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3 dead, 100 hurt after train crashes into New Jersey station

A commuter train has crashed into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing serious damage.

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The WW2 ‘mad’ Scots piper who remains a hero in Italy

A BAGPIPING war hero has become a celebrity in the Italian town he helped liberate during the Second World War - despite dying in obscurity in his native Scotland earlier this year.

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Bob Geldof speaking at the opening ceremony of the One Young World Summit. Picture: PA

Bob Geldof calls Donald Trump a ‘racist’ and a ‘liar’

Bob Geldof used his opening ceremony speech at the One Young World Summit to label Donald Trump a “racist” and a “liar”.

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Heavy air strikes have killed dozens in Aleppo. Picture; Getty

Air strikes damage two hospitals in Aleppo

Medical officials say airstrikes have severely damaged two hospitals in eastern rebel-held Aleppo, leading to the death of two seriously ill patients.

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Numerous Hanjin ships have been stranded since the company encountered financial troubles. Picture; Getty

Boat carrying stranded Scots sea cadets docks

A ship carrying four officer cadets from a British college has docked in Singapore after the company they were training with filed for bankruptcy, leaving them stranded.

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Donald Trump may have lost the televised debate, but he cannot be written off easily.

Martyn McLaughlin: Disdain for truth is not enough to undermine Trump

It is a measure of how grotesque the US presidential race has become that the lies that Donald Trump tells no longer have any bearing on his prospects of becoming the most powerful man in the world. In a campaign that has chewed up convention and it spat it out, his embrace of deceit has laid down new ground rules. We know he is dishonest, as does he, but still he persists, and America is a nation bewildered, impotent and uncertain how to respond.

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President Shimon Peres speaking to members of the Foreign Press Association during a visit to the Israeli town of Sderot, following Palestinian rocket attacks on the city. Picture; Getty

Former Israeli president, Shimon Peres, dies aged 93

Shimon Peres, the Israeli politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career, has died aged 93.

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shakes hands with the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Picture Fernando Vergara

Historic Columbian peace treaty between government and rebels

After half a century of bloodshed, Colombians have embarked on a new path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels.

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Trump v Clinton: Who won the debate?

The first live televised debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House has taken place.

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Mr Trump and Mrs Clinton threw insults back and forth. Picture: Getty

US Presidential Debate: Best quotes from Trump V Clinton

In a fiery exchange, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded insults in their first TV debate.

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This composite image released by NASA shows suspected plumes of water vapor erupting off the limb of Jupiter's moon Europa. Picture: Getty

Life on Jupiter? Hubble telescope spots water vapour plumes

Tantalising new evidence of water vapour plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa has been uncovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of racism in fiery US presidential debate

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of racism as the US presidential candidates clashed in their first head-to-head debate in the race to the White House.

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Airstrikes hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.Picture;  AP

26 die in Syria airstrikes as tensions grow

A deepening rift has opened up between the West and Russia amid angry exchanges at the United Nations over the failure to halt the fighting in Syria’s bloody civil war after at least 26 people were killed in a recent air strike.

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Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party maintained its absolute majority in Galicia and limited its losses in the Basque Country. Picture; Getty

Boost for Spanish right as socialists lose ground

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A house in Syria destroyed in the conflict.

Syrian foreign minister says ceasefire is still viable

Syria’s foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

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South Yorkshire Police search officers investigate an olive grove near the scene where toddler Ben Needham went missing over 20 years ago in Kos, Greece. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ben Needham search: Police ‘optimistic’ at Kos excavation

Police teams searching for missing toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos say they are “optimistic” a new excavation will provide answers, a quarter of a century after the British boy was last seen alive.

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The shooting happened at Super U in Le Port Marly in the West of Paris. Picture; Google

Two seriously injured after Paris shooting

A police official says two people have been seriously wounded in a shooting outside a supermarket west of Paris.

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David Gorniak (left) with Ruaridh Hanna. Picture: submitted

Stranded Scottish sea cadets set to come ashore

Four Scottish cadets stranded on a ship in the South China Sea are set to dock later this week.

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Arnold Palmer brought a touch of charisma to the sport

Obituary: Arnold Palmer, golfer, 87

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, ‘The King’ died on Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

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Donald Trump is known for his controversial stance on many issues. Picture: AP

Five of the most controversial Donald Trump quotes

Tonight is the night that presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton wil face off live on TV as they each look to reach the White House.

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