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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]

30
Nov
1 dead, 21 wounded in anti-government protests in Thailand

One man was fatally shot and 21 others were wounded in anti-government protests here, an official said Saturday. The dead man was a university student who was shot inside Ramkhmhaeng University, said a spokesman for Erawan Emergency and Rescue Center. The incident occurred on the same day that 2,000 members of the armed forces were called in to protect government buildings after demonstrators stormed a number of them, according to Lt.... [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
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
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]

18
Nov
Sardinia storms and flash floods kill at least nine

At least nine people have been killed as heavy storms and floods swept through the Italian island of Sardinia, local officials say. They say a number of people are missing after rivers burst their banks, sweeping cars away and causing a bridge to collapse. The worst-hit area appears to be in and around the north-eastern city of Olbia. Hundreds of people across the Mediterranean island were evacuated from their homes. "We're at maximum... [read news]

17
Nov
Commander: U.S. to help train Libyan forces

Libya and its fledgling security forces, overwhelmed by militia violence and unrest since the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi two years ago, are going to get some help from the U.S. military, a top American commander said. Adm. William McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, said Saturday the United States will train 5,000 to 7,000 conventional troops as well as counterterrorism forces. Another U.S. official told CNN... [read news]


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