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Mexico vows to meet migrant 'challenge' as caravan hits border

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 1:32pm
Mexico's government on Friday vowed to meet the challenge of a caravan of Central American migrants heading north that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump, who has threatened to shut down the U.S-Mexico border to halt its passage.
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Israeli forces wound 130 Palestinians at Gaza border protest

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 1:06pm
Israeli soldiers shot and wounded 130 Palestinians during protests near the Gaza Strip border on Friday, the enclave's Health Ministry said.
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Commuter train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 12:54pm
A commuter train traveling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said.
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Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 12:53pm
Turkish prosecutors investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi questioned Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Friday, widening the hunt for evidence in a case straining some of Riyadh's oldest alliances.
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Afghanistan election: Female MP refutes 'heavy' make-up news report

BBC News - October 19, 2018 - 12:53pm
An Afghan news channel has focused on female candidates' appearance in the run-up to the parliamentary election.
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U.S. Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion hours before drawing

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 12:23pm
The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumped to a record $1 billion on Friday, hours before the drawing for what is also the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
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Black 'lynching' ad illustrates race overtones, anger in U.S. campaign ads

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 12:16pm
Many political ads in this year's U.S. elections pack an unusually harsh and personal punch - some with racial overtones.
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Consumer staples lead Wall Street rebound

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 12:03pm
U.S. stocks rose broadly on Friday, driven by the consumer staples sector which was helped by Procter & Gamble results, brushing aside growth risk concerns in Europe and political tensions in Saudi Arabia.
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Train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 11:36am
A commuter train traveling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said.
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Amritsar: Scores dead as train mows down crowd

BBC News - October 19, 2018 - 11:34am
The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for a Hindu festival.
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SolarWinds shares rise 3.2 percent in downsized market debut

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 11:34am
SolarWinds Corp's shares rose as much as 3.2 percent in their downsized U.S. market debut on Friday, giving the enterprise software maker a market value of about $4.80 billion.
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Stocks bounce back despite Italy angst; dollar dips

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 11:28am
Stocks rose across the world on Friday with a global index aiming to avoid a fourth consecutive weekly loss, but concerns over Italy's budget weighed on its stocks and bonds.
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Why some sexual abuse survivors will shun Australia's apology

BBC News - October 19, 2018 - 11:23am
The apology to tens of thousands of sexual abuse survivors has left many feeling conflicted.
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Briton faces jail for spraying 'Scouser Lee' on Thai gate

BBC News - October 19, 2018 - 10:58am
Lee Furlong, from Liverpool, is accused of spray painting "Scouser Lee" on the 13th Century landmark.
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Strong corporate earnings power rebound on Wall St

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 10:42am
U.S. stocks rose broadly on Friday, as a raft of strong corporate earnings helped allay concerns over growth risks in Europe and political tensions in Saudi Arabia that drove a 1 percent drop a day earlier.
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Saudi consulate employees in Istanbul give testimony at prosecutor's office: Anadolu

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 9:50am
Employees of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul are giving testimony to at the Turkish prosecutor's office, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Ford CEO seeks to rally dealers as shares sink to new low

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 9:18am
With Ford Motor Co's stock at nearly a nine-year low and the company squeezed by tariffs and trade tensions, Chief Executive Jim Hackett sought to restore confidence among dealers gathered in Las Vegas this week, days ahead of third-quarter results.
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Wall Street set to rebound on strong earnings

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 9:02am
U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Friday as a handful of major U.S. companies posted strong results, helping to relieve concerns about political and growth risks in Europe and Saudi Arabia that drove a 1 percent fall a day earlier.
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Saudi conference boycott over Khashoggi shows political threat to economy

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 8:43am
A Western boycott of a major business conference in Riyadh next week suggests rising political risks in Saudi Arabia could harm its ambitions to attract foreign capital and diversify its economy away from oil.
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Investors sell Italian bonds, bank shares as EU warns on Italy budget

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 8:27am
Investors shed Italian bonds on Friday, driving their yields to 4-year highs while the euro fell to a 2-month low as the European Union called Rome's draft budget an "unprecedented" breach of EU fiscal rules.
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