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Nikkei ekes out gains, strong earnings expectations provide support

TOKYO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average eked out gains on Tuesday, with expectations for strong corporate earnings underpinning sentiment.

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Woman dies after fire on Florida casino boat

A woman died and 15 people were injured when a fire broke out on a shuttle boat taking passengers to a casino boat near New Port Richey, Florida, north of Tampa.

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Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian fire across tense Kashmir frontier

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani army said, the latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have also been exchanging heated challenges.

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Hawaii has been preparing for missile attack, now its credibility is under fire

Hawaii has taken emergency preparedness very seriously.

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Kyrgios eases to quickfire victory in Melbourne opener

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Home hope Nick Kyrgios launched his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday to continue his bright start to the year.

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Russia will not support U.S. bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal.

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Russia will not support U.S. attempts to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to change the Iran nuclear deal.

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Fire engulfs casino shuttle boat

All people aboard the Island Breeze during the boat fire are accounted for and ashore, according to a tweet from the United States Coast Guard Southeast. CNN's Kaylee Hartung reports.

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Oil dips away from 2014 highs on rising U.S. rig count, but analysts say market supported

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Monday as rising drilling activity in the United States pointed to higher future output, although output cuts led by OPEC and Russia as well as healthy demand kept crude near December 2014 highs reached last week.

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Casino shuttle boat catches fire

Fifteen people were injured Sunday when a fire broke out on a shuttle boat taking passengers to a casino boat near New Port Richey, Florida, north of Tampa.

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Fire engulfs casino shuttle boat off Florida coast, 15 injured

NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least 15 people were injured when a fire engulfed a boat off the coast of Florida on Sunday, causing the 50 people aboard to jump into the Gulf of Mexico and swim to shore, local officials said.

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Hundreds protest against austerity in Tunis, tear gas fired

TUNIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of Tunisians held anti-austerity demonstrations in the capital on Sunday and in one district police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of stone-throwing youths on the seventh anniversary of the ousting of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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Poland's government reshuffle boosts support for ruling party

WARSAW (Reuters) - Public support for Poland's ruling conservatives has risen while backing for the biggest opposition party fell as a recent government reshuffle helped ease voters' dissatisfaction with Warsaw's clashes with the EU, an opinion poll showed.

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Bushfires shut Australia's Newcastle airport for second time in 24 hours

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The airport for the Australian city of Newcastle has canceled flights for the second time in 24 hours because of bushfires in the area, operator Newcastle Airport said on its Facebook page on Sunday.

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For now, Australia's plans for cannabis market dominance are more smoke than fire

SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Australia said this month it would allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025, investors scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies - pushing several of them, and the sector as a whole, to record highs.

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At least eight killed, dozens hurt in fire, stampede in Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire and stampede in a local leisure association in the town of Vila Nova da Rainha in northern Portugal on Saturday night, officials said.

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Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families: source

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and needy people, a government source said on Saturday, after protests broke out in the North African country.

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Baby tossed from balcony during fire

A firefighter's helmet camera captured a dramatic rescue of a baby tossed from a third floor balcony during an apartment fire.

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Mudslides, wildfires, and flu. This is California's 2018 so far

California evokes images of sunny beaches, majestic mountains, Hollywood celebs, coastal highways and all variations of good times.

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Egyptian fire kills Palestinian at sea: Gaza Health Ministry

GAZA (Reuters) - The Egyptian navy opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at sea and killed him, the Gaza Ministry said on Saturday.

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News Analysis: A President Who Fans, Rather Than Douses, the Nation’s Racial Fires

After his latest incendiary comments, the president’s critics say there is no doubt he is a racist. The White House calls such suggestions “insulting.”

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What Trump supporters think of his 'shithole' remark

Reports that Donald Trump referred to certain nations as "shithole countries" during a Thursday meeting in the Oval Office have inflamed his critics and drawn condemnation from the international community.

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Fires and mudslides have some rethinking the California dream

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - A few who live amid the usually serene beauty and year-round warmth of Santa Barbara County say nature's recent onslaughts of wildfires and mudslides have dampened their California dreams.

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BRIEF-FireEye Announces Acquisition Of X15 Software

* WILL PAY APPROXIMATELY $15 MILLION IN EQUITY AND $5 MILLION IN CASH IN DEAL Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Greek police fire teargas at protesters after Athens march

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas at protesters in Athens on Friday after a march of about 20,000 people against reforms parliament is set to approve on Jan. 15 including restrictions on the right to strike.

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Lemon to Trump supporters: Bless your heart

CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Trump's reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the US from what he called "shithole countries."

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Victims of California Mudslides Were Swept Away Weeks After Surviving Fires

The mudslides in Montecito, Calif., wiped out entire blocks, pulling people from their homes and killing at least 17.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirement Will Backfire

The administration’s plan to let states demand that Medicaid recipients work is likely to deprive thousands of low-income people of health care.

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Critic’s Notebook: Back in the Bronx: Gordon Matta-Clark, Rogue Sculptor

The Bronx Museum’s beautifully staged, streamlined version of the artist’s career still conveys a full picture of his radical sensibility.

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Czech PM Babis supports incumbent Zeman in presidential election

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis backed incumbent Milos Zeman in the country's presidential election, which starts with a first round on Friday and Saturday.

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Brexit campaigner says he may support a second referendum

Nigel Farage, the most prominent campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union, says he is warming to the idea of a second Brexit referendum.

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China's Xi supports progress in inter-Korean talks: South Korea's Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday welcomed recent progress in inter-Korean talks during a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said.

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UPDATE 3-Colombia's ELN rebels resume attacks as ceasefire expires

BOGOTA/QUITO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels resumed attacks on oil installations and the armed forces on Wednesday, threatening the future of peace talks just hours after the expiration of a ceasefire agreement with the government.

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UPDATE 2-Colombia's ELN rebels resume attacks as ceasefire expires

BOGOTA/QUITO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels resumed attacks on oil installations and the armed forces on Wednesday, threatening the future of peace talks just hours after the expiration of a ceasefire agreement with the government.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio on DACA: If Trump supports it, I will

A former Arizona sheriff running for Senate -- who was once convicted for racially profiling Latinos -- said if President Donald Trump supported a bill allowing thousands of young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country, he would back the legislation as well.

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Mudslides after wildfires wipe out homes, kill 13 in California

Weeks after devastating fires tore through Southern California, heavy rains sent mudslides rolling down hillsides in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, leaving 13 people dead.

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METALS-London copper climbs off 2-wk low, softer dollar supports

(Adds comment, detail; updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - London copper on Wednesday moved away from a two-week low struck in the previous session, buoyed as the dollar softened and the World Bank issued a solid view of global economic growth. Standard Chartered said investors should wait until late in the first quarter to buy into the sector, particularly zinc and copper, given net-long investor positioning, a typical first quarter surplus and the like

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California mudslides kill at least 13 in area ravaged by wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mudslides, boulders and tons of debris killed at least 13 people on Tuesday in communities along California's scenic coastline ravaged by a series of intense wildfires that burned off protective vegetation last month.

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METALS-London copper climbs off two week trough, softer dollar supports

MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - London copper rose on Wednesday, away from the weakest in a fortnight struck in the previous session, as the dollar softened and the World Bank issued a solid view of global economic growth that supported demand expectations for metals. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $7,121.50 a tonne by 0241 GMT, neutralising losses from the previous session when prices tipped their lowest since Dec. 22 at $7,086.

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Lawmakers invited to wear black to State of the Union to support #MeToo movement

Some members of Congress plan to make a statement during President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address later this month by wearing the color black.

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San Antonio top cop under fire after releasing immigrants to charity

The San Antonio, Texas, police chief's decision to release a dozen undocumented immigrants discovered in a tractor trailer has spurred demands by the local police association that the chief be put on leave while his actions are investigated.

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California mudslides kill at least 13 people in area ravaged by wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mudslides, boulders and cascading debris killed at least 13 people on Tuesday in an area of Southern California's Pacific Coast ravaged by a series of intense wildfires that burned off protective vegetation last month.

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Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after drawing fire from Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news website said on Tuesday, after he drew fire from President Donald Trump for comments that harshly criticized Trump's eldest son.

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Trump's former chief strategist has come under fire for comments he made in an explosive book

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Health secretary nominee indicates support for Medicaid overhaul

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Alex Azar, a former drug industry executive and lobbyist nominated to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, indicated on Tuesday he supported a Republican bid to overhaul Medicaid and again vowed to tackle high drug prices.

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Egypt's President Sisi wins huge parliamentary support for a second term

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has won the backing of over three-quarters of parliamentarians for a second term as president, lawmakers said on Tuesday, a day after a timeline for the election was announced.

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Restaurant Review: A Firecracker of a Beef Rib and Other Surprises at Ferris

The new restaurant from Greg Proechel of Le Turtle is a culinary Swiss Army knife, making the most of a small basement space in a Chelsea hotel.

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Rain Soaks California Region Scarred by Wildfires

A downpour caused flooding and mudslides, shutting down roads and highways in a portion of Southern California ravaged by wildfires weeks earlier.

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For Your Reconsideration: Supporting Whom, Exactly?

Lead film performances demoted so as not to split the vote (we’re looking at you, Armie Hammer) take away spots from worthy pros like Rob Morgan in “Mudbound.”

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Syrian army says Israel fired at Syria with jets, missiles

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army said in a statement carried by state media that Israel attacked Syrian territory with jets and ground-to-ground missiles early on Tuesday, causing damage.

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A Family With Jamaican Roots Mourns 5 Relatives Killed in a Bronx Fire

Of the five families who lost loved ones in the deadly fire in the Bronx last month, by count, the Stewarts lost the most.

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Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

NASHVILLE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling a possible shift from his proposals last year to shrink a program that many farmers rely on for funding their operations.

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Tim Rollins Dies at 62; Turned Bronx Teenagers Into Art Stars

Mr. Rollins devoted almost all of his career to an unusual combination of art-making and teaching, and to the group known as Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

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'Fire and Fury' author: They're all liars

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Michael Wolff, author of "Fire and Fury," about his access to White House staff and the staff's denials of that access.

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Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views.

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UPDATE 2-Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views.

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Nonfiction: From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Political Firestorm

Michael Wolff has everyone talking about a possibly dysfunctional president.

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Ex-Google engineer fired over diversity memo sues company

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

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3 injured in Trump Tower fire

Three people were injured Monday after a fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower in New York City, authorities said.

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Three injured in fire atop N.Y.'s Trump Tower, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people were injured in an early-morning fire at the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday, as the city's workday rush began.

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Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were injured in a brief early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as the city's workday rush began, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower: officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were injured, one seriously, in an early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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Minor Fire Breaks Out Near Top of Trump Tower

The New York Police Department said it was a small electrical fire in the roof area, and firefighters brought the blaze under control. Two minor injuries were reported.

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Fire reported at N.Y.'s Trump Tower, no injuries - officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Firefighters responded to an early morning fire at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, but no injuries were reported, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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Rescue crews wrestle to tame China oil tanker fire; body of mariner found

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Rescue crews wrestled to bring a blaze on an Iranian oil tanker off China's east coast under control on Monday as fire raged for a second day following a collision with a grain ship, while the body of one of the 32 missing crew members was found on aboard.

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Rescue crews struggle to tame China oil tanker fire; crew still missing

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Rescue crews scrambled to bring a blaze on an Iranian oil tanker off China's east coast under control on Monday as fire raged for a second day following a collision with a grain ship, while the U.S. Navy joined the search for 32 missing crew.

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'Fire and Fury' author: 25th Amendment brought up 'all the time' in West Wing

Michael Wolff, the author of a new exposé on President Donald Trump's first year in office, claims the 25th Amendment -- which addresses the transition of powers if a president is unable to execute his responsibilities -- was frequently discussed within the President's close orbit.

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Under fire, Bannon backs off explosive comments about Trump's son

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Sunday sought to back away from derogatory comments ascribed to him about Trump's son in a controversial book that sparked White House outrage and could threaten his job.

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'Fire and Fury' publisher is rushing to print more books

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Jeff Sessions' marijuana move will backfire

Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he is rescinding the Cole memo, which reflected the Department of Justice's relatively passive policy under the Obama administration since August 2013 on enforcement of federal cannabis laws.

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Philippine firefighters rein in second mall blaze in two weeks

MANILA (Reuters) - Firefighters have brought under control a blaze that raged for two days at a shopping mall in the central Philippines, with no casualties reported, a regional fire official said on Sunday.

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Tech exec raises $100,000 for Roy Moore accuser after fire

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Ron Paul: Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

Ron Paul, the former GOP congressman and onetime presidential candidate, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down Saturday after he moved this week to rescind the Obama-era policy of restricting federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.

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Dem megadonor buys a copy of 'Fire and Fury' for every member of Congress

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer bought every member of Congress a copy of Michael Wolff's controversial book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," he told San Francisco news outlet KQED on Friday.

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Israel supports gradual funding cut to U.N. agency for Palestinians: official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel supports a cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees - a possibility raised by President Donald Trump - but prefers it be carried out gradually, a senior Israeli official said on Saturday.

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Trump on Bannon: He cried when he got fired

President Trump continues to attack a controversial new book by Michael Wolff and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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Planes hit on tarmac. Fire leads to evacuation

Two commercial airplanes collided on the ground at Toronto Pearson International Airport Friday night, sparking a small fire and prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers, the city's airport authority said.

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Plane collision on tarmac results in fire

Two airplanes collided on the ground at Toronto Pearson International Airport, sparking a small fire and prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers.

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Bushfires destroy buildings in Australia as heatwave melts highway surface

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bushfires in Australia destroyed buildings and threatened lives on Saturday as a heatwave in three states brought temperatures strong enough to melt the bitumen on a highway.

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The man behind 'Fire and Fury' tell-all

CNN's Randi Kaye looks into the career of Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury," the tell-all book about President Trump.

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Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff

(Reuters) - The home of an Alabama woman who accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her has been destroyed by a fire, but the local sheriff said on Friday the blaze does not appear to be linked to the case.

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California bill uses donations to avoid Trump tax changes

(Reuters) - A new proposal in California would allow residents to make donations instead of paying taxes in order to avoid the new federal tax plan’s cap on deductions of state taxes.

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Cold comfort: U.S. homeless shelters overwhelmed in brutal weather

BOSTON (Reuters) - In the common room of Boston's Pine Street Inn homeless shelter, dozens of blue vinyl pads and folded-up cots stood ready on Friday for another night's rush of people fleeing the deadly cold that has gripped the region for almost two weeks.

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Fire-Breathing Robots Bring Anarchy to a Chelsea Art Gallery

Mark Pauline, a.k.a. Survival Research Laboratories, has resisted the commercial side of the art world for years. Now he has work for sale in Chelsea.

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Democrat: Fire White House lawyer over Russia probe report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top House Democrat called for the immediate dismissal of White House counsel Don McGahn on Friday after a report that President Donald Trump asked McGahn to urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the investigation of Russian election meddling.

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On Washington: New Pot Policy by Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Fire

Lawmakers from both parties see it as a state decision and vow to force the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to back down.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Book) nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says Trump Should Embrace ‘Fire and Fury’ Book

Mr. Noah said that President Trump ought to welcome reports that he didn’t really want to be president. In that case, Mr. Noah said, why would he collude with Russia?

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Philippine lawmakers to press for inquiry into deadly mall fire

MANILA (Reuters) - A group of Philippine lawmakers will call for a congressional inquiry this month into a recent shopping mall fire that killed 38 people, of whom 37 worked at a call center for an American firm, a House representative said on Friday.

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Calif. regulator tries to stop insurers dropping coverage over wildfire risk

Jan 4 (Reuters) - California's insurance regulator wants a new state law to stop insurers dropping homeowner coverage due to wildfire risk by making them change computer models to factor in efforts to prevent blazes from spreading.

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Publisher rushes 'Fire and Fury' to sellers

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BRIEF-HP Recalls Batteries For Notebook Computers, Mobile Workstations Due To Fire, Burn Hazards

* HP RECALLS BATTERIES FOR NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS AND MOBILE WORKSTATIONS DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS

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Japanese Comedian Who Used Blackface Comes Under Fire Online

The comedian Masatoshi Hamada dressed up as Eddie Murphy in a widely viewed television show on New Year’s Eve.

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Federer, Bencic fire as Switzerland reach Hopman Cup final

(Reuters) - Roger Federer overcame Jack Sock while Belinda Bencic battled past CoCo Vandeweghe to help Switzerland score a 3-0 victory over the United States and book a place in the final of the Hopman Cup on Thursday.

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British PM May apologizes as overwhelmed hospitals cancel non-emergency operations

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May apologized on Thursday to tens of thousands of patients whose operations were canceled to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients.

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Sudan extends ceasefire with rebels through end-March - SUNA agency

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of March, state news agency SUNA reported on Thursday, citing a presidential decree.

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N.H.S. Overwhelmed in Britain, Leaving Patients to Wait

For years, budget cuts at the National Health Service have left hospitals stretched over the winter. This time, it is under the highest strain in decades.

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CBS News fires political director amid allegations of 'inappropriate behavior'

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Monsanto wins support from 11 U.S. states in California cancer dispute

CHICAGO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has won support from eleven U.S. states in its attempt to stop California from requiring cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate, ratcheting up a legal fight over the company's popular weed killer.

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - A small fire broke out on Wednesday at a structure used by the Secret Service behind the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, the agency said.

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Firefighters put out blaze at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - Firefighters put out a blaze on Wednesday at a Secret Service building on the property of the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, police and a Clinton spokesman said.

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Fire reported at Clinton home

A fire was reported Wednesday afternoon at a New York home associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton, but the fire is out and nobody was injured, said Sgt. Arthur Mendoza of the New Castle Police Department.

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Firefighters respond to fire at Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - Firefighters were called to fight a fire on Thursday at the Chappaqua, New York, home of former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, police said.

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Hatch: Romney has my support if he runs

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said Wednesday that he would support Mitt Romney if the 2012 GOP presidential nominee decides to enter the race to replace him when he retires at the end of his term.

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California Today: California Today: For Sale in Santa Rosa, Fire-Scorched Land

Wednesday: Leaving fire-ravaged Santa Rosa, census fears, Silicon Valley sex parties and, finally, the California of a century ago

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Pro-government supporters take to Iran's streets in counter-protest

Pro-government counter-protesters across Iran marched Wednesday "in solidarity with the regime," according to Iranian state media, in an attempt to neutralize what the country's leaders have identified as "foreign agitators."

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Arizona Fires Rich Rodriguez After Investigation Into Misconduct

The university said it could not substantiate claims of harassment made against Rodriguez, but that it had uncovered other information during the investigation that led to the firing.

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Philippines suspends work at call center of U.S. firm, mall after deadly fire

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has suspended operations of a shopping mall and a call center run by a U.S. firm where a fire killed 38 people, citing failure to fully comply with fire safety requirements for five successive years.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Reiterates Support for Iranian Protesters, but Also Criticizes Obama

Unlike President Barack Obama, who was faulted for his response to the protests that became known as the Green Movement, President Trump has come down on the side of the demonstrators

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At least 23 people injured in Bronx apartment fire

NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least 23 people, including one firefighter, were hurt on Tuesday morning after a fire tore through an apartment building in New York City's Bronx borough, days after another blaze in the area killed 12 people, a fire department spokesman said.

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BRIEF-U.S. CPSC says Western Gas Recalls To Inspect Propane Gas Due To Fire, Burn Hazards

* U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION - WESTERN GAS RECALLS ABOUT 45.7 MILLION GALLONS OF PROPANE (LP) GAS DUE TO FIRE, BURN HAZARDS​; NO INURIES REPORTED Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Finjan And Fireeye Enter Patent License Agreements

* FINJAN HOLDINGS INC - UNDER TERMS OF AGREEMENTS, FIREEYE AGREED TO PAY FINJAN A 1-TIME NET SETTLEMENT AMOUNT OF ABOUT $12.5 MILLION PAYABLE IN CASH

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At least 12 people injured in Bronx apartment fire

NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least 12 people were hurt on Tuesday as a fire tore through an apartment building in the Bronx, just days after another blaze in the New York City borough killed 12 people, a New York City Fire Department spokesman said.

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BRIEF-Serco Awarded $600 Million Single-Award ID/IQ Contract to Support Disaster Recovery

* AWARDED A POSITION ON FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONTRACT (PA TAC) IV

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Watch firework explosion from car trunk

A firework accident in a Houston parking lot caused damage to a man's car.

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Mudslide danger replaces fire threat in Calif.

The frightening hiss and crackle of the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California has been replaced by the loud droning of heavy equipment below the burn area.

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Two more head coaches fired as Bears dump Fox, Lions ditch Caldwell

(Reuters) - Two more head coaches were fired from National Football League teams on Monday, bringing the number to four in less than 24 hours since the end of the regular season.

Fire Sermon (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Sex and Faith Overheat in Jamie Quatro’s ‘Fire Sermon’

Quatro’s first novel, following an acclaimed collection of stories, is about

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Kerber fires as Germany edge past Belgium in Hopman Cup

(Reuters) - Angelique Kerber showed plenty of tenacity to beat Belgium's Elise Mertens before teaming up with Alexander Zverev to help Germany get their Hopman Cup campaign off to a winning start at the Perth Arena on Monday.

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Fire officials relieved of duty over deadly fire in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Five fire officials being questioned over a blaze that led to the deaths of 37 staff at the southern Philippines offices of an American market research firm have been relieved of their duties, a government investigator said on Monday.

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The Hunt for ‘Fire Cats’ Amid Northern California Ashes

In a neighborhood razed by fire, a woman is tracking and trapping house cats that fled in October and still elude their owners.

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Two head coaches gone as Raiders fire Del Rio, Colts dump Pagano

(Reuters) - Jack Del Rio was close to tears as he revealed he had been fired as head coach by the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, shortly after the National Football League (NFL) team completed their final game of the season.

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Overwhelmed by Donations for Survivors of Fatal Bronx Fire

The outpouring of support after the deadliest fire in New York was ‘a sign that the victims are not alone,’ a neighborhood priest said on Sunday.

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FBI raids home of suspected ISIS supporter in Virginia

An FBI raid in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday night was part of an investigation into a man who allegedly supported ISIS, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate WJLA.

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Pagano fired by Colts after six seasons in Indianapolis

(Reuters) - Chuck Pagano became the first National Football League head coach to be fired at the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts announced they had parted company.

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Colorado deputy killed in barrage of gunfire at apartment complex

DENVER (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on sheriff's deputies responding to a report of a loud disturbance at an apartment complex near Denver on Sunday morning, killing one officer before the suspect was shot and killed, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

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Rail traffic resumes at Berlin station after fire, cause unknown

BERLIN (Reuters) - Long-distance rail traffic resumed at the busy Berlin Zoo train station on Sunday after firefighters extinguished a fire that had caused large amounts of smoke, though local railway traffic remained halted, German federal police said on Twitter.

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UPDATE 2-Rail traffic resumes at Berlin station after fire, cause unknown

BERLIN, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Long-distance rail traffic resumed at the busy Berlin Zoo train station on Sunday after firefighters extinguished a fire that had caused large amounts of smoke, though local railway traffic remained halted, German federal police said on Twitter.

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Probe into deadly fire at U.S. firm’s Philippines offices focuses on possible safety lapses

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - A government investigator into a blaze that led to the deaths of 37 staff at the southern Philippines offices of an American market research firm says there are indications of fire safety lapses that may have contributed to the tragedy.

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Soldier home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from NYC fire

Private Emmanuel Mensah joined the Army National Guard one year ago so he could help others, according to his father.

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Soldier died rescuing others from fire

Soldier Emmanuel Mensah, 28, was home for Christmas when he was killed in a fire in the Bronx, New York, his father Kwabena Mensah told CNN. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

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The President tweeted support for protesters in Iran, saying 'the entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change'

President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted his support for protests taking place in Iran this weekend, writing, "The world is watching!"

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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.

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Firefighters battle blaze in Manchester apartment block

LONDON (Reuters) - Firefighters battled a blaze in a tower block in central Manchester, northern England, on Saturday with flames engulfing several apartments on the ninth floor.

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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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Grief consumes loved ones of NY apartment fire victims

Fernando Batiz says he's "just numb" after the deadly fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in a Bronx apartment building.

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In Deadly Bronx Blaze, Responders Battled Fire and Ice

Frigid weather can make fighting fires especially difficult, officials said, causing equipment to freeze and surfaces to become perilous.

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About New York: In the Bronx, History Repeats Itself With Deadly Force

At the site of a deadly fire from a decade ago, a rebuilt home disguises the terrible loss of 10 people, nine of them children, but a mother remembers.

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The Bronx, New Year’s, I.R.S.: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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

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Boy, three, playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

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Boy, three, playing with stove caused deadly N.Y. fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

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Boy playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

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Family decision-makers in medical crises benefit from emotional support

(Reuters Health) - Making medical decisions for a hospitalized older relative can be very stressful, but family members may be less traumatized and make better decisions when they receive support from healthcare workers, a study suggests.

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Child Playing With Stove Caused Bronx Fire That Killed 12

The city’s deadliest blaze since 1990 was a “horrible, tragic accident,” the mayor said.

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Child playing with stove may have started deadly N.Y. fire, mayor says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A child playing with a stove may have caused the fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.

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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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Fire started on first floor and spread quickly

At least 12 people, including a child, were killed in a fire at a five-story apartment building in the Bronx, one of New York City's boroughs, officials said.

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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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The Bronx, Rose Marie, New Year’s Eve: Your Friday Briefing

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

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India rooftop restaurant fire kills 14 during birthday party

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Fire swept through a rooftop restaurant in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai early on Friday, killing at least 14 people, most of them women attending a birthday party, including the celebrant who had just turned 28, police and family said.

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Fire at Restaurant in Upscale Mumbai Building Kills at Least 14

A fire engulfed two rooftop restaurants in Mumbai on Friday, killing at least 14 people. The police filed criminal complaints against restaurant managers.

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Fire in New York City apartment block kills 12 including an infant

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 borough of the Bronx, killing 12 people including an infant, in the city's deadliest fire in at least a quarter of a century.

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Mumbai fire kills 14 and injures 21

At least 14 people were killed and 21 injured after a fire broke out at a Mumbai rooftop restaurant overnight Friday, according to a Mumbai police spokesman.

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New York City apartment fire kills 12, injures several others

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire that swept through several floors of an apartment building in the New York City borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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At least 12 dead in Bronx fire

At least 12 people, including a child, were killed in a fire Thursday night at an apartment building in the Bronx, one of New York City's boroughs, officials said. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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Twelve dead in New York City apartment fire: mayor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire in an apartment building in New York City's borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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At least six reported dead in New York City apartment fire

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fire in an apartment in the Bronx borough of New York City on Thursday has killed at least six people, the mayor's press secretary said in a Twitter post.

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Bronx Fire Seriously Injures at Least 15 People

The first emergency call came at 6:51 p.m. for a fire on the third floor of a five-story apartment building, a New York City Fire Department spokesman said.

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Fire in India's financial capital kills at least 12

MUMBAI (Reuters) - At least 12 people died and 13 were injured in a late night fire at a multi-story building in India's financial capital of Mumbai, a hospital official said on Friday.

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Hillary Clinton supporters outraged at Vanity Fair, to Trump's glee

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Analysis: 17 strangest lines from Trump's visit to a fire station

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump visited a fire station in West Palm Beach, Florida. You probably missed it because the week between Christmas and New Years is a total news dead zone.

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BRIEF-Fluor Corp ‍Works Under Contract With U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers In Support Of FEMA Mission ​

* FLUOR CORP - ‍WORKING UNDER CONTRACT WITH U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IN SUPPORT OF FEMA MISSION TO HELP REPAIR,RESTORE POWER GRID IN PUERTO RICO​

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China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - China will provide equipment for Cambodia's 2018 election, including ballot boxes and booths, an official said on Thursday, the first such pledge from abroad since the European Union and the United States withdrew their support.

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BRIEF-Gendis Announces Agreement To Support Going Private Transaction

* GENDIS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SUPPORT A GOING PRIVATE TRANSACTION

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Gunman opens fire in Moscow pastry factory, killing one

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire in a pastry factory in Moscow, killing a guard early on Wednesday, officials said.

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California Today: California Today: Price Gouging Complaints After the Wildfires

Wednesday: Wildfire price gouging, library books, $42,750 football tickets and Tony Bennett’s heart.

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Support slides for Merkel serving full term as coalition talks beckon

BERLIN (Reuters) - If Angela Merkel becomes German chancellor again, nearly half of voters would want her to quit her term early, according to a poll offering a rare sign that domestic support for Europe's most influential leader may be waning.

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Gunman opens fire in Moscow factory, killing one, hostages held: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A gunman opened a fire in a pastry-making factory in Moscow on Wednesday, killing one person and taking an unknown number as hostages, Russian state news agency RIA said, citing a law enforcement source.

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Nikkei inches higher; crude rise supports oil-related shares

TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched up on Wednesday, with a rally in crude prices supporting oil-related shares.

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Oil, metals rally supports Asian stocks, dollar steady

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oil prices were supported around a 2-1/2 year top on Wednesday after an explosion of a Libyan crude pipeline sparked supply fears while gold and copper hovered near multi-week highs, boosting commodity- and energy-linked shares around Asia.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil, metals rally supports Asian stocks, dollar steady

SYDNEY, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Oil prices were supported around a 2-1/2 year top on Wednesday after an explosion of a Libyan crude pipeline sparked supply fears while gold and copper hovered near multi-week highs, boosting commodity- and energy-linked shares around Asia.

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California wildfires keep burning through records

This year's rash of catastrophic wildfires didn't just destroy neighborhood and livelihoods -- they also annihilated records. And the destruction's not over. The Thomas Fire, which has torched the equivalent of Dallas and Miami combined, is still raging in Southern California.

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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.

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Philippines to sanction firms involved in deadly fire if safety skirted

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines said on Tuesday it would investigate whether safety regulations were ignored at an office where a fire killed 37 call center employees and vowed to impose sanctions if firms had not met standards.

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Building owner, manager arrested in South Korean fire that killed 29

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police have arrested the owner and the manager of a building where 29 people died in a fire last week, accusing the pair of multiple safety lapses, including blocked exits and malfunctioning sprinkler systems.

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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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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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Critic’s Take: The Glow From ‘The Fire Next Time’

How James Baldwin’s incendiary work illuminated his era, as well as ours.

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37 dead in Philippines mall fire

More than three dozen people were killed when a fire broke out at a shopping mall in the southern Philippines city of Davao, authorities said.

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South Sudan army, rebels clash hours after ceasefire

NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Sudan's army clashed with rebels in an oil-producing region early on Sunday, both sides said, shattering a ceasefire hours after it came into effect.

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Largest California fire not expected to spread as winds subside

(Reuters) - The largest wildfire in California history was not expected to spread on Sunday with light winds forecast, officials said.

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US ambassador's 'fake news' claim backfires

In an interview, US Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra denied a comment he made in 2015 about the "Islamic movement," calling it fake news. He later apologized on Twitter.

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London Zoo reopens after fire that killed aardvark, meerkats

LONDON (Reuters) - London Zoo reopened on Sunday, a day after a fire that killed an aardvark and likely four meerkats and which left staff suffering from smoke inhalation and shock.

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Fire Traps Dozens Inside Philippines Mall

More than 24 hours after a fire broke out in Davao City, firefighters were unable to enter the building.

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Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37

MANILA (Reuters) - Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call center, a city government official said on Sunday.

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Dozens feared dead in Philippines mall fire

At least 37 people were missing and feared dead Sunday, more than a day after a fire broke out at a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, authorities said.

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Wildfire has scorched 273,400 acres

The Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire in California's modern history after torching 273,400 acres.

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Iconic London Zoo catches fire

An aardvark has died and four meerkats are missing after a blaze broke out Saturday morning at ZSL London Zoo, forcing its closure, the zoo said.

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Firefighters douse blaze at London Zoo, aardvark missing

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday and although no animals were immediately reported to have been injured, one aardvark was missing.

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More than 70 firefighters tackle blaze at London Zoo

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday after a fire broke out at a cafe and shop at the attraction although no animals were reported injured.

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The Thomas Fire, which has burned for three weeks, is the largest in the state's modern history

The Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire in California's modern history after torching 273,400 acres.

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California wildfire becomes largest on record in the state

(Reuters) - A sprawling Southern California wildfire that has been burning through rugged, drought-parched coastal terrain since Dec. 4 has become the largest on record in the state, state fire officials said on Friday.

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South Sudan rebels say army attacked them after signing ceasefire

JUBA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese rebel group on Friday accused government troops of attacking their base only a day after the parties signed a ceasefire in a four-year war that has already killed tens of thousands of people.

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BRIEF-Banro Announces Support Agreement For Recapitalization Transaction With Key Stakeholders

* BANRO ANNOUNCES SUPPORT AGREEMENT FOR RECAPITALIZATION TRANSACTION WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS, COMMENCES RESTRUCTURING PROCEEDINGS & RECEIVES ORDER PERMITTING INTERIM FINANCING OF UP TO US$20 MILLION

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South Korea weighs support for tougher sanctions on North as it seeks Olympics peace

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials signaled support for a U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution designed to toughen sanctions on North Korea, even as Seoul seeks to delay joint military exercises with the United States to attract the North to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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New York Public Radio Fires WNYC Hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz

The two longtime radio personalities faced multiple complaints of inappropriate behavior, and had been disciplined before, the company said.

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California wildfire crews gain edge as last evacuation orders lifted

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling to subdue the remnants of a sprawling Southern California wildfire held their ground on Thursday against a resurgence of winds that proved weaker than expected, allowing officials to lift all remaining evacuation orders and warnings.

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WNYC hosts Lopate and Schwartz fired

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South Sudan government, rebel groups sign ceasefire

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's government and rebel groups signed a ceasefire on Thursday in the latest attempt to end a four-year civil war and allow humanitarian groups access to civilians caught in the fighting.

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South Sudan’s government, rebel groups sign ceasefire in latest bid to end four-year civil war

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's government and rebel groups signed a ceasefire on Thursday that also allows humanitarian groups unfettered access to civilians caught in the fighting, the latest attempt to end a four-year civil war.