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Indonesia teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at sea

Jakarta - An Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said Monday.

Plane downing result of 'premeditated' actions by Israeli pilots: Russia

Moscow - The Kremlin on Monday accused Israeli pilots of "premeditated actions" over the downing of a Russian plane in Syria last week, warning it will harm relations between the two countries.

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

Mumbai - A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.

At least 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DR Congo

Mbandaka - At least 27 people drowned and others were presumed dead after a riverboat capsized on a tributary of the Congo River in northern DR Congo, a local official said Wednesday.

One dead in Madrid Ritz hotel renovations

Madrid - One worker died and two others were badly hurt after scaffolding collapsed during renovation work at Madrid's Ritz hotel Tuesday, emergency services said.

Drugs kill seven at Vietnam music festival

Seven Vietnamese have died and five are in a coma after taking drugs at an electronic dance music festival in Hanoi, officials said Monday, as authorities scrambled to trace the substance.

Genoa looks to future one month after bridge disaster

Genoa - A month after Genoa's Morandi Bridge collapse killed 43 people, the port city is tending to its wounds and those left homeless by the disaster are turning a brave face to the future."I was asleep at home that day because I work at night.

Seven hurt in Greek island beach rockslide

Atenas - Seven people including a family of Czech tourists were injured Thursday following a rockslide at Navagio beach on the island of Zante, one of Greece's most popular travel destinations, officials said.

Thai film company to retell cave boy saga

Bangkok - A Thai-based film company has joined the scramble to retell the dramatic story of the 12 young footballers and their coach who were freed from a flooded cave, one of the producers said Tuesday.

50 dead as Indian bus plunges into valley

New Delhi - Fifty people died when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a valley in southern India on Tuesday, one of the deadliest accidents on the country's notorious roads in recent years.

Indian bus plunges into valley, 43 dead

New Delhi - Forty-three people died in southern India on Tuesday when a bus taking pilgrims from a temple plunged into a valley, an official said, in the latest horrific crash on the country's roads.

Cosmonaut shows space station hole to calm public

Moscow - A cosmonaut on Monday showed off a hole in the International Space Station that caused loss of oxygen after Russia suggested the leak could have been caused deliberately.

Plane crash kills 19 in South Sudan

Juba - Nineteen people were killed on Sunday when a small plane crashed into a lake in the centre of South Sudan, while four people including two children survived, a regional official told AFP.

Six killed in Nepal chopper crash

Kathmandu - A helicopter crashed into a hillside in central Nepal on Saturday, killing six on board including a Japanese tourist, officials said. One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.

At least 21 killed in Indonesia bus crash

Bandung - At least 21 people died and several others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed and plunged into a ravine on the Indonesian island of Java, police said Saturday.

Italian architect Renzo Piano presents Genoa bridge plan

Rome - World-famous Italian architect Renzo Piano on Friday presented his plan for a replacement for the motorway bridge outside Genoa that partly collapsed in August, killing 43 people.

New mission to find Argentine sub that sank with 44 crew on board

Buenos Aires - A US vessel will begin a new search for the missing Argentine submarine that disappeared last year with 44 crew members on board, the ministry of defense said Thursday.

Russia says space station leak could be deliberate sabotage

Moscow - Russia launched checks Tuesday after its space chief said an air leak on the International Space Station last week could have been caused by deliberate sabotage.

Eleven killed in latest Ecuador bus crash

Quito - A bus crash in Ecuador's Andes mountains left 11 people dead, authorities said Saturday, bringing the country's death toll from such accidents to 46 in the past three weeks.

Ghost ship in Myanmar waters earlier towed by Indonesian-manned vessel: navy

Yangon - A stranded vessel empty of crew and goods that was found in Myanmar's waters this week was being towed by a ship with 13 Indonesian nationals before it became unmoored, the Myanmar Navy said.

Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger

Moscow - The International Space Station crew on Thursday was repairing a small "leak" most likely caused by a collision with a small meteorite, the head of the Russian space agency said, adding the incident presented no danger.

Ethiopian military helicopter crash kills 18

Addis Ababa - An Ethiopian military helicopter crashed on Thursday, killing 18 people, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported.

Italy mulls infrastructure nationalisation after bridge disaster

Rome - The Italian government announced Monday that it is considering nationalising the management of its infrastructure following the Genoa bridge disaster that killed dozens, amid a row with the motorway company that managed the viaduct.

Hair-raising! Japan bullet train staff made to sit by tracks

Apo - A Japanese rail company has defended a safety exercise that requires employees to sit beside tracks in tunnels as bullet trains speed by at 300 kilometres (186 miles) an hour.

'Stressed, weeping' pilot caused deadly Nepal plane crash: inquiry

Kathmandu - An investigation into a deadly plane crash at Nepal's international airport has blamed the captain who wept and suffered an emotional breakdown during the flight after his skills had been questioned, according to a draft of the report leaked Monday.

16 dead in Bulgarian bus crash: minister

Bulgaria - Sixteen people died after a tourist bus crashed along a winding road in west Bulgaria on Saturday, interior minister Alentin Radev said, after rushing to the scene of the accident.

15 dead in Bulgarian coach crash

Bulgaria - At least 15 people were killed when a tourist coach crashed along a winding road in west Bulgaria on Saturday, the health ministry said."We can confirm 15 dead and 27 injured," ministry spokeswoman Katia Sungarska told BNT public television.

Italy's Autostrade backs initial 500-million-euro fund for Genoa

Rome - Italy's beleaguered motorway operator Autostrade per l'Italia said Tuesday it had earmarked an initial 500 million euros in funding after Genoa's Morandi bridge collapsed last week, killing 43 people.

Italy's populists ride wave of anger after Genoa tragedy

Rome - In the aftermath of last week's disastrous collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy's populist government has been riding a wave of public anger -- in a move which could backfire.

Eight hikers die as flash flood hits Italy's Calabria

Rome - Eight hikers died when a mountain river suddenly flooded in Italy's southern Calabria region, with five people still missing, local emergency services said on Monday.
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5 killed in routine safety drill on cruise ship in Canary Islands (MS Thomson Majesty)
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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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A construction crane in Kirov, Russia falls, taking a whole row of balconies with it.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban, South Africa.
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As you can see the ship toppled over but amazingly everyone there survived.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.

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