Rail disruption despite strike suspension Nick Kyrgios apologizes to fans – your morning briefing

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Travelers have been warned of the disruption despite the cancellation of rail strikes scheduled for November 5, 7 and 9, which main operator Network Rail said came at too short a notice. A revised tentative train schedule will remain in place until Monday. Read more “

Elon Musk has defended his decision to cut nearly half of Twitter’s workforce, admitting the company was losing more than $4 million a day. Writing on the social media platform, the billionaire claimed that everyone affected was being offered three months of severance pay, “which is 50% more than legally required”. Read more » Sky News

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has apologized and agreed to donate £20,000 to charity after accusing a fan of being ‘crazy drunk’ during the Wimbledon final. Anna Palus filed a lawsuit against Kyrgios, accusing him of defamation with “the reckless and entirely baseless allegation”. Read more » BBC News

Putin appeared to publicly approve for the first time the evacuation of civilians living in “dangerous” areas of the Kherson region in southern Ukraine. It comes after Ukraine accused Moscow of forcibly deporting civilians, which constitutes a war crime. Read more » Reuters

Thousands of people are expected to take part in a demonstration in London by the People’s Assembly campaign group, which is demanding an immediate general election and further government action in the face of the deepening cost of living crisis. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch will be among those joining the protest. Read more » The Guardian

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