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Indian scientists study deadly 'meteorite'

New Delhi - Indian scientists were Tuesday analysing a small blue rock that authorities say was a meteorite that fell from the sky and killed a bus driver. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.

'At least eight dead, 100 injured in German train crash

Bad Aibling - Two commuter trains collided head-on in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring around 100, in one of the country's deadliest rail accidents in years.

At least four Russian servicemen killed in helicopter crash

Moscow - At least four Russian servicemen were killed when a military helicopter crashed in the west of the country late Monday, the defence ministry said.

Two dozen perish in Aegean migrant disaster

Istanbul - Twenty-four migrants, including 11 children, drowned in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Dogan news agency said.

Two dead in oil rig fire off coast of Mexico

- Two workers were killed and at least seven injured Sunday in an oil platform fire off the coast of Mexico, state petrol company Pemex said.

Five Czech skiers killed in Austrian Alps avalanche

Vienna - Five skiers from the Czech Republic were killed Saturday in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps that also engulfed 17 other people, police said.Two of the skiers were injured, but not critically, they added.

37 dead in India as bus plunges into river

Ahmedabad - A packed passenger bus plunged off a bridge into a river in western India Friday killing at least 37 people, an official said, in one of the deadliest road accidents in recent years.

Giant crane falls in New York, killing one: official

New York - A giant crane crashed in New York's Tribeca neighborhood Friday, killing one person and injuring three others, two of whom were in serious condition, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.

'Major shortcomings' in French drug trial death lab: Inquiry

Paris - An inquiry into the death of a man during a drug trial has found "three major shortcomings" at the French laboratory where he was being tested, the minister of health said.

Poland to probe 'Russian role' in 2010 presidential crash

Varsovia - Poland's right-wing government on Thursday launched a fresh probe into a 2010 Polish presidential jet crash in Russia, arguing that key facts pointing to "Russia's responsibility" were "hidden" during a previous investigation.

Poland's new government revisits presidential jet crash

Varsovia - Poland's new right-wing government will on Thursday launch a fresh investigation into what caused a 2010 air crash in Russia that killed then president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, according to the defence ministry.

China jails 14 over factory blast that killed 146

Shanghai - Chinese courts have jailed 14 government officials and company executives for up to seven-and-a-half years over a 2014 factory explosion that killed 146 workers, the official Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.

10 Indian army soldiers missing in Himalayan avalanche

Srinagar - Rescuers searched Wednesday for 10 soldiers feared buried in an avalanche in India's remote Himalayas near the de facto border with Pakistan, an army spokesman said.

No charges over girl dying after 'choking on Kinder Surprise toy'

Toulouse - French prosecutors say no criminal charges will be brought against Italian confectionery giant Ferrero over allegations a three-year-old girl died after choking on a toy from a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg.

India train runs over teenager taking selfie

Chennai - An Indian teenager was struck and killed after he tried to take a photo of himself in front of an oncoming train, police said Monday, in the latest deadly accident involving selfies.

At least 37 dead, including children, as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Ayvacik - The Turkish coastguard on Saturday recovered the bodies of women and children washed up on a beach after yet another migrant boat sank while trying to reach Europe, leaving at least 37 dead.

At least ten migrants drown off Turkey, several missing

Ayvacik - At least ten migrants, including five children, drowned on Saturday when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece, the Turkish coastguard said.

At least ten migrants drown off Turkish coast: Coastguard 

Ayvacik - At least ten migrants, including five children, were killed on Saturday when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to a Greek island, a Turkish coastguard official said.

Pilots blamed for 2014 TransAsia crash on Taiwan island

Taipei - Two TransAsia Airways pilots caused a 2014 plane crash that left 48 people dead by flying too low as they attempted to land on an island during a typhoon, Taiwan's aviation authorities said Friday.

Five more Indonesian bodies wash ashore in Malaysia after boat tragedy

Kuala Lumpur - Five more bodies believed to be those of illegal Indonesian migrants were found in Malaysia on Wednesday following a boat tragedy, raising the death toll to 18, police said.

Sixth soldier dies after avalanche in French Alps

Grenoble - A Hungarian belonging to the French Foreign Legion became the sixth soldier to die following an avalanche in the Alps last week, the army said in a statement.

Bodies, survivors of Nicaragua ship accident flown out

Managua - Foreign tourists who survived when their ship capsized off an idyllic Caribbean island were flown to mainland Nicaragua Sunday with the bodies of fellow passengers killed in the accident.

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

Managua - Thirteen Costa Ricans died when a small ship carrying 32 tourists from Latin America, the United States and Britain sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean, officials said.

At least 21 migrants dead as boats sink off Greece

Atenas - At least 21 people including eight children died after their boats sank off the Greek islands of Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos early Friday, with dozens of other migrants reported missing, the coastguard said.

Ben Carson team in fatal crash, campaigning suspended

Washington - Republican Ben Carson temporarily suspended his US presidential bid Tuesday when four members of his campaign team were involved in a fatal car accident in Iowa, where the first votes in the nomination process will be cast.

Plane crash that killed Brazil candidate blamed on pilot error

Bras - The 2014 plane crash that killed Socialist Party presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was caused by pilot error in bad weather, Air Force investigators said Tuesday.

Avalanches, an Alpine menace

Grenoble - France has seen five deadly Alpine avalanches so far this winter, claiming 12 lives, eight of them in the past week.The string of tragedies is explained partly by weather conditions but also probably by ill-advised risk-taking, experts said.

Death toll from Japan bus crash rises to 15: Police

Toukyo - The death toll in Japan's worst bus accident in 25 years has risen to 15, police said Tuesday, as they struggle to determine why the vehicle veered off a mountain road it was not supposed to be on.

No reason to stop drug trials despite death: French minister

Paris - There is no reason to stop clinical trials in France, the country's health minister said Monday, despite the death of a man during testing for a new drug.

Man dies after being left brain-dead in French drug trial

Rennes - A man who was left brain-dead after suffering serious side-effects during a drugs trial in France died on Sunday, according to the hospital which had been treating him.
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TRAGEDY: Metro North railway inspectors examine scene of the Feb. 4 accident in which an SUV was str...
TRAGEDY: Metro North railway inspectors examine scene of the Feb. 4 accident in which an SUV was struck by a Metro-North commuter train in Valhalla, N.Y., killing six.
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CRASH: The tour bus involved in Friday's accident in San Francisco came to rest alongside an under-construction Apple Computer store at Post and Stockton streets, near Union Square.
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A woman on the phone after the scene of a highway accident
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A police officer at the scene of an accident in Toronto
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Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, south of Gainesville, Fla.
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TRAGEDY: First responders take charge of scene in Vallejo, Calif.,, where an out-of-control car killed one pedestrian and injured six others on Friday afternoon.
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A monster truck lost control at the Extremo Aeroshow in Chihuahua, Mexico, running over spectators.
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Game Commission officials were ob the scene of the accidental shooting of two teens in Tamaqua.
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Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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An accident scene in Lagos
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Two were rescued with only minor injuries from an SUV that fell 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge, landing upright.
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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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SUV plunged off Bronx River Parkway, seven family members were killed
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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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Van in ditch, driver gone, beer inside
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Van in ditch in Mt Uniacke
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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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