(Reuters) - Hurricane Willa, churning off central Mexico’s Pacific coast, strengthened on Sunday night to a dangerous Category 4 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Willa was about 230 miles (370 km) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes in Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph).

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police on Sunday arrested the author of a book about Egypt’s economy on charges of publishing false news, security sources and the author’s wife said.

Abdul Khalik Farouk’s detention came days after local media reported that draft copies of his book, “Is Egypt Really a Poor Country?”, which includes criticism of the government’s economic policies, were seized by authorities from a publisher.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet with independent lawmakers as early as Monday in a bid to shore up support for his government as it is poised to lose its one seat parliamentary majority.

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - “Halloween” made a killing in North America, earning $77.5 million when the slasher film launched in 3,928 locations.

David Gordon Green’s “Halloween,” a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, obliterated the franchise record opening of $26 million, previously held by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot.

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