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Pakistan train fire: At least 46 dead after cooking accident sparks blaze
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In today’s briefing update, CIA-backed Afghan units have carried out illegal killings, enforced disappearances and other abuses according to a human rights group. In Cameroon, a 12-year-old girl has been pulled from the rubble after a landslide claimed the lives of 42 people. And in Pakistan, at least 46 people have died after a fire broke out on a packed train. 

Jeremy Corbyn will position Labour as the true ‘party of the people’ as he gears up for his election campaign. A man who had been arrested on suspicion of murder has been freed. He was arrested after the death of a Bucks woman who was found in her home. A post-mortem has concluded no one else was involved in her death.

ALL in today’s news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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CIA-BACKED AFGHAN UNITS CARRY OUT ILLEGAL KILLINGS & OTHER ABUSE

Arab News reports Afghan security units backed by the CIA have carried out extrajudicial executions, enforced CIA-backed Afghan units carry out illegal killings & other abusedisappearances, indiscriminate airstrikes and other rights abuses and should be disbanded, a rights group has said. 

Human Rights Watch said it investigated 14 cases in which the CIA-backed Afghan units committed serious abuse in Afghanistan between late 2017 and mid-2019. 

“They are illustrative of a larger pattern of serious laws-of-war violations – some amounting to war crimes – that extends to all provinces in Afghanistan where these paramilitary forces operate with impunity,” the group said in a report. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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TEEN GIRL PULLED OUT OF THE RUBBLE AS 42 PEOPLE ARE KILLED IN CAMEROON LANDSLIDE

CNN says a 12-year-old girl was among those pulled out alive from the rubble as 42 people so far have been killed by a landslide. Teen girl pulled out of the rubble as 42 people are killed in Cameroon landslide

Her father told CNN he had gone to bed on Monday night with his four children when part of his house collapsed. He managed to break through the back door to rescue three of his children who sustained severe injuries. 

However, his 18-year-old daughter died at the hospital. 

“When my house started collapsing, I rushed to the room to help my children out who were crying for help. I succeeded to break the back door and pull three of them out but I could not find my other daughter,” he told CNN. 

Read the full story on CNN

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PAKISTAN TRAIN FIRE: AT LEAST 46 DEAD AFTER COOKING ACCIDENT SPARKS BLAZE

The Mirror reports at least 46 people have died after a cooking accident sparked a fire on a train in Pakistan, police havePakistan train fire: At least 46 dead after cooking accident sparks blaze said. The fire started when a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded. 

Some of the passengers were killed as they jumped from the moving train to escape the flames. The fire destroyed three of the train’s carriages near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the south Punjab province. 

“Two cooking stoves blew up. They were cooking, the had [cooking] oil which added fuel to fire,” Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told Geo television. 

Read the full story on the Daily Mirror 

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JEREMY CORBYN TO POSITION LABOUR AS TRUE ‘PARTY OF THE PEOPLE’

The Guardian says Jeremy Corbyn will seek to scorn Tory attempts to portray themselves on the side of the people against the elite. He will start his election campaign by promising to side with the public against a “corrupt system” run Jeremy Corbyn to position Labour as true ‘party of the people’ by those with vested interests. 

He will single out individuals, including Sports Direct boss, Mike Ashley and media boss Rupert Murdock as examples of individuals Labour’s policies would target. 

And will dismiss the PM’s claims to represent the “people” at his campaign launch event in south London, where he will promise to take on “born-to-rule Conservatives,” who “protect the privileged few.”

Read the full story on The Guardian

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘MURDER’ OF A WOMAN AT FAMILY HOME IS FREED, AS COPS SAY NO ONE ELSE WAS INVOLVED IN HER DEATH

The Sun says police believed the mum-of-four had been murdered while her children slept upstairs. But now the cops Man arrested for ‘murder’ of woman at family home is freed, as cops say there was no one else involved in her deathare saying no one else was involved. 

They had arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of murder after Marie Nash, 40 was found dead in leafy Beaconsfield, Bucks. He has since been released with no further action. 

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “The post mortem examination concluded today (Wed) that there was no evidence of third party involvement. A full coronial investigation will now take place to establish the facts surrounding the death.”

Read the full story on The Sun

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