November 24th, 2012
05:01 PM ET

Report: Train slams into vehicle in southern Italy, killing 6

Six people died after a train slammed into a vehicle early Saturday evening in southern Italy, the nation's official news agency reported, citing investigative and other sources.

Photos taken in Rossano showed what had once been a Fiat Multipla impaled against the front of the train - mangled and largely unrecognizable - as firefighters walked along the track.

A rescuer described the scene as "appalling," according to the official ANSA news agency.

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November 24th, 2012
03:22 PM ET

4 injured in fire at U.S. State Department

Four people were injured Saturday after a flash fire broke out in the ductwork of the State Department building in Washington, fire officials said.

One person was in a "life-threatening condition" and two others were in serious but non-life threatening condition at Washington Hospital Center, authorities said. The fourth person fell from a ladder and hurt his knee.

The fire broke out after 11 a.m., as construction crews were working on the premises, and was extinguished on short order, said Lon Walls, a spokesman for Washington's fire department.

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Irish Daily Star editor resigns over Kate Middleton topless photos
The front page of the September 15 edition of the Irish Daily Star touts topless pictures of the duchess of Cambridge.
November 24th, 2012
03:13 PM ET

Irish Daily Star editor resigns over Kate Middleton topless photos

The editor of the Irish Daily Star resigned Saturday "as a result of the publication on 15 September 2012" of topless photos of the duchess of Cambridge, according to a statement from the paper.

The images showed Catherine Middleton, the wife of Britain's Prince William, sunbathing, igniting a firestorm of controversy in the British media and stern comments from Buckingham Palace.

The editor, Michael O'Kane, had been suspended earlier after the September 15 edition hit the newsstands.

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