• Japan in shock after 'brightest and best' of anime killed in arson attack by colleague claiming his idea was 'stolen'
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    Japan in shock after 'brightest and best' of anime killed in arson attack by colleague claiming his idea was 'stolen'

    Japan’s tight-knit anime industry was in shock on Friday after the deaths of 33 of the “brightest and best young talents” in an arson attack the previous day, with the suspect allegedly telling police that he started the blaze because Kyoto Animation had “stolen a novel” that he had written.  Police

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    UPDATE 4-Suspected arsonist believed his novel was stolen by Japanese studio -media

    A man suspected of torching an animation studio in Japan, killing 33 people in the country's worst mass killing in two decades, planned the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarised, media said on Friday. The unidentified man shouted "Die!" before dousing the entrance to

  • Swedish prosecutor asks to keep U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky in custody
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    Swedish prosecutor asks to keep U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky in custody

    Swedish prosecutors on Friday asked to keep U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky in custody for six more days while they investigate him for aggravated assault over a street fight in Stockholm. "We ... now need until Thursday next week to be able to finish the preliminary investigation," Daniel Suneson,

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    Vehicles plough into crowd at UK car club meet injuring 17

    Seventeen people were injured after two cars collided and ploughed into spectators at a weekly meeting of a car club in an English town. Eyewitness videos showed one car pull out and collide with another vehicle, sending them into the crowds of people watching the event on the side and middle of the

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    FOREX-Dollar steadies after rise in bets on bigger Fed rate cut

    At a central banking conference on Thursday, New York Fed President John Williams argued for pre-emptive measures to avoid having to deal with too-low inflation and interest rates. Investors took Williams' remarks along with separate comments from Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida as another dovish

  • Does renewables pioneer Germany risk running out of power?
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    Does renewables pioneer Germany risk running out of power?

    Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal. The country, the biggest electricity market in the European Union, is abandoning nuclear power by 2022 due to safety concerns compounded by the Fukushima disaster and phasing out coal plants over the next 19 years to combat

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    EDF could shut power output at Golfech nuclear plant due to hot weather

    French utility EDF could shut down production at its 2,600 megawatt capacity Golfech nuclear power plant in the south of France from Tuesday July 23, due to the high temperature forecast on the Garonne river. "Due to the temperature forecasts on the Garonne, production restrictions are likely to

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    EDF could shut power output at Golfech nuclear plant due to hot weather

    French utility EDF could shut down production at its 2,600 megawatt capacity Golfech nuclear power plant in the south of France from Tuesday July 23, due to the high temperature forecast on the Garonne river. "Due to the temperature forecasts on the Garonne, production restrictions are likely to

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    Swedish prosecutor asks to keep US rapper A$AP Rocky in custody

    Swedish prosecutors on Friday asked to keep U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky in custody for six more days while they investigate him for aggravated assault over a street fight in Stockholm. "We ... now need until Thursday next week to be able to finish the preliminary investigation," Daniel Suneson,

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    REFILE-INSIGHT-Does renewables pioneer Germany risk running out of power?

    Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal. The country, the biggest electricity market in the European Union, is abandoning nuclear power by 2022 due to safety concerns compounded by the Fukushima disaster and phasing out coal plants over the next 19 years to combat

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    Ukraine's president says he backs prisoner swap with Russia

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukraine is willing to swap a jailed Russian journalist for an imprisoned Ukrainian film director. Zelenskiy said in televised comments Friday that Ukraine could release journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, who have been in jail for a year on treason charges, if Russia

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    Cambodia probes Chinese firm over illegal waste imports

    Cambodia is investigating a locally based Chinese firm for illegally importing around 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste from the United States and Canada, the Southeast Asian country's customs chief told Reuters on Friday. Southeast Asian nations have emerged as some of the top destinations for plastic

  • BMW picks insider Zipse as CEO to catch up with rivals
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    BMW picks insider Zipse as CEO to catch up with rivals

    BMW has named Oliver Zipse as its new CEO, hoping the "decisive" company lifer will help the automaker regain its edge in electric cars and win back the premium market lead lost to Mercedes-Benz under his consensus-seeking predecessor. Zipse, 55, joined BMW as a trainee in 1991 and served

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    UK's Johnson will resist calls for Brexit delay, lawmaker Rees-Mogg says

    Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British prime minister, has the backbone to resist pressure from parliament to delay Brexit again even if it means leaving the European Union without a deal, a leading supporter said on Friday. Asked whether the next prime minister might be forced by parliament

  • Family mourns 6-year-old girl killed by father's golf shot
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    Family mourns 6-year-old girl killed by father's golf shot

    Relatives of a 6-year-old Utah girl who died after her father accidentally struck her with a golf ball are remembering her as a loving, playful child. Aria Hill's uncle David Smith described her as a happy child who greeted strangers and enjoyed spending time with her parents. Police say the ball

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    India to touch renewable energy capacity of 260 GW by 2024 - govt secretary

    India expects to achieve a renewable energy capacity target of 260 gigawatt (GW) by 2024, a government official said on Friday, as the country sees rapid growth in renewable capacity backed by government orders, private equity and pension fund investments. India's renewable power capacity soared

  • Trump disavows 'send her back' rally chant, many Republicans alarmed
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    Trump disavows 'send her back' rally chant, many Republicans alarmed

    President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters' chants of "send her back" at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, as Republicans worry the incendiary mantra could set the tone for the 2020 campaign. Omar, a Democrat, shot back

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    Fed signals buoy European shares, InBev jumps

    A strong oil sector and firming expectations of more monetary easing from the world's big central banks drove European shares half a percent higher on Friday, ending a volatile week marked by a series of luke-warm corporate earnings. New York Federal Reserve chief John Williams on Thursday said

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    UPDATE 1-Italy's Di Maio calls for meeting with Salvini in peace offering

    Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio called for a meeting on Friday with government partner and co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini in a peace offering following mutual recriminations that raised concerns about the stability of the ruling coalition. "It is desirable that we talk and see each

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    South African soldiers deployed in Cape Town to help fight gangs

    South African soldiers were deployed to gang-ridden Cape Town suburbs on Thursday to help quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds this year and that officials have likened to a war zone, a Reuters cameraman and community activists said. Bloodshed over the past seven months in mainly poor

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    Far from over: euro zone bond rally regains momentum on easing hopes

    German 10-year bond yields were set for their biggest weekly drop in seven weeks on Friday, while Italian yields were set for a seventh straight week of declines as expectations for central bank easing bolstered euro zone bond markets. Italy's 10-year bond yield was down 2 bps at 1.54% , near almost

  • Bayer welcomes judge's call for new trial in $2 billion glyphosate case
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    Bayer welcomes judge's call for new trial in $2 billion glyphosate case

    Germany's Bayer AG on Friday welcomed a conditional ruling by a U.S. judge calling for a retrial of the case of a couple awarded $2 billion in damages by a jury who found that its glyphosate-based weedkiller caused their cancer. Shares in Bayer were up 1.4% in early Frankfurt trade. Judge Winifred

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    INSIGHT-Two killings symbolise reach of Kashmir conflict as death toll surges

    SRINAGAR/AWANTIPORA, India, July 19 (Reuters) - More than 300 people died in the Kashmir region claimed by India and Pakistan in the first half of the year, according to previously unreported data - one of the deadliest periods in the disputed territory's recent history. India and Pakistan have

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    Vietnam says preserved corpse of Ho Chi Minh in great condition

    The embalmed corpse of Vietnam's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday, a month after the government recruited a team of Russian experts to help preserve the former revolutionary's body. In June, Vietnam formed a special council of Vietnamese and Russian

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    Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes

    DUBAI/PARIS, July 19 (Reuters) - The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it will increase tension with Iran, six sources familiar with the matter said. Washington proposed on July