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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin's schedule headache cured by combined move

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffron said she was relieved that the decision to reschedule the combined event to Thursday from Friday had effectively ruled her out of competing in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.


Former US military commander warns against 'bloody nose' strike on North Korea

Amid reports Trump administration is considering pre-emptive action, Dennis Blair says striking first would be high-risk strategyA senior former US military commander and intelligence chief has warned against a pre-emptive “bloody nose” strike on Nort


Family of murdered Cambodian government critic arrive in Australia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The family of murdered Cambodian government critic Kem Ley, whose 2016 death sparked major street protests against Prime Minister Hun Sen, has been granted a special humanitarian refugee visa by Australia and landed in the country o


Samsung Electronics to slash OLED panel production as iPhone X demand disappoints: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co will slash output of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels in response to its customer Apple Inc's decision to cut production of iPhone X amid weak demand, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday.


Europe's largest bank is about to report earnings. Here's what analysts expect

HSBC is due to release its fourth quarter and full year report card at 12 noon HK/SIN on Tuesday.


Freestyle skiing: Canada's Sharpe wins ski halfpipe gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe dominated her rivals with the two best runs of the final as the 25-year-old Canadian soared to Olympic gold in the women's ski halfpipe on Tuesday.


Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, despite Romney often being critical of Trump.


The million-dollar mouse: navy heads to remote Antarctic islands to hunt out pest

New Zealand is sending sniffer dogs, rangers and a government minister to make sure mice have been eradicated from the Antipodes Islands Ten rangers, three sniffer dogs, a government minister and members of the New Zealand defence force have been dispatch


South Korea says talks to hold postponed military drill with U.S. moving forward

SEOUL (Reuters) - Talks to stage a postponed military drill between South Korea and the United States were moving forward, the South's Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday.


Iceland may ban male circumcision

Iceland's parliament is debating a measure that would ban male circumcision.        


I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat's genetic secrets revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that -- as everyone knows -- consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It's in their genes.


UK vows no ‘Mad Max style’ deregulation after Brexit

Britain wants to retain close economic ties with the EU, while also becoming free to strike new trade deals around the world.        


Mexico probes police in disappearance of three Italians

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Monday they are investigating whether police in the western state of Jalisco participated in the disappearance of three Italian citizens there.


Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico

A gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state.

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