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Day: November 5, 2016

US candidate’s final appeals: focus is on turnout
America, ENGLISH

US candidate’s final appeals: focus is on turnout

    Democrat Hillary Clinton will spend the final days of the election trying to protect her lead in key battlegrounds, reflecting a tightening, unusually volatile race against Republican Donald Trump. Trump, whose electoral college prospects are narrower, is banking on a late-hour attempt to win at least one blue-leaning state - and to dramatically drive up turnout in rural areas in a collection of battlegrounds where he must prevail on Tuesday. With four days left on the campaign trail, both candidates and surrogates blitzed across the country Friday, making stops in states where polls have narrowed in recent days. The frenzied final days also include celebrity appearances - Jay Z headlined a get-out-the-vote show with Clinton in Cleveland, and Stevie Wonder played a "Love T...
How Prince Harry won over Meghan Markle
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

How Prince Harry won over Meghan Markle

    Prince Harry reportedly won over his rumoured new girlfriend Meghan Markle after he whisked her off to a luxury Hollywood mansion. The royal is said to have ‘sealed the deal’ during the weekend at his friend’s pad in Los Angeles back in mid-July. A friend said: "Harry sealed the deal in style. Before they went to LA she’d been flattered about being chased by a prince. “She is very outgoing and chatty and was basically giggling about it all. “But after that break Meghan became very secretive and shut down any mention of Harry. It had suddenly got serious,” they added to The Sun . Following their weekend in Los Angeles they didn’t see each other again until the divorcee spent time at Balmoral for Harry’s 32nd birthday, but the royal is said to have known she was in it for th...
Obama shouts at supporters: defends man backing Trump
America, ENGLISH

Obama shouts at supporters: defends man backing Trump

    US President Barack Obama defended a supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as the crowd at a Democratic rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina began yelling at him when he stood up with a pro-Trump sign. Obama repeatedly told the crowd to "hold up" as Hillary Clinton's supporters started booing a man who stood up with the sign supporting the Republican presidential nominee. The man, dressed in a military uniform, stood in the aisle of the arena stands and just held up his sign, which was one of the usual sizes. He didn't say anything. No, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Hold up. Hold up. Hold up. Hold up. Hold up. Hey, hold up! Hold up! Hold up! Hold up! Hold up! Hold up! Hold up, hold up, hold up!, said President Obama as the audience did not listen to hi...
Pregnant woman reverses car off harbour wall
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Pregnant woman reverses car off harbour wall

    A pregnant driver has been rescued after reversing her car off a harbour wall. Emergency crews were called to Military Road, Ramsgate, just before 6.30pm on Friday. They found the woman trapped inside the car, which was wedged between the jetty and a pontoon. Fire crews secured the vehicle using a winch, which allowed them to reach the driver and help her to safety. According to the news website Kent Online, she did not suffer any injuries. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said they would use a crane to lift the vehicle back onto the jetty.
Man fined £750 after bus driver waives £1.50 fare
ENGLISH, London

Man fined £750 after bus driver waives £1.50 fare

    A businessman in London ended up with a £750 bill over a £1.50 bus fare row. Robert Rowland, 50, told how he had forgotten his wallet one morning and offered to pay in cash for the Routemaster trip in Hammersmith, but the bus driver said not to worry, and that he could travel for free. But as he was about get off the bus at Green Park, a ticket inspector accused him of beinga fare-dodger. He was forced to give the inspector is name and address, and then received a summons in the post and an order to pay a fine of £225. Despite saying he reached levels of "stratospheric apoplexia", Mr Rowland decided to plead guilty to "make it go away", whilst also explaining what had happened in two pages of mitigation. However, he then received a letter from Lavender Hill Magistrates' Co...