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Ferry collides with crane in port and causes fire

A major incident in the port of Barcelona yesterday saw the ferry Excellent, carrying 414 passengers, collide with a container crane which as a result collapsed onto containers containing chemicals. A...

international

Journalist who kicked refugees absolved

A camerawoman caught on film kicking and tripping asylum seekers on the border with Serbia in 2015 has been acquitted by Hungary’s supreme court. The court said she should have been charged with a misdemeanour...

international

Remains found in embassy could solve cold case

A 35-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of a 15-year-old Italian girl and the daughter of a Holy See police officer in 1983, Emanuela Orlandi and Mirella Gregori may be solved after the discovery...

international

Death penalty for blasphemy overturned

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy against Islam, a ruling likely to set off mass street protests by hardline Islamists....

Civil servants walk out of negotiations

Unions representing civil servants left the negotiating table yesterday when they heard the government’s proposal to return the pending payments corresponding to 2013 and 2014 over a period of eight...