LA PAZ -- A family of five was killed Thursday in a head-on collision between a van and a dump truck carrying heavy cargo in western Bolivia, a local official said.
The accident along a highway connecting the Bolivian city of Oruro with the community of Cala Cala was likely caused by the truck, which appeared to have been speeding and invading lanes, the director of the Oruro Department of Traffic, Col. Ricardo Zapata, told local radio station Radio Pio XII. (Bolivia-Accident)
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- At least 12 people, including an infant, were killed and two more were seriously injured after a mobile medical van and a truck collided head on in Brazil's northeast state of Tocantins, local media confirmed Thursday.
According to a report from the local Military Police that was cited by local media, the accident occurred Wednesday night near the municipality of Natividade. The two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions when they crashed. (Brazil-Accident)
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RAMALLAH -- The Palestinian Authority announced on Thursday the end of security coordination with Israel in response to the killing of nine Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jenin, the official news agency WAFA reported.
"In the light of the repeated aggression against our people and the undermining of signed agreements, we consider that security coordination with the Israeli occupation government no longer exists as of now," Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the spokesman of the Palestinian presidency, said in a press statement. (Palestinians-Israel-Security Coordination)
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ROME -- A spate of violence in Spain and Germany that left several people dead and many injured has drawn outrage from leaders this week.
On Wednesday, one person was killed and another hospitalized after a man carrying a large machete-type knife carried out attacks at two churches in Algeciras, southern Spain. (Europe-Knife attacks)