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Ukraine blaze kills 17 in elderly care home

- Seventeen people died when an unlicenced home for elderly people outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev caught fire in the early hours of Sunday, a fresh tragedy to shake the conflict-riven country.

One dead, several injured as lightning storms hit Europe

Paris - One man was killed and several people, including children, were injured Saturday as lightning strikes hit parts of Europe, including a park in Paris and a football pitch in Germany.

Lightning strikes German football pitch, 35 injured, 3 seriously: Report

Frankfurt - Lightning struck a football pitch in western Germany on Saturday, injuring 35 people, three of them seriously, news agency DPA reported.

11 injured as lightning strikes Paris park

Paris - Eleven people, most of them children, were injured Saturday when lightning struck a birthday party in a Paris park, officials said, adding that six of the victims were seriously injured.

Spanish court reopens probe into deadly train accident

Madrid - A Spanish court said Friday that an investigation into one of Spain's worst rail disasters, in which 80 people died in 2013, would be reopened to determine if state rail firm Adif was partly responsible.

Everest rescuers find body of missing Indian climber

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Friday found the body of one of two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest, before bad weather forced them to halt search operations, an expedition operator said.

Three tourists killed, one missing in Thai speed boat accident

Bangkok - Three foreign women were killed and one other tourist remains missing after a packed speed boat capsized off the popular Thai holiday island of Koh Samui, police said Friday.

Up to 30 dead in shipwreck off Libya: EU naval force

Rome - Up to 30 people are feared dead after a shipwreck off Libya, while about 50 migrants have been rescued from the waves, the EU's naval force said Thursday.

Hope and relief as Everest season draws to a close

Kathmandu - Hundreds of mountaineers have reached the summit of Everest in recent weeks, drawing a line under two years of tragedy on the world's highest peak.

Elite South African mine rescue squad risks all to save lives

Carletonville - In a dark, smoke-filled mine shaft, a group of South African rescue trainees heave and gasp after crawling through a narrow steel pipe -- but commands shouted by an instructor urge them onwards."Number four, what is your oxygen reading?" he yells.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

17 girls killed in fire at school dormitory in Thailand

Bangkok - Seventeen girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials said Monday, with a survivor describing fleeing as flames engulfed the building.

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

Kathmandu - An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summitting Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest deaths to hit the Himalayan climbing season.

Dignity only in death for migrants at France's Calais 'Jungle'

Calais - They fled hardship and war only to find misery and squalor, but migrants who met a gruesome end in northern France hoping to reach England are finally getting a touch of dignity in death.

Four killed as police helicopter crashes in France

Toulouse - Four French gendarmes were killed Friday when a helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of southwest France Friday, the force said.

Nepali sherpa guide dies on world's fourth-highest peak

Kathmandu - A Nepali sherpa guide fell 2,000 metres to his death Thursday while guiding Indian soldiers in an attempt to summit Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest peak, an expedition agency said.

Nepali sherpa guide dies on world's fourth-highest peak

Kathmandu - A Nepali sherpa guide fell 2,000 metres to his death Thursday while guiding Indian soldiers in an attempt to summit Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest peak, an expedition agency said.

Nepali sherpa guide dies on world's fourth-highest peak

Kathmandu - A Nepali sherpa guide fell 2,000 metres to his death Thursday while guiding Indian soldiers in an attempt to summit Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest peak, an expedition agency said.

U.S. woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

Miami - A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a shark -- with the whole animal still clutching on to her right arm, local media reported.

Eight killed, 43 injured U.S. after charter bus rolls over

Los Angeles - Eight people were killed and 43 were injured in the US state of Texas after a charter bus rolled over on the highway, county officials said.

Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead

Ghazni - At least 73 people were killed Sunday when two passenger buses and an oil tanker burst into flames in a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan, health officials said, in one of the worst road accidents in the war-battered nation.

China landslide buries 41 workers at construction site

Bejing - More than 400 rescuers were mobilised to search for 41 people missing after a landslide engulfed workers at a construction site in southeastern China early Sunday, state media reported.

Deputy minister's body found after Malaysia helicopter crash

Kuala Lumpur - Search teams on Friday recovered the body of a Malaysian deputy minister in the Borneo island state of Sarawak near where a helicopter carrying her and five others is believed to have crashed, officials said.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - A woman was pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Norway helicopter crash due to technical failure: Investigators

Oslo - The crash of a Super Puma helicopter off the coast of Norway last week that killed all 13 people on board was due to a technical failure, Norwegian investigators said Tuesday."Based on the facts we have, it was a technical failure.

Baby girl rescued four days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Kenyan rescuers pulled a seven-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a six-storey building on Tuesday, four days after the block collapsed during heavy rains killing at least 23 people.

No distress signal from crashed Norwegian helicopter

Oslo - Norwegian authorities said Monday there was no indication that a helicopter that crashed last week killing all 13 aboard had sent a distress signal.
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