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Mexico admits freeing Chapo's son after 'badly planned' operation

Mexico's president faced a firestorm of criticism on Friday (Oct 18) as his security forces acknowledged they arrested kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son, then released him when his cartel responded with an all-out gun battle.
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Mexico admits freeing Chapo's son after 'badly planned' operation

Mexico's president faced a firestorm of criticism on Friday (Oct 18) as his security forces acknowledged they arrested kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son, then released him when his cartel responded with an all-out gun battle.

BOJ Kuroda: No talk at G20 of central banks issuing digital currencies

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday there was no talk among Group of 20 finance leaders on the possibility of central banks issuing digital currencies, as part of efforts to enhance cross-border settlement services.
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BOJ Kuroda: No talk at G20 of central banks issuing digital currencies

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday there was no talk among Group of 20 finance leaders on the possibility of central banks issuing digital currencies, as part of efforts to enhance cross-border settlement services.

JPMorgan's Dimon says Facebook's Libra currency 'will never happen'

Facebook's Libra digital currency project is "a neat idea that will never happen," JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon said on Friday, adding to scepticism of the project which has been criticized by policymakers and some regulators.
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JPMorgan's Dimon says Facebook's Libra currency 'will never happen'

Facebook's Libra digital currency project is "a neat idea that will never happen," JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon said on Friday, adding to scepticism of the project which has been criticized by policymakers and some regulators.

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62

Oracle Corp co-Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd has died, the business software maker said on Friday, an unexpected development that raises pressure on co-CEO Safra Catz to lead the company's ongoing transition to cloud computing.
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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62

Oracle Corp co-Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd has died, the business software maker said on Friday, an unexpected development that raises pressure on co-CEO Safra Catz to lead the company's ongoing transition to cloud computing.

Opioids settlement could be near, lawyer for local governments says

Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion-dollar deal to resolve the sprawling litigation over the U.S. opioid epidemic, a plaintiffs' lawyer said on Friday.
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Opioids settlement could be near, lawyer for local governments says

Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion-dollar deal to resolve the sprawling litigation over the U.S. opioid epidemic, a plaintiffs' lawyer said on Friday.

Walmart's Asda agrees US$4.9 billion Rothesay Life pension deal

Walmart's Asda has agreed a 3.8 billion pounds (US$4.9 billion) 'buy in' with Rothesay Life to secure the benefits for 12,300 members of one of its pension schemes, in a deal that simplifies its balance sheet ahead of a possible standalone listing.
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Walmart's Asda agrees US$4.9 billion Rothesay Life pension deal

Walmart's Asda has agreed a 3.8 billion pounds (US$4.9 billion) 'buy in' with Rothesay Life to secure the benefits for 12,300 members of one of its pension schemes, in a deal that simplifies its balance sheet ahead of a possible standalone listing.

Klopp warns Liverpool against complacency at Manchester United

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp said media predictions that his team will swat aside a misfiring Manchester United on Sunday could be creating a banana skin for the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford.
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Klopp warns Liverpool against complacency at Manchester United

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp said media predictions that his team will swat aside a misfiring Manchester United on Sunday could be creating a banana skin for the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford.

Consistent Wales look to bury ghosts of 2011 against France

Six Nations champions Wales might be one of the more predictable teams at the Rugby World Cup but that does not make beating them, as France will endeavour to do in the quarter-finals on Sunday, the slightest bit easier.
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Consistent Wales look to bury ghosts of 2011 against France

Six Nations champions Wales might be one of the more predictable teams at the Rugby World Cup but that does not make beating them, as France will endeavour to do in the quarter-finals on Sunday, the slightest bit easier.

Manager draws on history to put Derry City on road to Europe

At a time when so much focus on both sides of the Irish border is on the European Union and its future relationship with the United Kingdom, Declan Devine has another kind of Europe on his mind.
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Manager draws on history to put Derry City on road to Europe

At a time when so much focus on both sides of the Irish border is on the European Union and its future relationship with the United Kingdom, Declan Devine has another kind of Europe on his mind.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

Technology companies, which make up the largest swath of the U.S. stock market, are expected to post a nearly 8per cent drop in third-quarter profits as reports roll in next week from many of the sector's biggest corporations.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Tech haves and have-nots face third-quarter tests

Technology companies, which make up the largest swath of the U.S. stock market, are expected to post a nearly 8per cent drop in third-quarter profits as reports roll in next week from many of the sector's biggest corporations.

Japan’s quarter-final against South Africa a culmination of five-year journey

That Japan are preparing for the biggest match in their history, a Rugby World Cup quarter-final showdown against South Africa in Tokyo on Sunday, is a testament to the rapid improvement the Brave Blossoms have made over the past five years.
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Japan’s quarter-final against South Africa a culmination of five-year journey

That Japan are preparing for the biggest match in their history, a Rugby World Cup quarter-final showdown against South Africa in Tokyo on Sunday, is a testament to the rapid improvement the Brave Blossoms have made over the past five years.

J&J to recall single lot of baby powder as FDA finds traces of asbestos

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that it would recall a single lot of its baby powder in the United States after the Food and Drug Administration found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.
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J&J to recall single lot of baby powder as FDA finds traces of asbestos

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that it would recall a single lot of its baby powder in the United States after the Food and Drug Administration found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.

Vote-splitting fears raised in final days of Canada election

In the dying days of what Justin Trudeau described as one of the "nastiest" election campaigns in Canadian history -- with plenty of mudslinging, attack ads and misinformation -- he played up fears on Thursday of vote-splitting handing victory to hi
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Vote-splitting fears raised in final days of Canada election

In the dying days of what Justin Trudeau described as one of the "nastiest" election campaigns in Canadian history -- with plenty of mudslinging, attack ads and misinformation -- he played up fears on Thursday of vote-splitting handing victory to his rival Andrew Scheer and the

Thousands converge on Barcelona for fifth day of Catalan protests

Hundreds of thousands of pro-independence supporters from across Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia are expected to pour into Barcelona on Friday, as unions called for a general strike on the fifth day of protests following the jailing of nine separatis
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Thousands converge on Barcelona for fifth day of Catalan protests

Hundreds of thousands of pro-independence supporters from across Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia are expected to pour into Barcelona on Friday, as unions called for a general strike on the fifth day of protests following the jailing of nine separatist leaders.

British PM Boris Johnson tries to sell Brexit deal to MPs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament.
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British PM Boris Johnson tries to sell Brexit deal to MPs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament.

Radical Thai billionaire in court over alleged share holdings

The charismatic frontman of Thailand's anti-military parliamentary bloc appeared in court Friday accused of breaching election rules by holding media shares, a case which could see him barred from politics and jailed for up to 10 years.
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Radical Thai billionaire in court over alleged share holdings

The charismatic frontman of Thailand's anti-military parliamentary bloc appeared in court Friday accused of breaching election rules by holding media shares, a case which could see him barred from politics and jailed for up to 10 years.

Going Dutch? Low interest rates rattle 'world's best' pension system

When Frans Kolkman hung up his police badge in 2017, he was looking forward to a comfortable retirement. Two years later he's among millions of Dutch pensioners facing a cut and fearing there may be worse to come.
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Going Dutch? Low interest rates rattle 'world's best' pension system

When Frans Kolkman hung up his police badge in 2017, he was looking forward to a comfortable retirement. Two years later he's among millions of Dutch pensioners facing a cut and fearing there may be worse to come.

Social media facilitates racist abuse, says Leicester's Morgan

Leicester City skipper Wes Morgan has said racist abuse in football has got worse since he started his career and the rise of social media makes it easier to target players.
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Social media facilitates racist abuse, says Leicester's Morgan

Leicester City skipper Wes Morgan has said racist abuse in football has got worse since he started his career and the rise of social media makes it easier to target players.

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he allowed Turkish and Kurdish forces to clash in deadly battle because the two sides were like children who needed to fight each other.
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Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he allowed Turkish and Kurdish forces to clash in deadly battle because the two sides were like children who needed to fight each other.

Italy must act against racism in stadiums, says Federation chief

Italian football and government authorities must act against racism in stadiums even if only one spectator is involved, Italian Football Federation (FIGC) head Gabriele Gravina said on Thursday, adding that a VAR-style system would be used to root out offende
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Italy must act against racism in stadiums, says Federation chief

Italian football and government authorities must act against racism in stadiums even if only one spectator is involved, Italian Football Federation (FIGC) head Gabriele Gravina said on Thursday, adding that a VAR-style system would be used to root out offenders.

Facebook's Zuckerberg criticises TikTok for censoring protesters

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday attacked the rapidly growing Chinese short-video app, saying it censored political protest, including in the United States.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg criticises TikTok for censoring protesters

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday attacked the rapidly growing Chinese short-video app, saying it censored political protest, including in the United States.

Juul halts all US sales of many flavored nicotine liquids

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc said on Thursday it will completely halt U.S. sales of all flavors except tobacco, mint and menthol, as the company faces heightened scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and state attorneys general over the appeal of its nicotin
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Juul halts all US sales of many flavored nicotine liquids

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc said on Thursday it will completely halt U.S. sales of all flavors except tobacco, mint and menthol, as the company faces heightened scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and state attorneys general over the appeal of its nicotine products to teenagers.

Devil in the detail for struggling Saints - Bednarek

Southampton have resembled Jekyll and Hyde this season with their performances, but defender Jan Bednarek is fully confident in his manager's philosophy that small, incremental improvements can lead to a big surge up the Premier League table.
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Devil in the detail for struggling Saints - Bednarek

Southampton have resembled Jekyll and Hyde this season with their performances, but defender Jan Bednarek is fully confident in his manager's philosophy that small, incremental improvements can lead to a big surge up the Premier League table.

Air New Zealand pokes fun at Irish fans ahead of quarter-final

New Zealand's national airline has poked fun at Irish fans with a mock pre-match 'safety tips' video ahead of the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Ireland.
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Air New Zealand pokes fun at Irish fans ahead of quarter-final

New Zealand's national airline has poked fun at Irish fans with a mock pre-match 'safety tips' video ahead of the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Ireland.

Villa boss Smith hails Mings in wake of racist abuse in Bulgaria

Tyrone Mings' composure on and off the pitch after suffering racist abuse on his England debut in Bulgaria came as no surprise to his Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, who tipped the 26-year-old defender to thrive on the international stage.
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Villa boss Smith hails Mings in wake of racist abuse in Bulgaria

Tyrone Mings' composure on and off the pitch after suffering racist abuse on his England debut in Bulgaria came as no surprise to his Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, who tipped the 26-year-old defender to thrive on the international stage.

Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay about US$117 million to settle vaginal mesh litigation

U.S. state attorneys general said on Thursday that Johnson & Johnson and its unit had agreed to pay nearly US$117 million to settle litigation over deceptive marketing of the company's transvaginal surgical mesh devices.
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Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay about US$117 million to settle vaginal mesh litigation

U.S. state attorneys general said on Thursday that Johnson & Johnson and its unit had agreed to pay nearly US$117 million to settle litigation over deceptive marketing of the company's transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

Don't postpone or move Clasico, says Barca's Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has called on Spanish football authorities not to suspend or move their Clasico meeting with Real Madrid out of respect for the fans, following protests and demonstrations in Catalonia.
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Don't postpone or move Clasico, says Barca's Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has called on Spanish football authorities not to suspend or move their Clasico meeting with Real Madrid out of respect for the fans, following protests and demonstrations in Catalonia.

Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault charge

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne wept in court on Thursday after being found not guilty of sexually assaulting a female passenger he kissed on a train without her consent.
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Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault charge

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne wept in court on Thursday after being found not guilty of sexually assaulting a female passenger he kissed on a train without her consent.