. AP (US)
Train derailment in east Iran kills at least 22, injures 87
A passenger train traveling through eastern Iran struck an excavator and nearly half its cars derailed before dawn on Wednesday, killing at least 22 people and injuring 87, officials said.
. REUTERS (UK)
Man drives into Berlin crowd, killing teacher, injuring 14 students
A 29-year-old man drove into a crowd of people in Berlin on Wednesday, killing a teacher and injuring 14 of her students, as his car twice veered onto a pavement in a popular shopping district, officials said.
. BBC (UK)
APC presidential primary: Bola Tinubu to contest Nigeria election
Former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu will lead Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) into next year’s general elections after a landslide victory in the party primary.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Algeria suspends cooperation with Spain over Western Sahara
Algeria is “immediately” suspending a two-decades-old friendship treaty with Spain after Madrid reversed decades of neutrality in the Western Sahara dispute.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Uruguay: Attempts to privatize drinking water are denounced
Uruguay’s Federation of Employees of State Sanitation Works (FFOSE) denounced new attempts to privatize drinking water through a government project involving foreign companies.
. BAHA (AUSTRIA)
NK’s ruling party meets amid nuclear test reports – media
North Korea’s Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) has begun the fifth enlarged plenary meeting of its eighth Central Committee earlier this week to discuss national policies, with the country’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in attendance, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) stated on Thursday.