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HELSINKI (Reuters) – Air guitar enthusiasts gathered in the Finnish city of Oulu on Friday to shred and strum their imaginary instruments in pursuit of the world championship of the bizarre dance form. Nanami ‘Seven Seas’ Nagura from Japan performs during the Air Guitar World Championships final in Oulu, Finland, August 24, 2018. Lehtikuva/Eeva Riihela/via
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South Korea’s Amy Yang took sole possession of the lead at the CP Women’s Open on Friday after shooting 7-under 65 in the second round at Wascana Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan. Aug 24, 2018; Regina, Saskatchewan, CAN; Amy Yang plays her shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the Canadian Pacific
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TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) – Two people arrested for alleged child abuse at a New Mexico settlement faced new charges on Friday in connection with the death of a toddler whose body was recently discovered at the site, the Taos County Sheriff’s Office said. FILE PHOTO: Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, arrested in connection with a raid by
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GENEVA/CARACAS (Reuters) – The exodus of migrants from Venezuela is building toward a “crisis moment” comparable to events involving refugees in the Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency said on Friday. Venezuelan migrants wait to pass the Binational Border Service Center of Peru at the border with Ecuador, in Tumbes, Peru August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Douglas
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.N) chief executive will testify before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Sept. 5, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives. FILE PHOTO – Jack Dorsey, CEO and co-founder of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square, speaks
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FRANKFURT/HAMBURG (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Herbert Diess was given a memorandum warning the carmaker might face legal action in the U.S. over the use of cheating software in cars just days before the scandal broke, a public broadcaster reported on Friday. Herbert Diess, Volkswagen’s new CEO, speaks during the Volkswagen Group’s annual general
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal is full of confidence and ready to defend his U.S. Open title, having enjoyed a blockbuster 2017 by claiming the French and U.S. majors after a three-year Grand Slam trophy drought. Aug 12, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Rafael Nadal (ESP) returns a ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas (not pictured) during
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi tweeted on Friday that he had incorrectly stated a day earlier that a court had lifted an injunction on products containing the widely used herbicide glyphosate and that a ruling was still pending. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi attends a news conference in Brasilia, Brazil
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Thomas Frieden, a former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was arrested in New York City on Friday on charges of sexual abuse, forcible touching and harassment of a woman last year, the New York Police Department said. FILE PHOTO: Thomas Frieden, director of U.S. Centers
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond came under renewed criticism from pro-Brexit lawmakers on Friday for warning that leaving the European Union without an exit deal would hit public finances, underlining discord in the ruling Conservative Party. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street in London,
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(Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has appointed a former federal prosecutor to monitor China’s ZTE Corp (0763.HK) (000063.SZ) after people familiar with the matter said he rescinded an offer to a former U.S. official for signing a “Never Trump” letter before the 2016 presidential election. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross attends a cabinet
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