Not over ’til its over…

Was going to lead tonight with the Comey / emails story, but really, why should I? It only encourages them.

Instead, lets focus on one race that no-one wants to end…

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Oh, ok then, bring me down if you must…

 

 

 

‘Extinction’ warning on wildlife habitats

A new report by the World Wildlife Fund warns of a rapid decline in animal populations in the wild and that urgent action is required to protect natural habitats threatened by human activity.

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Unease over Syria ‘no-fly’ strategy

As Donald Trump said that Hillary Clinton’s no-fly zone plan for Syria could provoke World War Three, there are broader concerns at the potential effectiveness of such a strategy.

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Expansion set for refugee camp – sorry, airport…

The British government will announce a long-awaited decision today on the expansion of the air transport capacity in the London area. Whatever outcome is reached is sure to be controversial.

And after all, what’s an airport but a refugee camp for people with money?

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Overshadowing everything else, though, today is the start of the 2016 World Series.

 

Clashes as police prepare to dismantle Calais refugee camp

French police are this morning beginning the week-long operation to demolish the refugee camp near Calais known as The Jungle. Tear gas fired after clashes with residents.

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Final debate solidifies Clinton advantage

In a final Presidential debate in which he was baited and out-maneuvered, Donald Trump suggested that he might not respect the outcome on election day. His remark – “I’ll keep you in suspense” – was widely criticized. His rival, Hillary Clinton, called it “horrifying”. But Trump’s poor show let Clinton off the hook on a couple of key questions. And whether she made herself any more “likable” is open to discussion. But it’s probably too late to worry about that now.

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Drain the swamp

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton meet in – appropriately, for the ultimate show business campaign – Las Vegas for their third and final US Presidential debate tonight. It is sure to be interesting.

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Meanwhile, in another toxic environment…

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WTF..?

End game for IS in Mosul?

Amid warnings of  potential humanitarian crisis, Iraqi and Kurdish forces, with support from the US, Britain and France, are converging on the second city of Mosul in northern Iraq, in what could prove to be a decisive battle with IS occupying forces.

Follow updates at The Guardian here.

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Preparations are under way for Wednesday’s final US Presidential debate.

In Britain’s very own political maneuverings, meanwhile, a “death spiral”…

 

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New UK inflation figures are released this morning.

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NFL ratings are falling.

In baseball – where ratings are growing amid an exciting playoff period – the Cleveland Indians are one win away from the World Series after they became the first team in MLB history to win a postseason game without having any pitcher record more than five outs.

And they had another victory in the land of their opponents…

After yesterday’s parade honoring Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams, a similar event will be held today in London.

 

 

 

 

 

Syrian carnage continues amid more talk of sanctions

As Aleppo endured another deadly weekend, the US and Britain are considering “fresh sanctions” against Russia and the Assad regime.

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Boris Johnson, meanwhile, continues to be under fire – though not quite as dangerously as the people whose future he was just discussing – over Brexit.

And elsewhere today in how Brexit has unnerved real people…

In the US election, a Republican office in North Carolina was firebombed.

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From the Arizona Republic, one of the defining articles of the 2016 campaign:

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