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13 Oct
Chinese and foreign figure skaters train ahead of the 2021 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy, which will be held in Beijing this week as a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics. All journalists and Winter Olympics staff are required to wear masks inside the stadium as Covid-19 prevention measures.
2 Oct
Cambodian anti-landmine authorities are training dogs to sniff out Covid-19, hoping the sharp-nosed canines normally used to detect underground explosives can keep the virus on a tight leash.
25 Aug
Forces train in Afghanistan's last anti-Taliban holdout Panjshir which remains the only holdout against the Taliban after the hardline Islamists took control of Afghanistan.
14 Jul
Syrian weightlifter Maan Asaad and high jumper Majd Eddin Ghazal are preparing to participate in the Tokyo Olympics after a 2 year hiatus from competing internationally because of COVID-19. The lack of international participation has impacted Maan according to his brother and trainer, Qays.
17 Jun
A freight train derailed and toppled onto houses alongside the tracks in western Mexico on Tuesday, killing one resident and injuring three others, emergency services said.
23 May
A train derailment and subsequent fire prompted evacuations in northwest Iowa on Sunday, due to concerns over the train’s cargo of ammonium nitrate. An 8-kilometre radius around the derailment site of 47 train cars was evacuated and a community hall was made available for evacuees.
14 May
Criminal elements in Nigeria are destroying some of the newly laid rail tracks crisscrossing the country at the moment. The activities of the vandals may as well deny the people in the affected area, Warri-Itakpe axis the opportunity of enjoying affordable and traffic-jam free train services.
11 Apr
Almost 500 people were on board the train when it derailed on the east coast of Taiwan. Rescuers are still trying to reach passengers stuck in carriages.
2 Apr
Taiwan rescuers are scrambling to reach passengers trapped inside a train derailed inside a tunnel, as dozens of people are feared dead in the crash. Some comparatively unscathed passengers are able to walk out of the crahsed carriages by climbing onto the roof.
27 Mar
Two passenger trains have crashed into each other leaving at least 19 dead and almost 200 injured. On Saturday, the Health Ministry revised down the initial death toll of 32.
20 Feb
Since January, women have been allowed to operate trains in the Moscow metro system — a job that used to be one of several hundred that were forbidden for women in Russia. But the Russian Ministry of Labor has now reduced that list to 100.
15 Feb
DG LASEMA speaks on train collision with truck at Iju Ishaga

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Clashes erupted in Nairobi after a Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage on Tuesday (December 7) and then shot and killed himself, a senior police officer and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said. The officer first shot and killed his wife at their home before setting off with his service-issued AK-47 rifle to shoot dead another four people, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on its Twitter account, describing the shooter as a "rogue officer".
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Thousands of Sudanese protest across the country in a show of anger over a government deal that reinstated the prime minister but gave the military majority control. Also, Gambia's president wins re-election, but the opposition is crying foul. One competitor has since accepted the result, but two others are refusing to. Finally, protesters take to South African beaches in opposition to oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say the project endangers marine animals and tourism.
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The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Germany's next chancellor, has presented his Cabinet ministers for the new government, to be sworn in on Wednesday. He offered a few surprises.
1 day ago
Austria's ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he is stepping back from politics. His successor, Alexander Schallenberg, has also announced his resignation.
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At least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire on Tuesday at the main prison in Burundi's capital Gitega, the country's vice president said. Twelve died of asphyxia as they tried to flee the burning buildings and 26 died of severe injuries, Vice President Prosper Bazombanza told reporters at the Gitega Prison after the fire. Video Credit: Sos Médias Burundi
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Governments and international organizations have said Myanmar's most prominent pro-democracy figure did not receive a fair trial, and accuse the ruling junta of sacking the rule of law in a bid to hold power.