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No entry: British cruise ships barred from Argentinian port as tensions mount over Falklands

English: Cruise Ship Star Princess

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The P&0 Cruises’ ship Adonia and the Princess Cruises’ vessel Star Princess were not allowed to dock at Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina

Two British cruise ships were refused entry to an Argentinian port today as tensions mounted between the UK and South American country over the Falkland Islands.

The P&0 Cruises’ ship Adonia and the Princess Cruises’ vessel Star Princess were not allowed to dock at Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina.

Both vessels, part of the Carnival company cruise fleet, had called at the Falklands on Saturday.

Argentina is known to be upset at the deployment of the Duke of Cambridge on the Falklands as the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Falklands War approaches.

Adonia is now sailing towards Punta Arenas in Chile – the next port of call on its 87-night South American cruise.

The Star Princess is on a 14-night South American cruise which started from Rio de Janeiro on February 18.

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Over 500 policemen take over Police station

Posadas, Misiones, Argentina.

At least 500 policemen have taken over the Police Station in Posadas, Misiones Capital city, as they claim for better working conditions and a salary hike. Likewise, the policemen are requesting to be allowed to unionize their men.

Close to 500 police officers -including retired officers and fire fighters- have taken over the premises of the Comando Radioeléctrico located at the intersection of Uruguay and Trincheras avenue. Outside the building dozens of relatives of the protestor have camped and spent the night raising protest chants.

The protest started last night at 11pm when a group of 300 policemen broke into the Police Station claiming a salary hike as well to lift the suspensions issued to seven officers for having tried to unionize the force. As the night went on, officers from all over the province started to arrive to join the measure. This morning protestors were close to 500.

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Argentina train crash: 49 dead, at least 600 injured

Forty-nine people were killed and 600 injured after a train crashed this morning while pulling into Once Central station, officials confirmed. A 7-year-old boy was amongst the first reported fatalities as he remained trapped inside one of the front carriages for almost three hours. Emergency teams concluded the rescuing of victims from the wreckage, sending critically injured to local hospitals to be treated. Paramedics were also treating victims at the scene.

The head of the SAME emergency services Alberto Crescenti said that the amount of people injured had increased to “at least 600.”