Thomas Cook customers to fly home after firm collapses

The biggest peacetime repatriation is underway after travel agent Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, bringing 150,000 Britons back from overseas. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is co-ordinating efforts to fly the tourists home after the tour operator “ceased trading with immediate effect”. Thomas Cook’s administration puts 22,000 jobs at …

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Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal

An American man has drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater on holiday in Tanzania. Steven Weber and his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine, were staying in a submerged cabin at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island. Footage shows Mr Weber diving under water to ask Ms Antoine to marry him. In …

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Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Oil prices surged after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of global supply. Brent crude jumped 10% to $66.28 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate rose 8.9% to $59.75 in Asian trading. Prices pulled back slightly after US President Donald Trump authorised the …

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Porn website offers $10m for naming rights of NBA team stadium

The home of the Miami Heat has a surprising entry in the naming rights game. (Getty) The internet porn business is boomin’. The once-taboo industry’s continued creep into the mainstream is seeking to broach another barrier. This time, its sights are set on big-time American sports. American Airlines announced on …

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Top universities worldwide ranked

Cost, location and career prospects are all key considerations for would-be students choosing a university. But reputation plays an important role, too. The annual World University Rankings, released by Times Higher Education (THE) on Wednesday, analysed more than 1,300 institutions around the world. Considered the most comprehensive global ranking, it …

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Johnson denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the advice he gave her over the five-week suspension of Parliament. The prime minister was speaking after Scotland’s highest civil court ruled on Wednesday the shutdown was unlawful. Asked whether he had lied to the monarch about his reasons for the …

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