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Two dead after train derails outside Melbourne

Two people have died and several more are injured after a train traveling from Sydney to Melbourne derailed in Victoria, Australia on Thursday evening.

Countries where coronavirus cases have been confirmed

The novel coronavirus has spread throughout the world since the first cases were detected in central China in December. At least 2,100 people have died and more than 75,500 people have been infected, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

Australia's PM focuses on future bushfire emergencies, but not climate change

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into the deadly bushfires that have devastated large parts of the country this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain president charged with criminal offenses in FIFA case

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been charged in Switzerland for criminal offenses around the awarding of media rights for various World Cups and Confederations Cups.

This London rapper called Boris Johnson a 'racist' in a song

21-year-old rapper, Dave, won album of the year at the Brit Awards, where he released new lyrics to his song, "Black."

Lime CEO admits: We don't understand women riders

Lime CEO Brad Bao admits his company has had its fair share of missteps on its way to building the world's largest scooter-sharing company. But the company has learned a lot of lessons, too.

Europe unveils a new plan to compete with Silicon Valley

Europe knows it fell behind the United States and China on the technologies that dominated the past decade. Now it has a plan to catch up.

A new use for McDonald's used cooking oil: 3D printing

Professor Andre Simpson had a problem. The University of Toronto's Scarborough campus was paying through the nose for a crucial material for its 3D printer. Few would have guessed McDonald's would come to the rescue.

America is now the world's top oil producer

By any measure, America's rapid expansion to a record 12 million barrels of oil output a day has been a global game-changer.

Africans face the most expensive internet charges in the world. Why?

Consumers in African countries are paying some of the highest rates in the world for internet access as a proportion of income, according to a new report released Tuesday.

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.

Biggest moments during Fashion Week in London

A haze of melancholia colored the proceedings at London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2020. In contrast to previous seasons, there were few overt political messages seen on the runways. Vivienne Westwood was the only designer to use her platform for literal protest, when she staged a call to arms to free Julian Assange.

How tall can wooden skyscrapers go?

Surrounded by farmland and with a population of under 10,000 people, the Norwegian town of Brumunddal might seem like an unlikely setting for a record-breaking high-rise.

Kendall Jenner appears as topless wax model on magazine cover

How do you follow up charging $120,000 for a banana duct-taped to a wall? Well, try this.

Why do so many Egyptian statues have broken noses?

The most common question that curator Edward Bleiberg fields from visitors to the Brooklyn Museum's Egyptian art galleries is a straightforward but salient one: Why are the statues' noses broken?

Raphael's tapestries return to the Sistine Chapel

For the first time in centuries, 10 magnificent tapestries designed by Renaissance master Raphael will hang together on the walls of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.

Woman from viral airplane video says she was 'scared to death'

A woman who's become an icon in the debate over whether it's OK to recline your airplane seat said she was "scared to death" by how a flight attendant handled her painful ordeal.

The oldest, most iconic bars in New York City

In a city where new bars and restaurants open all the time, the old, revered favorites take on a different meaning.

Thousands gather for Japan's annual 'Naked Festival'

Thousands braved chilly weather on Saturday to gather at the annual "Naked Festival" in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan's Honshu island.

Italian town will pay your rent if you move in

After numerous Italian communities have tried to revive their dwindling populations by selling off dilapidated homes for little more than a dollar, one town has come up with a new approach.

A plane passenger filmed a man pushing her reclined seat with his fist. Who's wrong?

The flight was supposed to last less than two hours, quick and painless. Instead, it turned into what one passenger described as a painful assault -- and a lightning rod for what constitutes proper airline etiquette.

This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for more than 100 fellow students

A 5-year-old student at an elementary school in Vista, California, collected enough money to pay off the negative lunch balances of 123 students at her school.

Video shows dramatic rescue after dog's leash gets stuck in elevator

ALT HED Video shows man's dramatic rescue of his neighbor's dog

Her work has helped thousands of girls stay in school and finish their education

It's something that girls and young women in western countries can't imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods -- and that can have a devastating effect on their education and the rest of their lives.

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