Deutsche Bahn has been unable to fill vacant job for train drivers. About 800 are needed. Once only trained electricians could drive trains. Now apprentices only need a high school education.
At least 18 people were killed and scores injured after a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan. The accident took place on a coastal railway line popular among tourists.
A speeding train has run over a crowd of revelers celebrating the Hindu Dussehra festival in the Indian state of Punjab. Some 60 people died in the accident, making it India's worst train disaster this year.
The Star Wars films have a cult following all over the world. But the force seems to be especially strong in Russia. In Moscow, Jedi hopefuls are honing their skills at the world's first lightsaber fighting school.
Police have rescued a hostage taken in a pharmacy at Cologne's central station. The perpetrator is in intensive care after being shot during the operation. Officials said they could not rule out terrorism as a motive.
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