• Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter

    NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside.

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  • Mata may turn into Mourinho's 'Special Juan' after all

    By Claire Bloomfield LONDON (Reuters) - When Jose Mourinho was appointed Manchester United manager in the close season, Spain playmaker Juan Mata could have been forgiven for being less than enthused. Mourinho, the so-called 'Special One', dropped the double Chelsea Player of the Year during his time at Stamford Bridge before selling him to United in January 2014 for a then club record fee of 37 million pounds ($45.37 million). Mata was adored by Chelsea fans but the Portuguese seemed to feel differently about him.

  • The Latest: US puzzled by Duterte comments

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's meetings with top officials in China (all times local):

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  • Iraqi special forces join battle for Mosul, US soldier dies

    BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — In a significant escalation of the battle for Mosul, elite Iraqi special forces joined the fight Thursday, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city, and the U.S. military announced the first American combat death since the operation began.

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  • Netflix joins ranks of U.S. tech companies admitting they can’t conquer China

    China’s challenging regulatory and legal landscape makes it tricky for companies eager to tap the potential of the world’s most populous country and second-biggest economy.

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  • Chinese takeovers are a defeat for Italian football, says Buffon

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has railed against the influx of Far East money into Serie A and said the sales of Inter Milan and AC Milan to Chinese investors are a defeat for Italian football. China's president Xi Jinping is looking to expand the country's global presence in the sport, and Chinese investors have struck a series of eye-catching deals for European clubs this year. Electronics retailer Suning bought nearly 70 percent of Inter Milan in June for 270 million euros ($295.97 million), while a consortium of Chinese investors signed a preliminary agreement in August to buy Inter's city rivals AC Milan.

  • Liam Payne's girlfriend Cheryl's divorce finalised

    Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's second marriage came to an official end on Thursday (20Oct16) after just 18 months.

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  • Apple: Many 'genuine' Apple products on Amazon are fake

    Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit. The revelation comes in a federal lawsuit filed by Apple ...

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  • IGP says more time needed to track down 1MDB witnesses

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Police are still tracking several key witnesses to help in its 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigation, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said...

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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

    Stocks closed slightly lower Thursday, giving back the modest gains they made the day before. Trading was mostly listless as investors waded through another round of company earnings news. Telecom sector ...

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  • Thai Muslim remembers bomb attack as king visited troubled south

    By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - Hayim Mohammed Tolema was 12 years old when Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej came to visit his southern province and a bomb planted by Muslim separatists went off nearby, wounding dozens. People all over Thailand are mourning King Bhumibol, who died at the age of 88 on Thursday last week after 70 years on the throne. In the predominantly Muslim south, which has for decades been plagued by violence by Muslim separatists opposed to the Thai state, people are also grieving, and some remembered the day, 39 years ago, that the king visited.

  • Azealia Banks: 'I want an apology from Russell Crowe'

    Rapper Azealia Banks claims Russell Crowe choked and spat on her.

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  • Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent

    FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars on Wednesday fired for less time than expected before contact with the vehicle was lost, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched down safely or broke apart. The Schiaparelli probe, part of a broader mission to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet, was to test technologies during the descent and on the surface for a rover scientists hope to send to Mars in 2020. "We've had two overflights (by Mars orbiters) and there was no signal," the European Space Agency's (ESA) Spacecraft Operations Manager Andrea Accomazzo told journalists on Thursday.

  • MACC not probing 1MDB, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) is not investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low said...

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  • Nintendo unveils next-gen gaming console Nintendo Switch

    (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd launched Nintendo Switch, its next-generation gaming console, as the company looks to catch up with rivals Sony Corp and Microsoft Corp. Nintendo Switch, the company's first console since Wii U in 2012, is a hybrid device, doubling up as a traditional console as well as a handheld device. The console's success will be crucial to Nintendo as the firm still places console gaming at the center of its business, even as casual gaming shifts from living rooms to smartphones. Sales of Nintendo's Wii U console have reached 13 million units since its launch.

  • UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has deployed warships to monitor a Russian aircraft carrier group and other vessels Thursday as they sailed through the North Sea and the English Channel reportedly en route to Syria's coast.

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  • Jakim denies ‘dog’ term cost pretzel chain halal cert, blames media for furore

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) did not reject a pretzel chain’s application for halal status due to the presence of the word “dog” in its menu, said an...

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  • Argentines protest teen girl's rape, killing

    Dressed in black, thousands of Argentines took to the streets Wednesday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest case of violence against women to shock the country. The protesters -- mostly women, but also some men -- marched in memory of Lucia Perez, a high school student who died on October 8 after drug dealers allegedly raped her and impaled her on a spike. It was the latest in more than a year of mass marches to protest violence against women in Argentina, where according to government figures domestic violence kills one woman every 36 hours.

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  • Role reversal: Hamilton chasing Rosberg at US Grand Prix

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nico Rosberg sat slumped in his chair, exhausted and exasperated after another race and world title was taken away by Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Then came the hat toss seen around the world.

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  • Microsoft 1Q profit tops views, lifting stock to new high

    Microsoft's focus on business software and online services paid off with a surprisingly high profit in its latest quarter, putting its stock on a trajectory toward its all-time high. The fiscal first-quarter ...

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