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  • Clinton and Trump trade insults over charity gala dinner

    The Al Smith white-tie charity gala is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside as presidential candidates share a stage - often for the last time before election day. Not this year.

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  • Wayne Rooney continues to spiral down the pecking order at Manchester United

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been reduced to a support act in the eyes of manager Jose Mourinho, after the England international was denied a slice of history in the Europa League win over Fenerbahce. Rooney was twice denied the opportunity to take first half spot-kicks, despite being one of two designated penalty-takers and was prevented becoming the club's premier marksman in European competition - currently held by Ruud van Nistelrooy on 37 goals - and closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record. At the start of the campaign Rooney was regarded as one of three options from the spot, along with new signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.

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  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announces his 'separation from the United States'

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has voiced his severe criticism of the US and Barack Obama over the past weeks and now, has announced that he wants to sever ties and align his country with China and Russia instead. In a speech before an economic forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on 20 October, the country's leader agreed to resume discussions regarding the South China Sea territorial dispute. "Your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte said.

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  • Half of Britons fear Theresa May has no Brexit plan - Sky poll

    Half of Britons think Theresa May has no clear plan for what Brexit should mean for Britain, a Sky Data poll has revealed. Most, however, said they believe in the Prime Minister's ability to negotiate a good deal on Britain's future outside the European Union. The results coincided with the PM's debut at a European Union summit, where she objected to attempts to sideline the UK in meetings to decide post-Brexit policy, Sky News understands.

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  • Microsoft adjusted revenue, profit beat Street; shares hit record level

    (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported adjusted revenue and profit that blew past analysts' estimates on Thursday, as soaring sales from its cloud business pushed the technology giant's shares to an all-time high. Microsoft's shares rose 5.8 percent to $60.59 in after-hours trading. The Redmond, Washington-based company said revenue from its flagship cloud product Azure, which businesses can use to host their websites, apps or data, rose 116 percent. ...

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  • Police explode suspicious object at London station, launch terrorism inquiry

    British police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious item found at a London underground station on Thursday, and said counter-terrorism officers had launched an investigation. Police were called shortly after 1000 GMT after rail staff reported finding the item on a train at North Greenwich underground station, near the Canary Wharf financial district and close to the O2 entertainment centre. A controlled detonation was carried out to make the item safe and officers from London's Counter Terrorism Command have taken the lead in the investigation, police said.

  • Belgian region sticks to firm 'Non' on Canada trade deal

    By Philip Blenkinsop and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Belgian region of Wallonia rejected new amendments to a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, reaffirming its opposition and so threatening the entire deal, a flagship of European Union trade policy. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give assent without backing from five sub-federal administrations and French-speaking Wallonia has steadfastly opposed it. Failure to strike a deal with such a like-minded country as Canada would call into question the EU's ability to forge other deals and damage credibility already battered by Britain's vote to leave the bloc and disputes over the migration crisis.

  • Australian consortium buys power grid after Chinese bid blocked

    Canberra has twice blocked the sale of the country's biggest private landowner cattle firm to Chinese-led consortiums

  • Road to Mosul: 'The Humvee we parked beside disappeared in a mushroom cloud'

    This is the Iraqi army's elite Golden Division's first foray into the battle to relieve Mosul from the grasp of Islamic State. From early morning huge numbers of troops, Humvees, tanks, weapons systems and mine clearance vehicles edged their way down to the town of Bartella on the road to Mosul. There are pockets of Islamic State everywhere.

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  • Arsenal vs Middlesbrough: Grant Leadbitter boosts Aitor Karanka with training return

    Middlesbrough's preparation for the daunting trip to Arsenal has been boosted by the news club captain Grant Leadbitter is returning to training after five months on the sidelines. The former England Under-21 international has not played since the win over Brighton and Hove Albion on the final day of the last Championship season which secured promotion to the Premier League. The 30-year-old underwent a hernia operation in the wake of the north-east club securing their return to the top flight in an effort to be fit for the start of the campaign.

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  • Man shot dead in 'barbaric' west Belfast attack

    A 43-year-old man has been shot dead at a house in west Belfast. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the shooting had taken place at Glenwood Court in the Poleglass area. Sinn Fein's Jennifer McCann MLA said: "This brutal killing has achieved nothing other than plunging another family into grief and despair.

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  • Craig Revel Horwood dishes the dirt about his rent boy past and plastic surgery

    Watch as Craig Revel Horwood opens up to Vlogger Timmy Alexis Carrington Ward about his personal life:

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  • Dollar hits 7-month high on 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 Stephen Guilfoyle, chief market economist at Stuart Frankel & Co. Crude oil prices fell just under 2.5 percent, also weighed by profit taking.

  • Austrian rightwinger riles former EU boss Barroso in testy debate

    Austrian presidential hopeful Norbert Hofer brushed off student protests on Thursday as he publicly debated immigration with former European Commission president Juan-Manuel Barroso. Barroso won applause from a packed auditorium at Geneva's Graduate Institute when he laid out the merits of migration and derided Hofer's call for "safe areas" in North Africa to process migrants, saying this reminded him of World War Two concentration camps. "It's always the same," sighed Hofer, who is preparing to contest a Dec. 4 election as the candidate of the right-wing Freedom party of Austria.

  • After Samarco delay, BHP's 'Jac the knife' to step down

    By Barbara Lewis LONDON (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Chairman Jac Nasser, one of the most powerful figures in the mining industry, will retire at next year's shareholder meeting, telling investors on Thursday that after a decade on the board, it was time to step down. The former Ford Motor Co chief, nicknamed Jac the knife after extensive cost-cutting efforts there, said he had intended to leave BHP last year, but agreed to stay on to provide stability as the world's biggest miner responded to the deadly Samarco dam disaster in Brazil. Now that the "basic structure of the Samarco response is in place," Nasser said in a speech at this year's Annual General Meeting, he would not seek re-election.

  • Typhoon Haima batters Hong Kong as city in lockdown

    The usually frenetic streets of Hong Kong were deserted Friday as the city was battered by Typhoon Haima after the storm left a trail of deaths and damage in the Philippines.

  • German economy remains solid despite global weakness - finance ministry

    The German economy should remain on a solid footing in 2016 despite weakness in the global economy, the finance ministry said in its monthly report on Friday, adding that it expects a slight growth in exports over the rest of the year. Leading economic institutes are even predicting a growth rate of 1.9 percent this year.

  • Vatican and China in final push for elusive deal on bishops

    By Lisa Jucca and Benjamin Kang Lim ROME/HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Representatives from the Vatican and China are expected to meet before the end of the month in Rome in an effort to finalise a deal on the ordination of bishops on the mainland, a move aimed at ending a longstanding dispute, according to Catholic Church sources familiar with the negotiations. The Church sources also told Reuters that China is preparing to ordain at least two new bishops before the end of the year and these appointments would have the blessing of the Vatican. A person with ties to the leadership in Beijing confirmed that these ordinations would go ahead.

  • Tracy Brabin wins by-election to replace MP Jo Cox

    Labour's Tracy Brabin has won a by-election in Batley and Spen, replacing MP Jo Cox who was killed in June. The former Coronation Street actress held the seat for Labour with a comfortable 82% of the vote after the Conservatives, Lib Dems and UKIP decided not to put up candidates in a mark of respect to the late MP. Ms Brabin paid tribute to Jo Cox in her victory speech, saying her win was "bittersweet".

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  • SAP ups 2016 operating profit guidance, expects strong fourth quarter

    Europe's biggest software company SAP raised the lower end of its 2016 operating profit forecast range, it said on Friday, anticipating a strong fourth quarter due to healthy orders for its products. Third-quarter operating profit, excluding special items, rose 1 percent to 1.64 billion euros (1.46 billion pounds), SAP said on Friday, slightly below the average analysts' expectation of 1.69 billion in a Reuters poll. SAP said it expected full-year operating profit to be between 6.5 billion and 6.7 billion euros, compared with a previous forecast for 6.4 billion to 6.7 billion.

  • JLR, Ford and Tata Motors test connected cars in the UK

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Ford and Tata Motors have started testing connected cars in the UK. A connected car is one that is equipped with internet access and a wireless local area network. This allows the vehicle to share internet access with other devices both inside and outside the vehicle.

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  • Saudi coalition violated law with Yemen funeral strike - U.N. monitors

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen violated international humanitarian law with a so-called "double tap" air strike on a funeral gathering in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council. The U.N. monitors said there were two air strikes in quick succession on the Oct. 8 funeral, which was attended by many top political and security figures from the Iran-allied Houthi rebels and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. In an Oct. 17 report, seen by Reuters, the monitors said they found "in respect of the second air strike, that the Saudi Arabia-led coalition violated its obligations in respect of hors de combat and the wounded in this 'double tap' attack." Under international humanitarian law, attacks are prohibited against hors de combat - fighters incapable of defending themselves - the wounded, and medical personnel and units.

  • Magnitude 6.6 quake jolts western Japan, no tsunami warning or major damage

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that a tsunami warning was not issued. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage and no irregularities at nuclear plants, but media said roughly 40,000 households were at one point without power. There were no reports of deaths or major injuries, and nobody was trapped, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.



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