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January 16, 2018 1:31 PM Lac-Mégantic railway disaster trial enters sixth day of jury deliberations

The jury is deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed. SHERBROOKE, QUE.—The jury will deliberate for a sixth straight day today at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Mégantic railway disaster 10

January 14, 2018 9:03 PM Turkey vows imminent strike on Kurdish enclave in Syria

President Erdogan says he expects U.S. 'to support Turkey in its legitimate efforts' to combat terror Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave 16

January 13, 2018 8:41 PM As protests wane, Iran lifts ban on messaging app Telegram

TEHRAN, IRAN—Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the ban on a popular messaging app has been lifted, two weeks after waning anti-government protests in which more than 21 people were killed. The Saturday report says Telegram, which has some 40 million users in Iran, is now accessible once again through both Wi-Fi and mobile networks 11

January 10, 2018 3:30 PM Burma’s military admits security forces, villagers killed Rohingya Muslims found in mass grave

The public admission of wrongdoing is the military’s first since it launched “clearance operations” against ethnic Rohingya in August. BANGKOK—Burma’s military acknowledged Wednesday that its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in a village in troubled Rakhine state. The public admission 11

January 10, 2018 1:23 PM Judge to give instructions to jury at Lac-Mégantic trial

Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre are charged with criminal negligence in the train disaster that killed 47 people. SHERBROOKE, QUE.—The judge at the Lac-Mégantic criminal-negligence trial is to give his instructions to the jury today. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre are charged with criminal negligence in the disaster that killed 11

January 9, 2018 1:49 PM Train crash in South Africa leaves more than 200 people injured

One Metrorail train rear-ended another train outside Johannesburg that had failed as a result of a technical problem, South Africa’s railway safety regulator said. JOHANNESBURG—A train collision on the outskirts of South Africa’s commercial hub, Johannesburg, left more than 200 people injured, emergency responders said Tuesday morning. It was the second 9

January 7, 2018 12:45 PM France marks Charlie Hebdo, market attacks 3 years later

French President Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday laid a wreath outside the former office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to mark the third anniversary of two attacks by Islamic extremists. On Jan. 7, 2015, French-born brothers killed 11 people inside the building, as well as a Muslim policeman outside. The pair died in a police 27

January 5, 2018 5:29 PM Muslim group asks Trudeau to designate Jan. 29 day of remembrance for Quebec City mosque shooting

OTTAWA—One of Canada’s most prominent Muslim groups is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to designate the anniversary of the 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting as an official day of remembrance. The National Council of Canadian Muslims wants Trudeau to endorse Jan. 29 as a national day of remembrance and action on Islamophobia. In a letter to the prime 14

January 5, 2018 5:15 PM Mark Zuckerberg’s lofty goal for 2018: ‘Fixing Facebook’

Zuckerberg vowed to take a comprehensive look at Facebook’s role in society, recruiting experts and using his personal time to closely study issues that he said “touch on questions of history, civics, political philosophy, media, government, and of course technology.” Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg will spend 2018 trying to correct 13

December 31, 2017 5:58 PM At least 36 dead in Kenya bus crash

NAIROBI, KENYA—A police official says a collision between a truck and a bus in western Kenya has killed at least 36 people. Rift Valley Traffic Commandant Zero Arome said Sunday the accident involved a bus heading to the capital city, Nairobi, from Busia County and a truck heading from Nakuru County to Eldoret town. The National Transport and Safety 18