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The train that derailed in Cameroon last week killing 79 people was travelling "abnormally" fast before the crash, a senior executive from the rail operator's French parent company told AFP Tuesday.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Tuesday said that the country cannot handle the same number of migrant arrivals next year that it has seen in 2016, calling on other European countries to do more.
The U.S. Justice Department and FBI say they will have officials ready on election day to respond to potential crimes, with monitors at select polling places and lawyers who will field complaints on v
Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly voted Tuesday to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for violating democracy, but the socialist government dismissed the move as meanin
A group of Angolan lawyers has filed a landmark petition challenging veteran leader Eduardo dos Santos's nomination of his daughter, Africa's richest woman, as the head of the national oil company.
Head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government voices readiness to step up security, military cooperation with Moscow
Rioters in South Africa set a police vehicle fire Tuesday and stoned vehicles near a Johannesburg university that has been the scene of sometimes violent protests by students demanding free education.
The State Department appears headed for a showdown with Congress over the department’s decision to approve more than $50 million in aid for Honduras despite the Central American nation’s poor huma
BEIRUT — The Russian military said yesterday the weeklong halt of Russian and Syrian air strikes on the besieged city of Aleppo will continue and humanitaria
The Council of Europe Tuesday criticized authorities of Bosnian Serb-run entity Republika Srpska(RS) over a decision to honor three convicted war criminals, including wartime political leader Radovan
The Slovak parliament Tuesday outlawed vigilante train patrols by a far-right party that had targeted the EU member's large Roma minority.
Ankara may undertake a ground operation in Iraq in order to deal with any threats against Turkey, stated Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, reported BNR. If there is a threat against Turkey, w
Conservative lawmaker Zac Goldsmith, a vocal opponent of the expansion of Heathrow Airport, Tuesday notified the government of his decision to resign from parliament, the finance ministry said in a st
Survivors of an overnight attack that killed 61 people at a Pakistani police academy described chaotic scenes of gunfire and explosions, with militan
OTTAWA - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is blaming the Iraqi government for holding up a Canadian military hospital that was supposed to be available to treat casualties during the attack on Mosul, wh
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors say a New York cardiologist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to have another doctor attacked following a professional dispute. Nassau County prosecutors say Dr. Antho
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ELKTON, Md. (AP) — Officers fatally shot a man and woman on a motel balcony Tuesday when they refused to drop handguns they had raised toward police who were there to serve warrants, Maryland State P
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The annual American Royal horse and livestock exhibition in Kansas City is moving to Kansas from Missouri. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and American Royal officials announced th
Japan's Abe and Russia's Putin will discuss compromise for return of four tiny islands.              
The common-law wife of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has filed a complaint with Mexico's National Human Rights Commission complaining of his treatment in prison.
HALIFAX - The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has denied an effort by a fishermen's group to halt testing of tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman's Association had want
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has opened a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the country's constitutional order. The move was widely expe
Gunmen stormed a police academy in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province.              
Venezuela's opposition-led parliament votes to open a trial against President Nicolas Maduro - a move described by the government as meaningless.
HODAIDA, Yemen (Reuters) - The emaciated frame of 18-year-old Saida Ahmad Baghili lies on a hospital bed in the red sea port city of Hodaida, her suffering stark evidence of the malnutrition spread by
VANCOUVER - A legal advocacy group is calling on the British Columbia government to release newly gathered statistics about the use of police dogs in the province. Pivot Legal Society also wants the
NEW YORK (AP) — From a Broadway-style marketing campaign to more exclusive toys, Target wants to lure shoppers during the final critical months of the year. More importantly, though, it needs to conv
Vancouver police say they have decided against recommending criminal charges in the death of a 23-year-old woman who fell out of a party bus in January. Police say Chelsea James lost her balance and
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. policy of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons "is probably a lost cause" and the best that can probably be hoped for is some kind of cap on th
In Russia’s so-called “information war” with the West, the pro-Kremlin youth group SET (Network) is a foot soldier fighting primarily on the internet. At their roomy headquarters in an ups
Britain backed a $22 billion expansion of London`s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, ending 25 years of indecision with an ambitious plan to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the Europ
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence director James Clapper says he wouldn’t put it past Russia to “to shoot down an American aircraft” if a no-fly zone is imposed over Syria. Cl
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town far from the Mosul offensive, but the U.S.-led coalition said the militants have not su

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