Police: Roadside bomb kills 18 civilians on bus
A roadside bomb killed 18 civilians Sunday, mostly women and children, after it struck a small bus coming from a wedding in eastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province, police said.
Deputy police chief Col. Asadullah Ensafi said the blast occurred in the Andar district as the bus travelled from one village to another just before dusk.
He said the dead include 14 women, three men and a child. Ensafi said the blast wounded five women and two were in critical condition.
Palestinian prisoners set to be released
Israel agreed Sunday to release 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to the resumption of Mideast peace talks.
The Cabinet vote set into motion the second leg of prisoner releases agreed upon before Israel and the Palestinians renewed long-frozen peace negotiations in August.
In all, 104 Palestinian prisoners are to be released in four stages during the nine months set aside for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Ethnic Hungarians call for autonomy
Thousands of ethnic Hungarians held rallies on Sunday to demand autonomy for their minority group in the areas where they live in Romania.
The marches were held Sunday in 14 communities of Transylvania.
In Budapest, Hungary, thousands marched to the Romanian Embassy carrying a sign reading "Territorial autonomy for Szeklerland" referring to the stretches of Romania where ethnic Hungarians are concentrated. There were also rallies held in the Hungarian cities of Debrecen and Szolnok.
Transylvania was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire until after World War I, when the ethnic Romanian majority in Transylvania created Romania. Today, ethnic Hungarians make up about 6 percent of Romania's population of 19 million.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi picks up overdue honor
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has picked up an overdue honor from Rome, a city she fondly recalled enjoying, along with its gelato, 40 years earlier.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner received Rome's honorary citizenship Sunday night in City Hall.
In 1994, Rome had conferred the honor in absentia on Suu Kyi, a champion of democracy who spent years as a political prisoner in her homeland.
3 commuters injured in train derailment
An official said Sunday that the last car of a commuter train traveling to a Barcelona suburb derailed as it arrived at a platform, injuring three passengers.
A spokesman for the regional government of northeastern Catalonia said one of car's axles appears to have suffered damage, making it leave the tracks.
The spokesman said the derailment did not affect traffic because other trains were easily diverted to miss the affected platform at Sant Andreu Arenal station.
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First passengers arrive at Dubai's new airport
A flight carrying a little more than 100 passengers from Budapest touched down Sunday at Dubai's new Al Maktoum International Airport, a modest first arrival for a terminal designers hope will be the world's largest in just 10 years.
The United Arab Emirates' most flashy city-state has given the new airport the code DWC for Dubai World Central.
The airport's construction and development is forecast to cost more than $32 billion.
When complete, it will have five runways capable of handling 160 million passengers a year.