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India jails 10 over 2004 school fire that killed 94 children

New Delhi - A court in India on Wednesday sentenced a headmistress and nine others to jail over a school fire that killed 94 children a decade ago, in the first convictions surrounding the tragedy.
In the Media by AFP

Guinea beach concert stampede leaves 33 dead

Conakry - Police in Guinea launched an investigation Wednesday into a stampede at a seafront rap concert that left 33 people dead including 11 children in scenes of mass panic.
In the Media by Mouctar Bah (AFP)

S. Korea ferry survivors recall desperate escape from sinking vessel

Ansan - Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

Student survivors testify in Korea ferry trial

Ansan - Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified at the murder trial of the captain and crew on Monday how they were left to fend for themselves in the sinking vessel.
In the Media by Ed Jones (AFP)

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

Taipei - International experts were examining the site of the fatal TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan on Saturday, as new evidence surfaced that the plane may have collided with nearby trees before plunging to the ground.
In the Media by AFP

Human remains still at MH17 crash site, says Australia PM

Sydney - More than a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in rebel-held eastern Ukraine human remains are still at the crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told

Paris - After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights.
In the Media by Pauline Froissart, Valentin Bontemps (AFP)

Forensic exam of Korea ferry owner's body inconclusive

Seoul - South Korean forensic experts said Friday they were unable to determine a cause of death after examining the body of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of the inquiry into April's ferry disaster.
In the Media by AFP

Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Makung - Taiwan's TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the "utmost responsibility" after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather.
In the Media by Benjamin Yeh (AFP)

India train rams school bus killing 20, mostly children

Hyderabad - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing 20 people, mostly young children, officials said in the latest fatal accident on the country's rail network.
In the Media by Vivek Nemana (AFP)

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

Hyderabad - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Taiwan rescuers find black boxes after air crash kills 48

Makung - Rescuers said Thursday they had recovered black boxes from the Taiwanese aircraft which crashed in torrential rain killing 48 people, as angry relatives blamed authorities for the worst air disaster in a decade.
In the Media by Benjamin Yeh (AFP)

At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash: officials

Taipei - At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing.
In the Media by Amber Wang (AFP)

Italy arrests five over migrant 'massacre' at sea

Rome - Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Costa Concordia wreck leaves Giglio on final voyage

Giglio - Italy's doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia left its wreckage site Wednesday in one of the largest-ever maritime salvage operations, two and a half years after the disaster left 32 people dead.
In the Media by AFP

S. Korean police slammed over ferry tycoon's body

Seoul - South Korea's police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.
In the Media by AFP

S. Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner

Seoul - South Korean police announced Tuesday that a badly-decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives.
In the Media by Park Chan-Kyong (AFP)

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

Valletta - The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel's hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.
In the Media by AFP

Malaysia Airlines to refund cancellations after MH17

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia Airlines said it would offer full refunds to customers who want to cancel their tickets in the wake of the MH17 disaster, just months after the carrier suffered another blow when flight MH370 disappeared.
In the Media by AFP

MH17 victims remembered at church services across Australia

Sydney - Australians were Sunday remembering those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at church services, as stories emerged of parents losing children, and doctors, teachers and a nun among the dead.
In the Media by AFP

Bus crash in Germany leaves 9 dead, scores injured

Dresden - Nine people are confirmed dead and scores more are injured after three buses plow into each other on the German autobahn.
In the Media by Greta McClain

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua

Beijing - At least 38 people were killed when a van carrying inflammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China early Saturday, state media reported.
In the Media by AFP

In air tragedy, lightning strikes twice for Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 298 people aboard heaped new distress on a nation still stung by the trauma and global stigma of flight MH370's disappearance four months ago.
In the Media by Dan Martin (AFP)

Three months later, body recovered from South Korea ferry

Seoul - Divers retrieved another body Friday from the site of South Korea's ferry disaster -- the first to be recovered in nearly four weeks from the submerged vessel that sank three months ago.
In the Media by AFP

Tears, shock as Netherlands mourns plane crash victims

- Distraught and sobbing relatives poured into Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as the nation reeled from the news 154 of its citizens were aboard a Malaysian plane believed to have been shot down in Ukraine.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)

Malaysia PM 'shocked' by plane crash, relatives endure agonising wait

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's premier expressed "shock" at reports a Malaysia Airlines flight may have been shot down over troubled eastern Ukraine as his nation reeled from another wrenching air tragedy just months after MH370 disappeared.
In the Media by Julia Zappei (AFP)

Malaysian airliner crashes in east Ukraine

Kiev - A Malaysian passenger liner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in insurgency-wracked east Ukraine, regional officials said Thursday, as Ukraine's president said the jet may have been shot down.
In the Media by Max Delany and Dmitry Zaks (AFP)

Seven drown in septic tank on Polish pig farm

Warsaw - Seven people, all members of the same family, died in a freak accident Thursday after falling into an industrial-size septic tank on a pig farm in western Poland, firefighters said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

S.Korea helicopter crash kills five

Seoul - A helicopter that had been searching for victims of South Korea's ferry disaster crashed Thursday in a residential district of Gwangju city, killing all five people on board, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Man attacks spider with improvised flamethrower, ignites his home

Seattle - A man accidentally set his laundry room on fire while using a can of spray paint and a lighter to shoot flames at a spider.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments
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