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More than 100 injured in New Jersey commuter train crash

Hoboken - A packed commuter train crashed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, with three people reported killed and more than 100 injured, many of them in critical condition.

Kremlin offers Ukraine separatists propaganda tips: German media

Berlin - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are being actively advised by people close to the Kremlin on how to conduct a "propaganda campaign" against Kiev and the West, German media reported Thursday.

Australian Government provides grant to enhance digital literacy

Australian Turnbull Government granted a $4 million fund to schools to enhance digital literacy. The new grant is a part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, a program that aims at helping students and teachers to embrace the digital age.

Bid for international Yemen war probe fails at UN

Geneva - The bid to launch an international probe into the conflict in Yemen failed Thursday, in a defeat for the UN rights chief who demanded an inquiry.

Rights groups question Kenyan police account of 'terror attack'

Nairobi - On a Sunday morning in September three young women were killed by officers at the main police station in Kenya's second city -- but that's the only fact beyond doubt in a case that activists say is further evidence of a police force gone rogue.

Russia keeps up Syria bombing as UN urges Aleppo evacuations

Moscow - Russia on Thursday said it would press on with a bombing campaign in Syria, ignoring US threats, as the United Nations pleaded for medical evacuations from the war-ravaged city of Aleppo.

Little mourning for Shimon Peres in Arab world

Cairo - Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres's death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a "war criminal".

700,000 will need aid once Mosul offensive starts: UN

Geneva - The UN said Thursday it expected at least 700,000 people in Iraq's second city of Mosul would need assistance once an expected offensive on the Islamic State group stronghold begins."Mosul has the potential to be one the largest...

Coalition raids kill 8 Yemeni civilians: govt official

Sanaa - The Saudi-led coalition killed eight civilians in two separate air strikes on rebel-controlled areas of northern Yemen on Thursday, a government official said.

Key dates since Russian intervention in Syria

Moscow - Russia one year ago carried out its first air strikes in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in a major turning point in a multi-sided civil war.

A year of bombing in Syria stirs little debate in Russia

Moscow - Veteran Russian opposition activist Sergei Davidis was among 300 people who showed up to a protest in Moscow against the start of the Kremlin's Syria bombing campaign. But that was pretty much the last demonstration.

Luxury thrives amid misery in Ukraine's war-torn east

Donetsk - Fancy restaurants and trendy boutiques stand just blocks away from stuffy bomb shelters where survivors hunker down in eastern Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel capital city of Donetsk.

Moscow gallery attack targets Ukrainian troop photos

Moscow - Dozens of pro-Kremlin activists have attacked a Moscow exhibition of photographs of Ukrainian forces in the separatist conflict, defacing images, tearing down signs and forcing its temporary closure, organisers said on Thursday.

UN rolls out aid package for cholera-hit Haiti

New York - The United Nations will mobilize $181 million to shore up the emergency response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti and at least an equal amount for the victims and their families, a senior UN official says.

Obama defends Syria policy in face of renewed criticism

Washington - President Barack Obama defended his refusal to use military force to end Syria's brutal civil war Wednesday, as diplomatic efforts faltered and a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions unfolded in Aleppo.

'Hundreds' of medical evacuations needed from Aleppo, UN says

Geneva - The United Nations described Thursday a desperate situation in Syria's rebel-held eastern Aleppo, warning "hundreds" needed medical evacuation and that there was only enough food aid left for a quarter of the city's population.

Aleppo humanitarian catastrophe 'unlike any' in Syria: UN

New York - The United Nations aid chief warned Thursday that Aleppo faces a humanitarian catastrophe "unlike any" witnessed so far in Syria's brutal five-year war.

Cash freeze squeezes Italy migrant centres to bursting point

Rome - A steady flow of migrants arriving in the south has combined with the de facto closure of borders to the north to leave Italy's migrant reception centres bursting at the seams.

Man arrested after 19 killed in China village: police

Chinese police on Thursday arrested a suspect in a killing spree that left 19 people dead in a village in the southwestern province of Yunnan, authorities said.
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