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UK 'Christmas terror plot': Police searches resume

Counter-terror police are to resume searches of two properties after an alleged Islamist terror plot set to happen at Christmas was stopped. Armed officers and an Army bomb disposal squad were involved in raids on five properties in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire on Tuesday. Four men arrested under the Terrorism Act remain in custody. Searches at scenes in Burngreave, Sheffield, and at a house in Chesterfield will continue later. A 31-year-old man was arrested after the bomb squad cordoned off a street in Chesterfield. Three other men aged 22, 36…

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Ex-world champion Fury free to resume boxing career

Britain’s Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban. The former world heavyweight champion was charged in June 2016 for using a banned steroid, but blamed the result on eating uncastrated wild boar. His victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 was his last fight before beginning his legal battle with UK Anti-Doping (Ukad). Fury, 29, is free to fight again once he regains his boxing licence. The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), which manages the licensing of boxers in the UK,…

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House of Cards filming to resume in two weeks

House Of Cards is returning to production following the sexual harassment and assault allegations made against its star, Kevin Spacey. The hit Netflix show was forced to take a break following the claims and Spacey was subsequently dropped from the show. Pauline Micelli, senior vice president at the show’s studio, Media Rights Capital, recently wrote to staff to say its hiatus was being extended. But production is expected to begin again on 8 December. ‘Loyal and talented’ “These last two months have tested and tried all of us in ways…

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Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage. “What the president is doing is affecting people’s access and the cost of health care right now,” said Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who has cast pivotal votes on health care in the narrowly divided Senate. “This is not a bailout of the insurers. What this…

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News: Royal Brunei Airlines to resume flights to Beijing in December

Royal Brunei Airlines has announced that it plans to resume direct flights to Beijing in December. The expansion of RB’s service into China will begin with a twice weekly service to Beijing using the Airbus A320 chief executive and with an additional weekly service added at the earliest opportunity. RB’s services will depart Brunei for Beijing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 19:55 and arrive at Beijing at 01:00 the following day. The return flights leave Beijing at 02:00 and arrive in Brunei at 07:25 each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday….

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Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges

Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union to “get down to business”. Mr Davis is in Brussels for a second round of formal talks on Brexit. He said his priority was to “lift the uncertainty” for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU. The EU says there must be substantial progress on this – and on a financial settlement and the issue of the Irish border – before trade talks can begin….

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BA aims to resume most UK flights

British Airways says it is aiming to run a “near normal schedule” at Gatwick and the “majority of services” from Heathrow on Sunday after IT failure led to all flights being cancelled. Serious problems with BA’s systems led to thousands of passengers having their plans disrupted on Saturday. Passengers described “chaotic” scenes at the airports, with some criticising BA for a lack of information. The airline apologised and said it was refunding and rebooking customers. BA advised customers to continue checking the status of their flight on its website www.ba.com…

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