Hillary Clinton accepts historic Democratic presidential nomination

Philadelphia: Promising a populist agenda to build a better nation based on unity, Hillary Clinton on Thursday night accepted the Democratic Party's historic presidential nomination making her the first women candidate of a major US party and challenged Republican rival Donald Trump on what she said was his message of hate and divisiveness. "It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States," Clinton said to thunderous applause at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia. "Your cause is our cause," she declared as her party members waved placards and flags and roared their support. "Our country needs your ideas and commitment." She promised to take on Wall Street, large corporations and the rich to make them pay their fair share of taxes and treat workers fairly. The former First Lady also said she would penalise corporations that send jobs abroad and hit out at Trump for having some of his products manufactured abroad, mentioning picture frames made in India. At the same time she promised stern against terrorism, but by working with allies. Clinton said she would strike the Islamic State (IS) terror group from the air and empower allies to defeat them, while countering its appeal to youth.