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By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Roch Marc Kabore was proclaimed the winner of the presidential election in Burkina Faso and will become the country's first new leader in decades, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Tuesday. Kabore served as prime minister and head of the National Assembly under President Blaise Compaore, who was toppled by an uprising in October 2014 after 27 years in power. Kabore split with Compaore early last year and formed an opposition party.
(Reuters) - Britain's government should not give final approval to London's Heathrow airport for an expansion until it shows it accepts and will comply with environmental conditions, a Parliamentary committee said in a report. MPs on Britain's Environmental Audit Committee say Heathrow must demonstrate that it can reconcile Heathrow expansion with a commitment to introduce a ban on night flights, a legal commitment on air quality and show that an expanded Heathrow would be less noisy than a two runway Heathrow, among other things. Activists opposed to the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport blocked an approach tunnel last week by chaining themselves to a parked vehicle, bringing traffic chaos to Europe's busiest airport.
A fault with the rudder control system was a major factor in the December AirAsia plane crash into the Java Sea that left 162 people dead, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday. Repeated problems with the system led to the pilots disengaging the autopilot in stormy weather in a bid to fix the situation, and then losing control of the Airbus A320-200, Indonesia's official National Transportation Safety Committee said. When they received the fourth warning, the pilots pulled circuit-breakers on part of the aircraft's control system in a bid to reset the system.