Cameroon's transport minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o says that at least 53 people have been killed, with another 300 injured, in a train derailment.
In an interview with Sputnik, French President Francois Hollande commented on France's potential involvement in the military operation in the Syrian city and possible deployment of ground troops there.
On October 20, 2011, Libya’s longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was murdered by opposition fighters who captured him near his hometown of Sirte. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, geopolitical analyst and the author of the book: “The War on Libya and the Re-Colonization of Africa.”
Helgurt Hikmet, the Press Secretary of the Ministry of Peshmerga in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, spoke to Sputnik about the situation in Mosul and involvement of thousands of Peshmerga soldiers in the fight against Daesh.
The German Bundestag passed new legislation providing for the biggest reform of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) in history. According to the new law, German Intelligence is supposed to be under a greater control but at the same time receive more powers that might enable it to spy on European governments and NGOs.
Across the UK, rural communities have been celebrating the 27th annual Apple Day, held to value the centuries old importance of apples and orchards to British culture.
In what's been hailed "a game changer" for making the Internet safer, charity Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), has developed a new technological system to stop millions of child sexual abuse images from being uploaded and shared on the Internet.
The Philippine leadership has signaled a tremendous shift in the country's foreign policy, opening the door to closer cooperation between Manila and Beijing. US journalist Stephen Kinzer believes that Manila's change of heart is a blowback for the US' old colonial policy toward the Philippines.
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