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Five children fighting for life after French blaze: firefighters

Five children fighting for life after French blaze: firefighters

A fire in a residential building near Paris on Sunday left seven people with serious injuries including five children who were in a "life-threatening" condition, firefighters said. A dozen police officers were also slightly hurt in the blaze in Aubervilliers, north of Paris, which was...

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Italian minister calls for sanctions on Malta over migrants

Italian minister calls for sanctions on Malta over migrants

Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli Sunday called for sanctions against Malta, accusing it of not rescuing migrant boats in the Mediterranean and leaving the burden to Italy, in the latest row between the two countries over the issue. Toninelli said on Twitter the European Union...

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Serbia shutters Russia-backed military training camp for kids

Serbia shutters Russia-backed military training camp for kids

Serbian authorities on Friday ordered the closure of a controversial "patriotic youth camp", where teens were handling fake weapons and dressing in army uniforms as part of military-style training. Serbia's Interior Minister told reporters he had ordered the closure of the camp, which...

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4 soldiers killed in Turkey; 3 of them in friendly fire

4 soldiers killed in Turkey; 3 of them in friendly fire

Turkish officials say four soldiers have been killed in violence in southeastern Turkey where troops are battling Kurdish rebels — three of them as a result of a friendly fire. Several soldiers were injured. The governor's office for Adiyaman province says one of the soldiers died when the...

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Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

Rescue workers toiled through a second night Thursday in a desperate bid to find survivors in the rubble of a Genoa bridge which caved in during a heavy rainstorm, killing at least 39 people and injuring 16 more. A vast span of the Morandi bridge collapsed in the northern port city on...

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The search for Genoa survivors amid thousands of tonnes of rubble

The search for Genoa survivors amid thousands of tonnes of rubble

Among giant slabs of the collapsed concrete bridge which once stretched above them, hundreds of Italian rescuers pull apart debris in search of survivors. Around 200 metres (650 feet) of the 45 metre-high bridge came crashing to the ground in large blocks -- along with the cars and...

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Thieves take wing with 1 million euros of Red Bull in Belgium

Thieves take wing with 1 million euros of Red Bull in Belgium

Thirsty thieves stole more than 300 pallets of Red Bull cans worth around one million euros from a depot in Belgium in what police described on Tuesday as a "very professional" heist. The energy drink -- whose slogan is "Red Bull gives you wings" -- was stolen on Sunday from an...

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Malta agrees to allow Aquarius migrant boat to dock

Malta agrees to allow Aquarius migrant boat to dock

Malta on Tuesday said it agreed to let the Aquarius humanitarian ship dock in one of its ports and disembark 141 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya last week, ending a European standoff over who should accept the ship. "Malta will be making a concession allowing the vessel to enter...

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Stokes has been punished enough, says Vaughan

Stokes has been punished enough, says Vaughan

England all-rounder Ben Stokes should be welcomed back into the Test team after being cleared of affray on Tuesday, said former national captain Michael Vaughan. Vaughan, who has forged a successful career as a pundit since retiring from the crease, said the 27-year-old New Zealand-born...

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EU seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrants

EU seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrants

The European Commission said Monday that it is in contact with a number of member states to identify a country willing to take 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship, after the French aid groups operating the ship appealed for a safe port and Italy said Britain should take responsibility....

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Georgia under fire over harsh drug policies

Georgia under fire over harsh drug policies

Georgia's overly punitive drug laws cause severe and unjustifiable harm, Human Rights Watch said Monday, calling on the government to decriminalize personal use and possession of drugs. "Drug prosecutions for consumption and possession often lead to long prison sentences and prohibitive...

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Fire forces evacuations on Greek island of Evia

Fire forces evacuations on Greek island of Evia

A large fire broke out Sunday on the Greek island of Evia near Athens, the government said, with two villages evacuated, less than a month after over 90 people died in Greece's worst-ever wildfire. "The prime minister is in close contact with the interior minister over the large fire in...

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Germany slams US tariffs decision against Turkey

Germany slams US tariffs decision against Turkey

Germany’s economy minister criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose additional tariffs on Turkey, local media reported Sunday. "This trade war slows down and destroys economic growth and produces new uncertainties," Peter Altmaier said according to Germany’s Bild...

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Romania braces for fresh protest after 450 injured in clashes

Romania braces for fresh protest after 450 injured in clashes

Romania's capital Bucharest was bracing for another big demonstration Saturday, only a day after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest. Hundreds of people - some carrying Romanian flags - started gathering around a central square in...

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Firefighter's wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

Firefighter's wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

The prime minister of Greece pledged Thursday to overhaul the national disaster response agency as authorities publicly named the people killed by the country's deadliest forest fire in decades - victims whose ages ranged from 6 months to 95 years. The list, which included four...

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British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

The British Museum said Thursday it is returning to Iraq a collection of 5,000-year-old looted antiquities seized from a London dealer shortly after the US-led invasion in 2003. The eight objects were confiscated by police in May that year after the dealer failed to produce proof of...

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Estonia, Finland support scrapping EU daylight savings time

Estonia, Finland support scrapping EU daylight savings time

Estonia says it favors an idea floated by neighboring Finland to abolish the practice of advancing the clock an hour during the summer within the European Union but is undecided yet which time it prefers to stay in permanently. Economics Minister Kadri Simson said Thursday the practice...

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More than 2,000 evacuated to remove WWII-era bomb in Poland

More than 2,000 evacuated to remove WWII-era bomb in Poland

Polish police say they are evacuating more than 2,000 people after the discovery of an unexploded World War II-era bomb weighing some 250 kilograms. The bomb was discovered in the Oder River in the town of Glogow, an area of southwestern Poland that was part of Germany during the war....

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