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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor
OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.
FACTBOX-Amazon's second headquarters project attracts 238 bids
Oct 23 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's $5 billion
Venezuela allows $1.7 billion gold swap with Deutsche to lapse: legislator
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela this month allowed a $1.7 billion gold swap with Germany's Deutsche Bank AG
to lapse, according to an opposition legislator who said it weakens the balance sheet of the crisis-stricken OPEC nation's central bank.
Spanish tourist shot, killed by police in Rio de Janeiro slum
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Police shot and killed a Spanish tourist in a Rio de Janeiro slum on Monday after the car she was riding in failed to stop at a police road block, authorities said.
After U.N. troubles, Haiti wary of new justice mission
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - A new United Nations-backed mission to support Haiti's justice system has had a mixed reaction from local politicians and civil society groups after long-standing criticism of its predecessor.
Enthused by Wi-Fi hotspots, Cubans clamor for more Internet access
HAVANA (Reuters) - At dusk, when the worst of the Caribbean heat has subsided, parks around Cuba fill with families video chatting with loved ones abroad or scrolling through social media, their animated faces lit by telephone and tablet screens.
Soccer-Coach wants Brazil to play fair in World Cup
SAO PAULO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A Brazilian player who handles the ball into the net during the World Cup or gains advantage by cheating should admit his mistake to the referee, Brazil coach Tite said in an interview published on Monday.
Lloyd's of London estimates Maria claims of $900 mln, cuts Harvey, Irma estimates
LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyd's of London estimated net claims of $900 million for Hurricane Maria, which caused devastation in Puerto Rico last month, the specialist insurance market said on Monday.
Motor racing-Hamilton is close and has smoked the cigar
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton will have to wait another week for his fourth Formula One world championship but he has smoked a victory cigar already.
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