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Two Killed as Train Derails between Australia's Biggest Cities

Two people were killed when a passenger train travelling between Australia's two biggest cities derailed Thursday, with medics saying many were being assessed for injuries.

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S.Sudan Citizens 'Deliberately Starved' by Warring Parties, Says UN

South Sudan's government forces and other armed groups have "deliberately starved" civilians by denying aid access and displacing communities, a United Nations rights probe said Thursday.

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France Shuts Oldest Reactors, but Nuclear Power Still Reigns

France will start closing its oldest atomic power plant on Saturday after 43 years in operation, the first in a series of reactor shutdowns but hardly a signal the country will reduce its reliance on nuclear energy anytime soon.

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Iran Attempting Further Arms Deliveries to Huthi Rebels, Says US Military

Tehran continues to deliver weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels, the US military said Wednesday, following a second interception in less than three months of what Washington said were Iranian arms.

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At Least Nine Killed in Germany Shisha Bar Shootings

At least nine people were killed in shootings targeting shisha bars in Germany that sparked a huge manhunt overnight before the suspected gunman was found dead in his home early Thursday.

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Trump Ally to Be Sentenced amid Firestorm over Presidential Meddling

Donald Trump's longtime aide Roger Stone will be sentenced Thursday in a case that has caused a stir in Washington following meddling by the US president and his attorney general.

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Afghan Warlord Denounces Ghani Vote 'Coup' but Streets Calm

Afghanistan's former vice president and powerful warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum called on his supporters Wednesday to protest against the re-election of President Ashraf Ghani, but so far, response to his rallying cry in the streets was muted. 

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China Expels Wall Street Journal Reporters over 'Racist' Headline

China on Wednesday ordered three reporters from The Wall Street Journal to leave the country over what Beijing deemed a racist headline, in one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years.

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U.S. Democratic Hopefuls Square Off, with Rising Bloomberg in Mix

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will confront rival presidential hopefuls for the first time on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday and endure barbs from competitors irked by his rising prominence in the race to take on President Donald Trump.

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Al-Shabaab Militants Attack Two Somali Military Bases

Al-Shabaab Islamists on Wednesday carried out attacks on two Somali military bases, using a suicide vehicle bombing and dozens of heavily armed militants, a military official said. 

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