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  • South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

    October 20, 2017 2:48 AM 5

    South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. A state commission, based on a survey of 471 jurors selected across the country, recommended finishing construction of the Shin Kori-5 and Shin Kori-6 reactors

  • Dollar rises after U.S. Senate passes budget blueprint

    October 20, 2017 2:30 AM 4

    SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The dollar and the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose on Friday, after the U.S. Senate voted to approve a budget blueprint that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. Against the yen, the dollar rose 0.6 percent on the day to to 113.17 yen. It hit a high of 113.315 yen at one point

  • TABLE-China Q3 economic growth breakdown, by major sector

    October 20, 2017 2:30 AM 5

    BEIJING, Oct 20 (Reuters) - China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the third quarter, a slight slowdown from 6.9 percent in the second quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday. Following is a table of NBS data published on Friday showing a breakdown of third quarter GDP by major sector, with year-on-year growth rates for each. 3Q2017 2Q2017 1Q2017 4Q2016 3Q2016 2Q2016 GDP 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.7 Primary

  • Tavares helps Islanders beat struggling Rangers 4-3 in SO

    October 20, 2017 2:29 AM 7

    NEW YORK (AP) - John Tavares came through in the shootout and helped the New York Islanders keep up their recent domination of their struggling crosstown rivals. Tavares got the deciding goal in the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 win Thursday night, beating the Rangers for the eighth time in the last nine games. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Mathew

  • Stan Collymore questioned about Ulrika Jonsson attack during Newsnight FA sexism debate

    October 20, 2017 1:39 AM 13

    NEWSNIGHT has drawn criticism after inviting a former England footballer onto the programme for a discussion of racism and sexism in the sport, despite an admission he attacked Ulrika Jonsson. Stan Collymore appeared on last night’s programme to discuss sexism and racism in football following a Parliamentary hearing that saw FA chiefs admit former England

  • Alaska rescue group takes in alligator that outgrew bathtub

    October 20, 2017 12:44 AM 2

    WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub. KTUU-TV reports that a Wasilla resident called 911 this week after realizing that the more than 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) alligator named Allie couldn't live in a tub anymore. Rescue group Valley Aquatics took Allie

  • Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask out with concussion

    October 20, 2017 12:40 AM 2

    BOSTON (AP) - Boston goalie Tuukka Rask is sidelined because of a concussion, forcing the Bruins to call up goalie Zane McIntyre from Providence of the American Hockey League. General manager Don Sweeney said Thursday that Rask sustained the concussion during practice Wednesday. Anton Khudobin got the start Thursday night against the Vancouver Canucks

  • WHAT BOOK would rockstar and airline pilot Bruce Dickinson take to a desert island?

    October 20, 2017 12:38 AM 2

    H. G. WELLS’ The Shape Of Things To Come and The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. The H. G. Wells is curiously relevant to these funny old Brexit times. Pullman is brilliant, with stunning bits of prose. the collective works of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. On a desert island I’d like to think it would have a good scary effect! Thomas The Tank Engine

  • Virgin flight from Melbourne forced to make emergency landing after hitting an EAGLE

    October 20, 2017 12:21 AM 4

    A passenger plane bound for Brisbane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Melbourne airport after it hit a large bird, believed to be an eagle. Virgin Australia flight VA319 made the emergency landing at 9.45am on Friday after the pilot decided to turn back, suspecting the plane hit a bird mid-flight. 'Upon suspecting a bird strike, the pilot

  • Neighbours hear screams as flatmates try desperately to save a man, 25, from Melbourne house fire

    October 20, 2017 12:18 AM 2

    A young man has died after becoming trapped in a house fire despite the desperate attempts of his housemates to save him. Emergency services arrived at the Camberwell home in Melbourne's eastern suburbs just after 12.30am on Friday, after multiple calls from neighbours. Dean Holzer said he woke to terrified screams and rushed to wake his children and inspect