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Dozens of casualties in Jerusalem explosion: police

DEVELOPING… JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An explosion on or near a bus in Jerusalem on Wednesday caused dozens of casualties, police said. Scores of ambulances converged on the area, near the central bus station and a city conference hall in a Jewish neighborhood of downtown Jerusalem. (Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing…

NY Chinatown bus in another deadly crash

NEW YORK – Two people died and dozens were injured in the second fatal accident of a bus from New York’s Chinatown in a matter of days, police said Tuesday. The bus running from Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood to Philadelphia sped off the tarmac and along the grass divider on the…

Fifteenth passenger dies after horrific NY bus crash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fifteenth passenger died on Monday from injuries suffered in a weekend bus crash on a New York highway, authorities said. None of the 32 people on board escaped death or injury in the crash of the bus about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday as it was…

14 killed in NYC tour bus crash

NEW YORK (AFP) – A tour bus flipped over on a highway in New York city early Saturday, killing 14 people and leaving a least six others in critical conditions, authorities said. “The accident was horrific. Fourteen people are dead and others are badly hurt,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The…

Germany probes ‘terror’ attack at airport

BERLIN – German authorities said Thursday they suspected a Kosovan man arrested over the fatal shooting of two US airmen was an Islamic extremist, but played down fears he was part of a cell. “In view of the circumstances, there is a suspicion that this was an act with Islamist…

Obama ‘saddened,’ ‘outraged’ by Germany attack

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was “saddened” and “outraged” by a gunman’s attack on a bus at Frankfurt airport which killed two US airmen and injured two others. Obama, in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, said that the US government would “spare no…

Man opens fire on bus of US soldiers at Frankfurt Airport

DEVELOPING… A bus transporting US soldiers to Frankfurt Airport was attacked Wednesday by a gunman who shot and killed at least two, according to published reports. A US soldier and the bus driver were among the dead, they added, and another two were serious injured. The shooting took place near…

Eight Americans killed in Egypt bus crash

CAIRO — Eight American tourists were killed and 21 injured on Sunday when their bus collided with a truck near the southern Egyptian city of Aswan, police and the official MENA news agency said. The bus, which was carrying 37 tourists from the United States, was headed to the ancient…

Anti-Israel ads fuel controversy in Seattle

SEATTLE, Washington – Seattle peace activists are planning to post anti-Israel ads on the sides of local commuter buses protesting US support for the Jewish state, prompting outcry from Jewish groups. The banners show Palestinian children standing around a demolished building, with the caption “Israeli war crimes: your tax dollars…

Mud buries Guatemala bus, 2nd slide kills rescuers

Twin mudslides along highway bury bus, then would-be rescuers; at least 38 dead in Guatemala. When news came over the radio that a landslide had buried two pickup trucks and a bus along a major highway, Suagustino Pascual Tuy and others rushed to the rescue, picks and shovels in hand.…

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