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Clinton wins final debate, Trump says won't accept election results

"I will look at it at the time," Trump said when asked by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News whether he would concede if he loses, following his claims that the election was "rigged" against him, CNN reported.

"I will keep you in suspense," he added

In response, <g data-gr-id="230">Clinton,</g> said her competitor's remarks were "horrifying" and accused him of taking refuge in the idea that any event that turns out against him -- even an Emmy award that goes to a rival -- was "rigged".

"That is not the way our democracy works," Clinton said, adding "We've been around for 240 years. We have had free and fair elections, accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. And that is what is expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election."

"He is denigrating...he's talking down our democracy," the former Secretary of State added.

According to a CNN/ORC instant poll of debate watchers, Clinton beat Trump 52 per cent to 39 per cent. There was a plus or minus 4 percentage point margin of error.

Trump did outperform expectations, however. Nearly six in 10 viewers said he did better than expected, whereas 44 per cent said the same of Clinton, the poll showed.

The showdown began with the two candidates -- Clinton dressed in an off-white signature pantsuit and Trump in a black suit with a contrasting bright red tie -- taking the stage at University of Nevada's Thomas and Mack Centre without a hand-shake nor a smile.

They debated over issues like, Supreme Court; Second Amendment (protects the rights of people to keep and bear arms) where he hit Clinton for being anti-gun; abortion and the economy where the Manhattan billionaire boasted that as president, he would make the US an economic engine with annual growth rates of 5 or 6 per cent, while if Hillary goes to the White House, growth rates will be less than zero.

Trump went on to slam Clinton over her record as Secretary of State, the controversy over her private email server, and painting her as the symptom of a tired political establishment who had achieved nothing in her 30 years in public life.

<g data-gr-id="206">Clinton</g> she responded by going through her timeline, comparing where she was to where Trump was.

While she was in the Situation Room helping to take out slain Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011, "he was hosting the Celebrity Apprentice", she said.

However, the debate took a turn when Trump and Clinton clashed over the Republican nominee's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Clinton blasted Trump as a "puppet" of Putin and directly called on him to condemn what she said was a Russian effort to use cyberattacks to influence the election in her opponent's favour.

"That's because he (Putin) would rather have a puppet as president of the US," Clinton said, implying that Putin wanted Trump to win the election.

Trump replied that Putin had no respect for Clinton or President Barack Obama.

The Republican nominee said he had never met Putin but agreed that the Russian leader had said nice things about him, and said it would be good if Washington and Moscow worked together to fight the Islamic State (IS) which he said was "born" because of Clinton.

The two nominees also sparred over who was qualified to be President. Moderator Wallace pressed Trump on why so many women had come forward to accuse him of sexual assault if the allegations were not true.

Trump said the claims were "largely debunked". He went on to say that he did not even apologise after the 2005 tape with the lewd comments was leaked because "I did not do anything wrong".

"I think they want either fame or her campaign did it," Trump said.

In response, Clinton said, "Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger. He goes after their dignity and their <g data-gr-id="216">self worth</g>."

Regarding immigration, Trump reiterated his stance to build the wall along the Mexican border.

"We all want the wall...We have to have strong borders. We have to keep drugs out of the country...She wants to have open borders," he implied.

"We have some bad '<g data-gr-id="202">hombres</g>' here, and we're going to get them out," he added.

The former First Lady condemned Trump's "deportation force", which she described as impractical and "an idea that is not in keeping with who we are as a nation".

Trump, in the course of the debate also called Clinton a "nasty woman".

On closing the debate, Clinton said her main area of focus is she was elected would be education, children and family welfare; will work for everyone which will help grow the economy; and will provide protection against powerful corporations.

For his part, Trump stood firmly with his campaign one-liner 'Make America Great Again', will take care of veterans, deport all illegal aliens, more for African-Americans and Latinos; and more employment.

The third and final presidential debate <g data-gr-id="220">was</g> the last face-to-face interaction the two candidates will have before presidential elections next month.

LeEco enters <g data-gr-id="200">US</g>, aims to take on Apple, Netflix, Google (Lead)
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San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) With the aim to take on giants like Apple, Netflix, Google and others, Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco has entered the US with a slew of products that include smartphones, TVs, smart bikes, a video streaming service, concepts for virtual reality headsets and self-driving cars.

At the "Ignite the Eco World" event here on Wednesday, LeEco unveiled an open, integrated internet ecosystem that involves platform, content, apps and connected smart devices.

"We are disrupting several categories and changing the paradigm by breaking down barriers and boundaries between industries and screens to create a better experience and more value for both individuals and industries," YT Jia, founder, chairman and CEO of LeEco, told the media here.

LeEco has partnered with top content providers including Lionsgate, MGM, Showtime, Vice Media, Awesomeness TV and A+E in the US to bring its intuitive Ecosystem User Interface (<g data-gr-id="219">eui</g>) content platform to life.

The interface provides seamless interconnectivity across all LeEco devices by removing the barriers between software, hardware, platform content and apps.

The newly-launched Le Pro3 (priced at $399) is LeEco's flagship smartphone that features <g data-gr-id="193">5.5-inch</g> screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and comes with 2.5D curved edges.

Le Pro3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, sports 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and houses 4,070 mAh battery.

The device has surround-sound powered by Dolby Atmos and Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) technology.

Le S3 smartphone (priced at $249) features a 5.5-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 16MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera.

The Le S3 combines the power of CDLA and Dolby Atmos with in-box Type-C CDLA earphones for the rich audio experience.

Both the smartphones come with three-month EcoPass membership.

LeEco also launched flagship uMax85 4K TV that has <g data-gr-id="223">a 85-inch</g> display and features full array, 448 active local dimming zones, HDR, Dolby Vision, Fluid Motion 1920 Display Technology and Harmon Kardon Audio.

The uMax85 will cost $4,999 and will carry a 12-month free EcoPass membership.

Available in a range of screen sizes including 43, 55 and 65 inches, the Super4 X Series TV's feature HDR, Harman Kardon speakers and 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage.

The 43-inch TV is priced at $649 with 3-month free EcoPass membership. The 55-inch TV costs $899 with 12-month free EcoPass membership and the 65-inch TV costs $1,399 with a 12-month free EcoPass membership.

The smartphones and TVs will be available on through a flash sale from November 2.

LeEco recently acquired hardware and software businesses of US TV company VIZIO Inc. for $2 billion to strengthen its presence in North America as part of its globalisation strategy.

The company also previewed its vision of connected screens that includes smart bikes, virtual reality and self-driving electric vehicles. Last month, LeEco said it had raised $1 billion for its electric car venture.

The LeEco Super Bike is an Android smart bike that offers security, connectivity and a smart riding system. The ExploreVR provides a virtual reality experience for games, apps, movies and TV shows.

The company also showcased "Le SEE", its self-driving electric vehicle with features such as machine-learning of facial, emotion, system and path recognition.

The prototype "Le SEE" car has adjustable seating and a steering wheel that disappears into its dashboard.

"LeEco's ecosystem of advanced smart devices runs on its internet and Cloud platform, LeCloud, which is one of the world's largest video cloud networks," the company said.

However, media reports said that one of its prototype electric cars was involved in a crash during its drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. 

To provide greater value for users, LeEco has created "EcoPass" that brings together high-value benefits including-a two-year warranty for LeEco smartphones and three-years for TVs, 5TB of cloud storage on LeCloud and unlimited storage for photos and videos and unlimited movie viewing on movie viewing service Fandor.

With a unique User Planning to User (UP2U) programme, LeEco gives users a voice in how the ecosystem evolves and the opportunity to co-create the experience and the next-generation of LeEco products.

Jaya completely <g data-gr-id="212">well,</g> will return home soon: AIADMK
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Chennai, Oct 20 (PTI) AIADMK today asserted that its hospitalised supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was "completely well" and will return home soon.

"Amma (Jayalalithaa) has progressed very well under the daily monitoring of Apollo Hospital doctors and specialists and soon she will return home," AIADMK spokesperson C R <g data-gr-id="235">Saraswathy</g> told reporters here.

She said Jayalalithaa, who had dedicated her life <g data-gr-id="189">for</g> public service, was "taking rest" as per doctors' advice.

"Otherwise, she is completely well and will come home soon. God is by her side on her health," she said.

A number of benefits were awaiting the people of Tamil Nadu, she said in an apparent reference to the many pro-people measures launched by the Jayalalithaa government and indicating that more were likely to be announced.

68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration.

A specialist from London besides <g data-gr-id="213">three-member</g> team of doctors from AIIMS, Delhi, had also examined Jayalalithaa, who is being treated for infection with respiratory support.

Meanwhile, former AIADMK minister and BJP leader H V Hande also expressed confidence that Jayalalithaa will return home soon.

Hande visited Apollo Hospitals and said he met the doctors and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, M Thambidurai.

He was informed that the passive physiotherapists were taking good care to Jayalalithaa, he said.

"I am confident she will return home within a week or 10 days," Hande, who had served as Health Minister in the MG Ramachandran-led AIADMK government, said.

Meanwhile, party workers and supporters of Jayalalithaa continued holding special prayers in temples, churches and mosques across the state, wishing for her speedy recovery.

India <g data-gr-id="236">rise</g> to best FIFA rankings in 6 years
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New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) The Indian football team achieved its best FIFA ranking in over six years when the side jumped 11 places to be 137th in the latest list released today.

India, who defeated 114th ranked Puerto Rico in an International Friendly in Mumbai in September, garnered 230 points for the month.

In August 2010, India <g data-gr-id="195">were</g> ranked 137th which stayed India's best ever FIFA Ranking since then.

National Coach Stephen Constantine sounded delighted but wasn't willing to read too much into it.

"When I came over for my second stint, one of my tasks was to improve our FIFA Rankings. With the results which we have had so far, it is clear that we have succeeded," he told

"It's been a total Team effort. Unless <g data-gr-id="239">Mr.</g> Patel (AIFF President Praful Patel) and <g data-gr-id="241">Mr.</g> Das (AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das) allowed me to do the things and the manner I wanted it to be done, this won't have been possible ever," he stressed.

"But this is just the beginning of the long-term plan which we envisage for Indian Football. I am certainly not over the moon as I feel my Team can achieve much more," he stated.

India <g data-gr-id="232">were</g> ranked 171st when Constantine took over as National Coach for the second time in February last year and slipped to 173rd in March even before Constantine could have his first game in-charge against Nepal, which India eventually won 2-0 on aggregate.

Constantine mentioned about the impact the national team has made after reducing the average age from around 32 to 24.

"We have been able to reduce the average age of the team from around 32 to 24 which is very significant indeed," he quipped.

"The AIFF Academies were set with a purpose and if you look at my Team, there is continuity. We have introduced so many youngsters from the AIFF Youth Development setup and also from the AIFF scouting network," he maintained.
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