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All abroad: Kim dynasty's travels on armour-plated trains

All abroad: Kim dynasty's travels on armour-plated trainsThe North Korean train that arrived in Beijing this week looked remarkably similar to one used by the North’s late leader Kim Jong Il, its olive-green exterior and yellow stripe prompting intense speculation his son and successor Kim Jong Un was on board. According to the official North Korean account, he was on a train for a “field guidance” visit in 2011 when he died of a heart attack. For security reasons, three identical trains were deployed for every overseas trip by Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, the current leader’s grandfather, news reports in Seoul said.



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Nor'easter Grounds Flights, Halts Trains Along East Coast

Nor'easter Grounds Flights, Halts Trains Along East CoastAirlines canceled thousands of flights, mostly in the Northeast, and Amtrak suspended service along the Northeast Corridor, from Washington to Boston.



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Horror as Norway freight trains mow down over 100 reindeer

Horror as Norway freight trains mow down over 100 reindeerMore than 100 reindeer have been mowed down by freight trains in northern Norway in recent days in what has been called a “bloodbath” during their winter migration, said the nation’s public broadcaster. “I’m so angry that I’m dizzy,” owner of the 65 dead reindeer, Ole Henrik Kappfjell, told NRK. “The worst thing was the animals that were not killed in the accident, they were lying there, suffering, it was a bloodbath over several kilometres,” he added.



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Men charged for 'Isis-inspired plot' targeting New York concerts, landmarks and crowded trains

Men charged for 'Isis-inspired plot' targeting New York concerts, landmarks and crowded trainsThree men have been charged with plotting Isis-inspired attacks on concerts, landmarks, and the subway system in New York City. All three men have been arrested and one has plead guilty, according to the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, whose office announced the charges on Friday. The men planned to detonate bombs in Times Square, a popular tourist destination, and on the subway, according to the DA.



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India detains hundreds, cancels more than 300 trains after deadly 'godman' protests

India detains hundreds, cancels more than 300 trains after deadly 'godman' protestsBy Cathal McNaughton PANCHKULA, India (Reuters) – Indian authorities have arrested hundreds of people and canceled more than 300 trains passing through two northern states after at least 29 people were killed in violent protests following the conviction of a self-styled ‘godman’. Security forces were on “standby” outside the spiritual leader’s headquarters where some 10,000 followers remained holed up, the Director General of Police in Haryana state, Baljit Singh Sandhu, told India Today news station. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of a social welfare and spiritual group with a wide following in Punjab and Haryana states, was found guilty on Friday of raping two followers in a case dating back to 2002 at the headquarters of his Dera Sacha Sauda group in the northern town of Sirsa.



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India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels

India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panelsIndia has added solar panels to the roof of a train in a national first as it tries to reduce its massive carbon footprint and modernise its vast colonial-era rail network. The lighting, fans and information displays inside the train — once powered by diesel — will run off the sun’s energy after the panels were fitted to the carriage. The train has begun journeys around the capital New Delhi, helping move just some of the 23 million passengers who use India’s rail network every day.



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The Latest: Trains, buses to halt in honor of men killed

The Latest: Trains, buses to halt in honor of men killedPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing attack on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train (all times local):



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The trains and sea ports of China's new Silk Road

The trains and sea ports of China's new Silk RoadChina’s Silk Road summit on Sunday will highlight the country’s plans to revive ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa with a massive network of rail and maritime links. The One Belt, One Road Initiative was unveiled by President Xi Jinping in 2013. Beijing’s grand vision includes the “Silk Road Economic Belt,” which extends from China to central Asia through Europe, linking northern Xi’an city with Dushanbe in Tajikistan, Moscow, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Venice in Italy.



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US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyersTOKYO (AP) — An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea.



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