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  • UPDATE 2-Head of UN team in Yemen's Hodeidah safe after shooting incident -UN

    ADEN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The head of a U.N. mission tasked with overseeing a peace deal in Yemen's Hodeidah port city is safe after a reported shooting incident, the United Nations said on Thursday.

  • Oil slides on increased U.S. output and U.S.-China trade fears

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell about 2 percent on Thursday, extending recent weakness on concerns over surging U.S. crude production and slack global demand, particularly in light of the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China.

  • Film Review: 'All These Small Moments'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The magic of writer-director Melissa B. Miller Costanzo's "All These Small Moments" can be found within the intimacy of the scenarios, the authenticity of her earnest characterizations, and the accessibility of the actors' honest performances. In her deftly polished directorial debut, Costanzo dovetails the primary story about a teen's coming of age with a secondary story about a marriage tenuously tied together. Though this sweet, subtle, and sentimental work is a smidge too simplistic in narrative design, it wins over any resistance with its quiet refinement and heartrending insight.

  • U.S. economy 'very strong' despite market worries: Fed's Quarles

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. economy and labor market are strong with inflation contained, even while financial markets have recently been focused on the risk that global economic growth will slow further, a Federal Reserve governor said on Thursday.

  • Sears chairman Lampert wins bankruptcy auction for retailer with $5.2 billion bid

    (Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp said on Thursday its chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction for the U.S. department store chain with an improved takeover bid of $5.2 billion, allowing the 126-year-old retailer to keep its doors open.

  • Leslie Moonves challenges $120 million severance denial by CBS

    (Reuters) - Leslie Moonves, who resigned under pressure as CEO of CBS Corp, is challenging the company's decision to deprive him of $120 million in severance pay, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday.

  • U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children: watchdog

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Wednesday.

  • Tennis: Muguruza stars in late, late show at Melbourne Park

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza claimed a 6-4 7-6(3) 7-5 win over Johanna Konta early on Friday to reach the Australian Open third round and etch in her name into the record books as the winner of the latest starting match in the tournament's history.

  • Preoccupied Western powers fall silent on human rights: rights group

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Global powers have become so diverted by populism and domestic discontent that they lack the capacity or inclination to defend human rights or even investigate suspected war crimes, global pressure group Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

  • Stocks little changed amid China, trade worries; pound stabilizes

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Concern over China's economic outlook and global trade left major world stock indexes little changed on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter in Britain's exit from the European Union helped to stabilize sterling.

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