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naivasha, kenya» A run­away truck car­ry­ing gas slammed into ve­hi­cles and burst into flames on a ma­jor road in Kenya, killing at least 39 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 10, of­fi­cials said Sun­day. The truck lost con­trol while go­ing down­hill from the cap­i­tal, Nairobi, to Naivasha late Saturday. Eleven ve­hi­cles were burned. The ground around the crash site was scorched. Res­i­dents stood around look­ing dazed, with some tak­ing pho­tos or self­ies with their phones.

USGS records sev­eral small earth­quakes across Ok­la­homa. Sev­eral earth­quakes were

recorded dur­ing the week­end across Ok­la­homa, the largest be­ing a mag­ni­tude 3.7 tem­blor near Waukomis. No dam­age or in­juries were re­ported. The quake near Waukomis, about 60 miles north­west of Ok­la­homa City, was recorded early Saturday by the U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey. Mag­ni­tude 3.3 earth­quakes were recorded Sun­day near Perry, about 55 miles north of Ok­la­homa City, and on Saturday near Moore­land, 110 miles north­west of Ok­la­homa City. Three quakes rang­ing from 2.5 to 2.9 were recorded near McLoud, Okarche and Perry.

Blasts claimed by Kur­dish mil­i­tants B

istanbul» Turkey de­clared a na­tional day of mourn­ing and paid tribute to the dead Sun­day af­ter two bomb­ings in Istanbul killed 38 peo­ple and wounded 155 oth­ers near a soccer sta­dium. The car­nage was claimed by a Turkey-based Kur­dish mil­i­tant group. The Kur­dis­tan Free­dom Fal­cons said two of their mem­bers had sac­ri­ficed their lives in the Saturday night at­tack that tar­geted se­cu­rity forces out­side the Be­sik­tas sta­dium shortly af­ter the con­clu­sion of a match.

Foreign min­is­ter tapped to be premier, form next govern­ment B Ital­ian Foreign

rome» Min­is­ter Paolo Gen­tiloni was tapped Sun­day to form a new, Demo­crat-led govern­ment and end a po­lit­i­cal cri­sis so the coun­try can quickly tackle press­ing prob­lems, which in­clude trou­bled banks, an econ­omy re­sist­ing growth and an elec­toral re­form aimed at fi­nally mak­ing the na­tion more gov­ern­able. Italy is due to par­tic­i­pate in a Euro­pean Coun­cil meet­ing Thurs­day in Brus­sels, where par­tic­i­pants are ex­pected to dis­cuss key prob­lems in­clud­ing mi­gra­tion, se­cu­rity and how to deal with Bri­tain’s de­ci­sion to quit the Euro­pean Union.

Bris­tol Palin an­nounces she’s ex­pect­ing her third child.

Po­lit­i­cal off­spring Bris­tol Palin and her hus­band, Dakota Meyer, will wel­come a baby in the spring, the cou­ple an­nounced. It’s the third child for Palin.

“Moana” reigns; “La La Land” sings in lim­ited re­lease B

los angeles» “Moana” con­tin­ued to sit pretty atop the box of­fice for its third con­sec­u­tive week­end, but the mu­si­cal “La La Land” was what had au­di­ences singing this week­end. Play­ing in only five the­aters, “La La Land” grossed a stag­ger­ing $855,000, ac­cord­ing to es­ti­mates Sun­day.

Kenyan po­lice of­fi­cers search for the re­mains of vic­tims at the crash site. John Muchucha, AFP/Getty Im­ages

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