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    Philippine police say drug-linked mayor shot dead in jail

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:10pm on November 05, 2016

    Philippine police say a detained town mayor has been killed in his jail cell in a purported gunbattle with officers in the second killing in a week of a politician linked to illegal drugs under the president's brutal crackdown...

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    Indonesia's president blames 'political actors' behind religious outrage

    Reuters | Updated at 10:50am on November 05, 2016

    Indonesian president Joko Widodo lashed out at politicians for stoking a huge protest by Muslims that briefly turned violent on Friday night as a hardcore group pressed for the resignation of Jakarta's governor, a Christian they say insulted the Quran...

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    Islamic State group claims responsibility for Turkey attack

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:20am on November 05, 2016

    The SITE Intelligence Group reports that the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in Diyarbakir, Turkey, that left nine people dead...

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    Chelsea Manning attempts suicide second time in prison

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on November 05, 2016

    US Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, attempted suicide last month for the second time, her attorney said on Friday...

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    Clinton, Trump clash over economy in closing campaign stretch

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on November 05, 2016

    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump battled over the strength of the economy in the final stretch of their race for the White House on Friday, with Clinton praising the latest US jobs report and Trump dismissing it as a fraudulent disaster...

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    US says airstrike killed al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:10am on November 05, 2016

    The defense department says an airstrike in Afghanistan last month killed al-Qaida's top leader in the eastern part of the country...

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    Pakistan will not attend tobacco conference in India

    Reuters . Islamabad/ New Delhi | Updated at 12:52am on November 05, 2016

    Pakistan will not attend a global tobacco control conference in India next week, a minister said on Friday, the latest fallout of strained diplomatic ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours...

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    Myanmar not trying to hide anything in Rakhine: Suu Kyi

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:49am on November 05, 2016

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday investigations were underway into the situation in Rakhine State, where many members of a Muslim minority live and where human rights workers say conflict has led to abuse of civilians by the military...

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    Historic climate pact enters into force

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:41am on November 05, 2016

    A hard-fought pact to stave off worst-case-scenario global warming enters into force Friday after record-fast ratification by nations reassembling next week for a fresh round of UN climate talks...

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    Race narrowing as Clinton, Trump push into final weekend

    Agence France-Presse . Raleigh | Updated at 12:34am on November 05, 2016

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump geared up Friday for one final weekend to sway undecided voters and cajole supporters into turning out at the polls, slogging their way to the end of a divisive presidential campaign as the race continues to tighten...