July 19th, 2010
05:55 AM ET

World Update: Dozens die in train wreck

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

Trains collide: A moving passenger train ploughs into a stationary train in eastern India, killing more than 50 people and injuring 100 others, police in West Bengal state say. Read more

Aid for Pakistan: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a major aid package for Pakistan on Monday - with hundreds of millions of dollars pledged on projects to address the country's water and power shortage, and its floundering economy. Read more

Journalist killed: A Greek journalist was shot and killed outside his home near Athens on Monday morning, police said. Read more

U.N.: Ugandans tricked Rwandans: A top Ugandan official on Monday defended a decision to load hundreds of Rwandans in trucks and forcibly return them home in an operation condemned as illegal by the United Nations. Read more

Report: Child witchcraft on the rise: United Nations Children's Fund says child witchcraft allegations are increasing in parts of Africa, as thousands of children have been attacked, beaten or killed. Read more

Praying in the wrong direction: Indonesian Muslims have been praying in the wrong direction, the country's highest Islamic authority has said, facing west instead of north-west. Read more

Oosthuizen wins British Open: The South African golfer, who claimed his first major title with a runaway seven-shot victory at St. Andrews, was a 200-1 shot with the bookmakers before the start of the tournament. Read more

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. PH53

    Let me guess... It's a black mans fault...right? Won't be long before the rednecks post.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Manmeet

    train travel in India = suicide

    July 19, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Smith in Oregon

    Sack loads of free American taxpayer dollars to the tune of many Billions of FREE money to Pakistan is buying America what exactly? More Taliban fighters murdering American and NATO soldiers? More Taliban fighters murdering Afghanistan people? More Taliban fighters murdering the civilians in nearby India by bombing their trains, and slaughtering the India civilians in Mumbai?

    A Lt. General of the Pakistani ISI appears linked to the man that wired large amounts of money to the 9/11 high jackers. The same Lt. General of the ISI met with virtually all of the Bush Administration the week prior to 9/11 and left town the morning of 9/11.

    What exactly are the Billions of free American taxpayer dollars being funneled to Pakistan buying? More weapons and explosives to the Taliban fighters? More black op's to murder India's civilians?

    A silent victim in this yet another massive transfer of American taxpayer dollars is America's senior citizen's programs across America which were slashed to practically non-existent levels recently. Many had worked they entire lives supporting and helping America, now they are treated by the Republican Potty'ticians like disposable trash, a drain on their corporate's special interests, instead of the dignity and respect they truly deserve from all Americans.

    July 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |