HA TINH, Vietnam (Reuters) – Typhoon Doksuri lashed central Vietnam on Friday, tearing roofs from houses, knocking out power and causing localized flooding, in the country’s most powerful storm in years. Nearly 80,000 people have been evacuated from coastal regions in preparation for Doksuri. Winds exceeded 130 km (80 miles) per hour, according to Vietnam’s
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) – Police obtained a search warrant on Thursday in their criminal investigation of the deaths of eight elderly patients exposed to sweltering heat inside a Miami-area nursing home left with little or no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck. The loss of life in Hollywood, Florida, brought the overall death toll
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios has ripped apart the veneer of friendship between he and fellow Australian Bernard Tomic, saying his erstwhile Davis Cup team mate has “lost his way” and “doesn’t make sense”. Kyrgios will lead Australia’s charge at the Davis Cup semi-final against Belgium which starts later on Friday in Brussels but Tomic
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday stood by his belief that both sides were to blame for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counterprotesters last month. Trump had drawn criticism for not initially condemning white supremacists who organized the event on Aug. 12, with even some of his fellow Republicans expressing
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SPOKANE, Wash. (Reuters) – The teenager accused of opening fire at his Washington state high school, killing a student, told police he took the firearms from his father’s gun safe and wanted to teach his classmates a lesson about “bullying,” court papers showed on Thursday. An affidavit filed by a police detective following 15-year-old Caleb
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(In this Sept. 13 story, corrects definition of intersex in paragraph 5.) SYDNEY (Reuters) – The alarming volume of hate-speech during Australia’s ballot over whether to legalize same-sex marriage spurred parliament to pass emergency legislation on Wednesday to outlaw opponents spewing their vitriol while the vote was in progress. Australia began a non-compulsory postal vote
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(Reuters) – Oracle Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, in the latest indication that the business software maker’s shift to cloud is gaining traction after years-long effort. The company’s shares were down 2.5 percent in after-market trading. They had gained about 37 percent this year. Oracle – a late entrant to the cloud
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rising shares of Boeing pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average up to a record high on Thursday, while the S&P 500 fell as investors saw higher-than-expected inflation increasing the chances of an interest rate hike. The Dow’s third consecutive all-time high was driven in part by Boeing BA.N, which rose 1.36
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, astounding fellow Republicans again while alarming conservative supporters. Trump said any final agreement must include border security measures including surveillance systems but would not
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