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EU summit venue shut again by noxious fumes

The building where European Union leaders will meet tomorrow for a two-day summit was evacuated on Wednesday for the second time in a week after kitchen staff were again made ill by noxious fumes. Brussels Europa Building, opened only …

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European Council building in poison alert

The European Council building that will host EU leaders for a summit next week was evacuated after noxious fumes from the building’s kitchen led to 15 people needing treatment, including five being hospitalized. A ventilation …

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Turkish Airlines jet makes emergence landing in Vienna

Turkish Airlines jet, flying from Istanbul to Brussels, made an emergency landing in the Austrian city of Vienna at 12:00 am (MSK) due to smoke. The plane is actually in Vienna now, local media reported, adding that no one has been …

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Explosion near House of Ukrainian Government

Two people have been injured in the explosion of an unidentified object in central Kiev, the press service of the Kiev police reported. "At 14:06 the police received a report on the explosion of an unidentified object on Grushevsky …

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Turkish national killed in Burkina Faso attack

A Turkish national was among those killed in the attack in Burkina Faso by suspected jihadists, Turkey's foreign ministry said. It said another Turk was wounded in Sunday's raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, …

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Egg scandal in European Union

Millions of eggs have been pulled from European supermarkets in the past week after an outbreak of the insecticide Fipronil. The UK has been swept up in the scandal, with around 70,000 eggs recalled from stores. Belgium's …

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Tragic fire in London

Six people have been confirmed dead and a number of people are missing as more than 200 firefighters continue to battle a huge blaze at a tower block in west London. Police say the death toll is expected to increase during a …

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Smoke detected at Chernobyl power plant

Ukraine’s nuclear regulatory body reported smoke yesterday at one of the rooms at Unit 3 in Chernobyl, adding that it was briefly “liquidated” by the state emergency personnel and the radiological situation at the site has not …

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Four climbers found dead on Everest - media

Four climbers including a woman mountaineer were found dead inside their tent at a high altitude camp on Mt Everest, the base camp officials have confirmed. Expedition officials said that Sherpa climbers spotted four bodies – two …

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Bomb explodes in Rome outside post office

A bomb has exploded in Rome, Italy, near the side entrance of a post office in the Aventino neighbourhood, local media reported. A car has been badly damaged in the incident in the centre of the city. Reports suggest the …

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Deadly avalanche buries Italian hotel

More than 20 guests and ten staff are missing at the Hotel Rigopiano di Farindola in the village of Farindola, which was buried by an avalanche on Wednesday. A full-scale operation is underway. Firefighters, mountain rescue teams, …

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New York Governor: train crashes in Brooklyn

A Long Island Rail Road commuter train crashed at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, New York, this morning, injuring 103 passengers, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, adding that the worst injury is believed to be a broken …

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Why does Progress space freighter crash?

Russian space officials believe the Progress MS-04 crash was caused by the failure of the Soyuz-U booster rocket's third stage engine. The Russian Progress space freighter was launched from the Baikonur space center in …

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