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Russian police launch 'safe selfie' guide after spate of deaths

Moscow - Russian police on Tuesday launched a campaign urging people to take safer selfies after around 100 were injured and dozens died this year in gruesome accidents while striking high-risk poses.

Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel trying to reach Britain

Calais - A migrant died on Tuesday trying to reach Britain through the Channel Tunnel, a French official in the Pas-de-Calais region said. One of the six sections of the tunnel was closed for investigation and it was not yet clear how the migrant had died.

Iraqi warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad, killing 12 people

Baghdad - An Iraqi fighter jet, returning to base after a mission targeting ISIS positions accidentally dropped a bomb on a Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, killing at least 12 people and destroying three houses.

Iraq jet accidentally bombs Baghdad, killing eight

Baghdad - A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a "technical problem", killing at least eight people and wounding 17, officials said.

Philippine ferry may have been overloaded, death toll rises to 61

Ormoc City - The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded.

Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder

Manila - Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official said Saturday.

Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: Official

Manila - Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster which left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway.

Indonesian plane crash increases pressure for military overhaul

Jakarta - The deadly crash of a 51-year-old Indonesian air force transport plane this week has turned the spotlight on the country's ageing military equipment and given new momentum to the president's plans to increase defence spending.

Anguish as search for survivors in Philippine ferry ends

Ormoc - Anguished families wept over the bodies of dead relatives as the search for survivors from the Philippines' latest ferry disaster ended Friday with 45 confirmed deaths, officials said.

Eight killed in Pakistan as train falls into canal

Lahore - At least 8 people including a senior army officer were killed on Thursday when a train carrying soldiers and military hardware fell into a canal in Pakistan following the partial collapse of a bridge, officials said.

U.S. train with toxic chemicals derails, catches fire

Washington - A train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in Tennessee and caught fire, prompting a large-scale evacuation, fire fighters said Thursday.

Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash: Report

Taipei - The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the plane's only working engine after the other failed, a new report confirmed Thursday.

At least 36 dead after ferry capsizes in Philippines

Manila - At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said.

Second death after Taiwan water park disaster

Taipei - A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", as organisers face charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 142

Medan - The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane into a city neighbourhood rose to 142 Wednesday, amid claims civilians had paid for flights on the doomed aircraft in violation of military rules.

Indonesian military plane crashes in ball of flames

Medan - An Indonesian military transport plane crashed Tuesday shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area.

Two feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide fire: Official

Toukyo - Two people were feared dead and two others seriously injured after a man apparently set himself on fire aboard a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan on Tuesday.

Google Maps to warn drivers of approaching railway crossings

Google has entered a new partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration that will see its Maps software alerting drivers when they approach a rail crossing. The aim is to ensure that people are aware that they may have to stop ahead.

U.S. plane crash kills three, sets home ablaze

Washington - A small plane crashed into a US home Sunday killing all three of the people on board, while the house's occupants escaped a devastating blaze that erupted immediately, officials said.

Young partygoer dies after Taiwan water park disaster

Taipei - A 20-year-old partygoer died Monday after suffering 90 percent burns from a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", with organisers facing charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

Hundreds injured in Taiwan water park blast 'hell'

Taipei - Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the injured at nearly 500 on Sunday, more than 200 of them seriously hurt.

More than 200 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park

Taipei - More than 200 people were injured, over 80 of them seriously, in an explosion at a water park outside Taiwan's capital Taipei Saturday after coloured powder being sprayed onto a crowd ignited, officials said.

Two men killed by gorings in Spain bull-runs

Madrid - Two men aged 40 and 80 have died this week after being gored during festive bull-runs in Spain, officials said on Friday.

Colombia 'miracle' mom's fight to save baby after plane crash

Estanzuela - The memory of Maria Nelly Murillo's mother and her own maternal instinct kept her going for five days as she fought to save her baby after their plane crashed in the Colombian jungle.

'Miracle' mom and baby survive Colombia jungle plane crash

Estanzuela - A mother and her infant son who disappeared in a plane crash in the dense jungles of northwestern Colombia several days ago were found alive and well in what authorities called a "miracle".

Mexico nursing home fire kills 16

Tijuana - A fire engulfed a nursing home in northern Mexico on Tuesday killing at least 16 elderly residents in a pre-dawn inferno that may have been intentionally ignited, authorities said.

Out-of-control car kills pedestrian in historic California city

Vallejo - A speeding car leaped onto the sidewalk Friday on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo, killing at least one pedestrian at a bus stop and injuring several more.

Irish students killed in U.S. balcony collapse flown home

Los Angeles - The bodies of five Irish students killed in a balcony collapse in California are set to return home, and a sixth Irish-American victim was buried in the state, as parents appealed for privacy to mourn the deaths.

Three dead, 34 injured as car rams crowd in Austrian city of Graz

Vienna - Three people including a four-year-old boy were killed and 34 others injured Saturday when a "mentally unbalanced" man drove a 4x4 into a pedestrian street thronging with shoppers in the southern Austrian city of Graz, police said.

France opens manslaughter probe into Germanwings crash

Marseille - French investigators on Thursday formally opened a probe to see if anyone could be held liable for manslaughter in the case of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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A police officer at the scene of an accident in Toronto
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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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What is left of Kyle Larson's car after a last lap wreck in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
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A bus crashed into a low overpass bridge in Boston injuring at least 30.
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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.
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March 12, 2011 Halifax NS Police scratches head as student driver car blocks major intersection.
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Accident in Toronto's Koreatown
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A660 Otley Bypass heading from Burley-in-Wharfedale.
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As you can see the ship toppled over but amazingly everyone there survived.
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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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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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Screenshot of video showing a tow truck and rig falling off the cliff edge
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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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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.