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Safety barrier down in deadly French bus collision: lawyer

Marseille - The safety measures were working at the crossing where a French train slammed into a school bus two weeks ago, killing six children, a lawyer for the victims said Saturday, citing a report from France's rail operator.

Deadly French bus crash driver charged with manslaughter

Perpignan - The driver of a school bus that was hit by a train at a level crossing in southern France, resulting in the deaths of six children, was charged Wednesday with manslaughter, a prosecutor said.

US train was doing 80 mph in 30 zone when derailed

Dupont - US investigators said an Amtrak passenger train was traveling at more than double the speed limit before it derailed in Washington state, plunging off a bridge onto a busy highway and killing at least three people.

French school bus death toll rises to six

Toulouse - The death toll from a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France rose Monday after a sixth child succumbed to serious injuries.

Deadly French bus crash probe focusing on safety barriers

Millas - Investigators probing a deadly collision between a train and a school bus in the south of France were on Saturday looking at competing witness accounts to determine whether a safety barrier malfunction caused the disaster.

French school bus crash toll rises to 6: police source

Millas - The death toll from a crash between a school bus and a train in southern France rose to six Friday as two 11-year-old girls succumbed to their injuries, a police source said.

France mourns deadly school bus crash

Millas - French authorities were investigating Friday how a train was able to smash into a school bus, killing five children and ripping their vehicle in half in an accident that has devastated the local community.

Four French children killed after train mows into school bus

Perpignan - At least four children were killed and seven others seriously injured on Thursday after a train crashed into a school bus at a level crossing in southern France, police sources said.

Irving Oil ordered to pay Can$4 mln after Lac Megantic disaster

Ottawa - Irving Oil was ordered Thursday to pay Can$4 million (US$3.1 million) for failing to safely transport oil by rail, following a probe of a train crash that razed part of a Quebec town and killed 47 people.

Four killed in Finland train crash

Helsinki - Four people including three soldiers were killed when a train crashed into an army truck in southwestern Finland on Thursday.

Indian railway probe blames rain for deadly stampede

Mumbai - Indian railway officials on Wednesday blamed bad weather for causing a deadly stampede at a Mumbai station last month, despite commuter warnings before the tragedy of a disaster waiting to happen.

At least 16 killed as train hits bus in Russia

Moscow - At least 16 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, authorities said.

At least 19 killed in train-bus collision in Russia: authorities

Moscow - At least 19 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a passenger bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, regional authorities said on Friday.

France defends new Franco-German rail giant

Paris - The French government defended allowing train maker Alstom to be swallowed by its German rival Siemens on Wednesday as it came under attack from opponents for failing to protect a domestic industrial giant.

Worry for iconic French trains under German merger

Paris - The maker of France's iconic TGV trains is set to announce a merger with German industrial leader Siemens as early as Tuesday in a giant and politically tricky deal that would create a new European rail champion.

Indian railways chief steps down after deadly crashes

New Delhi - The head of India's railways has quit after a series of deadly accidents on the crumbling network, an official said Wednesday.

Search ongoing after Indian rail crash claims at least 23 lives

New Delhi - Emergency crews searched mangled carriages Sunday for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network.

At least 23 dead, dozens hurt as train derails in India

New Delhi - At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured after an express train derailed in north India Saturday, officials said, as rescuers clambered across mangled carriages to pull passengers from the wreckage.

10 dead as train derails in India

New Delhi - Ten people were killed and dozens injured when an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, an official said.

Hong Kong lawmakers grill justice chief over China rail link

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators faced off against the city's justice secretary Thursday over a controversial rail link to mainland China which would see a portion of the city come under Chinese law.

China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief

Hong Kong - Controversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord".

Backlash in Hong Kong over China rail link

Hong Kong - A plan for mainland border staff to be stationed on Hong Kong soil as part of a new rail link to China sparked a backlash Tuesday as concern grows about Beijing's reach into the city.

Arson attacks on German rail tracks, police probe G20 protest link

Berlin - Several intercity rail tracks in Germany were hit by arson attacks overnight, police said Monday, in what could be protest action by left-wing extremists ahead of the G20 summit in July.

Arson attacks on German rail tracks, police probe G20 protest link

Berlin - Several intercity rail tracks in Germany were hit by arson attacks overnight, police said Monday, in what could be protest action by left-wing extremists ahead of the G20 summit in July.

Arson attacks on German rail tracks, police probe G20 protest link

Berlin - Several intercity rail tracks in Germany were hit by arson attacks overnight, police said Monday, in what could be protest action by left-wing extremists ahead of the G20 summit in July.

Man, toddler killed as car collides with Dutch train

Den Haag - A man and his three-year-old son were killed Monday when their car collided with a train at an unmanned crossing in the northern Netherlands, Dutch police said.

One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment

Brussels - One person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said.

Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

Luxembourg - The driver of a passenger train was killed in Luxembourg on Tuesday after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said.

Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

Luxembourg - The driver of a passenger train was killed in Luxembourg on Tuesday after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said.

Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

Luxembourg - The driver of a passenger train was killed in Luxembourg on Tuesday after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said.
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