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Rugby-NZ lock Barrett at blindside flanker for England semi
TOKYO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Scott Barrett has been surprisingly named to start at blindside flanker for the New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup semi-final against England on Saturday, with Ardie Savea shifting to the openside of the scrum.
U.S. FAA must restore 'public confidence' in plane certification -inspector general
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must work to restore "public confidence" in aircraft certification efforts after two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes, the U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general said on Wednesday in a public report.
As population grows, human diet must cut down on meat, sugar, salt: Nestlé executive
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nestlé SA
, one of the world's largest food processors, believes population growth will require human diets to adapt, reducing consumption of sugar, salt and meat products, an executive said on Wednesday.
Russia's VEB signs deal to build two billion euro refinery in Morocco: report
RABAT (Reuters) - Russian state development bank VEB signed a deal on Wednesday to build a 2 billion euro ($2.2 billion) oil refinery in Morocco, the north African country's state news agency MAP said.
UPDATE 2-Leader of South Africa's main opposition party resigns
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 23 (Reuters) - South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane resigned as head of the main opposition party on Wednesday after four years at the helm, citing difficulties making the traditionally white liberal party appeal to majority black voters.
Young entrepreneurs with a mission bank on 'Greta' effect
ADDIS ABABA/SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A s the brains behind a hydroponics farming system in rural Kenya, 17-year-old Jefferson Kang'acha struggled to get noticed but he now expects the youth climate movement led by Greta Thunberg to bolster other young people on a mission.
UPDATE 4-Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel Prize-winning prime minister might be losing support among his powerbase.
COLUMN-Clinton does Democrats no favor reviving Russia conspiracy talk: Peter Apps
LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - As a contender for the U.S. presidency in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was besieged with opposition rumor and conspiracy theories. Last week, her most significant contribution to next year's presidential race so far became indulging in the same game, effectively accusing Democratic challenger and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of being the preferred choice of Russia.
CORRECTED-Ghana loses $190 million U.S. grant over canceled power contract
ACCRA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The United States has canceled $190 million in grants to Ghana under the "Power Africa" initiative in response to the Ghanaian government's termination of a contract with a private utility provider, the U.S. embassy said.
Ghana loses $190 million U.S. grant over canceled power contract
ACCRA (Reuters) - The United States has canceled $190 million in grants to Ghana under the "Power Africa" initiative in response to the Ghanaian government's termination of a contract with a private utility provider, the U.S. embassy said.
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