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Spain train driver apologizes one year after deadly crash

Jul 25, 2014

Spain train driver apologizes one year after deadly crash

A year after a train flew off the tracks on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people, the driver on Thursday asked for forgiveness in an open letter to the victims. “I feel a great deal of pain ...

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. A statement to AP from the State Department ...

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

Jul 25, 2014

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a supporter of closer ties with Europe and a ...

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. urges civilian protection after U.N. school in Gaza is shelled

The United States on Thursday urged greater effort to protect civilians in Israel’s Gaza campaign as it voiced sadness over the deaths at a U.N. school serving as a shelter. “We are deeply saddened and concerned about the tragic incident,” State Department spokeswoman Jen ...

Gaza toll hits 788 as 15 killed at U.N. school

Jul 25, 2014

Gaza toll hits 788 as 15 killed at U.N. school

Fifteen people were killed Thursday when Israeli fire hit a U.N.-run school in Gaza, as the Palestinian toll on the 17th day of the conflict rose to 788, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said at least 15 people had been killed and ...

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

Jul 25, 2014

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

An Air Algerie flight crashed Thursday while en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, ...

Jul 24, 2014

Global fight against poverty slowing, U.N. report finds

Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its ...

Jul 24, 2014

Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of ...

Final hours of MH17 victims recounted by friends, family

Jul 24, 2014

Final hours of MH17 victims recounted by friends, family

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, ...

Jul 24, 2014

Random checks catch 99 tipsy Indian pilots since 2011

Random Indian preflight safety checks have caught 99 tipsy pilots since 2011, the national aviation minister told parliament on Monday. The revelation could fuel questions about airline discipline and whether safety procedures in India’s fast-growing industry need to be tightened further. “Since 2011 a ...