A commuter train traveling from New York City derailed near the US state of Connecticut suburb of Fairfield during the evening rush hour and collided with a commuter train on Friday, injuring up to 60 people, three critically.
In Bolivia, Rural teachers faced off with anti-riot police on Friday in the capital La Paz during a protest over pensions.
Car bombs struck Shiite neighbourhoods in Iraq for the second day in a row on Thursday, in of a series of attacks across the country that left at least 26 people dead.
More than 12-thousand Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from across Europe began gathering in the Polish town of Wroclaw on Thursday for the continent's biggest annual club meeting.
The 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid was commemorated in Derbyshire on Thursday with a flypast over Derwent reservoir by a Lancaster Bomber, two spitfires and two Tornado fast jets.
A truck was left dangling over the side of a motorway bridge in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday after it flipped over and threw the driver 20 metres onto another road below.
Four British computer hackers who masterminded cyber-attacks on targets from the CIA to Sony Pictures, causing millions of dollars in damage, have been sentenced to jail terms.