• Clinton looks to consolidate lead over Trump

    With just over two weeks to go before Americans vote for a new president, Hillary Clinton -- who has widened her lead over Donald Trump -- is stepping up her efforts in key battleground states to consolidate her lead. The Democratic former secretary of state, who is vying to be America's first female president, leads the Republican real estate mogul among likely voters by 50 percent to 38 percent, according to a national ABC News poll. "We are behind," Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," nevertheless insisting that the race was not over.

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  • Mourinho, Conte keep mum over touchline spat

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte refused to divulge the content of a terse touchline exchange between them after the London club's 4-0 win. Prior to walking down the tunnel following Sunday's game, stony-faced former Chelsea manager Mourinho cupped Conte's head and spent a good while whispering in the Italian's left ear. Pitch-side microphones suggested Mourinho had accused Conte, in Italian, of trying to "humiliate" his side by urging the home fans to make more noise, but the United manager refused to go into detail.

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  • Rina, young Japanese model taking world by storm

    Aged just 17 and still living with her family, Rina Fukushi has seen more of the world than most Japanese schoolgirls. Discovered at 14, hailed by Vogue as "ultra-cool" and "eye-catching" with her enormous eyes, thick eyebrows and bee-sting lips, she is already the veteran of seasons in Paris, Milan and New York -- giving American models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner a run for their money. A girl who loves to rummage around vintage stores whenever she is travelling, she dresses for the interview in black -- mini skirt from Paris, turtleneck from Japan -- and brown handbag from Milan.

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  • Hamilton cuts Rosberg's F1 lead with 50th win

    By Alan Baldwin AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 50th Formula One victory on Sunday with a pole-to-flag U.S. Grand Prix drive that cut Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg's overall lead to 26 points with three races remaining. Rosberg, who had been chasing his 10th triumph of the season, finished second on a sunny Texan afternoon with a big crowd but little drama. The straightforward victory was Hamilton's fourth in five seasons in Texas and ended a barren and frustrating stretch for the triple world champion dating back to his last win in Germany in July.

  • How one drug cartel banked its cash in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the photos, Alejandra Salgado and her little brother Francisco look like ordinary tourists strolling the streets of midtown Manhattan. He carries a shopping bag. She wears a white dress, a necklace and a leather tote slung over one shoulder.

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  • Nasi Lemak Anak Dara sells 1,000 packets after PM’s mention

    SHAH ALAM, Oct 23 — Siti Hajjar Ahmad, 24, never dreamt that her little nasi lemak business would make it into national news, let alone receive the endorsement of Datuk Seri Najib Razak. But...

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  • Move over Vision 2020, say experts

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 24 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has picked an opportune moment to steer the nation away from former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, says analyst Prof Hoo Ke...

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  • Oil price down cycle 'nearing end': Saudi minister

    Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that the current cycle of falling crude prices is close to an end as market fundamentals improve. Oil prices are currently hovering at around $50 per barrel after hitting a 10-year low of less than $30 in January, down from a peak of more than $100 in mid-2014. "The current down cycle is nearing an end," Falih told a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Sunday after a Gulf ministerial meeting in Riyadh.

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  • Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

    SEATTLE (AP) — A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday.

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  • Indonesian nationalism takes a bite out of Apple

    Apple is battling to gain a foothold in Indonesia after nationalistic regulations hit the US tech giant's efforts to compete in the booming emerging market against Samsung and other rivals. The iPhone 6S and 7 are yet to be released in Southeast Asia's largest economy as Apple struggles to fulfil requirements that phone makers must have 20 percent "local content" for 4G handsets sold in the country. South Korea's Samsung has been able to meet the demands and gain a share of the market in Indonesia -- a country of 255 million people, with an army of young consumers -- more than 25 times bigger than Apple.

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  • Guardiola gives Manchester City dressing down after Saints draw

    Pep Guardiola kept his Manchester City players in the dressing room for nearly an hour after a 1-1 draw with Southampton meant the club had now gone five games without a victory despite the result taking them back to the top of the Premier League. "The red wine was good and I took a little bit longer with my glass," joked Guardiola, who has also seen his team draw at Celtic and be beaten 4-0 away to former club Barcelona during their current run, as he spoke to reporters following Sunday's stalemate. "I was a football player, I know this can happen," said Guardiola when he finally emerged from the City dressing room.

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  • Faded royals hold rare Serbian wedding

    At the wedding of his grandfather, King Aleksandar I of Yugoslavia, nearly a century ago, more than 100,000 people thronged Belgrade's streets in heavy rain to celebrate. Prince Mihajlo Karadjordjevic's wedding on Sunday was a somewhat lower profile event -- covered by the tabloids but largely ignored by other media, leaving some Serbians completely unaware of the first "royal" wedding in decades. The 30-year-old prince married Ljubica Ljubisavljevic, a Belgrade-born pharmacist, at the Orthodox Church of St George at Oplenac in central Serbia, where members of the Karadjordjevic dynasty are buried.

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  • Tears, relief as Somali pirate hostages land in Kenya

    A group of 26 hostages freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates touched down in Kenya on Sunday, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal. Thanks to you all," said one of the hostages, Sudi Ahman. John Steed, coordinator of the Hostage Support Partners (HSP) who helped negotiate their release, had gone to the Somali city of Galkayo to fetch the crew of the Naham 3, who had been held hostage for longer than any other crew except one.

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  • Penang council launches Smart Parking Gadget

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 24 ― The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has launched the Smart Parking Gadget (SPG) for convenient hassle-free parking. Local government, traffic management and flood...

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  • Vettel fourth as Ferrari struggle again at United States GP

    Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel said fourth was the best he could do for Ferrari in Sunday's United States Grand Prix. On another disappointing day for the Italian team, who are without a win this year, his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen failed to finish, forced into retirement after a pit-stop blunder that saw him pull up with a loose wheel and then roll backwards into the pit lane. "We had some issues," said Raikkonen, who was clearly livid after the incident which wrecked his race.

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  • China slams 'provocative' US sail-by in South China Sea

    China has slammed the US for sailing a warship near disputed territory in the South China Sea, saying the move was a "serious illegal act" and "deliberately provocative". In a statement on its website late Friday night, the country's defence ministry said two Chinese naval vessels warned off a US ship after it entered "Chinese territorial waters" near the Paracel Islands, known as Xisha in Chinese. China controls all of the islands, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan.

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  • Rescue crew's tough call: sail away to keep other migrants safe

    Pal Erik Teigen had to make a tough call Saturday: sail a rescue ship away from desperate migrants in waters off the Libyan coast in order to safeguard the lives of others. The drama began at around 8 pm, 20 nautical miles off Libya, as rescuers were transferring migrants onto the Siem Pilot, a vessel built as an oil platform supply ship but now used by the EU border force Frontex in its Mediterranean rescue operations. The migrants were being transferred from a tanker with over 900 people on board, said Teigen, a Norwegian police officer in command of operations on the Siem Pilot.

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  • We’re not the ones with a violent agenda, Bersih 2.0 chief tells Red Shirts leader

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 ― Maria Chin Abdullah who chairs Bersih 2.0 rubbished today a claim that the electoral watchdog had hired people to assault its own supporters for publicity. She emphasised...

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  • 11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

    Flickr/Microsoft Sweden Microsoft Excel just might be the … Continued The post 11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Five things we learned in Serie A

    Footballers are not afraid to cry, Nikola Kalinic is a hat-trick hero, Higuain can't do it on his own, De Boer is on borrowed time, and goalline technology is not perfect. Here are five things we learned in Serie A last weekend. Locatelli is emotional, but happy Italian footballers may have a reputation for the occasional theatrics, but when it comes to real-life emotions few have matched AC Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli this season -- and he doesn't care who sees him.

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