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    AFP18 minutes ago

    Truck accident in Rio mars joyful carnival

    A huge float carried by an out-of-control truck struck at least 20 people celebrating carnival in Rio de Janeiro, causing serious injuries at the start of an all-night dance-off Sunday.

  • Paris mayor slams 'unfriendly' Trump over safety row
    AFP39 minutes ago

    Paris mayor slams 'unfriendly' Trump over safety row

    The mayor of Paris Monday slammed disparaging comments by Donald Trump about the French capital and immigration policies in Europe, suggesting the US president should focus on issues closer to home.

  • Olympic bidders face harsh reality of costs heavily outweighing benefits | Sean Ingle
    The Guardian4 hours ago

    Olympic bidders face harsh reality of costs heavily outweighing benefits | Sean Ingle

    Less than 18 months ago, the politicians and panjandrams of Hamburg, Rome, Budapest, Paris and Los Angeles all craved the right to host the 2024 Games. Now, following Budapest’s withdrawal last week, only Paris and Los Angeles remain.

  • When gongs go wrong ... a short history of awards being given to the losers
    The Guardian5 hours ago

    When gongs go wrong ... a short history of awards being given to the losers

    Hand me my glasses … Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty with the erroneous envelope. The sole controversy came in 1993 when presenter Jack Palance read out Marisa Tomei’s name as best supporting actress for My Cousin Vinny. The Academy didn’t bat an eyelid: Tomei kept the prize – which evidence shows was

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