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Reuters 25 Aug 2018, 03:30 PM

Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 6 a.m. ET/10 a.m. GMT. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning or on Media Express http://mediaexpress.reuters.com/planning-tools/calendar.

TOP STORIES

GLOBAL

MYANMAR-ROHINGYA-FAMILY

A year since fleeing, Rohingya mother sees little hope for the future

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rashida Begum abandoned her home in Myanmar and fled to neighboring Bangladesh a year ago, escaping an army crackdown that the United Nations has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

CHINA-FIRE

Fire at hot springs hotel in Chinese city of Harbin kills 18

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fire early on Saturday morning at a hot springs hotel in the far northeastern Chinese city of Harbin killed 18 people, with 19 injured, authorities in the city said.

U.S.

STORM-LANE-SURFING

Hurricane treats Hawaii surfers to a taste of the perfect wave

KAILUA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Will Rozier could not sleep on Thursday night, not because wind and rain from Hurricane Lane was lashing his Hawaii home, but because he was anxious to surf the huge waves rolling into one of his favorite beaches on the Big Island.

NEW-MEXICO-CRIME

Two charged for boy's death at New Mexico compound

TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - Two people arrested for alleged child abuse at a New Mexico settlement faced new charges on Friday in connection with the death of a toddler whose body was recently discovered at the site, the Taos County Sheriff’s Office said.

BUSINESS

TESLA-MUSK-BOARD

Tesla CEO Musk drops pursuit of $72 billion take-private deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk said late on Friday he would heed shareholder concerns and no longer pursue a $72 billion deal to take his U.S. electric car maker private, abandoning an idea that had stunned investors and drawn regulatory scrutiny.

USA-TRADE-CHINA-TALKS

Much detail, little progress in U.S.-China talks, sources say

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S-China trade talks this week were heavy on details but short on progress as U.S. negotiators outlined cases of American firms harmed by Chinese practices and China argued it was meeting its WTO obligations, people familiar with contents of the discussions said.

ENTERTAINMENT

FINLAND-AIRGUITAR

Plucky air guitarists chase stringless glory at world titles in Finland

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Air guitar enthusiasts gathered in the Finnish city of Oulu on Friday to shred and strum their imaginary instruments in pursuit of the world championship of the bizarre dance form.

PEOPLE-LYNYRDSKYNRD-KING

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ed King, a former lead guitarist for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd who co-wrote one of the group’s best known hits, “Sweet Home Alabama,” has died at age 68, a founding member of the band said on Thursday.

SPORTS

BASEBALL-MLB-ROUNDUP

MLB roundup: Brewers rally past Pirates in wild 15th

The Milwaukee Brewers’ Erik Kratz hit a two-run single, and Orlando Arcia followed with an RBI single in the 15th inning Friday for a 7-6 walk-off win over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates.

FOOTBALL-NFL-ROUNDUP

NFL roundup: Darnold starts, plays solid first half

Hunter Sharp returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown as the New York Giants won the annual preseason game against the New York Jets 22-16 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

UPCOMING

POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

FRANCE-POLITICS/

French PM gives interview to JDD, GDP outlook in focus

Macron and his government embark on the next wave of social and economic reform after a summer rocked by a bodyguard scandal that plunged the president's leadership into its biggest crisis yet. PM may use Journal Du Dimanche interview to revise lower the economic growth outlook for 2018 and set out what this means for the deficit target.

Aug 26

CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE

COLOMBIA-REFERENDUM/ (PIX) (TV)

Colombians cast vote in referendum meant to fight corruption

Colombians will cast ballots on Sunday in a seven-question referendum on anti-corruption measures, including a sharp cut in lawmakers' salaries. The vote is backed by leftist and centrist parties but not popular with President Ivan Duque's right-wing Democratic Center party.

Aug 26

BUSINESS / ECONOMICS

USA-FED/INFLATION

Harvard University professor Alberto Cavallo presents a paper at Kansas City Fed's annual economic symposium

Harvard University professor Alberto Cavallo presents a paper at Kansas City Fed's annual economic symposium entitled "Shifts in the Consumer Marketplace and Implications for Pricing Dynamics."

25 Aug 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT

ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-BOXOFFICE/ (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)

Top five films at the North American box office

Preliminary box office ticket results identifies the top five films at the North American box office.

Aug 26

BRITAIN-CARNIVAL/ (PIX) (TV)

Notting Hill Carnival

London's annual Notting Hill Carnival takes place.

Aug 26

RELIGION

POPE-IRELAND/ (PIX) (GRAPHIC)

Pope Francis concludes first Papal visit to Ireland since 1979

Pope Francis concludes his two-day trip to Ireland by travelling to the small western pilgrimage town of Knock where almost half a million people watched Pope John Paul II say mass in 1979 before returning to Dublin where 500,000 people have snapped up tickets for Francis' mass.

Aug 26

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