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US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSenator Schumer: ‘Trump the deal maker sat on the sidelines’ The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats would support the bill if Republicans ...

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Alstom testing automated freight train in the Netherlands

Image copyright Alstom Image caption Alstom is to test an automated freight train on a 150km track in the Netherlands French train engineering giant Alstom is to test automated freight trains in the Netherlands this year. The automated train prototype can travel for about 100km (60 miles) without driver intervention. ...

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Five Muslim-majority countries face new, stricter rules from TSA

Five Muslim-majority countries are subject to new rules on airplane cargo by U.S. transport officials worried about terrorism, according to a report. The Transportation Security Administration is including Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a program that requires them to give more ...

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Rescuers find man in snowdrifts

Image copyright Moffat MRT Image caption Rescuers battled through drifts in the dark for two hours to find the man A 64-year-old man has been rescued after a failed attempt to walk to safety from his home near Eskdalemuir. He had been without power for seven days when he tried ...

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US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of Monday vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRepublican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accused the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” US senators are struggling to agree on a bill to fund the government, which is in its second day of shutdown. A Senate session session adjourned late on Sunday and ...

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