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A 68-year-old woman is dead and many others are wounded as a result of a train collision near Amsterdam Saturday.
BBC News said this crash is the worst train accident to occur in the country in 50 years.
"It sounded like a transformer went off, I thought our circuit had broken," said Max Tau in a CNN news report. Tau lives about 18 meters from the tracks where the crash occurred.
The reason for the crash is still being investigated and officials are looking to the black boxes that were in each train for some direction as to what might have caused the collision, according to the BBC. The top two theories are mechanical malfunction or human error.
Whatever the cause, the damage has been done with 117 people overall sustaining injury, including one of the drivers.

Easter explosion in Nigeria kills many

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A car bomb explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna left at least 38 people dead and shattered the windows of a nearby church Sunday morning.
The bomb went off around 8:40 a.m., CNN reported, littering the surrounding street with dead bodies and debris.
The explosion came as the result of a crash between a suspected suicide bomber's car and another vehicle. The car with the bomb in it was on route to a church but was turned away at a roadblock before it could arrive, the BBC said.
The BBC also reported the suspicion of the bomb falling upon militant group Boko Haram, though there has been no acknowledgment by any group.
Motorcyclists and others in the street are thought to be the main victims of the blast with no one worshipping inside the adjacent church coming to harm.
"We were in the holy communion service and I was exhorting my people and all of a sudden, we heard a loud noise that shattered all our windows and doors, destroyed our fans and some of our equipment in the church," Pastor Joshua Raji said to BBC.

Foxconn to reduce working hours in Chinese plants

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The United States Fair Labor Association (FLA) has reached an agreement with technology supply company Foxconn to decrease hours for its workers.
This comes after computer corporation giant Apple, which has received criticism for supposedly benefiting from low-paid employees working in unsafe environments, requested an investigation by the FLA to examine working conditions in Foxconn's factories.
The investigation found violations in the often more than 60 hours a week worked by employees, unpaid overtime, and sub-par health conditions, BBC News reported. The BBC also found the average monthly salaries between three factories to range between $360 and $455.
Since the investigation, Foxconn has agreed to align with FLA regulations and reduce the number of legal working hours to 49 per week.
This decrease in hours hasn't brought the joy to employees one might expect, however. Workers are concerned about what fewer hours might mean for their future.
"We are worried we will have less money to spend," Chinese worker Wu Jun told Reuters. "Of course, if we work less overtime, it would mean less money."
Foxconn has hired a mass of new workers to offset the reduction of hours and will continue to manufacture products for Apple as well as other technology companies.

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