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02
Dec
Officials investigating if drag racing caused crash that killed ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker

Los Angeles officials are investigating if Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas may have been drag racing at the time of the car crash that claimed the life of the 40-year-old “Fast & Furious” star. A rep from the Los Angeles Sheriff Department confirmed to FOX411 that investigators were looking into whether or not the duo was racing when they drove away from a fundraiser in the community of Valencia, about 30 miles northwest of... [read news]

01
Dec
New York train crash: Metro-North derailment in Bronx

Four people have been killed and 63 injured in a passenger train crash in the Bronx area of New York City. Eleven of the injured are believed to be in a critical condition in hospital. The Metro-North train's locomotive and carriages derailed as the train went into a bend in the railway line near Spuyten Duyvil station. At least one eyewitness said the train - the 05:54 from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station - was travelling much... [read news]

25
Nov
Iran sanctions 'could be lifted in December' - Fabius

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says some EU sanctions on Iran could be lifted as early as next month, as part of a nuclear deal with world powers. He was speaking after crowds in Tehran cheered negotiators who had agreed to curb some of Iran's nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief. The six-month interim deal agreed in Geneva prompted a fall in oil prices on markets on Monday. But Israel's prime minister has warned the... [read news]

24
Nov
Willie Nelson suspends tour after three hurt in band bus crash

Singer Willie Nelson has suspended his tour after three members of his band were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Nelson was not aboard in the weather-related accident around 3:30 a.m. CST Saturday on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas. A statement posted on Nelson’s website, hours after the accident, says this... [read news]

24
Nov
20 questions about the Iran nuclear deal: What it says, what's at stake, what's next

When it comes to Iran and the West, the relationship has been convoluted for decades. And this deal is no different. After days of negotiations, six world powers and Tehran reached an agreement that calls on Iran to limit its nuclear activities in return for lighter sanctions. It's complicated politics coupled with complicated science. Here's a quick primer to get you up to speed. How did Iran's nuclear program start? The United States... [read news]

22
Nov
Iran nuclear talks: Kerry to join foreign ministers in Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Geneva to help negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran. The foreign ministers of the UK and France are also on their way there, amid hopes of an agreement that would see Iran curb its uranium enrichment in return for a loosening of sanctions. The foreign ministers of Russia and Iran are already at the Geneva conference, which began on Wednesday. Some US lawmakers say they will push for more... [read news]

21
Nov
Libyan militias hand over Tripoli bases to government

Libyan militias surrendered their Tripoli bases to the military on Thursday, nearly a week after growing public anger over the presence of armed groups in the capital sparked deadly clashes. In a series of ceremonies across the coastal city, militias from Tripoli as well as smaller towns such as Zintan handed over their bases to the authorities, including the Ministry of Defence and Libyan air force. These included the Mitiga airbase, as... [read news]

20
Nov
Rapper apologises for 'boneheaded' stage dive

An American rapper has apologised for a "boneheaded" dive off a 35ft lighting rig during a London gig that put him and two of his fans in hospital. According to a posting on his Facebook page, George Watsky injured a man and broke a woman's arm when he landed on top of them at Alexandra Palace. The 27-year-old said his actions were "stupid and wildly irresponsible" and that he had "no excuse". Footage of the jump and its aftermath has been... [read news]

20
Nov
French police name arrested Paris gun suspect

French authorities have named a man arrested on suspicion of carrying out recent gun attacks in Paris as Abdelhakim Dekhar. He was taken into custody at about 18:00 GMT from a vehicle in a car park in Bois-Colombes, north-west of Paris. Authorities said Dekhar had been jailed in 1998 for his role in a string of fatal shootings in Paris. Last Friday a gunman threatened a Paris TV station and on Monday attacked a newspaper office and bank... [read news]

19
Nov
Lebanon blasts hit Iran's embassy in Beirut

At least 22 people have been killed and more than 140 injured in a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut. There are conflicting reports as to whether the Iranian cultural attache died in the attack. Iran is a major backer of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to Syria to back the government of Bashar al-Assad. The anti-Hezbollah group Abdullah Azzam Brigades said... [read news]


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