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California book club settles race bias lawsuit against wine train

San Francisco - A group of mostly African American women kicked off a tourist train in the Napa Valley for being too loud have settled a race-discrimination lawsuit against the private railroad.

Tracking elephants as new railway cuts Kenya

Voi - Dangling from a helicopter with a high powered rifle, a Kenyan vet fires drugged darts at elephants to sedate them so they can be fitted with satellite collars.Ten minutes after the elephant is darted, the lumbering creature stumbles, and falls asleep....

Two dead, dozens hurt as train derails near Philadelphia

Washington - A train derailed when it smashed into construction equipment on the line south of Philadelphia on Sunday, killing two people and injuring dozens, as shaken passengers described how a fire erupted in the chaotic aftermath.

Commuter train derailment in S.F. Bay Area leaves 14 injured

Sunol - Train service from San Jose to Stockton had to be canceled Tuesday and Wednesday following a derailment that frightened dozens of Silicon Valley commuters but caused no fatalities.

Legendary 'Flying Scotsman' steam train returns in UK

York - The Flying Scotsman, a 93-year-old steam locomotive and jewel of British industrial heritage, set off from London on Thursday on its first official journey since a painstaking restoration.

Eight family members die as train hits van in southern Pakistan

Karachi - A train crashed into a van at a crossing in southern Pakistan, killing eight people and injuring four from the same family, an official said Monday.

Most security cameras on BART trains are fake, agency admits

Oakland - Most of the hundreds of security cameras on BART commuter trains around the Bay Area are not working, the agency admitted Wednesday as it began investigating the second onboard shooting in its 45-year history.

Acid leak likely from derailed Australian freight train

Sydney - Tens of thousands of litres of sulphuric acid may have leaked from a freight train that derailed in Australia’s outback, police said Tuesday.

Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails in Australia

Sydney - A freight train carrying 200,000 litres of sulphuric acid has derailed in Australia, with a two-kilometre exclusion zone around the remote accident site in Queensland in place Monday.

French men jailed for threatening train terror attack to steal phones

Perpignan - Three men in France were sentenced to up to 30 months in prison on Wednesday for trying to steal the mobile phones of train passengers by threatening a terror attack over its intercom.

Bus and train crash in Indonesia kills 16

Jakarta - A collision between a commuter train and a minibus on a level crossing in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Sunday killed at least 16 people and injured several others, an official said.

Deadly France train accident caused by late braking: SNCF

Paris - A high-speed TGV train accident in eastern France at the weekend that left 11 people dead was the result of "late braking", rail company SNCF said on Thursday.

Four children escaped serious harm in fatal French TGV test: probe

Strasbourg - Four children escaped serious injury when a high-speed train derailed during a test run at the weekend in northeastern France, killing 11, prosecutors said Monday.

Children were aboard doomed TGV test ride, French rail says

Strasbourg - Children were aboard a high-speed train that derailed during a test run in northeast France, an unprecedented accident that claimed 11 lives, the French rail company said Sunday."A few children... were among the injured," an SNCF spokesman said.

France's deadliest train disasters in the past 30 years

Paris - France suffered its first fatal TGV accident in three decades, when at least 10 people were killed and dozens injured as one of the high-speed trains derailed during a test run.Here is a list of France's worst railway disasters in the past 30 years.

10 dead as French high-speed train derails during test run

Strasbourg - At least 10 people were killed and five more were missing after a French high-speed train derailed during a test run, local officials said, the first fatal accident since the TGV trains were introduced more than 30 years ago.

Op-Ed: Slow news day? Press goes bonkers over Christie cell phone use

Washington - Slow news day? That would seem to be the most-charitable explanation for yesterday's media obsession with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie being asked to leave a "quiet car" on an Amtrak train for speaking loudly on his cell phone.

France to push through tighter security checks on public transport

Paris - The French government on Monday announced a series of measures to beef up security on public transport following a thwarted attack on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris.

France train attack hero out of U.S. hospital after stabbing

Los Angeles - One of three Americans hailed as a hero for helping thwart a terror attack on a train in France was released from hospital Thursday, a week after he was stabbed several times during a fight.

France train attack hero stabbed in California

Los Angeles - One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said.

Passengers stop train and walk along tracks

Bristol - Authorities in Bristol are trying to identify train riders who decided to leave a crowded train and walk along the tracks.

Man who sparked Rotterdam train scare won't be charged

Den Haag - A man who triggered a police standoff at Rotterdam station after locking himself inside a train toilet was likely just a fare-dodger and will not face charges, officials said Monday.

France attack train staff 'reacted well under circumstances'

Paris - Staff on the French train involved in a foiled attack by a heavily armed gunman "had the best reaction possible in an unprecedented situation", an internal probe concluded Friday said, despite claims some had locked themselves away.

Man in toilet sparks alarm in Rotterdam train station

Den Haag - Dutch police evacuated a Thalys international train and part of Rotterdam station Friday after a man locked himself in the train toilets and refused to come out.

Obama lauds 'train heroes' at White House

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Thursday feted three Americans who helped thwart a train attack in France, welcoming them to the White House and hailing their courage.

Pentagon to give medals to three U.S. train heroes

Washington - The three Americans who helped stop a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train in August will receive medals for bravery from the US military, officials said Monday.

Two Britons killed after train derails in northern India

Shimla - Two British women were killed and nine other passengers injured on Saturday when a train carrying tourists to the hill town of Shimla in northern India derailed, police said."Two British nationals have been killed," S.Z.

Migrants refuse to get off train to go to Hungarian camp: AFP

Hungary - Several hundred migrants were refusing Thursday to get off a train in Hungary and be taken to a refugee camp, an AFP reporter said.

Spain police search home of France train suspect's parents

Madrid - Police in Spain on Tuesday searched the family home of an alleged jihadist accused of launching a foiled attack on a French express train last month.

Several hundred migrants arrive in Vienna on trains from Budapest: Police

Vienna - Several trains carrying hundreds of migrants arrived in Vienna from Budapest on Monday evening, police said, after they had been stopped at the Austrian border for several hours.
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