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  • 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

  • '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.

  • Trump refuses to say he will accept US election result

    Donald Trump has refused to say that he will accept the result of the United States presidential election. Hillary Clinton described his comment as "horrifying" and said it was extraordinary that the nominee of a major party would say such a thing.

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  • 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.

  • Marcus Rashford 'should not play for England Under-21s if he is a Manchester United regular'

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would oppose Marcus Rashford playing at the European Under-21 championships next summer if he becomes a regular in the senior national team. The 18-year-old striker has represented both sides this season – but Mourinho does not feel it would make sense for Rashford to go to the tournament if he becomes a permanent fixture in the full England team. "Because if the player becomes a regular in the A national team, if you want to call it that.

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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.

  • German World War One U-boat wreck found off Scottish coast

    The wreckage of a German U-boat that sank almost a century ago has been discovered off the Scottish coast. Sonar images show the World War One submarine largely intact after it was found by engineers laying undersea power cables. Although experts believe the vessel is a UB-85 sunk by HMS Coreopsis in 1918, naval folklore says it may have been attacked by a "sea monster".

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  • 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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  • U.S. oil rises after surprise inventory drop; stocks up

    By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil prices rose to a 15-month high on Wednesday after a surprise U.S. inventory drawdown, boosting energy shares. WTI crude hit its highest since July 2015 after the Energy Information Administration said U.S. stockpiles fell by 5.2 million barrels in the week ended Friday, dashing analysts' expectations for a build. Stocks in the financial sector were boosted by Morgan Stanley's better-than-expected quarterly profit, which rounds out a string of solid results from the largest U.S. banks.

  • 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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  • Details of zoo gorilla's 'opportunistic' escape revealed

    A gorilla who escaped from his enclosure earlier this month, hid in the zookeeper's area drinking blackcurrant squash, according to details released about his daring escape bid. Kumbuka's "opportunistic" escape at dinner time on 13 October sent ZSL London Zoo into lockdown and resulted in an armed police call out. The 29st primate had been called for dinner just after 5pm that day and went through two unlocked doors before coming face-to-face with the zookeeper.

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  • 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.

  • 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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  • '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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boney M singer's brother hired hitman to kill mosque rival

    The brother of a Boney M singer has been jailed for life after hiring a hitman to kill his rival following a bitter dispute over control of a mosque. Muslim convert Khalid Rashad, 63, is the brother of Liz Mitchell, lead singer in the 1970s band famous for disco hits such as Rivers of Babylon, Rasputin and Daddy Cool. Rashad's rival, Abdul Hadi Arwani, 48, was found slumped in the driver's seat of his VW Passat in a street in Wembley, North London, with the engine still running and a bullet wound in his chest in April last year.

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  • Turkish jets strike U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

    By Ece Toksabay and Angus McDowall ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish jets pounded a U.S.-backed group of Kurdish-led militia fighters in northern Syria with more than 20 air strikes overnight, highlighting the conflicting agendas of the two NATO allies in an increasingly complex battlefield. The jets targeted positions of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in three villages northeast of the city of Aleppo which the SDF had captured from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said late on Wednesday. The Turkish military confirmed its warplanes had carried out 26 air strikes on areas recently taken by the Kurdish YPG militia, the strongest force in the SDF, and that it had killed between 160 and 200 fighters.

  • U.S. dollar hits seven-month high after ECB meeting, pressuring oil and U.S. stocks

    By Dion Rabouin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro fell to a four-month low against the U.S. dollar and the greenback rose to its highest in seven months against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after the European Central Bank President left the door open to more monetary stimulus at its policy meeting. The rise in the U.S. dollar knocked down oil prices which are traded in dollars and pressured U.S. stock prices as many leading companies are dependent on export sales. The European Central Bank 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 programme.

  • Election uncertainty weighs on parts of US economy: Fed beige book

    The Federal Reserve Beige Book survey said some sectors of economy are negatively impacted by "uncertainty" of US election

  • Mel and Sue FIGHT over Selasi as he leaves The Great British Bake Off 2016

    We take a look at what happened in the semi-final of The Great British Bake Off 2016:

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  • Australian man found not guilty of Tinder date death

    Gable Tostee has been cleared of both the murder and manslaughter of Warriena Wright, who fell to her death from Mr Tostee's 14th-floor apartment balcony in the early hours of 8 August 2014. During the week-long trial, Mr Tostee's defence team had argued that he had only tried to stop an erratic and violent Ms Wright from attacking him by locking her outside. Ms Wright, 26, was a New Zealand tourist on holiday in Australia.

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  • Nooo! A nation mourns as Selasi leaves the Bake Off tent

    It’s over for everybody’s favourite baker, and there are many, many tears being shed.

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