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Trump-Clinton head-to-head debate

NEW YORK -- The first live televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ahead of November's presidential election takes place tonight at 01:00GMT.

The anticipation is huge. The audience will be massive, 100 million viewers are expected, and the build-up has been relentless. But the reality is American presidential debates are rarely the "game changers" the pundits and supporters hope they will be.


Battery that could revolutionise renewables

GIGHA -- A wind farm on the Scottish island of Gigha is to be connected to seven giant batteries, a new class of device that could revolutionise renewable energy.

Clinton leads Trump by 2.8% ahead of TV debate

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has an increased lead of 2.8% over her Republican rival Donald Trump, as they go head-to-head on Monday.


Colombia to sign peace deal with FARC rebels

CARTAGENA -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will sign a deal on Monday to end Latin America's longest-running conflict.

To Oct 5: Fate of endangered species in spotlight

JOHANNESBURG -- Delegates from 183 countries are meeting with the aim of preventing endangered species from being hunted and traded into extinction.


Swing states will decide U.S. election

MIAMI -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have poll differences of less than 1.5% in five of 11 swing states, including Florida (0.8%), in the U.S. presidential election.

Natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe

ANKARA -- Russia and Turkey plan to ink a deal to start the Turkish Stream pipeline project, bringing Russian gas to Europe via the Black Sea, bypassing Ukraine.


World Agenda for October available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive screen version.

Oct 14: Anniversary of Battle of Hastings

HASTINGS -- The Battle of Hastings took place 950 years ago in 1066. William the Conqueror’s victory swept away Anglo-Saxon rule, bringing about a new social order.


Contenders for the UN’s top job

UNITED NATIONS -- World leaders attend the UN General Assembly next week, with the choice of the new secretary-general, to replace outgoing Ban Ki-moon, one of the chief topics.

Health becomes major issue in U.S. presidential race

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton kept her medical diagnosis from most of her staff, reportedly concerned that news of her illness would be exploited by Donald Trump.


Sep 30-Oct 2: Final lineups for 41st Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minnesota -- Ryan Moore is the final U.S. captain’s pick to face off against Europe in the famous matchplay tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Sep 29: Europa League matchday 2

BEER-SHEVA, Israel -- Southampton face a 3,700km round trip to Hapoel Beer-Sheva, while Zenit St. Petersburg take on AZ Alkmaar, and Manchester Utd host Zorya Luhansk of Ukraine.


Sep 30-Oct 2: F1 Malaysian Grand Prix

KUALA LUMPUR -- The highly technical Sepang International Circuit combines tight, twisting corners and long high-speed straights with a wide track perfect for overtaking.

Sep 27-28: Champions League matchday 2

LEICESTER -- English champions Leicester City host their first Champions League game, hoping to follow up victory over Club Brugge with a win against Portuguese giants Porto.


Mercedes’ rivals contest F1 Championship

KUALA LUMPUR -- With just six races remaining, Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg leads teammate Lewis Hamilton by eight points in another thrilling season climax.

Sep 30-Oct 2: English Premier League

MANCHESTER -- League leaders Manchester City, aiming for a perfect 11 wins out of 11 matches, visit second-placed Spurs - the last team to have achieved the feat in 1960-61.


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