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Death toll in Spain fireworks factory explosion rises to six

Madrid - The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain rose to six after police found a body in the ruins of the plant, local authorities said Tuesday.

Five dead in explosion at Spain fireworks factory

Madrid - At least five people died and another six were injured on Monday in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain, local authorities said.

Bulgarian PM's plane makes second emergency landing

Sofia - A plane carrying Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov made an emergency landing on Sunday because of a problem with the landing gear, the second such incident involving the leader in six months, the transport ministry said.

Spanish bull run deaths rise to 12

Madrid - A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years.The man died on the spot at the start of the run in the central town of Cuellar.

Italian BASE jumper dies in Swiss Alps stunt

Ginebra - A 46-year-old Italian plunged to his death in the Swiss Alps Thursday after crashing onto rocks during a BASE jump, the second such accident in Switzerland in under a year, police said.

At least 20 migrants found dead in truck on Austria highway

Vienna - At least 20 migrants have been found dead inside a truck on a highway in Austria, police said Thursday, the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe.

Thai elephant kills keeper, runs off with 3 Chinese on its back

Bangkok - An elephant in northern Thailand went berserk Wednesday, killing his "mahout" keeper before running off into the jungle with three terrified Chinese tourists still on his back, police said.

Lion kills guide in Zimbabwe park where Cecil lived

Harare - A lion mauled to death a guide leading tourists on a walking safari in the Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion lived before he was shot, police said Tuesday.

Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport

Toukyo - A huge blaze broke out Monday at a steel pipe plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport, a fire department official said, as television images showed plumes of thick black smoke and flames shooting up into the air.

Climbers' bodies found on Ecuador volcano after 20 years

Quito - Three bodies found on Ecuador's Chimborazo volcano are believed to be those of climbers who went missing some 20 years ago in an avalanche, officials said Sunday.

Spain's passion with bull runs claims 10 lives this year

Madrid - A man has died after being struck by a bull, police said Sunday, bringing to ten the number of people killed in bull runs in Spain this year, one of the deadliest ever for the sport.

Pilot killed in collision at Swiss air show: Police

Ginebra - A pilot was killed when two small stunt planes collided Sunday at an air show in northern Switzerland, police said.The second pilot managed to eject from his plane and parachuted to the ground after the 0915 GMT (11:15 am) collision in Dittingen.

11 likely killed in British air show crash: Police

London - A total of 11 people are likely to have died after a vintage military plane crashed on to a busy road near an air show on the south coast of England, police said on Sunday.

Pilot fights for life after 7 killed in UK airshow crash

Shoreham-by-sea - A pilot was in a critical condition in hospital on Sunday following a crash at a British airshow that killed seven people when his plane plunged into a busy road.

Seven die in Slovak mid-air plane collision

Bratislava - Seven people died Thursday morning when two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in mid-air in western Slovakia, the interior ministry said.

All victims of Indonesia plane crash recovered from jungle

Jayapura - The bodies of all 54 people killed in a plane crash in eastern Indonesia have been recovered from a remote jungle site and flown to hospital, an official said Thursday.

Salvage experts start survey of sunken S. Korean ferry

Seoul - Chinese and South Korean salvage experts on Wednesday began an underwater survey of the sunken Sewol ferry -- the first step in the long, complex process of raising the 6,825-tonne vessel to the surface.

First bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash site

Jayapura - The first bodies of 54 people killed when a plane went down in eastern Indonesia were Wednesday carried from the remote crash site after bad weather hampered efforts to airlift them.

Crashed Indonesian plane found 'destroyed', no survivors

Jayapura - A plane that crashed in eastern Indonesia was Tuesday found "completely destroyed" with the bodies of all 54 passengers and crew strewn amid the wreckage in a fire-blackened jungle clearing, officials said.

Crashed Indonesian plane found 'destroyed', no survivors

Jayapura - A plane that crashed in eastern Indonesia was Tuesday found "completely destroyed" with the bodies of all 54 people who had been aboard amid the wreckage in a fire-blackened clearing at a remote site in dense jungle.

Indonesian rescuers reach crash site, plane 'destroyed': Official

Jayapura - Rescuers Tuesday reached the site in remote eastern Indonesia where a plane crashed carrying 54 people and large sums of money, and found the aircraft "completely destroyed", a search and rescue official said.

Austrian paper sued over wrong photo of Germanwings co-pilot

Vienna - Court proceedings opened Monday against an Austrian newspaper for publishing a photo of a German man wrongly identified as the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps in March.

Four killed in string of gorings at Spanish bull runs

Madrid - An 18-year-old man has died after being gored by a bull in the abdomen, the fourth person killed during a string of deadly weekend bull runs in Spain, authorities said Monday.

Bad weather hampers bid to reach Indonesian plane crash site

Jayapura - Bad weather hampered efforts Monday to reach debris in remote eastern Indonesian mountains believed to be from a plane that crashed carrying 54 people and cash worth almost half a million dollars.

Papua residents say they have found crashed plane

Jayapura - Villagers in eastern Indonesia's Papua say that a plane which went missing in the province Sunday with 54 people aboard has crashed, an official said Sunday. "The plane has been found (by villagers).

16 dead in Cambodian bus plunge: police

Phnom Penh - At least 16 Cambodians were killed and 23 others injured on Thursday after a bus plummeted off a mountain road, police said.

Record penalty for tuna giant after employee cooked in oven

Los Angeles - California-based canned tuna company Bumble Bee Foods will have to pay a record $6 million after the death of one of its employees, who was accidentally cooked in an industrial oven in 2012.

Two Japanese climbers found dead in Swiss Alps: Official

Toukyo - The bodies of two Japanese climbers have been found on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, a Tokyo official said Wednesday, three days after the pair got into difficulty on the mountain.

MH370 families reject Malaysia's conclusion on plane debris

Kuala Lumpur - An MH370 families organisation said Wednesday it would not accept the Malaysian government's declaration that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island came from the ill-fated flight until more analysis is completed, and called for an impartial investig...

China landslide leaves around 40 missing: local govt

Bejing - About 40 people were missing in China Wednesday after a landslide buried the living quarters of a mining company under one million cubic metres of earth, local authorities and state media said.
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