Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court
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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn granted bail

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been granted bail by a judge in a New York court, after being formally charged with trying to rape a hotel maid.

His bail conditions included 24-hour home detention, with an armed guard and electronic monitoring.

He will appear in court again on 6 June, when he will formally enter a plea. He has denied all the accusations against him.

Phil Lavelle reports.

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