Global Week in Review: U.N. Reports Rise in Afghan Civilian Deaths

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  • Deadly Wave of Iraq Car Bombs Kills Dozens
  • Italy Coach Crash Leaves at Least 38 Dead
  • Spanish Train Driver Charged With Homicide
  • Cambodian Opposition Party Cries Election Fraud
  • China Orders a National Audit
  • Apple Looks Into Worker Rights’ Violations
  • Nigerian Vigilantes Clash with Boko Haram
  • Protests in Burkina Faso Decry the New Senate
  • South Africa Fights to Protect a Native Tea Name
  • Britain Confirms Cash Bond Scheme
  • Zambia Goes Back on Press Freedoms
  • U.N. Reports Rise in Afghan Civilian Deaths
  • Zimbabwe Presidential Candidate Cries Election Fraud
  • Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi “Sends His Best,” Says EU Official
  • Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws May Not Be Suspended for 2014 Olympics
  • Israel and Palestine to Restart Peace Talks
  • Explosions in Nigerian Christian City Kills 24
  • Twitter Rape Threats in U.K. Lead to Arrest, Online Petition
  • Pro-Morsi Groups Plan March Following Massacre
  • Pope Says He Won’t “Judge” Gay People

Spanish Train Driver Charged With Homicide

Francisco Jose Garzon, the conductor of the Spanish train that derailed last week killing 79 people, has been charged with 79 counts of homicide by professional recklessness and an undecided number of counts of causing injury by professional recklessness. An eyewitness reported overhearing Garzon admit that he had been driving the train too fast and tried to slow down, but “it was too late.”

(Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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