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Trump says he will be happy with his White House bid - whatever the outcome

FLETCHER, N.C. Republican candidate Donald Trump said on Friday that "win, lose or draw," he will be happy he gave his all in the race for the White House, seemingly moving away from his refusal to commit to accepting the result of Nov. 8 election. | Video

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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.

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Islamic State attacks Kirkuk as Iraqi forces push on Mosul

QAYYARA, Iraq Islamic State launched a major attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists' last major stronghold in Iraq. | Video

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Syrian army and Russian jets halt Aleppo bombardment for second day

BEIRUT Syria's army and Russia's air force halted their bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Friday, a monitoring group said, on the second of four consecutive daytime unilateral ceasefires in the city that have been rejected by insurgents.

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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 takeover that would create the world's biggest listed tobacco company with brands including Newport, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. | 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.

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Dozens treated after chemical accident in northeastern Kansas

ATCHISON, Kansas Dozens of people were treated for respiratory problems after a chemical spill at an MGP Ingredients Inc facility on Friday generated a chemical cloud over the northeastern Kansas city of Atchison before authorities declared the threat over.