Monday, 31 October 2016

Today's Headlines: Clinton camp blasts FBI 'double standards', Mosul battle: Iraqi PM Abadi urges IS to surrender, Chinese coal mine rescue bid after deadly blast

Clinton camp blasts FBI 'double standards'
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Today's Headlines October 31
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US election 2016: Clinton camp blasts FBI 'double standards'
The Clinton campaign blasts the FBI for "blatant double standards" over the new email inquiry.
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Mosul battle: Iraqi PM Abadi urges IS to surrender
Iraq's PM urges the Islamic State group to surrender as government troops close in on Mosul.
Zhuhai air show: China J-20 fighter jet in public debut
China showcases its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter jet in public for the first time, with a display at the Zhuhai airshow.
Chinese coal mine rescue bit after deadly blast
Thirteen people are killed and another 20 remain unaccounted for after an explosion in a coal mine in China, according to state media.
South Korea scandal: President Park's friend Choi detained
The woman suspected of exerting influence over South Korean President Park Geun-hye is detained.
Stories from India
How a 105-year-old ended open defecation in her village
How a 105-year-old Indian woman sold her only assets to build a toilet and inspire an entire village.
Rolls-Royce 'made secret payments'
A BBC investigation has found evidence suggesting Rolls-Royce made secret payments to an unregistered Indian agent.
Indians paid 10 times more than Cuban counterparts
Indian construction workers brought in to work on a luxury hotel in Havana are being paid 10 times more than their Cuban counterparts, reports Will Ross.
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Mosul battle: Travelling with Iraq's special forces
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'Hands off our children' – fighting abuse in Pakistan
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US election: How did two unpopular candidates rise to the top?
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Diwali fireworks 'worsen Delhi pollution'
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Who are Trump's loyal army?
Each round of economic dislocation in the US since the 1930s has caused angry white men to join the Republican Party. Democrats are doing little to woo them back.
Bony off the mark for Stoke in win over Swansea
Stoke striker Wilfried Bony scores twice - his first goals for the club - as they comfortably defeat his former club Swansea.
Almandin wins Melbourne Cup
Almandin, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, beats favourite Hartnell to win the Melbourne Cup, the "race that stops the nation".
Jockey in intensive care after fall at Kempton
Jockey Freddie Tylicki is in intensive care after four horses fall at Kempton, but champion jockey Jim Crowley is discharged from hospital.
Mark Carney to leave Bank of England in June 2019
Bank of England governor Mark Carney announces he will step down in June 2019.
Zhuhai air show: China J-20 fighter jet in public debut
China showcases its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter jet in public for the first time, with a display at the Zhuhai airshow.
UK to increase national cyber-defence grid
The UK will boost automatic defences keeping malicious hackers at bay as it reveals details of a £1.9bn cyber security strategy.
Facebook 'still fails Napalm girl test', says Aftenposten
Facebook is relaxing its rules on removing "newsworthy" material that violates its policies, but one newspaper editor says this is not enough.
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BMW's un-crashable motorbike?
Also: Uber's plans for a flying machine — plus more in October's transport news
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The UK's most haunted train stations
And the rest of the week's eeriest transport news
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Why foreigners hate English speakers
'There isn't any chance of understanding' the world's worst communicators
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The most persuasive time of day
The real power hour is not when you think
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This is what fear sounds like
What makes a great horror movie soundtrack?
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Trump and Clinton's favourite films
What the US presidential candidates' cinematic interests say about them
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The secret of how life began
The answer to one of the biggest questions of all
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This is a shark with two heads
It also had two brains and two hearts
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How obesity skews your mind
As your waistline expands, your memory shrinks
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The diseases that fed the vampire myth
How we invented a monster from medical facts
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A new use for Saddam Hussein's palace
More than its storied antiquities, hope may be the museum's greatest treasure
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The ultimate food nation?
'There's never a moment in the day when you can't get food'
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