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Germanwings pilots strike as Lufthansa row rumbles on

Pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings staged a six-hour strike on Friday, disrupting travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays and putting pressure on Lufthansa management in a pension scheme dispute.

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Won't let Islamic State to create caliphate, vows Obama

US President Barack Obama said he was willing to consider broader use of military strikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants, but Iraqi political leaders must first figure out a way to work with each other, the New York Times reported.

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US bombs Islamic State as militants close in on Arbil

US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide". Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified

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Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

Israel said it launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. As rocket-warning sirens sounded in

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US authorises limited air strikes in Iraq to prevent 'genocide'

President Barack Obama said he had authorised limited US airstrikes to blunt the onslaught of Islamic militants in northern Iraq and began military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities to prevent a "potential a

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Ford, Toyota halt some S African output due to strike

US motor company Ford has suspended production at one of its South African plants and Japanese car-maker Toyota plans to follow suit as a manufacturing workers' strike hits suppliers of car components. The two-week-old strike

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Bahrain manpower agencies to vote on strike

A vote on whether manpower agencies in Bahrain will go on strike could be taken next week.   The Bahrain Recruiters Society (BRS) is due to hold a general assembly meeting on

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Bahrain recruiters 'helpless' as strike would 'ruin business'

Manpower agencies are reconsidering a proposed strike against stricter rules to regulate the recruitment field in Bahrain.   Bahrain Recruiters Society (BRS), which represents the majority of licensed recruitment

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Alba union refuses to join strike over benefits call

The second largest union representing workers at Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has refused to join calls for a company-wide strike over pay and benefits.   More than 2,500 employees represented by the Alba Labour Unio

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Factory strike ends in Bahrain after pay rise deal

An estimated 2,000 workers who downed tools last week after trashing a factory have agreed to report for duty today (June 17) following a pay rise.   Staff of MRS Fashions, which manufactures garments for US comp

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