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Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

Manila - A Japan-bound plane caught fire on takeoff at Manila airport in the Philippines late Sunday, killing all eight people on board, airport authorities said.

Captain on trial in Hungary over S.Korean tour boat disaster

Budapest - A Ukrainian cruise captain went on trial in Hungary on Wednesday over a collision on the river Danube last year that led to the deaths of 27 people, mostly South Korean tourists.

Pakistan fighter jet crashes in capital during parade rehearsal

Islamabad - A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet crashed in Islamabad Wednesday, killing the pilot, during a rehearsal for a national day military parade, officials said.

'Our wounds will never heal': Ethiopia marks one year since plane crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the crash of Flight 302, bringing together victims' families for a ceremony and six minutes of silence in memory of the time the jet took to go down.

Ethiopian Airlines marks one year since plane crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the crash of Flight 302 by bringing relatives of the dead together for a ceremony at the crash site southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa.

China quarantine hotel collapse toll jumps to 20

Bejing - The death toll from the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China has risen to 20, authorities said Tuesday, with 10 others still feared trapped in the rubble.

Boeing pilot training on 737 MAX 'inadequate': Ethiopia crash report

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's probe of last year's Ethiopian Airlines crash found that Boeing did not provide sufficient pilot training for the 737 MAX and that crucial flight software was flawed, according to an interim report published Monday.

Boeing training on 737 MAX 'inadequate': Ethiopia crash report

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's probe of last year's Ethiopian Airlines crash found that Boeing did not provide sufficient training for the 737 MAX and that crucial flight software was flawed, according to an interim report published Monday.

China quarantine hotel collapse kills 10

Bejing - At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, authorities said Sunday, with 23 others still feared trapped in the rubble.

A year after plane crash, Ethiopians mull how to honour the dead

- Gebru Ketema was outside tending cattle on the morning when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plunged from the sky into a field near his village, killing all 157 people on board.

Ethiopian pilots band together one year after traumatic crash

Addis Ababa - Just hours after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed southeast of Addis Ababa last March, mourners began flocking to a building down the road from where it took off: the headquarters of the country's independent pilots' association.

French TGV train derails near Strasbourg, 22 hurt

Ingenheim - A French high-speed TGV train derailed early Thursday after an embankment collapsed into the tracks in eastern France, seriously injuring the driver and hurting 21 others.

French TGV train derails on Strasbourg-Paris line, 21 hurt

Ingenheim - A French high-speed TGV train derailed early Thursday while travelling from the eastern city of Strasbourg to Paris, an accident caused by the collapse of an embankment that seriously injured the driver and 20 others, state rail operator SNCF and local...

A year after Ethiopian crash, a new 'family' bonded by loss

New York - It is an unlikely friendship that grew out of grief and has become a source of support and activism in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash one year ago.

'Written in blood': bereaved engineer calls for reform after MAX deaths

Cambridge - After his sister died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX one year ago, Javier de Luis, an engineer who once designed software for space stations, became a crusader.

Canada urges Iran to give access to downed airliner's black boxes

Kiev - Iran must give access to the black boxes from a Ukrainian airliner shot down by an Iranian missile in early January, Canada's foreign minister said on Wednesday."We do expect and we demand...

25 killed in South African bus accident

Johanesburg - Twenty-five people died Monday when a bus rolled down a steep embankment in South Africa's coastal Eastern Cape province, the country's transport minister said.

18 killed as boat sinks in Brazilian Amazon

S - At least 18 people were killed when a riverboat sank in the Amazon rainforest region, Brazilian authorities said Monday, as survivors described fleeing the foundering boat in terror.

Brazil launches crisis group after mining ship wrecks

S - The Brazilian navy said Thursday it has set up a crisis team to handle potential environmental damage caused by a ship loaded with iron ore that is at risk of sinking after an accident.

Malaysia suspected MH370 downed in murder-suicide: Aussie ex-PM

Sydney - Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has claimed "very top" level Malaysian officials believed vanished Flight MH370 was deliberately downed by the captain in a mass murder-suicide.

Engineer jailed for deadly Latvia supermarket cave-in

Riga - A Latvian court on Tuesday sentenced an engineer to six years in jail for a 2013 supermarket roof cave-in that killed 54 people in the Baltic country's worst peacetime disaster.

At least 15 refugees drown after boat sinks off Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - At least 15 people drowned and dozens are unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh early Tuesday, officials said.

Court sanctions crew asleep at helm of ship that crashed into Corsica

Marseille - The shift supervisor of a cargo ship that ran aground in a pristine marine reserve near the French Mediterranean island of Corsica last year was given a suspended sentence Friday for sleeping on the job.

Turkey probes pilots over deadly plane crash

Istanbul - Turkey will investigate two pilots for possible negligence after their plane skidded off an Istanbul runway killing three passengers, state media reported Thursday.

Two train drivers killed in Italy high-speed rail crash

Lodi - Two rail workers were killed and about 30 people injured on Thursday when a high-speed train derailed before dawn near Milan in northern Italy, authorities said.

Two rail workers dead as train derails near Milan

Milan - Two people were killed and about 25 injured on Thursday when a high-speed train derailed near Milan in northern Italy, authorities said.The accident occurred near the town of Lodi, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Milan.

Three dead, scores hurt, in Turkey plane accident

Istanbul - Three people have died and 179 were injured when a plane skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport, caught fire and split into three after landing in rough weather.

Thirteen children killed in Kenya primary school stampede

Nairobi - At least 13 children died and dozens of others were injured in a stampede as they left their primary school in Kenya on Monday, local police said, with investigators still trying to ascertain the cause of the tragedy.

Twenty killed in Tanzanian church stampede: official

Dar Es Salaam - Twenty people in Tanzania were trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, officials said on Sunday.

US military jet crashes in Taliban territory in Afghanistan

Ghazni - A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, rejecting the insurgents' suggestions that it was shot down.
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