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Driver admits breaking limit

The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain, killing 79 people, has admitted he was traveling at twice the speed limit when he approached the treacherous turn.

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First funerals take place after deadly train crash

The first funeral ceremonies after Spain's deadly train crash have taken place, as authorities working from a sports arena-turned-morgue announced they had positively identified 75 of the 78 people killed in the crash.

They lowered the death toll from 80 after determining that some severed body parts had wrongly been attributed to different victims. They said five of the dead came from Algeria, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico and the United States.

A child cycles past flowers placed in memory of the victims of Wednesday's train crash. Credit: Reuters/Vincent West

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