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1. 07-22 Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims Grenoble, Alps
C. 07-22 Ruling party leads poll Turkey
D. 07-22 Taliban extend deadline for hostages Afghanistan
E. 07-22 Nabbed smugglers may have links to Iran Iraq
F. 07-22 Alonso snatches dramatic victory Germany
6. 07-22 Deadly floods show no let-up China
07-22 Ruling party claims win Turkey
I. 07-22 Harrington wins Open after playoff Scotland

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Jul.22   Alps     Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims
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  Pilgrims died when their coach crashed off a mountain road at an accident black spot in the Alps and burst into flames


  Turkey   Ruling party leads poll   Early projections suggest that AK Party holds a clear lead as general election votes are counted

  Afghanistan     Taliban extend deadline for hostages   The kidnappers of 23 Koreans extended the deadline for the S. Korean government to agree to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by 24 hours

  Iraq Nabbed smugglers may have links to Iran  U.S. troops detained 2 weapons smugglers who may be linked to Iran's elite Quds force

  Germany Alonso snatches dramatic victory  McLaren's Fernando Alonso won a thrilling European Grand Prix to cut championship-leading team mate Hamilton's lead to just 2 points

  China Deadly floods show no let-up  More than 100 people have died in floods and landslides, and tens of thousands have fled their homes in the east

Day News


  Turkey   Ruling party claims win
  AK Party won a resounding election victory, giving the Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular elite
 AK Party won 47%, up some 13 on 2002. It will get around 341 out of 550 seats. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan called early parliamentary polls after losing a battle with the establishment. Army did not want his ex-Islamist ally as head of state


  Washington     U.S., Iran to meet again over Iraq
  The U.S. and Iranian ambassadors to Iraq will meet to discuss security issues in the war-torn country


  Scotland   Harrington wins Open after playoff  Irishman Padraig Harrington beat Garcia by one stroke in a 4-hole British Open playoff on to land his maiden victory in a major

  Israel Israeli textbook states Arab view  The government has approved a school textbook that presents the Palestinian denunciation of the creation of Israel in 1948

Evening News


  Kabul   Former king Zahir Shah dies
  Zahir Shah has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. He was deposed in 1973 and went into exile, but returned in 2002


  Turkey     PM vows to pursue reform  Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to continue efforts to join the EU, following his party's sweeping victory in elections

  China China could buy stake in Barclays  Barclays is close to raising around 10bn from the Chinese and Singaporean governments to help finance its takeover of ABN

  Kurdistan Kurdish rebels ready for Turkish offensive  The commander of Iraq-based rebels thinks Turkey will quickly follow its parliamentary elections with a long-anticipated offensive

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