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30 Injured After French Passenger Train Slams Into Truck

PARIS: Around 30 people were injured when a passenger train leaving Paris slammed into a truck, government officials said today.

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Youth Counsellor Bails Amos Yee Out

SINGAPORE: After four nights in the lock-up, Amos Yee Pang Sang, 16, is now out on $20,000 bail.

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Turkey Detains British Family Of Six En Route To Join Islamic State

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities have detained a British family of six en route to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

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Japanese PM Sends Ritual Offering To Yasukuni Shrine, Irks Neighbours

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering today to a Tokyo shrine for war dead, irking Asian neighbours just before he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a leaders’ summit in Jakarta.

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38 Civilians Killed, 532 Wounded In Yemen Capital Monday Raid

SANAA: The number of civilians killed in Saudi-led air strikes on a missile depot in the Yemeni capital has risen to 38, with a further 532 wounded, medics said on Tuesday.

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Japan PM Says May Drop Formal Apology In WWII Statement

TOKYO: Japan's leader Shinzo Abe (pix) drew sharp rebukes from China and South Korea Tuesday after sending an offering to a controversial war shrine, and saying he may not repeat a formal apology for his country's World War II rampage.

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After Tasting Power, Former Egyptian President Mursi Sentenced To Prison For Life

CAIRO — Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole today, nearly three years after he was declared Egypt’s first freely elected president.

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MRI Study Shows Babies Feel Pain Just Like Adults

LONDON — The brains of babies “light up” in a similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do, researchers said today.

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‘Bookkeeper Of Auschwitz’ Goes On Trial In Germany For Murder Of 300,000 Jews

LUENEBURG, Germany — A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz went on trial in Germany today, accused by prosecutors of being an accessory in the murder of 300,000 people, though he was not involved in any actual killing at the notorious Nazi death camp.

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Ethiopia Mourns Christians Killed By Islamic State

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia began three days of national mourning today, with joint Christian and Muslim prayers for more than 20 Ethiopian Christians killed by Islamic State militants in Libya.

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