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Trump gains on Clinton despite furor over women, election comments

NEW YORK Donald Trump gained on Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half despite a string of women accusing him of unwanted sexual advances and the furor over his disputed claims that the election process is rigged, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

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Trump's 'rigged' election message resonating, new poll shows

JOHNSTOWN, Pa./CLEVELAND Republican candidate Donald Trump said on Friday that he continues to believe the Nov. 8 election is "rigged" against him, a message that has resonated with members of his party, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. | 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

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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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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.

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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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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.