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IMF approves $37BN for Greek bailout

The Washington-based lender said it would pay €1.65 billion immediately to Greece.

Two soldiers shot dead in south-west France

The attack took place close to a military base housing France’s 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment.

Nigeria kidnap 'mastermind' dies in custody

Abu Mohammed died of “severe bullet wounds” sustained when he was arrested in the town of Zaria along with five other suspects on March 7.

Azerbaijan arrests 22 over alleged Iranian plot to attack Israeli & US targets

Contact, a non-government Azerbaijani news site supported by the US National Endowment for Democracy, said the arrests took place between late January and 20 February.

Anti-abortion protesters film women as they leave and enter a London abortion clinic

"A culture seems to be being fostered where protesters (when they are not filming) think it is entirely acceptable to harangue women."

Greece: 12-year-old girl arrested for selling her baby

The young girl received help from older family members.
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Policemen shout slogans during a demonstration of Greek security forces against the new austerity measures in Athens on February 28, 2012. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
The girl will be released soon, police said.
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Leftist party wins Slovakia parliamentary election

The weekend's results mark the first time since Slovakia gained independence in 1993 that a political party has won enough seats to rule without a coalition partner.

Slovakia votes in early elections with left tipped to win

About 300 anti-corruption protesters clashed with police in the capital, Bratislava, on Friday, calling on Slovaks not to vote for any of the established political parties.

Italy: UK failure to notify Rome before Nigeria hostage bid 'inexplicable'

Construction engineers Franco Lamolinara and Chris McManus, who were kidnapped in the town of Birnin Kebbi in May 2011, died in an attempted rescue bid by UK Special Forces and the Nigerian military on Thursday.
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