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Indonesian president urges calm after suspected suicide attacks in Jakarta - 25 May 2017 at 2:40am - JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president urged people to remain calm on Thursday, a day after suspected suicide bombers killed three police officers on duty at a Jakarta bus terminal in an attack authorities said bore the hallmarks of globally inspired Islamist militants.

Police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks - 25 May 2017 at 2:35am - MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent.

UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks - 25 May 2017 at 2:35am - MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent.

Philippines deploys helicopters in battle to retake city from Islamist rebels - 25 May 2017 at 2:34am - MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Troops backed by attack helicopters battled dozens of militants linked to the Islamic State group holed up in a besieged city in the southern Philippines on Thursday after attempts to secure volatile areas met heavy resistance.

Siegemund out of French Open, Del Potro doubtful - 25 May 2017 at 2:25am - (Reuters) - Stuttgart Open champion Laura Siegemund has sustained a right knee injury and will miss next week's French Open, Germany's Fed Cup captain has said.

China's Lenovo returns to profit as PC performance beats overall market - 25 May 2017 at 2:19am - HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Lenovo Group Ltd , the world's largest personal computer (PC) maker, on Thursday said it returned to profit in a year when its PC shipments fell at a slower rate than the overall market as consumer demand continued its downward trend.

Google's Alpha Go beats Chinese master again to clinch series win - 25 May 2017 at 2:14am - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks.

Democrats hope to send Trump, Republicans a message in Montana vote - 25 May 2017 at 2:07am - MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A Democratic political novice hopes to pull off a surprise victory in Republican-leaning Montana on Thursday in a special congressional race roiled on the eve of voting by allegations that the Republican candidate physically assaulted a reporter.

Asia shares race to two-year high as Fed signals no rush to tighten - 25 May 2017 at 2:01am - TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled two-year highs on Thursday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields slipped after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a cautious approach to future rate hikes and the reduction of its $4.5 trillion of bond holdings.

Republican congressional candidate in Montana cited with assaulting reporter - 25 May 2017 at 1:56am - MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for a misdemeanor on Wednesday after a reporter accused him of physical assault on the eve of a special election to fill the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Oil prices rise in anticipation of extended OPEC-led output cut - 25 May 2017 at 1:53am - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose ahead of an OPEC meeting on Thursday that is expected to extend output cuts into 2018, adding at least nine months to an initial six-month curb in the first half of this year.

U.S. oilfield service firms lag shale recovery; old deals hold - 25 May 2017 at 1:49am - HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. oil services companies have been doing a lot more work as recovering oil prices have lifted the shale industry from a two-year slump, but producers have been pocketing much of the new cash generated by rising output and squeezing service providers to keep costs down.

New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket - 25 May 2017 at 1:40am - WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula.

Fighting corruption, Ukraine starts to judge its judges - 25 May 2017 at 1:33am - KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian judge Artur Yemelianov has acknowledged in an online declaration that he owns a Breguet watch worth nearly a third of his annual salary and keeps piles of cash.

Lack of new launches leaves Ford playing catchup with GM - 25 May 2017 at 1:29am - DETROIT (Reuters) - James Hackett spent the last year plotting Ford Motor Co's long-term self-driving car strategy. In his first week as chief executive, he has more immediate concerns: stopping a skid in North American sales and fending off a market share grab by resurgent archrival General Motors Co.

Barcelona 'fully support' Messi after fraud sentence - 25 May 2017 at 1:25am - (Reuters) - La Liga club Barcelona have expressed their support for Argentine striker Lionel Messi and his father after the Spanish Supreme Court upheld their prison sentences over tax fraud charges, although neither are expected to go to jail.

South Korea's new president draws ire of small businesses he's vowed to help - 25 May 2017 at 1:23am - SEOUL (Reuters) - Small businesses in South Korea fear their profits could be cut to the bone and some could be forced to close if the country's new president pushes ahead with plans to raise minimum wages, restrict contract staff numbers and reduce working hours.

China mulls plans to reform air space management: official - 25 May 2017 at 1:19am - BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese regulators will submit proposals to reform management of the country's air space by the end of this month in a bid to ease flight delays and boost aviation growth, one of the country's top air traffic control officials said on Thursday.

United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night - 25 May 2017 at 1:19am - STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

Under U.S. Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage - watchdog - 25 May 2017 at 1:17am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday.

As Taliban gain and U.S. weighs troop hike, a widow's plea to 'finish the job' - 25 May 2017 at 1:11am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On a cold morning in January, Alexandra McClintock shoved her bare hands into the pockets of her black jacket and gazed at the endless rows of graves in Arlington National Cemetery, just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C.

Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry - 25 May 2017 at 12:53am - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday.

Taiwan same-sex marriage ruling brightens outlook for gay rights in China - 25 May 2017 at 12:46am - BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry has proved a shot in the arm for China's gay rights movement, but it is likely to be many years before Beijing approves similar measures, amid deep-rooted opposition in some quarters.

India's Infosys touts plan to hire Americans in face of visa pressures - 25 May 2017 at 12:24am - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Infosys Ltd, the India-based computer services giant, on Wednesday touted its new strategy to hire and train 10,000 American workers over the next two years at the company's annual leadership meeting in San Francisco.

In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China... - 24 May 2017 at 11:57pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

'Only logical' for Trump to meet Dalai Lama: Tibetan leader - 24 May 2017 at 11:08pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Tibet's government in exile said on Wednesday it would be "logical" for Donald Trump to meet the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, since the U.S. president has visited homes of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions on his current international tour.

French Open expansion aims to preserve Parisian style - 24 May 2017 at 10:14pm - PARIS (Reuters) - After years of legal battles the French Open has begun to expand its facilities, hoping to match other grand slam events - including having a roof over Centre Court to banish weather delays - while preserving its Parisian pizzazz.

Indy 500 to beef up security after Manchester attacks - 24 May 2017 at 10:12pm - INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Security around the Indianapolis 500 will be beefed up this weekend following Monday's suicide bomb attack in Manchester, England, speedway officials said on Wednesday.

Manchester bomber's father says he did not expect attack - 24 May 2017 at 10:11pm - TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The father of the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers in an attack in Manchester told Reuters in the Libyan capital on Wednesday that he had last spoken to his son some five days ago, by phone, and "everything was normal."

Moody's China downgrade 'illogical', overstates debt: People's Daily - 24 May 2017 at 10:02pm - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The decision by Moody's Investors Service to downgrade China's credit rating is "illogical" and overstates the levels of government debt, a commerce ministry researcher said in an editorial in the official People's Daily newspaper on Thursday.

Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides: NYT - 24 May 2017 at 9:58pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Russian intelligence and political officials discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his advisers according to information gathered by American spies last summer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday,

Under U.S. Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: watchdog - 24 May 2017 at 9:54pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday.

Carrie Fisher would have led next 'Star Wars' before her sudden death - 24 May 2017 at 9:46pm - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Late actress Carrie Fisher was supposed to be the leading force of the ninth film in the "Star Wars" saga, plans derailed by her sudden death last year, Lucasfilm Ltd president Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Shell, ConocoPhillips oil sands share selloff risks flooding market - 24 May 2017 at 9:28pm - CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian equity markets risk being swamped with oil sands company shares this year as Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips prepare to offload C$6.8 billion (3.9 billion pounds) worth of stakes in two domestic producers, just months after acquiring them.

Roland Garros now toughest slam of all, says former champ - 24 May 2017 at 9:09pm - (Reuters) - With its quicksilver conditions, quaint old-tech environment and a leviathan casting his shadow across center court, the French Open is now the hardest grand slam title to win, says former champion and tennis great Mats Wilander.

Jane Campion, only female Cannes laureate, brings cop drama to Riviera - 24 May 2017 at 8:30pm - CANNES, France (Reuters) - Jane Campion, the first and so far only woman to win the Palme d'Or, is back at Cannes almost a quarter of a century after winning the festival's top prize for "The Piano", this time with a chilling six-part made-for-TV drama.

Exclusive - Hate the tweets, love the agenda: McConnell on Trump - 24 May 2017 at 8:15pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, says he could live without the drama surrounding President Donald Trump's White House, but from a policy standpoint sees the new commander-in-chief as a solid ally in the mode of any president from his party.

Worker advocacy group report says Tesla's injury rate higher than average - 24 May 2017 at 8:10pm - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California-based workers advocacy group released a report on Wednesday saying that Tesla Inc data showed its workers have been injured at a rate a third higher than the auto industry average.

Playboy model sentenced for posting photo of unsuspecting nude - 24 May 2017 at 7:54pm - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playboy Playmate of the year, pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a criminal charge of invasion of privacy for secretly photographing a 70-year-old nude woman and was sentenced to 30 days of graffiti removal work, prosecutors said.

Eight guards, seven inmates injured in California prison melee - 24 May 2017 at 7:54pm - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Corrections officers at a maximum-security prison in Northern California opened fire with live ammunition on inmates to quell a melee on Wednesday that ended with eight guards and seven inmates sent to hospitals, prison officials said.

Exclusive: Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - so... - 24 May 2017 at 7:28pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Button surprised by Alonso's Indy move - 24 May 2017 at 7:21pm - MONACO (Reuters) - Jenson Button was surprised by Fernando Alonso's decision to race in Sunday's Indianapolis 500 and said on Wednesday he had no desire to emulate his former team mate.

Singer Ariana Grande suspends concert tour following Manchester attack - 24 May 2017 at 7:10pm - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ariana Grande has suspended her concert tour after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester, England, the U.S. pop singer's representatives said on Wednesday.

Most Japan firms favor cautious approach to any Toshiba delisting: poll - 24 May 2017 at 7:07pm - TOKYO (Reuters) - Most Japanese firms believe the Tokyo bourse should be cautious in its approach to any delisting of embattled Toshiba Corp , concerned about the potential impact on its clients, subcontractors and financial markets, a Reuters poll showed.

Trump faces rougher reception in NATO, EU meetings - 24 May 2017 at 7:05pm - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - After a warm welcome in the Middle East and a "fantastic" visit with the pope, U.S. President Donald Trump walks on shakier ground on Thursday when European Union and NATO leaders will press him on defense, trade, and environmental concerns.

Treasury chief says reviewing Iran's aircraft licenses - 24 May 2017 at 6:55pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury is reviewing licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran, department head Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday, telling lawmakers he would increase sanctions pressure on Iran, Syria and North Korea.

Jury selected for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial - 24 May 2017 at 6:40pm - PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Seven men and five women, including two black jurors, will determine comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his upcoming sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania, after claims from his lawyers that race played a factor in their selection.

Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera: state news agency - 24 May 2017 at 6:36pm - CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for "supporting terrorism", state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday.

Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal - 24 May 2017 at 6:29pm - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels.

Beckham makes ballot for U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame - 24 May 2017 at 6:27pm - (Reuters) - Former England captain David Beckham, who won two Major League Soccer titles with the Los Angeles Galaxy, was among the first-time candidates named on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame on Wednesday.