November 2016

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Delta bans passenger for life after pro-Trump outburst at Clinton supporters

Video on Twitter shows man yelling in the middle of an airplane aisle about Hillary bitches as he claps and shouts Donald Trumps name Delta Air Lines is banning for life a passenger who professed his support for President-elect Donald Trump on a flight to Pennsylvania and insulted those who did not, the companys CEO […]

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Texas A&M confirms white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at university

Alt-right figure invited to campus by former student, not university, which defends event on grounds of free speech despite protests Texas A&M University has confirmed that Richard Spencer, a prominent figure in the white nationalist alt-right movement, will be allowed to speak at the university, despite protests against his appearance. Spencer hosted a widely criticized […]

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Donald Trump threatens to freeze US-Cuba thaw days after Castro’s death

President-elect tweets he would terminate deal as incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus hints at reimposing sanctions if there are not greater political reforms Donald Trump has threatened to reimpose sanctions on Cuba that had been lifted by the Obama administration, but has provided no details or explanation. The threat came like many of the […]

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Standing Rock protest: North Dakota governor orders immediate evacuation

Governor orders thousands of activists to leave the encampment, citing harsh winter conditions, but does not authorize police to carry out evacuation North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple ordered the immediate evacuation of the main encampment of activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline, but a state official said he would not authorize law enforcement to carry […]

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Iran military vessel pointed weapon at US helicopter, Pentagon officials say

Officials says incident took place in Strait of Hormuz on Saturday and The behavior by our standards is provocative A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a US military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz at the weekend, two US defense officials have told Reuters, an action they described as unsafe […]

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Texas faces first case of Zika transmitted by local mosquitoes, officials say

State becomes second, after Florida, to see local mosquitoes spreading virus but officials knew it was only a matter of time, says health commissioner Health officials have announced the first case of Zika arriving in Miami, Florida. Zika can cause severe birth defects in pregnant women infected with the disease. We knew it was only […]

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The most important meal of the day? How bacon lobbyists and religion created breakfast as we know it

Weve tied all sorts of ills to a failure to sit down to a hearty breakfast. But research and history show that skipping our granola bowl does not, in fact, harm our health Until very recently, common wisdom held that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Weve anecdotally tied all sorts of […]

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Swap driving licence for cheap noodles, Japan urges older motorists

Country tries to fight worrying rise in accidents caused by over-75s by offering discounts on ramen if they give up driving Police in Japans rapidly ageing population, an estimated 17 million Japanese aged 65 or over hold drivers licences. Of those, 4.8 million are over 75 compared with 2.4 million in 2005. Many accidents involve […]

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Ral Castro: where will Fidel’s brother and successor take Cuba next?

The 85-year-old has steered Cuba through stormy waters since taking over from Fidel, but his death and Trumps presidency will test him as never before Ral Castro has spent most of his life in his brothers shadow, but he has proved a more than capable successor as Cuban president. A cautious pragmatist to Fidels charismatic […]

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World’s oldest person: last living human born in 1800s prepares to turn 117

Italian Emma Morano, whose life spans three centuries, says her secret to longevity is not eating much because I have no teeth Emma Morano, the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century, is preparing to celebrate her 117th birthday. Born on 29 November 1899, she is the worlds oldest living person […]

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