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March 1, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
SHANGHAI -- At least 27 people died and more than 100 were injured Saturday when a group of knife-wielding assailants attacked a railway station in southern China, state-run media reported. Gruesome photos of the scene in Kunming from a local TV news broadcast showed several people, their clothing soaked in blood, lying on a tile floor inside the station, and more people on the ground outside. State-run CCTV news said authorities had killed the attackers. There was no immediate word on the identity of the assailants or their motives.
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April 19, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, gathering details from victims in their hospital beds. President Xi Jinping urged all-out efforts to investigate the slaughter. The incident was quickly dubbed "China's 9/11. " But by nightfall Monday, the state-run New China News Agency signaled that it was time to move on. "Kunming railway station serious violent terror case is successfully solved," its headline said.
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April 19, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, gathering details from victims in their hospital beds. President Xi Jinping urged all-out efforts to investigate the slaughter. The incident was quickly dubbed "China's 9/11. " But by nightfall Monday, the state-run New China News Agency signaled that it was time to move on. "Kunming railway station serious violent terror case is successfully solved," its headline said.
WORLD
March 1, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
SHANGHAI -- At least 27 people died and more than 100 were injured Saturday when a group of knife-wielding assailants attacked a railway station in southern China, state-run media reported. Gruesome photos of the scene in Kunming from a local TV news broadcast showed several people, their clothing soaked in blood, lying on a tile floor inside the station, and more people on the ground outside. State-run CCTV news said authorities had killed the attackers. There was no immediate word on the identity of the assailants or their motives.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2003 | Paul Majendie, Reuters
The railway station immortalized in the British film classic "Brief Encounter" has been restored to its former glory, and the tearoom waitress returned on Friday to relive the poignant tale of frustrated love. As a teenage actress, Margaret Barton served tea to Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in Carnforth Station as the repressed middle-class couple talked in clipped accents of a love that was not to be. "It is known all over the world.
NEWS
June 6, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Three freight cars packed with explosives blew up at a railroad station 65 miles south of the industrial city of Gorky, killing at least 68 people and injuring 230 others, the Soviet government reported Sunday. The explosion, which occurred Saturday morning at Arzamas, 250 miles east of Moscow, hurled the freight train, including the locomotive, high into the air. It gouged a crater 80 feet deep and 165 feet in diameter and destroyed or damaged more than 400 buildings.
TRAVEL
September 7, 2008
This is a wonderful, moderately priced, mid-size hotel at the center of everything in Bath, England. The staff is friendly and helpful. Recently remodeled, it has a lovely bar and a dining room with exquisitely prepared food. Opposite the main railway station, it is super convenient if visiting England without a car. The Royal Hotel, Manvers Street, Bath, England; 011-44-1225-463-134, www.royalhotelbath.co.uk. Doubles from $90. Colette Huby Los Angeles
NEWS
June 30, 1985 | JAMES MILES, United Press International
After a 10-year wait at the New Delhi railway station, the Princess of Oudh finally has her "palace." Her long battle with the Indian government has won Begum Wilayat Mahal, heir to the last ruler of Oudh, a royal abode--a crumbling, bat-infested ruin that now bears the sign "The Raj House of Oudh."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1992 | RAY LOYND
Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, in what should be an anticipated reunion in a rare television outing, are essentially victims of choppy, fuzzy movie-making in "The Railway Station Man" (premiering on TNT Sunday at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.). Of course, it's great to see Sutherland and Christie together again for the first time since their notorious love scene 20 years ago in Nicolas Roeg's "Don't Look Now."
NEWS
June 27, 1988
Club-wielding police brutally dispersed thousands of Crimean Tatars who had gathered in Tashkent, the capital of the Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, to protest the Kremlin's recent refusal to give them back their ancestral homeland on the Black Sea, one of the demonstrators said. Server Tuvarchy said he was among about 5,000 Tatars who took part in the protest before police moved in.
WORLD
March 1, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
SHANGHAI - At least 28 people died and more than 113 were injured Saturday when a group of assailants wielding large knives stormed into a railway station in southern China and apparently attacked people at random, state-run media reported. President Xi Jinping vowed swift action to punish those responsible for the bloody attack and "suppress terrorists' rampant momentum," the official New China News Agency reported. The agency said separatists from the far western region of Xinjiang were behind the highly unusual and terrifying attack in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.
WORLD
January 15, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali
NEW DELHI -- A 51-year-old Danish tourist who was lost and asking for directions was gang-raped and beaten up at knifepoint near the main railway station in the bustling heart of India's capital, police said Wednesday. It was the latest such incident to be reported in India, where a series of high-profile sexual assaults against Indian women and foreigners alike over the last year have scarred the country's reputation as a tourist destination and confounded authorities' efforts to stop the crimes.
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December 30, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details
MOSCOW - At least 14 people were killed and 28 injured Monday in the second suspected suicide bombing in the southern Russian city of Volgograd in as many days, heightening concern about security at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Ten passengers were killed instantly when a bomb exploded Monday morning on a crowded trolley bus, and four more died on the way to and in hospitals, officials said. Russian law enforcement agencies said the explosion was a terrorist attack and that they suspected a connection with a suicide bombing less than 19 hours earlier at Volgograd's main railway station.
WORLD
December 29, 2013 | By Sergei Loiko
MOSCOW - At least 14 people were killed and 43 injured in a suicide bombing Sunday afternoon at the railway station in Volgograd, an industrial city in southern Russia, officials said. Shortly after 1 p.m. local time, a woman approached a metal detector frame at the railway station's entrance, where she stopped and detonated the explosives after a police officer started walking toward her, authorities said. "When the suicide bomber saw the metal detector frame and saw the policemen on duty as she entered the railway station, she got nervous and her behavior seemed suspicious to the policemen," Interior Ministry spokesman Andrei Pilipchuk told Rossiya-24, a news television network.
OPINION
December 2, 2008
Re "Terrorism in India has many faces," Opinion, Nov. 30 The problem with Martha Nussbaum's article is that it seems to distract attention from the horrendous events in Mumbai. It also fails to emphasize the differences between Hindu and Muslim terrorism. Stories of Hindu mobs massacring Christians and Muslims may well be true, but Hindu militants are not nearly organized or prevalent enough to threaten most of the civilized world. I don't see any evidence of a Hindu jihad that spreads an ideology of hate, under which it is OK to spray machine-gun fire into a railway station or a restaurant, or fly planes full of innocents into buildings full of innocents.
TRAVEL
September 7, 2008
This is a wonderful, moderately priced, mid-size hotel at the center of everything in Bath, England. The staff is friendly and helpful. Recently remodeled, it has a lovely bar and a dining room with exquisitely prepared food. Opposite the main railway station, it is super convenient if visiting England without a car. The Royal Hotel, Manvers Street, Bath, England; 011-44-1225-463-134, www.royalhotelbath.co.uk. Doubles from $90. Colette Huby Los Angeles
WORLD
June 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Two bombs exploded at a railway station east of Algiers, killing 12 people, including a French engineer, said diplomats and security sources. It was the first time since the 1990s that a French citizen was killed in political violence in Algeria. The bombs went off at close intervals in the town of Beni Amrane, about 30 miles from the capital. Eight of the dead were soldiers and two were firemen, said a security source, who spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
WORLD
December 29, 2013 | By Sergei Loiko
MOSCOW - At least 14 people were killed and 43 injured in a suicide bombing Sunday afternoon at the railway station in Volgograd, an industrial city in southern Russia, officials said. Shortly after 1 p.m. local time, a woman approached a metal detector frame at the railway station's entrance, where she stopped and detonated the explosives after a police officer started walking toward her, authorities said. "When the suicide bomber saw the metal detector frame and saw the policemen on duty as she entered the railway station, she got nervous and her behavior seemed suspicious to the policemen," Interior Ministry spokesman Andrei Pilipchuk told Rossiya-24, a news television network.
WORLD
June 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Two bombs exploded at a railway station east of Algiers, killing 12 people, including a French engineer, said diplomats and security sources. It was the first time since the 1990s that a French citizen was killed in political violence in Algeria. The bombs went off at close intervals in the town of Beni Amrane, about 30 miles from the capital. Eight of the dead were soldiers and two were firemen, said a security source, who spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
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