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Wednesday
Jun062012

Japan Intensifies Search for Man Allegedly Involved in '95 Subway Attack

YOSHIKATSU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Japanese police have launched a nationwide manhunt for the member of a doomsday cult that masterminded deadly attacks on Tokyo subways 17 years ago.

Police say Katsuya Takahashi drove a car for fellow cult members the day they released sarin gas on subway stations, killing 13 people. He hasn’t been spotted since 1996, but on Wednesday police released surveillance photos of him taken at a bank a few days ago.

The search for Takahashi intensified after another cult member was arrested over the weekend for her involvement in the subway attacks.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Sep272011

Train Collision in Shanghai Leaves 200+ Injured

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SHAGHAI) -- A collision between two subway trains in Shanghai Tuesday has left more than 200 people injured -- about twenty seriously -- according to the subway operator.

Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. said on its Weibo account -- a Chinese social media website much like Twitter -- that the crash occurred at 2:51 p.m. on Line 10. The company said a signal system failure caused one train to accidentally rear-end another.

Nearly 500 passengers who were on the trains have been safely evacuated, Shanghai Metro added.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Mar252011

London to Outfit Subway with WiFi for 2012 Games

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The world's oldest subway system will be getting a high tech upgrade in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Organizers have decided to outfit "the tube,' as the subway system is referred to in London, with WiFi Internet access in 120 stations.

For most spectators, the quickest way to get to the various venues will be via subway. WiFi was tested in one station, and now officials are offering tenders to WiFi providers.

Internet access should be up-and-running for Londoners a few months before the games begin.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio