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At least 32 die in Bangladesh ferry accident

Dhaka - At least 32 people died after a ferry capsized and sank Monday in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka following a collision, said rescuers, who found one man alive in a "miracle" hours later.A dozen people were initially listed as missing.

Pilots' virus chat blamed for deadly Pakistan plane crash

Islamabad - The pilots of a plane that crashed last month in Pakistan, killing 98 people, were pre-occupied by the coronavirus crisis and tried to land with the aircraft's wheels still up, according to initial official reports released Wednesday.

Human error caused Pakistan plane crash that killed 97: initial report

Islamabad - A plane crash which killed 97 people in Pakistan last month was because of human error by the pilot and air traffic control, according to an initial report into the disaster released Wednesday.

Siberian oil spill contaminates Arctic lake

Moscow - An oil spill that sparked a state of emergency has contaminated a freshwater lake in the Russian Arctic, an official said Tuesday, after authorities claimed to have contained the pollution.

Bird may have caused Canada air force aerobatics plane to crash

Montr - A bird may have caused a plane from an elite Canadian air force aerobatics team to crash, resulting in the death of one team member and injury to another, the defence department said Monday.

Budapest marks anniversary of deadly Danube boat disaster

Budapest - The Hungarian capital Budapest on Friday marked the anniversary of one its worst-ever shipping disasters, the sinking of a sightseeing vessel on the Danube which killed at least 27 people, mostly South Korean tourists.

After gas leak tragedy, Bhopal victims fall prey to virus

Bhopal - Victims of a horrifying 1984 gas leak in the Indian city of Bhopal, who have long suffered the debilitating fallout of the world's worst industrial disaster, are now dying from coronavirus, with relatives and activists accusing the government of abando...

Survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash that killed 97

Karachi - One of the two people to survive a plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people on board has described jumping from the burning wreckage of the aircraft after it hurtled into a residential neighbourhood.

80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

Karachi - A total of 80 bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, provincial health officials said in a statement, with more feared dead.

41 bodies recovered, dozens more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

Karachi - More than 40 bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, the airline said, with dozens more feared dead.

Judi Evans suffers major injuries in a horseback riding accident

Emmy award-winning actress Judi Evans ("Days of Our Lives") has suffered serious injuries in a horseback riding accident.

30 migrant workers killed in India lockdown crashes

New Delhi - At least 30 Indian migrant workers were killed Saturday in road accidents as they tried to return to their home villages during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, officials said.

At least seven dead from Indonesia oil tanker fire

Medan - Rescuers have discovered the charred remains of at least seven people a day after a series of explosions aboard an Indonesian oil tanker, and police said Tuesday the toll could rise.

19 dead as Iran warship hit by 'friendly fire' in tense Gulf

Tehran - An Iranian warship was hit by a "friendly fire" missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the US in Gulf waters.

Iran warship accidentally 'hit by missile' during exercises

Tehran - An Iranian warship was accidentally hit by a missile during exercises in the Gulf of Oman, killing at least one, state television said Monday, amid tensions with the US in the waterway.

Battle to prevent fresh gas leak at Indian plant

Visakhapatnam - Engineers battled Friday to prevent more toxic gas escaping at a chemical plant on India's east coast, a day after a pre-dawn leak killed 12 people and knocked locals unconscious in the street.

Gas leak at Indian chemical plant kills 11

Connaught Place - Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on Thursday that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said.

5 dead, hundreds in hospital after gas leak at India chemical plant

New Delhi - At least five people have been killed and several hundred hospitalised after a gas leak at a chemicals plant on the east coast of India, police said Thursday.

Canada says five missing in navy chopper crash believed dead

Ottawa - The five missing crew members of a Canadian navy helicopter that crashed during a NATO operation this week into the Mediterranean Sea are presumed dead, officials said Friday.

One Canadian dead, five missing after navy helicopter crash

Athens - A Canadian sailor's body has been found amid debris from a navy helicopter that crashed during a NATO operation in the sea between Greece and Italy, officials said Thursday.

Debris of missing Canadian NATO helicopter 'found off Greece'

Athens - Debris from a Canadian military helicopter that went missing during a NATO operation has been found in the sea between Greece and Italy, a Greek military officer and public television said Thursday.

Canadian NATO helicopter goes missing off Greece

Athens - A Canadian military helicopter operating as part of a NATO surveillance force has gone missing over the sea between Greece and Italy, officials said on Wednesday.

Genoa bridge completion offers ray of hope for Italy

Genoa - A final section of a new bridge in Genoa, built after a deadly 2018 motorway collapse, was slotted into place Tuesday, providing a much-needed symbol of renewal for coronavirus-hit Italy.

Genoa bridge 'completion' offers ray of hope for Italy

Genoa - A final section of a new bridge in Genoa, built after a deadly 2018 motorway collapse, was to be slotted into place Tuesday, providing a much-needed symbol of renewal for coronavirus-hit Italy.

Families sue helicopter firm in Kobe Bryant crash

Los Angeles - The families of four passengers who were killed in the helicopter crash with NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna have launched legal proceedings against the firms that owned and operated the chopper, media reports said.

Nine killed in Indonesia mining accident

Jakarta - Nine people were killed by a landslide at an illegal gold mine in Sumatra, an Indonesian official said Sunday. The accident happened Saturday in South Solok in West Sumatra province when a group of 12 people were digging for gold at an abandoned mine.

Pacific clean-up after homes 'blown to smithereens' by superstorm

Suva - Tens of thousands of people remain homeless in Vanuatu a week after Tropical Cyclone Harold pummelled the impoverished Pacific nation, smashing houses and destroying crops, aid workers said Tuesday.

Monster cyclone tears through Vanuatu town

Vila - A deadly cyclone destroyed much of Vanuatu's second-largest town but early warnings appeared to have prevented mass casualties in the Pacific nation, with some residents sheltered in caves to stay safe, aid workers said Tuesday.

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

Vila - A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free.

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

Vila - A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished Pacific nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free.
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