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French fairground ride hurls man to death

Image copyright Prefet de region Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes A spinning carousel has crashed to the ground at a fairground in south-eastern France killing a man, and injuring 12 other people. The 40-year-old man was riding in one of several pods on the attraction in Neuville-sur-Saone, north of Lyon. Deputy mayor Laurent Buffard …

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French armed officers spark Italy migrant row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants from Guinea don winter clothes donated by a charity in Bardonecchia Armed French customs officers have provoked widespread anger by entering a migrant clinic at a railway station over the border in Italy. Five officers forced one individual to undergo a urine test …

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Yemen war: Fire damages World Food Programme warehouses

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe warehouses contained aid including fuel and mattresses A fire has broken out in warehouses containing humanitarian aid in the Yemeni Red Sea port of Hudaydah. The blaze, which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault, has destroyed food …

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Teachers back prospect of national strike over pay

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s two biggest teaching unions have moved closer to national strikes over pay, backing ballots on action if substantial rises are not agreed. The National Education Union (NEU) agreed a motion for a strike ballot, while the Nasuwt backed calls for a rolling programme of …

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Office lunch theft: the internet reacts

Image copyright Getty Images Lunchtime can be the highlight of any working day – until you open the fridge door to find your lunch has vanished. The extent of the problem was highlighted after a man’s Twitter thread documenting the theft of a co-worker’s shrimp fried rice was liked more …

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Man in India killed 'for owning horse'

Image caption In parts of India, owning a horse confers wealth and power A young farmer from the lowest rung of India’s caste hierarchy – the Dalit community – has been beaten to death, apparently for owning and riding a horse. Police in Gujarat state said three upper-caste men had …

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Spy poisoning: Russia expels more UK diplomats

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, have been in hospital since the attack Russia has told Britain a total of more than 50 of its diplomats will have to leave, amid a deepening row over the poisoning of a former Russian …

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Esther McVey: Saturday jobs help teenagers prepare for work

Image copyright Getty Images Schoolchildren should get part-time jobs to help prepare them for the work environment, the work and pensions secretary has said. Esther McVey said she did not think they were “lazy” but there had been a “significant decrease” in the number of teenagers working on a Saturday. …

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