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Officials: Firefighter halts teen who killed father, shot 3
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Berlusconi at 80: 'regrets I have a few'
Silvio Berlusconi celebrated his 80th birthday on Thursday, away from the limelight he enjoyed for decades as a flamboyant Italian prime minister, media tycoon and owner of AC Milan. "I think Berlusconi will be remembered 300 years from now for the things he did in football, publishing and television," said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Twice-divorced Berlusconi was thought to be spending the day with his 31-year-old girlfriend Francesca Pascale and an extended family that he admits to having neglected during the course of his business and political careers.
In escalation, India says launches strikes on militants in Pakistan
By Sanjeev Miglani and Asad Hashim NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - India said on Thursday it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan. Pakistan said two of its soldiers had been killed in exchanges of fire and in repulsing an Indian "raid", but denied that India had made any targeted strikes across the de facto frontier that runs through the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir. The cross-border action inflicted significant casualties, the Indian army's head of operations told reporters in New Delhi, while a senior government official said Indian soldiers had crossed the border to target militant camps.
75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram: UN
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don't respond quickly, the U.N. Children's Fund is warning. That's far more than the 20,000 people killed in the seven-year Islamic uprising.
NYC children's museum features election-themed documents
NEW YORK (AP) The Children's Museum of Manhattan is teaching kids with hands-on political history.Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:35:39 -0400
AP Explains: What does OPEC's tentative deal mean for oil?
Printing plant where Charlie Hebdo killers died reopens
Stocks rise on OPEC production agreement; oil rally fades
PepsiCo 3Q results beat Street; raises full-year guidance
UK lenders approve fewest mortgages in nearly two years - BoE
By David Milliken and Peter Hobson LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders approved the fewest mortgages in nearly two years last month as the housing market continued to slow after June's vote to leave the European Union, raising the chance of an outright fall in prices next year. Housing market slowdowns have typically heralded future weakness in broader British economic growth. The number of mortgage approvals last month dropped to its lowest since November 2014 at 60,058 -- roughly in line with the decline forecast in a Reuters poll, monthly BoE data showed.
Police called as larger-than-life Hitler appears in Berlin
BERLIN (AP) A huge moving image of a laughing Adolf Hitler has prompted a shocked Berlin driver to call police.Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:26:31 -0400
Spain's Socialists on brink of 'civil war'
Spain's Socialist Party was on the verge of "civil war" Thursday after half its leadership staged a coup, in what could turn out to be good news for those desperate to end the country's political deadlock. "A sad spectacle", "War" -- read headlines in Spanish newspapers awash with news that 17 members of the party's executive resigned Wednesday evening in a bid to oust leader Pedro Sanchez, unhappy about the way he was navigating the Socialist ship through this year's choppy politics. "The Socialists had already gone through other stormy periods in the past decades but never had we seen something like this: a coup... to depose a secretary general elected democratically by grassroots members," wrote the right-wing El Mundo daily.
'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93
Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte
By Karen Lema and Clare Baldwin MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months. Pacquiao, now a senator and a close ally of the president, also said Duterte was anointed by God to discipline the Filipino people and his authority must be respected. "The president, he doesn't know my experience with drugs," said Pacquiao, 37, adding he was confident it wouldn't damage their close relationship.