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British counter-terror police probe mosque 'nail-bomb'

British counter-terror police were on Friday investigating reports of an explosion outside a mosque in central England that witnesses said left nails scattered over the ground.

British counter-terror police probe mosque 'nail-bomb'
Search for answers after French rail crash kills six
Search for answers after French rail crash kills six

Investigators worked Saturday to determine the cause of a train crash near Paris that claimed six lives as the French transport minister warned that more victims could yet be found.

Search for answers after French rail crash kills six
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Brazil to exhume ex-president Goulart

The remains of Brazilian ex-president Joao Goulart will be exhumed to determine whether he was poisoned in the 1970s by rightwing rulers clamping on dissent.

Brazil to exhume ex-president Goulart
Pilots quizzed in San Francisco crash probe
Pilots quizzed in San Francisco crash probe

Investigators probing the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco began interviewing cockpit crew of the Boeing 777 amid mounting indications that pilot error may have caused the fatal accident.

Pilots quizzed in San Francisco crash probe
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You clap, so I clap: Peer pressure drives applause

If you have just seen a play that you privately think is drivel, will you keep silent when everyone around you demands an encore?

You clap, so I clap: Peer pressure drives applause
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Germany investigates Aliyev and his father-in-law

Prosecutors of German Krefeld have launched their own investigation against Kazakhstan tycoon-on-the-run Rakhat Aliyev.

Germany investigates Aliyev and his father-in-law
US leaker Snowden under criminal investigation
US leaker Snowden under criminal investigation

The United States has launched a criminal investigation and is taking "all necessary steps" to prosecute Edward Snowden for exposing secret US surveillance programs.

US leaker Snowden under criminal investigation
Corruption probe moves closer to IMF chief as aide charged
Corruption probe moves closer to IMF chief as aide charged

Stephane Richard, the head of telecoms company Orange and a former aide to IMF chief Christine Lagarde, was charged in a corruption probe related to Lagarde's time as France's finance minister.

Corruption probe moves closer to IMF chief as aide charged
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US diplomatic security accused in sex, drugs cover-up

A US watchdog has launched an inquiry into claims that diplomatic security officials tried to cover up alleged sex-and-drugs charges against agents and diplomats.

US diplomatic security accused in sex, drugs cover-up
ICC wants more evidence before charging I.Coast's Gbagbo
ICC wants more evidence before charging I.Coast's Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court wants more evidence before deciding whether to try Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity for his role in a bloody election standoff two years ago.

ICC wants more evidence before charging I.Coast's Gbagbo
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UBS France placed under investigation

Paris investigators placed the French branch of Swiss bank UBS under formal investigation Friday on suspicion it helped try to persuade rich French clients to open undeclared accounts in Switzerland.

UBS France placed under investigation
Father of Chechen killed in Boston probe wants FBI agents tried
Father of Chechen killed in Boston probe wants FBI agents tried

The father of a Chechen man shot dead by the FBI during questioning about his links to the Boston Marathon bombers said Thursday he wanted the agents tried for "executing" his son.

Father of Chechen killed in Boston probe wants FBI agents tried
Chechen killed by FBI in Boston probe was 'unarmed'
Chechen killed by FBI in Boston probe was 'unarmed'

A Chechen man shot dead by the FBI during questioning on his links to the Boston Marathon bombers was unarmed.

Chechen killed by FBI in Boston probe was 'unarmed'
US fines Total $398 mn over bribes in Iran
US fines Total $398 mn over bribes in Iran

French oil giant Total agreed Wednesday to pay US authorities $398.2 million to settle charges that it bribed officials in Iran to secure oil and gas concessions.

US fines Total $398 mn over bribes in Iran
UK soldier murder suspect leaves hospital, now in custody
UK soldier murder suspect leaves hospital, now in custody

Police have begun questioning one of the prime suspects in the brutal murder of a British soldier in London, six days after the Islamist attack, following his release from hospital.

UK soldier murder suspect leaves hospital, now in custody
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France blacklists 17 countries for handling foreign aid

France has drawn up a blacklist of 17 countries including Switzerland that do not help investigate foreign aid fraud, banning the use of their banks to help distribute development funds.

France blacklists 17 countries for handling foreign aid
Australia murder probe as body found 50 years later
Australia murder probe as body found 50 years later

Australian police on Monday said they have opened a murder inquiry after the remains of a woman who disappeared almost 50 years ago were identified as those of a missing mother.

Australia murder probe as body found 50 years later
IMF chief grilled for 2nd day over 2007 payout scandal
IMF chief grilled for 2nd day over 2007 payout scandal

French prosecutors began questioning IMF chief Christine Lagarde for a second day Friday to decide if she should be charged over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon during her time as finance minister.

IMF chief grilled for 2nd day over 2007 payout scandal
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Man killed by FBI links Tsarnaev to triple murder: media

A friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev implicated himself and the Boston bombing suspect in an unsolved triple homicide before FBI agents killed him in a violent altercation Wednesday.

Man killed by FBI links Tsarnaev to triple murder: media
U.S. congressman calls to investigate Rakhat Aliyev
U.S. congressman calls to investigate Rakhat Aliyev

American congressman Brad Sherman has called the European Commission to investigate into the allegations of human rights violations against Rakhat Aliyev.

U.S. congressman calls to investigate Rakhat Aliyev