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Clinton friend advised on U.S. politics, foreign policy

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - An old friend of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton played an outsized role in advising her on U.S. politics and even her dealings with President Barack Obama's White House despite holding no formal government position.

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Ashley Madison owner says website still adding users after data hack

TORONTO - Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients.

Tech, Cybersecurity 31 Aug 2015

Nerves on edge as Chinese authorities probe market mayhem

BEIJING/LONDON - The head of hedge fund manager Man Group Plc's China business has been taken into custody to help authorities in a probe into recent market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Monday, while separately a local financial reporter confessed on national TV to having spread false information that caused "panic and disorder".

Insight: Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves toward Myanmar's mainstream

YANGON - Swathed in crimson robes, 77-year-old Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa shuffles through a crowded conference room with the help of an aide, his supporters standing in respect as he takes a seat at the head of a table under a portrait of his own image.

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Apple partners with Cisco to boost enterprise business

- Apple Inc on Monday teamed up with network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc to improve the performance of its iPad and iPhone devices on Cisco's corporate network.

Tech, Deals 31 Aug 2015

'Deflategate' judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

NEW YORK - The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks, leaving a federal judge to resolve the issue in the coming days.

Sports, U.S. 31 Aug 2015
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Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation case

PHUKET, Thailand - A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists on Tuesday of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from Myanmar.