PARGUE (Dispatches) - Two passenger trains collided in the Southwest of the Czech Republic on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring dozens of passengers. Police announced that the crash occurred shortly after 8 am (0600 GMT) in the town of Milavce, The Associated Press reported. Czech Railways said an international high-speed train that connects the Western Czech city of Plzen with Munich in Germany and a local passenger train were involved in the collision.
The regional fire department added at least two people have died.
FLORIDA (Dispatches) - Five police officers in Florida have been charged with battery connected to the violent arrests of two Black men last week. Surveillance video showed an officer chase Dalonta Crudup, 24, into the lobby of the Royal Palm Hotel in South Beach in the early morning hours of July 26. The officer ordered Crudup onto the ground at gunpoint, and Crudup complied. Moments later, more than a dozen other officers ran into the lobby to surround Crudup, who could be seen on the ground with his hands behind his back.
DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Wednesday when lightning struck a wedding party on a boat in northwestern Bangladesh, officials said. The lightning hit as the boat reached the bank of the Padma river in Shibganj town as the wedding-goers made their way to the bride’s house, police official Farid Hossain said. “We have information of 17 people who died and several others were admitted to hospital,” Hossain said. Fourteen people were injured and taken to hospital, Fire Service official Meherul Islam said. The bridegroom was among those hurt.
NEW YORK (Dispatches) -The United Nations’ new humanitarian chief has denounced “dangerous” accusations by Ethiopian government officials that aid workers were biased in favor of rebels in Tigray, where a brutal conflict between federal troops and forces loyal to the northern region’s rulers erupted nine months ago. Speaking to reporters at the end of a six-day visit to Ethiopia, Martin Griffiths also called for access to allow desperately needed aid into the mountainous region where the UN says hundreds of thousands of people are suffering from famine.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some 59% of New Yorkers think Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign after an investigation found that he groped, made suggestive comments to 11 women in violation of U.S. and state law, a Marist Poll showed on Wednesday. After state Attorney General Letitia James unveiled the five-month independent investigation’s conclusions on Tuesday, the Democratic governor said in a video statement he has no plans to resign and denied he had acted inappropriately.