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    Steel workers from the nearby ArcelorMittal plant take part in a demonstration in Marseille, France, on Thursday. Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools, and frustrated commuters as workers protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60, one of the lowest even in Europe. President Nicolas Sarkozy says retiring so young is now untenable given growing life spans, but unions see his planned reforms to France's over-stretched pension system as yet another blow to Europe's social model.

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  • Qatar investigates mall fire as young victims mourned

    The blaze and equipment failures that hampered firefighting raised questions about safety measures in the megastructures across the wealthy Gulf.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/27

    Steel workers from the nearby ArcelorMittal plant take part in a demonstration in Marseille, France, on Thursday. Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools, and frustrated commuters as workers protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60, one of the lowest even in Europe. President Nicolas Sarkozy says retiring so young is now untenable given growing life spans, but unions see his planned reforms to France's over-stretched pension system as yet another blow to Europe's social model.

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    Valery Kashkin (front) and Valentina Rumyantseva pose for photographers during a photo call for the Moscow State Circus's upcoming show in west London, on Wednesday. The show runs until Nov. 31.

  • Orientalist paintings take a tour of modern Middle East

    Orientalist paintings take a tour of modern Middle East

    Exhibition of 19th-century visions of the 'exotic' Orient recalls the heavy history of colonialism.