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Japan approves plans for world's fastest train line
The Japanese government has approved plans for a train that will carry passengers from Tokyo to Nogoya at a speed of 310 miles per hour (500 kph). The train, which will be the fastest in the world, will use magnetic levitation technology.

17.10.2014 19:31

Obama appoints Ebola 'czar' charged with coordinating fight against epidemic
US President Barack Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as the Ebola "czar" charged with coordinating government efforts in fight against the spread of the virus in the United States, CNN reports.

17.10.2014 14:13

Ebola epidemic might trigger major food crisis - UN
The United Nations and non-governmental organizations believe an Ebola crisis that continues to strengthen in the coming months will cause food shortages that could devastate regions in West Africa hit hardest by the virus.

16.10.2014 14:07

Disgruntled employee steals locomotive to ‘play chicken’ with supervisor, crashes into another train
In a case of train robbing that was more Marty McFly than Jesse James, a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from the Wyoming mine where he worked, taking it on a 13-mile joyride before crashing it into a second train.

14.10.2014 00:53

US steps up Ebola screening at New York’s JFK airport
US has enhanced special screenings for the deadly Ebola virus at the New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Squads armed with thermal guns and carrying questionnaires will test everyone arriving from the worst affected countries in West Africa.

11.10.2014 07:31

Paltrow hosting Obama fundraiser: ‘You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly’
Movie star Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a fundraiser for President Barack Obama at her Los Angeles home Thursday that raised some eyebrows, created some controversy and led to some major traffic snarls.

10.10.2014 19:29

‘Personal roller coaster’: Tesla Motors unveils electric Model S that drives itself
Elon Musk unveiled the new zero-emission Tesla Model S sedan that can drive on “autopilot”. The car has a dual motor, the option of smart technology that guides through inclement weather and prevent accidents.

10.10.2014 06:06

London’s new ‘driverless’ Tube trains slammed by unions
Next generation London Underground trains will be “driverless” Mayor Boris Johnson and rail bosses have announced. Unions called the move “lethal and cash driven nonsense” that will cost jobs.

09.10.2014 15:00

Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa
​Airplane cabin cleaning crews at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, citing, in part, possible exposure to the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, a poll found most Americans want flights banned from Ebola-ravaged areas.

09.10.2014 14:54

Nurse with suspected Ebola isolated in Australia after return from Sierra Leone
A 57-year-old nurse has been isolated in Cairns, Australia, with suspected Ebola following her return from Sierra Leone, one of the centers of the epidemic. Health officials have confirmed the information.

09.10.2014 05:13

​Passenger kicked off flight after live-tweeting pilot’s sobriety test
A passenger at Philadelphia International Airport claims she was kicked off a JetBlue flight after she shared the details of her trip’s three-hour delay on Twitter, which involved a sobriety test for the pilot.

09.10.2014 01:07

Unbelievably no casualties after locomotive slams into truck at full speed (VIDEO)
​A locomotive crashed into a truck stopped at a train-track crossing in the Louisiana town of Mer Rouge on Sunday. Stunning footage of the crash shows the collision, which injured the conductor and engineer of the train.

08.10.2014 16:38

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