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South Carolina train crash in US 70 people were injured


South Carolina Train Crash

 

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX Corp freight train near South Carolina`s state capital on Sunday, killing at least two people on board and injuring at least 70 in the railroad`s third fatal crash in as many months.

Amtrak Train 91 was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew members to Miami from New York when it hit the freight train at about 2:35 am local time (0735 GMT) and derailed, injuring at least half its passengers, the railroad said in a statement. "The lead engine was derailed, as well as some passenger cars," the statement said. 

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North Korea to send nominal head of state to South Korea


North Korea to send nominal head of state to South Korea

 

North Koreawill send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with rare rapprochement steps ahead of this month's Winter Olympics in the South.

Kim Yong Nam, the head of the North's parliament, will be the highest-level North Korean official to visit South Koreasince the North sent then-No. 2 Hwang Pyong So at the close of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea .

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15 civilians injured in shelling attacks on Harasta suburb and Esh al-Warwar neighborhood


15 civilians injured in shelling attacks on Harasta suburb and Esh al-Warwar neighborhood

Seven civilians were injured in shelling attacks carried out by armed groups on Harasta residential suburb and Esh al-Warwar neighborhood on Sunday.

A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command said that armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta fired three rocket shells on Harasta suburb, which resulted in injuring seven civilians and causing material damages.

Armed groups also fired two rocket shells on Esh al-Warwar neighborhood in Barzeh area, causing material damages to properties, a source at Damascus Police Command said.

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Continued Turkish aggression on Afrin leaves a citizen dead, causes huge damage


Continued Turkish aggression on Afrin leaves a citizen dead

The continued Turkish aggression on Afrin area to the north of Aleppo left more civilians dead and caused huge damage to the citizens’ houses and the infrastructure.

Civil sources told SANA that a 77-year-old man was killed on Sunday when forces of the Turkish regime shelled with different types of weapons and artillery the village of Zaitouna in Afrin area, in addition to causing huge damage to the citizens’ houses in the village.

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Train Derails Between New York and Miami, Multiple Injuries


New York and Miami Train Derails

An Amtrak train has collided with a CSX supply train in South Carolina en route from New York to Miami,  injured among 139 passengers and 8 crew members.

According to the official Twitter account of the Lexington County Sheriff , as a result of the collision several train cars derailed. Rescuers arrived at the scene of the accident.

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kills 3 soldiers, Suicide bombing in Pakistan


kills 3 soldiers, Suicide bombing in Pakistan

The Pakistan military said, a suicide attack on a sports unit belonging to the Pakistan Army in the restive northwest province on Saturday killed three officials and injured seven others,

The incident occurred in Swat district's Kabal Tehsil in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the military's media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Three security officials were killed while 7 were wounded in the blast, it said.

The forces have cordoned off the area and started a search operation, it added.

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Russian Su-25 jet downed in Syria: video


Russian Su-25 jet downed

A Russian Su-25 jet has crashed in Idlib province in north-western Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed, adding that it was probably shot down by MANPAD. The pilot ejected but was killed by militants on the ground.

Preliminary data showed the Su-25 plane was downed by a man-portable air-defense system (MANPAD), the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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Over 820 Kurdish militia killed in Turkish army operation in northern Syria's Afrin


Over 820 Kurdish militia killed in Turkish army operation

Turkish sources confirmed on Saturday that over 820 Kurdish militias have been killed in the Turkish Operation Olive Branch in Afrin

The Turkish Army General Staff announced in a statement that 6 more Kurdish positions, including their arms caches, were destroyed in airstrikes in Afrin.

The statement added that a sum of 823 Kurdish combatants have been killed since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Afrin.

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Drive-by shooting, several injured in Italian city of Macerata


Drive-by shooting, several injured in Italian city of Macerata

A number of people have been wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Italian city of Macerata, according to local reports.

At least seven people have been reported injured following a shooting on Via dei Velini and Via Spalato, reported La Repubblica.

Macerata Mayor Romano Carancini said schools and offices have been closed following the incident, with at least one armed assailant still at large.

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Fidel Castro’s son suicide


Fidel Castro’s son

Fidel Castro’s oldest son was mourned in Cuba on Friday after the unusually public announcement of his suicide following a long depression.

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart was known as Fidelito, or Little Fidel, for his resemblance to his father. A nuclear physicist by training, Castro Diaz-Balart, 68, was the offspring of a family that combined the aristocratic class that ruled pre-revolutionary Cuba with the man who expelled them after taking power.

Fidel Castro married young aristocrat Mirta Diaz-Balart after they met at the University of Havana in 1948.

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