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Beijing to launch campaign to root out 'low taste' video games: Xinhua

Top Entertainment News - 24 min 38 sec ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing is starting a special investigation campaign into online video games to root out those with "low taste", the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Tennis: Britain's Edmund beats Dimitrov to reach semis

Top Sports News - 1 hour 2 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way past third seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

India's top court: states cannot re-instate ban on release of controversial film

Top Entertainment News - 1 hour 10 min ago
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday did not allow two states to re-instate a ban on the release of controversial Bollywood film "Padmaavat", saying it stood by its previous ruling clearing the way for the movie to be shown in theaters.

Tennis: Keys set for brutal test against Kerber, says Davenport

Top Sports News - 1 hour 27 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Madison Keys faces a brutal test against former champion Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday but the American is in a "great place," said her coach Lindsay Davenport.

Tennis: Mertens stuns Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

Top Sports News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:43pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Elise Mertens produced another huge upset in a tournament littered with them when she thrashed fourth seed Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open at the first attempt on Tuesday.

Singer Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, to retire from touring

Top Entertainment News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:09pm
(Reuters) - U.S. singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, one of pop music's all-time best-selling artists, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and plans to retire from touring, his official website said on Monday.

Comedian Bill Cosby back on stage for first gig since sex scandals

Top Entertainment News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:03pm
(Reuters) - U.S. comedian Bill Cosby performed his first stand-up gig since being swept up in sex scandals, joking in Philadelphia on Monday about his blindness and fueling criticism on social media, according to video posted online.

Tennis: It's all about me, says cucumber cool Pliskova

Top Sports News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:13pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova may have been somewhat confused by being compared to a cucumber after reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but she was crystal clear about what she needed to do to go a step further.

'Dreamers' disappointed that Congress deferred DACA deal

Top U.S. News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:09pm
(Reuters) - Young "Dreamers" brought to the United States illegally as children were angry and disappointed on Monday after the U.S. Congress approved a temporary spending bill to end a three-day government shutdown without a deal to shore up their shaky legal status.

U.S. business group lobbying surged as tax reform took shape: report

Political News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lobbying by U.S. business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable surged in the last three months of 2017 as lawmakers negotiated and finalized legislation that deeply cut the taxes companies pay.

Netflix takes $39 million charge after Kevin Spacey scandal

Top Entertainment News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sexual misconduct scandal involving Kevin Spacey cost streaming video service Netflix Inc some $39 million late last year as it stopped projects associated with the actor, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive pleads guilty in U.S. union corruption probe

Top U.S. News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:22pm
(Reuters) - A former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV executive pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. probe into accusations that he made at least $1.5 million in improper payments to United Auto Workers union officials, the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit said.

Russia short track star Ahn barred from 2018 Games: TASS

Top Sports News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:04pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Russia's Viktor Ahn, the most decorated Olympic short track speed skater, has been barred from competing at next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games in his native South Korea, the TASS news agency has reported.

In shutdown fight, Democrats' Schumer keeps eye on November

Political News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer had to make a tough decision to bridge a divide within his own party over immigration, an issue on which Americans are deeply conflicted, according to new Reuters/Ipsos polling data.

Skydiver dies after crashing into roof of California home

Top U.S. News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:48pm
(Reuters) - A skydiver died after slamming into the roof of a home in southern California on Monday, authorities said, without releasing details as to what may have caused his fatal fall.

Manchester United top world soccer money list

Top Sports News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:51pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have retained their position as the highest revenue-generating soccer club in the world, edging out Spain's Real Madrid by the narrowest margin ever between the top two.

Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

Top Sports News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:37pm
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday, bowing to demands for a shake-up at the sport's governing body after revelations that the long-time national team doctor sexually abused dozens of female athletes, some as young as 10 years old.

Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

Top U.S. News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:37pm
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday, bowing to demands for a shake-up at the sport's governing body after revelations that the long-time national team doctor sexually abused dozens of female athletes, some as young as 10 years old.

Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

Political News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources.

Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

Top U.S. News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources.

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