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Man who walked into Tube station naked from the waist down and smeared excrement over himself told police 'his trousers were stolen'

Christopher Dove, from Strood in Kent, attempted to talk to a member of staff before sitting down on the floor in the ticket hall of Piccadilly Circus station

London Underground staff are now on strike until Friday

Tube Strike: Little sign of disruption as Tube workers begin eight day strike but union slams 'provocative and dangerous' contingency plans

As of 8pm this morning all lines were running a good service, with the exception of the district line which was running with minor delays

The man is described as Asian, 5ft 6ins tall, slim build and in his 20s. He was wearing a grey jumper with black tracksuit bottoms and had black hair and a small goatee beard.

Police release CCTV image of suspect after pregnant woman is sexually assaulted on bus

Man sat next to a 33-year-old pregnant woman and began rubbing her leg

European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face veils

24-year-old French woman argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression

New York woman survives being run over by three trains after falling onto subway tracks

Mary Downey, an Irish woman from Woodlawn in the Bronx, fell onto the tracks at the W. 49th Street station in Manhattan

Four men arrested over savage gang rape of teenage girl at secluded nature spot in Slough

Man hospitalised after firing crossbow into his head during police pursuit

Police said the man discharged the crossbow which caused him to suffer a serious head injury

Ostriches bury their heads in the sand. It counts as a political myth because it is a standard parliamentary metaphor. But they don't.

French zookeeper battered ostrich to death with shovel and attempted to blame pony for attack

The zookeeper in La Teste-de-Buch, southwestern France, was subsequently convicted of animal cruelty

Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian forces launch full-scale attack on pro-Russian separatists as ceasefire ends

Both sides have accused the other of violating the truce which only partially paused the fighting

Commuters prepare to travel on the District Line of the London Underground during strike action on 30 April 30, 2014

Tube strike: London braces for Tour de France disruption as power workers prepare for eight-day walkout

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and Unite are due to walk out from 8pm this evening

Benjamin Netanyahu said the teenagers were 'were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals'

Israeli missing teenagers: Hamas warns 'gates of hell will open' as Israel bombs Gaza strip

Netanyahu says trio 'were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals'

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