Gerd Müller is a German firefighter at the US army air-base Spangdahlem in Rheinland-Pfalz. When he's not working, he spends his time running drills in full uniform in order to get in shape for the international Firefighter Challenges.
Rail and air traffic in Germany have slowly resumed after a winter storm with hurricane-force winds slammed into western Europe. Several people were killed by falling trees and dangerous road conditions due to the storm.
Nearly 50 people have been injured after a passenger train collided with a freight train in Meerbusch on the outskirts of the city of Düsseldorf. Rescue efforts were slowed by damaged power lines.
A Canadian jury has found three former railway workers not guilty of criminal negligence in a 2013 train derailment that killed 47 people in the province of Quebec. It was one of the nation's worst train disasters.
Tourists in the Swiss resort town of Zermatt under the Matterhorn mountain peak have been stranded for the second time in a month. Officials expected more snow overnight.
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