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‘Lives at risk’ in Melbourne detention hotel after three asylum seekers test positive for Covid

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An asylum seeker inside a Melbourne hotel being used as an “alternative place of detention” by Australian Border Force says detainees are frustrated and scared after three of them tested positive for Covid. Mustafa Sa...

Trump hid losses of $70m at DC hotel during his presidency, records reveal

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Donald Trump hid losses of more than $70m at his eponymous Washington DC hotel while he was in the White House, House Democrats said on Friday. The House oversight committee said the deception was detailed in documen...

Asylum seekers placed in ‘unsuitable’ Blackpool hotel despite council protests

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Blackpool council has accused the Home Office and Serco of deliberately acting to frustrate the justice system after placing asylum seekers in a hotel, despite objections that the accommodation was wholly unsuitable. ...

Family ‘in tears’ after Cornwall hotel booking swapped for Uxbridge

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The five-star Retallack Resort near Newquay is one of Cornwall’s top watersports centres, where guests are housed in self-catering lodges with glazed frontages overlooking a lake, and Ian Tomlinson and his family were...

Child refugees were ‘dumped’ in unsafe hotel, claims Brighton council

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Fresh concern over the plight of thousands of refugees living in UK hotels has emerged after a council requested that the Home Office shut down temporary accommodation housing child refugees over “safeguarding concern...

Rwandan court finds Hotel Rwanda hero guilty of terror-related charges

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A Rwandan court has ruled that Paul Rusesabagina, a former hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, is guilty of terrorism-related charges. “They should be found guilty for being ...

Five-star to no-star: holidaymakers face nightmare in quarantine hotel

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Yulia Brill’s £4,500 package holiday on the Greek island of Rhodes turned into a nightmare on just the third day when her eight-year-old son felt unwell. He tested positive for Covid-19 and the family of four was move...

New Zealand: Covid-positive escapee had tried to flee hotel quarantine three times, officials say

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A man who tested positive for Covid-19 before absconding from a quarantine facility in Auckland on Thursday had attempted to escape three times before he was successful, health officials report. New Zealand police arr...

Five stars for staff working conditions on new hotel booking app

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Tourists booking a hotel in Spain will soon be able to choose not only one with the best views or the biggest pool, but also one where the staff enjoy decent working conditions. Having tried without success to persuad...

Five-year-old Afghan refugee falls to death from Sheffield hotel

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A five-year-old boy who fell to his death from a hotel window was an Afghan refugee whose family recently fled the Taliban. South Yorkshire police have appealed for information after the boy’s death in what was report...

From hero of Hotel Rwanda to dissident facing life in prison

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Before history began to be rewritten, the hotel manager and the rebel leader were hailed as heroes of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Paul Rusesabagina, whose story of sheltering Tutsis from machete-wielding Hutu militiame...

The Polo Lounge at the Dorchester Hotel: ‘Dismal food at inexplicable prices’ – restaurant review

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53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA (020 7629 8888). Starters £16-£42, mains £32-£135, desserts £16-£20, wines from £84 Editors don’t send their journalists to cover wars because they like misery and carnage. They do so beca...

Women in UK Covid hotel quarantine will have female guards where possible

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Women quarantining in UK hotels will have female guards wherever possible, the government has said, after several claims of sexual harassment by members of security staff. The announcement comes after Labour demanded ...

Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko found by police after fleeing hotel

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A Ugandan athlete who fled during pre-Olympics training in western Japan last week has been found and is being interviewed by police, officials said on Tuesday. Mie prefectural police in central Japan said the 20-year...

Man arrested after dramatic escape from Perth hotel quarantine

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A man in Perth, Australia, escaped mandatory quarantine in a hotel by scaling down a rope made of tied-together bedsheets from a fourth-floor window, police said on Tuesday. After arriving in the west coast city on a ...

Chet Faker: Hotel Surrender review – far bigger on textures than hooks

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Under the alias Chet Faker, the Australian auteur Nick Murphy found huge success in his homeland, and won critical plaudits internationally for his 2014 debut set, Built on Glass. A switch to his real name for the fol...

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