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Corbyn did what any normal person would, passenger says

Keren Harrison struck up a conversation with Jeremy Corbyn as they sat on the floor of the train. Credit: Twitter/Keren Harrison

A passenger who sat with Jeremy Corbyn in a train corridor said he "did what any normal person would do".

Keren Harrison, 45, struck up a conversation with the Labour leader when she saw him sitting on the floor of a train at the centre of a saga between the Corbyn camp and rail company Virgin Trains.

She said that although she is not a Labour supporter she thought he was a "man of morals" when he turned down a first class upgrade and said there were only a maximum of 10 unreserved seats.

"He's just done what any normal person would do," she said. "If I get on the train and there's no seats available and I want to sit down, I plonk myself on the floor."

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President Obama comforts flood-stricken families

President Barack Obama surveys the damage with one family in the neighbourhood of Zachary. Credit: Reuters

US President Barack Obama walked door to door in an East Baton Rouge neighbourhood, hugging and comforting families affected by some of the worst ever floods recorded in Louisiana.

More than 2.5ft of rain fell on parts of the state in the worst American disaster since 2012's Superstorm Sandy.

Obama promised residents that they were not alone. Credit: Reuters

"What I want the people of Louisiana to know is, you're not alone on this, even after the TV cameras leave," President Obama told them.

At least 13 deaths have been attributed to the flooding and more than 60,000 homes have been damaged.

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