Extreme runner wants to be reunited with Chinese stray dog (Reuters) – Extreme marathon runner Dion Leonard hopes to bring a stray dog which followed him for 125 kilometers (77 miles) during a race across China, back to his home in Scotland.
U.S. closer to testing engineered mosquitoes that could fight Zika CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators have cleared the way for a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida that can reduce mosquito populations, potentially offering a new tool to fight the local spread of Zika and other viruses.
Harry Potter casts spell again with ‘Cursed Child’ sales LOS ANGELES/LONDON (Reuters) – “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the script for a new London play telling the eighth story in the boy wizard series, has sold more than 2 million copies in its first two days on the market in the United States, publisher Scholastic said on Wednesday.
Trump seeks a campaign reset with Detroit economic speech DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump sought to regain momentum for his White House campaign on Monday by proposing sweeping tax breaks, cuts to federal regulations and a revival of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline project.
Swimming: Record-smashing Ledecky win women’s 400m free RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Katie Ledecky of the United States broke her own world record on Sunday on the way to winning the women’s 400 meters freestyle gold medal, the first stage of a rare treble she hopes to complete at the Rio Olympics.
Art Nouveau masterpiece abandoned in decaying Brussels warehouse (Reuters) – An Art Nouveau facade designed by the famous Belgian architect Victor Horta lies greening with mould and covered in trash in a Brussels warehouse, forgotten only five years after it was last exhibited to the public.
New images suggest China has built reinforced hangars on disputed islands: think tank WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the disputed South China Sea, according to a Washington-based think tank.
‘Scary’ Lucille Ball statue replaced in her New York hometown A new statue honoring the “I Love Lucy” star was set to be unveiled on Saturday in Celoron, New York, on what would have been Ball’s 105th birthday, after residents of her hometown made it clear they did not “love” an unflattering previous version.
GM mosquito trial will not significantly impact environment: FDA (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that a field trial testing Intrexon Corp’s genetically engineered mosquitoes, meant to be used in the battle against Zika, would not have a significant impact on the environment.
Quarantined Washington state wheat tests negative for GMO: USDA (Reuters) – No genetically modified (GMO) wheat has been found in a Washington state farm’s crop tested after an unapproved biotech variety was discovered growing there in June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.
Clinton extends lead over Trump to 8 percentage points: Reuters/Ipsos NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton extended her lead over Republican rival Donald Trump to eight percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, from six points on Friday.
Swiss right wing launches campaign against closer ties with European Union ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss right-wing leader Christoph Blocher and allies fired a salvo on Friday against negotiations to bind Switzerland more closely to the European Union, saying it would be a strategic error to join forces with such a crisis-ridden entity.
Andrew Lloyd Webber brings hit musical ‘Cats’ back to Broadway NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Cats”, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical based on poet T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”, has returned to Broadway after 16 years.
Radical leftists become kingmakers in South Africa’s new order JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A party of South African radical leftists has emerged as electoral kingmaker in major cities Pretoria and Johannesburg, giving a first taste of power to an ANC renegade who was once an acolyte of President Jacob Zuma.
Pakistani lawmaker seeks to protect nation’s youth: from Doraemon cartoons LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Pakistani opposition lawmaker on Wednesday proposed banning 24-hour cartoon TV channels, specifically the popular Japanese series “Doraemon”, drawing ridicule on social media in a country fighting corruption, poverty and Islamist militants.
Healthy clones: Dolly the sheep’s heirs reach ripe old age LONDON (Reuters) – The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine.
Bitfinex says expects ‘socialized loss’ for $72 million bitcoin hack HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong-based crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex, from which hackers stole about US$72 million worth of bitcoin this week, said on Friday that it expected to “socialize” the losses among bitcoin balances.
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In slap at Trump, some wealthy Republicans campaign for Clinton NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Groups of wealthy Republicans unhappy with Donald Trump have been privately courting prominent peers to join them in backing Democrat Hillary Clinton’s U.S. presidential bid, several people involved in the effort told Reuters.
Bolivians honor Mother Earth with celebration (Reuters) – In the Andean city of El Alto indigenous Bolivians gathered at dawn to honor “Pachamama,” the goddess of the earth and fertility, on what is known locally as Mother Earth Day.
Rio Olympics: Stray bullet flies into equestrian media center RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A stray bullet cut through the plastic roof of the equestrian media center on Saturday, alarming journalists and underlining concerns about the host city’s ability to guarantee security at the world’s biggest sporting event.
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Credit Suisse CEO says bank does not need to raise capital: Bloomberg (Reuters) – Swiss bank Credit Suisse AG does not need to raise capital “in most foreseeable scenarios”, Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam said in an interview with Bloomberg.
Latin American tax clampdown latest threat to Swiss bank accounts LONDON (Reuters) – Switzerland’s private bankers fear cash-strapped Latin American countries pursuing billions of dollars in unpaid taxes will push the region’s wealthy to pull cash from their Swiss…
July returns give some hedge funds something to cheer about BOSTON (Reuters) – After months of disappointing returns, hedge funds finally have something to brag about, posting their best returns of the year in July when stocks rebounded.
Wal-Mart in talks to buy online retailer Jet.com: report (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks to buy Jet.com, a year-old online rival, as part of a multibillion-dollar revamp of its e-commerce division aimed at boosting online sales growth, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Doctors should offer women birth control right after babies arrive (Reuters Health) – Women should have the chance to get long-acting birth control like intrauterine devices (IUDs) before they leave the hospital with a new baby, a leading group of U.S. obstetricians recommends.
Atlanta Fed upgrades U.S. third-quarter GDP view to 3.8 percent NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is on track to grow at a 3.8 percent annualized rate in the third quarter in the wake of the latest data on payrolls and the trade balance, the Atlanta Federal…
Robert De Niro to open Sarajevo Film Festival SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The Sarajevo Film Festival will honor two-time Oscar-winning U.S. actor and producer Robert De Niro with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to film on its opening night on Friday.