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At least nine dead, dozens injured as train derails in Turkey

By RIA Novosti

Ankara : At least nine people were killed and dozens of others injured after a passenger train derailed in central Turkey early on Sunday, local media reported.

According to the media, three cars overturned when the train, which was going from Istanbul to the city of Denizli in the country's south, derailed near the city of Kutahya.

Norway's foreign minister favours talks with Taliban

By Xinhua

Stockholm : Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere has said he favours negotiations with the Taliban to secure peace in Afghanistan, according to reports reaching here from Oslo Sunday.

"We lump Taliban together with all that is nasty and evil. (But) there are now many even in (Afghan) parliament with a background in the Taliban movement," Stoere said in an interview with the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

Abbas: we are ready to take up crossings


Ramallah : President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine confirmed that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Palestinian and that the Palestinians will never give it up.

Kingdom urges Hajj-visa holders not to stay


Jeddah : The General Directorate of Passports has urged those who have come to Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj to leave the Kingdom and go back to their home-countries.

A statement issued by the General Directorate of Passports said the Kingdom's regulations do not allow those who have come to the country with Hajj visa to stay.

Al-Bashir leaves for Libya for summit to contain Sudan-Chad strife


Khartoum : President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir left to Libya on Jan 27 2008 to participate in a five-state summit, that comprises the heads of state of Libya, Egypt, Eritrea and Chad.

State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Al-Samani Al-Wasila said in a statement that the summit would discuss developments of the situation between Sudan and Chad following the repeated aggressions committed by the Chadian side against a number of areas in Darfur states.

Cyclone-hit Bangladesh need more food aid - UN


United Nations : Higher food prices in cyclone-hit parts of Bangladesh are threatening food security among the very poor, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Saturday, appealing for funds to continue its operations there.

WFP is providing food rations consisting of rice, lentils, edible oil, blended food, salt and high energy biscuits, all delivered in collaboration with the Government and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners.

Pakistan: seven people killed, several injured in explosion crackers


Islamabad : Seven people are feared killed and wounded many after fire crackers bursted in a building, near Thana Gunj Mandi, Rawalpindi, according to police officials.

According to details firecrackers were housed in a three storey building which collapsed after explosion.

The wounded were rushed to the near by medical centres with the help of locals.

Palestinians still pouring into Egypt


Gaza City : Thousands of Gaza Strip Palestinians continued pouring into Egypt Sunday, after Egyptian attempts to seal the border failed.

According to them, Egyptian officials had instructed shopkeepers in the town of al-Arish, about 50 km from the Strip, to keep their stores closed, and had also told hotels not to give accommodation to Palestinians.

Nine killed in Turkey train derailment


Ankara : Nine people were killed and at least 21 injured when a passenger train derailed in western Turkey early Sunday, the Anadolu news agency reported.

The Pamukkale Express travelling between Istanbul and Denizli derailed at around 2 a.m. as it was negotiating a curve at a high speed in the district of Kutahya. The five-wagon train was carrying around 450 passengers.

Rescue mission was launched in freezing temperature of below minus 10 degress Celsius, officials said.

Seven killed as building collapses in Rawalpindi

By Xinhua

Islamabad : Seven people were killed and many others injured when a building collapsed in Pakistan' garrison city of Rawalpindi, local TV channel Dawn News reported Sunday.

A four-storey building, which was used to house firecrackers, collapsed after fire crackers burst near Thana Gunj Mandi, said the report.

The injured have been rushed to medical centres after the collapse. Rescue teams have reached the site to look for survivors.