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Belgium train crash: Several hurt in Leuven derailment

Belgium train crash: Several hurt in Leuven derailment

It's believed the person who died was possible on the tracks, and not on the train. The train auto had about 50 people aboard and some 25 were injured in the 1:20 p.m. "Condolences to victims and family members of the train accident in #Leuven". In neighbouring Luxembourg on Tuesday, the driver of a passenger train was killed after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said. Read More

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Syria Again Used Chemical Weapons: HRW

Syria Again Used Chemical Weapons: HRW

Human Rights Watch, however, said that the eight allegations they believe to have been credible suggest they were not isolated incidents but part of a coordinated policy by the military, noting hat each of the drops happened in the immediate prelude to a significant military advance into the same area. Read More

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Jaberi meets with Putin's, Syria UN envoys in Astana

Jaberi meets with Putin's, Syria UN envoys in Astana

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Guennadi Gatilov expressed his hope that the second meeting in Astana will boost the negotiating process to favor a meeting in Geneva on Syria, scheduled for February 23rd. The first round of Astana talks on Syrian settlement was held in the Kazakh capital on 23-24 February 2017 with participation of delegations of Iran, Russia, and Turkey as observers and representatives of Syrian government and a number of armed opposition group. Read More

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Iran's Military Power Serves Regional Security: President

Iran's Military Power Serves Regional Security: President

In a meeting with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Jaber al-Sabah, the Iranian President stressed that the two countries have closer political relations and economic ties should bolster as high as political relations. The aborted revolution was crushed by a military intervention led by regional Gulf power Saudi Arabia. The establishment of a ceasefire, the delivery of humanitarian aid and intra-Yemeni talks are the key to ending the crisis in the country, he added. Read More

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Kim Jong Un's Half Brother Dead in Malaysia

Kim Jong Un's Half Brother Dead in Malaysia

Malaysian police told Reuters an unidentified North Korean man died en route to hospital from a Kuala Lumpur airport. As the oldest son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il , Kim Jong-nam was once meant to be his successor. Journalist Jean Lee, a global fellow at the Wilson Center, tells All Things Considered that "Kim Chol" is a very common name in North Korea. Both before and after the announcement, the usually reclusive Kim Jong Nam said in interviews with Japanese media ... Read More

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Joe Root named England Test cricket captain after Alastair Cook's resignation

Joe Root named England Test cricket captain after Alastair Cook's resignation

Root, who has played 53 Tests, will not be thrust into front-line action until July's series with South Africa as limited-overs cricket and the Champions Trophy forms the initial focus of the worldwide summer. England lost the Test series by 4-0. In limited overs cricket, Eoin Morgan continues to remain the England skipper. The Sheffield-born star has been appointed as captain ahead of England's One-Day tour of the Caribbean in early March. Read More

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Samsung Boss Returns for Questioning in South Korea Corruption Probe

At his first appearance last month, Mr Lee was held for 22 hours. A prolonged investigation into the latest political scandal could potentially derail succession plans at Samsung. Lee faces charges of bribery and embezzlement for allegedly orchestrating or knowing about bribes paid by Samsung Electronics to Choi Soon-shil, a friend of President Park Geun-hye, to get support for a controversial merger. Read More

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Trump Advisor Stephen Miller Makes Contentious Sunday Morning Debut

Trump Advisor Stephen Miller Makes Contentious Sunday Morning Debut

Mexicans vow to fight Trump by jamming US courts. "I think it would be improper, unethical, and wrong for me and the White House to pick up the phone and call an ICE officer and say, 'we know you have encountered someone illegally". "And you know and I know that no foreign national living in Yemen or any other country has a constitutional right to demand entry into our country". But state elections officials have said even though there is a lag in updating voter rolls after people die or ... Read More

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Anti-doping authorities ban Olympic gold medalist and two other top athletes

Anti-doping authorities ban Olympic gold medalist and two other top athletes

The footage helped spark a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigation into Russian Federation, and led to Savinova-Farnosova's blood samples being reexamined. The South African was also second behind Savinova-Farnosova at the 2011 World Championships. In 2013, another Russian, Elena Arzhakova, was found to have violations in her biological passport and was suspended backdated to July 2011. Read More

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Donald Trump publicly slams fashion outlet that dropped his daughter's clothing line

Donald Trump publicly slams fashion outlet that dropped his daughter's clothing line

But Nordstrom said its decision to drop Ivanka's accessory and clothing line was due to the brand's performance. "She is a great person", Donald continued online, "always pushing me to do the right thing!" And if it turns out that anyone in Trump's family shorted Nordstrom stock before this tweet (which took a dive in the aftermath), then we'd be into murky illegal territory. Read More

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