Northern Ireland's 'Game of Thrones' road painted by mistake

Northern Ireland's 'Game of Thrones' road painted by mistake

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More U.S. troops to help Afghan forces

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More U.S. troops to help Afghan forces

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80

February 9
Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80
Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring 80 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said.
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