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10 killed as trains collide in Germany

10 killed as trains collide in Germany

Ten people have been killed and at least 81 injured after two passenger trains collided head-on at high speed in remote countryside in southern Germany.

Kuwait backs alliances against IS

Kuwait backs alliances against IS

Kuwait supports international efforts against hardline Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria although the Gulf Arab state's constitution prevents it from fighting in anything but defensive wars, a senior Kuwaiti official says.

Fears N Korea may source plutonium

Fears N Korea may source plutonium

North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test last month and launched a long-range rocket last week, could begin to recover plutonium from a restarted nuclear reactor within weeks, the director of US National Intelligence warns.

Trump, Sanders seek lift in New Hampshire

Trump, Sanders seek lift in New Hampshire

The insurgent candidates in the 2016 US presidential race, billionaire Republican Donald Trump and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, looked likely to get a lift on Tuesday at the New Hampshire primary elections by defeating mainstream rivals.

Record number of shark attacks in 2015

Record number of shark attacks in 2015

Sharks attacked people 98 times in 2015, a spike in unprovoked attacks that set a new record as human and shark populations rise, researchers found in an annual global tally.

Replace FGM with other rites of passage - UN

Replace FGM with other rites of passage - UN

New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated.

Syria forces edge towards Turkey

Syria forces edge towards Turkey

The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad.

Lives at risk without WHO reform - UN

Lives at risk without WHO reform - UN

The World Health Organization's emergency response capability is "lacking" and will put thousands of lives at risk if it is not reformed now, according to a high-level UN report on health crises.

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