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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A drone has collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada, the first such incident in the country, according to the Transport Ministry. The drone struck one of the plane's wings, while six passengers and two crew members were aboard. The aircraft sustained only minor damage and was able to land safely, the Canadian transport minister said. Earlier this year, Canada announced that it was making it illegal to fly recreational drones near airports.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Clashes have been reported between Iraqi forces and Iraqi Kurdish fighters after Baghdad sent troops towards Kurdish-held sites in Kirkuk province.
State TV report that Iraqi forces have taken control of some areas, including oil fields, "without fighting", but Kurdish officials deny this.
An exchange of artillery fire is said to have occurred south of Kirkuk city. read more

Sunday, October 15, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has insisted President Donald Trump wants to resolve the confrontation with North Korea through diplomacy. It will continue until "the first bomb drops", he told CNN. read more

Monday, October 09, 2017

The White House has tied any new deal on young undocumented immigrants to a clampdown on illegal immigration, including a border wall with Mexico. US President Donald Trump is asking for funding for the wall, speedier deportations and the hiring of thousands of new immigration officials. read more

Saturday, October 07, 2017

The outer bands of Hurricane Nate reached the Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi coasts Saturday afternoon, with the fast-moving system expected to make landfall as a Category 2 storm late in the evening southeast of New Orleans, the National Hurricane Center and CNN meteorologists said. ... The core of the storm could make landfall Saturday night around Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, where Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane that devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, hit in 2005. Nate had been expected to slam the coast hours later, but predictions were altered as it sped up.


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