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Women Heckle Ted Cruz In Airport Over Kavanaugh Vote

Women Heckle Ted Cruz In Airport Over Kavanaugh VoteA video posted to Twitter shows women tailing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at an



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U.S. pastor Brunson arrives at airport in Turkey's Izmir after release

U.S. pastor Brunson arrives at airport in Turkey's Izmir after releaseU.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, at the centre of a row between Ankara and Washington, arrived at the airport in Turkey’s western Izmir province on Friday, a Reuters photographer at the scene said, hours after a court ruled he could go free. Brunson was released after the court sentenced him to three years and 1-1/2 months in prison on terrorism charges, but said he would not serve any further jail time. Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for more than 20 years, was jailed two years ago and has been under house arrest since July.



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Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airportDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel attacked Damascus International Airport with missiles Saturday night, Syrian state media said, adding that air defenses shot down some of them. A war monitoring group said the attack targeted an arms depot for Iranian forces or Lebanon's Hezbollah group.



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Passengers arriving from France and Germany report flu-like symptoms at Philadelphia airport

Passengers arriving from France and Germany report flu-like symptoms at Philadelphia airportSeveral sick passengers at the Philadelphia airport prompted the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to hold 250 people for medical examination. The passengers were on American Airlines flights arriving from Paris and Munich and reported flu-like symptoms like coughing, fever, or vomiting akin to the passengers on an Emirates flight at JFK International airport in New York just one day before. Airport spokesperson Diane Gerace said in a statement: “As a precaution, all passengers on the two flights—totaling about 250 plus crew—were held for a medical review and the CDC was notified.



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JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling ill

JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling illAn Emirates plane has been quarantined at JFK airport in New York after approximately 100 passengers and crew members reported feeling ill. The plane, which arrived from Dubai at 9:12 am, was immediately taken to a location away from the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Medical personnel from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) then boarded to assist the ailing passengers, who complained primarily of fever and coughs.



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Stranded travellers rescued from major Japanese airport as deadly typhoon leaves trail of devastation

Stranded travellers rescued from major Japanese airport as deadly typhoon leaves trail of devastationA major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated on Wednesday, as Japan grappled with devastation caused by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a century. Boats were ferrying stranded passengers from Kansai International Airport – one of the country's busiest – after thousands of people were forced to spend the night in the partially flooded facility. At least 10 people were killed, and hundreds more injured by Typhoon Jebi as it raked through the major manufacturing area around Osaka - Japan's second city – wrecking infrastructure and destroying homes. Winds up to 135 mph ripped off roofs, overturned trucks on bridges and swept a 2,500-ton tanker into a bridge leading to the airport, the region's main international gateway and a national transport hub. The damage to the bridge left the artificial island cut off, stranding 3,000 travellers and additional staff overnight. Runways were flooded as high waves washed into the facility on Tuesday, knocking out electricity and inundating buildings. By Wednesday lunchtime several hundred people had been ferried to Kobe on a specially chartered boat, but more than two thousand were still awaiting rescue. There was no indication yet when the airport, which runs over 400 flights a day, might reopen. "We had a blackout so there was no air conditioning. It was hot," a woman told public broadcaster NHK after being ferried to Kobe. "I'd never expected this amount of damage from a typhoon." Kansai International Airport is partially flooded by Typhoon Jebi in Osaka, western Japan, on Wednesday Credit: AP Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the death toll in the storm stood at 10, with 300 people injured. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, tweeting on his official account, said the government was working to get the airport back online. "We will do our best to get the airport functioning again," he said. He said 2.4 million households had lost power in the storm, with service restored to only half by Wednesday morning. "We continue to make utmost efforts to respond to disaster damage and restore infrastructure," he added. A damaged bridge that connects Kansai International Airport in Osaka, western Japan Credit: AP More than 1.2 million people had been advised to leave their homes as Jebi approached the Kansai area - Japan's industrial heartland. Around 16,000 people spent the night in shelters, local media said. Japan is regularly hit by powerful typhoons in the summer and autumn, many of which cause flooding and landslides in rural areas. Jebi appears to have caused damage to the region's infrastructure on an unusual scale. In the tourist magnet of Kyoto – home to ancient temples and shrines – it brought down part of the ceiling of the main railway station, while in nearby Osaka, the high winds peeled scaffolding from a multi-story building. Stranded passengers queue up in lines to wait for special buses at Kansai International Airport  Credit: AP Footage on NHK showed a 100-metre (328-foot) tall ferris wheel in Osaka spinning furiously in the strong wind despite being switched off. "I've never seen such a thing," a 19-year-old man at the scene told NHK. Businesses, factories and schools in the affected area shut down while the storm barrelled across the country, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights, ferry services and some bullet trains. Despite its strength, the storm was far from the deadliest Japan has seen in recent years. Cars are blown off by strong wind triggered by Typhoon Jebi Credit: Getty In 2011, Typhoon Talas killed at least 82 people in the area, while in 2013, a storm that hit south of Tokyo left 40 people dead. Earlier this year torrential rains lashed the west of the country, sparking flooding that killed more than 200 people as it laid waste to villages and caused hillsides to collapse.



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Authorities investigating reports of flight with up to 100 ill people at New York airport

Authorities investigating reports of flight with up to 100 ill people at New York airportAn Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai is being isolated at a New York City airport after reports that as many as 100 people on board could be sick, officials said.



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Storm-hit Japan airport counts damage; unclear when reopens

Storm-hit Japan airport counts damage; unclear when reopensTOKYO (AP) — The closure of a major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon is raising worries about the impact on tourist traffic, mostly from China and Southeast Asia, as well as on exporting computer chips and other goods.



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Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havoc

Japan evacuates major airport after typhoon wreaks havocJapan scrambled Wednesday to evacuate passengers trapped at a major airport when a tanker slammed into its only access bridge during the most powerful typhoon to hit the country for 25 years. Typhoon Jebi left a trail of destruction Tuesday, killing 11 people and injuring hundreds more as it battered western Japan with ferocious winds and lashing rain. Winds up to 216 kilometres (135 miles) per hour ripped off roofs, overturned trucks and swept a 2,500-ton tanker into the bridge to Kansai International Airport, the region’s main international gateway and a national transport hub.



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Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move stranded passengers from airport

Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move stranded passengers from airportA powerful typhoon killed 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats from a flooded airport, the government said on Wednesday, as more than a million homes were without power. Jebi, or “swallow” in Korean, was briefly a super typhoon and is the most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years.



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