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Death Toll Triples to More Than 300 in Recent China Flooding

BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said Monday, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan provincial government said 302 people died and 50 remain missing. The vast majority of the …

NYT Points to Foreign Minister and Carlos Slim for Collapse of Mexico City Metro

The collapse last month of a section of a Mexico City metro line that killed 26 people was likely due to poor construction by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso while foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard was mayor, according to a …

Mexico City Subway Trains Collide, Killing 1, Injuring 41

MEXICO CITY — A two-train subway collision in Mexico City killed a male passenger, injured 41 people and disrupted service Wednesday on the bustling metro system serving this megalopolis of over 20 million people. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said via Twitter …

Signal Maker: Not to Blame for Shanghai Rail Crash

The China-based maker of signaling systems for the Shanghai subway line where two trains crashed this week, injuring 284 people, said Thursday that its equipment was not at fault. “Our signal system has nothing to do with this incident,” Casco …

Shanghai Subway Crash Revives Safety Concerns

A crash on one of Shanghai’s newest subway lines, the latest stumble in China’s rush to roll out modern services, is focusing attention on the use of high-tech signal systems that at times are anything but fail-safe. The collision Tuesday, …