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Thousands of travellers were delayed at major airports across England on Saturday because of a technical problem at an air traffic control centre. Disruption was reported at most airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, after what National Air Traffic Services (NATS) said was a computer glitch at its control centre in Swanwick in Hampshire. NATS said the problem began when its night operating system failed properly to switch over to daytime mode. "We experienced a technical problem in the early hours of this morning, which means that it hasn't been possible to ... split out the sectors for the busier daytime traffic." NATS did not give any estimate of when normal service would be resumed.
By Dave Graham, Adriana Barrera and Simon Gardner MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican lawmakers unveiled a draft energy bill on Saturday that includes contracts ranging from profit-sharing and risk-sharing to licenses to lure private investment, in what would be the biggest oil-sector opening in decades for the world's 10th biggest oil producer. Approval of the bill would mark the end of the decades-long oil and gas monopoly held by state-run Pemex, which is struggling to reverse a sharp slide in oil output due to years of chronic under-investment. The bill, which would keep ownership of crude in state hands, is at the center of an economic reform drive that President Enrique Pena Nieto hopes will boost long-lagging growth in Latin America's No. 2 economy. But it is a big step from the service contracts currently on offer, under which companies are paid a fee, and also goes well beyond the proposal made by Pena Nieto in August, which was limited to profit-sharing contracts.