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24 injured as tourist bus crashes in Barcelona

Barcelona - At least 24 people, most of them tourists, were injured early on Wednesday when a coach crashed in Barcelona on its way to the airport, the emergency services said.

'Suicidal' driver caused fatal Taiwan bus inferno

Taipei - The deadly bus crash in Taiwan that killed an entire Chinese tour group was caused by a "suicidal" driver who intentionally set the vehicle on fire, investigators said Saturday.

Shiny new buses challenge chaotic old ways in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam - Sweaty passengers crammed into battered buses and stuck in traffic jams look on enviously as Tanzania's shiny new commuter buses fly by on the pristine asphalt of dedicated highway lanes.

Clinton's 'Rust Belt' tour courts white working class

Pittsburgh - Hillary Clinton took a bus tour across the US "rust belt" region this weekend in a quest to win over white, working class voters who tend to support populist Republican Donald Trump.

Driver in deadly Taiwan tour bus crash was drunk: probe

Taipei - The driver of a tour bus which crashed and caught fire in Taiwan killing dozens of Chinese tourists was drunk when the accident happened, investigators said Friday.

Taiwan bus inferno kills 26, mainly China tourists

Taipei - A fire ripped through a bus carrying tourists from China in Taiwan Tuesday, killing all 26 on board in the worst road accident to hit mainland visitors since a holiday boom to the island.

FacePalm Friday: Woman arrested after having sex on bus

Cradley - Samantha Truslove, 26, met her boyfriend Peter Walker, 37, when he was released from prison. Shortly after that, the pair decided to have sex on a bus.

Beirut buses provide rare bridge to IS turf

Birut - "Raqa! Manbij! Al-Bab!" drivers call out at a bus station in the heart of bustling Beirut looking for passengers to make the perilous journey to Islamic State group strongholds in Syria.

German politician sends refugee bus home after Merkel's snub

Berlin - A bus that carried 31 Syrian refugees to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in protest returned Friday to the small town that organised the road trip widely condemned as a political stunt.

German town sends refugee bus to Merkel's office

Berlin - A German small town Thursday sent a bus with 31 Syrian refugees on a road trip to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in protest against her liberal migrant policy.

Twelve killed as bus crashes into Ankara bus stop

Ankara - Twelve people were killed on Thursday in the Turkish capital Ankara when a bus ploughed into commuters waiting at a stop, officials said.

Buses for $5? Failed San Francisco transit startup auctions fleet

San Francisco - Like highly successful startups Amazon and Dropbox and, potentially, Uber and Lyft, Leap Transit started out to disrupt the everyday and make money by adding the Internet to whatever was already going on.

London bus driver throttles woman who filmed her driving over red

The female driver of a London tour bus apparently throttled and assaulted a woman who filmed her allegedly driving the bus through a red light. She left her vehicle in the middle of the road, leaping out to throw the victim to the ground, unconscious.

Britain's poo-powered bus sets a land-speed record

The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.

Crowded SF tour bus burns on Haight Street

San Francisco - Dozens of tourists visiting San Francisco’s iconic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood got considerably more excitement than they expected May 3 when their tour bus caught fire and burned on Haight Street.

Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes

Rabat - More than 30 people, mostly schoolchildren returning from a sports meet, were killed Friday in Morocco when their bus caught fire after a head-on collision with a trailer truck.

4-yr-old Annabelle boards bus alone at 3 a.m. to buy a slushie

Philadelphia - A 4-year-old girl, Annabelle, woke up in the early hours of Friday, at about 3 a.m., left her home in Tacony, Philadelphia in the midst of a downpour, and without the knowledge of her parents boarded a bus in search for her favorite snack, a slushie.

Toronto driverless 'ghost bus' filmed rolling into van on camera

A Toronto bus operator is investigating a "ghost bus" incident after one of its vehicles was videoed slowly rolling away from Bathurst Station with no driver, eventually hitting a parked delivery van.

Louisiana teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious

An unruly Louisiana teen has been charged with assault after knocking a school bus driver unconscious, leading to another teen on the bus stepping in to bring the vehicle to a halt.

Video shows guy shooting at passengers on bus in Kansas City

Kansas City - Earlier in the week, a video showing a man shooting at a bus in Kansas City surfaced. A camera on the bus captured the incident.

Ukrainians describe chance survival from rocket attack

Volnovakha - It was a simple gesture of politeness that saved her: a young man offered Olga Kukunyuk a seat on a bus transporting Ukrainians in search of pension payments in the war-torn east, but she remained standing.

Op-Ed: Transit ride has only slight delay as Golden Gate is closed Special

San Francisco - The work to install a Moveable Median Barrier is now underway along the Golden Gate Bridge. So far the work has been carried out smoothly and while the bridge is closed to vehicle traffic, buses can go across.

Sweden to test wireless charging of buses on city roads in 2016

The Swedish city of Södertälje is to begin testing of a new wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus system on its roads in 2016 as part of efforts to reduce fuel consumption and pollution in the country.

UK's first ever 'poo bus' hits the road

Bath - Yesterday the first ever poo bus in the United Kingdom hit the streets. The bus is powered on human waste and food waste.

Palestinian bus driver found hanged in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged in his vehicle in Jerusalem, sparking clashes, after what Israel said was an apparent suicide but a colleague said looked like murder.

Palestinian bus driver found hanged in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged in his vehicle in Jerusalem, sparking clashes Monday, after what Israel said was an apparent suicide but a colleague said looked like murder.

India train rams school bus killing 20, mostly children

Hyderabad - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing 20 people, mostly young children, officials said in the latest fatal accident on the country's rail network.

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

Hyderabad - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.

Netflix to revive 'The Magic School Bus'

Children of the 90s rejoice — Netflix has greenlighted new episodes of the popular animated educational children’s series.

Google Now can alert you at your stop on public transport

A new alarm feature integrated into Google's digital assistant for Android devices, Google Now, is reportedly able to alert you to get off public transport at the stop nearest to your destination.
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The London Bus is one of London's principal icons, the archetypal red rear-entrance Routemaster being recognized worldwide.
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File photo: A bus at level crossing
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China's 'road-straddling' bus will drive over traffic jams.
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TTC bus driving in an intense storm.
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Bus pulls into location where a news conference is taking place
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Bus driver emerges
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Manila police surround a bus, where a former police officer took hostages and demanded his job back
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Wang Liyang gives birth in a bus
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The market occupied much of the High Street, from outside the Red Lion northwards to the Bowling Green. Its centre was no doubt marked by a market cross and although this has long gone, a house of this name existed at the north end of Middle Row in the 18th century.
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An array of London buses surrounds various stalls demonstrating models and for the selling of merchandise.
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Buses shuttled shareholders around Northwest Arkansas. In front of Benton County Courthouse, Bentonville, Ark.
A bus crashed into a low overpass bridge in Boston injuring at least 30.
A bus crashed into a low overpass bridge in Boston injuring at least 30.
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Photograph Jon Worth (atheistbus.org.uk), slogan CWO, collage RCC
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A bus from the Spokane Transit Authority in Washington
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An old bus from the 1950s, now used to ferry passengers around Jersey.
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Satelitte view of Jincheng, China, via Google Maps. Jincheng was the site of a bus crash that killed 15 tourists in February 2012.
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