Day: October 15, 2017

HOUSTON (Reuters) – One worker is missing and six are injured after an oil production platform operated by a New Orleans company exploded and caught fire in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday, authorities said. The platform is operated by Clovelly Oil Co, confirmed Donald Mackenroth, a Clovelly vice president reached by phone. He said
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leaders on Sunday hailed a “gigantic victory” in gubernatorial elections against President Nicolas Maduro’s government after failing to dislodge him in protests earlier this year. The ruling Socialist Party controls 20 of 23 state governorships, but opinion polls showed the opposition coalition likely to upend that, given voter anger at
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state’s wine country to ash. Two of the three deadliest blazes were more than half contained by Sunday, making it
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LONDON (Reuters) – The London Film Festival closed on Sunday with a violent and profanity-laden dark comedy featuring Frances McDormand, as a small-town mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, tipped for an Oscar nod. At the end of a movie fortnight overshadowed by a cascade of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, writer-director Martin
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