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Labour urges windfall tax on failing rail firms to compensate chaos-hit travellers

Labour urges windfall tax on failing rail firms to compensate chaos-hit travellers

Passengers would have fares frozen as new ticket price hike is expectedA multimillion-pound tax on poorly performing rail companies should be used to freeze fares for passengers hit by weeks of
Senior member of European far-right group quits over neo-Nazi link

Senior member of European far-right group quits over neo-Nazi link

Briton Tom Dupré leaves Generation Identity camp in France after being told by Observer of member linked to racist attacksA clandestine meeting of Europe’s “hipster far right” was plunged into chaos
More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now want to remain in EU

More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now want to remain in EU

Major new analysis shows most constituencies now have majority who want to RemainMore than 100 Westminster constituencies that voted to leave the EU have now switched their support to Remain,
Chris Collins: Republican charged with insider trading ends re-election bid

Chris Collins: Republican charged with insider trading ends re-election bid

The congressman and early Trump supporter is accused of scheme to gain insider information on biotech company Christopher Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump, is ending his
Seattle plane crash: 'heartbroken' family remember gentle man who meant no harm

Seattle plane crash: 'heartbroken' family remember gentle man who meant no harm

Relatives of Richard ‘Beebo’ Russell speak as authorities work out how ‘suicidal’ airline employee took empty planeThe family of an airline employee who stole and later crashed a plane near Seattle
Canada police charge suspect in Fredericton shootings

Canada police charge suspect in Fredericton shootings

Police charge a 48-year-old man for murders of two police officers and two civilians Canadian police have charged a man for the deaths of two police officers and two civilians, the latest incident in
Two men arrested in Deptford arson murder inquiry

Two men arrested in Deptford arson murder inquiry

Seven-year-old Joel Urhie was killed in a fire at his home in south-east LondonPolice investigating the death of seven-year-old Joel Urhie in a fire in Deptford, south-east London, have arrested two
Men who ran French campsite hit by flash floods charged

Men who ran French campsite hit by flash floods charged

A man is still missing after rising waters caused 119 children to be evacuated from the unauthorised site Two Germans whose group ran an unauthorised campsite in southern France that was hit by flash
Woman arrested with daughter in Dubai over drinking wine is released

Woman arrested with daughter in Dubai over drinking wine is released

Human rights group warns case of Ellie Holman, who accepted alcohol offered by Emirates, is symptomatic of confused UAE lawsA woman who was detained in Dubai with her four-year-old daughter after
Erdoğan calls on Turks to back lira by selling their dollars and euros

Erdoğan calls on Turks to back lira by selling their dollars and euros

Turkey’s currency has plummeted as relations with the US have worsenedThe Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has repeated a call for Turks to sell dollars and euros to support the national
Crumbling stone in the Western Wall exposes Jerusalem’s religious fractures

Crumbling stone in the Western Wall exposes Jerusalem’s religious fractures

Erosion is damaging the 2,000-year-old site – but restoration plans have been complicated by its sacred statusIt was an otherwise unremarkable occurrence – a lone stone, possibly weakened by erosion,
'We don't see no riot': Charlottesville protesters criticise huge police presence

'We don't see no riot': Charlottesville protesters criticise huge police presence

Hundreds rally against 1,000-strong police force a year after deadly white supremacist rallies went largely uncheckedHundreds of protesters took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, on
Rising sea levels leave Belgium’s St Tropez ‘fighting for its life’

Rising sea levels leave Belgium’s St Tropez ‘fighting for its life’

Proposed offshore island to protect a haunt of Sinatra and Dietrich would be its ruin, says long-time mayorIt is known affectionately as Belgium’s answer to St Tropez – a town once frequented by Frank
Muslim group joins condemnation of Boris Johnson burqa remarks

Muslim group joins condemnation of Boris Johnson burqa remarks

Comments reveal ‘underbelly of Islamophobia’ in Tory party, Muslim Council of Britain saysConservative MPs’ support for Boris Johnson over his comments comparing Muslim women in burqas to bank robbers
Police appeal to football fans for information on Lucy McHugh murder

Police appeal to football fans for information on Lucy McHugh murder

CCTV footage of 13-year-old girl’s last movements will be screened during Southampton and Burnley match Detectives investigating the murder of a 13-year-old girl will screen CCTV footage of her last
Banned 21 years ago, yet still the world stands by as chemical attacks go unchecked

Banned 21 years ago, yet still the world stands by as chemical attacks go unchecked

Sanctions have been slapped on Russia over the Salisbury attack but atrocities are spiralling out of control elsewhereSweeping US sanctions imposed on Russia last week as punishment for the Salisbury
Trump’s N-word tape is going to be Pussygate all over again | Arwa Mahdawi

Trump’s N-word tape is going to be Pussygate all over again | Arwa Mahdawi

Claims that Trump is captured on tape being indefensibly bigoted brings on a grim sense of deja vuThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If
Three police officers killed by gunmen in Pakistan

Three police officers killed by gunmen in Pakistan

Two more were wounded, while six people were injured in a separate suicide bombingGunmen killed three police officers in an overnight attack, while a suicide bomber wounded three Chinese engineers and
From EM Forster to Mamma Mia! Why we can't resist the Mediterranean

From EM Forster to Mamma Mia! Why we can't resist the Mediterranean

Sunshine, sensuality, and a dash of danger... the Mediterranean has fascinated writers and artists for hundreds of years. But why are the Brits so obsessed?Some readers may be lucky enough this
Alex Jones claims he's being silenced as bans push him to alternate platforms

Alex Jones claims he's being silenced as bans push him to alternate platforms

Removals from Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple haven’t slowed his posting, but the Infowars founder is appealing to the president Alex Jones says he’s being silenced – but he isn’t shutting up and