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Oil pipeline will be shut for weeks
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Oil pipeline will be shut for weeks
One of the UK’s most important oil pipelines is likely to be out of action for several weeks but ministers have insisted there will be no threat to supplies of petrol and diesel. The Forties pipeline, which usually carries about 40 per cent of the UK’s crude oil ashore from the North Sea, was closed.......
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I had to eat rats and locusts, says North Korean defector
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
I had to eat rats and locusts, says North Korean defector
China failed to block a United Nations meeting on human rights abuses in North Korea yesterday and faced demands from critics to stop sending defectors back th...
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Explosion tears hole in Britain’s energy strategy
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Explosion tears hole in Britain’s energy strategy
An explosion at the Baumgarten gas facility in Austria yesterday left one dead, 21 injured and melted plastic on cars up to half a kilometre away, but its shoc...
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I-57 northbound closed for tractor-trailer on fire
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
I-57 northbound closed for tractor-trailer on fire
Traffic was reduced to one lane Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 57 north in Williamson County due to a tractor-trailer fire, according to an Illinois State Pol...
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Heavy lifting over for plant hire firm
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Heavy lifting over for plant hire firm
Among the many services offered by Ashtead is hiring power generators, lighting and temporary barriers at big music festivals in the US, its biggest market. At...
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