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Investigators: Train Conductor Was On Phone During Spain Crash

Train conductor Francisco Jose Garzon Amo faces dozens of charges of homicide and causing injury by professional neglect. Court papers say he was on the phone at the time of the crash.
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After 3 Decades Of Mugabe, Could Zimbabwe Get A New Leader?

Zimbabwe is gearing up for elections this week, and 89-year-old President Robert Mugabe is hoping to continue his grip on power. NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is in Harare for the vote. She joins host Michel Martin to talk more about what's at stake.
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Taliban Attack Frees At Least 175 From Pakistani Prison

The attack was said to have been carried out "with military-like precision" and may have been aided by informants in the prison. The Taliban reportedly used mortars, bombs and rocket-propelled grenades in the assault.
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Egypt's Ousted President Morsi Is 'Well,' Says EU Official

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton visited Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained for nearly a month, and says he is in good health. But it's not clear where Egypt's military is holding the former leader.
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Police: Jailbreak In Pakistan Frees More Than 250

Police say more than 250 prisoners were freed from a prison in northwestern Pakistan overnight. The Pakistani Taliban is taking responsibility for the attack. Renee Montagne talks to Sebastian Abbot, the Islamabad bureau chief for The Associated Press, for the latest developments.
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Notorious Mexican Drug Boss Wins Release From U.S. Prison

A best-selling book and a popular ballad have been written about Sandra Avila Beltran. The so-called Queen of the Pacific is Mexico's best-known female drug boss. She is notorious for her lavish lifestyle and love of cosmetic surgery. And soon she'll be heading home from a U.S. prison after winning her release in a plea deal.
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Statue Brings Friction Over WWII Comfort Women To California

A sculpture memorializing the East Asian women forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II is causing a stir in Glendale, Calif. An identical statue in Seoul has become a focal point of tension among former "comfort women" and some Japanese who say the women's stories are untrue.
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Head-On Train Collision In Switzerland Leaves Dozens Injured

One official said the crash, which happened on the outskirts of Bern, could have been more catastrophic. The cause of the collision is under investigation.
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No Safe Places In Syria: Photographer Abducted At Media Center

Polish photographer Marcin Suder was staying at a media center in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb when a group of masked men reportedly stormed in and took him. The center was once considered a safe haven, but not anymore.
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Putin's Latest Feat Of Derring-Do? Bagging A Really Big Fish

The Russian president has had himself photographed in a variety of macho images. The photographs have been criticized, but have done little to dim his popularity.

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