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Ketan Desai, Indian doctor accused of crimes, becomes president of World Medical Association


NEW DELHI The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending.

AT&T to announce deal to buy Time Warner as soon as Saturday - source

AT&T Inc and media company Time Warner Inc are likely to announce a merger deal as early as Saturday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Business 22 Oct 2016

Indian regulator recommends $456 million fine on telecoms firms

MUMBAI India's telecoms regulator on Friday recommended the top three network operators be fined a combined 30.5 billion rupees ($455 million), saying they were denying new entrant Reliance Jio sufficient interconnection points.

Business 22 Oct 2016

Trump gains on Clinton, poll shows 'rigged' message resonates

NEWTOWN, Pa./NEW YORK Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday. | Video

World, 22 Oct 2016

Myanmar's Suu Kyi in pitch to foreign investors after Obama lifts sanctions

NAYPYITAW Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday made a pitch to foreign investors, promising a clearer legal framework and opportunities in untapped economic sectors, two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama lifted most sanctions on the country.

World 22 Oct 2016

Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence on Mursi

CAIRO An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters.

World 22 Oct 2016

Lahiri surges clear in pursuit of maiden PGA Tour title

KUALA LUMPUR Anirban Lahiri moved into position to record a first PGA Tour victory when the Indian fired an exquisite third round seven-under 65 at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course to storm four shots clear of the field at the CIMB Classic on Saturday.

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Japanese and British fighter planes meet for first time since World War Two

MISAWA, Japan British fighter planes will take on Japanese aircraft for the first time since World War Two in aerial combat drills following the arrival in Japan on Saturday of four Royal Air Force Typhoon Eurofighters. | Video

Iraqi army drives Islamic State from Christian region near Mosul

QAYYARA, Iraq Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major city stronghold in Iraq. | Video

World, Iraq, 22 Oct 2016

Poll: Clinton far ahead in Electoral College race - Reuters/ipsos

NEW YORK Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton maintained her commanding lead in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results released on Saturday.

World 22 Oct 2016

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Taliban release drone footage of suicide attack

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan Afghanistan's Taliban have released drone footage showing a suicide bomber driving a Humvee into a police base in Helmand province and blowing it up this month. | Video


Afghan Taliban envoys in Pakistan to discuss possible peace talks - official

ISLAMABAD A delegation from the Taliban's political office visited Pakistan over the weekend, senior officials said on Saturday, for discussions that could include the latest informal effort to restart talks to end Afghanistan's long war.


Canada says up to EU to save free trade deal

BRUSSELS Canada said on Saturday it was up to the European Union to save a free trade deal that could boost both economies but that cannot be signed as planned next week due to opposition from Belgium's French-speaking region.


Philippines says to keep U.S. ties but will not be subservient

MANILA The United States remains the "closest friend" of the Philippines but Manila wants to break away from a "mindset of dependency and subservience" and forge closer ties with other nations, the Philippine foreign minister said on Saturday.


'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' set to open as Indian movie body vows not to work with Pakistani actors

A big-ticket Bollywood film embroiled in controversy for featuring a Pakistani actor will open in Indian cinemas as scheduled next week after India's biggest movie industry body reached an agreement on Saturday with right-wing Hindu groups opposing the film’s release.

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