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Migrant disasters in the Mediterranean

Cairo - The migrant disaster off Egypt this week adds to a relentless loss of life in the Mediterranean, where a single catastrophe killed some 800 people in April 2015.Following are despairing milestones in the ongoing migrant crisis.

Turkish man attacks bus driver with umbrella, causes pile-up

Istanbul - Turkish police have detained a man who caused a mass pile-up and traffic chaos in Istanbul on Friday when he attacked a bus driver with an umbrella, reports said.

At least 162 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

Cairo - Rescuers recovered at least 162 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt's coast by Friday evening, as the search for victims entered its third day.

Dreams of migrants on doomed boat end in tragedy

Rosetta - Mutwali Mohamed watched helplessly as his wife and son slipped under the waves after the crowded migrant boat they boarded capsized off Egypt's coast on its voyage to Italy.

Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

Rosetta - Rescuers brought more bodies to shore on Thursday a day after a boat crowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt, drowning at least 51 people.

Boat with up to 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned

Rosetta - A boat carrying up to 450 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast on Wednesday, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials said.

Migrant boat capsizes off Egypt, killing at least 30

Cairo - A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast, killing 30 people and triggering an operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said.

Thais search for missing as 15 die in pilgrim boat accident

Ayutthaya - Divers located the body of a young boy on Monday as they resumed their search for missing passengers after an overcrowded boat carrying Muslim pilgrims sank on Thailand's Chao Phraya river, leaving at least 15 people dead.

Honeymooning Spaniard killed in Bali boat blast

Denpasar - A Spanish woman on her honeymoon was killed in an explosion on a Bali tourist boat that left another foreigner dead and about 20 injured, officials said Friday.

Polish probe alleges 'tampering' in Russia plane crash

Varsovia - Polish investigators reviewing what caused a 2010 airplane crash in Russia that killed then-president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others alleged on Thursday that the black boxes were tampered with in the original probe.

Malaysia confirms Tanzania debris came from MH370

Kuala Lumpur - A piece of aircraft wreckage found in June off Tanzania has been confirmed as coming from the doomed airliner MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday.

Bali tourist boat blast kills two foreigners, injures 18

Denpasar - An explosion on a speedboat in Bali left two foreigners dead and 18 other tourists injured Thursday, sparking dramatic scenes as rescuers rushed to haul stunned and bloodied holidaymakers off the vessel.

Pakistan train crash kills four, injures 100

Multan - At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.

'Human error' likely caused Harmony of the Seas cruise ship death

Marseille - Human error was probably to blame for the death of a Filipino crewman on the world's biggest cruise liner the Harmony of the Seas, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

24 injured as tourist bus crashes in Barcelona

Barcelona - At least 24 people, most of them tourists, were injured early on Wednesday when a coach crashed in Barcelona on its way to the airport, the emergency services said.

Spanish crash train going four times speed limit: black boxes

Madrid - The train that derailed and killed four people in Spain was travelling at 118 kilometres per hour, a court said Tuesday based on information from its black boxes, on a track that allowed just 30 kph.

Filipino crewman killed in accident on world's biggest cruise ship

Marseille - A Filipino crewman was killed Tuesday during a safety drill on the world's biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, while it was docked in Marseille, a city official said.

MH370 'debris' handed to Australian agency by amateur investigator

Canberra - An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire onboard.

Speeding most likely cause of Spain train crash: mayor

Porri - Excessive speed is the most likely cause of a train crash in northwestern Spain which killed four people, the mayor of the local town suggested Saturday.

Polish film on 2010 air crash points finger at Russia

Varsovia - A new Polish feature film about the April 2010 jet crash in Russia which killed then president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others has revived conspiracy theories about Moscow's role in the tragedy.

American, Portuguese among dead in Spain train crash

Spain - A train carrying tourists to Portugal from northwestern Spain veered off the tracks and smashed into a pillar Friday, killing its Portuguese driver as well as a US passenger and two Spaniards.

Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars rescued

Courmayeur - More than 30 tourists who spent a dramatic night stranded in cable cars above the French Alps were brought to the ground Friday after an 18-hour ordeal, operators said.

33 people spend night stuck in cable cars over Alps

Grenoble - Some 33 tourists, including a 10-year-old child, spent the night stuck in cable cars thousands of metres up among the glaciers of Mont Blanc ahead of an expected rescue operation on Friday morning, officials said.

Altitude data 'to blame' for mystery F-18 crash in Switzerland

Geneva - A Swiss F/A-18 warplane smashed into the Alps after flight controllers told the pilot to fly far below a safe altitude, investigators probing the mystery incident said Tuesday.

One dead, 24 injured in Tel Aviv building collapse

Jerusalem - A building collapse at a construction site in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv on Monday killed one person and injured 24, with several others trapped in rubble, police and medics said.

Afghan road crash inferno leaves 35 dead

Kandahar - At least 35 people were killed on Sunday when a bus collided with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

Crashed Swiss fighter jet located, 'pilot still missing'

Geneva - The remains of a Swiss army fighter jet that disappeared over the Alps Monday have been located in central Switzerland, but the pilot is still missing, the defence ministry said.

Swiss fighter jet missing, believed crashed: ministry

Geneva - A Swiss army fighter jet went missing over the Alps Monday and is believed to have crashed, the defence ministry said, adding that a large-scale search and rescue operation had been launched.
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