Clinton leans left ahead of Democratic debate

LAS VEGAS/NEW YORK - Hillary Clinton has veered hard to the left ahead of first Democratic presidential debate, hoping to inoculate herself from criticism by rival Bernie Sanders and woo the union members and liberal activists who have been slow to embrace her.

Brewers SABMiller and AB InBev agree 44 pound a share takeover 2:22am EDT

LONDON - Anheuser-Busch InBev and SAB Miller said on Tuesday they had agreed terms for a takeover, with the world's largest brewer set to pay 44 pounds ($68) per share in cash for its smaller rival.

U.S actor Leonardo DiCaprio walks during an auction at the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2015 event during the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, near Cannes, southern France, May 21, 2015. REUTERS/ REGIS DUVIGNAU

Volkswagen scandal headed for Hollywood

NEW YORK - Paramount Picture and actor Leonardo DiCaprio's production company have acquired movie rights to a book proposal by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing about Volkwagen's clean diesel scandal, Paramount and New York literary agency Marly Rusoff and Associates said  Full Article 

Volunteers of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) take part in a drill on the last day of their three-day workers' meeting in Ahmedabad, India, in this January 4, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

The hardliners behind Modi

KOLKATA - In order to consolidate power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has relied on the help of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – which backs a campaign to force Muslims and Christians to convert.  Full Article 

Riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators, during a protest against Saturday's bomb blasts in Ankara, in the Kurdish dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, October 12, 2015. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

Anger flares up in Turkey after deadly attacks

ISTANBUL - Turkey's government said Islamic State was the prime suspect in suicide bombings that killed at least 97 people in Ankara, but opponents vented anger at President Tayyip Erdogan at funerals, universities and courthouses.  Full Article 

Bishops arrive for the synod of the family led by Pope Francis at the Vatican, October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Leaked letter kicks up a storm at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY - A gathering of world Roman Catholic bishops was thrown into confusion with the leak of a letter from conservative cardinals to Pope Francis bitterly complaining that the meeting was stacked against them.  Full Article 

Clinton faces high stakes in Vegas debate

Hillary Clinton heads into the Democrats' first debate of the 2016 primary season facing a tougher than expected challenge from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who has tapped into a progressive resurgence and capitalized on her email stumbles.

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Insurance rates soar after hack attacks

On top of rate hikes, some insurers are limiting the amount of coverage, leaving many potentially exposed to big losses.  Full Article