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At least 10 dead on migrant boat sinking off Italy

Rome - At least 10 people died after an inflatable dinghy loaded with migrants began sinking in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said.

Litany of errors led to Taiwan air crash: Report

Taipei - A catalogue of errors led the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan to shut down the only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," a damning report said Thursday.

Fire engulfs Singapore Airlines plane wing after emergency landing

Singapore - Flames engulfed the wing of a Singapore Airlines plane after it made an emergency landing at the city's main airport on Monday, with dramatic footage showing plumes of black smoke billowing from the aircraft.

At least 35 killed in fiery bus crash in China

Beijing - At least 35 people were killed and 11 injured when a bus crashed on a highway in central China Sunday and burst into flames, state media reported.

14 children drown in Russia lake tragedy

Moscow - At least 14 children on a summer camp in northeast Russia drowned when their boats capsized in a storm on a lake, investigators said Sunday.

Disney installs gator warnings, barriers after boy's death

Miami - Disney World said it was installing alligator warning signs and temporary barriers at its Florida resorts following the death of a toddler who was snatched from the shore of a lake.

Disney to post alligator warning signs after boy's death

Orlando - Florida's Walt Disney World plans to put up signs warning of the danger of alligators following the death of a toddler snatched from the shore of a resort lake, US media reported.

U.S. toddler's body found after gator attack at Disney resort

Orlando - A US family's desperate search for their toddler son, who was snatched by an alligator off the shore of a lake at a Disney resort, ended when divers found the two-year-old's body in murky water.

U.S. toddler believed dead after gator attack at Disney resort

Orlando - One US family's Disney vacation has turned to tragedy -- a two-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at the shore of a resort lake and dragged underwater is believed dead, authorities said Wednesday.

Alligator snatches toddler at Florida Disney resort hotel

Orlando - An American family's Disney vacation turned into a nightmare when an alligator snatched their two-year-old boy at the shore of a resort lake and the father was unable to pry the toddler from the animal's jaws, officials said Wednesday.

S. Korea begins operation to lift sunken ferry

Seoul - A salvage firm Sunday began a difficult and costly operation to raise a sunken South Korean ferry which capsized at sea more than two years ago in a disaster that shocked and enraged the country.

Exclusive interview with Dr. Justin Piasecki: Plans for 2016 Special

Gig Harbor - Esteemed physician Dr. Justin Piasecki chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for 2016 with his skincare line, Piasecki MD.

Swiss fighter crashes in Netherlands ahead of air show

Den Haag - A Swiss fighter crashed and burst into flames in the Netherlands Thursday after hitting another jet during a training session before an air show, officials said.

Deep-sea robot to join search for Egyptair wreck 'from Friday'

Paris - A research vessel with an underwater robot is set to begin searching the Mediterranean "as from Friday" for the wreck of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, according to the French aviation safety agency BEA.

Bus plunges into ravine in Brazil, at least 18 killed

S - A bus lost control and plunged into a ravine in Brazil's Sao Paulo state Wednesday night, killing at least 18 people and injuring 28, most of them students, authorities said.

Two Chinese tourists killed in latest Thai speedboat crash

Bangkok - Two Chinese tourists were killed in Thailand on Wednesday when a pair of speedboats smashed into each other, police said, the second fatal boating accident involving tourists in less than two weeks.

Hundreds left homeless after Sri Lanka depot blast

Colombo - Hundreds of Sri Lankans have been left homeless after explosions at an ammunition depot on the edge of Colombo flattened houses and killed a soldier, an official said Tuesday.

Surging river water kills five hikers in Taiwan

Taipei - Surging waters triggered by torrential rain killed five people in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon, officials said Monday.

14 killed as Turkish schoolbus plunges into canal

Istanbul - At least 14 people including six children were killed Sunday when a schoolbus plunged off the road and into a canal in southern Turkey, local governor Kerem Al said.

Belgium probes deadly train crash, at least three killed

Saint-georges - Investigators worked through the wreckage of a high speed train crash in eastern Belgium on Monday that killed at least three people and injured nine others.

Thousands flee Sri Lanka ammunition depot explosions

Colombo - A series of explosions rocked a military ammunition depot on the edge of Sri Lanka's capital into Monday, sparking huge fires and forcing thousands to flee as debris fell into populated neighbourhoods.

Eight seriously hurt by lightning at German rock festival

Berlin - Eight people were seriously injured after being struck by lightning at a rock festival in western Germany on Friday night, the festival organiser said."The emergency services said that at least 42 festivalgoers were taken to hospitals in the region.

US army probes death of nine soldiers in Texas base floods

Washington - A probe has been launched into the death of nine soldiers caught in a flash-flood during a training exercise in Texas, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Saturday.

Nine dead in migrant boat sinking off Greece: Coastguard

Atenas - Greece's coastguard on Friday said the death toll from the sinking of a migrant boat had risen to nine, amid fears that hundreds more could be missing.

Two U.S. military aerobatic planes crash separately, one dead

Washington - Two US military aerobatic planes crashed in separate incidents, one occurring shortly after flying over a speech by President Barack Obama and the other resulting in a death.

Super Puma helicopters grounded in Europe after Norway crash

Paris - Europe's air safety agency EASA on Thursday grounded Airbus Super Puma helicopters after one crashed off the coast of Norway in April, apparently due to technical reasons, killing all 13 on board.

Ukraine blaze kills 17 in elderly care home

- Seventeen people died when an unlicenced home for elderly people outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev caught fire in the early hours of Sunday, a fresh tragedy to shake the conflict-riven country.

One dead, several injured as lightning storms hit Europe

Paris - One man was killed and several people, including children, were injured Saturday as lightning strikes hit parts of Europe, including a park in Paris and a football pitch in Germany.

Lightning strikes German football pitch, 35 injured, 3 seriously: Report

Frankfurt - Lightning struck a football pitch in western Germany on Saturday, injuring 35 people, three of them seriously, news agency DPA reported.

11 injured as lightning strikes Paris park

Paris - Eleven people, most of them children, were injured Saturday when lightning struck a birthday party in a Paris park, officials said, adding that six of the victims were seriously injured.
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