• Nintendo giving sneak peak at newest console

    The new console could be vital for Nintendo which is looking for a hit product to offset slowing demand for its Wii U console

  • Trump's 'bad hombres' and 'nasty woman' remarks stoke online outrage

    By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stirred social media ire on Wednesday after he said: "We have some bad hombres here" and referred to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as "such a nasty woman." The remarks during the third and final presidential debate came as Trump struggles to attract support from Latinos and women ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. During the face-off in Las Vegas, Trump repeated his call for tougher security at the Mexican border, saying: "We have to keep the drugs out of our country." Adding he would also go after major drug dealers in the United States, he said: "We have some bad hombres here and we're going to get them out." Social media users quickly seized on the remark.

  • 'Walking while trans' can be a death sentence in the U.S.

    By Daniel Trotta WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States. "Transitioning has made me understand the fears of other communities that I did not have as white male," said Hawkins, 43, noting a difference in the way she is treated when off duty and away from her relatively tolerant city of Washington. It was never an issue before." Hawkins became head of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) liaison unit a year after her transition, at a time when transgender women, especially blacks and Latinas, are being assaulted and murdered at an alarming rate in America.

  • Brexit vote was for control over immigration, but we want good exit deal - May

    Britain's vote to leave the European Union was clearly a vote to regain control over immigration, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, adding that she wanted to ensure the country got a good deal for businesses from exit negotiations. "That is what the government will be aiming for and we will be ambitious in that," she added.

  • Navy to man-mark Channel-bound Russian warships

    The Royal Navy has vowed to "man-mark every step of the way" a Russian aircraft carrier and other warships heading to the English Channel. Warship HMS Duncan has been deployed from Portsmouth to monitor the task group including the Admiral Kuznetsov. The group, heading south from the Norwegian Sea towards the North Sea, has already been escorted by the frigate HMS Richmond between Iceland and Norway.

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  • ESA waits on status of Schiaparelli probe after descent to Mars

    Schiaparelli fell through the atmosphere on a six-minute descent using a heatshield, parachute and rocket boosters to slow it down from 13,000mph. British-built Beagle 2 made it to the surface of the Red Planet in 2003 but failed to send a signal back to Earth. Several hours later there was still no new communication from Schiaparelli.

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  • British QE to give 300 billion-pound boost to spending - BoE's Haldane

    The Bank of England's 435 billion-pound government bond-buying programme is likely to bring about a 300 billion-pound increase in overall spending in Britain, equivalent to three times annual public health spending, the BoE's chief economist said on Wednesday. Andy Haldane also said the quantitative easing programme would lead to the central bank holding around a third of the stock of British government bonds by 2018. The BoE announced an expansion of its QE programme in August, along with a cut in interest rates, as it sought to offset the hit to the economy from the country's decision to leave the European Union.

  • Wayne Rooney: Manchester United can still win the Premier League title

    Wayne Rooney has insisted that Manchester United can still win the Premier League title despite a stuttering start to the season. Jose Mourinho's side played out a dull goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield on 17 October and lie five points behind league leaders Manchester City at seventh. Rooney maintained that United's squad – strengthened by the additions of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly in the summer – was good enough to challenge for the league title.

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  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's second marriage due to end in London court

    The singer tied the knot with her French boyfriend in 2014.

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  • Russia's Putin says Minsk accord should be basis for Ukraine solution

    The Minsk accord, reached in February 2015 in the Belarussian capital, should be the basis for a resolution of the crisis in southeast Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters on Wednesday after international talks in Berlin. The talks with French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lasted for around five hours. Putin also said that it was agreed that the monitors from the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) will "broaden their mission" in the conflict zones.

  • 'Chinese Netflix' takes on tech titans in US

    LeEco co-founder and chief executive Yueting Jia discusses the Chinese technology company's move into the US market at a press event in San Francisco

  • Solid quarterly earnings help London Stock Exchange focus on merger

    London Stock Exchange Group Plc reported a jump in third-quarter earnings, helped by a weaker pound and putting the company on a sound footing as it focuses on its merger with Deutsche Boerse . "We remain focused on achieving the necessary regulatory approvals to complete the merger with Deutsche Boerse, creating a global markets infrastructure group," LSE Chief Executive Xavier Rolet said in a statement, but gave no new information on the deal's progress.

  • Jail term for former China "democracy" village chief upheld

    By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Thursday upheld a jail term for the former head of a southern Chinese village, once seen as a cradle of grassroots democracy, on graft and other charges. Lin Zuluan's jail sentence last month sparked renewed protests in the southern village of Wukan but they were shut down as heavily armed riot police sealed the area. The Foshan Intermediate People's Court posted a statement on its website saying the court had upheld Lin's prison term of three years and a month and a fine of 200,000 yuan (24,400 pounds).

  • Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, friend of '100 criminals', turned down summer move amid Arsenal rumours

    Mauro Icardi will stay at Inter Milan, according to his wife and agent Wanda Nara. The 23-year-old striker recently became involved in a bitter feud with Inter's Ultras, but Nara Icardi has insisted her husband will not be pushed out of Inter. Icardi incurred the wrath of the notorious Curva Nord – home of the hardcore supporter group – when he claimed to be have become an "idol" in the Inter dressing room after confronting leaders of the Ultras.

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  • Gorilla at London Zoo downed squash during breakout

    A gorilla who sparked a lockdown at London Zoo when he escaped from his enclosure spent some of his freedom downing five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash. Armed police were called in and visitors were cleared from the area after Kumbuka's "opportunistic" escape at dinner time last week. The 29st primate had been called for his food just after 5pm on 13 October and went through two doors that had been left unlocked before coming face-to-face with the zookeeper.

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  • Heathrow boss: PM 'showing leadership' on airport expansion

    Heathrow's chief executive says the Prime Minister is "showing leadership" in her approach to the long-delayed decision on airport expansion in the South East. John Holland-Kaye made his remarks days after it was revealed that while the Government would announce its preference next week , it could be at least a year before MPs vote on the issue, to allow for a full debate. A decision to allow cabinet ministers to voice any criticisms of the decision, for a limited time, was seen as bolstering the chances of Heathrow emerging victorious - given the opposition to a third runway from senior ministers including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

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  • Japan condemns North Korea's failed missile launch

    Japan's top government spokesman said on Thursday Tokyo condemns North Korea's failed missile launch and is lodging a stern protest against Pyongyang for the action. "The Japanese government is protesting to North Korea through our embassy in Beijing, while condemning it strongly," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference.

  • Ex-leader of Brazil's lower house arrested on graft charges

    By Anthony Boadle and Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) - Eduardo Cunha, the former head of Brazil's lower house of Congress who led the impeachment drive against former President Dilma Rousseff, was arrested on Wednesday on corruption charges. Cunha, a one-time leader of the Evangelical Christian caucus in the House of Deputies, was arrested on charges he received millions in bribes from a purchase of an oil field in Benin by state-run oil company Petrobras. Cunha's detention is the latest high-profile action in the sprawling investigation into a massive graft scheme at Petrobras.

  • Australia's Crown says no charges laid against staff held in China

    By Aaron Bunch and Tom Westbrook PERTH/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's top casino company Crown Resorts on Thursday said no charges had been laid against 18 staff detained for alleged gambling crimes in China, as shareholders gathered for a general meeting in the shadow of the legal crisis. The detentions sent Crown shares tumbling 14 percent on Monday and the sell-off continued on Thursday.

  • Philippine police van drives at protesters to break up anti-U.S. demonstration

    Philippine police used tear gas to disperse about 1,000 anti-U.S. protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday, as television news footage showed a patrol van, which had come under attack, driving at demonstrators. The rally came as President Rodrigo Duterte visits Beijing to strengthen relations with the world's second-largest economy amid deteriorating ties with the Philippines' former colonial power, the United States, sparked by his controversial war on illegal drugs. Police made 29 arrests at the rally while at least 10 people were taken to hospital after being hit by the police van, Renato Reyes, secretary general of left-wing activist group Bayan (Nation), told reporters.

  • Dollar hits 7-month high after ECB's Draghi, pressures oil, stocks

    By Dion Rabouin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro fell to a four-month low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday and the greenback rose to its highest in seven months against a basket of major currencies after the European Central Bank President left the door open to more monetary stimulus. The ECB left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged but president Mario Draghi kept a wide range of options open for further stimulus in December, shooting down any talk of tapering its 1.7 trillion euro asset-buying program. "The move in the dollar hurt oil, which hurt energy, which hurt stocks," said Stuart Guilfoyle, chief market economist at Stuart Frankel & Co. Crude oil prices fell around 2.5 percent, also weighed by profit taking.

  • Kim Kardashian West 'not doing great' according to sister Kourtney

    Kourney Kardashian's spoken out about Kim Kardashian-West's gunpoint robbery ordeal:

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  • Sir Philip Green renews war of words ahead of knighthood debate

    Sir Philip Green has launched a fresh broadside against a leading critic ahead of a Commons debate on whether the retail tycoon should be stripped of his knighthood. A letter from the businessman's family holding company, Taveta Investments, accuses Labour MP Frank Field of "highly defamatory and false statements" about him in a Channel 4 News (Other OTC: NWSAL - news) interview this week. It is the latest in the war of words between Sir Philip and Mr Field, who co-led a select committee probe into the collapse of BHS earlier this year.

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  • Dame Lowell Goddard: I was never warned over allegations of racism

    Dame Lowell Goddard has told Sky News no concerns were raised with her before her resignation from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse in August, and that she was never warned, officially or otherwise, about the alleged use of racially derogatory language. The New Zealand judge is alleged to have said Britain had so many paedophiles "because it has so many Asian men", according to a report in The Times. The newspaper report included a number of allegations made by what it said were "well-placed figures" at the inquiry's headquarters about her alleged conduct, including claims she treated staff with contempt.

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