U.S. pastor appeals for release, lifting of travel ban: Lawyer

Andrew Brunson, a Christian American pastor standing trial in Turkey on terrorism charges, has appealed to a Turkish court to release him from house arrest and lift his travel ban, his lawyer told Reuters on Monday.

  • When do the clocks go back for winter? What time and date?
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    When do the clocks go back for winter? What time and date?

    It’s that time of year again when the clocks go back for winter, gifting people an extra hour in bed. It followed years of campaigning by builder William Willett who published a leaflet called “The Waste of Daylight”, arguing that moving the clocks back in the summer would save on energy costs and give people longer to enjoy outdoors. Daylight saving time (DST) was eventually introduced by the Government the year after Mr Willett died, in a bid to save fuel during the war.

  • Meghan Markle's maternity wardrobe: Australia royal tour
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    Meghan Markle's maternity wardrobe: Australia royal tour

    On Tuesday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex embarked on the first day of their official tour of Australia. Not only is it the royal couple’s first official tour since getting married in May. But upon landing in Sydney, the couple also announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in spring 2019. For their first day in Sydney, Meghan arrived at Admiralty House in a simple white shift dress.

  • Kia Stinger – surprise package saloon from Korea on long-term test
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    Kia Stinger – surprise package saloon from Korea on long-term test

    Our car: Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI GT-Line S List price when new: £36,470 OTR Price as tested: £36,470 Official fuel economy: 35.8mpg (EU Combined)

  • Suspect in Bulgarian murder case extradited from Germany
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    Suspect in Bulgarian murder case extradited from Germany

    Germany has extradited the suspect in the killing of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova to Bulgaria, an Interior Ministry official said on Wednesday.  Bulgarian Severin Krasimirov, is to be charged in person with the rape and murder of 30-year-old Marinova, whose body was found in a park in her Danube hometown of Ruse in on Oct 6. Prosecutors have said evidence did not indicate Marinova's death was related to her work and pointed to a random sexual crime although they are still investigating all possibilities.

  • Here are 9 competitors for the new 2019 BMW 3 Series
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    Here are 9 competitors for the new 2019 BMW 3 Series

    From Alfa Romeo to Volkswagen, there are plenty of automakers that would love to take down the new 3 Series.

  • Brexit latest: Theresa May said 'nothing new' at Brussels summit, claims European Parliament president
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    Brexit latest: Theresa May said 'nothing new' at Brussels summit, claims European Parliament president

    Theresa May said nothing "substantially new in content" when she addressed leaders in Brussels on Wednesday, the president of the European parliament has claimed. The Prime Minister addressed a number of key figures from the European Union to discuss Brexit negotiations. The summit was arranged due to plateaus in talks around several issues, including the Irish border.

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    Chaka Khan named 2019 Rose Parade grand marshal

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chaka Khan has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme, "The Melody of Life."

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    Turkmenistan opens $3.4 billion chemical plant

    KIYANLY, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has opened a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan feed cows at drought-hit Aussie farm
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    Prince Harry and Meghan feed cows at drought-hit Aussie farm

    Prince Harry and Meghan visit a family farm near Dubbo. Desipte rainfall that same day, many Australian farms are suffering from a two-year drought.

  • Here's how the US's iconic World War II jeep stacks up to the modern Humvee
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    Here's how the US's iconic World War II jeep stacks up to the modern Humvee

    The High-Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle, better known as the Humvee, is one of the most ubiquitous and iconic vehicles in military history. Between 1984 and 2012, 281,000 Humvees have been produced and the line is still running. The Willys MB had a top speed of up to 65 miles per hour and could go 300 miles on a single tank of gas.

  • VW to overhaul sales model to compete with Tesla
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    VW to overhaul sales model to compete with Tesla

    It will accompany the upcoming line of ID electric cars and cover sales as well as a new car-sharing program.

  • Ocean plastic now polluting shipwrecks and desecrating war graves of servicemen lost at sea, warn divers
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    Ocean plastic now polluting shipwrecks and desecrating war graves of servicemen lost at sea, warn divers

    Plastic pollution is now choking up historical shipwrecks and desecrating the war graves of servicemen lost at sea, divers have warned.

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    Son-in-law who ordered Monaco heiress' murder gets life sentence

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - A French court handed a life sentence on Wednesday to the Polish son-in-law of a wealthy Monaco heiress who ordered her murder in an apparent attempt to acquire an inheritance. Helene Pastor, 77, died from wounds sustained during an ambush in 2014 in the French Riviera city of Nice, near Monaco, when a gunman fired through the windows of her car. The court in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, found Wojciech Janowski, a businessman and previously Poland's honorary consul in Monaco, guilty of both murders.

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    Illinois AG candidate: Harassment leads many to promiscuity

    Republican Erika Harold is stressing her experience as an anti-bullying advocate as she seeks the job of Illinois' top legal officer, running campaign ads and giving speeches to students about her own painful experiences. The topic also was her platform as the 2003 Miss America, a title that she says helped pay her way through Harvard Law School. Shortly after winning the crown in September 2002, Harold spoke at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, where she said she wanted her platform to be sexual abstinence — the platform she used to become Miss Illinois — but that pageant officials rejected it and asked her to speak about youth violence and bullying instead.

  • U.S. first lady's plane lands safely after smoke filled cabin
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    U.S. first lady's plane lands safely after smoke filled cabin

    “They had a problem, but she’s fine,” Trump said in an interview on Fox Business News. The plane had a "minor mechanical issue," after the plane took off for Philadelphia, the first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in an emailed statement. Trump was scheduled to visit the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital there and meet with families affected by prenatal opioid use as part of her "Be Best" campaign.

  • Six-year-old boy wins right to sue over father's death in diving accident
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    Six-year-old boy wins right to sue over father's death in diving accident

    A six-year-old boy has won the right to sue a dive charter company for negligence over the death of his father. Lex Warner, 50, from Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, died in 2012 during a diving expedition near Cape Wrath in Scotland. In a unanimous judgment the Supreme Court has now ruled there is no time-bar for Ms Warner to take legal action as the guardian of her son.

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    Stocks come back from early losses as trading remains shaky

    U.S. stocks have mostly recovered from an early loss Wednesday as banks trade higher, canceling out losses for technology companies and retailers. Homebuilders are sinking after the Commerce Department said construction of new homes dropped in September, and retailers are also sharply lower. Netflix rose after reporting big subscriber gains, which relieved investors after the stock slumped over the summer.

  • TOY WARS: Walmart and Target are duking it out to take Toys R Us' place as the holiday-shopping season looms (AMZN, TGT, WMT)
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    TOY WARS: Walmart and Target are duking it out to take Toys R Us' place as the holiday-shopping season looms (AMZN, TGT, WMT)

    Target on Tuesday announced a new initiative to expand both its assortment of toys and the space it uses to sell toys in stores ahead of the holiday shopping season. It follows Walmart's announcement in August that it too would be expanding assortment and adding the number of shelves allotted for toys in some stores. The stores are gearing up for a war over Toys R Us' former shoppers after the toy-store chain's bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation.

  • Pompeii volcano: Newly found inscription 'rewrites history' of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
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    Pompeii volcano: Newly found inscription 'rewrites history' of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

    Archeologists have discovered an ancient charcoal inscription in Pompeii which suggests the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius happened two months later than previously thought. It is thought more than 16,000 people may have died in the eruption just days later in 79 AD, as ash, mud and rocks buried both Pompeii and Herculaneum. Near to where the inscription was found were the remains of at least five people who had tried in vain to find refuge in the upper rooms of the villa during the catastrophe.

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    Scientists in Chile unveil 'A Cosmic Titan' cluster of galaxies

    Hyperion has a mass 1 million billion times greater than the sun and is so distant that it is viewed from earth as it looked billions of years ago. "Hyperion is like 5,000 galaxies of the Milky Way", astronomer Steffen Miefke, the chief of operations for the European Southern Observatory, told Reuters. The ESO operates the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, which detected Hyperion.

  • Sweet Jeremy rides to Brexit-broken Theresa's rescue
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    Sweet Jeremy rides to Brexit-broken Theresa's rescue

    The words came. Just not in the right order. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

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    Beaches closed on the French Riviera due to oil pellets

    France's Ecology Ministry says pellets of oil have reached Mediterranean beaches near Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera ten days after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica. It said those beaches were closed to the public Wednesday and agents were going to be mobilized to collect the oil. The ministry says French and Italian maritime authorities have cleaned up "nearly all" the fuel spill that has spread in the Mediterranean Sea, using a skimmer to suck it up.

  • Tricia Tuttle, Dyana Winkler & Jessica Hynes Talk London Film Festival 2018
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    Tricia Tuttle, Dyana Winkler & Jessica Hynes Talk London Film Festival 2018

    LFF Director Tricia Tuttle, 'United Skates' film director Dyana Winkler and 'The Fight' film director Jessica Hynes chat with BUILD about October's London Film Festival and some of the work to look forward to.

  • Murdoch children may get up to $2bn each in 21st Century Fox sale
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    Murdoch children may get up to $2bn each in 21st Century Fox sale

    Rupert Murdoch with his sons Lachlan (left) and James. Rupert Murdoch’s six children could each receive as much as $2bn (£1.5bn) from the sale of his 21st Century Fox global entertainment empire to Disney. Murdoch is in the final stages of completing the $71.3bn sale of 21st Century Fox, which includes the Hollywood studio behind hits from Deadpool to X-Men and a 39% stake in Sky.

  • Waitrose to rename 'sexist' sandwich after protest by feminist campaigner
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    Waitrose to rename 'sexist' sandwich after protest by feminist campaigner

    Waitrose is to change the name of its Gentleman’s Smoked Chicken Caesar Roll because feminist campaigners said it was sexist.