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EasyJet eyes 'massive opportunities' in Europe: CEO McCall

Luton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Europe's airline sector is on course for further consolidation, while the region offers "massive opportunities" for growth, according to Carolyn McCall, chief executive of British…

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Stricken 'moving mountain' ship towed into Spanish port

Bilbao (Spain) (AFP) – A stricken cargo ship carrying timber from west Africa was successfully towed into the northern Spanish port of Bilbao Wednesday after a days-long salvage operation prevented…

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Migrants board Calais ferry in bid to get to Britain

Calais (France) (AFP) – Dozens of migrants briefly boarded a moored ferry in the northern French port of Calais on Saturday in a bid to reach Britain before police removed…

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New Sierra Leone Ebola case responding to treatment

Freetown (AFP) – A second new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone since west Africa celebrated the apparent end of the epidemic last week is responding well to treatment, an…

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Israelis enter Hebron homes sparking clashes

Hebron (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Dozens of Israeli Jews entered two buildings in the centre of the Palestinian city of Hebron on Thursday, sparking violent clashes over disputed ownership claims,…

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Breed-your-own insect 'revolution' for the kitchen

Vienna (AFP) – A seething mass of larvae in the kitchen is not everyone's cup of tea, particularly for squeamish Westerners. But for two young Austrian entrepreneurs, it's a food…

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At least 29 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina hotel

Ouagadougou (AFP) – At least 29 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country…

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Electric bike revolution spinning profits for Dutch firms

Dieren (Netherlands) (AFP) – On the busy assembly line at Gazelle, one of the top Dutch bike manufacturers, a quiet revolution is taking place: mixed with wheels, brakes & saddles…

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No link between contraceptive pill and birth defects: study

Paris (AFP) – Oral contraceptives taken just before or during pregnancy do not increase the risk of birth defects, according to a large-scale study published Wednesday. Examining records for nearly…

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Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in NW Pakistan: officials

Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) – A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 26 people & wounded dozens Tuesday after crashing into the main gate of a government office…

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