TOKYO (Reuters) – Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), hopes Tokyo 2020 will spark a change in perceptions of people with disabilities in Japan. Andrew Parsons, International Paralympic Committee Vice President and member of the IOC Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020, delivers a speech during an unveiling event for the Tokyo 2020
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Cast member Orlando Bloom attends the premiere for the television series “Carnival Row” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s next original series will take viewers to “Carnival Row,” a lavish Victorian-era fantasy world where mythical creatures are forced from their homeland and must live uneasily
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, who made the fight against climate change the focus of his White House campaign, said on Wednesday he was withdrawing from the race for the 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential nomination. FILE PHOTO: 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and Washington Governor Jay Inslee speaks during the Presidential Gun
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FILE PHOTO: Mexican musician Celso Pina performs during the Santa Lucia International Festival in Monterrey, northern Mexico September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican musician Celso Pina, famed as “the rebel of the accordion” for mixing eclectic styles with traditional Colombian cumbia, died on Wednesday of a heart attack in his
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BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without one. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at the back of Downing Street in London, Britain, August 21,
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(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidates and U.S. Jewish groups condemned President Donald Trump’s remarks accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty,” while the Republican leader went on the defensive on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions while sitting in front of paintings of former U.S. presidents George Washington and
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(Reuters) – Big-serving left-hander Goran Ivanisevic, a former Wimbledon champion who won two Olympic bronze medals, headlined the list of four candidates up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2019 Goran Ivanisevic, a coach
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after he cut their funding. FILE PHOTO: An tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas
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FILE PHOTO: French rapper Booba performs during the 16th Mawazine World Rhythms International Music Festival in Rabat, Morocco, May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – At least two people were injured after gunmen ambushed a video shoot involving French rapper Booba, authorities said on Wednesday, in the latest incidence of violence marring the
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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Alibaba Group is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo HONG KONG/NEW YORK (Reuters) – China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N)(BABA.K) has delayed its up to $15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest
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Dexter Fowler drove in four runs to power the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-4 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. Aug 17, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Dexter Fowler (25) strikes out in the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim
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