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School bus hit by train in southern France, at least 4 students dead

At least four school children were killed in southern France on Thursday after a train and bus collided, the French Interior Ministry reported.   Another 19 people were reportedly injured on the bus, including

Daredevil climber dies after plunge from Chinese skyscraper

A daredevil climber was attempting to scale a 62-story skyscraper in China when he plunged to his death, according to media reports.   Wu Yongning, a so-called “rooftopper,” had earned a huge follo

Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas in 2018, first time in 35 years

In the latest sign Saudi Arabia is trying to overhaul its economy and slowly modernize, the conservative Muslim kingdom will allow public cinemas for the first time in more than 35 years.   The first multiplex

Last day to make formal challenge to Honduras' election

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras –  International observers are urging Honduras' opposition to file a formal complaint about the country's troubled Nov. 26 election before a deadline expires.   Challen

Ex-priest, wielding samurai sword, kills priestess sister at prominent Tokyo shrine

A former priest, wielding a samurai sword, killed his Shinto priestess sister before stabbing his accomplice to death and committing suicide in an attack at a prominent Tokyo shrine authorities believe was fueled by a fa

North Korea: War an 'established fact' due to Trump's 'confrontational warmongering'

An "outbreak of war" on the Korean peninsula is "an established fact," North Korea said Wednesday, issuing its most stark assessment of the current crisis after Pyongyang's recent intercontinental

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