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Liverpool get go-ahead for 400 million-pound stadium

Work on Liverpool's new 400 million-pound stadium could begin before Christmas after Liverpool City Council granted the English Premier League club planning permission on Tuesday.

At least 45 African would-be immigrants killed in Atlantic Sea

At least 45 would-be immigrants have died in an attempt to sail from West Africa to the Canary Islands, the Spanish police announced in Madrid Tuesday.

ROUNDUP: Compensation payments for Kaprun cable car victims delayed

Seven years after the fire catastrophe in a cable car in Kaprun, Austria survivors and relatives of the 155 victims still have to wait for compensation payments.

Frankfurt Stock Exchange quotations

Frankfurt Stock Exchange closing prices in euros. In brackets the point movement of index/price movement of stocks against previous quotation: <#> DAX 7,827.19 (+ 19.64) MDAX 10,360.

2007 deadliest in Iraq for US troops

More US troops died in Iraq in 2007 than in any other year of the conflict that has been the deadliest for the United States since the Vietnam War. According to the website icasualties.

International stock market quotations

The following index quotations were noted on the world's major stock markets. <#> Nov 6 Nov 5 Difference New York Dow Jones 13,542.10 13,543.40 (- 1.30) New York NASDAQ Comp. 2,787.

2ND ROUNDUP: At least 30 dead, 100 injured in Afghan suicide attack

A suicide bomb attack targeting a visiting group of parliamentarians in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan on Tuesday killed at least 30 people including at least six parliamentary deputies, the Afghan Health Ministry confirmed.

Imran Khan vows to "mobilize youth" against Musharraf

Jemima Khan, the former wife of Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan, Tuesday released a message in London received from him, which said he was in hiding preparing to "mobilize the youth" against President Pervez Musharraf.

EU calls on Musharraf to step down as chief of army

The European Union on Tuesday urged Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf to restore the country's constitution and honour his commitment to step down as Chief of Army Staff by November 15.

2ND ROUNDUP: Corruption dogs Balkan EU future as Serbia reaps reward

Corruption, weak institutions and ethnic tensions continue to hamper reform efforts across the Western Balkans, with European Union membership by no means assured for any state in the region, the top EU enlargement official said Tuesday.

Germany's E.ON acquires full control of Italy's Dalmine Energie

German energy concern E.ON said Tuesday that it has acquired full control of Italian energy trader Dalmine Energie. E.ON held 75 per cent of the Italian company, following a takeover in December 2006. E.

Two into one will go, EU presidency says

In a bizarre twist to the EU's tortuous 50-year history, Portuguese politicians on Tuesday indicated that the Union's 27 leaders would hold two summits on the same day in December - in two different countries.

Troubled Citigroup names new head of sub-prime mortgage group

Citigroup Inc, the largest US bank, has created an new unit to manage its subprime mortgage assets after reporting massive writedowns over the weekend, and named a proven crisis- manager, Richard Stuckey, as its head.

102-year-old Lithuanian become nation's oldest bridegroom

The 102-year-old Lithuanian man has become the Baltic country's oldest bridegroom when he married the 76-year-old woman.

Thousands of Georgians continue anti-Saakashvili protest

Thousands of Georgians again gathered outside the parliament building in Tbilisi to call for the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili, the Russian Interfax news agency reported.

FA decides not to punish Man City's Ireland for shorts celebration

The English Football Association (FA) has decided not to punish Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland for his "shorts-down" goal celebration in Monday's Premier League match against Sunderland.

Nigeria sues tobacco companies for 12.5 billion dollars

In a precedent-setting case, Nigeria on Tuesday filed suit against three tobacco on allegations of damaging the health of the people, the companies' provision of jobs and scholarships notwithstanding.
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