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Cairo furniture factory fire kills 25

Cairo - At least 25 people died in a fire that gutted an Egyptian furniture factory north of Cairo on Tuesday, a health ministry official said.

France charges Spanish coach driver after freak accident

Lille - French prosecutors Monday charged a Spanish coach driver with reckless endangerment after he drove the vehicle under a low bridge, causing the roof to be shorn off and seriously injuring six passengers.

China escalator swallows toddler's mother: Report

Bejing - A woman was killed after she plunged through flooring over an escalator in a Chinese department store, reports said Monday, thrusting her toddler to safety as she fell to her death.

Six injured when roof sheared off bus in northern France

Lille - Six passengers were seriously injured early Sunday in a spectacular accident in northern France when the top of a bus was shorn off while trying to pass under a low bridge.

Three dead as small plane crashes into Tokyo suburb

Toukyo - Three people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed into a Tokyo suburb shortly after takeoff, leaving nearby homes and cars ablaze and the charred remains of the fuselage lying in a burnt-out residence.

Lightning kills seven from same Mexico family

- Four children were among seven people from the same family killed in a devastating lightning strike in rural Mexico on Friday, authorities said.

Spain train crash victims demand justice two years on

Madrid - Relatives of some of the 79 people killed in a high-speed train crash in northwest Spain marked its second anniversary Friday angrily demanding Spanish leaders answer for the tragedy.

Unidentified Germanwings remains buried quietly before ceremony

Le Vernet - Unidentified remains from the 150 victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps in March were buried quietly overnight ahead of a ceremony for families on Friday.

21 dead as cargo ship hits party boat north of Cairo

Cairo - At least 21 people celebrating an engagement were killed on the Nile north of Cairo late Wednesday when a cargo ship hit their chartered boat, medical and security sources said.

Lufthansa defends treatment of Germanwings crash bereaved

Berlin - Lufthansa Tuesday defended its treatment of families of victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps, saying its compensation offer had gone "well beyond" what was required by law.

Migrant dies after attempt to enter Channel Tunnel

Lille - A migrant has died after being badly burnt while attempting to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais in a bid to reach Britain, French officials said Monday.

Girl among five dead in India building collapse

New Delhi - Rescuers in the Indian capital on Sunday plucked the body of a little girl from the ruins of a collapsed four-storey building, increasing the death toll to five.

Families of Germanwings victims hold out for higher compensation

Berlin - Families of Germans killed in the crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps have turned down the airline's compensation offer, demanding a higher amount of at least 100,000 euros, their lawyer said Saturday.

More than 150 injured in S.Africa train crash: Medics

Johanesburg - At least 150 people were injured when two trains collided in south Johannesburg on Friday evening, South African officials said, adding that there were no confirmed fatalities.

EU watchdog urges expanded pilot mental health checks

Brussels - Europe's aviation watchdog on Friday recommended expanded mental health and medical checks of pilots after a rogue airman apparently deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet in March, killing all 150 people on board.

The victims fighting to survive after Taiwan water park inferno

Taipei - Almost three weeks after a fireball engulfed hundreds of young partygoers in Taiwan, the death toll continues to rise with agonising slowness as parents keep vigil at their children's bedsides, willing those who survived to stay alive.

South Korea selects China consortium for Sewol ferry salvage

Seoul - A Chinese-led consortium was selected Wednesday as the preferred bidder to take on the massive task of raising the South Korean passenger ferry that sank last year with the loss of more than 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.

Two pilots killed in Russian strategic bomber crash

Khabarovsk - Two pilots were killed when a strategic bomber with seven people on board crashed in far eastern Russia on Tuesday, the defence ministry said, the latest in a string of military aircraft accidents.

Two gored in Pamplona bull run

Pamplona - Two people were gored Monday while running through the streets alongside half-tonne fighting bulls at Spain's famed Pamplona festival, organisers said.

23 conscripts killed in Russian military barracks collapse

Omsk - Twenty-three Russian conscripts were crushed to death when their military barracks collapsed in Siberia, the latest disaster blamed on apparent shoddy construction work and lax safety standards.

NYC council asks Google to discourage left turns to save lives

New York City - New York City has reportedly asked Google to eliminate left turns from its navigation directions on Google Maps where possible. It is thought that this could save many lives over the course of the year as left turns are notoriously dangerous in NYC.

Lagos megachurch negligent over deadly building collapse: coroner

Lagos - A coroner on Wednesday said a megachurch run by popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua should be prosecuted after a building collapse killed 116 people, most of them South Africans.

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.
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