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TUI to refund all customers by end of the month after investigation

TUI has agreed to refund all customers affected by Covid-19 cancellations - Carl Recine/Reuters
TUI has agreed to refund all customers affected by Covid-19 cancellations – Carl Recine/Reuters

TUI will refund all its customers affected by Covid-19 cancellations by the end of the month following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

The CMA was sent thousands of complaints from customers claiming that they were not receiving refunds for their trips within 14 days – a requirement of consumer protection law.

The leading travel company has now agreed to pay by Sept 30 any outstanding refund requests from people who had their package holiday cancelled as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Customers who accepted Refund Credit Notes are also entitled to a cash refund as an alternative, which will be paid within 14 days.

Andrea Coscelli, the CMA’s chief executive, said: “It’s absolutely essential that people have trust and confidence when booking package holidays and know that if a cancellation is

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Will We Ever Have Sex Again? An Investigation

One sunny day in May, a man named Ashrita Furman took a samurai sword and sliced 31 watermelons open on his own stomach in under one minute, making it one of 600 times he has set a Guinness World Record. 

I have set zero Guinness World Records, but I’ve been thinking about how much I have in common with Furman lately, whom I first learned about in a New Yorker profile in 2011, which stated, “He has never driven a car, and he is celibate.”

But that’s me, I thought, taking a swig of skim milk and checking my powder-blue Baby-G watch to make sure I wasn’t missing Gossip Girl. “I don’t know how to drive a car. I’ve never had sex with anyone.”

Almost 10 years later, I’m exactly where I was when I first read about Furman: living in my parents’ house, still totally unable to

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Will We Ever Have Sex Again? An Investigation.

One sunny day in May, a man named Ashrita Furman took a samurai sword and sliced 31 watermelons open on his own stomach in under one minute, making it one of 600 times he has set a Guinness World Record. 

I have set zero Guinness World Records, but I’ve been thinking about how much I have in common with Furman lately, who I first learned about in a New Yorker profile in 2011, which stated, “He has never driven a car, and he is celibate.”

“But that’s me,” I thought, taking a swig of skim milk and checking my powder blue Baby-G watch to make sure I wasn’t missing Gossip Girl. “I don’t know how to drive a car. I’ve never had sex with anyone.”

Almost ten years later, I’m exactly where I was when I first read about Furman: Living in my parents’ house, still totally unable

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Minneapolis council to vote on abolishing police; Elijah McClain’s death investigation reopened

The Minneapolis city council took a first step Friday toward abolishing the city’s police department, a move protesters have repeatedly called for during the month since George Floyd was killed as one of the city’s officers knelt on his neck.

Nationally, the House passed its own police reform package that would end certain legal protections for officers accused of misconduct and ban chokeholds. 

Meanwhile, protests continue around the U.S., including in Kentucky where social justice groups continue to demand the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death be arrested. In Seattle, some protesters in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or Capitol Hill Organized Protest said they will stay despite the mayor’s plan to wind down the zone. 

There was also a standoff between protesters and authorities at the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Protesters had vowed to tear down the statue, but law enforcement responded with police presence and

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