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FILE PHOTO: A 1977 ARO car, belonging to late Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu is pictured in Bucharest, Romania, January 30, 2019. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania sold an off-road vehicle made especially for Nicolae Ceausescu in 1977 for almost double its starting price, the country’s tax authority ANAF said on
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(Reuters Health) – Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2011 through 2016, the study team found that 98.3% of toddlers (ages 12 months to
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Friday it had taken down a major network that used fake accounts to promote lifestyle and political content, including articles promoting President Donald Trump and criticizing the Chinese government. FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson won approval for his Brexit deal in parliament on Friday, the first step towards fulfilling his election pledge to deliver Britain’s departure from the European Union by Jan. 31 after his landslide victory. Lawmakers voted by 358 to 234 to pass the second reading of the legislation, underlining
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ISLAMABAD/KABUL (Reuters) – An earthquake shook some buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kashmir state in India on Friday, witnesses said. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centred in mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, at a depth of 210 km (130 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Officials in Kabul said they were assessing damage in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices were set for a third straight weekly gain despite a Friday fall after easing U.S.-China trade tensions lifted business confidence and the outlook for global economic growth. An oil pump is seen just after sunset outside Saint-Fiacre, near Paris, France September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo Brent was down 28
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NAGAPATTINAM, India (Reuters) – Karibeeran Parameshvaran and his wife Choodamani contemplated suicide after losing three children to giant waves triggered by a 9.1-magnitude quake fifteen years ago. FILE PHOTO: Karibeeran Paramesvaran and his wife Choodamani, who lost three children in the 2004 tsunami, show their family album inside their house that they have turned into
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s e-cigarette industry has laid off around 50,000 people since October, roughly 10% of its workforce, trade association estimates showed, as tightened regulation in the United States and China smother the once-booming sector. FILE PHOTO: Visitors try out e-cigarette products at a booth during the eCig Expo (IECIE) in Shenzhen, Guangdong province,
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(This 18th December story corrects link to graphic) By Sankalp Phartiyal and Neha Dasgupta NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Internet and text messaging services were suspended by government order in parts of India’s capital Delhi on Thursday, mobile carriers said, widening a communications clampdown in restive areas stretching from disputed Kashmir to the northeast. The outage
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Dec 19 (OPTA) - Scores from the European Tour Australian PGA Championship on Wednesday -5 Lucas Herbert (Australia) 67 Brett Rankin (Australia) 67 -4 Ryan Chisnall (New Zealand) 68 Nick Cullen (Australia) 68 Min Woo Lee (Australia) 68 Wade Ormsby (Australia) 68 Travis Smyth (Australia) 68 -3 Harry Bateman (Australia) 69 Andrew Dodt (Australia) 69
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats on Thursday pressed the Republican-controlled Senate to call Donald Trump’s top lieutenants to testify in its trial of the impeached president, as they sought to focus attention on the trial ahead of the 2020 presidential election. A day after the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeached Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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(Reuters) – More drug cheats are being caught in global sport with the latest World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) figures on Thursday showing a 13.1% rise in anti-doping rule violations (ADRV). FILE PHOTO: WADA Director General, Olivier Niggli attends a news conference after World Anti-Doping Agency’s extraordinary Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting that has banned Russian athletes
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc’s (NFLX.O) animated holiday movie “Klaus” has been watched in nearly 30 million households worldwide during its first month, landing among the streaming service’s most-watched original movies, according to data the company provided to Reuters. A still image from the animated film “Klaus” is seen in this undated handout received
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LONDON (Reuters) – A film adaptation of hit stage musical “Cats” hits cinemas this week but critics have not exactly been purring with delight. FILE PHOTO: Director Tom Hooper, singer Taylor Swift and actress Jennifer Hudson arrive for the world premiere of the movie “Cats” in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File
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