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The People's Princess, Britons work to keep memory alive

3 hours 54 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Abdul Daoud spilt most of the cappuccino into the saucer the first time he served Princess Diana, his nerves getting the better of him.

Torso found in Copenhagen waters is missing journalist from submarine, Danish police say

4 hours 32 min ago
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a home-made submarine.

Americans wish for luck in $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:09pm
(Reuters) - The odds against wining are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery.

Severe Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc in Hong Kong, flights canceled, trading delayed

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:32pm
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong braced for Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm on Wednesday, with hundreds of flights canceled, trading in financial markets suspended and schools and most businesses in the Asian financial hub closed.

U.S. Navy to relieve Seventh Fleet commander after collisions in Asia

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:16pm
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia, a U.S. official told Reuters, as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap.

North Korea's Kim orders production of more rocket engines, warhead tips: KCNA

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:40pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips, the North's official media said on Wednesday in a report otherwise lacking threats against Washington after weeks of heightened tension.

Massive California verdict expands J&J's talc battlefield

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company's hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri, legal experts said.

Exclusive: Trump's Afghan decision may increase U.S. air power, training

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:38pm
ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump's decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday.

Missouri governor halts execution to examine questions over DNA

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:32pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing a woman during a burglary after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence showed he is innocent.

Tillerson sees possible pathway to North Korea dialogue 'in near future'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a peace overture to North Korea on Tuesday, welcoming what he called the restraint it had shown recently in its weapons programs and saying a path could be opening for dialogue "sometime in the near future.""We have had no missile launches or provocative acts on the part of North Korea since the unanimous adoption of the U.N. Security Council resolution," Tillerson told reporters, referring to U.N. sanctions on North K

Venezuela-U.S. relations at lowest point ever: Maduro

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:53pm
CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Relations between Caracas and Washington are at their lowest point ever, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday in a speech at the presidential palace for international media that was televised to the nation.

Venezuela's top prosecutor has left Colombia for Brazil

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:31pm
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuela's top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, who fled the socialist country last week, has left Colombia for Brazil, Colombia's migration agency said on Tuesday.

EU starts in-depth probe of Bayer, Monsanto deal

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:12am
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer's planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto, saying it was worried about competition in various pesticide and seeds markets.

Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:53am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

Exclusive: Rohingya villagers blockaded amid fresh tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine - residents

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:29am
YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbors in a western Myanmar village, residents say, as religious tensions in troubled Rakhine state spread to a more ethnically mixed part of the region.

U.S. targets China, Russia entities, individuals for North Korea support

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:27am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is imposing sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for supporting North Korean weapons programs, including those dealing in Pyongyang's energy trade and helping North Korean entities gain access to the U.S. and international finance system, officials said on Tuesday.

Trump talks tough on Pakistan's 'terrorist' havens, but options scarce

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:51am
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go.

BHP to quit U.S. shale business as annual profit surges

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:36am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, reported a surge in underlying full-year profits on Tuesday and said it would exit its underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas business, pleasing disgruntled shareholders who had called for a sale.

Coca-Cola, PespiCo and others agree to cap sugar in drinks in Singapore

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:45am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state's campaign to fight diabetes.

Iran says can produce highly enriched uranium in days if U.S. quits deal

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran can resume production of highly enriched uranium within five days if the nuclear deal it struck with world powers in 2015 is revoked, Iran's atomic chief was quoted by state media as saying on Tuesday.