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Charlotte Church waived fee for 'good press'

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Suggestions the French ruling party may have been involved in a plot to disgrace former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dismissed as " fantasy" yesterday by one of President Nicolas Sarkozy's closest allies.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to force Washington to abandon its partisan ways.

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The body of an alleged mafia boss, who once led New York's notorious Bonanno crime family, has been found by the side of a river in Canada.

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