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Video of train 'mowing down bear' shocks Russians

Moscow - Russians reacted with shock Friday and prosecutors launched an inquiry after a YouTube video went viral showing a train apparently mowing down a bear on the tracks as the driver shouts "crush him!

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

Arkansas train collision kills 2, injures 2

Hoxie - Two Union Pacific freight trains collided head-on early Sunday morning at around 3 a.m. and resulted in the deaths of two crew members and the injuries of two additional employees.

Swiss train carriage plunges into ravine after landslide

Chur - A landslide derailed a passenger train in the Swiss mountains on Wednesday sending one carriage plunging into a ravine, but it appeared that miraculously there had been no deaths.

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.

Driver, schoolchildren die after bus is struck, dragged by train

Hyderabad - More than two dozen school children and one adult are feared dead after their school bus was struck by a passenger train.

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.

Last fuselage to be lifted from Montana river after derailment

Alberton - The last of three Boeing 737 fuselages that toppled into a Montana river after a train derailment was expected to be recovered Tuesday.

Freak accident with train causes driver to be killed by own van

Monforte De Lemos - A woman had the misfortune of her vehicle stalling on a rail crossing near the town of Monforte de Lemos Wednesday evening, just as a freight train was incoming. She immediately fled the vehicle, but the flying wreckage of her van struck and killed her.

Video: Couple assault officer, are grabbed and thrown from train

Union - Onlookers took cell phone video of a New Jersey (NJ) couple being grabbed by police officers and thrown off a train for refusing to leave after bringing their bikes onto the train.

Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected

Patna - A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people, after a suspected explosion on the tracks during a protest called by Maoist insurgents, officials said.

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.

Bride attaches 1-month-old newborn to wedding gown

Jackson - A Tennessee couple is under fire after the bride attached her one-month old infant to the train of her wedding dress and allegedly dragged her down the aisle.

At least 10 dead in India passenger train crash

New Delhi - A passenger express slammed into a stationary freight train in northern India on Monday, killing at least 10 people with others feared trapped in the wreckage, an official told AFP.

18 dead in India train accident: official

New Delhi - A passenger train derailed in western India on Sunday, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 100 as rescue workers raced to free those still trapped, a police official said.

Video: Czech pensioner in close clip with death

You know it's not your time to go when something like this happens. A pensioner was taking a chance, jaywalking at a railway crossing, when he experienced a real near-miss.

Train headkick video goes viral

Regina - A video of a man who took a selfie while dangerously close to a passing train has gone viral after only a day on YouTube.

Why many Japanese bullet trains are about to go blue

Tokyo - The use of a specially prepared blue paint could soon become commonplace on bullet trains in Japan. The paint inhibits the growth of bacteria and protects the train from damage.

GE, Bombardier share South Africa train deal with Chinese firms

South Africa's state-owned logistics company on Monday awarded General Electric <GE.N>, Bombardier <BBDb.TO> and two Chinese firms a contract to supply over 1,000 trains, as part of a $28 billion expansion plan.

Japan to offer bullet train with footbath

Tokyo - Japan's super-speedy bullet train is to offer passengers a chance to soothe their tired feet as they zip through the countryside, in a carriage equipped with footbaths.JR East will launch the service in July, with one carriage on the "shinkansen" bulle...

Egyptian suspected of carrying explosives on Paris-Venice train

Besan - French police have detained an Egyptian national on suspicion of carrying explosives on board a Paris-Venice night train, Besancon prosecutor Alain Saffar told AFP on Thursday.The man, who is 33 and lives in Italy, was taken off the train and placed in...

Man killed by Amtrak train while posing for photos

Authorities in Seattle, Washington say that a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train over the weekend while his girlfriend was taking photos of him.

Video: Wednesday is 'No Pants Day' on Madrid metro

Madrid - Commonly called the "No Pants Subway Ride", the idea apparently started in New York in 2002, and has caught on and become an annual event in Madrid, Spain.

Photo Essay: Riding the Russian train Special

Moscow - If you travel to Russia, you must ride the Russian train from Moscow to Samara. It's inexpensive, friendly, and full of surprises.

Review: Andrew Ripp shines on new album 'Won't Let Go' Special

Nashville-based acoustic pop-rock singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp released his newest studio album "Won't Let Go," via his independent label, Be Music and Entertainment.

Passengers thrown from speeding fatal NYC train derailment

New York - At least four passengers died and dozens were injured in the derailment of a speeding train in the Bronx. Some passengers were thrown from the Metro-North Train.

Metro-North passenger train derails in NYC; 4 killed, 67 injured

New York - A Metro-North passenger train derailed just north of Manhattan on Sunday morning and reportedly several carriages plunged into the Hudson River. Four people have been killed and 67 have been injured, according to the most recent update.

Monday morning commuters trapped in Madrid metro

Madrid - While the fact that it was Monday morning was quite bad enough, at 9:40 a.m. Madrid time, one of the subway trains on Madrid metro line 5 ground to a halt for over an hour-and-a-half, trapping the commuters inside, sometimes in the pitch dark.

High-speed train from Barcelona to Paris coming soon

Barcelona - Anyone wishing to travel between Barcelona in Spain and Paris, France will be pleased to hear that things will be getting quite a bit faster, as a new AVE high-speed train is about to launch.

NYC-bound train ends up in Philly, not New York after wrong turn

Philadelphia - After a wrong turn, an Amtrak train headed to New York City last Thursday ended up taking its passengers back to Philadelphia instead. The train went through a suburban area of Philly, the city it was supposed to be leaving.
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