Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China’s east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank…

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Strikes hit Greece over move to curb industrial action

A general strike crippled public transport in Athens on Monday and was set to hit air traffic ahead of a…

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UK’s Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

Britain’s Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as…

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Stricken Turkey plane ‘suffered sudden engine surge’

A Turkish passenger plane that plunged off a runway onto a cliff precariously close to the sea suddenly turned after…

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‘Big obstacles’ still in way of Germany coalition deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country’s top parties still had “big obstacles” to surmount before reaching a new coalition…

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