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Residents flee as wildfire threatens homes in foothills near Los Angeles | Reuters

Jul 24, 2016

Residents flee as wildfire threatens homes in foothills near Los Angeles | Reuters

LOS ANGELES A fast-moving wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes in the drought-parched foothills northwest of Los Angeles had blackened some 20,000 acres by Saturday evening and was threatening homes, fire officials said. The so-called Sand Fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. #United States #Business #Environment #Technology #science #markets #Argentina
African honeyguide birds aid hunters in rare, sweet partnership | Reuters

Jul 22, 2016

African honeyguide birds aid hunters in rare, sweet partnership | Reuters

OSLO A small African bird that guides people to bees' nests hoping to share honey and wax responds to hunters' special calls in a rare example of a partnership between wild animals and humans, scientists said on Thursday. Cooperation between the greater honeyguide bird and hunters was first written about by a Portuguese missionary in 1588, but was widely dismissed as pure hearsay. #Business #Environment #Technology #science #Entertainment
Tokyo governor race a fight to save reputation as Olympics host | Reuters

Jul 14, 2016

Tokyo governor race a fight to save reputation as Olympics host | Reuters

TOKYO Campaigning ahead of an election for Tokyo governor kicked off on Thursday, with candidates vying to save the city's reputation as host of the 2020 Summer Olympics after the previous two governors quit due to money scandals. #Politics #Japan #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
U.S. launches quiet diplomacy to ease South China Sea tensions | Reuters

Jul 14, 2016

U.S. launches quiet diplomacy to ease South China Sea tensions | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States is using quiet diplomacy to persuade the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and other Asian nations not to move aggressively to capitalise on an international court ruling that denied China's claims to the South China Sea, several U.S. administration officials said on Wednesday #Business #Technology #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
Britain's 'Charming Bastard' David Davis to lead Brexit talks | Reuters

Jul 14, 2016

Britain's 'Charming Bastard' David Davis to lead Brexit talks | Reuters

LONDON David Davis, a staunchly Eurosceptic lawmaker who says the risk of losing a key export partner will force EU leaders such as Angela Merkel to agree to a free trade deal, was appointed as the man to lead Britain out of the bloc on Wednesday. Davis, 67, was given the newly-created role of Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union by incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May as she set about building her team just hours after taking over from David Cameron. #United States #Technology #France #Europe #Entertainment
Outrage after singer inserts 'all lives matter' into Canada anthem | Reuters

Jul 14, 2016

Outrage after singer inserts 'all lives matter' into Canada anthem | Reuters

Canadians rained social media scorn on a performer on Wednesday for inserting the politically-charged phrase "all lives matter" into the lyrics of the Canadian national anthem and holding up the words on a sign during the rendition. Singer Remigio Pereira, a member of the Canadian quartet The Tenors, seemed to take his group by surprise with the change during the live performance at major league baseball's All-Star Game in San Diego on Tuesday night #India #Business #Technology #Middle East #markets #Entertainment #lyrics
Physics prepares to feast on collider data, seeking dark universe | Reuters

Jul 06, 2016

Physics prepares to feast on collider data, seeking dark universe | Reuters

GENEVA Scientists at Europe's physics research center CERN are preparing to unwrap the biggest trove of data yet from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), three years after they confirmed the existence of the elusive Higgs boson. "In the life of accelerator physics there are few moments like the one we are living through," said Tiziano Camporesi, leader of the CMS experiment at CERN. "This is the time when the probability of finding something new is highest." The Higgs boson, whose discovery secured the Nobel prize for physics in 2013, answered fundamental questions about how elementary matter attained mass #India #Business #Technology #Middle East #Argentina #article
FBI to recommend no charges in Clinton email probe, director says | Reuters

Jul 05, 2016

FBI to recommend no charges in Clinton email probe, director says | Reuters

WASHINGTON The FBI will recommend to the U.S. Justice Department that no charges be filed over Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said on Tuesday, lifting a cloud of uncertainty over her White House campaign #United States #Technology #markets #Argentina #Election #article