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Nigerian preacher under pressure over fatal church collapse

Lagos - A popular Nigerian preacher and televangelist was under mounting pressure on Wednesday to co-operate with the authorities after a fatal building collapse in Lagos that claimed at least 67 lives.

67 South Africans dead in Lagos building collapse

Lagos - South Africa's president announced Tuesday that 67 of his compatriots were among scores of worshippers killed in the collapse of a popular and controversial Nigerian megachurch.

Nigerian preacher suggests sabotage over deadly building collapse

Lagos - Nigerian preacher and televangelist TB Joshua on Sunday linked a deadly building collapse at his Lagos megachurch to a suspicious aircraft but rescue workers ruled out the theory of foul play.

Search for missing as three die in Philippine ferry sinking

Manila - Three people were killed as rescuers searched for at least three others still missing with more than a hundred rescued after a ferry sank in waters off the central Philippines, the government said on Sunday.

29 missing after ferry mishap in Philippines: govt

Manila - At least 29 people are missing after a ferry lost control of its steering and was hit by huge waves in waters off the central Philippines on Saturday night, the government's civil defence office said.

Malaysian girl dies after being flung from Australian funfair ride

Sydney - Australian authorities are investigating the death of a Malaysian girl who was flung "like a doll" from a spinning ride at the Royal Adelaide Show where showgoers laid flowers for her Saturday.

Wrong pedal sends car from 2nd floor parking down to the street

Las Tablas - A Madrid woman driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake Monday, sending her car through the second-floor wall of a parking garage and down to the street. The car landed on its roof in the street below, crushing two other cars in its wake.

Death toll in Pakistan mosque collapse rises to 24

Lahore - The death toll from a mosque collapse in eastern Pakistan has risen to 24, rescuers said Wednesday, after pulling more bodies from the rubble.

At least 11 die in Pakistan mosque collapse

Lahore - At least 11 worshippers were killed when the roof of a mosque collapsed in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore Tuesday and an unknown number are still buried under rubble, officials said.

Turkey police fire gas at protests over worker lift deaths

Istanbul - Turkish riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul, a day after 10 workers were killed when a lift crashed to the ground from the 32nd storey of a building.

BP ruled grossly negligent in 2010 oil spill

New York - BP potentially faces billions of dollars in new fines after a New Orleans judge concluded it acted with "gross negligence" ahead of the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Six survive as bus carrying 50 plunges into gorge in India

Srinagar - Flood waters swept an overcrowded bus carrying a wedding party into a gorge on Thursday with all but six of the 50 on board feared dead in Indian Kashmir, officials said.

Nicaragua abandons search for trapped miners

Managua - Rescue teams on Tuesday called off painstaking efforts to reach seven gold miners trapped underground in Nicaragua for nearly a week after new landslides made the work too dangerous.

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.
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5 killed in routine safety drill on cruise ship in Canary Islands (MS Thomson Majesty)
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Incidents such as this happened due to alcohol and cell phone use. Studies have proven that current bans on usage are not stopping further accidents.
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Accident scene at the Obalende area of Lagos
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