Every week, firefighters from all over the world train for fire emergencies in a Berlin subway tunnel. While participants practice rescuing passengers, normal train service continues unaffected.
Trains have begun passing through the WTC Cortlandt station for the first time since the September 11 attacks. It's an important milestone for the city, but also highlights infrastructure "dysfunction."
Both police and the city subway rail operator have said it's too early to speculate on the collision's cause. The crash injured 23, two of them seriously. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital
Two homeless men in Berlin suffered serious injuries after an unknown perpetrator doused them in a liquid and set them on fire. Witnesses reportedly put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher from a nearby snack shop.
An earthquake has paralyzed Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, killing eight residents. Power is cut to 3 million households. Trains and mobile phone networks are idle. The jolt follows a typhoon over western Japan.
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