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Trader appeals to French leader as jail looms

Travel deals PARIS – (AP) — A rogue trader facing three years in prison for one of the biggest trading frauds in history is appealing to the French president. Jerome Kerviel, who almost took down his bank, Societe Generale, with 4.9 billion euros in losses, has been on a months-long pilgrimage back to France after meeting the pope. He stopped ...

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Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, evacuated by boat or helicopter as rising waters surged into villages and towns. Authorities said the record flooding killed at least 20 people and the death toll could rise further. Meteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is ...

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Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, evacuated by boat or helicopter as rising waters surged into villages and towns. Authorities said the record flooding killed at least 20 people and the death toll could rise further. Meteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is ...

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Three Brazilian cities at higher dengue risk during Fifa World Cup

PARIS: Three Brazilian host cities — Fortaleza, Natal and Recife — are at higher risk than the other nine of a dengue fever outbreak during the World Cup, scientists said on Saturday. In absolute terms, the risk is low in all event venues, but comparatively greater in the three northeastern cities and authorities should beef up steps to prevent an ...

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‘Biggest dinosaur ever’ discovered

The “largest creature ever to walk the Earth” has been discovered in Argentina, palaeontologists say. Continue reading the main story This gigantic dinosaur stood 40m long and 20m tall, based on the length of its enormous thigh bones. Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, ...

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Bangladesh ferry capsizes; 26 bodies recovered

The Associated Press MUNSHIGANJ, Bangladesh (AP)—Rescuers have recovered at least 26 bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh,…

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Saudi Arabian man ‘divorces wife for driving’

A Saudi Arabian man has reportedly divorced his wife after she sent him a video which showed her driving the family car. Saudi women are subjected to a de facto ban on driving in the kingdom because they are not allowed to apply for licences, a fact which has been the topic of numerous criticisms, campaigns and most recently an ...

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Sept. 11 museum opens to relatives and survivors

NEW YORK (AP) — Tears in her eyes, firefighter widow Maureen Fanning emerged Thursday from the new Sept. 11 museum deep beneath ground zero, unable to bring herself to look at all of it. “I just think it would be a little too overwhelming today,” she said, unsure when she would return. “It’s a lot to digest, to absorb. Not ...

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Aaron Hernandez charged in 2 more shooting deaths

BOB SALSBERG Associated Press= BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub, prosecutors said Thursday as they announced new murder charges against the former NFL star, who was already awaiting trial in another shooting death. The victims in the 2012 killing, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, were ...

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