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NAIROBI -- A train carrying tourists derailed Wednesday while rounding a sharp bend inside a national park, killing at least 32 people, Kenyan officials said.


PORT-AU-PRINCE -- A sailboat carrying Haitian refugees sank in a storm off the Bahamas, and dozens of people were feared dead, Haitian radio stations reported Wednesday.


PARIS -- French banks unveiled measures Wednesday to make sure that bank accounts seized from Jews during World War II would be returned to their heirs or used to create a Holocaust education center.


BAT AYIN, West Bank -- Jewish settlers scrambled to build homes on another West Bank hilltop, trying to prevent the land from becoming part of a future Palestinian state.

JERUSALEM -- Nearly 400,000 public sector workers launched an open-ended strike, idling government offices, airports, seaports, railways and state-run companies after wage talks with the Finance Ministry broke down.


GENEVA, Switzerland -- A U.N. investigator said President Saddam Hussein's administration still had one of the worst human rights records established in any country since the end of World War II.


BONN, Germany -- Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit is confident his country's stalled bid to join the European Union will get back on track, a German newspaper reported on Wednesday.

ANKARA -- A Turkish court asked the Justice Ministry on Wednesday to prepare a courtroom to try Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan on the prison island where he has been held since his capture last month, Anatolian news agency reported.


ATHENS -- Northern Greek officials said on Wednesday their region was about to be hit by a double blow from the Kosovo crisis as tourists flush with money give way to penniless war refugees.

ATHENS -- Five people were injured on Wednesday when an airbus skidded off the runway on the Greek tourist island of Rhodes, airport authorities said.


HONG KONG, China -- The IMF said on Wednesday that it was likely to pump another $1 billion into crisis-hit Indonesia and issued a strong defense of its economic rescue policies in Asia.

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's election commission said on Wednesday it would bar government ministers from campaigning for June's parliamentary election, a day after the government announced that most of them could.


MOSCOW -- Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Maslyukov sounded a pessimistic note in an interview published on Wednesday, saying the government was an "interim" team and may not have long left.


ZAGREB -- A potentially explosive trial in which journalists sued Croatia's government for spying on them failed to make history on Wednesday after a court reversed its decision to call two top intelligence officers as witnesses.


KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's lawyers called on Wednesday for a review of the nation's legal system in a move prompted by the trial of sacked finance minister Anwar Ibrahim.