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If rain spoils your vacation, this Italian island will give hotel refunds

Hordes of tourists visit the Italian seaside with dreams of dipping into cobalt-blue waters and sunbathing for hours under glorious skies. Only one thing can…

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Vegetative Frenchman set to lose life support amid final challenge

REIMS (FRANCE): Doctors were due from Monday to start switching off the life support of a quadriplegic Frenchman who has been in a vegetative state…

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Swedish prosecutor files request to detain Julian Assange over rape allegation

STOCKHOLM: The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday filed a request with a local court…

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Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. The Paris monument’s media office said the unidentified…

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Swedish prosecutor requests Assange’s detention over rape allegation

STOCKHOLM: The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on Monday…

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Turkey to arrest 249 foreign ministry personnel in post-coup probe, reports national broadcaster

ANKARA: Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 249 foreign ministry personnel over suspected links to the network of a US-based cleric accused of orchestrating an…

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Last laugh: Ukraine comedian who became president

KIEV: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has already been inaugurated as president of Ukraine — as a character in the popular TV show “Servant of the People”….

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Latest target of Russian meddling: Kids’ singing contest

MOSCOW: Russians were caught meddling in the last US presidential election and have been accused of trying to influence other ballots, including this month’s elections…

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Air pollution hotspots in Europe

PARIS: Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains — Europe’s air pollution hotspots are clearly…

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Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has urged foreign correspondents to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to…

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