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Miners supposed to be in training perished in Soma disaster

Seven miners who were supposed to be receiving professional training during the Soma disaster were among the 301 perished workers, a company document has unveiled. 

The document said the miners were at a work safety and health class, raising questions as to whether these courses had ever taken place or if they were only on paper.

Putin to seal new post-Soviet union with Belarus, Kazakhstan

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday arrived in the Kazakh capital where he was set to sign a deal with his Kazakh and Belarussian counterparts creating a new economic union championed by Moscow.
      
Putin, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev were due to sign the document in Astana following talks on Thursday.

What does France’s National Front stand for?

As Marine Le Pen, who heads France’s far-right National Front (FN), tries to form a eurosceptic group in Brussels with other like-minded political movements, take a look at her party’s policies. The FN doesn't like being called "far right". But it remains unashamedly protectionist and populist, while espousing a strong desire to reduce immigration – especially from Africa.

Brad Pitt punched in face at movie premiere: police

Actor Brad Pitt was punched in the face Wednesday night while signing autographs at the Hollywood premiere of "Maleficent" starring his partner Angelina Jolie, news reports said.
      
A man jumped over a barrier outside the El Capitan Theater and attacked the actor at the debut of the film, Los Angeles police sergeant Leonard Calderon said, according to CNN.
      

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