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  1. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Overloading blamed as Hunan school minivan falls into pond killing 11, including 8 children

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:11am by Associated Press

    ... Overcrowding on buses is common on the mainland, where two years ago, 19 children died when a makeshift school bus for a kindergarten collided head-on with a truck. The bus had been converted from a nine-seat freight van, but was carrying 64 people at the time of the accident. The crash caused public uproar about school bus safety in rural China, where there is a shortage of education funds ...

  2. News - China Insider - Gaokao

    Teenage hero who fended off bus attacker given second chance to take college entrance exam

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30pm by Nectar Gan

    ... examination after he risked his life to save bus passengers has been granted a rare second chance, and more than ten mainland universities, including the prestigious Tsinghua University, have expressed their willingness to admit him to their schools.  According to local media reports, on May 31, 17-year-old Liu Yanbing was on a bus in the city of Yichun, Jiangxi Province when ...

  3. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Colombia charges driver in bus fire that killed 32 children

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Bogota Colombian authorities said on Monday night that aggravated manslaughter charges would be filed against a bus driver over the deaths of 32 children from a fire in the overcrowded vehicle bringing them home from Sunday school. Luz Estella Duran, mayor of the village of Fundacion where Sunday’s tragedy took place, said witness accounts suggested the driver might have ...

  4. News - World - COLOMBIA

    31 children burn to death after bus catches fire in Colombia

    Posted May 19th 2014, 12:36pm by Reuters

    ... The driver escaped unharmed and was being questioned by police, he said. The bus was owned by a private transport company and was used during the week to take children to and from school. President ... Reuters in Bogota Thirty-one children and one adult were killed in Colombia on Sunday when fuel exploded on a broken-down bus returning from a church event, an emergency response ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cross-border pupils face long commutes to distant schools

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to Kowloon Tong's Maryknoll Convent School. Cross-border school bus operator Wong Ching-hung said her buses ran from the border to remote areas, with prices ranging from HK$1,000 to HK$2,000 ... be going to primary schools in areas they had never heard of- the result of a government policy aimed at easing the pressure of cross-border pupils on the city's North District. The number ...

  6. News - China - UNITED STATES

    Bus carrying Chinese tourists flips in Wyoming national park, injuring 8

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Wyoming Bus carrying Chinese tourists flips; eight hurt US authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy road in Grand Teton ... available. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Authorities believe the bus went off the road slightly and the driver overcorrected, causing the bus to flip on its side and slide, Skaggs ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Cycling activist Martin Turner not guilty of assaulting bus driver

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Magistrate acquits activist Martin Turner over dispute with Citybus driver in Causeway Bay Cyclist cleared in bus-driver assault case A cycling activist accused of hitting a bus driver three times in an altercation over the man's driving was acquitted of assault yesterday. Eastern Court Deputy Magistrate Lee Siu-ho said prosecutors failed ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    French launch inquiry after Roma girl, 15, is taken off school bus and deported to Kosovo

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Probe as 15-year-old is sent back to Kosovo with family, causing row over treatment of migrants Roma girl 'taken off school bus and deported' A new row over France's treatment of Roma migrants erupted yesterday after it emerged that a 15-year-old girl had been taken off a school bus and deported to Kosovo the same day. The incident ...

  9. News - China - EMERGENCY

    At least 32 people hurt when bus catches on fire in Hangzhou

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com At least 32 hurt in Hangzhou bus fire At least 32 people were injured when a city bus caught fire in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, during ... the bus when it caught fire near the scenic West Lake at 5pm. According to Zjol.com.cn the news website of the provincial government, at least 24 people suffered severe injuries and were being ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Shortage of school bus services as costs rise, survey finds

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Fewer bus companies are willing to provide the service to schools as it's too expensive and tourist fares are more lucrative Shortage of school buses as costs rise S.K.H. St James' Primary School faced yet another uphill battle to secure a school bus service this year, and it was just one of many schools struggling to provide ...




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