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Four children dead as train collides with bus in southern France  

2017-12-15 10:16:13

At least four children were killed and 20 people injured, seven seriously, on Thursday when a train crashed into a school bus at a level crossing in southern France.

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found  

2017-12-13 12:34:13

A crack has been found in a Japanese "bullet train" that could have caused a derailment, officials said Wednesday, in the first-ever "serious incident" for the iconic mode of transport.

American who defected to North Korea dies  

2017-12-12 13:38:33

A former US sergeant who defected to North Korea and became Pyongyang's prisoner for nearly 40 years has died.

US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill  

2017-12-11 14:32:39

The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date.

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns  

2017-12-11 12:29:54

Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

Trump Jerusalem move triggers Palestinian unrest  

2017-12-08 13:17:01

Furious Palestinians have called for a "day of rage" on Friday as protests spread against US President Donald Trump's widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump demands Saudis allow aid into Yemen 'immediately'  

2017-12-07 13:43:15

US President Donald Trump took the rare step Wednesday of publicly demanding that ally Saudi Arabia immediately allow humanitarian aid into war-ravaged Yemen, as residents in the capital Sanaa scrambled for supplies.

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital  

2017-12-06 14:16:12

President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, upending decades of careful US policy and ignoring dire warnings of a historic misstep that could trigger a surge of violence in the Middle East.

Supreme Court backs Trump travel ban  

2017-12-05 10:05:46

The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump's travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, pending legal challenges.

Yemen rebels claim ex-president Saleh killed  

2017-12-04 19:15:25

Yemen's Huthi rebels claimed Monday that ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh had been killed as fighting shook the capital Sanaa following the collapse of his alliance with the insurgents.

Indonesia re-opening Bali airport shut by volcanic ash  

2017-11-29 12:44:04

Bali's international airport will re-open Wednesday afternoon after a nearly three-day shutdown, Indonesian airport authorities said, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise shifted direction.

North Korea 'tested new long-range missile' that can reach US  

2017-11-29 11:02:25

North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the whole of continental US. It claimed on state television that it had achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state.

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