World Briefs: Lee Harvey Oswald gravestone in Texas

Lee Harvey Oswald gravestone in Texas

DALLAS • A Dallas man won a long battle to retrieve a notorious piece of United States history, the gravestone of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, which returned to Texas from a small-town Illinois museum after years of legal fights.

Mr David Card had to fight relatives and a museum to bring back the stone of the man who shot President John F. Kennedy in 1963 in Dallas. Before turning up in the Historic Automotive Attractions museum in Roscoe, Illinois, in 2009, it had been stolen, recovered, hidden away, and then passed around among Card family relatives.

Mr Card said he would like to donate the headstone to Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum dedicated to the Kennedy assassination, or somewhere that will publicly display it.


Trains crash near Budapest, 19 injured

BUDAPEST • Two trains crashed 50km north-east of Budapest early yesterday, injuring 19 people. Two people were injured seriously, Mr Imre Kavalecz, spokesman for state rail company MAV, was quoted as saying by national news agency MTI.

The trains were carrying 30 to 40 passengers and were travelling at a low speed of about 20km per hour when the crash happened , Mr Kavalecz said.

A probe is under way to establish the cause of the accident, he added.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2015, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe