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  1. Bank holiday train services hit by strike action and engineering worksSat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:46 GMT
    Britons setting off on a bank holiday getaway face travel chaos today as trains are disrupted by striking rail workers and engineering works. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at First Great Western are walking out for three days in a row over new trains. More...
  2. Lebanon: Shiny on the Outside, Rotting from the insideSat, 29 Aug 2015 00:59:38 GMT
    To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism. But for many Lebanese, it's a rotting state eaten away by a political class that has long used the country's sectarian power-sharing system to perpetuate corruption and nepotism. More...
  3. Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars earlyFri, 28 Aug 2015 20:33:15 GMT
    The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early this year. Petitions and social media outrage are already flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner's cream-colored corset set she wore for her joyful coming out on the cover of Vanity Fair. More...
  4. Old Women Battle With Razor, Pepper Spray On JetBlue FlightFri, 28 Aug 2015 17:25:56 GMT
    Two people have been arrested and two others hospitalized in New York after a passenger spat between two women on a plane escalated into a bruising battle involving a razor blade and pepper spray. { "position1" : { "type" : "show", "id" : 27292142, "name" : "Investigation Discovery's CrimeFeed", "description" : "Can't resist shocking and outrageous crime stories? Get your fix on all things current and criminal each week as hosts Darren Kavinoky and Loni Coombs bring you the latest on cold cases, huge trials and shocking stories ripped from this week's headlines. More...
  5. Glasgow bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke 'not lying or deceitful'Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:25:55 GMT
    Harry Clarke was driving a bin lorry when it veered out of control last December in Glasgow, killing six people The driver of the bin lorry that killed six people in Glasgow just before Christmas did not set out to "inflict such unimaginable loss", an inquiry has heard on the day that it closed. His lawyer told the fatal accident inquiry at Glasgow Sheriff Court that Mr Clarke "is not a lying or deceitful man". More...
  6. Number of Decomposing Bodies in Truck Rise...Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:19:20 GMT
    The refrigerated truck left on an Austrian roadside didn't just contain the decomposing remains of 20 to 50 migrants as first thought. Police now say at least 71 people - 59 men, eight women, and four children, believed to be Syrian refugees - died inside the vehicle, which police believe left Budapest, Hungary, early Wednesday and was first seen parked along an Austrian motorway early yesterday. More...
  7. Ex-Army chief urges Britons to back UK protection for Afghan interpretersFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:04:42 GMT
    More people should support a petition calling on David Cameron to give all Afghan interpreters who served alongside UK forces protection, the former head of the Army has said. General Sir Richard Dannatt said Britain has an obligation to help interpreters who served in Afghanistan as he urged soldiers and the public to support the petition, which has already garnered more than 75,000 signatures. More...
  8. Briton now last survivor of wartime Great Escape after Aussie veteran diesFri, 28 Aug 2015 10:47:24 GMT
    A British war veteran has become the last surviving member of the true story behind The Great Escape, following the death of Australian pilot Paul Royle. Former squadron leader Dick Churchill, 95, was one of the 76-strong team who escaped from the Stalag Luft III camp in Poland in 1944. More...
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