Toll rises in crash between school bus and train in southern France

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The death toll from the level-crossing collision on Thursday afternoon between a coach carrying secondary school children and a passenger train near Perpignan in southern France has risen five, while six of those injured remained in a critical condition, announced a Marseille public prosecutor late Friday.

French police downplay terror link in van's fatal bus stop hits

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One person was killed in Marseille when van crashed into two bus shelters but French police are not treating it as terrorism at this stage.

How Hollande's `bus full of generals' helped beat Germans to sub deal

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French lobbying, including by François Hollande and 'a bus full of generals', helped win €34bn Australian deal over low-key German rival bid.

French tourists hurt in bus accident in Cuba

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Most of the 41 injured, seven of whom are in a serious condition, were pensioners from the town of Ouistreham in Normandy.

Roma 'prohibited' by drivers from travelling on Paris buses

France — Investigation

The French citizens’ rights watchdog, the Défenseur des droits, is investigating a complaint that a bus driver with the Paris public transport system, the RATP, refused to let three young Roma men with valid travel passes climb aboard his vehicle, allegedly saying ‘dirty Romanians, you’re like dogs’. Witnesses have come forward to confirm the incident which, as Carine Fouteau reports, is just one of a series involving allegedly discriminatory behaviour against Roma by RATP staff, and which drivers' union officials say they “cannot deny” happen.

German bus crash on French motorway leaves two dead, four seriously injured

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The bus was carrying some 50 German teenagers to Spain when it ploughed into the back of a lorry on a motorway in south-central France.