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Two killed after train hits truck stuck on tracks in Italy

Rescue personnel work in the area where a train hit a truck that was on the tracks A train has ploughed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin, killing at least two people and injuring 18 others, authorities said. The Italian news agency ANSA said the first fatality was the engineer of the train, which smashed into the truck near the town of Caluso late on Wednesday on a run from Turin to the suburb of Ivrea.



Alice the midwife holds two-day-old Alex who was named after her

A charity has hailed the work of one of the "busiest midwives in the world" who has had more than 1,000 babies named after her. The 48-year-old delivered her first baby on a roadside at gunpoint during the civil war in 1990, before she actually qualified as a midwife.



Pompeo says fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization." The decision about whether the June 12 meeting in Singapore between Kim and President Donald Trump happens is "ultimately up to Chairman Kim," Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.



US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the incident in China is very similar and consistent with what previously happened to Americans working in Havana. A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.



Search for missing MH370 plane to end next week, says Malaysia

Director general of the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, right, shows the search area map as Malaysia's new transport minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook looks on in Putrajaya Malaysia signed a "no cure, no fee" agreement with Texas-based Ocean Infinity in January to resume the hunt for the plane, a year after the official search in the southern Indian Ocean by Australia, Malaysia and China was called off. Transport minister Anthony Loke said that the latest search was due to end in April but was extended twice until May 29 at Ocean Infinity's request.



Body of Pakistani Exchange Student Killed in Santa Fe School Shooting Arrives in Karachi

The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she was being buried. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain Friday at Santa Fe High School.



Poland's Olga Tokarczuk Is This Year's Man Booker International Prize Winner for Flights

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction Tuesday with Flights , a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. Flights beat five other finalists, including Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi's horror story Frankenstein in Baghdad and South Korean author Han Kang's meditative novel The White Book.



Firefighters spray foam on a white Gulfstream jet that appears broken in half

A private jet crashed off the end of the runway of the international airport in Honduras' capital Tegucigalpa on Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reported to be out of danger. Video from the scene showed what appeared to be nearby residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage while others sprayed the plane with handheld fire extinguishers.



Donald Trump meets South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the White House

US President Donald Trump has suggested that a planned historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un could be delayed. Mr Trump raised the possibility that the meeting could be pushed back during a White House meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in, trying to co-ordinate strategy as concerns mounted over ensuring a successful outcome for the North Korea summit.



Palestinians urge International Criminal Court probe into Israeli actions

Palestinian foreign minister Riad Malki said he submitted the "referral" to the court during a meeting with the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, in The Hague on Tuesday. Mr Malki said the complaint seeks an investigation into Israeli policies in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem since the state of Palestine joined the ICC in June 2014.



Police hunt man accused of sex attacks on buses

Detectives are hunting for a man suspected of carrying out a series of sexual assaults on teenagers on board buses in north London. Scotland Yard said the same suspect was believed to have been responsible for at least five offences on crowded services between January and March.



Rev Michael Curry: I thought wedding invite was April Fools' joke

The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, primate of the Episcopal Church, gives an address during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. He told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "I thought somebody was doing an April Fools' joke on me.



Protesters shut down commercial bridge linking Mexico, Texas

At least 200 demonstrators blocked a major commercial bridge between Mexico and Texas on Monday to protest the disappearance of dozens of people in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, snarling traffic in both directions into the night. The protest began around 9:30 a.m. at the bridge, which is used exclusively by cargo trucks travelling between Tamaulipas state and Laredo, Texas, and was still going late Monday.



Johnson tells Tories to stop early election talk as he warns of voter impatience

Boris Johnson arrives at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the G20 group of economic powers in Buenos Aires, Argentina Boris Johnson has told Conservative MPs to rein in talk of another snap election, warning that voters would have little patience for being told to go back to the ballot boxes so soon after last year's poll. Responding to reports this weekend that some backbenchers are actively making preparations for an election as early as October, the Foreign Secretary said "the British people deserve a break from politicians".



In Pictures: Queen pays visit to Chelsea Flower Show

In her role as patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Queen cast her eye over the different gardens created for the event. Just two days after her grandson Prince Harry married Meghan Markle amid blazing sunshine and an abundance of flowers at Windsor Castle, the Queen was once again among the blooms at the annual festival of flora.



Photographers explain how they got those stunning royal wedding shots

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an Ascot Landau along the Long Walk after their wedding in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle Some of the day's best images notched up tens of thousands of shares online, with royal-watchers scouring for the must-see moments that told a story in their own right. Some 22 photographers covered the royal wedding for the Press Association with images from the UK news and picture agency filling newspapers and websites across the globe.



Europe wary as Italy moves towards populist government

Italy has edged toward its first populist government as the president convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in what could be the final coalition consultation. Five-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio has said neither he nor his League counterpart will be the next Italian prime minister The cost of borrowing to fund Italy's persistently high public debt rose to the highest levels in nine months and the Milan stock market was trading down 2%.





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