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Amtrak blames freight train firm for deadly South Carolina crash
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Amtrak blames freight train firm for deadly South Carolina crash

Amtrak blamed a freight rail operator for causing a crash on Sunday that killed two people and injured more than 100 others when one of its passenger trains was diverted onto a side track and slammed into a parked, unmanned freight train in South Carolina. In the U.S. passenger rail operators third fatal crash in as many months, Amtrak Train 91, carrying nine crew members and 136 passengers, wa...


Muslim family beheads Hindu man over love affair in India

Hundreds crowded the streets to witness a Hindu man being allegedly stabbed and beheaded in public because he had fallen in love with a Muslim girl in India. The incident took place on Thursday evening, according to the local media. The girls family members are the main suspects behind the murder of her boyfriend. Police have arrested the girls father, mother and uncle in connection with the...


Syrian rebels down Russian plane, kill pilot

Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane. The Russian plane was shot down over the town of Khan al-Subl near the city of Saraqeb, close to a major highway where the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias are trying to advance. Syrias civil war, which is now entering its eighth year, has killed hundreds of thous...


Italian man held after driving through city shooting at black people

An Italian man opened fire on African migrants in the central city of Macerata on Saturday, injuring six people before he was captured. The shootings happened just days after a Nigerian migrant was arrested in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Italian woman, whose dismembered body was discovered stuffed into two suitcases near Macerata. Police named the suspected shooter as Luca Tr...


Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito' commits suicide

The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday aged 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. Castro Diaz-Balart, also known as Fidelito, or Little Fidel, because of how much he looked like his father, had initially been hospitalized for depression and then continued treatment as an ...


Trump will host Australian PM Turnbull at White House on February 23

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on Feb. 23, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. The president and prime minister will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional, and global priorities, including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth, and expanding security and defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific...


Trump calls North Korea leadership 'depraved,' warns of nuclear missile threat

Branding North Koreas leadership depraved, President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday that Pyongyangs pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland and vowed a continued campaign of maximum pressure to keep that from happening. In his first State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress, Trumps tough rhetoric underscored persistent tensions despite recent talks between...


India's Ola eyes Australia market in tussle with global rival Uber

Indian ride-hailing company Ola announced plans on Tuesday to enter Australia, marking its first foray outside its home market and intensifying its tussle with U.S. rival Uber Technologies Inc. Ola will begin inviting private vehicle owners and driver partners to work with it in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, with plans to start commercial operations in the country in early 2018, th...


Philippine police return to war on drugs, cannot promise no bloodshed

Police in the Philippines on Monday resumed President Rodrigo Dutertes war on drugs, making visits to the homes of users and dealers to convince them to surrender, but the national police chief declined to guarantee that blood would not be shed. The program of visits, known as Oplan Tokhang, made a comeback with an assurance from police chief Ronaldo dela Rosa that it should be free of violence...


Eleven Afghan soldiers killed in latest attack in Kabul

Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is putting a new, more aggressive U.S. strategy under the spotlight. Five gunmen attacked an army outpost near one of Afghanistans main military academies on Monday and 11 soldiers were killed and 15 wounded before the attac...


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