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Why some sexual abuse survivors shunned Australia's apology

The apology to tens of thousands of sexual abuse survivors left many feeling conflicted.

Chris Hemsworth picks up US hitchhiker in Australia

Musician Scott Hildebrand got a helicopter lift in Australia with the superhero film star.

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18

At least 187 others have been injured in the island's worst rail accident in 27 years.

Afghan Parliamentary Elections Come To A Close

Sunday was the second of the two days that voters in most of Afghanistan had the opportunity to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections.  Election officials say four million of the nearly nine million registered voters turned came out to the polls Saturday and Sunday, despite the challenges that included polling stations that never opened and technical problems with voting equipment.  The voting was marred by violence.  The French news agency AFP says its tally of casualty figures… Read Full Article

Migrant caravan on the move from Mexico-Guatemala border

Thousands of migrants en route to the US have now crossed into Mexico illegally from Guatemala.

Rebel Group Claims South Sudan Ceasefire Has Been Violated

Rebels of the Federal Democratic Party (FDP) are accusing forces loyal to Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM IO) of attacking FDP forces in Kotkea near Nasir town in Upper Nile State.  Spokesman Changkouth Bichiock Reth for the umbrella group of opposition parties known as South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), said FDP commanders Major General Riek Gach Gatluak and Brigadier Ochan Nyuot were captured by opposition forces during the fight over the control of… Read Full Article

Taiwan Investigates Train Derailment That Killed 18

Officials in Taiwan have launched an investigation into what caused a train derailment Sunday that killed at least 18 people and injured around 175 others. President Tsai Ing-wen visited the accident site in the northeastern Yilan county on Monday where she met with family members of the victims. The train carrying more than 360 passengers derailed on a popular coastal route on its way from a suburb of Taipei to the southeastern city of Taitung. Some passengers interviewed by news… Read Full Article

Women's Africa Cup of Nations draw completed

Defending champions Nigeria will face South Africa with hosts Ghana set to play Cameroon, as the draw for the 2018 Women's Nations Cup is made in Accra.

Australia sexual abuse: PM delivers apology to victims

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gives a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse.

Senior US General Wounded in Terror Attack in Afghanistan

The Pentagon confirmed Sunday that a U.S. general was wounded in last week's terrorist attack on a security conference in Afghanistan. Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley is recovering from at least one gunshot wound. Officials did not reveal how seriously he was hurt. Smiley is in charge of NATO's military advisory mission in southern Afghanistan. He was wounded during last Thursday's insider attack on a security conference in the governor's compound in Kandahar province. The Taliban… Read Full Article