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US retailer Sears files for bankruptcy

Image copyright Getty Images US retailer Sears, a brand that once dominated shopping malls in the country, has filed for bankruptcy. Sears Holdings – which also owns Kmart – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. The company has suffered, along with many other traditional retailers, from rising online ...

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Merkel’s Bavaria ally CSU suffer ‘massive losses’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The CSU appears to have lost support to both right and left Angela Merkel’s sister party has suffered massive losses in Bavaria’s state elections, exit polls suggest, in a blow to the German chancellor. The CSU is set to lose its absolute majority in the ...

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Man shot in Glasgow flat by masked attackers

Image caption The incident happened in Wellshot Road, Glasgow, on Saturday evening A 42-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by two masked men who had forced their way into a flat in Glasgow. The incident, which is being treated as attempted murder, happened in Wellshot Road, Shettleston, ...

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Storm Leslie: Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The storm passed through the capital Lisbon Hurricane-force winds have brought down hundreds of trees and left more than 15,000 homes without power in Portugal. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept into the centre and north of the country overnight on Saturday. There have been ...

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Germany protest: Tens of thousands march against far right

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The organisers said many more people came than expected More than 100,000 people have been marching in the German capital Berlin to protest against xenophobia and the increasing influence of the far right. Rights groups organised the rally, as marchers held placards reading “Indivisible” ...

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