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Michael Bloomberg calls Trump 'dangerous demagogue'

Michael Bloomberg. Credit: Reuters

Attacks on Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump abounded on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, with former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissing him as a "dangerous demagogue".

Endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Mr Bloomberg said the richest thing about Mr Trump is his "hypocrisy".

"There are times when I disagree with Hillary Clinton," he said. "But let me tell you - whatever our disagreements may be, I've come here to say we must put them aside for the good of our country.

"And we must unite around the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue."

Joe Biden: Donald Trump's cynicism is unbounded

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's "cynicism is unbounded", US Vice-President Joe Biden has said.

Speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Mr Biden launched a scathing attack on the billionaire tycoon, accusing of him of being inconsiderate and out of touch with ordinary Americans.

"His lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in a phrase I suspect he's most proud of having made famous: "You're fired."

"How can there be pleasure in saying you're fired? He's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class - give me a break.

"That's a bunch of malarkey. He has no clue about what makes America great. Actually he has no clue period."

In contrast, the vice-president sought to recast the image of Mrs Clinton as a remote establishment figure by maintaining that she could relate to the problems of ordinary citizens.

Hillary understood that for years, millions of people went to bed staring at the the ceiling, thinking 'oh my god, what if I get breast cancer or he has a heart attack, I will lose everything, what will we do then?'

– US Vice-President Joe Biden

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Obama's legacy partly defined by who succeeds him

Barack Obama's legacy will be partly defined by who follows him as US president, according to ITV News' Washington correspondent Robert Moore.

Mr Obama will be campaigning for Hillary Clinton all over the country in the run-up to the election in November, as Robert Moore reports from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

German police arrest Algerian Islamic State sympathiser

German Federal Police have arrested a missing Algerian refugee who made statements sympathising with a gunman who killed nine people in Munich.

The 19-year-old man also made statements sympathising with the so-called Islamic State, but authorities said they have no evidence the man had any concrete plans or ties to the militant group.

Police said the man fled a psychiatric facility on Wednesday shouting: "I'll blow you up."

He was arrested at the main train station in the city of Bremen after an extensive manhunt that led to the evacuation of a local shopping centre.

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