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Friday, October 21, 2016

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26 people treated after London airport 'chemical incident'
Hundreds of passengers and staff are evacuated from London City airport following a reported "chemical incident" that left 26 travellers feeling unwell and shut down flights in and out of the hub. The airport re-opened later on Friday.  PHOTO: AFP
Brad Pitt hasn't answered divorce petition: Reports
Brad Pitt has missed the deadline to respond to Angelina Jolie's divorce petition, seeking to avoid sparking an acrimonious legal battle that could harm the children, media reported on Friday (Oct 21).  PHOTO: AFP
Student in debunked Rolling Stone rape story got tattoo to mark attack
The University of Virginia student who fabricated a gang rape story published in Rolling Stone got a tattoo to commemorate the supposed assault and her ability to overcome it, the story's reporter testified on Friday (Oct 21). 
At least three dead, many injured in Cameroon train accident
At least three people were killed and many injured when a packed passenger train travelling between Cameroon’s capital Yaounde and the port city of Douala derailed and overturned on Friday (Oct 21), witnesses said.  PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF PAUL MAHEL
Missing European craft 'crashed' into pieces during Mars landing - space agency
A Nasa photograph of the intended landing site confirms the Schiaparelli craft, missing for two days, "crashed on the surface of Mars", a mission manager tells AFP.  PHOTO: EPA
Formula One: Hamilton edges Rosberg in US practice
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton tops the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and current series leader Nico Rosberg in Friday's opening free practice session for this weekend's United States Grand Prix.  PHOTO: AFP
Energised Hillary Clinton hits campaign trail in battleground blitz
Invigorated by both her commanding poll numbers and eyebrow-raising declarations by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton returns to campaigning seeking to keep her boot on her rival's neck in the final weeks of their roller-coaster presidential race.  PHOTO: REUTERS
Canada walks out of trade talks with "incapable" EU
Canada's trade minister walked out of talks in Belgium on Friday (Oct 21), declaring that the European Union was incapable of sealing a planned transatlantic free trade deal designed to boost growth in both economies. PHOTO: REUTERS
Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship
Several hundred Muslims stage a protest prayer outside the Colosseum in Rome over what they see as unfair restrictions on their freedom to practise their faith in Italy.  PHOTO: REUTERS
Philippines' Duterte says will not sever ties with US
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he would not sever his nation's alliance with the United States, as he sought to clarify his announcement that he planned to "separate".  PHOTO: REUTERS
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