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Majority take tube/tram/bus, but taxis now a more popular option than trains

Majority take tube/tram/bus, but taxis now a more popular option than trains
The transport study is the latest in a series of VisitBritain’s foresight editions, which look at the significant issues affecting the inbound tourism industry. The latest report, released today, reveals that now just over half (53%) of all visitors to Britain get around the country using a bus, tube or tram, followed closely by one-in-three who book a taxi (32%). Train trips, outside of towns and cities, have become the third most popular way of getting around with only 28% of international visitors doing so. Read More >

Australia Post vying to run Medicare and PBS payments from shop fronts |

Australia Post vying to run Medicare and PBS payments from shop fronts | World news | NewsWire
Chief executive of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour, confirmed his company would make an application. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Australia Post has put its hand up to run Medicare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) services from its shop fronts, as the federal government calls for expressions of interest in its plan to outsource the ageing and expensive system to make budget savings.

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Michael Brown’s Ferguson: ‘This is a war and we are soldiers on the frontline’ |

Michael Brown's Ferguson: 'This is a war and we are soldiers on the frontline' | World news | NewsWire
Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

When David Whitt returned from the supermarket to his apartment in Ferguson, Missouri one recent evening, he quickly realised that he had made a mistake and would have to head back out on his bicycle.

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Barneys to pay $525,000 in racial profiling settlement |

Barneys to pay $525,000 in racial profiling settlement | World news | NewsWire
Kayla Phillips filed a lawsuit after she was detained after buying a $2,500 Céline bag from Barneys. Photograph: Aaron Showalter/Getty

New York’s state attorney general on Monday settled allegations of racial profiling at Barneys, one of the city’s most famous department stores, in a controversy that had dragged in rap mogul Jay Z.

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‘Isis has shattered the ancient ties that bound Iraq’s minorities’ | World news | The Observer

In the grounds of Archbishop Bashar Warda's cathedral, the last Christians of northern Iraq are trying to find shelter. Some huddle under parched shrubs. Others move in sync with the shadow from the church office that gives them a reprieve from the baking sun. Children and women mill around a makeshift food hall, while old men stare vacantly. There are 4,000 desperate souls in the church grounds. And all seem shocked to be here.

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