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Germanwings victims remembered in Barcelona memorial service

Madrid - Some 1,500 people attended a memorial service Monday at Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and paid homage to the 150 people killed in last month's Germanwings plane crash.

Berlin knew Ukraine flight dangers before MH17 crash: Reports

Frankfurt - Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky last year but did not inform German airlines, local media reported on Sunday.

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

Ukraine - Ukrainians on Sunday marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.

Iran leader criticises rich kids after deadly car crashes

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised fast-driving wealthy youngsters Sunday for creating "psychological insecurity" on the streets after two high-speed accidents killed five people.

Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing after engine fire

Kayseri - A Turkish Airlines plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul on Saturday after one of its engines caught fire, media and officials said.

Oil from Russian trawler wreck reaches Canaries' beaches

Madrid - Oil from the wreck of a Russian trawler that sank off the Canary Islands last week has washed up on the beaches of the picturesque tourist islands, Spain said.

Migrants killed in Macedonia train horror

Skopeia - At least 14 immigrants from Somalia and Afghanistan were killed in central Macedonia when they were hit by an international passenger train, officials said on Friday.

Dutch expert fired after showing MH17 victim photos

Den Haag - A Dutch expert helping to identify victims from last year's MH17 airliner crash in Ukraine has been fired after showing photographs of the dead at a public lecture, the government said Thursday.

Spain locates sunken Russian trawler off Canaries

Madrid - A Russian fishing trawler that sank last week off Spain's Canary Islands has been found and is still losing fuel, Public Works Minister Ana Pastor said Wednesday.

Dutch investigators recover human remains from MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch investigators have recovered "many" more body parts and pieces of wreckage after resuming their search at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine, the Netherlands said Wednesday.

South Korea announces plan to raise sunken Sewol ferry

Seoul - The South Korean government announced on Wednesday it would raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry, one year after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.

Siberia wildfire toll rises to 34

Moscow - Raging wildfires in recent weeks killed 34 people, the emergencies minister said Tuesday in a new toll as President Vladimir Putin visited the stricken region.

Turkey rescues 30 Syrian migrants from sinking boat

Istanbul - Turkey's coastguard rescued 30 Syrians from a boat heading towards Greece after their vessel began to take on water in the Aegean Sea, state media said Tuesday.

Six tourists, pilot killed in Dom. Republic plane crash

Santo Domingo - Six tourists from Britain and Spain and their local pilot were killed Monday when their small plane crashed into a golf course after takeoff from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Will latest migrant drama prod Europe into action?

Brussels - EU nations have long had the recipes for managing migrant flows and sharing out the burden of illegal migration but have lacked the political will for action despite multiple dramas in the Mediterranean, critics say.

French police end Germanwings debris recovery in Alps

Digne - French military police said Monday they had wrapped up an operation to recover debris from the crash site in the Alps where a Germanwings plane smashed into the mountainside, leaving 150 people dead.

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Rome - As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what was described as the deadliest such disaster to date in the Mediterranean.

Fourth person dies after Chile nightclub collapse

Santiago - A fourth person has died of injuries sustained after a nightclub collapsed in downtown Santiago, relatives of the victim said on Saturday.

At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse

Dar Es Salaam - At least 19 Tanzanian gold miners were killed when the pit they were working in collapsed in the northwestern Msalala district, a local government official said Saturday.

Mourners join memorial service for Germanwings crash victims

Cologne - Grieving relatives joined political and religious leaders Friday at a sombre German memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash in the French Alps, blamed on a depressed co-pilot.

Dutch team finds more remains at Ukraine MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch investigators have recovered more body parts at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine after searching a location that was previously inaccessible, the Netherlands announced on Thursday.

'I am not a murderer', says charged Turkey mine chief

Akhisar - The chief executive of the mine where 301 miners died in 2014 in Turkey's deadliest industrial accident on Thursday insisted he was not a murderer and said he was still struggling to understand the causes of the tragedy.

Runway approach 'not normal' in Hiroshima crash: Asiana Airline

Toukyo - Asiana Airlines said Thursday a plane accident that injured more than 20 people at a Japanese airport made an abnormal runway approach.

MH370 search zone to double if nothing found

Kuala Lumpur - The search area for flight MH370 will double in size to encompass a vast Indian Ocean corridor if wreckage remains elusive, Malaysia, Australia and China said Thursday, asserting their commitment to finding the plane.

S. Korea vows to raise sunken ferry but angry relatives unmoved

Seoul - South Korea's president vowed to raise the sunken Sewol ferry Thursday, but was still snubbed by grieving relatives on the first anniversary Thursday of the disaster that claimed 304 lives -- most of them schoolchildren.

Russia trawler sinks off Canary Islands

Madrid - A Russian trawler that had been accused of illegal fishing sank near the Canary Islands on Wednesday, without causing casualties, Spanish rescuers said.

Dutch to renew search for body parts, debris at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch and international investigators will renew their search for body parts and debris at the MH17 plane crash site in restive eastern Ukraine, including at a location previously considered unsafe, the team's chief announced Wednesday.

Turkey mine chiefs on trial over Soma tragedy

Akhisar - Eight former managers from the mine where Turkey's worst industrial disaster occurred in May 2014 appeared in court Wednesday on murder charges, with prosecutors demanding they spend the rest of their lives in jail.

Flowers and tears as families mourn South Korea ferry dead

Jindo - More than 100 relatives of victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster tearfully cast flowers into the sea Wednesday at an emotional memorial event on the eve of the tragedy's first anniversary.

Asiana plane smashes antenna in Japan runway undershoot

Toukyo - An Asiana Airlines plane smashed into a communications antenna as it came in to land at a Japanese airport, footage showed on Wednesday, injuring 27 people in an accident with echoes of the Korean airline's fatal 2013 crash in San Francisco.
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