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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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How Ebola gained toehold in Nigerian capital |

The man was acting strangely even before he boarded the plane, hunching over in pain and avoiding physical contact with other passengers milling around the airport in Monrovia, Liberia's capital. Once airborne, he was sick several times. By the time he disembarked in Lagos airport – one of the busiest in the continent on a Muslim holiday – he was no longer able to stand unaided, diplomats and a witness told the Guardian.

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Clive Palmer goes quiet as Coalition seeks deals on health and education |

Clive Palmer goes quiet as Coalition seeks deals on health and education | World news | NewsWire
PUP leader Clive Palmer and the leader of the House Christopher Pyne in the House of Representatives. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

Clive Palmer has declined to comment on possible compromises on health and education policy, despite previously insisting his three senators would oppose any Medicare co-payment or deregulation of university fees.

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Shinzo Abe looks for allies outside Japan as popularity wanes at home | World news | Guardian Weekly

Shinzo Abe looks for allies outside Japan as popularity wanes at home | World news | Guardian Weekly
Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, greets an audience in Brazil during the last leg of a Latin American tour that included visits to Colombia, Chile and Mexico. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe showed off his football skills in Brasilia earlier this month, kicking a ball around with Zico, the Brazilian who once coached the Japanese team. The premier also had a friendly meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and signed some energy deals.

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