October 2019

October 31, 2019
'Biggest threat to raising of pigs we've ever seen' - Quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever, scientists warn

Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalisation era, the World...

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October 31, 2019
'Biggest threat to raising of pigs we've ever seen' - Quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever, scientists warn

Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalisation era, the World...

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October 31, 2019
US concerns over Nord Stream 2 are about fear of losing leverage, not welfare of Europe

As the Nord Stream 2 pipeline looms closer to completion, its panicked critics claim it will harm Ukraine and increase the EU's energy dependence on Russia – which are, in...

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October 31, 2019
Stars dress to chill as Jonathan Ross throws annual Halloween party

Jonathan Ross welcomed a glittering guest list to his London home for his yearly Halloween party.

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October 31, 2019
The best Black Friday deals you can already get

Black Friday deals start well before the shopping weekend, and these are all the sales happening right now.

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October 31, 2019
Cuba Gooding Jr pleads not guilty to new misconduct claim

Cuba Gooding Jr has pleaded not guilty to an indictment that includes allegations from a new accuser in his New York City sexual misconduct case.

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October 31, 2019
Israeli govt approves over 2,300 settler homes – watchdog

Israel has approved the construction of 2,342 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said Thursday. The decision was taken on October 10, the watchdog said,...

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October 31, 2019
Markets dive as investors spooked by US-China trade war worries

Stock markets worldwide endured a shocking Halloween session as renewed worries over the US-China trade war spooked investors.

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October 31, 2019
In the billion-dollar battle for the skies, Boeing is struggling to restore its reputation

After two plane crashes and now new safety concerns, aircraft manufacturer Boeing faces a battle to restore passenger and industry confidence, as its embattled CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, faces a grueling...

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October 31, 2019
Intimate letter revealing Sigmund Freud’s softer side up for sale

A handwritten letter by Sigmund Freud, which shows a rare sentimental side to the 20th-century thinker as well as insight into the life of a prominent Jewish refugee amid the...

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October 31, 2019
Hatty the Labrador sworn in at state’s attorney’s office in Chicago

An unusual new member of the team has been sworn in at the state's attorney's office in Chicago.

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October 31, 2019
Burning Pakistan train took 20 minutes to stop, say survivors as dozens killed

A raging fire has swept through a train in Pakistan's eastern Punjab Province, killing 74 people.

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October 31, 2019
Goals Soccer Centres finds a buyer but uncovers more accounting problems

Goals Soccer Centres has been bought in a prepack administration by its original founders, despite auditors uncovering new allegations of wrongdoing that have been handed to police, the company has...

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October 31, 2019
Cousin of stab victim launches foundation to keep young men off streets

The cousin of a 15-year-old knife crime victim has set up a foundation in his name to keep other young men off the streets.

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October 31, 2019
Why do we turn the clocks back? Daylight saving time is ending. Here are answers to your questions

Daylight saving time ends the first Sunday in November. But why do we turn the clocks back? And when did daylight saving time start? Here's 5 facts.

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October 31, 2019
The last Soviet leader has warned against building a new physical or invisible wall between Russia and the West

MIKHAIL Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, has warned against building a new physical or invisible wall between Russia and the West, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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October 31, 2019
Rules for Trump impeachment inquiry approved by House of Representatives

Democrats have rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House of Representatives.

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October 31, 2019
House of Representatives approves rules for Trump impeachment inquiry

A sharply divided House of Representatives has approved the rules for its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

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October 31, 2019
Poland, Hungary, Czechs broke EU laws by refusing to host migrants in 2015 – top court advisor

Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic broke the law by refusing to take in asylum seekers coming to the EU during the chaotic summer of 2015, an advisory body to...

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October 31, 2019
US supports N. Macedonia’s NATO entry – diplomat

A senior US diplomat has reaffirmed Washington's support for North Macedonia's efforts to join NATO and the European Union. Matthew Palmer, a US special representative for the Western Balkans, said...

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October 31, 2019
Iraqi president bows to protests and calls for new voting law

Iraq's president has called for the drafting of a new election law and said he would approve early elections once it is enacted, bowing to anti-government protesters.

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October 31, 2019
Chinese hackers intercepted text messages, says cybersecurity firm

Chinese hackers with a history of state-sponsored espionage have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners in a targeted campaign that planted eavesdropping software on a telecommunications provider's servers,...

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October 31, 2019
Trump says US working with China to find new location to strike trade deal after APEC summit cancelled

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he still expects to sign an initial trade agreement with China in November, despite the cancellation of the APEC summit in Chile, where...

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October 31, 2019
Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

Reducing the country's cow herd will be the “last resort” in tackling carbon emissions, the Taoiseach has said.

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October 31, 2019
Israeli military says attempt to down its drone over Lebanon ‘failed’

Israel's military said an anti-aircraft missile was fired from Lebanon at one of its drones on Thursday but the aircraft was not hit in the rare launch, Reuters reports. Lebanon's...

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October 31, 2019
The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Thursday

Buying something at full price is scarier than a haunted house, but these deals will keep you and your wallet safe.

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October 31, 2019
China denies that professor in Belgium was involved in spying

China has said reports that a professor leading a Beijing-backed language and culture institute in Belgium was involved in spying are untrue.

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October 31, 2019
‘Sawing off the branch it’s sitting on’: US has itself to blame for dollar collapse – Keiser Report

While the United States is sanctioning countries and causing them to shift away from the dollar, Russia and China continue boosting trade and their gold reserves, says Dmitry Orlov of...

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October 31, 2019
British election campaign kicks off on no-Brexit day with Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow 'rigged system'

On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow...

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October 31, 2019
Letting agent fee ban hits revenues at Foxtons

Foxtons' decision not to pass higher costs on to landlords, following the Government ban on tenant fees, has hit revenues, the estate agent has revealed.

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October 31, 2019
Electoral euthanasia in the UK: The Grim Reaper of liberalism is stalking (by George Galloway)

Britain's liberal europhiles, still convinced that they lost the Brexit vote because ‘Workington Men' are too old and stupid to appreciate their virtues, would rather euthanize them from the ballot...

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October 31, 2019
AIB announces €75m funding for farmers and SMEs

AIB has announced it is making an additional €75m in funding available as part of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland's (SBCI) ‘Future Growth Loan Scheme' which is designed to...

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October 31, 2019
Halloween 2019: Google Doodle goes interactive, shows holiday-themed game of 'Seven Doors'

After clicking the door on the homepage, users are transported into an animated game of Seven Doors.

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October 31, 2019
Migrants on Greek islands ‘on edge of catastrophe,’ Council of Europe warns

The situation for migrants, including asylum seekers, in camps on Greek islands is “explosive” and “on the edge of catastrophe,” the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights warned on...

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October 31, 2019
5 digital signs that your significant other is cheating

As several data breaches have proven, dubious dating sites are overflowing with cheaters, to the shock of their long-term romantic partners.

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October 31, 2019
Mike Ashley’s group faces plunging profit

Billionaire businessman Mike Ashley faced a tough year in 2018, as his holding company revealed that pre-tax profit fell nearly 80%.

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October 31, 2019
Hong Kong protesters and police in Halloween standoff

Police and protesters have engaged in a standoff in Hong Kong's nightlife district after pro-democracy demonstrators urged people to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks in defiance of a government ban...

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October 31, 2019
Hong Kong Halloween protest rally aims to test masks ban

Hong Kong authorities are bracing themselves after pro-democracy protesters urged people to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks on a march in defiance of a government ban on face coverings.

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October 31, 2019
Fact-checking Trump’s dog tweet shows once again MSM journalists don’t understand memes

Content with not maintaining any credibility whatsoever, MSM decided to completely tarnish the last smidgen of integrity by losing it over a meme of US president Donald Trump giving a...

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October 31, 2019
No country immune to risk of African swine fever spreading - OIE

African swine fever will spread further across Asia where it has devastated herds, and no country is immune from being hit by the deadly animal virus, the head of the...

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