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French submarine lost in 1968 found at last in Mediterranean

Marseille - A French submarine that went missing in the western Mediterranean in 1968 has been found, officials said Monday, ending a 51-year wait for families of the crew who continue to seek answers to the naval disaster.

Death toll climbs to 15 after China gas plant blast

Bejing - The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China has risen to 15, state media said Saturday.

Minibus with migrants overturns in Turkey killing 17

Ankara - Seventeen people were killed and 50 wounded after a minibus carrying migrants overturned in eastern Turkey on Thursday, the private news agency DHA reported.

'I miss their laughter': Grieving crash dad slams 'shameful' Boeing

Washington - A grieving Canadian man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia in March told the US Congress Wednesday that his life had "no meaning anymore", calling the aircraft manufacturer's practices "shameful.

Wary US swimmers share waves with deadly sharks off Cape Cod

Wellfleet - At the entrance to Newcomb Hollow Beach, at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, the picture of a great white shark reminds swimmers that the US shores of the Atlantic must be shared with the ocean's most feared predator.

Three children, woman killed in France train-car crash

Avenay-val-d'or - A woman and three children were killed Monday when a train smashed into their car at a level crossing in eastern France.

Fierce storm kills seven in Greek tourist peninsula

Thessalon - Seven people died and at least 23 were injured as a fierce storm ripped through beachfronts in one of Greece's top tourist areas, terrifying thousands of holidaymakers caught in the open, authorities said Thursday.

Pakistan train collision kills 11, injures 78

Islamabad - At least 11 people were killed and nearly 80 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.

29 die as bus plunges off India's 'highway to hell'

Agra - At least 29 people were killed and 18 others injured when a bus careered off a notorious Indian highway after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel, officials said Monday.

Russia buries navy officers killed in sub fire

Sanktpeterburg - Russia buried 14 navy officers amid tight security in Saint Petersburg on Saturday who were killed in a fire on a nuclear-powered submersible in circumstances that have not been fully revealed by the Kremlin.

At least 4 dead, 21 missing after Pakistan boat capsizes

Peshawar - At least four people have been killed and 21 still missing after a boat capsized in northwest Pakistan, officials said Thursday, with a rescue operation continuing as hopes for finding survivors fade.

27 dead as fishing boat sinks off Honduras

Tegucigalpa - At least 27 people died and nine were missing Wednesday when their fishing boat sank off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, the country's military said.

Russia's top-secret deadly sub fire: what we know

Moscow - Two days after a fire on a Russian deep-water submersible killed 14 crew members, Moscow remains tight-lipped about the incident.The Kremlin says the information about the vessel and its assignment is top secret, but this is what we do know.

Kremlin says details of deadly sub fire 'state secret'

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday refused to reveal the full story of a fire that killed 14 officers on what was reportedly a nuclear-powered mini-submarine, saying the details of the tragedy were a "state secret.

14 crew killed in fire on Russian submersible

Moscow - Fourteen Russian seamen have died in a fire on a deep-water research submersible, Russia's defence ministry said Tuesday, the latest in a string of disasters and accidents to hit the country's navy.

At least 45 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast

Port Harcourt - At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed and then exploded as people gathered fuel, emergency services said Tuesday.

Body of plane stowaway 'landed near London sunbather'

London - The body of a suspected stowaway who fell to his death from a Kenya Airways plane landed next to a man sunbathing in his garden in south-west London, a neighbour said.

Two planes overshoot runways in India

New Delhi - Two incidents of dangerous landings by commercial planes carrying more than 200 passengers were being investigated, Indian officials said Monday.

35 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - At least 35 people were killed Monday when an overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said.

Plane crash in Texas kills 10: officials

Washington - A small twin-engine plane crashed on takeoff Sunday into a hangar at a Texas airport, officials said, killing all 10 aboard.

Plane crash in Texas kills 10 people: officials

Washington - A small twin-engine passenger plane crashed in Texas in the United States on Sunday, killing 10 people, officials said.

Vast blast as Italy demolishes remains of collapsed road bridge

Genoa - The two remaining towers of the motorway bridge in the Italian city Genoa that collapsed last year killing 43 people were demolished on Friday to make way for a new structure, authorities said.

Hungary boat tragedy 26th victim confirmed

Budapest - Hungarian police said Friday they had identified the 26th victim of the sinking last month of a Budapest tourist boat carrying South Korean passengers.

Italy demolishes remains of Genoa bridge

Genoa - The two remaining towers of the motorway bridge in the Italian city Genoa that collapsed nearly a year ago killing 43 people were demolished on Friday to make way for a new structure, authorities said.

Bodies of climbers found in Himalayas were roped together: police

New Delhi - Seven climbers killed on India's second highest mountain last month were roped together when an avalanche struck, an official said Thursday.

Collapsed dreams: Cambodia construction workers risk lives for 'riches'

Sihanoukville - When Sam Sok took a $6-a-day job as a construction labourer in Sihanoukville she knew it could be dangerous, but the deaths of 28 workers in a building collapse -- with her nephew among the missing -- has laid bare the risks many like her face to earn ...

Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant and 2-year-old child stir outrage

Ciudad Victoria - Shocking images of a drowned Salvadoran migrant and his two-year-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have sparked outrage, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum-seekers.

Seven people, including Chinese, charged over Cambodia building collapse

Sihanoukville - Seven people, including five Chinese nationals, have been charged with manslaughter or as accomplices to manslaughter in connection with a building collapse in Cambodia that killed 28 people and sparked anger over shoddy construction regulations.

Thai 'Wild Boars' pay respects to hero diver who died in rescue

Mae Sai - The "Wild Boars" youth football team, whose plight captivated the world a year ago when they were trapped for nearly three weeks in a flooded Thai cave, paid their respects Monday to a diver who died trying to save them.

Two survivors, three bodies pulled from collapsed Cambodia building

Sihanoukville - Two men were pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed Cambodian building on Monday, more than two days after a construction site accident that left at least 28 dead.
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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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Police siren.
Police siren.
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Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
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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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A660 Otley Bypass heading from Burley-in-Wharfedale.
A660 Otley Bypass heading from Burley-in-Wharfedale.
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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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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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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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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In this head-on collision  if both vehicles have an event data recorder  it may be possible to tell ...
In this head-on collision, if both vehicles have an event data recorder, it may be possible to tell more accurately what really happened.
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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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A police officer at the scene of an accident in Toronto
A police officer at the scene of an accident in Toronto
TRAGEDY: First responders take charge of scene in Vallejo  Calif.   where an out-of-control car kill...
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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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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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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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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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Accident scene at the Obalende area of Lagos
Accident scene at the Obalende area of Lagos
TRAGEDY: Metro North railway inspectors examine scene of the Feb. 4 accident in which an SUV was str...
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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