emergency services said.

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France remembers Charlie Hebdo victims three years after attacks

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron led a somber tribute on Sunday to the 17 victims of attacks in Paris three years ago that marked the first of a wave of deadly Islamist assaults in France.

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Cambodia marks 39 years since fall of brutal 'killing fields' regime

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thousands of Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge on Sunday marked 39 years since the fall of the brutal regime that killed an estimated 1.7 million people.

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Cameroon separatist leader taken into custody in Nigeria: sources

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) - A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said on Saturday.

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They've lived here legally for years. Now the US could send these 250,000 immigrants away

They number upwards of 250,000.

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Illegal immigrant acquitted in California shooting gets three years on gun charge

(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant acquitted in a fatal San Francisco shooting, in a verdict condemned by President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison on a lesser gun charge on Friday but credited for time already served behind bars, authorities said.

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Five heads found on car in Mexico Gulf state of Veracruz

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The heads of five men displayed atop a car were found on Friday in the Gulf state of Veracruz in southeastern Mexico, local authorities said, in the midst of a spike in violence in the country.

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Race car driver Tucker gets more than 16 years for lending scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Kansas businessman and race car driver was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison on Friday for crimes related to his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $3.5 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

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Georgian Court Sentences Mikheil Saakashvili in Absentia to 3 Years in Prison

A Georgian court sentenced in absentia the former president to three years in prison for abusing his pardon powers while serving as president.

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These are the best of times for being single

"Marriage is a healthy estate," British physician William Farr wrote in 1858, in one of the first studies to conclude that married people were better off than their single counterparts. "The single individual is more likely to be wrecked on his voyage than the lives joined in matrimony."

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BRIEF-Centerpoint Energy Announces Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

* CENTERPOINT ENERGY ANNOUNCES FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN

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Singapore fines five electronics firms $14.7 million in biggest anti-competition penalty

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Friday fined five electronics parts makers a total of S$19.5 million ($14.7 million) for price-fixing and other cartel activities, the biggest anti-competition penalty in the city-state, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) said.

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BRIEF-Faurecia Announces Signing A MOU For A Five-Year Collaboration With Accenture

* ANNOUNCES SIGNING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR A FIVE-YEAR COLLABORATION WITH ACCENTURE

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Modern Love: How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years

A teenager in a wheelchair forges an unlikely but enduring relationship with the young woman hired to care for his infant half brother.

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Brazil's Bellucci banned five months for doping

(Reuters) - Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci was given a five-month, back-dated doping suspension but was considered not guilty of any "significant fault or negligence," the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme said on Thursday.

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Man charged with kidnapping two girls after their mother was killed

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man suspected of abducting two girls from an Austin, Texas-area home, where their mother was found dead, has been arrested in Colorado and charged with kidnapping, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

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U.S. sanctions five entities tied to Iran's missiles program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sanctioned five Iranian-based entities it said were owned or controlled by a industrial firm responsible for developing and producing Iran's solid-propellant ballistic missiles.

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Growing obsession: Palestinian stuffs pillows with 67 years of hair

TUBAS, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian mother Ezzeya Daraghmeh opens up a pillowcase and pulls out large clumps of her multi-colored hair that she has kept for nearly seven decades.

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For Mormons, Succession Drama Is Against Their Religion

The Mormon Church’s system for choosing a leader to succeed Thomas S. Monson is built to prevent power struggles and politicking, but it also precludes any fresh blood at the top.

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Some in South get their first experience with snow

Please pardon the people freaking out in Florida. It's snowing! It's snowing!

United States International Relations nytimes.com

A Foreign Hand in Protests? Iranians See Confirmation in Their History

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s accusation resonates for many Iranians, whose country has long been subject to foreign interference.

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Auto sales fall for first time in 9 years

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BRIEF-Intel CEO Krzanich says co has not found any case of chips issue being exploited - CNBC‍​

* Intel Corp CEO BRIAN KRZANICH SAYS CO WAS MADE AWARE OF CHIPS ISSUE "A WHILE AGO" BY GOOGLE RESEARCHERS - CNBC‍​

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Hezbollah: Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

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Two phones, two years, two calls: How North and South Korea reconnected

At 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, a phone rang in a room in an uninhabited village in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Breaking the Hold of Drugs to Earn the Embrace of Her Children

Cassandra Darlington hit rock bottom when her five children were placed in foster care. Sixteen years into sobriety, she is awed by their capacity to forgive.

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This FL city hasn't seen snow in nearly 30 years -- until now

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First UK polar bear in 25 years born at Scottish zoo

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A polar bear cub has been born in Britain for the first time in 25 years, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland said on Wednesday.

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Al Shabaab kills five Kenyan policemen who were out on patrol

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Five Kenyan policemen were killed in an attack on their vehicle in the northeast county of Mandera near the border with Somalia late on Tuesday, a government official in the area said.

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150 years of human migration

The travel ban, the border wall and child Dreamers -- immigration to America has been in a constant spotlight in recent months. Meanwhile, in Europe, waves of migrants and refugees have arrived on the continent's shores since 2015 in a struggle to escape poverty and war.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

On Olympics: Nathan Chen Has Taken the Quad to a New Level. Is It Good for Figure Skating?

Chen, the 18-year-old American sensation, is the first to complete the difficult jump five times in a four-and-a-half-minute routine, but some worry it is dulling the sport.

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BRIEF-Amazon.Com Says ‍More Than Five Bln Items Worldwide Shipped With Prime In 2017​

* AMAZON.COM INC - ‍MORE THAN FIVE BILLION ITEMS WORLDWIDE SHIPPED WITH PRIME IN 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian soccer players have formed a team for one-legged players, hoping to start league for disabled players in the country.

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Not just Hollywood: Survivors share their stories

Millions of people have taken to social media to talk about sexual harassment and assault. CNN asked a few survivors to share their stories.

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RPT-UPDATE 4-Compass Group chief, five others killed in Sydney seaplane crash

SYDNEY/LONDON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - The chief executive of British catering giant Compass Group Plc and four members of his family were killed when the seaplane they were flying in crashed into a Sydney river on New Year's Eve.

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New York family of five among the dead in Costa Rican plane crash

(Reuters) - A family of five from the New York City suburb of Scarsdale was aboard a plane that crashed into woodland off a popular tourist beach in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people aboard, a family relative said.

Exercise nytimes.com

Voices: 18 Years Into the New Millennium, Finding My Younger Self

None of my efforts to break old habits will add one day to my life, but I’m experiencing some of the passion I felt in the first 18 years of my life.

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Compass Group chief, five others killed in Sydney seaplane crash

SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - The chief executive of British catering giant Compass Group Plc and four members of his family were killed when the seaplane they were flying in crashed into a Sydney river on New Year's Eve.

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UPDATE 4-Compass Group chief, five others killed in Sydney seaplane crash

* New CEO to take helm at Compass immediately (Adds background on Cousins)

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Macau casinos post first annual revenue gain in 3 years

Gaming revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau rose for the first time in three years in 2017 as high-end punters' appetite for gambling recovers after a protracted government campaign against shows of wealth among public officials and slowing economic growth.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

‘Massive Mental Health Crisis’ Feared for Rohingya Children

“I have nightmares that the military is chasing me,” says a 12-year-old who fled Myanmar. For hundreds of thousands like her, the horror isn’t over.

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Compass Group chief, five others dead in Sydney seaplane crash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The CEO of Compass Group Plc, the world's biggest catering firm, and four of his close family members were among the six people who died when the seaplane they were traveling in crashed into Sydney river on New Year's Eve.

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Compass Group CEO, five others dead in Sydney seaplane crash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The CEO of Britain's Compass Group CEO, Richard Cousins, was among six people who died after a seaplane crashed into a river in Sydney on New Year's Eve.

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Five British among dead in Sydney New Year's Eve seaplane crash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Five of six people killed when a seaplane crashed during a 20- minute joy ride in Sydney on New Year's Eve were British nationals, including an 11-year-old girl, authorities said.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Sentient-Being Diet

Making New Year resolutions as a hedge against apocalypse.

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As U.S. budget fight looms, Republicans flip their fiscal script

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a conservative Republican faction in the U.S. Congress, who voted this month for a huge expansion of the national debt to pay for tax cuts, called himself a "fiscal conservative" on Sunday and urged budget restraint in 2018.

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For nearly 50 years, 2 Vietnam vets kept a New Year's Eve pact

Hunkered in a Vietnam bunker, with rockets and mortar shells raining down, the two Marines made a pact.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

In Fire-Scarred Bronx Neighborhood, a World of New Arrivals, Children and Community

Many were drawn to Belmont, where a fire killed 12, because it is affordable and safe. They stayed because they found a small town amid a metropolis.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

Why Children Play With Fire, and How to Stop Them

Preschoolers and kindergartners are most likely to start fires caused by play, and are most likely to die in them, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

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Egypt sentences ex-President Mursi, 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary.

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Turkey says EU funds not being actively used for needs of Syrian refugees

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A substantial portion of the funds promised by the European Union (EU) to help Syrian refugees in Turkey is still not being used actively to meet their needs, Turkey's EU Ministry said on Saturday.

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Some Afghan Children Find an Alternative to Jail — for Now

Orphanages for Afghan children of jailed mothers meet part of the need, but funding cuts threaten their future and many others stay in prison.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican shares end 2017 with best performance in 5 years

By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Mexican shares posted their biggest gains in five years in 2017 as concerns about potential damage from U.S. Donald Trump's policies waned, while Chilean stocks had their best performance since 2010 following the election of a pro-business president. Mexico's S&P/BMV IPC rose 1.01 percent on Friday, as strong corporate earnings helped the index increase 8.1 percent overall in 2017 despite concerns surrounding the ongoing talks to re

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Children's makeup kits pulled over asbestos

The international retailer Claire's Stores Inc. said it took nine makeup products off the shelves following a report by CNN affiliate WJAR-TV that tremolite asbestos was found in the makeup.

Basketball nytimes.com

Keeping Score: Is LeBron James, at 33, Better Than He Was 5 Years Ago?

You can say he’s ageless and even sublime. But can you truthfully say, as Steve Kerr did, that James is better in his 15th N.B.A. season than he was in his 10th?

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How to navigate 5,000 years of art in a day

Dancing nytimes.com

These N.B.A. Dancers Bring Their High Kicks Courtside

With packed routines, the hard-working Brooklynettes and Knicks City Dancers are “there to create just as much of a show as the basketball players.”

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Apartment fire in New York City kills 12 including four children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators in New York City searched early on Friday for the cause of an apartment fire that killed 12 people including four children in the city's deadliest blaze in at least a quarter of a century.

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BRIEF-Ani Pharmaceuticals Enters Five-Year $125 Mln Senior Secured Credit Facility With Citizens Bank

* ANI PHARMACEUTICALS ENTERS FIVE-YEAR $125 MILLION SENIOR SECURED CREDIT FACILITY WITH CITIZENS BANK

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The year in U.S. markets in five graphs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are poised to close out 2017 with a stellar performance, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average , S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite all poised for gains of roughly 20 percent or more.

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GRAPHIC-The year in U.S. markets in five graphs

NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are poised to close out 2017 with a stellar performance, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite all poised for gains of roughly 20 percent or more.

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Fire in New York City apartment block kills 12 including four children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators in New York City searched early on Friday for the cause of a blaze that ripped through an apartment building in the Bronx and killed 12 people including four children, in the city's deadliest fire in at least a quarter of a century.

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REFILE-Asia Pacific loans continue slide to five-year low

Hong Kong, Dec 29 (TRLPC) - Syndicated lending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, hit a five-year low of US$445.31bn in 2017 and was 4.81% lower than US$467.8bn in 2016 as mergers and acquisitions activity slowed and record G3 bond issuance in dollars, euros, and yen curbed loan volume.

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Asia Pacific loans continue slide to five-year low

Hong Kong, Dec 29 (TRLPC) - Syndicated lending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, hit a five-year low of US$445.31bn in 2017 and was 4.81% lower than US$467.8bn in 2016 as mergers and acquisitions activity slowed and record G3 bond issuance in dollars, euros, and yen curbed loan volume.

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China's Huawei flags slowest revenue growth in four years

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd expects 2017 revenue to rise 15 percent to 600 billion yuan ($92.08 billion), its rotating chief executive, Ken Hu, said in a New Year's message to staff posted on its official WeChat account on Friday.

Foster Care nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Opioid Plague’s Youngest Victims: Children in Foster Care

Children are pouring into the beleaguered child welfare system.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017

Unicef has warned of a “shocking scale” of attacks against children. Here is our coverage from countries racked by violence.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy

President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable.

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Police: Parents locked daughter in room for 15 years until she died

A couple in Japan have been arrested after their emaciated adult daughter was found dead in a windowless room where she had apparently been locked for at least 15 years.

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CORRECTED-Egypt chooses five banks to arrange next Eurobonds issuance - finance minister

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt has chosen HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and the First Abu Dhabi Bank to arrange its next Eurobonds issuance, Finance Ministry Amr El Garhy said on Thursday.

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Egypt chooses five banks to arrange next Eurobonds issuance - finance minister

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt has chosen HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi to arrange its next Eurobonds issuance, Finance Ministry Amr El Garhy said on Thursday.

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Kremlin says Russian satellite launch failures being investigated

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia was analyzing its space sector after two failed satellite launches in as many months.

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NBA: Rondo tallies 25 assists for highest total in 21 years

(Reuters) - New Orleans point guard Rajon Rondo dished out an NBA season-high 25 assists on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets to become the first player to reach the total in 21 years.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Rabwah Journal: Shunned by Pakistan’s Muslims, Ahmadis Find Refuge in a City of Their Own

Rabwah, home to about 70,000 Ahmadis, has a veneer of calm, even affluence, that is at odds with the growing hatred against the sect elsewhere in the country.

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Friends learn they're brothers after 60 years

Seventy-four-year-old Walter Macfarlane and 72-year-old Alan Robinson have been friends for more than 60 years. Born in Honolulu, they first met in elementary school, played high school football together and joke they could have married the same girl. They sent their children to the same schools they attended and vacationed together as families.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

In “The Great Quake,” Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In “Quakeland,” Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent.

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South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years jail for Samsung heir Lee in corruption case

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on Wednesday for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, in a corruption case that led to the ouster of the nation's president earlier this year.

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Obama warns that society being splintered by online biases

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their biases.

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Japanese woman, confined by parents for years, found frozen to death: police

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police said on Wednesday they have arrested a couple whose 33-year-old daughter froze to death in a tiny room where they had confined her for years because they believed she had a form of mental illness that made her violent.

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Cambodia's Hun Sen vows to stay in power for at least another 10 years

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to extend his more than 30 years in power by at least another decade on Wednesday, weeks after the highest court dissolved the main opposition party ahead of a 2018 general election.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Storm Buries Pennsylvania City in More Than Five Feet of Snow

Residents of Erie, Pa., have had to abandon their cars in the middle of the road after getting stuck. The snow, which shattered several records, is still coming down.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Years of Attack Leave Obamacare a More Government-Focused Health Law

Efforts by Republicans to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, culminating in the repeal of the individual mandate, have left behind a more government-focused health program.

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Oil prices hit highest level in 2½ years

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Tourist carrying husband's painkillers sentenced to 3 years in Egyptian prison

A British woman who says she was carrying painkillers for her ailing partner was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and fined the equivalent of $5,611 by an Egyptian court.

Death and Dying nytimes.com

A Boy, His Mother and the Human Being Behind the Camera

Over the five years that Leslye Davis followed Drew — starting when he was 14 and she was in journalism school — their lives became deeply intertwined.

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Best friends' discovery after 60 years

Two men in Hawaii, who have been friends for 60 years, find out that they are actually biological brothers.

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Kuwait arrests five over video deemed offensive to crown prince

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait arrested five suspects accused of posting a video on social media considered offensive to the Gulf state's crown prince, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

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Mom, 2 children killed in Christmas shooting

A mother and her two children -- one just 10 months old -- were killed on Christmas in a domestic violence shooting at a Phoenix apartment complex, police said.

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2 arrested in S. Korea's deadliest fire in years

The owner and the manager of a South Korean building where 29 people died last week in a fire have been arrested, a local police official said Tuesday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.

Wu Gan (Activist) nytimes.com

Chinese Activist Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Shaming Officials

Under President Xi Jinping, determined activists like Wu Gan, who once survived at the edges of official tolerance, have come under concerted attack.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

One Target in Beijing’s Migrant Crackdown: Schoolchildren

The demolition of schools for migrant children has driven 15,000 students out of their classrooms, depriving many of a chance at an education.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Taken From Ukraine’s War Zone, Grenades Are Used in Crimes, Too

The weapons are becoming an increasingly common feature in criminal activities including domestic violence and bank robberies.

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UPDATE 1-China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

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China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

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Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison, life at risk: doctor

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori was rushed from prison to a local hospital by ambulance late on Saturday after suffering a severe drop in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm that put him at risk of dying, Fujimori's doctor said.

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Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison in ambulance: local TV

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori has been taken from prison to a local hospital by ambulance to undergo treatment for abnormally low blood pressure, Fujimori's doctor Alejandro Aguinaga told local broadcaster RPP on Saturday.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

For More Than 300 Afghan Children, Many Older Than 5, Home Is Mother’s Cellblock

Orphanages that could help house the children are packed, and there has been little international interest in addressing the issue.

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Exclusive: U.S. memo weakens guidelines for protecting immigrant children in court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has issued new guidelines for immigration judges that remove some instructions for how to protect unaccompanied juveniles appearing in their courtrooms.

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U.N. appoints American to lead Children's Fund

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations announced on Friday the appointment of Henrietta Fore, an economic development advocate and former U.S. State Department official, as executive director of its Children's Fund, effective Jan. 1.

Dictionaries nytimes.com

Stop Trying to Make ‘Youthquake’ Happen: Readers Pick Their Words of the Year

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year drew some bafflement and derision. We asked readers to do better.

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Watch These Brooklyn Skate Club Regulars Dance Their Wheels Off

There’s magic in the skates: On Wednesday nights, the Brooklyn Skate Club transforms a gymnasium in Bedford-Stuyvesant into a swirl of bodies.

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Canadian pension funds buy stakes in French engineering group Fives

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Canadian pension funds Caisse de depot et placement du Québec and PSP Investments said on Friday they have bought minority stakes in Fives, an industrial engineering group based in France.

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BRIEF-CN To Purchase 200 New Locomotives From GE Transportation Over The Next Three Years

* CN TO PURCHASE 200 NEW LOCOMOTIVES FROM GE TRANSPORTATION OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS

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Dogs help children and their families cope with cancer

Squeals of delight echo around the room at Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Nine-year-old cancer survivor Bryce Greenwell turns to his mother, Jenny. "Did you know about this?" he asks, hands cupped to his face in surprise.

Culture (Arts) nytimes.com

Their Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2017

Artists who died this year left behind gripping scenes, profound turns of phrase, unforgettable melodies and plenty of laughter. We pay tribute to a few of the most notable — through their own words.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Brokers Who Go Big With Their Closing Gifts

After helping you buy or sell a home, most real estate agents will present you with a closing gift. For some, a bottle of wine just doesn’t cut it.