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Eleven hurt after car crashes near London museum

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Eleven people were injured on Saturday when a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians near London’s Natural History Museum, leading to the driver’s arrest, although officials ruled out a terrorist link. Police said it was a traffic incident after three attacks in the …

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Toddler shoots playmates at Michigan daycare

Chicago, United States | AFP | Two toddlers were hospitalized in serious condition after a playmate accidentally shot them with a loaded gun at a daycare in the US state of Michigan. Both of the children’s conditions were upgraded from critical a day earlier, police said Thursday, as they wrapped up …

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Old and deadly: Japan’s drive to beat elderly road menace

Kanuma, Japan | AFP | A series of fatal crashes caused by elderly drivers in Japan has left authorities desperately grappling for ways to clamp down on a problem that experts warn is only going to get worse as the population ages. Drivers over 65 were responsible for 965 deadly accidents …

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MASAKA: 12 Tanzanians killed in crash on deadly highway

MASAKA: 14 killed in crash on deadly Ugandan highway Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Fourteen people were killed when a truck ploughed into a bus carrying a group returning from a wedding on Uganda’s deadliest road, police said Monday. “The driver of the truck lost control after a tyre burst …

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DR Congo bus accident leaves 25 dead, dozens injured

Kikwit, DR Congo | AFP |  Twenty five people were killed and 57 others injured Sunday when a bus overturned in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to an official toll. The accident on National Road Number 1 caused “25 deaths and 57 serious injuries” according to …

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Seven Kenyan schoolgirls killed in dorm fire

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Seven teenage girls died in a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory on Saturday, and 10 others were injured, according to Kenya’s education minister. “We have lost seven students in this unfortunate incident,” said Fred Matiangi on visiting Moi Girls High School, a prestigious government …

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Austrian toddler dies left in hot car

Vienna, Austria | AFP |  A 19-month-old boy died in Austria after being left in a hot car by his 17-year-old mother and her boyfriend, police said Thursday. Not wanting to wake him after a long car journey, the couple left the child asleep while they want upstairs for a …

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Egypt punishes train disaster ‘selfie medics’

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s health ministry has punished six medics who took selfies in front of a deadly train wreck by transferring them to a remote part of the country, it said Saturday, following an online uproar. Two trains collided Friday near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing …

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Egypt train collision kills at least 21: health ministry

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Two trains collided outside the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Friday, killing at least 21 people, a health ministry official said. The crash also injured 109 people, Sharif Wadi, an assistant to the health minister, told state television. Footage on the state broadcaster showed one train …

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