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‘India best trade negotiator, Modi a friend’, says Donald Trump at White House Diwali celebrations

"Modi is my friend and now her (Ivanka) friend and has great respect for India and the Indian people that I can say," said the US President

Donald Trump implores Missouri voters to dump McCaskill for Hawley

With four days to go until midterm elections that determine control of Congress, Republicans are optimistic they could make gains in the Senate, but they might struggle to maintain a majority in the House.

Hundreds formed a human chain in England to help a bookstore move

Volunteers were needed for “heavy manual work” in shifts. It was “essential” that they be able to lift and carry boxes and office supplies. Among the supplies: thousands upon thousands of books.

After legalising cannabis, Canada’s stores are struggling with a massive shortage

The first weeks since the legalisation of cannabis have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets operating and rampant supply shortages.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lifts suspension of parliament

Former president Mahinda Rajpaksa was reinstated as the Prime Minister by President Sirisena replacing Wickremesinghe, in a dramatic turn of events.

US federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

Since October 2014, the federal government has placed more than 150,000 unaccompanied minors with parents or other adult sponsors who are expected to care for the children and help them attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court.

Japan: PM Shinzo Abe wins party vote, on track for extended term

Shinzo Abe, who surged back to power in 2012 promising to reboot the economy and strengthen defence, defeated former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba in the election for Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) chief, winning 553 votes to Ishiba's 254.

Teen fatally stabs love rival at Detroit-area school in Michigan: Police

The suspect was arrested at the scene and is being held at a police lockup until the arraignment, which could happen Thursday. Dwyer said she probably will be charged with murder.

Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm Olivia passed, but he was hopeful the effects of the storm on his county would be limited.

US invites China to trade talks as tariffs loom: White House adviser

The Trump administration is preparing to activate tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, hitting a broad array of internet technology products and consumer goods from handbags to bicycles to furniture.

Lawyer of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak charged with money laundering

Muhammad Shafee is leading a defence team for Najib who faces charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power at SRC International, a former 1MDB unit. Najib has denied any wrongdoing

Former El Salvador president sentenced to 10 years in prison

During the trial, prosecutors said Saca had appropriated public funds for himself and others, including taking more than $7 million for his former party, the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA).