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160 dead as cold snap grips Europe


A cold snap kept Europe in its icy grip on Thursday, pushing the death toll to 160 as countries from Italy to Ukraine struggled to cope with temperatures that plunged to record lows in some places.


Boeing 767 lands safely despite landing gear failure


A Boeing 767 with 220 passengers on board on Tuesday made an emergency landing on its belly at Warsaw international airport after its landing gear failed, an airline spokesman said.

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Obama undertakes two-day Poland visit

US President Barack Obama arrived here late on Friday on a two-day visit. On Friday night, Obama attended a dinner with 20 Central and East European leaders who are holding the 17th Central European summit hosted by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, Xinhua reported.

18 dead in road accident near Warsaw: police

Eighteen people were killed on Tuesday when a packed utility vehicle and an articulated lorry were involved in a head-on collision south of the Polish capital Warsaw, local police told AFP.

Poland urged to honour WWII maharaja

Polish academics and Indophiles have requested newly-elected Polish President Bronislaw Kmorowski to posthumously honour the late Maharaja of Jamnagar who cared for more than one thousand Polish chil

17 held in Poland for child pornography

In a massive crackdown against paedophile nexus in Poland, 17 people have been arrested for distributing child pornography via Internet, Polish Radio External Service reported.

Dancing and laughing at Auschwitz: Who has the right?

Who has the right to dance at Auschwitz, to make light of the Holocaust, to shoot videos set amid cattle cars and gas chambers?

Poles vote to pick Prez in final round runoff

The twin brother of Poland’s late President sought to succeed him in office on Sunday in a tight runoff election that will determine how far this former Communist country goes in embracing free-market

Polish priest killed by secret police beatified

Thousands of worshippers attended an open-air mass in Warsaw on Sunday for the beatification of a Polish priest and anti-Communist activist murdered by the secret police in 1984.

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