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Day: December 3, 2016

Diplomatic Row Erupts As China Lodges Protest Over Trump’s Taiwan Call
America, ENGLISH

Diplomatic Row Erupts As China Lodges Protest Over Trump’s Taiwan Call

    A diplomatic row erupted on Saturday after US President-Elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, prompting an official complaint from China’s foreign ministry. Beijing claims the self-ruled Taiwan as its own and believes a “one China” principle is the foundation of its relationship with the US. The 10-minute telephone call with Taiwan’s leadership was the first by a US president-elect or president since Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of “one China”. China’s Foreign Ministry said it had lodged “stern representations” with what it called the “relevant US side”, urging the careful handling of the Taiwan issue to avoid any unnecessary disturbances in ties, Reuters reported....
UK homes lose internet access after cyber attack
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK homes lose internet access after cyber attack

    More than 100,000 people in the UK have had their internet access cut after a string of service providers were hit by what is believed to be a coordinated cyber-attack, taking the number affected in Europe up to about a million. Talk Talk, one of Britain’s biggest service providers, the Post Office and the Hull-based KCom were all affected by the malware known as the Mirai worm, which is spread via compromised computers. The Post Office said 100,000 customers had experienced problems since the attack began on Sunday and KCom put its figure at about 10,000 customers since Saturday. Talk Talk confirmed that it had also been affected but declined to give a precise number of customers involved. Earlier this week, Germany’s Deutsche Telekom said up to 900,000 of its customers h...
Airline pilot suffers heart attack before take off
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Airline pilot suffers heart attack before take off

    An airline pilot suffered a heart attack just minutes before he was about to take off from Glasgow airport. The Dutch captain of the KLM flight to Amsterdam became unwell as he taxied to the runway. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of an on-board passenger. Firefighters from Glasgow Airport helped take the Dutch pilot off the plane. He was met by ambulance crews and taken to hospital. The co-pilot of the plane, which had 128 people on board, took the aircraft back to the gate. The flight was supposed to leave at around 5pm, but because of the emergency it was cancelled. Passengers on board had their flights re-booked. A spokeswoman for KLM said: "During taxiing to the runway on this KLM flight to Amsterdam the captain became unwell and the staff treated him wi...
World’s smallest surviving baby born weighing only 8 ounces
ENGLISH, Life Style

World’s smallest surviving baby born weighing only 8 ounces

    A little girl born with feet the size of a fingernail is being hailed as the world's smallest surviving premature baby. Emilia Grabarczyk was only 8.6 inches (22cm) long and weighed 8 ounces (229 grams) when she was born at a hospital in the western German city of Witten nine months ago. Her tiny foot was only 1.2 inches (3cm) long. In comparison, a large banana weighs about 7 ounces while an orange is 6 ounces. Doctors have described her as the "little fighter" and her survival as a "medical sensation" while German media said she was the lightest premature baby ever born in the world. The early birth was followed by a period of uncertainty. Emilia was born so early that it led to subsequent complications. There was an increased risk of hyperactivity and learning difficult...
Lib Dems Sarah Olney defeats Zac Goldsmith in Brexit backlash
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Lib Dems Sarah Olney defeats Zac Goldsmith in Brexit backlash

    The Liberal Democrats candidate Sarah Olney has defeated Zac Goldsmith, overturning his huge majority, in the Richmond Park by-election . She won 20,510 votes compared to Mr Goldsmith's 18,638. The Labour candidate, Christian Wolmar, got 1,515 votes. Mrs Olney said the result was a rejection of the "politics of anger and division". "The people of Richmond Park and North Kingston have sent a shockwave through this Conservative Brexit government, and our message is clear: we do not want a hard Brexit . We do not want to be pulled out of the single market, and we will not let intolerance, division and fear win.""We will defend the Britain we love. We will stand up for the open tolerant, united Britain we believe in," she said. Mr Goldsmith said: "This by-election that we just...