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Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner starts in S. Korea

Seoul - The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began Saturday under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led.

Rescued Nicaragua miners join hunt for missing comrades

- Twenty workers dramatically rescued from a collapsed Nicaraguan gold mine joined frantic efforts to find five comrades still missing after the cave-in, officials said Saturday.

Frantic search as Nicaragua mine collapse traps 20

Managua - Rescue teams in Nicaragua were scrambling frantically Friday to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground for more than 24 hours after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine.

Captain blames company for South Korean ferry disaster

Seoul - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry Friday pinned the blame on the ship's operator for one of the nation's worst maritime disasters, saying it was standard practice to overload the vessel and overlook safety checks.

Girl, 9, accidentally shoots dead US instructor with Uzi

Los Angeles - A nine-year-old girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range in the United States, triggering more debate over gun control in the country.

Russia claims MH17 crash investigation stalled

Moscow - Russia complained Monday of a failure to release details of the investigation into the Malaysian jet that crashed in Ukraine in July, accusing international investigators of lack of transparency.

Temple stampede in central India kills at least 10

Bhopal - A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India killed at least 10 people and injured scores early Monday, the latest in a string of deadly accidents at mass religious events, officials said.

Indonesia calls off search for Spaniards in boat sinking

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities called off their search for two Spanish men Saturday, finding no sign of them one week after their tour boat sank in central Indonesia.

170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya

Tripoli - A Libyan coastguard official said on Friday a boat carrying 200 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was feared lost at sea off the capital Tripoli, with 170 people still missing.

Three relatives of pope killed in Argentina accident

Buenos Aires - Two infant grandnephews of Pope Francis and their mother were killed early Tuesday when their car slammed into the back of a truck in Argentina, authorities said.

Indonesia hunts Spaniards missing in tourist boat sinking

Bima - Indonesian rescuers Tuesday expanded their search for two Spanish men still missing after a tourist boat sank at the weekend, forcing survivors to swim hours to dry land and drink their own urine.

Three climbers die after 800-metre fall from Mont Blanc

Grenoble - Two climbers and their guide have fallen 800 metres to their death in the Mont Blanc range, French police said on Monday, the latest in a series of tragedies on Europe's highest mountain.

Survivors of Indonesia boat ordeal drank urine, swam to volcano island

Bima - Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine.

Ten foreigners, five locals missing as Indonesia tour boat sinks

Bima - Ten foreign tourists and five Indonesians were missing Sunday after a boat sank as it travelled between islands in the east of the country, while 10 others have been rescued, search and rescue officials said.

Brazil vote veers into unknown with candidate's death

Bras - The death in a plane crash of Socialist Party candidate Eduardo Campos has put an unpredictable spin on Brazil's presidential elections, opening the way for a popular environmentalist to challenge incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Santos - Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when his campaign jet slammed into houses in Santos city in bad weather, killing all seven people on board and setting buildings alight.

Six climbers die after fall on France's Mont Blanc

Chamonix - Six French climbers have died after a terrifying 250-metre fall from Mont Blanc, officials said Wednesday, one of the worst accidents in a decade on Europe's highest mountain.

Swiss train carriage plunges into ravine after landslide

Chur - A landslide derailed a passenger train in the Swiss mountains on Wednesday sending one carriage plunging into a ravine, but it appeared that miraculously there had been no deaths.

Parents fall off cliff while taking selfie, leave children behind

According to reports a couple was taking photos near a cliff while on vacation with their children. While taking a "selfie" with their children they slipped and fell off the edge.

Iran airliner crashes in Tehran street, killing 39

Tehran - An Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday moments after takeoff from Tehran, killing 39 people on board and narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market.

Tibet bus accident kills 44 people, injures 11: Xinhua

Beijing - A tour bus plunged into a Tibetan valley on Saturday after hitting two vehicles, killing 44 people and injuring 11, China's official news agency Xinhua reported.

Voice recordings in Air Algerie crash 'unusable': investigators

Le Bourget - Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people last month said on Thursday they had been unable to access voice recordings from the flight deck."The tape was a little bit damaged. We were able to extract it...

'Cranks' accused of risking lives on France's Mont Blanc

Lyon - A US climber who tried to go up western Europe's highest peak with his two children has sparked alarm among professional guides and officials in France for what some see as "cranks" putting lives at risk on Mont Blanc.

Nearly 120 feared drowned in Bangladesh ferry disaster

Munshiganj - Rescuers in Bangladesh searched Tuesday for the wreckage of a heavily overloaded river ferry that sank, amid growing anger among relatives of nearly 120 people still missing.

Vat of eggnog flavoring injures two workers in New Jersey

Totowa - An explosion reportedly ripped through the Pharmachem Laboratories which originated with a vat of eggnog flavoring. Workers were wearing their safety helmets and only suffered minor injuries.

Bangladesh ferry sinks with up to 200 on board

Munshiganj - An overloaded ferry sank in rough conditions in central Bangladesh on Monday with up to 200 passengers on board, in the latest disaster to hit the country's rivers.

Safety questioned as China plant blast deaths rise to 71

Kunshan - The death toll from an explosion at a Taiwan-invested car parts factory in China climbed to 71 on Sunday, state media said, as a labour rights group cast doubt on its safety measures.

Taiwan opens investigation into gas explosion disaster

Kaohsiung - Taiwan's president promised on Saturday to launch a swift investigation into the cause of deadly gas explosions that rocked the island's densely populated second city, as residents accused local authorities of failing to avert the tragedy.

Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

Kaohsiung - A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads, officials said Friday.

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Taipei - Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise.
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A monster truck lost control at the Extremo Aeroshow in Chihuahua, Mexico, running over spectators.
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5 killed in routine safety drill on cruise ship in Canary Islands (MS Thomson Majesty)
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Accident in Toronto's Koreatown
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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Accident in Toronto's Koreatown
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5 killed in routine safety drill on cruise ship in Canary Islands (MS Thomson Majesty)
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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.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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Accident scene at the Obalende area of Lagos
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Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
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