India rail disaster kills 39 passengers
Rescuers struggled Sunday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash which killed 39 passengers in India, the latest disaster on the country's creaking rail network. Officials were investigating whether Maoist rebels had tampered with the track, after eight coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express were derailed at around 11:00pm on Saturday in Andhra Pradesh state. "The death toll has gone up to 39," said J.P. Mishra, a spokesman for East Coast Railways.
Deadly storms track across U.S. South, triggering tornados(Reuters) - Eleven people were killed in Georgia as severe storms tracked across the state, state officials said on Sunday, bringing the death toll from a dangerous weekend weather system to at least 15. Storms sweeping through southwest Georgia overnight left 11 people dead and 23 injured, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency told Reuters. State officials did not immediately have details on the extent of the damage, noting that they were working with local authorities as the threat from severe weather continued.
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Syrian rebels meet in Kazakhstan ahead of talksASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) ? Syrian rebel delegates huddled in Kazakhstan Sunday ahead of talks with government representatives scheduled to begin Monday, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year. At the top of the agenda is an effort to consolidate a fragile cease-fire agreement reached last month and ease humanitarian suffering in the war-ravaged country.
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British leader to meet with Trump to discuss trade, NATO
LONDON (AP) ? British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington.
11 people killed in Georgia following severe weatherATLANTA (AP) ? A powerful tornado ripped through a mobile home park in south Georgia early Sunday, destroying half of its structures and killing seven people. Another four people died in neighboring counties, bringing the weekend death toll from severe weather in the southeastern U.S. to 15.