World

Belgium explosion leaves several injured, three houses damaged

An explosion that ripped through three Belgium homes late Monday left at least 14 people injured and possibly some trapped in rubble, police said.

Sport

Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

World

Philippines' Duterte had 'nothing to do' with news site's license: spokesman

MANILA (Reuters) - The office of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte sought to distance itself on Tuesday from a regulator's decision to revoke the license of a prominent news site, rebuffing allegations the administration had initiated a crackdown on the m

Business

U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.

Technology

Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market bec

United States

California high school wrestler paralyzed from neck down during match

A high school wrestler in California was paralyzed from the neck down during a competition last week, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Technology

PBOC official says China's centralized virtual currency trade needs to end: source

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese central banker says authorities should ban centralized trading of virtual currencies as well as individuals and businesses that provide related services, an internal memo from a government meeting seen by Reuters showe

World

Philippines shuts more schools as volcano spews ash and lava

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools.

World

South Korean charged with murder of wife, son at Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.

Top News

China's economy set to slow to 6.5 percent in 2018 as government turns off cheap money: Reuters poll

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is expected to cool this year as a government-led crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution drag on overall activity, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

Sport

Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusia

United States

VA hospital left scalpel in body of vet after surgery, lawsuit claims

A Bridgeport, Conn. Army veteran says a VA hospital sewed him up after surgery four years ago with a scalpel still inside his body.

Politics

Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a re

Business

Two Singapore Airbnb hosts to plead guilty to illegal letting charges: lawyer

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Two Airbnb hosts charged in Singapore with unauthorized short-term letting of four apartments are expected to plead guilty next month, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

World

Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work for Reuters reporters release

(Reuters) - Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said on Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in his capacity as a member of an international advisory board on the crisis in Rakhine state.

World

Indonesia bourse holds minute silence for injured after floor collapse

JAKARTA, (Reuters) - Indonesia's stock exchange held a minute silence at the start of trading on Tuesday for more than 70 people injured when a mezzanine floor in the building suddenly collapsed.

Sport

Tennis: Raonic slumps to early exit at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number three Milos Raonic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open first round by Lukas Lacko on Tuesday, the Canadian's earliest grand slam exit since the 2011 French Open.

Top News

Editor stands by Aziz Ansari story amid criticism

Editor-in-chief of Tab Media says Babe staff would publish controversial article on actor Aziz Ansari again.

World

Japan investigates how to evacuate citizens from South Korea in crisis: report

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is examining how to evacuate its roughly 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis that closes airports, with military ships being used as shuttles, a Japanese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Sport

Former MVP Morneau to retire with Twins sendoff

Justin Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP and Minnesota Twins first baseman, is retiring after 14 seasons.

United States

The Latest: Parents of 13 locked-up kids held on bail of $9M

The Latest on police discovering 12 children locked up in parents' house in California (all times local): The parents of 13 children found locked up in a California home each were being held on $9 million bail and could face charges including torture and

World

China rights lawyer says legal license revoked after criticizing President Xi Jinping

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticizing President Xi Jinping said on Monday that authorities had revoked his license to practice law.

Life & Style

Family shares hilarious photos edited by 'professional' photographer

When Pam Zaring hired a photographer to take pictures of her family, she wasn’t expecting to strike comedic gold.

Sport

Vikings pivot to Eagles, after big break to beat Saints

Vikings pivot to Eagles, after big break to beat Saints

Sport

FSU's 2nd-half push comes up short on road against Boston College

Ky Bowman scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Jerome Robinson also had 19 points and Boston College beat Florida State 81-75 on Monday night.

Sport

Miami watches late lead slip away in home loss to Duke

Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 30 points and No. 5-ranked Duke overtook No. 25 Miami 83-75 on Monday night.

Entertainment

Some U.S. cities end their cooperation with A&E's 'Live PD'

For some of the law enforcement agencies that agreed to be on A&E Network's real-time police show "Live PD," the goal of being more transparent with their profession under increasing scrutiny clashed with concerns over public image.

Life & Style

H&M stores destroyed over controversial 'coolest monkey' hoodie

Riot police have fired rubber bullets at protesters as they vandalized a string of H&M’s stores in South Africa and ordered the Swedish brand to stop trading.

World

10 workers die in bridge collapse, Colombian officials say

Colombian officials say 10 workers died after a bridge they were building outside the nation's capital collapsed.

Sport

Tennis: Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ninth seed Johanna Konta skipped past Madison Brengle into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, the Briton overpowering her American opponent 6-3 6-1 in 66 minutes on Hisense Arena.

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