News Headlines - 18 October 2010

▽7/7 inquest: victims 'died in agony' while emergency services delayed - The Guardian
Emotionally harrowing day as 7/7 inquest hears how fears of more explosions and safety protocols delayed rescuers

▽World Cup 2018: Fifa to investigate 'vote-swap deals' among bidding nations - Telegraph.co.uk
Fifa on Monday night placed at least two World Cup bids under formal investigation and formally opened its inquiry into the cash-for-votes allegations against executive committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii.

▽Philippines declares state of calamity as super typhoon Megi hits - Telegraph.co.uk
The Philippines declared a state of calamity in a northern province after super typhoon Megi made landfall on Monday, cutting off power, forcing flight cancellations and putting the region's rice crop at risk.

▽France Braces for 4th Strike Since September Over Pension Bill - BusinessWeek
French unions stepped up pressure on President Nicolas Sarkozy to retreat from a plan to raise the retirement age as truckers blocked highways and officials deployed police to prevent strikers from cutting fuel supplies.

▽Berlin pushes for integration of immigrants- FT.com
The Berlin government is set to introduce laws to encourage the immigration of skilled workers, while also stepping up measures to promote integration of migrants into German society.







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