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US election: More top Republicans drop support for Trump
More senior Republicans have withdrawn support for US presidential candidate Donald Trump after his obscene remarks about women became public. At least a dozen Republicans have said they will not be voting for him, since the comments emerged on Friday. Mr Trump says he will never drop out of the race to be president and will never let his supporters down. He has been under pressure after a tape from 2005 of him bragging about groping and kissing women was broadcast. The latest to withdraw th...
Turkey suicide bombers killed near Ankara after police 'tip off'
Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up near the Turkish capital, Ankara, after they were approached by police. The militants, believed to be a male and female, were suspected of planning to carry out a car bomb attack, the state-run Anadolu news agency reports. They detonated the devices after they were asked to surrender their weapons. Police had been acting on a tip-off, Ankara's governor said, suggesting a link to Kurdish separatists. Erkan Topaca said police had found the pair hidi...
Hillary Clinton's Wall St speeches published by Wikileaks
Transcripts of private speeches by US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been released by the whistle-blowing site Wikileaks. In one of the extracts, Mrs Clinton told bankers that they were best-placed to help reform the US financial sector. She also said she favoured "open trade and open borders". Mrs Clinton's main opponent, Donald Trump, has said he wants to renegotiate key trade deals. Mrs Clinton had refused to publish the transcripts, from 2013 and 2014. Her rival i...
Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid
The UN has warned it could take days for the full impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti to emerge, as the death toll soars to more than 800. The death toll has doubled, and may rise, as rescue teams gain access to southern areas cut off by the storm. The World Food Programme's Carlos Veloso says some of the hard-hit towns can only be reached by air or sea. Many of the deaths in Haiti were in the south-western coast, which suffered the full force of the hurricane this week. Hurricane Matthew&n...
US election: Donald Trump sorry for obscene remarks on women
US presidential candidate Donald Trump has apologised for obscene comments about women he made in a newly released videotape from 2005. Mr Trump said that "these words don't reflect who I am... I apologise". In the video, Mr Trump says "you can do anything" to women "when you're a star" and brags about trying to grope and kiss women. Top Republicans condemned the comments. His election rival Hillary Clinton called them "horrific". "We cannot allow this man to become president," sheposted on ...
Donald Trump says 70% of federal regulations could go
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he could cut as many as 70% of federal US regulations if he is elected. Mr Trump, who was speaking at an event in New Hampshire, blamed regulations for stifling business but said rules on safety and the environment could stay. Earlier, one of his advisers said 10% of regulations could be eliminated. He will face Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the second televised debate in St Louis, Missouri, on Sunday. "We are cutting the regul...
Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels. The Nobel committee in Norway praised him for his peace agreement with Farc rebels, signed last month after four years of negotiations. However, Colombians narrowly rejected the deal in a vote last weekend. The conflict has killed about 260,000 people. More than six million have been internally displaced. Mr Santos was selected from a list of 376 ca...
Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster
The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 300, officials say. Some 50 people were reported killed in the town of Roche-a-Bateau alone. The nearby city of Jeremie saw 80% of its buildings levelled. In Sud province 30,000 homes were destroyed. The hurricane, now a Category Three storm with sustained winds of 120mph (193km/h), is heading up the coastline of the US state of Florida. At 05:00 local time ...
Poland abortion: Parliament rejects near-total ban
Poland's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to reject a controversial citizens' bill for a near-total ban on abortion. The government said that protests against the bill had given ministers "food for thought". Poland already has among the tightest abortion laws in Europe, and the proposal sought to ban all abortions unless the mother's life was at risk. MPs voted to reject the bill by 352 votes to 58. The bill came from an anti-abortion citizens' initiative that gathered some 450,000 signat...
Al-Shabab 'kills Christians' in Kenya's Mandera town
Militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has killed six Christians in north-eastern Kenya in an attack aimed at forcing them out of the region. The grenade and gun attack was launched on a residential block in Mandera town when people were sleeping, police said. It was the latest in a spate of deadly attacks targeting Christians in the mainly Muslim region. In December 2014, al-Shabab killed 38 non-Muslims at a quarry after separating them from Muslim workers. A few months earlier, 28 peopl...
Birth of the Dragon: Anger over Bruce Lee biopic
Fans of Bruce Lee are criticising a new biopic of the late martial arts legend, accusing it of "whitewashing and burying" his legacy. Birth of the Dragon follows the kung fu star's early years in the US and showcases his controversial fight with master Wong Jack Man in 1964. Directed by George Nolfi, the movie debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. But many fans have protested against Lee's portrayal, saying the star took "a subdued role in his own biopic". "Is this a joke? I was here to see ...
Syria war: IS bomb kills rebels at Turkey border crossing
At least 29 people, most of them rebel fighters, have been killed in a bombing near Syria's border with Turkey, activists say. The attack reportedly occurred during a change of guard at the rebel-controlled Atmeh crossing, in Idlib province. It was not immediately clear whether the blast was caused by a suicide bomber or a remote-controlled device. A news agency linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) said a suicide car bombing had targeted a rebel convoy. But an opposition activist network, ...
Chechens cheer leader Kadyrov's fighting young sons
Three young sons of Chechnya's authoritarian leader Ramzan Kadyrov have been filmed pummelling opponents in a brutal martial arts contest, drawing criticism from Russia. Russia's Sports Ministry says it is investigating the fights. Mr Kadyrov features them on his Instagram page. The mixed martial arts contest in Grozny resembled professional boxing, the boys gesturing to an excited crowd. Mr Kadyrov's boy fighters are Akhmad, aged 10, Eli, nine, and Adam, eight. "We will find out about this ...
Hurricane Matthew: Florida warned of 'direct hit'
Florida residents have been warned to prepare for a "direct hit", as Hurricane Matthew pounded the Bahamas after devastating parts of Haiti. Damage could be "catastrophic", the state governor said. Evacuation orders have been issued along the coast. Matthew, with winds of 125mph (205km/h), is expected to strengthen and hit Florida as a Category Four storm, US officials say. It has swept across the Caribbean, with the worst of the damage in Haiti. At least 22 people have been killed in Haiti ...
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