Passengers tell of chaos as 60 hurt in Connecticut commuter train colliision

Emergency crews at the scene of the evening rush-hour collision in Bridgeport. Photo: AP/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the Metro-North service, said a train bound from New York to New Haven derailed about 6.10pm local time near a highway overpass in Bridgeport.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 7:09am

On the road again

Von Krieger's rare Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster which goes under the hammer later this month and is expectedto fetch a record price.

This month sees the auction of a Mercedes with a history spanning eight decades that includesa baroness, a lavish jet-set lifestyle and some ancient cigarettes. Stephen Heyman tracks the intriguing story of this exceptionally rare car.

1 Sep 2012 - 1:16am


New Releases

Le Havre (I) (French)

See review on this page.

Fairy Tale Killer (IIB) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

Dark Shadows (IIB)

10 May 2012 - 12:00am


New Releases

My Week with Marilyn (IIB)

See review on this page.

La Delicatesse (IIA) (French)

See review on this page.

Beauty and the Beast 3-D (I)

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


New Releases

Johnny English Reborn (IIA)

See review on this page.

The Sorcerer and the White Snake (IIA) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

1911 (IIA) (Putonghua)

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


New Releases

There Will Be Blood

see review this page

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

See review this page

Jumper (IIB)

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

New Releases

The Brave One (IIB)

Jodie Foster plays a New York radio host hunting for suspects of her fiance's brutal murder. CT

Underdog (I)

A lab accident gives a beagle (voiced by Jason Lee) superpowers and turns him into a crime fighter. Not reviewed.

Udon (I) (Japanese)

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


New Releases

Charlotte's Web (I) (English and Cantonese version)

Adapted from the popular book by E.B. White, the film stars Dakota Fanning as a farmer's daughter whose pet pig is bound for the butcher's shop. A computer-animated pregnant spider Charlotte (voiced by Julia Roberts) comes to the rescue. LKW

Music and Lyrics (IIA)

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am



New Releases

Midnight Sun (Japanese) (I)

A Japanese tearjerker about the romance between a young girl who suffers from a fatal illness that makes her allergic to the Sun and a young man who loves surfing. Yui, Takashi Tsukamoto and Goro Kishitani star. Norihiro Koizumi directs. LKW

Getting Home (IIA) (Putonghua)

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am



New Releases

Lady in the Water (IIA): M. Night Shyamalan, director of The Sixth Sense, returns with a mystical fantasy that stars Paul Giamatti as the manager of an apartment block who falls in love with a mysterious woman - actually a character from a bedtime story - after rescuing her from the building's swimming pool.


17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Happy couple in a spin

The World Carnival is just the place for stuffed animals, sugary confection and stomach-churning rides. And it's also Romance Central.

5 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Rojam in roller-coaster debut

Shares of music production house Rojam Entertainment went on a roller-coaster ride when it debuted on Hong Kong's Growth Enterprise Market yesterday. The counter rocketed 51 HK cents from the HK$1 issue price at the start of trading but profit-taking saw it fall back later in the day to close at 97 HK cents.

1 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

A young boy's tale of pain and helplessness

Dane and I went out almost every day during the hot and sticky summer in Connecticut.

I felt as if I had known him my whole life, even though I had only just met him. I thought he was any normal kid, whom he was, leading a perfectly normal life, which he wasn't.

11 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Sohmen wins top award

The chairman of the World-Wide Shipping group, Helmut Sohmen, has received the Commodore 1996 award from the United States Connecticut Maritime Association.

This is the first time the award, one of the most prestigious in the industry, has gone to an individual living in Asia, reflecting the growing importance of shipowning and ship management in the region.

25 Mar 1996 - 12:00am