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At least seven people were killed and more than 162 injured, authorities said.

The bus driver was among those killed, Argentine Transportation Secretary J.P. Schiavi said.

The force of the arriving train reduced the bus to a fraction of its width as it became wedged against the station platform in the densely populated Flores neighborhood.

The front of the train then slammed into another train that was preparing to leave in the opposite direction. Video of the crash shows the bus driving around a partially lowered barrier despite flashing lights that warned of the oncoming train.


Suspected sect members charged in bombings

ABUJA | Eight suspected members of a radical Muslim sect were charged Tuesday with taking part in bombings and attacks around Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 25 people, including 16 in an explosion at an election office.

Prosecutors allege the eight suspects belong to the sect known locally as Boko Haram, which campaigns for the strict implementation of Shariah law in the oil-rich nation.

The group claimed responsibility for the Aug. 26 car bombing at the U.N. headquarters in the country that killed at least 23 people and wounded 81.


Census: Nearly 43,000 kids under 14 are married

RIO DE JANEIRO — Census figures from 2010 show that nearly 43,000 children under 14 years of age are living with a partner in Brazil in defiance of laws forbidding such unions.

Brazil’s penal code prohibits marriage with children under 14 and defines sex with them as statutory rape.

The president of the Brazilian Association of Judges, Prosecutors and Public Defenders in Juvenile Court was quoted by the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper Tuesday as saying that it’s not uncommon for families to ask the court for permission to marry off a daughter younger than 14. Many are unaware that it is against the law.

The states in which these unions are most common have the country’s lowest per-capita income.