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Sobbing relatives bury Indonesian plane crash victim

Jakarta - Sobbing friends and relatives filed into a Jakarta cemetery Thursday to bury the remains of a flight attendant from the crashed Indonesian passenger jet, as divers restarted their hunt for its second black box.

Funeral to be held for Indonesian plane crash victim

Jakarta - Grieving friends and relatives were expected at a Jakarta cemetery Thursday for the funeral of a flight attendant on the crashed Indonesian passenger jet, as divers restarted their hunt for its second black box.

Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

Jakarta - Indonesian divers returned Tuesday to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta in their hunt for the black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of why a passenger jet carrying 62 people fell from the sky.

Indonesia says located black box recorders from crashed plane

Jakarta - Body parts, twisted wreckage and clothing were plucked from waters off the Indonesian capital Sunday after a passenger jet with 62 people aboard crashed shortly after take-off a day earlier.

Indonesian plane feared crashed after losing contact

Jakarta - An Indonesian budget airline plane with 62 people on board is suspected to have crashed into the sea shortly after the Boeing passenger jet took off from Jakarta airport on Saturday, authorities said.

Boat with 20 aboard disappears between Bahamas and US

Washington - A boat carrying 20 people has disappeared between the Bahamas and Florida, the US Coast Guard announced Saturday, the day after suspending an unsuccessful three day search.

17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia

Moscow - Seventeen fishermen were missing and feared dead on Monday after a Russian trawler capsized during a storm and sank in the freezing waters of the Barents Sea.

17 fishermen feared dead after boat sinks in Arctic Russia

Moscow - Seventeen fishermen were missing and feared dead on Monday after a Russian boat capsized during a storm and sank in the freezing waters of the Barents Sea.

11 perish in Russia nursing home fire

Moscow - A fire ripped through an overcrowded retirement home in central Russia overnight, killing 11 vulnerable people as the blaze swept through the small wooden building, investigators said Tuesday.

France probes rescue helicopter crash that killed five

Albertville - French investigators were on Wednesday probing what caused a mountain rescue helicopter to crash on a training mission in the Alps, leaving five dead and the sole survivor badly hurt.

Australian surfer survives great white shark attack

Sydney - An Australian surfer told Monday how he managed to paddle back to shore and walk hundreds of meters to get help after being attacked by a great white shark.

Mine collapse in Nicaragua traps at least 10

Managua - A mudslide in an unlicensed gold mine in Nicaragua trapped at least 10 workers Friday, state-run media reported.Crews began work to try to rescue the miners after the accident in the La Esperanza region of southern Nicaragua.

Zimbabwe mine shaft collapse leaves dozens trapped

Bindura - Around 40 informal miners have been trapped underground in northeastern Zimbabwe after a shaft in a disused gold mine collapsed, the country's miners' federation said Thursday.

Finnish ferry runs aground in Baltic with nearly 430 aboard

Stockholm - A passenger ferry ran aground Saturday next to islands between Sweden and Finland, leaving nearly 430 passengers and crew stranded for the night, the Finnish owner and coast guard said.

Mechanical fault blamed for 2016 Pakistan airline crash

Islamabad - Engineers for Pakistan's scandal-hit state airline failed to repair a technical fault that led to a 2016 plane crash in which all 47 people on board died, a report has found.

Aussie 91-year-old survives paragliding crash

Sydney - A 91-year-old Australian man has survived a paragliding crash, walking away with only minor injuries after plunging into the ocean near Sydney's northern beaches.

What a tail: whale sculpture saves runaway Dutch train

Spijkenisse - A runaway Dutch metro train was saved from disaster on Monday after it smashed through a stop barrier but then came to rest on a giant sculpture of a whale's tail.

At least 140 dead in migrant boat sinking off Senegal last week: IOM

Dakar - More than 140 people died last week when a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off Senegal, in the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020 so far, the International Office for Migration (IOM) said in a statement Thursday.

Pilot killed as Taiwan fighter jet crashes into sea

Taipei - A Taiwanese pilot was killed Thursday after his fighter jet crashed off the island's eastern coast during routine training, the air force said, in the second fatal air crash in three months.

Two hurt as Greek warship collides with freighter

Athens - Two crew members of a Greek minesweeper were slightly hurt Tuesday after it collided with a Portuguese container ship off Piraeus, the port next to Athens, the navy said.

18 dead in Thailand bus-train collision

Chachoengsao - At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 injured in Thailand Sunday when a freight train crashed into a bus taking passengers to a religious ceremony, officials said.

17 dead in Thailand bus-train collision

Bangkok - At least 17 passengers were killed and more than dozen injured on Sunday when a bus collided with a train in Thailand, officials said.

Sri Lanka indicts skipper of fire-stricken oil tanker

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Thursday indicted the Greek skipper of a fire-damaged supertanker for causing an oil spill and failing to report the environmental damage to the island's waters.

Estonian leader wants new ferry disaster probe

Tallinn - Estonia's prime minister on Tuesday called for a new investigation "as soon as possible" into a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea that killed 852 people, following the release of a documentary.

Hopes fade for girl buried in Indian garbage dump

Ahmedabad - The search for a 12-year-old girl buried under a huge garbage heap in western India entered its fifth day Wednesday, with hopes fading fast of finding her alive.

Documentary unveils new evidence in Estonia ferry disaster

Apo - Nordic leaders said on Monday they would examine evidence from a new documentary that could shatter the official explanation of how 852 people died in a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea.

Rescuers dig through Indian trash dump for 12-year-old 'rag picker'

Ahmedabad - Rescuers searched frantically Monday for a 12-year-old girl believed buried for two days under a vast garbage heap which collapsed while she was scavenging in western India.

16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Bejing - Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV.

Ukraine leader praises crash survivor as toll climbs to 26

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday praised the only survivor of a military plane crash as the death toll climbed to 26, after another cadet died and three more bodies were found.

Ukraine crash survivor dies as toll climbs to 26

Kiev - One of the two survivors of a Ukrainian military plane crash died in hospital as the death toll climbed to 26 on Saturday after three more bodies were found.
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