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3 die in Florida train collision

Two minors shot dead in West U.S WT24 Desk One woman and two children were killed in a vehicle on Saturday afternoon after it collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Jupiter, southeast U.S. state of Florida, authorities said, Agencies report. There were no injuries on the train, which was carrying some 200 passengers and crew members and was traveling ...

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At least 29 killed in Kenya

Heavy rains cause landslide in West Pokot WT24 Desk At least 29 people have died in landslides caused by severe weather in West Pokot county, Kenya, Agencies report. The landslides, affecting the villages of Nyarkulian and Parua, were reportedly caused by heavy rains. Officials say the villages have been cut off by flooded roads and at least one bridge was ...

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At least 20 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes near Lampedusa

5 reported dead and 149 rescued from vessel attempting to carry group from Libya to Europe WT24 Desk At least 20 people are feared dead after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants to Europe capsized in stormy seas near the Italian island of Lampedusa, according to authorities, Agencies report. Following the accident on Saturday, a total of 149 migrants have been rescued, ...

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Chinese, Russian FMs pledge to cement coordination, cooperation

Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held WT24 Desk Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed on Saturday to further strengthen coordination and cooperation within multilateral frameworks between the two countries, Agencies report. Meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Wang said that thanks to ...

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Trump ‘promoted discredited Ukraine theory’

WT24 Desk US President Donald Trump disregarded senior advisers and pushed a false theory that Ukraine had meddled in the 2016 election, an ex-White House aide has told the impeachment inquiry, Agencies report Fiona Hill said the president had instead listened to the views of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Ms Hill called the claims about Ukraine a “fictional narrative”. ...

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What Hong Kong’s local elections mean for the protests

First poll since unrest erupted is seen as referendum on pro-democracy movement WT24 Desk Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature,Agencies report. The former officer, exasperated at the increasing use of force to ...

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Man who filmed beheading of Syrian identified as Russian mercenary

Russian who filmed prisoner being tortured to death worked for firm with links to Kremlin WT24 Desk A Russian-speaking man who filmed the torture and killing of a prisoner in Syria has been identified as a member of Wagner, a Russian private military company with ties to the Kremlin that has aggressively expanded into the Middle East and Africa in recent years, ...

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Migrants detained in Libya for profit

leaked EU report reveals;  Document calls for ‘immediate action’ to save lives after EU renews coastguard deal WT24 Desk The EU has admitted in a leaked report that it cannot monitor the Libyan coastguard and that the detention of migrants is a “profitable business model” for Libya’s government, with whom it has recently renewed a controversial deal to stem migration to Europe, ...

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More than 1,000 killed in Syria bombings since April – monitors

Charity says airstrikes have left more than 300 children dead across Idlib province WT24 Desk Bombing by Syrian government and Russian forces of the last opposition-held pockets of Syria have killed 1,300 people and displaced almost 1 million more since the sustained attacks began in April, according to monitors, Agencies report. Figures released on Wednesday by the Syria Campaign, a UK-based charity, also found ...

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US, Australian hostages ‘freed in Taliban prisoner swap’

Timothy Weeks and Kevin King had spent more than three years in captivity WT24 Desk The Afghan Taliban have freed two Western hostages in exchange for three imprisoned senior militants, officials and Taliban sources say, Agencies report. American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were released three years after being kidnapped outside the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul where ...

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