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BAT offers to buy U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds in $47 billion deal


LONDON British American Tobacco has offered to buy out U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc in a $47 billion (38.46 billion pounds) takeover that would create the world's biggest listed tobacco company with brands including Newport, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. | Video

AT&T agrees in principle to buy Time Warner for $85 billion - sources

NEW YORK AT&T Inc has reached an agreement in principle to buy Time Warner Inc for about $85 billion (69.48 billion pounds), sources said on Friday, paving the way for what would be the biggest deal in the world this year, giving the telecom company control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted media assets. | Video

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Cameroon train derails; at least 55 dead, hundreds injured

ESEKA, Cameroon Fourteen people remained trapped on Friday under the wreckage of a packed passenger train that derailed en route between Cameroon's two largest cities, killing at least 55 and injuring 575, the government said in a communique read on state television.

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U.S. to seek ex-HSBC executive's extradition from Britain

NEW YORK The United States will seek the extradition from Britain of a former HSBC Holdings Plc executive accused of participating in a fraudulent scheme involving a $3.5 billion (3.21 billion pounds) currency transaction, prosecutors said on Friday.

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May ready for tough talks, but will fight over EU market

BRUSSELS Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union would take time and that she was ready for some "difficult moments", but would fight to remain part of the bloc's single market.

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Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State

BARTELLA, Iraq The din of bullets, mortars and bombs in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella was replaced momentarily on Friday by a sound not heard there for more than two years: the peal of church bells. | Video

World, Iraq, Middle East 1:08am BST

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

NEWTOWN, Pa./CLEVELAND 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

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Europe's Mars probe destroyed after plunging to surface

FRANKFURT Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe was destroyed on impact after plummeting to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of 2-4 km (1.2 to 2.5 miles), the European Space Agency said on Friday. | Video

21 Oct 2016

Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability.

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Philippines' Duterte says didn't really mean 'separation' from U.S.

DAVAO, Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not severing ties with his country's long-time ally the United States, but merely pursuing a more independent foreign policy by strengthening relations with China. | Video

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