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Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer

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Oct 21 (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico on Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, authorities said. The incident occurred on the set of independent feature film “Rust,” the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said in......

Fire devastates Honduras’ Caribbean resort island of Guanaja

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TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A huge fire destroyed or damaged more than 200 houses and businesses on the Honduran island of Guanaja on Saturday, forcing hundreds of residents to flee for safety and ravaging the tourism-dependent resort, relief authorities said. Dramatic video footage shared on social media showed rows......

La Palma volcano eruption forces stay-home order for some residents

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LA PALMA, Spain, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Authorities told several thousand residents of La Palma to stay home because of worsening air quality as the erupting volcano on the Spanish island spewed red-hot lava and thick clouds of black smoke. Emergency services issued a lockdown order on Friday night for......

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 near Vanuatu Islands –EMSC

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Oct 2 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck near the Vanuatu Islands early on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. The quake was at a depth of 528 km, EMSC said. Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Alexander Smith Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust......

Citigroup executive Levkovich dies a month after being hit by car

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Tobias Levkovich, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist for Citigroup, speaks during the Reuters 2011 Investment Outlook Summit in New York, June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Oct 1 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc’s (C.N) chief U.S. equity strategist, Tobias Levkovich, died on Friday from injuries he suffered after being struck by a car......

Pelosi says House to vote on infrastructure bill, outcome uncertain

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WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Thursday on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill championed by President Joe Biden and passed in a bipartisan Senate vote, the chamber’s top Democrat said, even as some in her party threaten to vote against it. Speaker of the......

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts for first time in nearly a year

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Sept 30 (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano, in its first eruption in nearly a year, was filling the crater at its summit with hot red lavaand clouding the skies with volcanic smog on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The latest eruption of Hawaii’s youngest and most active volcano......

Spain pledges aid to La Palma as erratic eruption keeps island guessing

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LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Spain classified La Palma as a disaster zone on Tuesday, a move that will trigger financial support for the island where a volcanic eruption has wrecked buildings and destroyed crops over the past nine days. The government announced a first package of 10.5......

Blast rocks residential area in Sweden’s Gothenburg, four badly hurt

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Four people were seriously hurt in an explosion and fire in a central residential area of the Swedish city of Gothenburg early on Tuesday. The immediate cause of the blast and blaze was unclear. At least 16 people were taken to hospital after fire......

La Palma volcano spews lava again after brief pause

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LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The volcano on Spain’s La Palma has begun spewing lava and smoke again, researchers said on Monday after activity had earlier slowed to a near halt, while some coastal villages locked down in anticipation of the lava reaching the sea. The Canary Islands’......

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes Crete, Greece – EMSC

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Sept 27 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck Crete, Greece on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake had a depth of 2 km (1.24 miles), EMSC said. Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.......

Three die, some injured as Amtrak train derails in Montana

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – At least three people died on Saturday and some passengers were injured after five cars of an Amtrak train went off the rails in north-central Montana, an official at a local sheriff’s office said. People trapped aboard soon after the derailment have all been taken off......

Airport closed as La Palma volcano eruption intensifies

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted last Sunday Airport closed, people queue for ferries Experts say volcano entering a new explosive phase LA PALMA, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Volcanic explosions spewed red hot lava high into the air on La Palma on Saturday as a new emission vent opened, forcing the......

Analysis: Climate and COVID cast shadow over jet demand outlook

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane is seen at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the Greater Los Angeles Area, California, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Aircraft investors struggle to assess climate impact Values of older aircraft undermined Some fear newer aircraft’s lives will be shorter LONDON/TOULOUSE, Sept......

U.S. weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise; labor market recovery on track

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People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Amira Karaoud Weekly jobless claims increase 16,000 to 351,000 Four-week average of claims at 18-month low Continuing claims rise 131,000 to 2.845 million Business activity slows in September WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters)......

Oil prices rise on tight supply, renewed risk appetite

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A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo U.S. crude stocks plunge to lowest since Oct 2018 -EIA Strong natgas prices support upside LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices extended gains on Thursday,......

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

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ALGIERS/CAIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom. The decision came “in view of the continued provocations and......

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near Melbourne, tremors rattle southeast Australia

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SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country’s biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country’s second largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states. The quake’s epicentre was near the rural town of......

A life and death question for regulators: Is Tesla’s Autopilot safe?

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Sept 21 (Reuters) – Robin Geoulla had doubts about the automated driving technology equipped on his Tesla Model S when he bought the electric car in 2017. “It was a little scary to, you know, rely on it and to just, you know, sit back and let it drive,” he......

Paris climate agreement to be presented to Turkish parliament -Erdogan

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 76th Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021. Mary Altaffer/Pool via REUTERS ISTANBUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Paris climate agreement would be presented to the Turkish parliament......

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