News Headlines - 29 October 2013

UN Council approves Central Africa protection force | GlobalPost

The UN Security Council on Tuesday approved sending a special 250-strong military force to protect UN workers in increasingly chaotic Central African Republic, diplomats said.

Chinese police hunt for two Xinjiang men after deadly Tiananmen car crash | The Guardian

Chinese police are hunting for two men from the troubled region of Xinjiang amid growing suspicion that a fatal car crash and explosion in Tiananmen Square on Monday was a suicide attack.

Turkey realises Ottoman dream with rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia | Reuters

Turkey opened the world's first underwater rail link between two continents on Tuesday, connecting Asia and Europe and allowing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to realise a project dreamt up by Ottoman sultans more than a century ago.

Owners of dogs involved in fatal attacks will face up to 14 years in jail - The Independent

The Government has announced plans to increase the maximum prison sentence to 14 years for those who own a dog that is involved in a fatal attack. In a written ministerial statement, the Environment Secretary outlined measures such as a maximum three-year sentence if a guide dog is killed or hurt by a dangerous dog.

BBC News - John Lennon's first home in Liverpool sold for £480,000 at auction

John Lennon's first home, in Liverpool, has been sold for £480,000 at an auction held at the Cavern Club. The red brick terrace at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, was where the member of The Beatles lived from birth, in 1940, until he was five.








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