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The British government has climbed down over plans to require travellers from Ireland to show passports.
An explosion at a Total petrochemicals plant in France has killed two people, injured five and left others buried under rubble.
Israel's assault in Gaza
A suicide car bomb has killed six people and wounded 16 others in Iraq's western Anbar province.
Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara
Officials are today checking for damage after a huge earthquake rocked parts of the South Island last night. - New Zealand Herald
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