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Santiago Train Crash Driver Attends Preliminary Court Hearing
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At Time of Crash Spanish Train Driver Was on The Phone + Traveling Twice the Speed Limit

 

Tragedy struck the world last week when a passenger train derailed in Spain killing 79 people and injuring many more. Is it possible the tragic event was caused by a phone call?

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High-Speed Train Derails in Spain, Killing 78, Injuring Many More

A high-speed train in northwestern Spain derailed Wednesday night, killing 78 passengers and injuring at least 140 more, including five Americans.

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The Royal Baby Finally Has a Name

Attention, peasants of earth: Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby hath now been blessed with a name of tradition and bore: George Alexander Louis.

So we definitely lost in the betting pool with our Prince George Michael guess. On the plus side, we no longer have to call him the Royal Baby.

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What Will Happen if Bees Continue to Die? [VIDEO]

A year ago, scientists linked nerve-agent pesticides to the recent collapse in the bee population. California commercial bee keepers have reported a 40% - 50% drop in number of bees. France and Italy are among countries who have banned such pesticides. If the bees continue to die off, will we be able to pollinate our millions of acres of crops in the United States? 

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Cypriot Banks to Open After 12-day Closure
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Cyprus Banks Finally Reopen After 12 Days

There have been long lines of anxious people outside banks in Cyprus today, but no signs of trouble as the banks opened for the first time in nearly two weeks. 

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North Korea Workers' Party Convention Is Held
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North Korea Orders Rocket Prep After US Stealth Bomber Drills In South Korea

North Korea's leader says his rocket forces are ready "to settle accounts with the U.S."

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead

The longtime president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died on Tuesday at the age of 58, following a two-year battle with cancer.

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Hot Air Balloon Explodes in Mid-Air Over Egypt, Killing 18

A hot air balloon carrying a group of tourists near Luxor, Egypt, exploded in mid-air Tuesday, killing 18 people in the deadliest accident ever of its kind.

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Thieves Pull Off $50 Million Diamond Heist (Yes, $50 Million)

It's the kind of thing that, if you saw it in a movie, you'd call it implausible: international jewel thieves stole $50 million in diamonds at the airport.

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Nightclub Fire Kills Hundreds in Brazil

The death toll in a horrific nightclub fire in Brazil as risen to 232, according to news sources. This number is updated from the original count of 245 first reported by local news sources.

A fire started at the Boate Kiss nightclub around 2 AM in the southern city of Santa Maria

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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test, Calls U.S. Its ‘Archenemy’

Sometimes—like when they call themselves "space conquerors" after launching a satellite that broke almost immediately and tumbled out of orbit—it can be hard to take North Korea seriously. Other times—like when they threaten another test of their nuclear program at a highly delicate time for their neighbors, politically—it seems wiser to keep a close eye on them.

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Camera Catches Russian Jet Plane Crash

It's nearly impossible to watch this without cringing...

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Category: Weird News, World News

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