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A summer of rail strikes could deal a blow for the industry and delay badly-needed investment

Nick Lee looked up at the departure board in London Victoria railway station and frowned.<p>It was almost six o’clock on Wednesday evening and the 42-year-old City worker had to figure out how to get home to Reigate in Surrey. Escaping central London wasn’t going to be easy.<p>Lee is one of hundreds of …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

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Mexico hit by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1011000/1011102_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524661775_58cee673886332699b2dd05f7b8c3428<p><b>At least 40 people have been killed in Mexico by two powerful storms battering the country simultaneously, one on its east and another on its west</b> …

What Is The Role Of Jails In Treating The Mentally Ill?

The county's Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles is a hulking, massive concrete structure. It is also part of the largest municipal jail system in the United States.<p>On a recent day, four men enter handcuffed with a police escort. The sheriff's deputies assign them cells, and …

Japan turns off last nuclear reactor amid fears of surge in gas prices

Japan will switch off its last nuclear reactor on Monday, amid fears that a growing dependence on gas imports there could push up electricity bills in the UK.<p>Kansai Electric Power's only functioning reactor was scheduled to be disconnected from the power grid and then shut for planned maintenance, …

Cashing out: Hounded by criticism, Larry Summers calls off Fed chairman bid

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has withdrawn his bid for consideration to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman — a move that allows the administration to sidestep a potentially contentious confirmation process.<p>"I have reluctantly concluded that any possible confirmation …

Obama: 'Trust, but verify' on Putin's Syria plan

WASHINGTON -- President Obama says he is taking a "trust, but verify" approach to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and his proposal to remove Syria's chemical weapons.<p>"This is not the Cold War, this is not a contest between the United States and Russia," Obama told ABC's <i>This Week</i> in an interview …

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