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World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help...

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REFILE-U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken -Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken: Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken -Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at...

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UK supermarket Iceland targets plastic-free own label ranges by 2023

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermarket Iceland plans to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023 and called on the industry to follow its lead.

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Whisky and waders as fishermen welcome salmon season in Scotland

KENMORE, Scotland (Reuters) - On the banks of the River Tay in the Scottish highlands, a parade of pipers and a whisky-based blessing helped mark the start of the country's salmon fishing season on...

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Israel's Netanyahu pushes for India free trade deal during rare visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Israel will begin work on a free trade pact that Israel has been pushing for, officials said on Monday, as Benjamin Netanyahu began a first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years.

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Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven...

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Iran frees 440 people arrested during protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has freed 440 people arrested in Tehran during anti-government protests, a judiciary official said, amid continuing uncertainty over how many were detained around the country.

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Enjoying the high life, up on the roof in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv (Reuters) - When it comes to the high life in Tel Aviv, residents of the Mediterranean metropolis need look no further than their own rooftops.

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the...

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The Stone: Keep Our Mountains Free. And Dangerous.

Efforts to make wild places “safe” threaten to turn them into extensions of urban environments.

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Former Argentine vice president freed pending corruption trial

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's former economy minister and vice president, Amado Boudou, was freed from jail on Friday after an appeals court ruled that he was unlikely to interfere in a corruption case against him.

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Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia,...

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On Baseball: Winter Drags On, With Free Agents Still Waiting by the Phone

In an off-season of few signings, teams leery of overpaying seem content to wait for prices to drop in the spring.

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Ancient statues looted in Lebanese war returned decades later

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United...

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Palestinians protesting U.S Jerusalem move clash with Israeli troops

GAZA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Friday in what they said was a protest against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.

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Indonesia in talks with Rio Tinto for Freeport acquisition - official

* Indonesia holding talks with Rio Tinto in connection with Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) acquisition, unable to disclose details yet, PT Inalum CEO Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Friday

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Zambia slum residents riot over rules to curb cholera outbreak

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Residents in a slum in Zambia's capital are rioting over a ban on street vending that was imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

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Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.

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Horrible carriage, unwieldy crowns: Queen Elizabeth's candid views of coronation and royal jewels

LONDON (Reuters) - Speaking for the first time about her coronation 65 years ago, Britain's Queen Elizabeth has revealed how uncomfortable riding in her golden carriage to the ceremony was and how...

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BRIEF-WestJet Says Three New Vice-Presidents Will Join Senior Leadership Team

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - THREE NEW VICE-PRESIDENTS WILL BE JOINING SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Feds freeze program that provides info for help on mental health and substance abuse

Federal health officials recently froze a program aimed to educate the public and provide information about evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar to go up for auction

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from British military leader Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar is to be auctioned in London later...

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Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS (Reuters) - In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in...

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...

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UPDATE 3-Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

JAKARTA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc over the Grasberg copper mine by June, although divestment issues are still unresolved, a mining ministry official said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 3-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of DVDs and games

* UK like-for-like sales in six weeks to Christmas up 1.9 pct

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UPDATE 1-Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

JAKARTA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc over the Grasberg copper mine by June, although divestment issues are still unresolved, a mining ministry official said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of gifts like DVDs and games

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest retailer Tesco missed forecasts for Christmas trading on Thursday as strong sales of fresh food were undermined by lower demand for general goods such as DVDs and computer games.

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Round up my ride! Bulgarian returns Singapore's damaged rental bikes

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A sea of yellow and orange bicycles in Singapore's public spaces shows how quickly the city-state has embraced the shared-bike culture since major operators such as Chinese...

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Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

* Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc by June this year, said Coal and Minerals Director General Bambang Gatot

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Trump calls for review of libel laws (again) in his latest salvo against free press

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BRIEF-DISH To Work With Google Assistant To Bring Multi-Language Voice Control To Hands-Free TV Experience

* DISH TO WORK WITH THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT; BRINGING MULTI-LANGUAGE VOICE CONTROL TO HANDS-FREE TV EXPERIENCE

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Palestinians in East Jerusalem cherish horses as family

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian Fares Salem treats the horses he looks after at stables overlooking Jerusalem's walled Old City as though they were members of his own family.

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Sears had a miserable, miserable Christmas

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BRIEF-Nautilus Inc Partners With Lift Digital To Give Bowflex Customers Free, Personalized Training Sessions

* NAUTILUS, INC. PARTNERS WITH LIFT DIGITAL TO GIVE BOWFLEX® CUSTOMERS FREE, PERSONALIZED TRAINING SESSIONS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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In digital age, circus maintains flesh-and-blood appeal

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's international circus festival shows audiences are still captivated by the emotion of a live performance, Charlie Chaplin's son Eugene, who heads the jury, said.

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Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing...

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Alligators freeze snouts in ice to stay alive

Alligators at a wildlife park in North Carolina survived frigid conditions by allowing their noses to be frozen in ice.

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Feeding the fashionistas: Gucci turns to fine dining

Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they're stretching from haute couture to haute cuisine.

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Microsoft halts some AMD chip Spectre patches after PCs freeze

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had suspended patches to guard against Meltdown and Spectre security threats for some computers running AMD chipsets after complaints by AMD customers that the software updates froze their machines.

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UPDATE 2-Microsoft halts some AMD chip Spectre patches after PCs freeze

FRANKFURT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had suspended patches to guard against Meltdown and Spectre security threats for some computers running AMD chipsets after complaints by AMD customers that the software updates froze their machines.

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UPDATE 3-Morrisons, Tesco and discounters stand out in Christmas battle

* Squeezed UK shoppers focus on food, drink over Christmas (Adds detail on discounters, analyst comment, updates shares)

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Microsoft halts some AMD chip Meltdown patches after PCs freeze

FRANKFURT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had suspended patches to guard against Meltdown and Spectre security threats for some computers running AMD chipsets after complaints by AMD customers that the software updates froze their machines.

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New York Today: New York Today: Getting Fit for Free

Tuesday: Workout classes that won’t break the bank, warming weather, and Restaurant Week approaches.

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UPDATE 2-Morrisons and Tesco shine in Christmas sales battle

* Aldi and Lidl still winning market share (Adds detail, CEO comment, Kantar/Nielsen and BRC data, shares)

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Tesco top in UK Christmas trading battle: Kantar Worldpanel

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco was the best performer over Christmas, Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday, with a 3.1 percent rise in sales in the past 12 weeks beating its "big four" rivals Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons.

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Tesco triumphs in Christmas trading battle: Kantar Worldpanel

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco was the best performer over Christmas, Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday, with a 3.1 percent rise in sales in the past 12 weeks beating its "big four" rivals Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons.

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Ancient finding in Peru sheds light on desert society - archaeologist

LIMA (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru's desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations...

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No free pass for Massachusetts pot businesses from feds-prosecutor

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor will not rule out prosecuting businesses dealing in marijuana, he said on Monday, days after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era policy easing enforcement in states that legalized the drug.

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Horgos Journal: A Visa-Free Zone Welcomes Your Wallet. But Maybe Not Your Beard.

It’s unusually easy to enter a special economic development zone between China and Kazakhstan, unless your garb suggests you have Islamist leanings.

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Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

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Arconic to freeze pension plans for 7,900 U.S. employees

(Reuters) - U.S. specialty metals makers Arconic Inc said on Monday it would freeze defined benefit pension plans for all 7,900 of its U.S.-based salaried and non-bargained hourly employees, effective April 1.

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Greek court temporarily freezes asylum to Turkish soldier

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece won on Monday a temporary injunction freezing asylum granted to a Turkish soldier who fled with seven others to the country after a botched coup attempt against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.

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India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on database breach

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a data breach in a federal identity database, drawing criticism from a journalist group that accused officials of trying to muzzle free speech.

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Outside Iran’s Most Notorious Prison, Calls for Loved Ones to Be Freed

More than 500 people have been arrested in Tehran during the recent protests, and the families and friends of prisoners have gathered outside Evin Prison to call for their release.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Jerusalem, Golden Globes: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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U.S. to endure another day below freezing before relief comes

(Reuters) - The bitter cold that has gripped much of the United States since the new year will last another day, forecasters said on Sunday, predicting an end to a frigid spell that featured a "bomb cyclone" snowstorm and frozen iguanas falling from trees in Florida.

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Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas amid tight security

CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, led midnight mass in the cathedral of Egypt's new administrative capital on Saturday, a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi.

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Thousands of Belgians brave cold to take dip in wintery North Sea

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - Thousands of people braved the biting cold of a Belgian winter on Saturday to take a dip in the North Sea in Ostend's traditional New Year's plunge.

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Tapes Reveal Egyptian Leaders’ Tacit Acceptance of Jerusalem Move

While Egypt denounced President Trump’s decision, an Egyptian intelligence officer coached talk show hosts to persuade their listeners to accept it.

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For Many Public Housing Residents, It’s Cold Inside, Too

Workers scrambled to restore heat in city-run dwellings after a snowstorm and bitter cold hit New York.

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U.S. freezes $125 million funds for Palestinian refugees: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has frozen $125 million in funding for a U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, Axios news site reported on Friday, days after President Donald Trump threatened to withhold future aid payments to Palestinians.

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Freestyle Skiing: Williams hoping for last chance at Olympics, yet heart remains in backcountry

LONDON (Reuters) - While many athletes dream of competing at successive Winter Olympics, American freestyle skier McRae Williams knows that at the age of 27, next month's Games in Pyeongchang could be his first and last shot at Olympic glory.

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Brazil expects to be declared free of foot-and-mouth with vaccination

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil expects the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to declare the country free from foot-and-mouth disease with vaccinations at a meeting in May, according to a government statement on Friday.

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Dog guards body of dead owner for weeks over Christmas

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A dog has been rescued by animal protection services in Hungary after being found lying alongside the body of her mistress who died weeks before.

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Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara expecting second baby

LONDON (Reuters) - Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is pregnant with her second child, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

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It's so cold frozen iguanas are falling out of trees

There's an iguanocalypse in Florida, or at least that's what it looks like judging from the photos worried Floridians are posting all over social media.

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Long Before Video, Japanese Fought Suicide in the ‘Sea of Trees’

The notorious Aokigahara Forest looms large for Japan, with its high national suicide rate, though patrols and other steps are helping lower the toll.

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Peru's Fujimori leaves clinic as free man, reigniting anger over pardon

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori left hospital as a free man on Thursday, waving to supporters from a wheelchair and reigniting anger over a pardon he secured from President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Christmas Eve.

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Peru's pardoned Fujimori leaves clinic, starts life as free man

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's recently-pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori left a hospital as a free man for the first time in 12 years on Thursday, waving to his supporters from a wheelchair before entering a car with his lawmaker son Kenji.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trapped, and Freed, by the Ice

The forced isolation of an snowstorm is not all bad — for a little while, anyway.

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'Hands off our Irn Bru': Scots vent fury at sugar cut in popular drink

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - It's known as Scotland's second national drink, but a change in the secret recipe for Irn Bru, a sticky-sweet fizzy beverage prized as a hangover cure, has prompted outrage...

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U.S. places Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations of religious freedom," it said on Thursday, days after the White House said Islamabad would have to do more to combat terrorism to receive U.S. aid.

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UPDATE 2-Aldi pursues UK expansion after record Christmas

* Targeting 1,000 UK stores by 2022 (Adds detail, CEO, analyst comment)

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No winners in U.S. Powerball jackpot worth $460 million

CHICAGO (Reuters) - No one won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday worth an estimated $460 million, the seventh-largest prize in the game's history, the lottery website said.

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Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: residents

AMMAN (Reuters) - Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

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Nikki Haley hosts reception for countries that backed US on Jerusalem resolution

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hosted a "Friends of the US" reception Wednesday night, inviting those who had voted against or abstained from voting on a resolution condemning the United States for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Koreas End Longstanding Communications Freeze

North and South Korea have reopened a border hotline after nearly two years of radio silence.

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U.S. Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the...

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Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Heating-oil providers are working overtime and power generators are switching from natural gas to coal and petroleum as bitter temperatures grip much of the country.

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Alaskan 'sunrise' girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve...

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Freed Canadian hostage appears in court on criminal charges

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian court on Wednesday postponed a bail hearing for former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle, who was arrested on Saturday and faces criminal charges including assault, sexual assault and forcible confinement.

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No winner in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot climbs to $418 million

(Reuters) - A jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery climbed to an estimated $418 million, the fourth largest in the game's history, after no tickets matched all six numbers during Tuesday's grand...

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Freed Taliban hostage faces assault charges in Canada

A Canadian man who spent five years with his family in militant captivity in Afghanistan was arrested in Ottawa, his lawyer said.

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Netanyahu Allies Rethink Remapping of Jerusalem

As lawmakers threw up obstacles to a two-state solution, they dropped an idea to make it easier to redraw the Jerusalem map to exclude Palestinians.

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Trump threatens aid to Palestinians and appears to contradict himself on Jerusalem

President Donald Trump raised the prospect Tuesday of cutting off aid to the Palestinian territories unless Palestinian leaders agree to resume negotiations to broker a peace deal with Israel.

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Canadian Hostage Freed From Taliban Is Charged With Sexual Assault

Joshua Boyle, who was held hostage with his wife and children in Afghanistan, faces 15 criminal charges, court records show.

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Cuba's Santeria priests wax positive as transition from Castros begins

HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion forecast on Tuesday that the upcoming retirement of President Raul Castro would signify "a moment of change" that accelerates the...

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Freed Canadian hostage faces assault charges: lawyer

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian man freed in 2017 nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan has been arrested in Ottawa and faces several charges, including assault and forcible confinement, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

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Haley: Iranians crying out for freedom

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley calls on the international community to support protesters demanding more freedoms in Iran.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States; four die

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A record-shattering Arctic freeze kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the Northeast were expected to warm within 24 hours.

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Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's parliament passed an amendment on Tuesday that would make it harder for it to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians, who condemned the move as undermining any chance to revive talks on statehood.

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New York Today: New York Today: New Year’s Freeze

Tuesday: Painfully chilly weather, goings-on across the city, and a car-free Prospect Park.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States, expected to ease

(Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic cold wave kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the northeast were expected to warm thereafter.

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Israel raises threshold to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, who want the eastern part of the city for a future independent state.

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BRIEF-Freeport Indonesia gets mining permit extension until June 30

* FREEPORT INDONESIA HAS RECEIVED TEMPORARY MINING PERMIT EXTENSION UNTIL JUNE 30, 2018 - SPOKESMAN

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Analysis: How 2 US presidents reacted to 2 Iranian crackdowns

When protests erupted in Iran in 2009, then-President Barack Obama reacted cautiously, concerned that a forceful intervention could make America -- reviled as the "Great Satan" by Iranian revolutionaries -- a rallying cause for the clerical regime.

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Israeli archaeologists find 2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal impression

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.

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Detained Cambodian opposition leader calls for free and fair vote

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's detained opposition leader Kem Sokha called for free and fair elections in the Southeast Asian country in a New Year's message on Monday.

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In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intrepid revelers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Intrepid revelers flock to frigid Times Square for New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Revelers from around the world crowded into New York's Times Square on a bone-chilling Sunday evening to watch the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Party hardy: Revelers brave Times Square on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Times Square was filling up on Sunday as hordes of hardy revelers, undeterred by bitter cold and an unprecedented security operation, maneuvered for prime spots to...

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Hundreds of Indonesian couples ring in the new year at mass wedding

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's Eve on Sunday night by tying the knot in a mass wedding in the capital Jakarta.

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Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred...

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Trees planted where CNN filmed Trump golfing

Trees have been planted on one of President Trump's golf courses where CNN cameras captured him golfing. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

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Trump's freewheeling Mar-a-Lago buttons up -- some

The suntanned snowbirds who comprise Mar-a-Lago's membership have noticed something different at President Donald Trump's private club this winter.

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Free Your Mind? ‘Black Mirror’ Isn’t Too Hopeful

A new season of Netflix’s digital-age creep show warns that technology can empower misanthropes and misogynists.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Christmas May Be Over, but Holiday Shopping Is Not

In the last week of the year, called the 13th Month or the Second Season by retailers, e-commerce-fueled returns and gift cards send consumers back to buy more.

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Ukraine kidnappers free bitcoin analyst after $1 mln ransom paid

KIEV (Reuters) - Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday.

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California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the...

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Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

(Reuters) - Myanmar on Friday freed two journalists for Turkey's state broadcaster, their local interpreter and a driver after they completed a two-month jail sentence for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone, a prison official said.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Even Sharks Are Freezing to Death. Winter Rages and the Nation Reels.

Snow blocks the doors. Cold cancels New Year’s. And relief is a ways off.

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Land of the freeze: arctic wave hits northern United States

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An arctic blast sent most of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest into a deep freeze that set record lows in several spots on Thursday as forecasters warned the frigid temperatures could last through the New Year holiday.

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Brazil's top court suspends parts of President Temer's Christmas pardons

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (Reuters) - The president of Brazil's Supreme Court suspended parts of a Christmas decree from President Michel Temer granting pardons to convicted criminals on Thursday, saying Temer's actions needed further examination by the court.

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Land of the freeze: arctic wave hits U.S. Midwest, Northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest grappled with a post-Christmas deep freeze on Thursday, with temperatures expected to plunge as low as minus 20 degrees F (minus 29 C) in North Dakota as forecasters warned that the harsh winter weather could usher in the New Year.

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Brazil's top prosecutor challenges President Temer's Christmas pardons

(Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor has launched a legal challenge against pardons granted by President Michel Temer just before Christmas, saying they are unconstitutional and threaten a probe into the country's largest-ever corruption scandal.

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Brazil top prosecutor challenges President Temer's Christmas pardons

(Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor has launched a legal challenge against pardons made by President Michel Temer just before Christmas, alleging they are unconstitutional and threaten the Car Wash probe into the country's largest-ever corruption scandal.

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Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-meter tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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There's a good boy: Thai nurses dress babies up as dogs to ring in New Year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nurses at a hospital in the Thai capital showed some festive puppy love on Thursday, dressing up newborn babies up in fetching canine outfits ahead of the Year of the Dog.

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Israeli Minister Wants to Name a Jerusalem Train Station for Trump

The proposed station would deposit tourists in the Old City, a few hundred yards from the Temple Mount.

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Health Care, Barack Obama, Jerusalem: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Irish coastal village hosts annual beach horse races

BALLYHEIGUE, Ireland (Reuters) - On a rugged stretch of beach in Ireland's southwest, the residents of Ballyheigue braved the wild winds from the Atlantic coast on Wednesday for the annual Christmas...

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Tel Aviv attempts plastic brick record with 36-metre tower

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-meter (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honor a young cancer victim in the Israeli...

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Belgian zoo welcomes baby elephant on Christmas day

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A baby elephant born on Christmas day made its first public appearance at a Belgian zoo on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-China's Tongling Nonferrous, Freeport-McMoRan agree on 2018 benchmark TC/RCs at $82.25/8.225 cents - source

* China's leading copper smelter Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group has agreed with Freeport-McMoRan Inc for treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) at $82.25 per tonne and 8.225 cents per pound as the 2018 benchmark, a company source with the smelter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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China's Tongling Nonferrous, Freeport-McMoRan agree on 2018 benchmark TC/RCs at $82.25/8.225 cents - source

* China's leading copper smelter Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group has agreed with Freeport-McMoRan Inc for treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) at $82.25 per tonne and 8.225 cents per pound as the 2018 benchmark, a company source with the smelter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Family rescues strangers on Christmas Eve. Twice.

Now this is a real power couple.

Christmas Trees nytimes.com

Don’t Just Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

Old trees can be used as mulch in city parks, to create fish habitats and to rebuild coastal dunes.

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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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Myanmar police to free journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

(Reuters) - Myanmar police said on Tuesday they would drop pending charges against two journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster, their interpreter and driver, who were jailed in November for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone.

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39 injured in fireworks explosion at Cuban festival on Christmas Eve

HAVANA (Reuters) - A fireworks explosion injured 39 people, including six children between the ages of 11 and 15, during a popular Cuban carnival on Christmas Eve, state-run media reported on Monday.

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22 injured in fireworks explosion at Cuban festival on Christmas Eve

HAVANA (Reuters) - A fireworks explosion seriously injured 22 people, including six children between ages 11 and 15, during a popular Cuban carnival on Christmas Eve, state-run media reported on Monday.

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Trumps send Christmas wishes

The first family offered Christmas wishes Monday morning.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Pope Francis, North Korea, Jerusalem: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Trump celebrates Christmas surrounded by family, friends -- and Twitter

All was not calm and bright on President Donald Trump's Twitter feed this Christmas.

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Queen pays tribute to terror and fire victims in Christmas speech

Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack and the Grenfell Tower fire in London during her annual Christmas Day message Monday.

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On Christmas Day, Pope Francis Prays for Peace in an Uneasy World

The pope’s Urbi et Orbi address read like a litany of global conflicts, with remarks noting tensions in the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

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Israel orders deportation of two Turks after Jerusalem arrests

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has ordered the deportation of two of three Turks who were briefly arrested during Palestinian demonstrations last week after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

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'God bless you', Netanyahu tells Guatemalan president over Jerusalem embassy move

JERUSALEM/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales with a "God bless you" on Monday over his decision to move the Central American country's embassy to Jerusalem.

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Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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China exceeds target for household gas projects, but some left freezing

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry for Environmental Protection (MEP) said it had completed coal-to-gas and coal-to-electricity projects for 3.9 million households or 25,220 villages, exceeding a target of 3.1 million houses for 2017 in northern Chinese regions.

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Israel praises Guatemala over Jerusalem embassy move

JERUSALEM/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales drew praise from Israeli officials on Monday for deciding to relocate the Central American country's embassy to Jerusalem, a move in step with U.S. policy in a dispute over the city's status.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Guatemala Will Move Its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem, Following Trump’s Lead

The nation is the first to follow President Trump in deciding to change the site of its embassy from Tel Aviv.

Toys nytimes.com

6 Tales of Parents Who Did What It Took to Snag Must-Have Toys at Christmas

We asked readers to tell us how far they (or a parent) had gone to get a popular toy. Tales of determination, ingenuity and luck poured in.

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Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, president says

Guatemala plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on his official Facebook account on Sunday.

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Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, backing Trump

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Sunday he had given instructions to move the Central American country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a few days after his government backed the United States in a row over the city's status.

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For Iraq's Christians, a bittersweet first Christmas home after Islamic State

TELESKOF, Iraq (Reuters) - Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof, Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing "Jingle Bells" in Aramaic.

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Trump's Christmas wish: 'We've got prosperity. Now we want peace'

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from Santa, and revealing what was on his own wish list.

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Pope, on Christmas Eve, says faith demands respect of immigrants

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed.

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Pope leads Christmas Eve Mass at Vatican

CNN Senior Vatican Analyst John Allen talks about Pope Francis' fifth Christmas Eve mass message.

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Pope Francis Puts Focus on Refugees in Christmas Eve Mass

At a Mass that amplifies his voice around the globe, Francis evoked a parallel between the travails of migrants and those of the biblical holy family.

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From Jerusalem, Netanyahu offers Christians personal tours of Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered to play tour guide to Christian pilgrims on Sunday in a message relayed from Jerusalem, whose recognition as Israel's capital by U.S. President Donald Trump has split global Christian opinion.

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Venezuela frees 36 jailed opponents in Christmas gesture

CARACAS (Reuters) - Three dozen opponents of Venezuela's socialist government were released from prison and reunited with their families on Sunday as part of a wider Christmas release, a local rights group said.

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Trump wishes troops a Merry Christmas

President Donald Trump wished a Merry Christmas to a group of American service members deployed abroad during a teleconference from Mar-a-Lago on Sunday, telling the troops from all five military branches that Americans was asking God to watch over them.

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Thirty-six Maduro foes freed in Christmas gesture in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Three dozen opponents of Venezuela's socialist government were released from prison and reunited with loved ones on Sunday as part of a wider Christmas release, a local rights group said.

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Christmas, North Korea, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

Christmas is becoming big business in India, where it has a cosmopolitan appeal to people of many faiths. But far-right Hindu groups have put the holiday in their cross hairs.

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This sad tree is breaking hearts at Christmas

Rome's Christmas tree is so threadbare that locals began mocking it, calling it 'Spelacchio', or 'mangy'. CNN's Delia Gallagher asks Romans what they think of their tree.

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Venezuela crisis sends residents fleeing

Yesica Galindez left Caracas last weekend in search of a better life. Her final destination: Chile, nearly 3,000 miles away.

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In 'China's Jerusalem', Christians say faith trumps official Sunday School ban

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) - When authorities in China's southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday School earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Boy, 6, Killed in Deputy Shooting in Texas Days Before Christmas

When sheriff’s deputies shot at a suspect on Thursday, a bullet made its way into a mobile home and killed Kameron Prescott, a first-grader.

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Venezuela freeing some jailed activists, may expel diplomats

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist government prepared to release some 80 jailed anti-government activists on Saturday, and threatened to expel envoys from Canada and Brazil after criticism over rights.

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Israel frees three Turks arrested amid Jerusalem unrest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court on Saturday freed without charge three Turks who had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police outside a Jerusalem holy site contested by Jews and Muslims, a police spokesman said.

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Venezuela frees some activists, may expel diplomats

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist government began releasing some 80 anti-government activists on Saturday, and threatened to expel envoys from Canada and Brazil after criticism over rights.

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Elderly couple's plan to give weed for Christmas thwarted by Nebraska cops

(Reuters) - An elderly California couple discovered by Nebraska sheriff's deputies with 60 pounds of marijuana in their truck during a cross-country trip said they had planned to give the weed to family as Christmas presents, police said.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Editorial: Free Detained Journalists in Myanmar

When it comes to press freedom, Myanmar’s new democracy is little different from its old military dictatorship.

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Venezuela may free activists, expel foreign diplomats

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist government may release 80 anti-government activists, and expel two senior diplomats from Canada and Brazil after criticism over rights, an official said on Saturday.

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The history of 'A Christmas Carol'

A look at the backstory of the Charles Dicken's classic "A Christmas Carol." CNN's Nick Glass reports.

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Christmas is about finding what's holy in all of us

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Personal Journeys: On Christmas Eve in Ukraine, the Church Is Chilly (or Is It?)

I celebrated Christmas with relatives in the village of Shutromynsti. There were many courses, multiple toasts, piercing memories and joyful singing.

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Israel says arrested three Turks in Jerusalem amid unrest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli authorities have arrested three Turkish tourists in Jerusalem over an incident that followed Muslim prayers at a flashpoint holy site, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

Trees and Shrubs nytimes.com

Merry Christmas. Now Who Swiped My Tree?

From New England to Texas, real-life Grinches keep stealing holiday greenery. But tree owners are fighting back with video cameras — and the thief-repelling odor of skunks.

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Police evacuate Bonn Christmas market, probe suspicious package

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police brought in experts and an explosives robot to investigate a suspicious package found at the Christmas market in the west German city of Bonn late on Friday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Newsbook: Holiday Fiction, Just in Time for Christmas

Whether you like thrillers or Y.A., here are three books to get you through the end of the year.

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Swedish roofs can handle Santa's sleigh - if he's careful

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas - as long as he doesn't try to deliver too many presents in one go.

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Arab states believe U.S. aid secure despite defying Trump Jerusalem move

AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Leading Arab allies threatened with cuts in aid by Donald Trump said on Friday they had no choice but to defy the U.S. president over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and did not believe he would follow through.

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Italian chef's new restaurant chain: free food made from scraps

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura plans to open two new restaurants in Paris and Naples next year, but wealthy diners are not welcome. The food will be free, made from...

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Israeli PM: Others may follow US lead on Jerusalem decision

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "several countries" are considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the city as the capital of Israel.

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Two Palestinians killed in anti-U.S. protests after U.N. vote on Jerusalem: health official

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians on Friday, a Gaza health official said, as protests intensified against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Estonian police send 'black' Christmas cards to driving offenders

TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonian police have sent 700 Christmas cards to the Baltic country's worst drivers, hoping that pictures of car crashes and road accident statistics will get repeat offenders to change their ways.

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Behold the Christmas story - in a limestone cave

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - One of the world's largest limestone caves, the Postojna Cave in western Slovenia, is a long way from a stable in Bethlehem, but its traditional living nativity is getting more...

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How Fox fueled 'war on Christmas' news

For more than a decade, a Fox News holiday tradition has been extensive coverage of the "war on Christmas." CNN's Tom Kludt shows how the same elements that fueled Fox News' "war on Christmas" coverage can also be found in the 2016 Presidential campaign of the most powerful Fox News viewer in the world.

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Verona Journal: Pandoro Is Italy’s Christmas Miracle. Easter Is Another Story.

Workers at Melegatti, the maker of traditional Christmas cakes, have staved off layoffs by urging Italians to eat pandoro.

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Franciscan monks put baby Jesus on bed of bullets to press for peace

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) - Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly "provocation" nativity scene designed to draw attention to those suffering in the world.

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Palestinian killed in anti-U.S. protests after U.N. vote on Jerusalem: health official

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians launched more anti-U.S. protests on Friday, and at least one demonstrator was killed in the Gaza Strip, a health official said, after the U.N. General Assembly rejected Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Christmas nytimes.com

Doctors: Christmas in the I.C.U.

There’s an illusion that if you want something enough, even something as fantastical as avoiding death, you might just get it.

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Did Trump really end the 'war on Christmas'?

Did President Donald Trump live up to his promise to end the "war on Christmas"? Depends on who you ask.

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Jerusalem, Dick Enberg, ‘Jumanji’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence; free to run firm

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday found Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin guilty of breach of trust and embezzlement and sentenced him to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, leaving him free to try and revive the conglomerate after steep losses in China.

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Lotte chief gets suspended prison sentence leaving him free to run firm

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday found Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin guilty of breach of trust and sentenced him to 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, leaving him free to try and revive the conglomerate after steep losses in China.

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Philippines' Maoists declare traditional Christmas truce

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Maoist rebels declared a traditional Christmas truce on Friday after the government announced the same, calling off hostilities for six days.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Where Jesus Would Spend Christmas

Today’s Bethlehem is a teeming refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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Europe Edition: Catalonia, Jerusalem, Christmas: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Congress, Jerusalem, Facebook: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, South Korea, Melbourne: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Defying Trump, over 120 countries at U.N. condemn Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 120 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.