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Swiss fighter jet missing, believed crashed: ministry

Geneva - A Swiss army fighter jet went missing over the Alps Monday and is believed to have crashed, the defence ministry said, adding that a large-scale search and rescue operation had been launched.

Footbridge collapses on British motorway, one injured

London - A footbridge collapsed Saturday onto the motorway linking London and Britain's closest ports to continental Europe on one of the busiest days of the year, though remarkably only one person was injured.

World's largest aircraft damaged in crash landing

London - The world's largest aircraft suffered cockpit damage on Wednesday after nosediving while landing on its second test flight, but there were no injuries, according to the craft's manufacturer.

Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Toukyo - A driver who was allegedly playing Pokemon Go when he hit and killed a woman in Japan has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Media said that Tuesday's incident marked Japan's first fatal vehicle accident involving the popular gaming app.

Spain balcony-jumping craze: most are drunk Brits, study finds

Madrid - They're young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.

Nicaragua refinery fire under control: officials

Managua - Firefighters have contained a massive refinery fire on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, officials said Sunday.

Oil from refinery blast slickens Nicaragua habitat: environmentalists

Managua - A massive refinery fire in Nicaragua caused an oil spill that has contaminated sensitive nearby coastal habitat, a nonprofit group here said.

Organs from tragic canoe coach saves Rio lives

Rio De Janeiro - The organs from a German canoe slalom coach, who died on Monday from injuries suffered in a taxi accident at the Rio Olympics, have helped save four lives, it emerged on Wednesday.

Eight seriously injured in France train crash

Montpellier - Eight people were seriously hurt in southern France Wednesday when an express train crashed into a fallen tree uprooted by a massive hailstorm, rescue workers said.

Three killed after kites slit throats in India

New Delhi - Two children and a man have died in the Indian capital after their throats were slit by glass-covered strings used for flying kites during Independence Day celebrations, police said Wednesday.

Four killed in Greek tourist boat collision

Atenas - Four people were killed on Tuesday when a speedboat sliced into a wooden tourist vessel near a popular Greek holiday island, the coastguard said.Those dead include the tourist vessel's captain and a nine-year-old girl, a coastguard spokeswoman said.

EU watchdog finetunes cockpit safety recommendations

Berlin - Europe's aviation watchdog issued new recommendations Tuesday to keep better tabs on crews following a deliberate crash in the French Alps last year caused by a depressed co-pilot.

Deadly extreme sports weekend in French Alps

Lyon - Five people died in a deadly weekend for extreme sports in the French Alps that claimed the lives of two climbers, a paraglider, a hanglider and a wingsuit jumper.

Rescuers find two Indian fishermen, 10 still missing

Dhaka - Bangladeshi and Indian rescuers pulled two Indian fishermen alive Sunday from the Bay of Bengal one day after their trawler capsized, but 10 others were still missing, officials said.

17 missing after Indian trawler sinks off Bangladesh

Dhaka - Seventeen fishermen were missing Saturday after an Indian trawler sank off the coast of Bangladesh, officials said, sparking a major search effort in the Bay of Bengal.

China power station explosion 'kills at least 21'

Bejing - A pipeline explosion at a power station in China killed at least 21 people and injured five more on Thursday, the official Xinhua news service reported.

MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed: report

Sydney - MH370 plunged into the ocean at high speed -- up to 20,000 feet a minute -- reinforcing analysis that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in the current search zone, a report said Tuesday.

US boy, 10, dies on world's tallest water slide

Chicago - Authorities in the US state of Kansas were investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy on what is billed as the world's tallest water slide.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Casablanca building collapse kills two, woman missing

Casablanca - Rescuers on Saturday searched for a woman believed trapped under a building that collapsed in Morocco's economic capital Casablanca, killing two people and injuring 24, officials and witnesses said.

Malaysia says MH370 pilot flew Indian Ocean route on simulator

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian officials have said that one of MH370's pilots plotted a path over the Indian Ocean on a home flight simulator, but warned this did not prove he deliberately crashed the plane.

Emirates plane in accident on landing in Dubai

Dubai - An Emirates plane with 275 people on board was involved in an accident on landing Wednesday at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely, the government said.Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft.

China sinkhole swallows passers-by

Bejing - A huge sinkhole opened up in China, swallowing a section of road and passers-by and leaving at least one person missing, state media reported Wednesday.

Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Wednesday for 20 people missing and feared dead after two buses plunged into a fast-flowing river in western India when a bridge collapsed in torrential monsoon rain, officials said.

Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Wednesday for 20 people missing and feared dead after two buses plunged into a fast-flowing river in western India when a bridge collapsed in torrential monsoon rain, officials said.

Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Wednesday for 20 people missing and feared dead after two buses plunged into a fast-flowing river in western India when a bridge collapsed in torrential monsoon rain, officials said.

Balloon in deadly Texas crash likely touched power line

Washington - A hot air balloon that went down in a fiery crash in a Texas pasture, killing all 16 people on board, likely struck a power line, an investigator said.

Five visitors killed at Bolivia's top tourist draw

La Paz - Five tourists from Belgium, Italy and Peru were killed in a car crash at Bolivia's famous salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, authorities said Sunday.
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A660 Otley Bypass heading from Burley-in-Wharfedale.
A660 Otley Bypass heading from Burley-in-Wharfedale.
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TRAGEDY: First responders take charge of scene in Vallejo, Calif.,, where an out-of-control car killed one pedestrian and injured six others on Friday afternoon.
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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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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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Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday  J...
Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, south of Gainesville, Fla.
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An accident scene in Lagos
An accident scene in Lagos
Van in ditch  driver gone  beer inside
Van in ditch, driver gone, beer inside
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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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 picture of the injured woman being pulled from what we can only guess was a very painful and embar...
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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DRIVERLESS: A Google self-driving car is seen parked in Mountain View.
DRIVERLESS: A Google self-driving car is seen parked in Mountain View.
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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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Accident in Toronto s Koreatown
Accident in Toronto's Koreatown
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Halifax NS

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.
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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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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Lion Air plane crashes in Bali
Lion Air plane crashes in Bali
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