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Tourists face travel chaos as national strike begins across France

Tourists face travel chaos as national strike begins across France

World
Travellers heading to and from France face five days of chaos due to a general strike across the country over pension reform.Flights, trains and buses will all be hit by the biggest wave of industrial action the country has faced for decades - which begins on Thursday. There are no tickets available on Eurostar trains until Tuesday, with the company saying it has cancelled almost 100 services between now and then. Image: Flights, trains and buses will all be hit by the national strike Image: Many airlines have cancelled flights to and from France Airlines including Easyjet, British Airways and Ryanair have opted to cancel many of their flights to and from France, while Air Fran...
Hong Kong protests: Two ‘critical’ after day of chaos

Hong Kong protests: Two ‘critical’ after day of chaos

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Two people are in critical condition after another day of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong.The first person - a protester - was injured on Monday morning, when he was shot by a police officer.He is the third person shot by police since rallies began 24 weeks ago.Later, a pro-Beijing supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set alight after arguing with protesters, who are demanding greater democracy and police accountability.There were a number of other flashpoints during the day, with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas in others parts of Hong Kong. At one point, tear gas was fired in the central business district - a rare occurrence during working hours on a weekday.Monday's violence followed a we...
KSI vs Logan Paul 2: Weigh-in descends into chaos as trainers Shannon Briggs and Viddal Riley clash ahead of YouTube fight

KSI vs Logan Paul 2: Weigh-in descends into chaos as trainers Shannon Briggs and Viddal Riley clash ahead of YouTube fight

Sports
The build-up to the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch got even uglier on Friday as the weigh-in descended into a scrap between the two teams. Former heavyweight world champion Shannon Briggs, working as Paul’s trainer, clashed with three members of KSI’s corner in an ugly brawl. Getty Images - Getty Things got ugly at the weigh in KSI’s English trainer Viddal Riley, his manager Amer Abdullah and two-weight world champion Badou Jack were all involved in the melee, with Abdullah getting shoved in the throat as both camps tried to leave the stage. It’s no secret that a great deal of bad blood exists between the two feuding YouTubers as they prepare for their rematch at the LA Staples Center on Saturday night. KSI, real name Olajide Olayinka Williams, weighed in
TSB suffers £105m loss after computer chaos

TSB suffers £105m loss after computer chaos

Business
TSB's computer meltdown pushed the bank into a £105.4m loss last year, from a £162.7m profit in 2017.The disastrous IT upgrade resulted in £330.2m in costs, to be partly offset by £153m that TSB said it expected to recover from computer provider Sabis.About 80,000 customers switched their bank account away from TSB in 2018 - 30,000 more than 2017 - after some people went weeks without services. There was also the cost of customer compensation and fraud. TSB said it had resolved about 90% (181,000) of the 204,000 customer complaints received since the IT chaos.Of the £330m in extra costs, about £125m was for customer compensation and sorting out their problems, £49m was due to fraud and operational losses, £1...
Cry me a river: Low water levels causing chaos in Germany

Cry me a river: Low water levels causing chaos in Germany

Technology
A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. Barges barely loaded so they don't run aground. A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry, environmental damage and billions of euros (dollars) in losses — a scenario that experts warn could portend the future as global temperatures rise. The drought-like conditions have hit nearly 90 percent of the country this year. In Magdeburg, the Elbe River has been so low that no ships carrying goods south to Leipzig or on to the Czech Republic have been able to pass through since the end of June, said Hartmut Rhein of the city's waterways and shipping department. The river's down to a depth of about...