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LAST_UPDATEFri, 27 Feb 2015 3pm

Dozens Injured After Truck Driver 'Mistook Train Tracks For Road' In California

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Twenty-eight people have been taken to hospital, four in critical condition, after a commuter train derailed after slamming into a truck stuck on the tracks in southern California.

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American Missionary Kidnapped In Nigeria

Rev.Phyllis SortorLagos, Nigeria - An American missionary in Nigeria has been kidnapped in what authorities call a "purely criminal" act.

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UK Police Believe 3 Missing Schoolgirls Have Entered Syria

LONDON: Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria — likely joining dozens of other young women leaving Europe to join terrorists.

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ISIS Abducts Scores Of Christians In Northeastern Syria, Groups Say

christian girls kidnapped by isisAssyrians in northeastern Syria villages awoke Tuesday to ISIS militants at their doors, with the Islamist extremists abducting scores from the Christian group and forcing hundreds more to run for their lives, an advocate said.

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Europe's Young Jews After Paris And Copenhagen Attacks

Young JewsEurope's Jewish communities have had to boost their security after four Jewish men were murdered at a kosher supermarket in Paris and a fifth man was shot dead outside Copenhagen synagogue.

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IPCC Chief Resigns After Sexual Harassment Accusations

 Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), resigned today following accusations of sexual harassment by a former employee at the energy think tank he heads in New Delhi.

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Chris Brown Says Denied Entry To Canada

FilePic: AstroAwaniNEW YORK: R&B star Chris Brown, notorious for brushes with the law including an assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, ditched a performance Tuesday in Canada at the 11th hour after he was barred entry.

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Pills Before And After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV, Study Finds

 For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

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Britain Becomes First Nation To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

3 parent babyBritain will become the first nation to legalize a "three-parent" IVF technique which doctors say can prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics fear will effectively lead to "designer babies".

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Gun Rampage At Czech Restaurant Leaves Eight Dead

A cordoned off house, where a gunman who killed eight people in a restaurant lived, is pictured in Uhersky Brod February 24, 2015/Pic:ReutersPRAGUE: An apparently mentally disturbed gunman burst into a restaurant in a quiet eastern Czech town yesterday, shooting dead eight people before turning a gun on himself, officials said.

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