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Tokyo fire stops bullet trains, strands holidaymakers
Tokyo fire stops bullet trains, strands holidaymakers

A fire near a central Tokyo station threw parts of Japan's bullet train system into chaos on Friday, as tens of thousands of passengers tried to return home from New Year holidays.

Tokyo fire stops bullet trains, strands holidaymakers
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Philippines allows phone use on planes

The Philippines' civil aviation authority said Tuesday it would allow passengers to use mobile phones and laptops to make calls and access the Internet during flights.

Philippines allows phone use on planes
©Reuters/Munish Sharma
23 killed in fire on train in southern India: TV

A fire on an overnight train killed at least 23 people Saturday in southern India as it ripped through a carriage packed with sleeping passengers, local television networks reported.

23 killed in fire on train in southern India: TV
©Reuters/Paul Hackett
BA airplane wing strikes Johannesburg airport building

A British Airways airplane carrying 202 people struck an office building at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport with its wing while taxiing for take-off Sunday, injuring four.

BA airplane wing strikes Johannesburg airport building
Approximately 100 Haitians sit on the hull of a sail freighter after it grounded and capsized 15 nautical miles southwest of Staniel Cay, Bahamas.©Reuters/U.S. Coast Guard photo
Thirty Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas: US

About 30 Haitian migrants died after an overloaded freighter capsized in the Bahamas and 110 others were rescued in rough seas, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Thirty Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas: US
The crash site. Photo courtesy of Russia 24 Channel
Passenger jet crashes in Russia, killing 50

A Boeing 737 operated by a Russian airline crashed on Sunday while attempting to land in the city of Kazan, killing all 50 on board.

Passenger jet crashes in Russia, killing 50
Two hundred missing in Philippine ferry disaster
Two hundred missing in Philippine ferry disaster

Philippine rescuers searched Saturday for more than 200 people missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship in thick darkness and sank almost instantly

Two hundred missing in Philippine ferry disaster
Asiana passengers file lawsuit against Boeing
Asiana passengers file lawsuit against Boeing

A group of 83 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight which crash-landed in San Francisco has filed a lawsuit seeking millions from the aircraft's manufacturer Boeing.

Asiana passengers file lawsuit against Boeing
Singapore airport handles record 51 mn passengers
Singapore airport handles record 51 mn passengers

Singapore's Changi Airport said Thursday it had enjoyed its busiest year in 2012, handling a record 51.2 million passengers, underscoring its position as a regional aviation hub.

Singapore airport handles record 51 mn passengers
An-24 plane. ©RIA Novosti
An-24 and Yak-40 planes will be banned in Kazakhstan starting from November

Chairman of Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Commission gave statistics of passenger air traffic in Kazakhstan.

An-24 and Yak-40 planes will be banned in Kazakhstan starting from November
Saparzhai bus station in Astana. Photo courtesy of mtc.gov.kz
Bus stations to change locations in Kazakhstan

The routes and locations of bus stations will be reviewed in line with the general plans of the cities of Kazakhstan.

Bus stations to change locations in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of press-service of Air Astana
Runways expose passengers to danger in some Kazakhstan cities

The aircrafts land on worndown runways exposing passengers to danger in Kostanay, Petropavlovsk, Semey, Taldykorgan and Taraz: MP.

Runways expose passengers to danger in some Kazakhstan cities
Vesti.kz stock photo
Almaty private bus companies are afraid of satellite monitoring

Transport and Communications Institute plans to introduce a satellite monitoring system to check bus routes timekeeping.

Almaty private bus companies are afraid of satellite monitoring