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Powerful storms kill at least 18 in southeast US

Powerful storms kill at least 18 in southeast US
Washington - 

Powerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 18 people as violent weather left a trail of destruction, authorities said.

UK govt accused of covering up failed Trident nuclear missile test

UK govt accused of covering up failed Trident nuclear missile test
London - 

The British government was accused on Sunday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system.

Hope flickers as Italy avalanche survivors tell of trauma

Hope flickers as Italy avalanche survivors tell of trauma
Penne - 

Survivors of Italy's avalanche disaster on Sunday recounted how they ate snow to stay hydrated and sung to keep their spirits up while huddling in pitch black, cramped cavities in the mangled wreckage of the Hotel Rigopiano.

Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash
Budapest - 

Hungary was on Sunday mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.

Venezuela's Maduro names new central bank chief

Venezuela's Maduro names new central bank chief
Caracas - 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday named a lawmaker as the country's new central bank chief, after reportedly pushing out the former head as the country struggles through a deep economic crisis.

Divided French Socialists vote for presidential candidate

Divided French Socialists vote for presidential candidate

French Socialists vote in presidential primary as they grasp for relevance in an election expected to tilt right. - 

Supporters of France's fractured Socialists voted Sunday to choose a presidential candidate with the party in danger of being reduced to also-rans as Europe shifts to the right.

US non-profit to sue Trump over foreign payments

US non-profit to sue Trump over foreign payments

Washington - 

A Washington group of lawyers and researchers plans to file a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump, alleging that the US president is violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments.

Rail disaster kills 36 in India; toll may rise

Rail disaster kills 36 in India; toll may rise

New Delh - 

Rescuers struggled on Sunday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash which killed 36 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on the country's creaking rail network.



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