QWorld: Clinton Reasserts Position in Presidential Race and More

Read the headlines from around the globe on The Quint’s morning wrap.

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US Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Reuters)

1. Clinton’s Debate Showing may Dampen Calls for Biden

US Vice President Joe Biden faces altered political dynamic after Hillary Clinton reasserts her command of the Democratic Party presidential race during the debate that may leave little room for him to run.

2. Twitter Poaches Google Executive Kordestani for Chairman Post

Twitter lures Google executive Omid Kordestani to become the social media company’s executive chairman, latest step in company’s turnaround efforts under Jack Dorsey, who last week was named permanent CEO.

3. Israel Sets up East Jerusalem Roadblocks in Bid to Stem Attacks

Israel sets up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and deploys soldiers across the country in an effort to stop the wave of Palestinian knife attacks.

4. VW Veteran Lined up to be North America Boss Quits

The man Volkswagen lines up to head its North American business resigns, dealing a blow to the German carmaker’s efforts to recover from the scandal over its rigging of US diesel emissions tests.

5. US, Russia Finalising Document on Syria Air Safety: US Official

US and Russian militaries are finalising the memorandum of understanding that sets out basic air safety procedures in skies above Syria, an US official says after the latest round of talks between former Cold War foes.

6. Turkish PM Sees Islamic State or PKK Links to Ankara Bombing

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tells Reuters some of the suspects in suicide bombings that kill 97 people in Ankara spent months in Syria and that they could be linked to Islamic State or to Kurdish militants.

7. Obama Sends US Troops, Drones to Cameroon in Anti-Boko Haram Fight

United States is sending 300 US troops, along with surveillance drones, to Cameroon to bolster West African effort to counter Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, US officials say.

8. Myanmar to Sign Ceasefire Agreement With Eight Armed Groups

Cease-fire agreement between eight of Myanmar’s armed ethnic groups and government is set to be signed Thursday, culmination of more than two years of negotiations aimed at bringing end to majority of the country’s long-running conflicts.

9. ‘Cute Furball’ is Best-Preserved Mammal From Dinosaur Age

Scientists unearth in Spain stunningly well- preserved fossil of furry chipmunk-sized critter with tiny hedgehog-like spines that lived 125 million years ago. It’s the best-preserved mammal from age of dinosaurs.

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