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In the papers today - 13 October

Plans to scrap four ageing US naval vessels and make Hartlepool an international centre of ship dismantling were yesterday rejected by councillors.
It is almost three years since four so-called 'ghost ships' - old US naval reserve vessels due for scrapping - crossed the Atlantic to be broken up in Hartlepool. The company behind the dismantling plan, Able UK, had expected to win the go-ahead yesterday - Financial TimesThe Liberian government of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has secured its first significant foreign investment, weeks before it hopes to complete the renegotiation of a controversial iron-ore concession signed by her predecessor with Mittal Steel - Financial TimesThere were angry calls yesterday for tighter restrictions on flights around Manhattan after a baseball star's aircraft crashed into a luxury high-rise apartment building on the Upper East Side of New York. The single-engine Cirrus SR20 carrying Cory Lidle, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, and his flight instructor, smashed into the 54-storey block as it apparently attempted a U-turn at the top of a narrow and congested corridor of airspace, killing both men and burning one woman in the building - The Times

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