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  • Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies - the world reacts

    Gough Whitlam, who served as Labor prime minister from 1972 to 1975, dies at 98

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  • Total oil CEO Christophe de Margerie killed in Moscow plane crash

    Head of oil giant and three crew died when private jet hit snowplough during takeoff, say Russian sources

    The chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a private jet collided with a snow plough at Moscows Vnukovo international airport on Monday night.

    Tonight a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine, said airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova. Three crew members and a passenger died. I can confirm that the passenger was Totals head De Margerie.

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  • Protestors disrupt The Death of Klinghoffer opera at New Yorks Lincoln Center

    Audience members interrupt performers with cries of shame, as proteszters earlier called for Metropolitan Opera to cancel performance of work they claim is antisemitic

    The New York Metropolitan Operas controversial staging of The Death of Klinghoffer, the first full production of the controversial John Adams opera in the city in 23 years, was met with boos and catcalls as the curtain went up on Monday night.

    The Mets performance of the opera, which has attracted claims of antisemitism since it premiered in Berlin in 1991, was repeatedly disrupted by protesters among the audience, who mounted what appeared to be a co-ordinated campaign from the start.

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  • UK flights hit by severe weather triggered by Hurricane Gonzalo
    Heathrow airport predicts disruption as gusts hit much of Britain

    Thousands of UK air passengers face severe travel disruption on Tuesday after flights were cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain.

    Heathrow staff said 10% of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of the London airport would be cancelled as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo arrived in the UK.

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  • Manchester United can still catch Chelsea, says Van Gaal after draw
    Manager laments poor goals conceded at West Brom
    Alan Irvine predicts England future for Saido Berahino

    Louis van Gaal insisted Manchester United were capable of catching Chelsea, despite being 10 points behind the Premier League leaders after West Bromwich Albion punished some suspect defending in a thrilling 2-2 draw in which Daley Blind equalised three minutes from time.

    Although Van Gaal said that it was two points lost at Albion and lamented the poor goals that his side conceded, the Dutchman maintained that United could overhaul Chelsea, who visit Old Trafford on Sunday. Asked whether it was possible to catch José Mourinhos team, Van Gaal replied: Thats possible but it is difficult to say because I am then arrogant. But I have done it a lot of times.

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  • Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery
    Medical team regrow cells of patients severed spine in breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability

    A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.

    Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was injured four years ago, to provide pathways along which the broken tissue was able to grow.

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