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12/01/2009 - 22:47

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War of words over airport expansion - Birth two days after mother's death - Afghanistan: Killed Marine Named.



UK & USA Today Editoweb 12 january 2009
War of words over airport expansion

Opponents to the creation of a third runway at Heathrow are fighting a furious war of words with supporters of expansion at the west London airport.

Birth two days after mother's death

An ice-skating coach who collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage gave birth to a baby girl two days later.

Afghanistan: Killed Marine Named

A Royal Marine killed in southern Afghanistan has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Travis Mackin.

Doncaster child services probe

Opposition MPs have warned that Britain's most vulnerable children are still being failed after the Government ordered an investigation following the deaths of seven youngsters.

First World War veteran dies

One of the four remaining British First World War veterans has died at the age of 108, friends said.

Harry comment 'unacceptable' - PM

Prince Harry's controversial "Paki" comment was branded unacceptable by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, as Defence Secretary John Hutton confirmed the young royal would be interviewed by his commanding officer.

Universities step up their out-of-state recruiting

For 20 years, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's enrollment numbers have languished, proving so vexing it cost a top campus administrator his job in 2006.

TVA: Tests show no major problems from Ala.

The nation's largest public utility said Monday tests showed slightly elevated levels of contaminants in the Tennessee River downstream from an Alabama coal-waste spill, but the samples still met federal standards for safe drinking water.

WWII officer who said `nuts' to Germans dies

Retired Lt. Gen. Harry W.O. Kinnard, a paratroop officer who suggested the famously defiant answer "Nuts!" to a German demand for surrender during the 1944 Battle of the Bulge, has died. He was 93.

Officials turn down Franken's request for an election certificate

Democrat Al Franken was quickly turned down Monday when he asked Minnesota's governor and secretary of state to issue an election certificate that would let him take office in the Senate.

ND gets hit with fast-moving blizzard on top of Dec.'s record snow

A fast-moving blizzard brought snow and high winds to North Dakota on Monday, closing schools and causing more headaches for residents still trying to dig out from a record snowfall last month.

Voinovich retiring, like 3 other GOP senators

George Voinovich said Monday he won't seek re-election in 2010, becoming the fourth Republican to make departure plans since the Democratic landslide in November.

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