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U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

Reuters News - January 22, 2018 - 1:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration.
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Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

Reuters News - January 22, 2018 - 1:22am
PARIS (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. peer Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, in a deal which Sanofi said would boost its earnings and strengthen its presence in the field of treatment for rare diseases.
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FDA's tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device

Reuters News - January 22, 2018 - 1:11am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, U.S. health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to sell its novel iQOS tobacco device and claim it is less harmful than cigarettes.
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Great Barrier Reef: Australia unveils A$60m protection plan

BBC News - January 22, 2018 - 1:03am
New measures will target coral-eating starfish and soil erosion on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Government still shut down on Monday as Senate fails to clinch deal

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 11:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement late on Sunday to restore federal spending authority and deal with demands from Democrats that young "Dreamers" be protected from deportation.
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Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress remembered at funeral

BBC News - January 21, 2018 - 10:57pm
A funeral for the Home and Away actress hears she was a "rising star" who made her family proud.
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Trust in U.S. institutions plunges in Trump's first year

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 10:06pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump's first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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U.S. government to remain closed on Monday as Senate still short of deal

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 9:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach a deal late on Sunday on Democrats' demand for legislation protecting "Dreamers," young people brought to the country illegally as children.
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Sydney train passengers injured in crash

BBC News - January 21, 2018 - 9:02pm
They were "very lucky" to escape with mostly minor injuries, authorities say.
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Senators race to end government shutdown before work week begins

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican and Democratic leaders met on Sunday amid a flurry of congressional negotiations aimed at breaking an impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.
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China's top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deployments

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 8:08pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week's freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway.
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India woman fights family over 'low caste' husband's murder

BBC News - January 21, 2018 - 7:24pm
Kausalya survived the attack that killed her husband and began a campaign against caste discrimination.
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The Malaysian region that became a hardware hub

BBC News - January 21, 2018 - 7:02pm
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.
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Senate leaders meet in bid to end government shutdown

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 6:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate held talks on Sunday seeking to break an impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.
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Ski lift: North Korea may capitalize on joint Olympics training visit

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 6:17pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of next month's Olympics risks giving leader Kim Jong Un's regime legitimacy and some much needed cash, North Korean defectors and experts say.
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Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 6:06pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc.
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Moderate senators cite progress in talks to end government shutdown

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 5:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moderate Republican and Democratic senators held talks on Sunday to break a political impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.
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Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 5:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.
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In Women's March finale, Las Vegas rally kicks off voter drive

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 4:43pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered for the Women's March "Power to the Polls" rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, kicking off a national drive to register a million new voters as well as put more female candidates in office and stymie President Donald Trump's agenda.
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In second day of shutdown, Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 3:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.
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