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India Investigates After Fourth Big Train Accident In Past Year Kills 23

NEW DELHI: India began investigating on Sunday a train crash in which 23 people were killed, the fourth major accident over the past year on the world's fourth biggest rail network which is grappling with chronic under-investment and over-crowding.

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IS Claims Responsibility For Russian Stabbing Attack

CAIRO: Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in the Siberian city of Surgut that injured eight people on Saturday, the group's Amaq news agency said.

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Mnuchin Tells Yale Classmates: Trump Does Not Equate Neo-Nazis With Peaceful Protesters

WASHINGTON - Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump "in no way, shape or form" equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters.

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Spain Hunts For Driver In Van Rampage, Says Islamist Cell Dismantled

RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain - Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it plowed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two other suspected Islamist militants linked to the attack had died or were at large.

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Unwavering Trump Voters Say They Will Not Miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.

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Iraq Starts Offensive To Take Back Tal Afar From Islamic State

RBIL, Iraq - Iraqi security forces launched on Sunday an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

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Australian Men Charged With Terrorism Over Mosque Fires

MELBOURNE - Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community.

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Spanish Government Maintains Security Alert Level, Says No Attack Imminent

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MADRID: Spain will maintain its security alert level at 4, one notch below the maximum level which would signal an attack was imminent, after two deadly attacks in the northeastern region of Catalonia this week, Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said.

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Osaka Homestay Bans Malaysians Following Trio's Hooliganism

KUALA LUMPUR: The unruly behaviour of three Malaysian youths in an Osaka lodge recently has led to Malaysians in general being banned from the famous guesthouse.

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Russian Knife Attacker Stabs and Wounds at Least 7 in Siberia

MOSCOW: A man wielding a knife attacked and wounded seven people on the central street in the Siberian town of Surgut on Saturday, local news reports and Russian investigators said.

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