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Ten killed, dozens injured in Turkey train derailment

Ten people were killed and more than 70 injured on Sunday (July 8) when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey, the health ministry said.

The train, with over 360 people on board, was travelling from the Edirne region on the Greek and Bulgarian borders to Istanbul's Halkali station when six of its carriages derailed in the Tekirdag region.

"According to initial findings, 10 people lost their lives and 73 people were injured," Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus told state-run news agency Anadolu. He also told local media more than 100 ambulances have been sent to the scene.


Lula still in prison after Brazil judge voids shock release order

A Brazilian appeals court judge on Sunday (July 8) quashed a fellow judge's bombshell ruling ordering the release of jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a day of legal tumult that comes just months before the South American country's presidential vote.

Though he is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, the wildly popular leftist Lula, 72, continues to lead opinion polls ahead of October's election and has vowed his name will be on the ballot.

In his Sunday afternoon ruling, Judge Pedro Gebran Neto overturned a shock order to free Lula, which dropped just hours earlier from Judge Rogerio Favreto at an appeals court in Porto Alegre - the same one that had ordered the ex-president's arrest.


Trump lawyer blasts Russia probe as 'most corrupt' ever

A lawyer for US President Donald Trump on Sunday (July 8) sharpened his attacks on the special counsel inquiry into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia, calling it "the most corrupt investigation that I've ever seen."

That charge by lawyer Rudy Giuliani came a day after Trump himself launched a fresh attack on the investigation, assailing it in successive Twitter messages as a "Rigged Witch Hunt" and a "Democrat Con Job!"

The investigation, headed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, has widely been expected to wind up in the next few months - possibly after a Mueller interview with Trump - but Giuliani said such a meeting now seemed increasingly unlikely.


British woman dies after Novichok poisoning

A 44-year-old British woman has died after being exposed to the Novichok nerve agent in western England just a few miles from where Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were struck down four months ago.

Police had been working to discover how Dawn Sturgess and a 45-year-old man had come across an item contaminated with Novichok, which was developed by the Soviet military during n the Cold War.

The two Britons had been taken ill last Saturday (June 30).


Motor racing: Mercedes point finger at Ferrari's 'interesting tactics'

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes boss Toto Wolff both suggested Sunday (July 8) that Ferrari's crashes with their team's cars might be more than just unlucky "racing incidents."

They were speaking after Kimi Raikkonen collided with pole sitter Hamilton on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix.

That crash came only two weeks after Sebastian Vettel, who won Sunday's race, drove into Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap of the French Grand Prix at the first corner.


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