Associated Press World View: Train Wreck, Easter Celebrations, Myanmar Chaos, More

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April 2, 2021

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A train derailment in Taiwan has killed dozens of people. Rescuers are searching wrecked cars for survivors in the country’s deadliest railway disaster.

Many Christians around the world mark Good Friday amid tight COVID-19 restrictions for the second consecutive year, but religious sites are open to a limited number of visitors in the Holy Land.

While Italy may be in lockdown over Easter, a few miles offshore passengers are enjoying poolside cocktails aboard one of the few cruise ships operating globally.


Also this morning:

  • Myanmar cuts wireless Internet services as protesters defy threat of deadly violence
  • Duty sergeant testifies officers who restrained George Floyd could have ended it after he stopped resisting


Southern Europe News Director

The Associated Press


The Rundown

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A train partially derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday after being hit by an unmanned vehicle that had rolled down a hill, killing 48 people. With the train still partly in a tunnel, survivors climbed out of windows and walked along the train’s roof to reach safety after the country’s deadliest railway…Read More

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land are marking Good Friday this year amid signs the coronavirus crisis is winding down, with religious sites open to limited numbers of faithful but none… …Read More

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It’s a long way from her life as a live-in… …Read More

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ABOARD THE MSC GRANDIOSA (AP) — Italy may be in a strict coronavirus lockdown this Easter with travel restricted between regions and new quarantines imposed. But a few miles offshore, guests… …Read More

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police supervisory sergeant who was on duty the night George Floyd died testified that he believes the officers who restrained Floyd could have ended it after he… …Read More


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is setting about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, deputizing a five-member “jobs Cabinet” to help in…Read More

JERUSALEM (AP) — After spending much of the past year in lockdown, Tel Aviv makeup artist Artyom Kavnatsky was ready to get back to work. But when he showed up for a recent…Read More

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services were shut down on Friday by order of the military, a local provider said, as protesters continued to d…Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — A border wall. Smugglers. Small children being dropped into America in the darkness. A grainy video released Wednesday by authorities — its figures visible o…Read More

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