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At least 18 are dead and over 260 injured after a passenger train hit two vehicles. According to a spokesman, a truck driver attempted to rush across the track and miscalculated the speed of the train. The death toll is expected to rise.
Original story by Kimon de Greef, Jan. 4, 2018. The New York Times, The New York Times Co.
A new law called the Equal Pay Standard, which passed in June, has taken effect in order to minimize gender inequality. The law requires that all companies with at least 25 full-time employees analyze their salary structures every three years and then report it to the government to ensure men and women are paid the same amount for doing the same job.
Original story by Egill Bjarnason and Christine Hauser, Jan. 3, 2018. The New York Times, The New York Times Co.
The Peruvian government has banned buses from a stretch of road after a bus plunged off a cliff and onto a beach, killing 51 passengers. The stretch of road has been called the Devil’s Curve and it curves 52 times in 14 miles and doesn’t have safety rails in most areas.
Original story by Marcelo Rochabrún, Jan. 3, 2018. The New York Times, The New York Times Co.
At least 20 were killed and 30 wounded after a suicide bomber working for the Islamic State detonated a bomb in a market where shopkeepers were protesting. Most of the victims were members of the police force or security officials.
Original story by Fahim Abed, Jan. 4, 2018. The New York Times, The New York Times Co.
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