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2008-09-14

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More crisis talks to try to save Alitalia

The Italian government is desperately trying to save its failing national airline, holding new crisis talks with unions and possible investors. There

The Italian government is desperately trying to save its failing national airline, holding new crisis talks with unions and possible investors. There

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Engine failure suspected in Russian air crash

Russian air crash investigators say an airliner that crashed in Siberia, killing all 88 people on board, was probably brought down by technical

Russian air crash investigators say an airliner that crashed in Siberia, killing all 88 people on board, was probably brought down by technical

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Pope meets French bishops and cardinals

“Love can be stronger than all the evil in the world” – that was the message to Catholic pilgrims from the Pope on Sunday, as he celebrated mass at

“Love can be stronger than all the evil in the world” – that was the message to Catholic pilgrims from the Pope on Sunday, as he celebrated mass at

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After Ike, Texas facing weeks of disruption

Rescuers in Texas have been picking their way through the debris churned up when Hurricane Ike gouged its way across the gulf coast. Their efforts

Rescuers in Texas have been picking their way through the debris churned up when Hurricane Ike gouged its way across the gulf coast. Their efforts

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Georgians check for mines after Russian pull-out

Georgian soldiers near the Black Sea Port of Poti have been checking abandoned trenches for mines after the pull-out of Russian forces. Moscow had a

Georgian soldiers near the Black Sea Port of Poti have been checking abandoned trenches for mines after the pull-out of Russian forces. Moscow had a

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Two detained after Paris boating tragedy

The captain and second-in-command of a sightseeing vessel have been taken into custody in Paris by police investigating a boating tragedy. A man and

The captain and second-in-command of a sightseeing vessel have been taken into custody in Paris by police investigating a boating tragedy. A man and

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Texas takes stock after Ike strike

Recovery work has begun in Texas after Hurricane Ike brought destruction to the coast and America’s fourth largest city, Houston. The insurance

Recovery work has begun in Texas after Hurricane Ike brought destruction to the coast and America’s fourth largest city, Houston. The insurance

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Russian general among 88 killed in plane crash

It has emerged that an adviser to the Russian president was among the 88 people who died when an Aeroflot plane crashed in Siberia. General Gennady

It has emerged that an adviser to the Russian president was among the 88 people who died when an Aeroflot plane crashed in Siberia. General Gennady

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Two detained after Paris boating tragedy

A man and his six-year-old son who were trapped when a pleasure boat sank on the River Seine in Paris have died in hospital. The accident happened

A man and his six-year-old son who were trapped when a pleasure boat sank on the River Seine in Paris have died in hospital. The accident happened

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Pope leads anniversary mass in Lourdes

The Pope has celebrated a mass at Lourdes in south-western France, close to the spot where the faithful believe visions of the Virgin Mary appeared

The Pope has celebrated a mass at Lourdes in south-western France, close to the spot where the faithful believe visions of the Virgin Mary appeared

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Brown cracks down on Labour leadership rebels

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has continued to stamp his authority on his ruling Labour Party, sacking another senior member for disloyalty. It

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has continued to stamp his authority on his ruling Labour Party, sacking another senior member for disloyalty. It

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Alitalia on the brink of collapse

Italy’s national airline Alitalia is on the brink of collapse, with calls for last-ditch effort to avert a crash landing. The company said it cannot

Italy’s national airline Alitalia is on the brink of collapse, with calls for last-ditch effort to avert a crash landing. The company said it cannot

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Father and son critical after Paris boat sinking

A man and his six-year old son are fighting for their lives in hospital in Paris after a pleasure boat sank in the River Seine. The accident occured

A man and his six-year old son are fighting for their lives in hospital in Paris after a pleasure boat sank in the River Seine. The accident occured

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Aeroflot crash kills all on board

88 people, including 21 foreigners, have died in one of the worst air crashes in Russian aviation history. The Aeroflot Boeing 737 came down outside

88 people, including 21 foreigners, have died in one of the worst air crashes in Russian aviation history. The Aeroflot Boeing 737 came down outside

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Trail of devastation as Ike barrels through Texas

Hurricane Ike, now downgraded to a tropical storm, continues to power its way across Texas, leaving a trail of damage in its wake. Not the biggest

Hurricane Ike, now downgraded to a tropical storm, continues to power its way across Texas, leaving a trail of damage in its wake. Not the biggest

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Pope Benedict visits Lourdes

Helping to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes in southwestern France. Pope Benedict arrived at the site as

Helping to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes in southwestern France. Pope Benedict arrived at the site as