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Italy counts the cost as thousands flee twin quakes
Italy was counting the cost Thursday after twin earthquake in the centre of the country forced thousands to flee their homes in terror but "miraculously" did not cause any fatalities. The national civil protection agency described the damage as "very significant" but said they were not aware of anyone trapped under rubble. More than 100 aftershocks rattled the area through the night after the initial two were felt in Rome, some 175km (110 miles) away from the epicentres.
Ford's 3Q profit falls on recall, truck launch
Troubles in Ford Motor Co.'s home market ? including a massive recall and the difficult launch of new heavy-duty pickups ? are hurting the company's bottom line. Ford said Thursday its net income plunged ...
NYC apartment building fire leaves 1 dead, 12 others hurt
US says up to 900 jihadists killed in Mosul battle
The United States said Thursday that up to 900 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq's Mosul, as camps around the city filled with fleeing civilians. The offensive, launched on October 17, is seeing tens of thousands of Iraqi fighters advancing on Mosul from the south, east and north in a bid retake the last major Iraqi city under IS control. "Just in the operations over the last week and a half associated with Mosul, we estimate they've probably killed about 800-900 Islamic State fighters," Votel said in an interview.
Bulldozers level French migrant camp, new life for residents
CALAIS, France (AP) ? Bulldozers began demolishing the makeshift migrant camp in northern France on Thursday, the day after it went up in flames and authorities declared it empty and a mass evacuation over.
Aetna tops Street 3Q expectations, narrows 2016 forecast
Aetna's third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8 percent to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting helped counter higher costs from the health insurer's Affordable Care ...
Twitter beats revenue estimates, cuts 9 percent jobs
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc's quarterly revenue growth slowed sharply in the third quarter but topped analysts' expectations, and the company said it would cut 9 percent of its global workforce. The social network has been struggling to sign up new users amid competition from nimbler rivals such as Instagram and Snapchat. Twitter's shares rose nearly 4 percent to $17.97 in premarket trading on Thursday.
Oil pipeline protesters brace for confrontation with police
Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path. ...
Migrants stranded in Calais Jungle as demolition ramps up
Dozens of migrants stranded in the Calais "Jungle", some of them children, desperately sought a way out Thursday as diggers begin tearing down the last remaining shelters in the burnt-out camp in northern France. The interior ministry said Wednesday that nearly 5,600 migrants had been taken into shelters around France or accepted into Britain -- out of the 6,400 estimated by authorities to have been living in the camp up until this week. Regional security chief Fabienne Buccio said those left in the camp had come from "Germany, Paris and elsewhere" and that registrations for transfer to other parts of France had closed.