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S. Korea court jails ferry operator CEO for 10 years

Seoul - The head of the company that operated South Korea's ill-fated Sewol ferry was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, after being convicted of manslaughter over the disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Fire at factory in eastern China 'kills 18'

Bejing - Eighteen people died in a fire at a food packaging plant in China, state media said Monday, the latest accident in a country blighted by poor industrial safety standards.

Two window washers rescued from 69th floor of World Trade Center

New York - Two window washers were rescued at the new World Trade Center after the cable secured to their platform snapped and left them dangling 69 floors up for nearly two hours.

Bus crash in southern Pakistan kills 57 people: Officials

Khairpur - At least 57 people, including 18 children, were killed Tuesday when a bus collided with a goods truck loaded with coal in southern Pakistan, officials said.

Korea ferry captain jailed for 36 years, acquitted of murder

Gwangju - The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives was jailed for 36 years Tuesday, but acquitted of murdering those who died in the disaster.

Judgement in murder trial of South Korea ferry captain

Gwangju - A South Korean court will Tuesday deliver its verdict -- and possible death sentence -- on the ferry captain at the centre of one of the country's worst peacetime disasters, as officials finally ended the long search for bodies.

'Did the gates of Hell open up in Moscow?' ask Russian noses

Moscow - A foul odour enveloped the Russian capital throughout the day on Monday, with concerned Muscovites flooding authorities with complaints and officials scrambling to locate the source of the stench.

Well-known pastor among nine killed in Bahamas plane crash

Miami - A small plane carrying nine people crashed while trying to land in the Bahamas on Sunday, killing all nine occupants, including a prominent Protestant minister and his wife, officials there said.

Baby gorilla crushed to death in freak accident at California zoo

A baby gorilla at a zoo in San Francisco, California, ended up being crushed to death in what is being described as a freak accident.

Fourteen dead in Spain's worst coach crash in 13 years

Bullas - Fourteen people died when a coach plunged into a ravine in southeastern Spain in the worst such accident in the country in 13 years, officials said Sunday.

Turkey prosecutors seek life jail for eight over mining disaster

Istanbul - Prosecutors have demanded life imprisonment for eight executives of a coal mine company in Turkey operating a facility where 301 workers were killed in May in the country's worst mining accident, media reported on Wednesday.

NTSB reveals Virgin spaceship crash timeline, fingers lever

Los Angeles - Investigators gave a precise timeline of the devastating Virgin Galactic spaceship crash, detailing exactly when a slowing mechanism was wrongly deployed, but said they could not determine who activated it.

Lever under scrutiny in Virgin spaceship disaster

Los Angeles - A prematurely deployed slowing device could "well be" behind the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash, Virgin's boss Richard Branson said Monday while hitting out at "hurtful" critics and "self-proclaimed experts.

At least 24 drown, dozen missing in Istanbul migrant boat sinking

Istanbul - At least 24 people including children drowned and a dozen were missing on Monday when an overloaded boat taking migrants towards EU waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish officials said.

Virgin 'ignored' space safety warnings: Expert

Mojave - Virgin Galactic "ignored" repeated warnings in the years leading up to the deadly crash of its spacecraft in California, a rocket science safety expert said, as investigators hunted for clues to the accident.

Murakami says Japan ignoring WWII, Fukushima role: Report

Tokyo - Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has chided his country for shirking responsibility for its World War II aggression and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in an interview published Monday.

Virgin 'ignored' space safety warnings: expert

Mojave - Virgin Galactic "ignored" repeated warnings in the years leading up to the deadly crash of its spacecraft in California, a rocket science safety expert said Sunday, as investigators hunted for clues to the accident.

Branson says space dream lives on, vows safety paramount

Mojave - British tycoon Richard Branson insisted his dream of commercial space travel was still alive, despite a spacecraft crash that killed one pilot and seriously injured another.

Branson says space dream lives on, vows safety paramount

Mojave - British tycoon Richard Branson insisted Saturday his dream of commercial space travel was still alive though he will first focus on causes of the spacecraft crash that killed one pilot and seriously injured another.

Three O.C. trick-or-treaters struck, killed on Halloween

Santa Ana - A massive manhunt is underway in Southern California to find the driver of an SUV that struck and killed three costumed teens out trick-or-treating Friday night in Santa Ana.

Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot

Los Angeles - Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert -- and raising questions about the program's future.

Recovery hampered as Colombia mine flood kills 12

- It could take three days to recover the bodies of 12 miners trapped in a Colombian coal shaft, authorities said Friday after ruling out any hope the men survived.

Virgin spaceship crashes, fate of pilots unknown

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo craft crashed Friday after getting into difficulties during a test flight over California and the fate of two pilots is unknown, the company said"During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the lo...

'Hope waning' for trapped Turkish miners

Istanbul - Hopes are fading of saving 18 miners trapped by a flood in a mine in southern Turkey, the energy minister acknowledged Thursday, blaming negligence for the country's latest mining tragedy."Time is ticking by.

Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners

Istanbul - Hopes were fading Wednesday of finding alive any of 18 Turkish coal miners trapped when their shaft was engulfed by water, as rescue workers made last-ditch efforts to find survivors.

Russia offers U.S. space station help after rocket explodes

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday offered to help the United States with deliveries to the International Space Station after an unmanned American supply rocket exploded on lift-off.

German climber dies in Nepal's Everest region

Kathmandu - A German climber has died while descending a Himalayan peak in eastern Nepal, one week after an American fell to his death on the same mountain, police said Wednesday.

Orbital rocket explodes after launch

Washington - An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded Tuesday in a giant fireball and plummeted back to Earth just seconds after launch on what was to be a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Flood traps 18 in Turkey coal mine

Istanbul - Emergency workers were battling on Tuesday to save 18 Turkish miners trapped deep underground after a coal mine collapsed, letting in a deluge of water.

Divers find body six months after Korea ferry disaster

Seoul - South Korean divers discovered another body inside the sunken Sewol ferry on Tuesday -- six months after it capsized and more than 100 days after the last corpse was recovered, officials said.
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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)
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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