News Headlines - 16 October 2017

U.S. Military to Begin Drills to Evacuate Americans From South Korea - The New York Times

The United States military said on Monday that it would practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies, as the two allies began a joint naval exercise amid heightened tensions with North Korea.

Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to Asia | whitehouse.gov

As was announced on September 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii, from November 3-14, 2017. This update provides further details about the President’s itinerary.

Fault delays new high-speed train's first journey from Bristol to London - BBC News

Broken air conditioning and a 41-minute delay have overshadowed the launch of the UK's new fleet of high-speed trains.
The Hitachi 800 engine will be faster and carry more passengers and will run on GWR for the next 27 years.
But passengers on the first Bristol to London service arrived late and some had to dodge drips as water leaked from an air conditioning unit.

Tears and joy on Britain’s St. Helena as 'world's most useless airport' finally opens

One of humanity’s most isolated outposts joined the 21st century on Saturday when the British island of St. Helena, home to “the world’s most useless airport”, welcomed its first commercial flight.

Tiangong-1: Chinese space station will crash to Earth within months | The Guardian

But in 2016, after months of speculation, Chinese officials confirmed they had lost control of the space station and it would crash to Earth in 2017 or 2018. China’s space agency has since notified the UN that it expects Tiangong-1 to come down between October 2017 and April 2018.








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