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Passengers killed in US train derailment

Passengers have been killed after an Amtrak train derailed on a bridge near Seattle, leaving at least one train car dangling onto the highway below.

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Man arrested following US airbase lockdown

British police have arrested a man who apparently tried to ram his car through a checkpoint into a US air force base in central England.

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Further passenger chaos at Atlanta airport

Hundreds of flights were cancelled and long lines snaked throughout the world's largest airport after a weekend power outage at Atlanta forced the cancellation of over 1,400 flights just days before the start of the Christmas rush.

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Two dead after hotel blaze in Scotland

Two guests have died and three people taken to hospital following a hotel fire in Scotland.

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S Africa's ANC elect Ramaphosa new leader

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected leader of the ruling African National Congress to succeed South Africa President Jacob Zuma.

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