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Most overcrowded trains in England and Wales revealed

Most overcrowded trains in England and Wales revealed

South Western service to Waterloo was more than 500 passengers over 720 capacityAn early morning Southern train into London Bridge was the most overcrowded service recorded last year, with 267
Laos dam collapse: view of flooded villages – video

Laos dam collapse: view of flooded villages – video

Aerial footage and video shot from the water shows extensive flooding caused by the hydroelectric dam collapse in San Sai district of Attapeu. The footage was posted by ABC News Laos to their Facebook
Labor MP Emma Husar takes personal leave after bullying allegations take toll

Labor MP Emma Husar takes personal leave after bullying allegations take toll

Member for Lindsay says she needed to take time out to protect her family after threats of violence Labor MP Emma Husar has taken personal leave, citing the difficulty of the spotlight on her family
Gibraltar: Spain warns UK over 'cliff-edge' Brexit

Gibraltar: Spain warns UK over 'cliff-edge' Brexit

Madrid complains that talks with the UK over Rock’s future are ‘not going anywhere’Spain has warned the British government that a “cliff-edge” Brexit must be avoided for Gibraltar, with negotiations
Wildfires rage near Athens - in pictures

Wildfires rage near Athens - in pictures

Dozens of people have died as wildfires raged in suburbs and seaside resorts near the Greek capital, forcing residents to abandon their homes and seek refuge by the sea. More than 300 firefighters,
Murray-Darling Basin Authority had 'a dishonest culture', inquiry told

Murray-Darling Basin Authority had 'a dishonest culture', inquiry told

Former member of committee overseeing northern basin says agency was a ‘politically motivated organisation’The Murray-Darling Basin Authority was “a politically motivated organisation, which developed
Stigma and struggles: living with disability in Kenya – in pictures

Stigma and struggles: living with disability in Kenya – in pictures

As the first ever international disability summit begins in London, photographer Kate Holt reports from Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya, sharing the stories of refugees and locals who live and
New York Daily News cuts half of its newsroom staff

New York Daily News cuts half of its newsroom staff

Tabloid’s owner says it needs to go further as it tries to restructure the loss-making businessThe New York Daily News tabloid has cut half of its newsroom staff, including Jim Rich, the paper’s
People with disabilities failed by dearth of funding worldwide, say campaigners

People with disabilities failed by dearth of funding worldwide, say campaigners

As UK co-hosts world’s first disability summit, Theresa May warns that most vulnerable are ‘forced, every day, to deal with prejudice and even violence’People with disabilities worldwide are being let
Global trade system under WTO 'has failed', Australian treasurer says

Global trade system under WTO 'has failed', Australian treasurer says

In an interview at the G20 meeting, Scott Morrison tells Fairfax the US-China trade war is a chance to look at the rulesThe Australian treasurer, Scott Morrison, has said the global trading system has
Greece fires: state of emergency declared as deadly blazes rage – video

Greece fires: state of emergency declared as deadly blazes rage – video

Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern and western parts of greater Athens, as fires fanned by gale-force winds raged through pine forests and seaside towns on either side
Toronto shooting: gunman had history of psychosis and depression, family says

Toronto shooting: gunman had history of psychosis and depression, family says

Statement says Faisal Hussain, 29, suffered a life of ‘struggle and pain’ but no cure could be found for his problemsThe 29-year-old gunman behind an attack that killed two people and injured 13
Trump considering revoking his critics' security clearances – video

Trump considering revoking his critics' security clearances – video

President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former Obama administration officials who have been critical of his presidency. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders
North Korea: satellite images show dismantling of missile test facilities

North Korea: satellite images show dismantling of missile test facilities

Work seen as ‘important first step’ after pledge made at summit with Donald TrumpNorth Korea has taken the first steps towards honouring its commitment to nuclear disarmament by starting to dismantle
Daniel Ortega rejects blame for Nicaragua bloodshed in rare interview

Daniel Ortega rejects blame for Nicaragua bloodshed in rare interview

Despite growing condemnation from international community and former allies, Ortega uses TV appearance to blame crisis on ‘terrible lies’Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has sought to dodge
PM was not told Anthony Blunt was Soviet spy, archives reveal

PM was not told Anthony Blunt was Soviet spy, archives reveal

Queen and home secretary were told of treachery in 1964 but not Alec Douglas-HomeWhen the Queen’s art adviser Anthony Blunt quietly admitted in 1964 that he had been a spy for Stalinist Russia, the
Georgia lawmaker refuses to resign after using racial slur on Sacha Baron Cohen show

Georgia lawmaker refuses to resign after using racial slur on Sacha Baron Cohen show

Jason Spencer also dropped his pants in Who Is America? series after being told it would scare off Muslim terroristsA Georgia lawmaker has apologised for using racial slurs and dropping his pants in
Australia sailed asylum seekers to remote reef to prevent them accessing mainland

Australia sailed asylum seekers to remote reef to prevent them accessing mainland

By sending asylum seekers to Ashmore Reef, government wanted to ensure boat arrivals could be legally detained offshore Australian customs ships intercepted asylum seeker boats and sailed those on
Google owner Alphabet's profits drop after $5bn fine but shares surge

Google owner Alphabet's profits drop after $5bn fine but shares surge

The European Union fined Google after accusing it of ‘serious illegal behaviour’, but investors shrugged off the fineGoogle parent company Alphabet reported a sharp drop in profits on Monday as the
White House's annual Made in America event – in pictures

White House's annual Made in America event – in pictures

The White House held its ‘Made in America’ product showcase in Washington DC on Wednesday, featuring items created in the US. This year, there were no trucks for Donald Trump to test drive Continue