When France temporarily blocked trains from Italy headed to French coastal destinations over the weekend, the move marked a dramatic escalation in the two countries’ spat over how to handle migrants fleeing unrest in North Africa and raised legal questions about fundamental travel accords long embraced many European Union member states.
Death on the job was a routine hazard for American workers a century ago. About 100 workers, on average, died every day as mines collapsed, ships sank, trains crashed and factories burned
Between 15 and 20 people died when two trains collided outside of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday night, and officials expect the death toll to rise, the country’s Health Ministry said.
At least nine people died and 15 were injured as two major passengers trains collided in northern India on Wednesday, a railway official said.
Typhoon Melor roared into central Japan on Thursday, leaving two people dead and lashing the region with heavy rain and gusty winds. The storm stayed west of Tokyo, but still caused enough trouble to shut down trains for a time and snarl commuter traffic.
People who were aboard the Washington subway trains that wrecked Monday described scenes of severely injured victims and of passengers trying to help one another.
A rush-hour collision Monday between two Metro trains north of downtown Washington, D.C., killed at least three people, CNN confirmed. The crash occurred just before 5 p.m.
No one’s enthusiastic about torture, but Dick Cheney is back in the news, talking-up some pretty tough stuff.