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Sep 15, 2011, 10:15 p.m.

Shanghai fire victims' families fight for justice

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Almost a year after a deadly fire in a high-rise Shanghai apartment building killed 58 people, the relatives of some of the victims are still fighting for the authorities to be more transparent about the disaster. The fire was blamed on unlicensed welding during renovations that set nylon netting ablaze, prompting public anger at lax enforcement of safety standards in a city that prides itself on being a modern, global financial hub.

Denmark's "Red bloc" defeats centre right

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's center-left "Red bloc" took power on Thursday after defeating Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen's government in a tight election driven by voter anger over the state of the economy. Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt will become Denmark's next prime minister, the first woman to hold the post, after Rasmussen conceded defeat.

Egypt PM says peace deal with Israel not sacred

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said a peace deal with Israel was not "sacred" and could be changed for the benefit of peace or the region. His comments, made in an interview with a Turkish television channel and broadcast on state television, were the strongest yet by the new government which took over after president Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February.

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