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18 dead in Thailand bus-train collision

Chachoengsao - At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 injured in Thailand Sunday when a freight train crashed into a bus taking passengers to a religious ceremony, officials said.

17 dead in Thailand bus-train collision

Bangkok - At least 17 passengers were killed and more than dozen injured on Sunday when a bus collided with a train in Thailand, officials said.

Sri Lanka indicts skipper of fire-stricken oil tanker

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Thursday indicted the Greek skipper of a fire-damaged supertanker for causing an oil spill and failing to report the environmental damage to the island's waters.

Estonian leader wants new ferry disaster probe

Tallinn - Estonia's prime minister on Tuesday called for a new investigation "as soon as possible" into a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea that killed 852 people, following the release of a documentary.

Hopes fade for girl buried in Indian garbage dump

Ahmedabad - The search for a 12-year-old girl buried under a huge garbage heap in western India entered its fifth day Wednesday, with hopes fading fast of finding her alive.

Documentary unveils new evidence in Estonia ferry disaster

Apo - Nordic leaders said on Monday they would examine evidence from a new documentary that could shatter the official explanation of how 852 people died in a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea.

Rescuers dig through Indian trash dump for 12-year-old 'rag picker'

Ahmedabad - Rescuers searched frantically Monday for a 12-year-old girl believed buried for two days under a vast garbage heap which collapsed while she was scavenging in western India.

16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Bejing - Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV.

Ukraine leader praises crash survivor as toll climbs to 26

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday praised the only survivor of a military plane crash as the death toll climbed to 26, after another cadet died and three more bodies were found.

Ukraine crash survivor dies as toll climbs to 26

Kiev - One of the two survivors of a Ukrainian military plane crash died in hospital as the death toll climbed to 26 on Saturday after three more bodies were found.

Cadets among 22 dead in 'shock' Ukraine military plane crash

Kharkov - At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured on Friday when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, the interior ministry said.

Boeing 737 MAX could get EU clearance 'by year's end'

New York - Boeing's troubled 737 MAX airliner, grounded for 18 months after two deadly accidents, could receive certification to fly again in Europe "by the end of the year," the EU's air safety chief said Friday.

Death toll in India building collapse jumps to 39

Mumbai - The death toll from an apartment block collapse in western India jumped to 39 Wednesday, officials said, as hopes of finding anyone else alive dimmed.

At least 15 dead, 25 feared trapped in India building collapse

Bhiwandi - At least 15 people were killed and up to 25 others were still feared trapped Monday after a three-storey apartment block collapsed in western India, officials said.

Finnish cruise ship evacuated after running aground in Baltic sea

Stockholm - A Finnish passenger cruise ship was evacuated on Sunday after it ran aground off the island of Aland in the Baltic Sea, the cruise line and emergency services said Sunday.

Stricken tanker's captain to face charges in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sri Lanka will file negligence and pollution charges against the Greek skipper of an oil tanker that leaked fuel off the island nation's coast after a week-long fire, authorities said Wednesday.

Explosions spark huge fire in Italian port, no casualties

Rome - Explosions and a huge fire ripped through the port area of the Italian city of Ancona early Wednesday, destroying warehouses and lorries, but there were no casualties, firefighters said.

Around 50 feared dead in DR Congo mine flooding

Bukavu - About 50 people are feared dead after an artisanal gold mine flooded in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after torrential rain, a provincial governor said Saturday.

Sri Lanka navy plugs fuel leak on fire-stricken tanker

Colombo - Sri Lankan military divers fixed a fuel leak from the engine of a fire-damaged oil tanker off the island's east coast, the navy said Saturday, in a salvage operation after the huge week-long blaze.

Tanker salvage begins as Sri Lanka battles oil slick

Colombo - International experts boarded an oil tanker stricken off Sri Lanka to begin salvage operations, the navy said Thursday, as firefighters looked to contain a large oil slick in the Indian Ocean.

Diesel leaks from stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka

Colombo - A blaze on a stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka was finally extinguished Wednesday, authorities said, but while no crude has escaped the cargo, diesel leaking from the ship's engine raised fears for the environment.

Kilometre-long slick left by burning oil tanker off Sri Lanka

Colombo - A stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka that has been on fire since last week has left a kilometre-long (0.6 mile) slick across the Indian Ocean, the country's navy said Wednesday, sparking fears of an environmental disaster.

India rushes fire retardant to battle tanker blaze near Sri Lanka

Colombo - India on Tuesday sent fresh supplies of firefighting chemicals to help battle a new blaze on a stricken tanker loaded with a massive cargo of crude oil off Sri Lanka's eastern coast.

Blaze extinguished on stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka

Colombo - A massive fire on a stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka's coast has been extinguished, the island nation's navy said Sunday, as international salvage experts began to assess the damage over fears of an environmental disaster if there is a leak.

Stricken oil tanker pushed away from Sri Lankan coast

Colombo - A fire-stricken oil tanker was pushed away from Sri Lanka's coast and into deeper waters on Saturday, rescuers said, after successfully containing the blaze during a 36-hour operation.

Battle to stop blazing tanker from hitting Sri Lanka coast

Colombo - Tugboats battled into the night Friday to stop a blazing oil tanker carrying 270,000 tonnes of crude from drifting towards the Sri Lankan coast.

Second survivor found as typhoon nears Japan ship site

Apo - Japanese authorities racing to find dozens of missing sailors from a cargo ship that sank in a typhoon found a second survivor on Friday, as another, much more powerful storm drew near.

Crewman killed as oil tanker fire rages for second day off Sri Lanka coast

Colombo - A Panamanian-registered oil tanker burned out of control for a second day off Sri Lanka on Friday as authorities confirmed a Filipino crew member was killed in an explosion and fears grew of a major new oil spill in the Indian Ocean.

Man found unresponsive after ship sank in typhoon off Japan

Apo - Japan's coast guard said Friday they found a man floating face-down and unresponsive at sea as they searched for survivors from a ship that sank during a typhoon with 43 crew on board.

Warships join fight to put out fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka

Colombo - Indian warships on Thursday aided Sri Lanka's navy to extinguish a fire on a massive oil tanker off the island's eastern coast, officials said.
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