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Day: October 22, 2016

Michelle Obama takes swipe at Donald Trump rare
America, ENGLISH

Michelle Obama takes swipe at Donald Trump rare

    Donald Trump has taken a rare swipe at Michelle Obama, accusing her of criticising his rival Hillary Clinton. The presidential candidate has avoided directly hitting out at the first lady for much of the race. But at a campaign rally in North Carolina, Mr Trump had a change of heart. He accused Mrs Obama of attacking his rival during the 2008 primaries. He said she was alluding to Mrs Clinton when she said that if you "can't run your own house," you can't run the White House. Although the first lady did make that comment, the White House has vehemently denied that it was a reference to the Clintons, instead insisting it was about their own attempts to balance family and politics. Mr Trump also complained that "all she (Michelle Obama) wants to do is campaign". Mrs Obama ha...
UK Border plans to withdraw from the fight says PM Theresa May
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK Border plans to withdraw from the fight says PM Theresa May

    Theresa May's office has strongly rejected the suggestion from French presidential candidate Alain Juppé that the border for migrants could be moved from Calais to the southeast coast of England. Juppé, the current favourite to succeed current presiden François Hollande, said he wanted a total revision of the Le Touquet treaty, the bilateral agreement which means border checks take place on the French side of the channel. This would involve the border being pushed back to Kent on the southeast coast of England, meaning migrants traveling across Europe could cross the channel from France to the UK with much more ease. "We can’t tolerate what is going on in Calais, the image is disastrous for our country and there are also extremely serious economic and security consequences...
US troops mask up against toxic fumes to Mosul battle
Arab world, ENGLISH

US troops mask up against toxic fumes to Mosul battle

    US soldiers at a base near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have donned protective masks against toxic fumes from a sulphur plant set alight in fighting with so called Islamic State. They took the precaution after the wind blew smoke from the fire towards Qayyarah air field. In Baghdad, Turkish attempts to join the offensive against IS were rebuffed. Meanwhile, advancing Iraqi forces entered the town of Qaraqosh, 32km (20 miles) south of Mosul, the IS capital. Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian town before the war, is said to be largely empty but IS has laid landmines on the approaches to Mosul. The militants have been attacking with suicide bombers elsewhere, driving vehicles laden with explosives at high speed towards government lines. Media captionThousands of people ha...
More than 20 injured after double decker hits railway bridge in Tottenham bus crash
ENGLISH, London

More than 20 injured after double decker hits railway bridge in Tottenham bus crash

    More than 20 people were injured after a bus crashed into a railway bridge in north London. Fire crews, paramedics and police were called to St Loy’s Road in Tottenham just after 4am after the double-decker bus became wedged under the bridge. Dramatic pictures taken by London Ambulance Service staff show the roof of the vehicle was cut away after three people were trapped. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said five passengers were taken to hospital with 21 people treated at the scene. But no-one is believed to be seriously injured, police said.
26 effected by chemicals sick passengers at London City airport
ENGLISH, London

26 effected by chemicals sick passengers at London City airport

    Media captionAmbulance staff treated 26 patients for breathing difficulties A suspected chemical incident that led to the evacuation of London City Airport may have been caused by a passenger accidentally discharging CS gas before check-in, police have said. A canister, believed to be "a CS gas or spray", was discovered by police during a search on Friday afternoon. About 500 people were evacuated from the east London airport at 16:00 BST after some passengers felt unwell. Two people were taken to hospital and 26 others treated at the scene. A spokesperson said that while "the cause of the incident has not yet been confirmed, officers are investigating if it was the result of an accidental discharge". "At this early stage officers are investigating whether it may have been...