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Car damaged at West Edmonton Mall after concrete falls on top

Edmonton - As she started her day on Monday this week, all that Raven Nickerson was expecting was a bit of snow falling from the sky.

Sinkhole swallows S. Korean couple

Seoul - Concerns about public safety standards in South Korea have been fuelled by shocking CCTV images of a young couple being swallowed up by a sinkhole that opened at their feet on the sidewalk in Seoul.

Afghan avalanches 'kill more than 100'

Kabul - Avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall have killed more than 100 people in Afghanistan and the death toll is expected to rise, officials said on Wednesday.

Nearly 30 injured as California train hits truck

Oxnard - At least 28 people were injured early Tuesday when a Los Angeles-bound commuter train smashed into a truck stuck on the tracks, but there were no reported fatalities, authorities said.

Scores dead as Bangladesh boat sinks after collision

Dhaka - The death toll in a ferry accident in central Bangladesh soared to 69 on Monday, after emergency workers recovered more bodies from the wreckage of an overcrowded boat that sank after colliding with a cargo vessel.

Four killed in Bosnian mine waste slide

Sarajevo - Four people illegally extracting coal from an opencast mine in Bosnia have been killed in a slag heap slide, authorities said Sunday.

41 dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks, search for missing

An overcrowded ferry sank in a Bangladesh river on Sunday leaving at least 41 people including 11 children dead as rescuers searched for missing passengers, officials said.

Three Italians killed, two hurt in Swiss Alps avalanche: police

Geneva - Three Italians were killed and two were injured when they were hit by an avalanche while skiing in an area known as "Death Valley" in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, police said.

Mother, son killed in Croatia hand grenade blast: police

Zagreb - A seven-year-old boy and his mother were killed and three other children were injured Saturday when a hand grenade exploded at their home in eastern Croatia, police said.

Six hurt as trains collide in Switzerland

Geneve - Two trains slammed into each other near the Swiss city of Zurich early Friday, tipping over carriages and injuring at least six people, police said.

Haiti Carnival revellers electrocuted to death

Port-au-prince - More than 10 people riding on a float in a Carnival parade died Tuesday of electrocution from a high-voltage cable, the government said.

Hong Kong captain jailed for 8 years over ferry tragedy

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong boat captain was on Monday sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city's worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.

SUV falls 60 feet from bridge; lands upright with passengers safe

An SUV fell over 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge after avoiding another vehicle and hitting a snowdrift. Two occupants have survived with only minor injuries as the car landed upright below the bridge.

13 sleeping people killed in India house collapse

Lucknow - A newly built house in northern India collapsed early on Sunday killing 13 residents as they slept, the latest in a string of building cave-ins, police said.

Mexico bus-train collision kills 20, injures 31

Monterrey - At least 20 people were killed and 31 injured when a freight train slammed into a packed passenger bus in northeastern Mexico, authorities said Saturday after rescue crews worked through the night to reach victims.

Hong Kong captain 'guilty' of manslaughter over 2012 ferry crash

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong boat captain was on Saturday found guilty of the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city's worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.

Mexico bus-train collision kills 16, injures 30

An - At least 16 people were killed and 30 were injured when a freight train slammed into a packed passenger bus in northeastern Mexico on Friday, authorities said, warning the death toll could rise.

EU patrol 'woefully inadequate' for saving migrants: UN

Geneva - The UN refugee agency on Thursday urged the European Union to do far more to save migrant lives in the Mediterranean after the latest high seas tragedy, saying its maritime border patrol is "woefully inadequate.

Chemical cloud over Spanish town after factory accident

Barcelona - A chemical accident at a factory in Spain on Thursday injured three people and cloaked large swathes of the region in an orange chemical cloud, forcing over 60,000 people to stay indoors before it disappeared.

Tearful Concordia skipper pleads for mercy over fatal shipwreck

- Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was Wednesday awaiting judgement at the end of his 19-month trial for causing the 2012 disaster after an emotional last-minute appeal for mercy.

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

Rome - More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster in a perilous crossing from Africa to Europe.

Court told 'tsunami of evidence' against Costa skipper as verdict nears

- Prosecutors seeking a lengthy prison term for Costa Concordia skipper Francesco Schettino summed up their case Tuesday by saying there was a "tsunami of evidence" against him.

Fury as tragedy at sea exposes holes in Europe's migrant safety net

Rome - Horror over the fate of 29 African migrants killed by exposure as they tried to reach Italy by sea turned to fury Tuesday over what humanitarian organisations said was an avoidable tragedy.

Taiwan pays homage to TransAsia plane crash victims

Taipei - Flags across Taiwan flew at half mast on Tuesday to pay homage to the 40 people killed in a TransAsia plane crash last week, as divers battled cold weather to find the last three people missing.

Chile plane wreck find revives 53-year-old memories

Santiago - Chileans who lost teammates and friends when a plane carrying a professional football team crashed 53 years ago said Monday the surprise find of the wreckage had revived painful memories.

29 African migrants die of hypothermia off Italian coast

Rome - Twenty-nine African migrants intercepted by Italian authorities while trying to reach Europe by boat in rough and icy conditions have died of hypothermia, most after being rescued, sources told AFP Monday.

Plane carrying Chile soccer stars found, 50 years on

Santiago - Climbers in Chile's Andes say they have found the wreckage of a missing plane that disappeared more than half a century ago with a team of soccer stars on board.

Divers may have found crashed AirAsia co-pilot's body

Jakarta - Indonesian divers have found a body believed to be the French co-pilot who was steering an AirAsia plane when it crashed in December with 162 people onboard, an official said Saturday.Coordinator of the search and rescue effort S.B.

TransAsia starts pilot retraining after deadly crash

Taipei - TransAsia Airways cancelled dozens of flights on Saturday, the first day of a pilot retraining programme, as rescuers retrieved four more bodies from its second deadly crash in Taiwan in seven months.

TransAsia plane crash probe focuses on engine failure

Taipei - One engine failed on the TransAsia plane that crashed in Taiwan this week with the loss of at least 35 lives, and the pilots may have inexplicably shut down the other, investigators and experts said Friday.
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Accident in Toronto's Koreatown
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Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time ...
Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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Hundreds of temporary storage tanks filled with contaminated water line the grounds of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant grounds.
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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.
An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban  South Africa...
An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban, South Africa.
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The rescue operation underway on the Costa Concordia cruise ship
The rescue operation underway on the Costa Concordia cruise ship
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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 construction crane in Kirov  Russia falls  taking a whole row of balconies with it.
A construction crane in Kirov, Russia falls, taking a whole row of balconies with it.
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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.
Incidents such as this happened due to alcohol and cell phone use. Studies have proven that current ...
Incidents such as this happened due to alcohol and cell phone use. Studies have proven that current bans on usage are not stopping further accidents.
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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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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.
SUV plunged off Bronx River Parkway  seven family members were killed
SUV plunged off Bronx River Parkway, seven family members were killed
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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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Two were rescued with only minor injuries from an SUV that fell 60 feet from the Hackensack River br...
Two were rescued with only minor injuries from an SUV that fell 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge, landing upright.
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Police siren.
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An accident scene in Lagos
Screenshot of video showing a tow truck and rig falling off the cliff edge
Screenshot of video showing a tow truck and rig falling off the cliff edge
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