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Suspect in Rwanda genocide home after Denmark extradites him

KIGALI, Rwanda — A Rwandan teacher accused of participating in the country’s 1994 genocide has arrived home to face charges after his extradition from Denmark. Prosecution spokesman Justin Nkusi confirmed the arrival Tuesday of 50-year-old Wenceslas Twagirayezu and said he … more

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Kenyan police Key suspect in Italian’s kidnapping arrested

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan police officials say they have detained the man they believe to be responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian volunteer. Two senior officials tell The Associated Press that the man was detained Monday evening in Tana … more

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US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

BANJUL, Gambia — The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile … more

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  • Clapham Junction Rail Crash (1988)
    on 12/12/2018 at 5:00 am

    Near London on the morning of December 12, 1988, the driver of the 7:18 train from Basingstoke to Waterloo saw a signal in front of him abruptly change from green to red. He stopped his train and called the signalman, who told him to proceed. Before he could, however, the 6:14 from Poole rammed into his train's rear at about 40 mph (64 km/h). Then, an empty […]