Over 60 Killed in DRC Train Derailment

by Voice of America on April 23, 2014

The death toll from a freight train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to at least 63. Investigators at the crash scene, in southeastern Katanga province, said some passengers were still unaccounted for on Wednesday, and believed to be trapped in the wreckage.The interior ministry says initial reports suggest the overloaded freight train was traveling too fast when it derailed on Tuesday. Witnesses say some passengers were riding inside container cars while others were...

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The father of a teen stowaway who survived a five-and-a-half hour flight to Hawaii this week hidden in a jetliner’s wheel well said Allah saved him from the dangers and extreme temperatures.   “When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy,” Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, who lives in Santa Clara, California, told VOA’s Somali service in an exclusive interview on...

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Putin Strategy With Ukrainian Separatists Differs from Crimea

April 23, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approach to pro-Russian militants destabilizing southern and eastern Ukraine differs from his strategy on Crimea, where Russian forces took a more active role in breaking away the peninsula from Kyiv.

Massing Russian…

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Kosovo Parliament Approves War Crimes Court

April 23, 2014

Kosovo’s lawmakers have approved a motion for a European Union-backed special court to try ethnic Albanians accused of committing war crimes during the 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia.This follows years of pressure from the European Union and U…

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Afghanistan Delays Election Results

April 23, 2014

VIDEO: Bite of Noor in Dari below and in Central News OCN video folderAfghanistan’s election commission has delayed releasing preliminary results from the country’s April 5 presidential election to allow more time to investigate possible fraud.A vote c…

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Wikileaks Scandal Soldier Gets New Name

April 23, 2014

A Kansas judge has agreed to formally change the name of the U.S. soldier convicted of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Leavenworth County District Judge David King’s office has confirmed to VOA he allowed Bradley Edward Manning to become Che…

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Summit to Protect Oceans Opens

April 23, 2014

Officials from around the world are meeting this week to discuss protecting the world’s oceans amid climate change and overfishing. The Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth is being held in The Hague. The summit runs through …

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President Obama’s Trip to Asia

April 23, 2014
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Guinea-Bissau Presidential Run-Off Scheduled for May 18

April 23, 2014

Guinea-Bissau’s election commission has confirmed a presidential run-off vote will take place on May 18.

Former finance minister Jose Mario Vaz will face Nuno Gomes Nabiam, an independent candidate who headed the civil aviation authority.

Vaz, who is…

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