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Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.
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Pakistan militant group jumps to prominence with attacks
ISLAMABAD (AP) ? One of Pakistan's most vicious militant groups has dramatically stepped up its attacks over the past month, striking mosques, Christians and security forces in attacks that have killed more than 60 people in what appears to be a backlash to military operations against it.
Green's big game gets Bengals settled against Dolphins
CINCINNATI (AP) ? A.J. Green's big game got the Bengals back to break-even and left them with reasons for optimism heading into a tough stretch of their season.
Family of slain black man wants police to release full video
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by San Diego police charged that the killing was unjust and officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting.
UK consumer confidence surges to pre-Brexit levels - survey
British consumer morale rocketed back to pre-Brexit levels in September, a survey found, confounding expectations that the vote to leave the EU would wreak more lasting damage on Briton's willingness to spend. Market research firm GfK's gauge of consumer confidence suffered its sharpest drop in over 26 years in July as economists said Brexit would pitch the economy into recession, but data suggests Britain has avoided a rapid slump. The GfK index, based on an online poll of 2,000 people, rose to -1 in September from -7 in August - the biggest increase since June last year and restoring levels seen in the months before the June 23 referendum.
Asia stocks slide as Deutsche sours mood, oil pulls back
Asian stocks extended losses on Friday as worries about the health of Deutsche Bank weighed on financial shares and as oil prices inched back from near-one month highs on scepticism over OPEC's new plan to curb output. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 1 percent and was on track for a 0.9 percent drop for the week. On Thursday, Wall Street lost about 1 percent as Deutsche Bank shares slumped to a record low after a report that trading clients had withdrawn excess cash and positions held in the largest German lender.
Gut feeling: new CEO to steer Nestle down uncharted health path
Using them to cure disease and boost wellness is one of several bets KitKat maker Nestle is making in the field of health and nutritional science, as it seeks to offset slowing sales of traditional processed foods. Ulf Mark Schneider, a German medical industry veteran, is expected to speed the drive into health-oriented products when he becomes the first Nestle outsider chief executive in nearly a century in January. Schneider's hiring from healthcare firm Fresenius signals Nestle's commitment to pioneering the interface of food and medicine, in part by focusing on nascent areas like microbiome therapy, which has potential to boost human health and Nestle's margins.
Factbox: Nestle Health Science key investments
(Reuters) - Nestle believes its Health Science unit will eventually generate annual sales of 10 billion Swiss francs ($10.3 billion). It already has sales of more than 2 billion francs.
Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral
JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israelis, along with dignitaries from around the world, were gathering in Jerusalem Friday for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.
Obama arrives in Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) ? President Barack Obama flew to Israel Friday to pay his respects to Shimon Peres, the former leader whose six decades of work shaping this tiny nation into a powerful and industrious force generated tremendous respect from Obama.
The latest: Some violence, vandalism in police protests
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):
Rosetta spacecraft set for comet crash
Europe's pioneering spacecraft Rosetta headed for a crash landing Friday on the comet it has stalked for two years, a dramatic end to a 12-year odyssey to demystify our Solar System's origins. Sent by ground controllers on a leisurely, 14-hour freefall, Rosetta was engaged in a last-gasp spurt of science-gathering on the 19-kilometre (12-mile) journey to its icy comet tomb. "Next stop #67P!" the European Space Agency (ESA) tweeted late Thursday, using a shortened version of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's full name.
Survey: Chinese factories eke out expansion in September
Chinese factories have reported a slight expansion in activity for September as new orders picked up marginally, according to a private survey. The Caixin monthly purchasing managers' index released Friday ...
The Latest: Israel begins Peres funeral procession
JERUSALEM (AP) ? The Latest on the funeral of Israel's former President Shimon Peres (all times local):
World leaders gather for funeral of Nobel laureate Peres
World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Britain's Prince Charles gathered under tight security in Israel on Friday for the funeral of ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. Security forces were on high alert for the funeral beginning at 9:00 am (0600 GMT) at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery, with roads closed and thousands of officers deployed. Some 70 countries were to be represented, with the range of leaders illustrating the respect Peres gained over the years in his transformation from hawk to committed peace advocate.
Cardinals top Reds on Molina's disputed double in 9th inning
ST. LOUIS (AP) ? There was no dispute the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn't have won on Yadier Molina's double.
Canada wins World Cup, rallying to beat Europe 2-1
TORONTO (AP) ? Canada was not the best team on the ice until it mattered.
Obama arrives in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president whose pursuit of an elusive peace with the Palestinians won international embrace. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also planned to attend the burial, which will be held in the "Great Leaders of the Nation" section of Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery. Abbas's rare visit to the city, a short drive through Israeli military checkpoints from Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, seemed unlikely to yield anything more than handshakes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama.
Watt has back surgery, expected to miss rest of season
HOUSTON (AP) ? A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive lineman had back surgery Thursday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Tulsa officer expected to plead not guilty to manslaughter
TULSA, Okla. (AP) ? A Tulsa police officer is expected to plead not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man when she makes her first appearance before a Tulsa County judge.
Philippines' Duterte draws Hitler parallel
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday drew a parallel between his deadly crime war and Hitler's massacre of Jews, saying he was "happy to slaughter" millions of drug addicts. Duterte also attacked the United States and the European Union for "hypocrisy" in criticising his anti-drug crackdown, in which more than 3,000 people have been killed since he took office three months ago. "Hitler massacred three million Jews.
Mother of California man shot by police says he was having breakdown
By Dan Whitcomb SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The mother of an unarmed black man shot to death in Southern California said on Thursday her son was having a mental breakdown when he was confronted by police and they should have helped him instead of quickly opening fire. Within two minutes of police arriving, Alfred Olango, 38, was shot to death in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon on Tuesday after he pointed an object that turned out to be an electronic cigarette at police, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of shootings of mostly unarmed black men by white police officers in the United States that have led to sometimes violent protests.
Ward has big game, No. 6 Houston beats UConn 42-14
HOUSTON (AP) ? The sixth-ranked Houston Cougars were determined to take care of business this year after Connecticut detailed their perfect season a year ago.
Goldman feels the heat in Asia as IPO engine slows
Goldman Sachs failed to make it to the upper echelon of Asia's equity market fee earners for the first time in more than a decade, hit by a squeeze in fees that is prompting the U.S. bank to cut back jobs in the region. Goldman has shared dominance of the Asia Pacific equity capital market arena with UBS and Morgan Stanley since clinching the mandate for China's first privatization in 1997.
After fatal train crash, investigators seek answers
Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before it barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother ...
New Jersey train station crash kills 1; over 100 hurt
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) ? A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy.
A.J. Green has big game as Bengals dominate Dolphins 22-7
CINCINNATI (AP) ? For most of the game, A.J. Green piled up more yards than the entire Miami Dolphins offense in a virtuoso performance. As an encore, he thrilled the crowd by juggling some Florida citrus.
Three Chinese fishermen killed in confrontation with South Korea coastguard
Three Chinese fishermen were killed on Thursday in a fire that broke out on their boat when South Korean coastguard men trying to apprehend them for illegal fishing threw flash grenades into a room they were hiding in, a South Korean official said. Disputes over illegal fishing are an irritant in relations between China and U.S. ally South Korea, even as their economic relations grow close. A Chinese embassy official in Seoul could not be reached for comment and China's foreign ministry in Beijing did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
China reports 6 dead, 23 missing in typhoon landslides
BEIJING (AP) ? Six people are reported dead and at least 23 people are still missing after two landslides triggered by a major typhoon swept through separate villages in southeastern China, state media reported.
Duterte compares Philippine drug killings to Hitler, says he'd be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Duterte compares Philippine drug killings to Hitler, says he'd be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.
Family band Flatt Lonesome wins 3 at Bluegrass Awards
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? Family band Flatt Lonesome won three awards at the International Bluegrass Music Awards while the Earls of Leicester were named entertainer of the year for the second consecutive year.
Boy, 6, fights for his life after South Carolina school shooting
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A first grader who was shot and wounded by a 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father before he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school is "fighting for his life," a fire chief and the boy's family said on Thursday. Jacob Hall, 6, was struck in the leg on Wednesday afternoon during a shooting spree that also wounded another boy and a first-grade teacher at Townville Elementary School, about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Atlanta. Police said the teenager crashed a pickup truck into a fence around the rural school's playground after he fatally shot his father, Jeffrey DeWitt Osborne, 47, at their home about 2 miles (3 km) away.
Cubs-Pirates stopped by rain, first tie in majors since 2005
PITTSBURGH (AP) ? Well, yes, there are ties in baseball.
Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral
Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business. The choir struck up "God ...
New Jersey train rams into station, kills bystander, injures 114 others
By Frank McGurty and Amy Tennery HOBOKEN, N.J. (Reuters) - A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse. Witnesses described terrifying scenes as the front of the train smashed through the track stop at high speed and into the Hoboken terminal, toppling support columns and creating chaos at one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York City area. "We have no indication that this is anything other than a tragic accident but ... we're going to let the law enforcement professionals pursue the facts," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said at a news conference in Hoboken alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show
It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Gaga sang the national ...
Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia
SAN DIEGO (AP) ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday the U.S. will "sharpen our military edge" in Asia and the Pacific in order to remain a dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China's rising military might.
Chelsea boss Conte to look to Terry to halt slide against Hull
Chelsea icon John Terry looks primed to be thrown straight back into action on Saturday against struggling Hull in a bid to end a run of two successive Premier League defeats. Both losses to Liverpool and Arsenal have been since Terry damaged ankle ligaments but having returned to training this week and with England central defender Gary Cahill out of form the 35-year-old club captain is needed more than ever. Terry, who looked to have ended his Chelsea career at the end of last season only to accept a year long contract, has quickly emerged as a central figure in Antonio Conte's plans after the Italian missed out on his main defensive targets during the recent transfer window.
US defense chief calls alliance with Philippines 'ironclad'
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) ? U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has described the U.S.-Philippines alliance as ironclad, one day after the Philippine president said joint military exercises with the U.S. would end.