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Seven hurt as Milan-Basel train derails

Geneva - Seven people were injured Wednesday when a train travelling from the Italian city of Milan to Basel in Switzerland derailed, police and railway officials said.

Polish minister accuses Tusk of treason over 2010 crash

Varsovia - Poland's defence minister has accused EU President Donald Tusk of "diplomatic treason" over a probe into the 2010 Polish presidential jet crash in Russia that killed 96 people, national prosecutors said Tuesday.

Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20

Kintampo - Frank Adansi-Bonnah sat on his bed Monday in the Kintampo Municipal Hospital in central Ghana, his lips covered in bruises and cuts, and his arm in a sling.

Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20

Kintampo - Frank Adansi-Bonnah sat on his bed Monday in the Kintampo Municipal Hospital in central Ghana, his lips covered in bruises and cuts, and his arm in a sling.

Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20

Kintampo - Frank Adansi-Bonnah sat on his bed Monday in the Kintampo Municipal Hospital in central Ghana, his lips covered in bruises and cuts, and his arm in a sling.

Plane crash-lands in S.Sudan with 45 onboard: officials

Juba - A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan's northwestern city of Wau on Monday, leaving at least 14 people injured, government and airport officials said.It was unclear however if the rest of the those on board were alive or dead.

Mozambican footballer killed in croc attack

Maputo - A young Mozambican football player was snatched and killed by a crocodile while training along the banks of a river, his club said on Monday.

Two killed at outdoor rock concert in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Two people were killed and many more injured when a crush of patrons thronged a rock concert in Argentina early Sunday, officials said.

Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 38: officials

Gona - A bus speeding away from a hit-and-run accident plowed into dozens of street musicians in northern Haiti on Sunday, killing 38 people, officials said.

Taiwan bus at double speed limit before fatal crash

Taipei - Investigators probing a bus crash in Taiwan which killed 33 people in one of the island's worst ever road accidents said Friday the driver was travelling at double the speed limit.

Two dead in new Italy motorway bridge collapse

Rome - An Italian couple were killed Thursday when a motorway bridge collapsed on top of their car, police said, as debate sparked over the reasons for the second tragedy of its kind in just over four months.

Mexico firework village parties again after tragedy

Tultepec - A Mexican village specializing in making fireworks that was devastated by a deadly pyrotechnic explosion moved to put the tragedy behind it with a spectacular fiery fiesta.

Crash test dummies sacrifice lives for car safety

Washington - Clad in a blue t-shirt and shorts, the average-size "man" is belted into a luxury Tesla Model S for a very short ride with a very abrupt end.

Helicopter with nine aboard crashes in Japan

Tokyo - A helicopter conducting a mountain rescue exercise crashed with nine local officials aboard in Japan on Sunday and at least three people are feared dead, officials and media reports said.

Helicopter with nine aboard crashes in Japan

Tokyo - A helicopter conducting a mountain rescue exercise crashed with nine local officials aboard in Japan on Sunday and at least three people are feared dead, officials and media reports said.

Helicopter with nine aboard crashes in Japan

Tokyo - A helicopter conducting a mountain rescue exercise crashed with nine local officials aboard in Japan on Sunday and at least three people are feared dead, officials and media reports said.

Brazilian crash survivor goalie takes first new steps

S - When Brazilian goalkeeper Jakson Follmann took his first steps since surviving a plane crash that wiped out his football club, he called it a win -- with his hardest ever season just starting.

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

Kiev - Eight miners died Thursday when a methane gas explosion tore through a pit in western Ukraine, in the latest mine disaster in the ex-Soviet state.

Rio carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people.

Two hurt in police gun accident at Hollande event

Villognon - A policeman providing security for Francois Hollande accidentally fired his gun as the French president was giving a speech, injuring two people in the VIP area of the crowd, an official said.

New accident hits Rio's carnival party

Rio De Janeiro - The glittering revelry of Rio de Janeiro's carnival descended into mayhem again on Tuesday when a freak accident struck a float for the second time in two nights.

One dead, two injured in Germany car attack

Frankfurt Am Main - One person was killed and two injured Saturday when a man rammed a car into pedestrians in the southern German city of Heidelberg, said police, adding that it did not appear to be a terror attack.

Bus collision kills 13 in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Thirteen people were killed and 34 injured when two buses collided head-on in eastern Argentina on Friday, the emergency services said.

Argentine researcher falls into Nicaragua volcano

Managua - An Argentine volcanologist and a Nicaraguan guide who fell into an active volcano were in good health Wednesday after being rescued by firemen, officials in Nicaragua said.

Russia successfully launches space freighter after crash

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft taking food and equipment to the International Space Station after the previous such ship crashed to Earth shortly after launch in December.

Philippine bus crash kills 13 students and driver on camping trip

Manila - Thirteen Philippine college students on a camping holiday and a bus driver were killed and dozens injured on Monday when their bus slammed into an electricity post in a mountainous region, police said.

One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment

Brussels - One person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said.

Man taking selfie among seven dead in Iran storms

Tehran - A man taking a selfie after an Iranian dam burst was among at least seven people killed as floods, avalanches and dust storms gripped the country, state media reported Saturday.

Russia's Red Army Choir sings for first time after crash

Moscow - Russia's legendary Alexandrov Ensemble, known as the Red Army Choir, gave its first performance Thursday following the December plane crash that killed most of its singers.

Driver killed in Luxembourg train crash

Luxembourg - The driver of a passenger train was killed in Luxembourg on Tuesday after he ran a red light and collided with a freight train, officials said.
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5 killed in routine safety drill on cruise ship in Canary Islands (MS Thomson Majesty)
5 killed in routine safety drill on cruise ship in Canary Islands (MS Thomson Majesty)
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A police officer at the scene of an accident in Toronto
A police officer at the scene of an accident in Toronto
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Accident scene at the Obalende area of Lagos
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Van in ditch, driver gone, beer inside
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Van in ditch in Mt Uniacke
This wreck at Daytona International Speedway sprayed fans with debris  sending many to the hospital.
This wreck at Daytona International Speedway sprayed fans with debris, sending many to the hospital.
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A bus crashed into a low overpass bridge in Boston injuring at least 30.
A bus crashed into a low overpass bridge in Boston injuring at least 30.
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A picture of the injured woman being pulled from what we can only guess was a very painful and embarrassing situation.
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Police scratches head as student driver car blocks major intersection...
March 12, 2011 Halifax NS Police scratches head as student driver car blocks major intersection.
Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
As you can see the ship toppled over but amazingly everyone there survived.
As you can see the ship toppled over but amazingly everyone there survived.
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Police siren.
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TRAGEDY: Metro North railway inspectors examine scene of the Feb. 4 accident in which an SUV was str...
TRAGEDY: Metro North railway inspectors examine scene of the Feb. 4 accident in which an SUV was struck by a Metro-North commuter train in Valhalla, N.Y., killing six.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
A monster truck lost control at the Extremo Aeroshow in Chihuahua  Mexico  running over spectators.
A monster truck lost control at the Extremo Aeroshow in Chihuahua, Mexico, running over spectators.
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A Boeing 737 skids off the runway in Bali
A Boeing 737 skids off the runway in Bali
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Hundreds of temporary storage tanks filled with contaminated water line the grounds of the Fukushima...
Hundreds of temporary storage tanks filled with contaminated water line the grounds of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant grounds.
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