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At least 22 killed in Italy head-on train collision

At least 22 killed in Italy head-on train collision

July  12, – Emergency services raced to extract people from the wreckage of smashed carriages thrown across a single track into olive groves near the town of Andria, in what one witness described as an “apocalyptic scene”. At least 22 people were killed Tuesday in a head-on collision between two passenger trains in the southern […]

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Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Sep 03, – Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought […]

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Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Apr 02, – The death toll could rise further. Bodies are still being pulled from the debris of ruined buildings, while rescue workers have not been able to reach some remote areas. Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote […]

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Yemen rebels quit Aden palace, Qaeda makes gains

Yemen rebels quit Aden palace, Qaeda makes gains

Apr 03, – The impoverished Arabian Peninsula state has sunk further into chaos since the coalition spearheaded by Riyadh launched Operation Decisive Storm on March 26 to try to halt the advance by Shiite Huthi rebels. Saudi-led air raids drove back rebels in the last stronghold of Yemen’s absent president Friday, while Al-Qaeda militants seized […]

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Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Oct 15, – European regulators are expected to propose a tightening of EU limits on microscopic particles known as particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants, with legislative proposals due before the end of the year. While emissions of some pollutants have declined sharply in Europe in recent decades, more diesel cars and a rise in […]

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High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

Oct 12, – Particulate air pollution refers to tiny particles in the air known as PM10. The European Union’s PM10 safety threshold is 50 micrograms per cubic meter (mcg/m3), but this study suggests that the harmful effects of PM10 may occur below that level. High levels of particulate air pollution — commonly known as smog […]

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Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

June 22, AP – Ministers from 11 countries including the United States, European and regional Muslim powers, held talks that Washington said ‘should commit participants to direct all aid through the Western-backed Supreme Military Council’, which it hopes can offset the growing power of rebel forces. Western and Arab opponents of Syrian president Bashar Al […]

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President Barack Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

President Barack Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

June 17, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking a security, foreign policy and economic agenda to Northern Ireland for a meeting with heads of the leading industrial nations. He’s looking for consensus on Syria while pushing for common ground on trade, economic growth and tax policies. Obama left Washington on Sunday night and […]

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In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

May 19, AP – Twenty-six countries battled it out in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest finale, held on Saturday in Malmö, in southern Sweden. Ahead of the competition, bookmakers had tipped Denmark would take out the competition comfortably. 20-year-old Emmelie De Forest won with her song “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has won Eurovision 2013 in a […]

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Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

May 16, AP – Initially it was just the countries at the forefront of the eurozone’s debt crisis, such as Greece and Portugal that were contracting. But the malaise is now spreading to the so-called core countries. Wednesday’s figures showed Germany, Europe’s largest economy, grew by a less-than-anticipated quarterly rate of 0.1 percent while France […]

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