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Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade
(Reuters) - A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be "highly intoxicated" plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said.
(Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:32:14 -0500)

Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities
BEIJING (Reuters) - The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe.
(Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:04:34 -0500)

Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump
ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.
(Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:24:43 -0500)

Islamic State planning attacks in Britain: anti-terrorism lawyer
LONDON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are planning "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians" in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country's new terrorism watchdog said.
(Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:20:27 -0500)

Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday - adding he understood why some Americans want to see his agency eliminated completely.
(Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:20:57 -0500)

Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with U.S.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran "on notice".
(Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:30:29 -0500)

Buffett upbeat on American business; Berkshire operating profit down
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday mounted a forceful and upbeat defense of the prospects for American business, as his Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported a higher quarterly profit though operating income fell.
(Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:58:28 -0500)

Malaysia declares airport safe for travel after nerve agent attack
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a "safe zone" after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week.
(Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:44:41 -0500)

Transgender teenage wrestler wins Texas state championship
(Reuters) - High school athlete Mack Beggs, a teenager who is transitioning from female to male, won his 110-pound weight class in the Texas girl's state championship on Saturday, according to media reports.
(Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:20:28 -0500)

Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties, see progress on trade
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and Indonesia said on Sunday that full military ties between the two countries had been restored, after Indonesia’s military suspended cooperation in January because of "insulting" teaching material found at an Australian base.
(Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:56:58 -0500)

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