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CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has died

CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has passed away at age 73, the freight rail company confirmed in a statement Saturday. "It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX, died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness," the company said.…

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Australia charges ‘North Korean agent’

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE HANDOUT Image caption It is the first time anyone has been charged under Australia's Weapons of Mass Destruction Act A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea, Australian Federal Police (AFP) have said. Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with…

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Chile village destroyed by landslide

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The area in Chile's lake district is sparsely populated A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses. Fifteen people are missing in the remote village of Villa Santa Lucía in the country's lake region, popular with tourists.…

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Anita Hill to chair US harassment panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Hill famously accused a supreme court nomine of sexual harassment in 1991 A special commission to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industries will be chaired by lawyer and academic Anita Hill. The first meeting of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the…

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US secret UFO programme revealed

Image copyright AFP The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials were aware of the programme, which began in 2007 and was reportedly closed in 2012. The New York Times says documents from the operation describe strange speeding…

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Does the US need more minority gun clubs?

Meet the US woman who is backing African-American gun clubs. Samantha Sorillo is vice president of Miami's Black Arms Gun Club. The club says it welcomes people from any background as long as they support the group's goals and agenda. Video produced by Trystan Young Listen to BBC World Service's Newsday programme on the iPlayer.

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Argentine admiral sacked after sub loss

Image copyright AFP Image caption Adm Srur (right) is seen here with President Macri last month The head of the Argentine navy has been sacked following the loss of a submarine and its crew in the South Atlantic last month. The defence minister placed Adm Marcelo Srur in retirement on Friday night, it has emerged.…

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Wildfire prompts Santa Barbara evacuation

Image copyright AFP Image caption Firefighters are dropping red flame retardant to try to quench the flames Authorities in California have issued new evacuation orders as a huge wildfire flares up again in Santa Barbara County. Meteorologists said fresh northerly winds were likely to drive the flames from the fire - named Thomas - towards…

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