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Two dead after train derails outside Melbourne

Two dead after train derails outside Melbourne

Brisbane, Australia (CNN)Two people have died and several more are injured after a train traveling from Sydney to Melbourne derailed in Victoria, Australia on Thursday evening. Paramedics were assessing several passengers and have airlifted one person to a hospital in Melbourne, after being called to the scene at 7:45 p.m. local time. The derailment occurred...

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Coronavirus cases surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea

Coronavirus cases surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea

Hundreds of foreign nationals from East Asian countries who are visiting Israel will be flown back to their home countries in the coming days, the Israel Airport Authority said in a statement Monday. There are currently between 800 and 900 such foreign nationals visiting Israel. There is no specific number of how many are from...

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Woman awaiting coronavirus test result escapes from hospital

Woman awaiting coronavirus test result escapes from hospital

A woman who was in an Austrian hospital to be tested for the coronavirus escaped from the premises, officials said. Karl Schupfer, a press officer for the city of Salzburg, said the 31-year-old patient left the University Clinic Salzburg around 3 a.m. local time Wednesday morning and was found by police in her home near...

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Royal Caribbean cancels cruises out of China through early March

Royal Caribbean cancels cruises out of China through early March

Royal Caribbean has canceled eight cruises out of China until March and introduced several health screening measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus aboard its vessels. In a statement, the cruise company announced it would deny boarding to individuals who had travelled through, from or to mainland China or Hong Kong in the past 15...

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Trump makes dazzling, divisive reelection pitch in State of the Union

Trump makes dazzling, divisive reelection pitch in State of the Union

Washington: If elections are won by defiant showmanship alone, Donald Trump, the grand political illusionist, will waltz to a second term in November. In the most politicized State of the Union address in modern times, the President took the choreography of an annual America ritual to new levels on Tuesday night at a fraught moment in the nation’s...

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US President Donald Trump retweets claims al-Qaeda chief dead

US President Donald Trump retweets claims al-Qaeda chief dead

A suspected US drone strike has destroyed a building housing al-Qaeda militants in eastern Yemen, tribal leaders say, amid reports the attack killed a senior leader. US President Donald Trump has retweeted several reports that the January 25 strike killed Qassim al-Rimi, but al-Rimi’s death has not been officially confirmed. The Yemeni tribal leaders said...