At least 10 killed, dozens injured in Turkey train derailment, local media report

At least 10 people were killed and more than 70 injured Sunday when a passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, Turkish authorities said. Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus put the number of fatalities at 10 and the number of people injured at 73 based on initial reports from the scene, according to Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency. The Ministry of ...

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At least 38 dead, dozens missing as heavy rain hits Japan

Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously and 47 were missing.  Television footage showed a residential area in Okayama prefecture seeped in brown water spreading like a huge lake. Some people fled to rooftops ...

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Airbus threatens to pull out of U.K. without Brexit trade deal

Aviation giant Airbus on Friday underscored its threat to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations, noting that the company is already taking steps to mitigate a worst-case scenario. Airbus CEO Tom Enders was candid about his frustration with the government’s lack of progress in talks with the EU. Prime Minister ...

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Over 50 countries call on Venezuela to open doors to aid, restore rule of law

Led by Peru, more than 50 countries urged Venezuela on Thursday to restore the rule of law and open its doors to humanitarian assistance, as an economic crisis causes shortages of medicine and growing malnutrition. Venezuelan security forces are suspected of killing hundreds and they enjoy immunity from prosecution, indicating that the rule of law is “virtually absent” in the country, the UN ...

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U.K. anti-terrorism police investigate after ‘unknown substance’ leaves 2 critically ill

British counterterrorism police were investigating Wednesday after two people were left in critical condition, exposed to an unknown substance a few kilometres from where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. The Wiltshire Police force declared a “major incident” after a man and a woman in their 40s were hospitalized after being found unconscious at ...

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