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Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 4 dead, 5 injured

Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 4 dead, 5 injured

The driver was in critical condition, TRAINOSE said. Themanews reports that half a dozen passengers had to be extracted from derailed carriages by rescue crews. A 24-year-old man who lived in the house which was hit told reporters that he managed to jump off a balcony to safety just before the impact. "We heard a bad explosion and we were very scared", Mir, who only gave his first name, told AP.



Palestinian West Bank local elections a test for Fatah party

Escalating tensions between Hamas and the more moderate Fatah led to Hamas's seizure of Gaza in 2007, while Abbas's party was left with control of the West Bank. Hamas did not present any candidate lists of its own, saying the vote would only add to divisions. "No doubt this is the democratic life we have promised our people", said Fatah Deputy Chief Mahmoud al-Aloul.


Syria ceasefire in four zones starts Saturday

Syria ceasefire in four zones starts Saturday

The Syrian opposition has criticized the deal, saying it lacks legitimacy. The plan, details of which will still be worked out over the next several weeks, went into effect at midnight Friday. The headline on the AP story reads, "Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft", which is true ... but it also bans all other aircraft as well.


SC Senators reject calls for independent probe into Trump-Russia ties

SC Senators reject calls for independent probe into Trump-Russia ties

Graham's comments appeared to reference statements made by Trump during a presidential debate in September. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says an exchange he had with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper during a hearing on Monday stoked his curiosity about President Trump's shady business dealings in Russian Federation.


AAP hacked 'look-alike' gadget, not our EVM: EC

AAP hacked 'look-alike' gadget, not our EVM: EC

The Election Commission earlier in the day said the AAP demonstrated in Delhi Assembly on prototype Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and not on Election Commission of India Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), sources said. "This is the biggest achievement of the meeting that the commission has agreed to use VVPAT in all future elections", said Congress leader Vivek Tankha.



Presidents Trump and Putin 'very good' Syria phone call

The State Department announced that a top official, Acting Assistant Secretary Stuart Jones, would participate in the talks, signaling "U.S. support for a political resolution to the Syrian crisis". A Kremlin readout of the phone call said Trump and Putin had focused on the "possibility of coordinating Russian and U.S. actions for the fight against global terrorism in the context of the Syria crisis" and agreed to work to establish a real ceasefire there.