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Taiwan train crash truck slid to tracks just a minute before hit

Hualien - The truck that caused Taiwan's worst train crash in decades was on the line for just over a minute before it was struck, officials said Tuesday, as salvage teams worked to remove the most damaged carriages.

Truck driver makes tearful apology over Taiwan rail crash

Taipei - A maintenance worker whose runaway truck sparked Taiwan's worst rail disaster in recent decades made a tearful apology on Sunday as investigators said the train driver had little time to react to the collision.

Taiwan train crash survivors recount horror and loss

Hualien - Survivors of Taiwan's worst rail crash in decades have recounted their desperate efforts to find loved ones in the twisted wreckage of the train at what should have been the start of a holiday weekend.

Taiwan mourns after deadliest train disaster in decades

Hualien - Grieving relatives of those who died in Taiwan's worst rail disaster in decades held prayers at the crash site on Saturday as salvage crews worked to remove the tangled mass of wrecked carriages.

At least 51 dead as Taiwan train derails in tunnel

Hualien - At least 51 people were killed on Friday when a packed train derailed inside a tunnel in eastern Taiwan at the start of a holiday weekend, the island's worst railway accident in decades.

Trial to begin over foiled Paris train attack that inspired movie

Paris - A Moroccan man goes on trial in France on Monday accused of an attempted terror attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train five years ago which was foiled by passengers whose heroic actions were turned into a Hollywood film.

Review: Train releases inspirational single 'Rescue Dog' Special

On Friday, May 22, Grammy award-winning rock group Train released their brand new single, the inspirational "Rescue Dog."

French TGV train derails near Strasbourg, 22 hurt

Ingenheim - A French high-speed TGV train derailed early Thursday after an embankment collapsed into the tracks in eastern France, seriously injuring the driver and hurting 21 others.

French TGV train derails on Strasbourg-Paris line, 21 hurt

Ingenheim - A French high-speed TGV train derailed early Thursday while travelling from the eastern city of Strasbourg to Paris, an accident caused by the collapse of an embankment that seriously injured the driver and 20 others, state rail operator SNCF and local...

Two train drivers killed in Italy high-speed rail crash

Lodi - Two rail workers were killed and about 30 people injured on Thursday when a high-speed train derailed before dawn near Milan in northern Italy, authorities said.

Two rail workers dead as train derails near Milan

Milan - Two people were killed and about 25 injured on Thursday when a high-speed train derailed near Milan in northern Italy, authorities said.The accident occurred near the town of Lodi, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Milan.

Mourners in Pakistan town bury victims of train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

At least 74 killed in Pakistan train fire

Islamabad - At least 74 people were killed and dozens injured after cooking gas cylinders exploded on a train packed with pilgrims in Pakistan on Thursday, some dying after leaping from carriages to escape the inferno, authorities said.

Tourists rail against Hanoi 'train street' ban

Hanoi - Selfie-snapping tourists railed against the closure of Hanoi's 'train street' on Thursday after police blocked off the Instragram-famous tracks for safety reasons.

Stowaway passengers killed in DR Congo train derailment

Lubumbashi - A freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo early Thursday, killing illegal passengers who were riding on it, in the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation, officials said.

At least 50 killed in train derailment in southeast DR Congo

Lubumbashi - At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo early Thursday, the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation."Another disaster!

One dead, 30 hurt as train, truck collide near Tokyo

Kitakata - An express train travelling at around 120 kilometres per hour smashed into a truck at a crossing south of Tokyo Thursday, sparking a blaze and killing the truck's driver with around 30 others injured.

Man who pushed German boy under train was on run from Swiss police

Frankfurt Am Main - An Eritrean man accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train in Germany had been on the run from Swiss police after a violent incident last week, authorities said Tuesday.

Eritrean accused of pushing boy under train is father-of-three

Frankfurt Am Main - An Eritrean man accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train is a Swiss-based father-of-three who will be examined for a psychiatric disorder, authorities said Tuesday.

Indian navy rescues hundreds stranded on train in floods

New Delhi - Indian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of more than 800 people stranded on a train in floods near Mumbai on Saturday.

Stop it! Japan anti-groper app becomes smash hit

Apo - A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rush-hour trains.

Critics round on $7.1 bn rail deal with Thailand's richest family

Bangkok - Critics have urged Thailand's junta to reconsider the award of a $7.1 billion high-speed rail contract to a consortium led by the kingdom's richest family, just days before a new parliament is set to convene.

Protest train rolls into Khartoum as US urges civilian handover

Khartoum - Hundreds of protesters arrived on a packed train in Khartoum Tuesday to join a weeks-long sit-in outside army headquarters, as a top US official reiterated Washington's backing for demands the country's military council hand power to a civilian governm...

Driver in Morocco deadly train crash guilty but walks free

Rabat - The driver of a passenger train that derailed and killed seven people in Morocco last year has been convicted of manslaughter but released on time already served, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Toll from Egypt train crash rises to 22: health minister

Apo - The death toll from a crash and fire at Cairo's main railway station rose to 22, Egypt's health minister said Thursday, adding that six of the wounded were in a critical condition.

Trump dangles 'major power' carrot as Kim begins trek to summit

Bejing - Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un could soon put North Korea on the fast-track to becoming a major power Sunday as his former rival chugged across China in an armoured train, heading to their highly-anticipated summit in Vietnam.

Have train, will travel: N. Korea's Kim back on track

Seoul - The olive green North Korean train, emblazoned with a yellow stripe, trundling towards Beijing station Tuesday was the first sign leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage had arrived in the Chinese capital.

Runaway mining train travels 90 km without driver

Sydney - A huge runaway train laden with iron ore had to be derailed remotely after speeding through the Australian outback for almost an hour.

India train disaster families protest amid anger over safety

Amritsar - Angry relatives staged a protest Saturday on the tracks where a speeding train ploughed into crowds watching fireworks, killing about 60 people in the latest disaster to bedevil India's railway network.
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