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Rolling World News: 14 Oct 2016

2000 GMT

US election 2016: Trump faces new sex assault allegations

Two more women have come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault, in the latest such allegations against the embattled Republican nominee.

Kristin Anderson told the Washington Post he reached up her skirt and groped her in a New York club in the 1990s.

Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos said the businessman forced himself on her at a Los Angeles hotel and began “thrusting his genitals”.

1700 GMT

Haiti to hold presidential election in November, after storm delay

Haiti will hold the first round of its delayed presidential election on November 20 to give time for people in areas of the country affected by Hurricane Matthew to recover enough to vote, the president of the electoral council said on Friday.

1625 GMT

CONCACAF gets boost in bid to host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Canada and Mexico’s hopes of hosting the 2026 World Cup were handed a significant boost when European countries were effectively ruled out of bidding by FIFA on Friday.

The FIFA Council also confirmed that co-hosting would be allowed and said there would be no restriction on the number of countries in a given bid.

Discussions on whether to increase the number of teams from 32 to 40 or even 48 teams, plus the tournament format, will continue with a final decision on Jan. 9 or 10.
The deadline for bids for the 2026 World Cup to be submitted is December 2018 with a final decision due in May 2020.

1615 GMT

Infosys cuts revenue outlook again as clients slow spending ahead of U.S. election, Brexit

1600 GMT

Clashes in Somalia kill 11, displace 50,000: U.N.

1550 GMT

Scotland could control its own migration after Brexit, says Scots minister

Scotland may try to wrest control over migration as part of a new enhanced devolution deal once Britain leaves the European Union, Scotland’s minister for EU negotiations said on Friday.
Britain’s vote in June to quit the EU has put renewed strain on the 309-year union between England and Scotland, barely two years after a referendum in which Scots rejected independence.

1530 GMT

Thailand’s King Bhumibol takes final journey past grieving subjects.

1500 GMT

Britain to present UN resolution demanding Yemen ceasefire

1300 GMT

Thousands of passengers were delayed worldwide after a computer glitch temporarily halted departures at United Airlines, the latest in a series of outages to affect rival companies in the industry.

A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, February 7, 2015. REUTERS/LOUIS NASTRO/FILE PHOTO

“Earlier tonight we experienced an issue with our weight reporting system, which caused system wide flight delays,” the airline said in a statement on its Twitter feed late on Thursday in the United States.
“We have resolved the issue and are working to get customers to their destinations as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
Passengers said they had been forced to wait onboard planes or inside terminals as flights were delayed for several hours.
“On the plane for more than an hour, away from the gate and no communication. What’s happening?,” one passenger tweeted.


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