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Swiss resort launches special train for Chinese tourists due to 'cultural differences'

Huge influx of visitors from Asia had brought a struggling railway company back on track

The alleged game took place in 1478

French hamlet claims to be site of the first recorded cricket match

It’s as English as warm beer and village greens… but sacré bleu!

One of the suspects in court in Hungary over the deaths of 71 refugees

EU migrant crisis: Romanian man arrested after 'severely dehydrated' children found among 26 people in lorry in Austria

Three children are recovering in hospital after Austrian police stopped a truck near Braunau, on the German border, with 26 people from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh crammed inside.

Roma gypsies block the A1 road to and from Calais

French Roma gypsies block major motorway to Calais with burning tyres in demonstration after shooting at camp

Protest aimed to get man, who father was among those killed in Roma camp earlier this week, released for funeral

Migrants who have just crossed the border from Serbia into Hungary walk along a railway track that joins the two countries

Migrant crisis: The walls Europe is building to keep people out

Countries are adopting Donald Trump-style wall-building projects

Syriza leading opinion polls ahead of new Greek elections despite rebellion and Alexis Tsipras stepping down

Newspaper poll gives leftist party a slim 3.5 point lead over the conservative party New Democracy

Paris train attack: Theresa May joins European Ministers at security summit after foiled railway plot

Home Secretary Theresa May is attending along with eight European ministers

The Russian crew of the Novorossiysk enjoyed a night on the town in Ceuta, just 19 miles off Gibraltar

Spain accused of 'provocation' after letting Russian submarine refuel off Gibraltar

Exclusive: Defence experts have condemned the sub's three-day visit

Two Syrian migrants who recently arrived in Greece sleep on a public beach August 28, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants from the Middle East and North Africa continue to flood into Europe at a rate that marks the largest migration since World War II.

Migrant crisis: Europe should be 'ashamed' says Save the Children CEO

Over 300,000 people have sought to cross the Mediterranean Sea so far in 2015

Flowers and candles are placed at the site where a refrigerated truck with decomposing bodies was found by an Austrian motorway

The 71 people found dead in a lorry should have reached sanctuary

That they still had to risk their lives and die in a manner more expected in the holds of dilapidated Libyan fishing vessels, or packed trucks crossing the Sahara, is a damning indictment of the EU's asylum system

Coffins containing the bodies of migrants found dumped on an Austrian motorway this week are unloaded at the forensics institute in Vienna yesterday. Three people have been arrested

The world looks on as details emerge following the discovery of the bodies of 71 migrants in a lorry in Austria

We do not know their names, only the number who perished in the back of a lorry on an Austrian roadside. The death toll rose to 71 on Friday as three people were arrested in Hungary – and the world looked on

This handout picture released by the French NGO Medecins Sans FrontiËres (Doctors without borders - MSF) on August 27, 2015 shows migrants on a wooden boat during a rescue operation by MSF and the Swedish Coast Guards
The body of a drowned migrant wearing a wedding ring lies on a dock in Zuwara, Libya, after his boat sank off the coast on Thursday

Anger mounts in Libya after migrant boat sinks in the Mediterranean

Up to 180 people are feared drowned following the incident

A tunnel system built by the Nazis in Poland. According to Polish lore, a Nazi train loaded with gold and weapons vanished into a mountain at the end of the Second World War

Nazi 'gold train': Location 'revealed in deathbed confession'

According to local lore, the German train vanished while it was fleeing the Red Army in the spring of 1945

Journalists walk at a multifunction and emergency stop station of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel during a media visit near the town of Sedrun August 24, 2015. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016, consisting of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles).

World's longest tunnel completed in Switzerland will save an hour on journey times

The NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel will cut journey times for passenger trains by an hour

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‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
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Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference
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Britain's Atlantis

Scientific study beneath North Sea could revolutionise how we see the past
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The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember'

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'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

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Britain still addicted to 'dirty' coal

Biggest energy suppliers are more dependent on fossil fuel than a decade ago
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