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South Africa School Bus Crash Kills 15

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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South African police say at least 14 children were killed when their school bus veered off the road and plunged into a lake near the southern city of Knysna on Wednesday. Police say the bus driver was also killed in the accident. At least 40 other passengers were rescued and were treated for injuries. Officials […]

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Philippines President Refuses to Apologize for Bus Tragedy

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino says no apology will be offered over last year’s hostage standoff and botched police rescue that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead. Speaking to reporters Tuesday on the anniversary of the tragedy, Mr. Aquino said the nation “really wished it did not happen.” But he said the government was not responsible, […]

Hong Kong Hostage Survivor Demands Apology from Philippines

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A survivor of last year’s bus hostage tragedy in the Philippines says victims are still waiting for an apology and compensation from Manila. Lee Ying Chuen is the mother of a Hong Kong tour guide who was killed in the incident, which left eight Hong Kong tourists and their attacker dead after a botched rescue […]

Obama Travels in New, Million-Dollar Bus

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is touring the Midwest in a new vehicle — a long, sleek, armored bus worth a million dollars. The vehicle is one of two such buses purchased by the Secret Service earlier this year and altered to accommodate presidential travel. A Secret Service spokesman, Ed Donovan, says the buses will also […]

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20 Pilgrims Die in Pakistan Bus Accident

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say at least 20 people were killed and 20 more injured Sunday when a passenger bus veered off the road and fell into a ravine in the country’s southwest. The officials said the bus was carrying pilgrims from the Shah Noorani shrine in Baluchistan province to Sindh province when the driver lost control […]

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Brazilian Bus Standoff Ends

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Brazilian police say they negotiated an end Tuesday to a hostage situation with armed men onboard a bus in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Authorities say at least three hostages received gunshot wounds. There were no reported fatalities. Rio police could not confirm the number of gunmen involved in the standoff. A police officer said the […]

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30 Killed in Ivory Coast Bus Crash

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A bus crash in the economic capital of Ivory Coast Friday killed some 30 people. Reports on the crash say the overcrowded bus was crossing a bridge over the Ebrie lagoon in Abidjan, when it veered off the bridge into the water. Rescuers have pulled some bodies and survivors from the wreckage. Authorities have not […]

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8 Killed in Ivory Coast Bus Crash

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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A bus crash in the Ivory Coast Friday killed at least eight people. Reuters news agency says the bus struck two cars on a bridge before veering off into a lagoon in Abidjan, the capital. Rescuers have pulled some bodies and survivors from the wreckage. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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13 Killed In New Zimbabwe Bus Crash

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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At least 13 people have died in the second major bus crash in Zimbabwe this week. The accident happened Tuesday about 200 kilometers east of the capital, Harare. Police say a tire burst on a passenger bus, causing the bus to veer off the road and roll over twice. Nine people were killed on the […]

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Nigerian Robbery Victims Struck by Speeding Bus, 13 Dead

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police say at least 13 people were struck and killed by a speeding vehicle after they were forced to lie in the middle of the road during a robbery. Police say robbers intercepted a bus Tuesday on a main road near the capital, Abuja. The thieves then ordered the passengers out of the bus, […]

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