SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea announced more than $7 million worth of humanitarian aid for North Korea on Sunday, a conciliatory gesture that coincided with a call by the South for "one last round" of make-or-break talks on restarting a jointly operated industrial complex.
The majority of the aid -- almost $6 million -- will be provided by the South Korean government and shipped through UNICEF, the U.N. children's agency, which provides vaccines, medicine and nutritional supplements for malnourished children and pregnant women in the impoverished North.
Five private humanitarian aid groups from South Korea will provide the remainder. They will also send medicine and food for young children.
Train driver charged
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain -- The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed killing 79 people was provisionally charged Sunday with multiple cases of negligent homicide.
The statement said Francisco Jose Garzon Amo must appear in court once a week and is forbidden to leave Spain without permission. Mr. Garzon was not sent to jail or required to post bail because none of the parties involved felt there was a risk of him fleeing or attempting to destroy evidence, the statement said.
Malians go to polls
Under pressure from France and other Western powers, Mali held a presidential election Sunday that some observers said the country was not ready for and that risked excluding thousands of its citizens.
Voting went off peacefully, nonetheless, in an election that Mali's numerous donors deemed crucial to restoring the country's stability after more than a year of turmoil.
Mali, a poor West African desert nation, has been ruled by a makeshift, unelected government since March 2012, with no Parliament, few functioning state institutions and a weak, military junta-approved president.
Arrest after online threats
LONDON -- British police on Sunday arrested a man in connection with online threats made toward a feminist campaigner, a case which has ignited calls for social media platforms to institute stronger protections against verbal abuse.
Caroline Criado-Perez says she has been facing a deluge of abuse -- including threats to rape and kill her -- over Twitter during the past several days. She said the threats started after her campaign to get a woman's picture on a U.K. bank note succeeded and resulted in the Bank of England's announcement last week that author Jane Austen will feature on England's new 10-pound notes.
Also in the world ...
Attacks around Iraq Sunday, including a suicide car bombing, killed at least 12 people, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has brought up the grim prospect of escalation into sectarian civil war. ... At least six militants were killed and four injured after the latest U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's restive tribal belt Sunday, Pakistani intelligence officials and militant commanders said.
-- Compiled from news services