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Spain: 30 injured as bull leaps out of ring

A bull leapt out of the arena at a bullring in northern Spain and charged into a crowd of spectators, injuring 30 people.

Co-pilot Vladimir Putin helps put out Russia's wildfires

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin climbed into a firefighting plane Tuesday and dumped water on two of the hundreds of wildfires sweeping through western Russia and cloaking Moscow in a suffocating smog.


Russia declares state of emergency at Urals nuclear town

Russian authorities on Monday declared a state of emergency in Ozersk, home to major nuclear reprocessing plant Mayak, due to wildfires burning around the Urals town, officials said.

Moscow chokes under a blanket of smog as wildfires rage out of control in Russian heatwave

These eerie pictures show the city of Moscow shrouded in dense smog today as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continue to burn. Flights at international airports have been grounded and visibility in the capital is down to a few doze...


Wildfires Kill 40 Russians; 58 People Drown as Record Heat Wave Continues

Forty Russians have died to date as wildfires rage in central Russia, while 58 drowned in the last 24 hours trying to escape a heat wave that has scorched crops and driven grain prices higher.

Nicolas Sarkozy

Footage of French police using apparently excessive force while breaking up an immigrant squat has prompted outrage as activists and intellectuals accuse Nicolas Sarkozy of pursuing policies that target the vulnerable while giving free reign to th...


Authorities Blame Organizer for Deadly Love Parade

German state authorities on Wednesday accused the organizer of last weekend's Love Parade techno festival of major security breaches which may have led to the crush that killed 21 people and injured more than 500.

German police say warnings not heeded on Love Parade

Erol Dogrudogan Alertnet 27.07.2010
German police say warnings not heeded on Love Parade

Police warnings about the dangers of holding the Love Parade in the German city of Duisburg were not heeded, the police union chief said with the nation in shock over 19 deaths in a stampede at the event.


19 dead in Love Parade stampede [PHOTO/VIDEO]

Eighteen people have been killed in Germany during the country’s annual “Love Parade”, held this year in the former industrial Ruhr city of Duisburg.

Dutch police use 'decoy Jews' to stop anti-Semitic attacks

Dutch police are to use "decoy Jews", by dressing law enforcers in Jewish religious dress such as skullcaps, in an effort to catch anti-Semitic attackers.


Madrid gay pride march bans Israelis over Gaza flotilla raids

A delegation of gay residents of Tel Aviv has been banned from joining a gay pride march in Madrid because authorities in the Israeli city have not condemned the recent attack on the Gaza flotilla.

World War Two bomb explodes in Germany, three dead

A World War Two bomb found in central Germany exploded on Tuesday, killing three people, as disposal experts were about to defuse it, local authorities said.


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CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — A protester threw a shoe at China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao Monday while he was giving a speech at Cambridge University, police said.

Iceland to name lesbian prime minister

LOU CHIBBARO JR Southern Voice Online 28.01.2009
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Iceland’s lesbian minister of social affairs was expected to be chosen as the country’s caretaker prime minister later this week, making her the word’s first known openly gay head of state.


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The global economic crisis claimed its first government yesterday when Iceland’s ruling coalition collapsed amid a cacophony of popular protest.

Egypt and Jordan crack down on anti-Israel rallies

Richard Meares Reuters UK 03.01.2009
Egypt and Jordan crack down on anti-Israel rallies

LONDON (Reuters) - Jordanian and Egyptian riot police cracked down on Friday on protesters demanding an end to Israel's attacks on Gaza and to ties with the Jewish state.


Hundreds of Greek protesters clash with police

Daniel Flynn and Angeliki Koutantou Reuters 21.12.2008
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Hundreds of Greek youths fought running battles with police in Athens late Saturday as anti-government protests entered a third week since police shot dead a teenager.

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Police found a bundle of dynamite in one of Paris's best-known department stores yesterday after a warning letter from a group threatening to attack stores if French soldiers are not withdrawn from Afghanistan.


Police thwart Moscow rally, seize 90-130 people

MOSCOW – Police thwarted a banned anti-Kremlin protest in central Moscow on Sunday, seizing dozens of demonstrators and shoving them into trucks.

Group seeks nuclear weapons ban

Gordon Corera BBC News 11.12.2008
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A group of international dignitaries have launched a new campaign in Paris to eliminate nuclear weapons. Global Zero consists of 100 leading figures seeking practical steps towards nuclear abolition and gaining public support for that goal.



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