Train derails in Austria, several people injured

Two of the train’s carriages tipped over in the accident Tuesday morning (Shutterstock)
Updated 26 June 2018
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Train derails in Austria, several people injured

  • Two carriages left the tracks in the incident
  • Several people were injured in the crash

BERLIN: Emergency services say that a train has derailed on a local railway in Austria and several people are injured.
Franz Resperger, a spokesman for the fire service in Lower Austria province, told the Austria Press Agency that two of the train’s carriages tipped over in the accident Tuesday morning in Gerersdorf, just outside St. Poelten, west of Vienna.
Dozens of people were on board at the time. The train belongs to the Mariazellerbahn, a local narrow-gauge railway.


Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Updated 25 April 2019
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Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

  • Biden joins an already crowded list of presidential candidates running from the Democratic party
  • He served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president

WASHINGTON: Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is entering the 2020 White House race, joining an already crowded list of candidates running on the Democratic Party platform.
In a tweet accompanied by a three-and-a-half minute video, Biden said he couldn’t stand idly by while US President Donald Trump “fundamentally altered the character of this nation.”
“The core values of this nation... our standing in the world... our very democracy... everything that has made America — America — is at stake,” he wrote in the post.
“That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”
Even before his official announcement, Biden, who served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, led most surveys of Democratic voters.
The RealClearPolitics poll aggregate puts him as favorite with 29.3 percent support, followed by independent Senator Bernie Sanders at 23 percent.