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Trump says he will accept election result - if he wins

WASHINGTON/DELAWARE, Ohio U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday he would accept the result of the Nov. 8 election - "if I win" - fueling Republican concerns his stance would make it harder for his party to maintain control of Congress. | Video

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Duterte didn't really mean 'separation' from U.S., Philippine officials say

MANILA Philippine officials sought on Friday to play down comments by President Rodrigo Duterte who announced his "separation" from the United States a day earlier, saying their country will maintain U.S. trade and economic ties. | 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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GE beats on profit but cuts revenue target on oil, gas weakness

NEW YORK General Electric Co beat analyst profit forecasts in the third quarter, but revenue growth remained sluggish, prompting the company to lower its full-year revenue growth target and narrow its profit forecast on Friday and sending shares lower.

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Exclusive: Vatican and China in final push for elusive deal on bishops

ROME/HONG KONG/BEIJING Representatives from the Vatican and China are expected to meet before the end of the month in Rome in an effort to finalize a deal on the ordination of bishops on the mainland, a move aimed at ending a longstanding dispute, according to Catholic Church sources familiar with the negotiations. | Video

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Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge on Thursday sided with women's health provider Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit aiming to block a Mississippi law that barred medical providers that perform abortions from participating in the state's Medicaid program.

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Activists rally on anniversary of Chicago teen's killing

CHICAGO Around 200 activists and supporters gathered outside Chicago's police headquarters on Thursday to voice support for proposed recall legislation that targets elected officials and is inspired by the fatal shooting a black teenager by a white officer two years ago.

Congo security forces killed dozens in anti-government protest: U.N.

KINSHASA Congolese state security services shot, burned, beat and hacked to death at least 48 civilians and reportedly hired thugs to attack protests last month against the extension of President Joseph Kabila's mandate, the United Nations said on Friday.