Trump waives U.S. shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico: spokeswoman

U.S. President Donald Trump waived shipping restrictions on Thursday to help get fuel and supplies to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

  • James May ‘looks like Jeremy Clarkson’ after cutting off long locks
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    James May ‘looks like Jeremy Clarkson’ after cutting off long locks

    Fans say they are going to struggle to tell the difference between the pair.

  • Gunman takes staff hostage at Nuneaton bowling alley
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    Gunman takes staff hostage at Nuneaton bowling alley

    A man armed with a shotgun has taken two members of staff hostage at a bowling alley. Mehdi Amshar, chief executive of MFA Bowl, told Sky News it is believed the gunman is an ex-husband or ex-boyfriend of one of the employees who is being held in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Mr Amshar said all other members of staff are safe and the customers who were inside the bowling alley have left safely.

  • Staunch Remainer Ken Clarke says there is now no way to avert Brexit as he slams 'terrified' political class
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    Staunch Remainer Ken Clarke says there is now no way to avert Brexit as he slams 'terrified' political class

    Conservative former chancellor Ken Clarke has said he believes there is now no way to prevent the UK leaving the EU. The staunch Remainer said there was "little doubt" that Brexit would take place and that a second referendum on any deal would be "folly". Mr Clarke told an audience at the Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics that a "no deal" scenario with the UK crashing out of the EU was "very unlikely".

  • Jamie Oliver: School cake and bake sales send the wrong message
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    The Telegraph

    Jamie Oliver: School cake and bake sales send the wrong message

    Jamie Oliver: School cake and bake sales send the wrong message

  • 'Hidden' Universal Credit Clause Threatens Further Scandal For Government's Welfare Reform
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    'Hidden' Universal Credit Clause Threatens Further Scandal For Government's Welfare Reform

    A “hidden” raid on the self-employed threatens to engulf the government’s Universal Credit reforms in further scandal, as hard-working traders see their incomes hit by hundreds of pounds a year.

  • Fate of British jihadi Abu Sa'eed Al Britani 'could deter others'
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    Fate of British jihadi Abu Sa'eed Al Britani 'could deter others'

    Community leaders from the home town of jihadi Abu Sa'eed Al Britani say evidence suggesting he was imprisoned by Islamic State could deter other young Muslims from travelling to Syria. Sky News has found his name scrawled on a wall of a prison in the recently liberated town of Raqqa, the one-time headquarters of IS. Abu Sa'eed left for Syria in 2014 and is on a UN sanctions list.

  • London T-Charge: Everything you need to know about Sadiq Khan's £10 payment to tackle pollution
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    London T-Charge: Everything you need to know about Sadiq Khan's £10 payment to tackle pollution

    Sadiq Khan’s £10 weekday T-Charge will come into play on Monday in a bid to cut levels of toxic air in central London. The YouGov poll published ahead of the launch showed of 1,053 adults found 74 per cent strongly or tended to support the T-Charge. T-Charge is a £10 emissions surcharge paid in addition to the Congestion Charge for vehicles travelling through central London.

  • Everton vs Arsenal: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds
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    Everton vs Arsenal: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds

    Ronald Koeman spent big on his squad this summer to raise expectations, but the Toffees sit 16th in the table heading into the weekend's action and without a win in four games - losing a bad-tempered Europa League home clash to Lyon on Thursday. The Everton manager arguably needs a result against Arsenal to avoid being sacked, while Arsene Wenger is also under pressure to deliver at Goodison.

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    Deadly tiger shark stalks stranded diver four miles back to shore

    A diver who became separated from his boat has said he is lucky to be alive after swimming miles back to shore while being stalked by a large tiger shark. John Craig was fishing underwater between Denham and Cape Peron in Western Australia when his boat experienced engine problems and was swept away in strong currents. After shouting and splashing in an attempt to alert his crew mate, Mr Craig put his head in the water and saw the 4m (13ft) tiger shark "approaching within arm's reach".

  • Hikers Rescue Dog Trapped in Abandoned Mine Shaft in Fairplay
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    Hikers Rescue Dog Trapped in Abandoned Mine Shaft in Fairplay

    Three hikers rescued a dog they found trapped in an abandoned mine shaft near Fairplay, Colorado. Portia Scovern shared this video of the rescue and follow-up care on October 18. The dog was underweight and dehydrated when she was found. Scovern wrote her boyfriend had been hiking a week before the rescue and heard something from the cave, but continued on his hike. When the hikers returned, the dog barked, which alerted the group to her existence. They shimmied into the shaft and rescued the dog. The dog’s owner was found following the rescue, and Fox 21 reported the dog went missing on October 4. Credit: Facebook/Portia Scovern via Storyful

  • UK's divorce bill figure will come in final Brexit deal - Liam Fox
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    UK's divorce bill figure will come in final Brexit deal - Liam Fox

    Britain can only come up with a figure for a financial settlement with the European Union when Brexit has been agreed, trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, warning leaders not to believe London is bluffing over a no deal. Prime Minister Theresa May won a reprieve last week in the talks to unravel more than 40 years of union, when EU leaders offered a signal that the negotiations could move on to a discussion of future ties in December.

  • A Room With A View actress Rosemary Leach dies aged 81
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    A Room With A View actress Rosemary Leach dies aged 81

    The 81-year-old actress forged a long career on stage and screen, once winning an Olivier Award.

  • Oxford University Islamic professor denies rape allegations by French feminist author
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    Oxford University Islamic professor denies rape allegations by French feminist author

    Oxford University Islamic professor denies rape allegations by French feminist author

  • North Korea’s deadliest weapon? Its hackers | John Naughton
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    North Korea’s deadliest weapon? Its hackers | John Naughton

    North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, celebrates what was said to be the test launch of an intermediate range missile. Photograph: AP

  • Titanic letter recovered from First Class passenger's body sells for world record price 
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    Titanic letter recovered from First Class passenger's body sells for world record price 

    Titanic letter recovered from First Class passenger's body sells for world record price 

  • Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage
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    Reuters

    Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a meeting on Wednesday in Uruguay on chronic diseases attended by both men. At the time, Tedros praised Zimbabwe as "a country that places universal health coverage and health promotion at the centre of its policies to provide healthcare to all".

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    Man arrested by Israeli police after writing 'good morning' on Facebook

    A man in the West Bank was arrested by Israeli police after he wrote "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook and then software mistranslated his words as "attack them". Palestinian builder Halawim Halawi had posted the words with a photo of himself in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit where he works. Facebook's automatic translation software interpreted the post to mean "attack them" in Hebrew and "hurt them" in English, according to Haaretz.

  • All five living former presidents appear together for hurricane relief concert
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    All five living former presidents appear together for hurricane relief concert

    The five living former presidents all appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise cash for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush gathered in College Station, Texas, in a bid to unite the country in compassion.

  • 'This is my country': Cambridge University bans Arabic students travelling to Palestine amid fear of deportation by Israeli security
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    'This is my country': Cambridge University bans Arabic students travelling to Palestine amid fear of deportation by Israeli security

    The University of Cambridge has banned its Arabic students from studying in Palestinian territories as part of their year abroad. The decision comes after a number of Cambridge students travelling there were either interrogated or deported by Israeli security. The Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been occupied by the Israeli state since the Six Day War of 1967.

  • Slaven Bilic given Tottenham and Crystal Palace games to save West Ham job
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    Slaven Bilic given Tottenham and Crystal Palace games to save West Ham job

    Slaven Bilic will be given London derbies against Tottenham and Crystal Palace to save his West Ham job.

  • Bill O'Reilly's Downfall: Amid $32M Harassment Settlement Report, Timeline of Ex-Fox Host's Alleged Misconduct
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    Newsweek

    Bill O'Reilly's Downfall: Amid $32M Harassment Settlement Report, Timeline of Ex-Fox Host's Alleged Misconduct

    The Times, citing unnamed sources briefed on the situation, reported that O'Reilly last January agreed to pay Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl $32 million to settle sexual harassment claims shortly before the network renewed his contract. The Times reported that makes six settlements totaling $45 million for O'Reilly, who was fired (with a golden parachute reportedly worth tens of millions) by Fox in April.

  • National Trust defeats move to ban trail hunting on its land
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    The Guardian

    National Trust defeats move to ban trail hunting on its land

    The National Trust was accused of succumbing to pressure from the hunting lobby after a motion to ban trail hunting on the organisation’s land was narrowly defeated at its annual conference on Saturday, sparking warnings that some members would cancel their subscriptions in disgust. Members, including the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, had backed the motion as a means of prohibiting trail hunting – in which hounds and riders follow a scent path laid earlier – which has long been regarded by animal rights campaigners and others as a means of circumventing the 2004 hunting ban. While the motion was endorsed by 28,629 member votes, with 27,525 against, it was ultimately defeated after the counting of 3,460 proxy votes, which were authorised to be used at the discretion of other members and the trust’s board of trustees.

  • Malta offers 1 million-euro reward to find journalist's killers
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    Malta offers 1 million-euro reward to find journalist's killers

    Malta's government said on Saturday it was offering a reward of 1 million euros ($1.2 million) for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. "This is a case of extraordinary importance which requires extraordinary measures," the government said in a statement. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had told parliament on Wednesday the government would offer a "substantial" reward to anyone with information about the crime but did not say how much would be paid.

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    Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam

    Cans of Spam have become a common item that's being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities. Ra Long, who owns a convenience store in the city, said shoplifters have typically targeted alcohol in the past, but recently more cans of Spam have gone missing, Hawaii News Now reported . Honolulu police said they took a report of a man lifting a case of the canned meat from a store earlier this month.

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2017 week 5 recap: Feel good slapstick and romance make up for Bruno's absence
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    The Independent

    Strictly Come Dancing 2017 week 5 recap: Feel good slapstick and romance make up for Bruno's absence

    It was a generous, colourful evening full of love for Week Five on Strictly Come Dancing, despite the obvious missing firecracker. For the first time in the show’s history, judge Bruno Tonioli was not on the panel this evening. Due to a busy work schedule, Bruno took a week out and each performance was scored out of 30 instead of 40 in his absence.

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