MANILA, (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler yesterday and said he would “be happy” to exterminate 3 million drug users and peddlers in the country.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 5 percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released yesterday, roughly the same advantage she has held all month.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew surged in power yesterday to become the Caribbean’s first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 150 miles per hour (240 kph) powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said.
LONDON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.N. Human Rights Council yesterday appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination.
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Indian officials said elite troops crossed into Pakistan-ruled Kashmir yesterday and killed suspected militants preparing to infiltrate and carry out attacks on major cities, in a surprise raid that raised tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.
REYKJAVIK, (Reuters) – A party that hangs a skull-and-crossbones flag at its HQ, and promises to clean up corruption, grant asylum to Edward Snowden and accept the bitcoin virtual currency, could be on course to form the next Icelandic government.
HOBOKEN, N.J., (Reuters) – A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday’s morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers called yesterday for Wells Fargo & Co chief John Stumpf to resign and a top House Democrat demanded the bank be broken up because it is too big to manage.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers expressed doubts yesterday about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad.
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – India said today it had conducted “surgical strikes” on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Matthew brought flooding and felled trees to islands in the eastern Caribbean yesterday and forecasters said the 13th cyclone of the 2016 Atlantic season would reach hurricane force later this week.