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In speech of her life, Clinton seeking to dispel doubts PHILADELPHIA: Democrat Hillary Clinton will make her case for the White House on Thursday night, taking the stage at her nominating convention to try to dispel doubts about her character and restore her battered image.In the biggest speech of her more than 25-year career in public service, Clinton will sound the themes that will propel her campaign against Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election. It will be Clinton's turn in the spotlight after days of electrifying speeches by party heavyweights such as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama praising Clinton and cautioning that Trump would be dangerous and divisive. "Tonight in her speech, Hillary is going to stitch together each of these themes and talk about how this election is really a moment of reckoning for the voters," Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told reporters. "Are we going to succumb to some ...

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US-led coalition raids kill 15 civilians in Syria: monitor BEIRUT: At least 15 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in air strikes by a US-led coalition in Syria on Thursday, a monitor said.The strikes hit a northern town controlled by the Islamic State militant group, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights."Airstrikes by international coalition fighter jets after midnight (Thursday morning) on the town of Ghandoura killed at least 15 civilians and wounded dozens," said the monitoring group's head, Rami Abdel Rahman.The town lies ...

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Trump to Republicans: 'Don't watch' Democratic convention PHILADELPHIA: The Democratic National Convention has racked up more daily viewers than the Republican confab a week earlier, prompting Donald Trump's campaign to urge its supporters not to watch rival Hillary Clinton's Thursday night speech.Data compiled by ratings agency Nielsen show the Democratic event in Philadelphia handily outperforming the Republican convention in Cleveland.Clinton will accept the Democratic nomination later Thursday, but Trump's team exhorted Republicans to steer clear."Unless you want to be lied to, belittled ...

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Spain king tasks acting PM Rajoy with forming new government MADRID: Spain's king tasked acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Thursday with the delicate mission of forming a government and unblocking seven months of political paralysis after a second round of inconclusive elections.Rajoy told reporters King Felipe VI had asked him if he would attempt to form a government, adding he had "accepted this assignment" and would work to get the support he needs -- a challenge as most other parties refuse to back him.The country ...

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Ford shares tumble on gloomy outlook NEW YORK: Ford warned Thursday that it could miss its 2016 profit forecast due to a cooling of the US auto boom, which has forced car dealerships to boost incentives.Ford, which had described the first quarter of 2016 as "absolutely terrific," offered a much more subdued outlook as it cautioned that higher discounts in the critical North American market would limit profitability.Dealers throughout the auto industry have boosted incentives as sales have ebbed, Ford chief ...