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Britain's PM Theresa May holds a news conference after the EU summit in BrusselsBy Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to persuade the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday to work with her government on a common Brexit negotiating position, but the Scottish leader dismissed the meeting as "deeply frustrating". May says that while the devolved governments of the UK's three smaller nations should give their views on what the terms of Brexit should be, they must not undermine the UK's strategy by seeking separate settlements with the EU. "I don't know what the UK's negotiating position is because they can't tell us," Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said after talks at May's Downing Street office.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with local farmers at Bedners Farm Fresh Market, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in Boynton Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 100 fighters sneaked into Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, suicide vests and a message: "Islamic State has taken over." The message blared out from several mosque loudspeakers while the militants went on a rampage. By the time they had blasted their way across the city in a brazen and complex attack, 99 civilians and members of the security forces were dead and 63 of their own were in the morgue, according to Iraqi security officials. The scale of the operation - the largest of several by Islamic State to divert an advance on their stronghold in Mosul - shows how tough the battle for Mosul may become and points to a continued ability of the militant group to undermine security across the country even if its northern bastion falls.

Cleveland Indians' Danny Salazar pitches a simulated game during a team practice for baseball's upcoming World Series against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron JosefczykCLEVELAND (AP) — Any other year, against any other team, the Cleveland Indians would be the sentimental choice in this year's World Series.

A member of the Iraqi forces puts on a gas mask as he holds a position in an area just north of Al-Shura village, south of Mosul, on October 24, 2016, during an operation to retake the key city from IS group jihadistsIraqi forces advancing on Mosul faced stiff resistance from the Islamic State group on Monday despite the US-led coalition unleashing an unprecedented wave of air strikes to support the week-old offensive. Federal forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters were moving forward in several areas, AFP correspondents on various fronts said, but the jihadists were hitting back with shelling, sniper fire, suicide car bombs and booby traps. IS has also attempted to draw attention away from losses around Mosul with attacks on Iraqi forces elsewhere in the country, the latest coming on Sunday near the Jordanian border.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warns at press conference in Amman, Jordan on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 that the military campaign in Mosul could lead to displacement of civilians and then instability in Iraq and the region. Grandi said that if Iraqi and Kurdish forces do not safeguard all civilians "the complications will be very serious not only in a humanitarian way but also for the political future of Iraq and that will have inevitably regional consequences." UN will soon have in Iraq enough shelters for 150,000 people, Grandi said, adding and that 7,500 people from the outskirts of Mosul are already displaced by the campaign. He said another 1,000 Iraqis crossed into Hassakeh in northeastern Syria. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local):

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes could walk away with a $32 million payout if the media company completes its $85 billion merger with AT&T Inc .

Specialist Charles Boeddinghaus, center, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as traders looked over a big batch of corporate deals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Monday following a series of corporate deals. The largest by far is AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, but investors aren't sure if the combination will happen. Aerospace company Rockwell Collins agreed to buy B/E Aerospace. Technology companies are making the largest gains.

HNA is purchasing the Hilton stake from the investment firm Blackstone in a deal valued at $6.5 billion, or $26.25 a shareChinese conglomerate HNA Group will acquire a 25 percent stake in international hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the companies announced Monday, another move expanding HNA's presence in the sector. HNA, an aviation and shipping group, announced in April that it had agreed to acquire Carlson Hotels Inc, which owns the Radisson and Park Plaza brands. "This investment is consistent with our strategy to enhance our global tourism business, and we look forward to working together on new initiatives that leverage our respective strengths," Adam Tan, vice chairman and CEO of HNA Group, said in a statement.

The US-Mexico border fence, seen from Nogales, Mexico's Sonora stateThe two teens had trekked in the Sonoran Desert's searing heat for four days and were lost and almost out of water when border patrol agents in Arizona spotted them. Now, hours after being deported back to Mexico, 19-year-old Rodriguo and his 17-year-old brother Jose sat quietly on a recent evening in El Comedor, a shelter in the town of Nogales within sight of the US border and its promise of a sweeter future. Around them, some 60 other freshly deported migrants from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala waited, forlorn, for the evening meal served by charity workers.

By Tulay Karadeniz and Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fire has already played a role in the effort to drive Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul and four Turkish fighter jets are on standby to take part in air operations, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Largely Sunni Muslim Turkey and the Shi'ite-dominated central government in Iraq are at loggerheads about the presence of Turkish troops at a military camp in northern Iraq, and about Ankara's demand to take part in the Mosul operation. Turkey says it has a responsibility to protect ethnic Turkmens and Sunni Arabs in the area around Mosul, once part of the Ottoman empire.

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 21, 2015 file photo, a patron smokes a cigarette inside a bar in New Orleans hours before a smoking ban takes effect in bars, gambling halls and many other public places such as hotels, workplaces, private clubs and stores. A study released by the American Cancer society on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 shows cigarettes contribute to more than one in four cancer deaths nationwide and the rate is highest _ nearly 40 percent _ among men in southern states where smoking and relatively lax tobacco control policies are more common. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)CHICAGO (AP) — Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.


Charles Moran, a gay Trump delegate from California, was standing just feet from the stage at the Republican National Convention when he heard billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel give his now-famous speech. "Every American has a unique identity.


The speech contrasted with the raucous rallies associated with the Trump campaign, instead opting for a more intimate environment with about 300 invited supporters and volunteers. Trump's Gettysburg address outlines first 100 days The speech contrasted with the raucous rallies associated with the Trump campaign, instead opting for a more intimate environment with about 300 invited supporters and volunteers.


Muscat: Yusuf Estes, an internationally acknowledged Islamic scholar, will deliver lectures in the Sultanate of Oman to highlight the contemporary challenges of integrating Islamic values with other cultures to create an ambience of harmony and coexistence. The two lectures are organised by the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science.


To hear liberal concern trolls tell it, the presumed defeat of Donald Trump will be the end of the Republican Party. In The Washington Post, Robert Costa put the apocalypse in this tweet : "The election ends in 19 days.


After more than two decades as a television news reporter and anchor, Steele dropped the microphone to launch a career in gay porn last year. The 44-year-old California native simply wasn't having fun and disliked the high-intensity environment driven by ratings and exclusives.


A Texas federal judge re-affirmed a ruling he made to bar an order involving transgender bathrooms sent out by the Obama administration earlier this year. The order allowed transgender people to use the bathroom that correlates to the gender they identify with when using the restroom in public schools, federal agencies, municipalities and that of private owners.


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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he no longer believes in the presidential polls, saying the odds are very high that Republican nominee Donald Trump can defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton if he stays on message and sticks to both the teleprompter and big ideas. "I think the polls are wrong," Mr. Gingrich said on Fox News Thursday night.


Donald Trump claims the news media are against him, and Americans appear to agree. A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that 55 percent of likely voters say the press is biased against Mr. Trump , and that sentiment essentially dominates the survey.


Israeli-Canadian Filmmaker Yolanda Papini-Pollock recently released a new documentary which shows genocide through the testimony of genocide victims. Never Again: A Broken Promise is a documentary that details the experience of four victims of genocide through personal testimony.


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