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Heathrow Third Runway Close To Getting Government Green Light

Mick Rix, national officer of the union, said: "It's time for Theresa May to stop faffing and approve the process of expanding Heathrow so that it can remain the world class airport hub the United Kingdom needs it to be". "Clearly it is an important decision to get right so that future generations can benefit". In a clear acknowledgement of the differences within Cabinet over Heathrow expansion, Mrs May's official spokeswoman later said that "a range of views" had been expressed by ministers.

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Police van rams into protesters on wednesday

The vehicle then sprinted forward twice over a space of about 60ft, barrelling through the scattered protesters. The disturbing footage showed rallyists being run over by the police van, while other protesters threw objects at the officer's vehicle.

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Turkish air raid kills as many as 200 Kurdish militia

Turkish tanks entered northern Syria in August in part to help Syrian rebels fight ISIS. However, a predominantly Kurdish political party in Turkey, the HDP, said 14 people, including four civilians, were killed. On Wednesday, Turkey launched dozens of air strikes on the American-backed Kurdish fighters, highlighting the conflicting agendas of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members Ankara and Washington in an increasingly complex battlefield.

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Moscow title gives Kuznetsova the last WTA Finals berth

Probably. Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova kisses her trophy. While the 22-year-old, who knocked out 2014 champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarter-finals, was seeking her first WTA title - Kuznetsova has already won 16. Before the match I had the energy and the desire to play. Despite scrappy play from Gavrilova, she couldn't match Kuznetsova's power. "I really wanted to show my best tennis here and I´m happy that everything worked well".

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Ethiopia blames Egypt and Eritrea over unrest

Rights advocate, Felix Horne , said as more people were killed in protests this year, the government should urgently change course to prevent more bloodshed. Mulatu Gemechu, deputy chairperson of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, told Reuters that the unrest could worsen if security forces were to be granted more powers and expand their presence in Oromiya.

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All Tesla cars to have autonomous capability

Musk said, "By the end of 2017, a Tesla would be able to drive in full autonomous mode from Los Angeles to NY without the need for a single touch on the wheel". Tesla cars with older autonomous hardware will continue to be updated but will not be capable of achieving full autonomy. Tesla says the 12 sensors can "see" objects at almost twice the distance compared to the sensors on current Tesla cars.

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German FM: 8-hour ceasefire in Aleppo to be insufficient

Thus, the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian army will stop delivering strikes from 08:00 a.m.to 16:00 Moscow time on October 20, Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoi, the chief of the main operations directorate of the Russian General Staff, said.

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China-Philippine united front on South China Sea

I am separated from them, so I will be dependent on you for all time. "In terms of economic (ties), we are not stopping trade, investment with America". The Chinese government has also renewed permits with 27 Philippine companies exporting tropical fruits, including mangoes. He alleged that the European Union threatened to cut aid to the Philippines if he fails to account for those killed in his war against drugs.

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West Indies stumbles to 106-4 after Pakistan posts 452

He had his off-stump floored by Sohail Khan who angled the ball away from the left-hander to beat his outside edge and give Pakistan their second wicket of the morning. Younis completed his century off 169 balls when he square cut offspinner Roston Chase for his eighth boundary before he fell to a exhausted slog sweep off Brathwaite and holed out in the deep.

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Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive

Britain, which requested the one-day session along with allies including the United States in order to set up a special inquiry on Aleppo, sought to shame Russian Federation for its air strikes on Aleppo. The analyst also stated since the UN Human Rights Council has adopted this resolution which is a "partisan measure", Russian Federation may want to introduce its own resolution which includes all of Syria.

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Iraqi general calls on militants in Mosul to surrender

More than 900 civilians have fled the Iraqi city of Mosul across the border into Syria, the United Nations said Wednesday as US -backed Iraqi forces continued to advance on the ISIS stronghold. The Iraqi government announced an operation to re-take Mosul from IS last Sunday. The US-led coalition is providing airstrikes in support of the operation, and more than 100 American soldiers are embedded with Iraqi forces, with hundreds more serving in a support role.

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Kurdish Region Interior Minister Says Iraqi Forces Around 5KM From Mosul

Neighboring towns Kar-em-lash and Bartella were also seized. Islamic State captured large chunks of Iraqi territory in a blitz attack in mid-2014. Over the last week, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have been battling IS in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages around Mosul, contending with roadside bombs, snipers and suicide truck bombs.

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Iraqi forces fight off ISIS on the road to Mosul

Kurdish fighters told reporters at the scene they had entered Bashiqa, but journalists were not being allowed into the town. The province, considered to be the gateway to Mosul was a densely populated area housing more than 60 000 people befor the ISIL takeover, has been under ISIL control since 2014.

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Iraq gov't army retakes Christian region held by militant group

The Kurds assumed control of Mosul in 2014, when the Iraqi army and police crumbled in the face of a lightning IS advance across northern Iraq . "We know ISIL has no regard for human life, which is why it is incumbent upon the Iraqi Government to do its utmost to protect civilians".

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At least 80 killed in IS assault on Kirkuk

Operation Inherent Resolve, the official name of the US-led anti-Daesh coalition, said in a statement on Saturday it had provided more than 24,000 protective chemical masks to the Iraqi security forces and the allied Kurdish peshmerga fighters during training for the Mosul offensive.

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Lady Gaga nearly quit music after Artpop

The pressure is high for Lady Gaga: three years of waiting since the relative success of his latest album ( artpop , ed.) At 30, the artist began a musical turn more intimate, far, far away from the insane and extrovert singer ran from one end to the other of the scene or climbed on his piano.

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At Least 70 Die In Train Derailment In Cameroon; Hundreds Injured

The President of the Republic, Paul Biya decreed that Monday 24 October 2016 will be a day of national morning following the Camrail - Intercity Train derailment that occurred on 21 October 2016 at Eseka in the Nyong and Kelle Division of the Centre Region.

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Closing in on Mosul

As the assault on Kirkuk was underway, an airstrike hit a funeral procession in the town of Daquq to the south, killing 17 people, mainly women and children, and wounding another 50, said Daquq Mayor Amir Khodakram. A USA military officer said the Islamic State group has set up a multi-layered defense in and around Mosul . Iraqi commander Qusay Hamid Kadhem told AFP that two civilians had died from the gas, while "many others" were left injured.

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McLean County Clerk: Early voting ballots steadily being cast

Although ballots can be cast early, they won't be counted until Election Day, when they will be included in the votes for the appropriate precinct. More than 3. The S.C. Republican Party has mailed more than 250,000 forms to request an absentee ballot application to "known Republicans" in the Palmetto State, said Chairman Matt Moore.

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Iranian President criticizes 2016 United States presidential election

The U.S. presidential election has a new critic: the president of Iran. "You see the United States that claims it has had democracy for more than 200 years", he said in comments broadcast live by state TV. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump's three televised debates have been characterised by increasing animosity towards each other.

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North Korea conducted failed ballistic missile test, U.S. military says

It is unclear in which direction the missile was meant to be launched. "The missile exploded in the air just seconds after launch". The US military said the missile did not pose a threat to North America. Ross said the United States called on North Korea to "refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region". The USS Ronald Reagan enters the South Korean Navy's operational headquarters in Busan on Sunday.

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Even without Big Ben, Steelers pose a hazard to Patriots

And the New England star is far from the only one that wanted to see Roethlisberger's familiar No. 7 run out of the tunnel for the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday for what looked as if - at least until a week ago - one of the top games of the season in the AFC.

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Bridge case defendant: Christie not told of political angle

On the eve of Bridget Anne Kelly's expected testimony about her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal, her defense attorney sought once again to establish that the former deputy to Governor Christie was caught in a wide conspiracy reaching straight to the governor himself.

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Hillary Clinton polls today: The Democratic presidential nominee's lead has grown

She does not believe Clinton will deliver. However, we question the common assumption that any conventional Republican would be trouncing Ms. Clinton - especially because most of the Republicans usually cited were themselves trounced by the man now trailing the Democratic nominee.

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Missiles fired again at U.S. ship near Yemen

And it comes just days after a USA warship fired Tomahawk missiles into Yemen to destroy three radar sites that Pentagon leaders believed played a role in the earlier attacks against the ships. She said in a statement that all ships and sailors were safe, without elaborating. It did not identify the U.S. nationals. "Our sailors and ships are unharmed, and we are still assessing the situation".

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Sen. John McCain spilled the beans on Supreme Court

The result has been that Obama's nominees have faced the longest average wait for Senate confirmation since the Reagan Administration . Facing re-election, Sen. With Republican nominee Donald Trump well behind in the polls, Flake sounded ready to make good on his earlier position and take the vote on Merrick Garland that the Republican Party has delayed for seven months.

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Turkey: Army Kills Up To 200 YPG Fighters In Aleppo

Turkish air strikes hit a group of Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), the military wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), fighters allied to USA -backed militia late on October 18, which the Syrian statement called an act of "blatant aggression".

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U.S. says two Americans detained in Yemen released

The White House says it is reviewing its support for Saudi-led forces in Yemen in the wake of Saturday's strike, which killed at least 140 people by one count. "All Americans should be proud of them", he said. The Houthis, who are battling the internationally-recognized government of Yemen President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi, denied any involvement in the previous attempt to strike the USS Mason.

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Multiple injuries in Portland, Ore. gas explosion

The most significant injury to a firefighter was a broken leg that required surgery. The utility says all structures within 300 feet of the blast have been inspected. Bagel shop owner Rik Bartel said that Wednesday had been payday for his 13 employees, so he hopes to be permitted back into the store soon to make payroll for his staff.

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Ban Pakistani Actors? Dia Mirza Says It's Unfair To Target Films

Yesterday, Fadanavis mediated a meeting between MNS chief Raj Thackarey and the makers of the film, at his residence "Varsha" in Mumbai to cool tempers and facilitate the smooth release of the movie after MNS called off its agitation. This is not the first time that the MNS chief has created a ruckus and then withdrawn or mellowed down its opposition. Johar arrived for the meeting accompanied by Film and TV Producers Guild of India chief Mukesh Bhatt, filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala, UTV motion ...

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He Latest: UN says more than 4000 have fled Iraq's Mosul

The large city, which lies in an oil-producing region around 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of Baghdad , woke up on Friday to find jihadists roaming the streets of several neighborhoods. The U.S. service member killed this week was the fourth U.S. combat death in Iraq since the U.S. began military operations against IS in August 2014.

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U.S. election: Trump will accept result 'if I win'

Donald Trump would not say that he will accept the results of the upcoming presidential elections if he should lose to Hillary Clinton when asked by moderator Chris Wallace at last night's third and final debate. Trump also said Thursday that he was only refusing to make a blanket statement concerning the results of the election because he wants "fairness during the election".

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Wisconsin Republicans to Trump: Respect results

This week the businessman and former reality TV star has revved up his argument that this year's election is "rigged" and the result may be tipped by voter fraud. And Trump today accused Clinton of political cheating. Even though there was no handshake, for the first third of the debate, it was mostly civil exchange on domestic issues like gun control, abortion rights and immigration.

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Gunbattles rage in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk after ISIL attack

Few officials believe the fight for Mosul will end quickly. On October 17, Abadi announced the start of a huge offensive to retake Mosul , Iraq's second city and the last major extremists stronghold in the country. The region's population fled in the summer of 2014, when Islamic State swept in. The United Nations says Mosul could require the biggest humanitarian relief operation in the world, with worst-case scenario forecasts of up to a million people being uprooted.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

Shares of other media companies, such as Discovery Communications Inc., Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. and AMC Networks Inc., rose after news of the Time Warner deal broke. Owning Time Warner could help AT&T with those ambitions. Regulators would have to sign off on the deal. And the company is preparing to launch a streaming version of cable, called DirecTV Now , that will let people stream dozens of TV channels for a monthly fee.


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