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  1. Union tells Sydney commuters to stay home during 24-hour rail strike

    Rail, Tram and Bus Union tells transport users they can help staff put pressure on government by staying home

    The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has told New South Wales commuters to stay home from work on 29 January as rail workers strike for 24 hours.

    The RTBU announced the strike after lengthy discussions with members who claimed they were “fed up” with the NSW transport minister, Andrew Constance, and who are fighting for a pay rise and improved working conditions.

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  2. Jacob Rees-Mogg to lead influential group of Tory Eurosceptic MPs

    Election as chair of European research group comes after vow to help government make a success of Brexit

    Jacob Rees-Mogg has been elected chair of an influential backbench group of Eurosceptic Tory MPs after promising to help Theresa May carry out the type of Brexit she originally promised.

    The MP for North East Somerset will lead the European research group (ERG), which was formed to support Conservative MPs as the party delivers Brexit.

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  3. Hatton Garden raiders would have sold goods for fraction of worth

    Prosecutors tell court in confiscation hearing that £5.7m of stolen jewellery is lost somewhere in the world

    The Hatton Garden burglars would have sold almost £10m worth of loot taken during the raid for a fraction of its market value, a court has been told.

    Prosecutors said £13.69m was the benefit from the burglary and that only £4,324,437 has been recovered.

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  4. Trump official: 'I don't know if Norway is predominantly white' – video

    Donald Trump’s secretary of homeland security, Kirstjen Nielsen, admits not knowing whether Norway’s population is mainly white, during questioning by the Senate homeland security committee. Asked by Senator Patrick Leahy if Norway is ‘predominantly white’, Nielsen replies: ‘I actually do not know that sir.’

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  5. Attack by Turkish forces on US-backed Kurds in Syria thought imminent

    Operation targeting ‘terror nests’ would risk inflaming tensions between Trump administration and Ankara

    Turkish troops and tanks near the Syrian border are making final plans to attack the US military’s Kurdish partners inside northern Syria as tensions between Ankara and Washington near unprecedented levels.

    Ahead of a widely expected incursion, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, threatened to “destroy all terror nests”, a reference to Kurdish forces that the US has used as proxies in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) and Turkey views as a subversive threat.

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