Three dead, hundreds injured following train collision in South Africa

At least three people were killed and around 300 injured on Tuesday after two trains collided in the South African capital Pretoria, an emergency services official said. The crash, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. (07:30 GMT), left 82 passengers with serious injuries after a packed train careered into a stationary train at Mountain View station.… Read More Three dead, hundreds injured following train collision in South Africa

Taliban cancels peace talks with U.S. officials

The Taliban said on Tuesday they had canceled planned peace talks with U.S. officials in Qatar this week over an agenda disagreement. “Both sides have agreed to not meet in Qatar,” senior Taliban members based in Afghanistan said. Talks had been planned for two days starting Wednesday in Qatar, senior Taliban members earlier said. The… Read More Taliban cancels peace talks with U.S. officials

One dead, 21 rescued as coastal oil tanker catches fire in Hong Kong

An oil tanker caught fire in Hong Kong’s southern waters on Tuesday, killing one crew member while at least 21 were rescued, police said, with witnesses reporting a loud blast that shook windows several kilometers away. Rescue operations were going on about one nautical mile south of Lamma Island. “There are still some crew that… Read More One dead, 21 rescued as coastal oil tanker catches fire in Hong Kong