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'At least 30 injured' in California train crash

At least 30 people have been injured after a Southern California Metrolink train struck a vehicle in Ventura County, California, earlier today.

Three carriages of the commuter train derailed after the fiery collision with a truck on the tracks north west of Los Angeles.

There has so far been no official reports of fatalities.

'Siberian Express' freezes American landmarks

An Arctic blast, dubbed the "Siberian Express", has sent temperatures plummeting in vast swathes of north and east America.

Icy conditions have left snow up to eight foot deep in places and created spectacular sights, even freezing one of the Natural Wonders of the world.

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

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Judge rejects BP's bid to reduce fine from 2010 oil spill

A US federal judge has rejected BP's bid to reduce the maximum fine it could face over its role in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP could face a fine of up to $13.7 billion (£8.9bn) of civil fines from the 2010 spill. Credit: Reuters

The fuel firm was hoping to cut its civil penalty per barrel spilled to $3,000 (£1,945), but US District Judge Carl Barbier upheld the government's ruling that the maximum fine should be $4,300 (£2,788).

It means BP could still face as much as $13.7 billion (£8.9bn) of civil fines from the spill.

Barbier did not rule on how much the company should actually pay out, and it is not yet known when he will make a decision.

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