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Workers Clear Last Train From Deadly Crash Site in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Cabin exposed, with half of its walls and roof gone, workers pulled out the last remaining train car in Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades. The crash site on the island’s east coast was cleared, …

Taiwan Rescuers Work to Bring Out Last Body From Wrecked Train

TAIPEI — Taiwanese rescuers were trying on Monday to retrieve the last body of a passenger from wreckage of a deadly train crash last week, as the government said five of the eight carriages had now been removed. Fifty people …

Truck Owner Apologizes After Taiwan Railway Crash Kills 48

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police on Sunday. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake …

Himalayan Glacier Disaster Highlights Climate Change Risks

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Ravi Chopra saw the devastating deluge of water and debris crash downstream from a Himalayan glacier on Sunday, his first thought was that this was exactly the scenario that his team had warned the Indian …

Opposition Team Criticizes Enbridge Plans for Oil Tunnel

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Enbridge’s plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents …

Berlin Police Say Robber Used Fake Dutch ID Card

Berlin police say a man suspected of brazenly tunneling into a city bank’s safety deposit room used a fake Netherlands identity card to rent an underground parking spot nearby. Authorities released a photo Tuesday of the man, appearing to be …

Trains Collide in Venezuela, Toll Unclear

Venezuela’s transportation minister says two trains have collided outside Caracas and that officials are headed to the site. Transportation Minister Francisco Garces confirmed the collision on state television Thursday, saying the two trains collided in a tunnel in Los Valles …

1 Missing After Collapse at North Idaho Silver Mine

A rescue team worked to find a missing miner at a northern Idaho silver mine Saturday by clearing debris from a collapsed tunnel more than a mile underground, officials said. Hecla Mining Co. President Phil Baker said the collapse at …