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Tuesday October 31st, 2017 evening edition

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The Producers Guild of America has kicked Harvey Weinstein out of the guild for life.

The disgraced producers quit the PGA late last week following the October 16 decision of the guild’s national board to begin procedures to expel him.

He’d been given 15 days to appeal the ruling, but following his resignation, the guild decided to ban him for life.

In a statement, the guild said: “As was recently reported, the Producers Guild’s national board of directors voted unanimously to initiate proceedings to terminate the membership of Harvey Weinstein.

The guild has received notice that rather than addressing the guild’s charges, Mr. Weinstein elected to resign his membership in the Producers Guild.

This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of reprehensible conduct.

“Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of Producers Guild membership. »

Kyrgyzstan election: A historic vote, but is it fair?

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For the first time in the history of Kyrgyzstan, an elected president is due to peacefully hand over power after elections take place on Sunday.

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Almazbek Atambayev has promised not to go for the PM's post.

President Atambayev also promised not to go for the prime minister's job in order to stay in power. »

Japanese firm gives non-smokers extra six days holiday to compensate for cigarette breaks

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A Japanese company is granting its non-smoking staff an additional six days of holiday a year to make up for the time off smokers take for cigarette breaks.

Following the suggestion, the company's CEO Takao Asuka decided to give non-smoking employees extra time off to compensate, Mr Matsushima added.

Efforts to reduce the number of smokers and impose tougher anti-smoking regulations have been seen across Japan in recent months. »

SpaceX has doubled its record for annual launches

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Original post: SpaceX has launched, on average, about 1.5 times per month during this year.

However, Monday's launch attempt is significant because it would double SpaceX's total number of launches for any given year, which was eight.

But this year, 11 of 16 SpaceX launches have been for private companies or foreign governments. »

Report: At least 200 N Koreans killed in tunnel collapse at nuclear test site

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Report: At least 200 N Koreans killed in tunnel collapse at nuclear test site Published: Modified:.

A tunnel under construction at North Korea's nuclear test site collapsed and as many as 200 workers could have been killed, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing a Japanese news report on Tuesday.

Experts have warned that the North's nuclear test site must have become fatigued and unstable from six nuclear tests, including last month's latest and most powerful, and that a collapse could happen at any time. »