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11 dead, 98 hurt after train derails in Egypt

Eleven people were killed and 98 injured on Sunday in a train accident in Egypt’s Qalioubia province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement. The train was heading from Cairo to the Nile Delta city of Mansoura when four carriages derailed at 1:54 p.m. (1154 GMT), about 40 kms (25 miles) north of Cairo, Egyptian National Railways ...

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Kenosha bar shooting leaves at least 3 dead

A person of interest in the Kenosha shooting that killed three and injured three others early Sunday morning has been located and will be criminally charged with one count of first degree intentional homicide, according to the Kenosha Police Department. Gunfire broke out both inside and outside the The Somers House tavern around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, Sheriff David G. Beth ...

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‘US can’t do two things at once’: Biden on not immediately raising refugee cap

US President Joe Biden on Saturday explained his initial decision to not increase the limit on refugee admissions to the United States stating that his administration “couldn’t do two things at once”. Biden while speaking to reporters in Delaware said that he couldn’t initially increase the cap due to burdens that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is facing because ...

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Florida nurse arrested for threatening to kill Kamala Harris

A 39-year-old nurse in the US state of Florida has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris, according to media reports on Saturday. Niviane Petit Phelps was arrested following an investigation by the US Secret Service, CNN reported. Harris, 56, is the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to be ...

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Myanmar’s junta releases 23,000 prisoners in New Year’s amnesty

The junta is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said Saturday, even as the military continues to detain and issue arrest warrants for anti-coup dissidents. Myanmar typically grants an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark its traditional Buddhist New Year holiday — which in previous years have been joyous affairs with city-wide water fights. ...

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8 dead in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility

Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis late Thursday. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he saw a man firing an automatic weapon, quoting police, BBC reports. The gunman, said to have been acting alone, is reported to have killed himself. Authorities said there was ...

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20 children killed in Niger school fire

Some 20 children died Tuesday after several classrooms caught fire at a school in Niger’s capital Niamey, the fire service said. “Twenty-one classrooms in straw huts caught fire. Around 20 children were trapped in the blaze,” fire service commander Sidi Mohamed said on public television. “Rescuers set off rapidly and the fire was put out… but the power of the ...

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Reuters names first woman as editor-in-chief

LONDON: Reuters has announced Alessandra Galloni will take over as its new editor-in-chief from next week, becoming the first woman to head the global news agency in its 170-year history, reports AFP. Galloni is taking over from Stephen J. Adler, who is retiring, Thomson Reuters said in a statement. Galloni, 47, said she was “thrilled” at the opportunity to “lead ...

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COMMONWEALTH JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (CJA) ELECTS NEW LEADERS

    The newly elected president of the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association (CJA) wants the international organization to collaborate with like-minded organizations and add the CJA’s voice to those protesting the systemic abuse of journalists. Chris Cobb was named president as the CJA elected a new slate of officers Sunday. The email voting included among members from across the world. The ...

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US women to appeal over equal pay as working conditions approved

The United States women’s football team vowed to press on with an appeal in their equal pay lawsuit on Monday after a federal judge in Los Angeles formally approved a deal with the US Soccer Federation over working conditions. US District Judge Gary Klausner inked a settlement reached in December that grants the US women’s team the same treatment as ...

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