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BRICS bank to invest in infrastructure projects in Brazil

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Investment worth $621 million will be provided by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) to Brazil, according to the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea). It said the bank has approved Brazilian projects on renewable energy, road building, railway construction, sanitation, telecommunications and an oil Refinery. NDB has also plans to launch its Americas Regional Office Read More

Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

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LONDON (Reuters) – Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change. Climate change activists demonstrate during the Extinction Rebellion protest, at Canary Wharf DLR station Read More

Climate change protesters climb on train at London’s Canary Wharf

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Climate change activists demonstrate during the Extinction Rebellion protest, at Canary Wharf DLR station in London, Britain April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Two climate change activists climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf’s Docklands Light Railway station in London as part of a third day of action to pressure Read More

Australia’s flood-damaged Mt Isa zinc railway to reopen April 29

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A railway that carries zinc from major producers such as Glencore across Australia’s Outback is expected to reopen this month, Queensland’s transport minister said on Tuesday. “Every resource has been made available to accelerate recovery works,” Mark Bailey said in a statement. “Queensland Rail expects to reopen the full length of the Read More

Teen boys save woman who was about to jump off railway bridge

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A woman who was about to kill herself by jumping off a railway bridge has been saved by a group of boys. Teenagers from a volleyball team in California were out jogging when they came across the woman in distress, who was reportedly about to fall almost 30m (100ft) to the tracks below. The Kepler Read More

Shocking footage captures deadly collision between ambulance and train

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Two people were killed and one was injured when a train collided with an ambulance at a guarded railway crossing in Puszczykowo, Poland this week. The horrific and tragic incident was captured on CCTV. A doctor and a paramedic from the Provincial Emergency Service Station in Poznań were killed by a InterCity train from Gdynia Read More

Major migrant protest grinds Athens’ main train station to a standstill (VIDEOS, PHOTO)

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Athens’ Larisis Station has been brought to a standstill with all services in and out suspended due to a sit-down protest by a group of migrants seeking passage to the Greek border. Railway services operator TrainOSE has also temporarily halted the issuing of tickets while Friday’s protest is ongoing. A police riot squad has been Read More

On track: Russia & China start laying railway across Amur River bridge

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Construction companies have started laying rails on a cross-border bridge between Russia and China, Heilongjiang Daily newspaper reports. It will be operational this year and is expected to take bilateral trade to new highs. The railroad bridge will be part of the long-awaited infrastructure which is aimed at connecting Russia’s Far East with China’s northernmost Read More

US man faces up to 10 years in prison for stealing rail tracks from Auschwitz death camp

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The infamous Auschwitz death camp, which has long since become a magnet for souvenir hunters, saw another attack on its relics – this time perpetrated by an American citizen, who attempted to steal a piece of railway tracks. The 37-year-old American tourist who was on a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was caught red-handed Read More

China’s new Silk Road to link Africa's huge market to the rest of the world – official

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Bejing’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will complement the growth of Africa’s continental free trade, according to Aboubaker Omar Hadi, chairman of Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority. “I am expecting more movements of goods, infrastructure development from the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation slated for April in Beijing, as well Read More