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Train derailment in east Iran kills at least 17, injures 50

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A passenger train partially derailed in eastern Iran early Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 50 more, including some critically, authorities said. ...

High-speed train derailment in China kills 1, injures 8

BEIJING (AP) — The driver of a high-speed train in southern China was killed and eight people were injured when two cars derailed early Saturday after hitting a mudslide, state broadcaster CCTV ...

Congo freight train derailment kills 75 in south

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 75 people have died after a train derailed in Congo’s southern Lualaba province in Kinteta village. The toll from the freight trai...

Beta, New Taipei's 'ace' rescue dog, finds new home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beta, the "ace" search-and-rescue dog from New Taipei, has found a new home after a long, outstanding career that included missions following some of Taiwan&rsqu...

Georgia couple's family sues over fatal Amtrak derailment

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The family of a Georgia couple who were on a trip celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary when they died in an Amtrak train derailment in Montana has filed a wrongful death law...

Engineer pleads guilty to terrorism for LA train derailment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An train engineer who intentionally derailed a locomotive near a U.S. Navy hospital ship that was deployed in Los Angeles harbor to help during the COVID-19 pandemic pleaded guilty ...

Taiwan court rejects train crash compensation case against Japan’s Sumitomo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Thursday (Dec. 9) ruled against a NT$612.11 million (US$22.09 million) compensation claim by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) against ...

‘Beta’ the best rescue dog from New Taipei needs new home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A search and rescue dog from New Taipei is looking for a new home after a stellar career involving some of Taiwan’s worst disasters. Beta, an eight-year-old Belgi...

Regulators seek to suspend Trump rule on railway natural gas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed suspending a Trump administration rule that would have allowed railroads to haul liquefied natural gas while they take a closer look at the potentia...

Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A preliminary report on an Amtrak train derailment in Montana last month that killed three people and injured dozens more offered no clues about what triggered the accident, but s...

Taiwan volunteer embalmer detained on murder charge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head coordinator of a team of renowned volunteer embalmers that is helping victims of Kaohsiung's Cheng Chung Cheng building fire, has been detained following accu...

'I saw death and destruction': Passenger recalls train crash

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man said he survived a recent train derailment in Montana by holding onto a grab bar in the bathroom of a passenger car that ended up on its side and separated from the ...

Couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in train derailment

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Don Varnadoe spent months watching videos about train trips on his office computer in preparation for a special cross-country vacation to celebrate his and Margie Varnadoe's 50th ...

Investigators seek cause of deadly Montana train derailment

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people a...

At least 3 dead in Amtrak train derailment in Montana

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, toppling several cars onto their...