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Emergency services attend the scene of a derailed train in Stonehaven, Scotland, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries. The hilly area was hit by storms and flash flooding overnight. (Derek Ironside/Newsline-media via AP)

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails n Scotland

Aug. 12, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after stormy weather, killing three people and injuring six others Wednesday, authorities said. The train’s driver is believed to be among the dead, but formal identification has yet to take place, the British Transport Police force...

A firefighter walks near the debris in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Survivor said she smelled gas before Baltimore explosion

Aug. 12, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman who survived an explosion that leveled three Baltimore row homes said she smelled gas before hearing a “loud boom” on Monday morning. Anita Moore told The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday that “everything else was a daze” after that. The 55-year-old's account...

In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese president Michel Aoun, right, meets with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Maas said that Lebanon needs a

FM says Germany ready to help Lebanon but reforms necessary

Aug. 12, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Germany stands ready to help Lebanon with reconstruction and further investment after last week's massive explosion, but any support will be linked to economic reforms and an end to pervasive corruption in Lebanon, Germany's foreign minister said Wednesday. Heiko Maas spoke after a tour of...

Police say 3 people dead and 6 taken to hospital after passenger train derailment in Scotland.

Aug. 12, 2020 11:16 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Police say 3 people dead and 6 taken to hospital after passenger train derailment in Scotland.
Laurie Berdahl stands in her front yard beginning to clean up downed limbs around her home, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Berdahl's home suffered only minor damage but like most of the city she was without power. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette via AP)

Hundreds of thousands without power days after Midwest storm

Aug. 12, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of residents in Iowa's three largest cities remained without electricity Wednesday, two days after a rare wind storm that hit the Midwest devastated the state's power grid, flattened valuable corn fields and killed two people. Major parts of Iowa suffered...

Firefighters battle a fire in downtown St. Paul, Minn., that has engulfed a building that was under construction on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. There were no reports of injuries and there was no immediate word about the possible cause of the fire. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

ATF: Fire that destroyed St. Paul hotel project was arson

Aug. 12, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A massive blaze that destroyed a hotel project under construction in downtown St. Paul was arson, authorities said. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that determination Tuesday, along with the St. Paul Fire Department, St. Paul Police...

In this photo provided by the Poipet Authority Police, the bodies of victims in an accident from a crane collapse are placed on the floor near a Cambodia-Thai international border gate in Poipet, west of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. A construction crane in the city collapsed Wednesday, killing some people and injuring some others. (Poipet Authority Police via AP)

Crane collapse kills 5 in Cambodian border town of Poipet

Aug. 12, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A construction crane in Cambodia’s northwestern city of Poipet on the border with Thailand collapsed Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring four others. The crane was being operated on ground made wet by rain, rendering it unstable, said Ath Khem, chief of...

This photo provided by the French Army shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, Tuesday Aug.11, 2020. Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef. An estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ship's cargo of 4 tons has already escaped into the sea, officials said. (Gwendoline Defente, EMAE via AP)

Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues

Aug. 12, 2020 8:20 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mauritius says it is seeking compensation from the owners of a Japanese ship that spilled oil after it grounded in the shallow waters off the Indian Ocean island nation, while urgent efforts continue to pump out the remaining fuel. The MV Wakashio has spilled 1,000 tons of its cargo of...

Frenchman who aided Mayan farmers killed in Guatemala

Aug. 12, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) — A French aid worker was shot to death on a rural highway in Guatemala, where he had led agricultural projects for indigenous Mayan communities for 20 years. French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the killing of Benoit Pierre Amadee Maria, who represented Agronomists and...

Rachelle Boumelhem sits in her damaged beauty salon in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Beirut's massive explosion last week is just the latest in multiple crises that have hit Lebanon the past year, including massive protests, economic collapse and the coronavirus pandemic. Some Lebanese, whether poor or middle class, now feel their resolve is simply broken. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

After multiple crises, this time Lebanese feel broken

Aug. 12, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly a week, Mona Zahran had to sleep on a couch pulled across her apartment's front door. Beirut’s massive explosion knocked her doors off their hinges and shattered her windows, and she feared looters would take advantage of the chaos that has hit the Lebanese capital since. It...