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24 killed in train derailment after rains in Turkey

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Istanbul, Jul 9 (AP) - A passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, killing two dozen people and injuring more than 300 others, officials said Monday.
Investigators believe that heavy rains caused the ground under the rails to collapse, causing Sunday's crash, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said.
The train was heading to Istanbul from Edirne, on the border with Greece, with 362 passengers and six crew members on board. Five of its six cars derailed.
Health Minister Ahmet Demircan...
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Romania's chief anti-graft prosecutor fired

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Bucharest, Jul 9 (AP) - Romania's chief anti-corruption prosecutor was fired Monday over misconduct and incompetence accusations by her own government ministry.
Laura Codruta Kovesi was dismissed to implement a ruling by Romania's top court, which had ordered it over the accusations of...
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French far-right leader to appeal withholding of party funds

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Paris, Jul 9 (AP) - French far-right leader Marine le Pen said Monday she was appealing a decision by two judges to withhold the payment of a public subsidy which she says will kill her party, adding that it amounts to a "coup."
Speaking on BFMTV, the head of the National Rally party, formerly...
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Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

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Hiroshima, Jul 9 (AP) - Rescuers were searching for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan on Monday after heavy rains that left shocked residents returning to muddy homes unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup due to the extent of damage from flooding and mudslides.
More than 100...
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Family in China say relatives sent Thai boat’s last moments

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Phuket, Jul 8 (AP) - The boat lists hard to the right, sending a man tumbling across an aisle toward windows that look almost straight down on fast-moving white-capped waves. Another man catches him and appears to laugh nervously. A woman cries out. Someone else adjusts the child they are holding...
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