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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED FOR CALAIS JUNGLE CLEARANCE, FRANCE SAYS

French officials have declared the clearance of the Calais Jungle complete with 234 children being resettled in the UK.

A total of 5,596 people have been evacuated since the operation began on Monday with many of them being taken away on buses, French ministries said.

But the announcement came as charities on the ground reported that hundreds of child refugees had been left unregistered with nowhere to go.

'STATE OF UNEASE' FOR THOSE WORKING IN MEDICAL PROFESSION

Growing pressure on health services has led to a "state of unease" in the medical profession, a leading regulator has warned.

A new report by the General Medical Council (GMC) also found there was a "dangerous level of alienation" felt by doctors in training which had increased because of industrial action.

It highlights the "intense pressure" of [pounds sterling]2 billion in hospital deficits alongside falling performance figures for access to A&E, planned operations and ambulance response times as having a corrosive effect on morale.

CBI IN CALL TO GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE PUBLIC INVESTMENT

Business leaders are calling for a [pounds sterling]6 billion increase in public investment to help companies cope with the uncertain economic outlook.

The CBI urged the Government to use next month's Autumn Statement to set out a pro-enterprise agenda to boost confidence following the EU referendum result.

The business group said public sector spending should rise to 2% of economic output, which would increase investment by [pounds sterling]6 billion a year in the coming years.

DECLINE IN SPECIES THREATENS 'GLOBAL MASS EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE'

Global wildlife populations are set to have fallen by more than two thirds on 1970 levels by the end of the decade, conservationists warn.

Assessment of 14,152 populations of 3,706 species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles from around the world reveals a 58% fall between 1970 and 2012 - with no sign the average 2% drop in numbers each year will slow.

By 2020, populations of vertebrate species could have fallen by 67% over a 50-year period unless action is taken to reverse the damaging impacts of human activity, the Living Planet report from WWF and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) said.

HILLARY CLINTON HEADING FOR COMMANDING VICTORY, POLL FINDS

Hillary Clinton appears on the brink of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fuelled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.

A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Mrs Clinton has grabbed significant advantages over her Republican rival with just 12 days left before Election Day.

They include consolidating the support of her party and even winning over some Republicans.

DRIVE TO REDUCE AND REFORM POLICE USE OF 'STOP AND SEARCH' POWERS

Police are preparing to slash the number of stop and searches carried out in their communities as part of a crackdown on unjustified use of the controversial powers.

Forces across England and Wales will not be able to search people simply on "gut instinct" if they look suspicious, and will instead be told to record the reason and explain it to the potential suspect.

The drive, prompted by research into the much-maligned practice by the College of Policing, is designed to "give officers confidence to use their powers", with an extra focus on fairness, legality, professionalism and transparency.

TWO STRONG AFTERSHOCKS PANIC ITALY TWO MONTHS AFTER DEADLY EARTHQUAKE

Two strong aftershocks hit central Italy, destroying churches and homes and knocking out power, just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.

But there were no reports of serious injuries or signs of people trapped in rubble, said the head of Italy's civil protection agency, Fabrizio Curcio.

A handful of people were treated for slight injuries or anxiety at area hospitals in the most affected regions of Umbria and Le Marche, he said.

DROP IN NUMBER OF EU STUDENTS APPLYING FOR UK UNIVERSITY COURSES

Fewer EU students have applied to start university courses in the UK next autumn, figures show.

There was a 9% fall in the numbers who had applied for courses with an early deadline of October 15, according to admissions service UCAS.

The drop comes in the wake of the Brexit vote, which caused uncertainty over whether or not EU students applying to start courses at English institutions in September 2017 would be eligible for loans and grants in the future.

CANDICE BROWN CROWNED BAKE OFF WINNER IN LAST SERIES BEFORE CHANNEL 4 SWITCH

Candice Brown has been named winner of the last series of The Great British Bake Off to air on the BBC.

The PE teacher, 31, took the title ahead of rivals Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth and said it was the biggest moment of her life so far.

The final marked the last time Mary Berry will serve as a judge and Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins as hosts before judge Paul Hollywood moves with the show to Channel 4.

SAMSUNG SUFFERS 17% DROP IN PROFIT AFTER PHONE RECALL FIASCO

Samsung's third quarter profit has plunged 17% as Galaxy Note 7 recalls nearly wiped out its mobile profit.

The South Korean tech giant said on Thursday that its July-September net income was 4.4 trillion won ([pounds sterling]3.19 billion), down from 5.3 trillion won a year earlier.

Shareholders voted to appoint the grandson of Samsung's founder to its board of directors as it grappled with the failure of its flagship smartphone.

The appointment of the Harvard-educated Lee Jae-yong, 48, chairman Lee Kun-hee's only son, comes at a crucial time for South Korea's biggest company.

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