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Collapsed Bahraini banks seek debt deal

A multi-billion dollar financial dispute that followed the collapse of two Bahraini banks continues to make ripples around the world.    Now, more than four years later, some creditors are being offered a fi

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India building collapse death toll reaches 50

The death toll from the collapse of a five-storey apartment block in India's financial capital of Mumbai climbed to 50 on Saturday and was expected to rise as more than a dozen people were feared trapped in the rubble. The cau

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Truck strike may have caused US bridge collapse

A colliding truck may have triggered the collapse on Thursday of part of a four-lane freeway bridge that sent vehicles and drivers tumbling into a frigid river in Washington state, officials said. A US National Transportation Safe

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Bangladesh factory fire kills 8; collapse toll at 892

Eight people were killed when a fire swept through a clothing factory in Bangladesh, police and an industry association official said on Thursday, as the death toll from the collapse of another factory building two weeks ago climbed to 892.

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Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 160

The death toll from a building collapse in Bangladesh has risen to 160 and could climb higher, police said on Thursday, with people trapped under the rubble of a complex that housed garment factories supplying retailers in Europe and North Ameri

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Syria govt near collapse, says Nato chief

The head of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) said he thought the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was nearing collapse, and condemned the use by Assad's forces of Scud missiles to attack rebels. "I

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BAE merger collapse shifts focus to smaller deals

The collapse of the proposed merger between BAE Systems and EADS will shift the focus to smaller deals among global weapons makers as companies strive to keep revenue rising in the face of cuts in military spending by the United States and Europ

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Greece staying in euro zone is only option: EU

The place of Greece is within the euro zone and there are instruments in place to ensure that, the European Union's executive arm said on Thursday, adding that it considered this was the only option on the table.  'We see Gree

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Traders try to limit MF Global collapse damage

Traders scrambled to cover trading exposures to MF Global on Tuesday, as administrators sought to save what money was left in the collapsed US brokerage's London arm.      In Australia, trading in grain futures an

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Europe set for worst quarter since 2008

European stock index futures fell on Friday, putting shares there firmly on course to post their biggest quarterly decline since the months following the collapse of Lehman Brothers three years ago. Asian equities also dropped, extending t

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