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Vietnam rescues 12 trapped by tunnel collapse

Da Lat - Twelve people trapped in a collapsed tunnel were freed Friday after a four-day ordeal which saw rescuers pass oxygen and food through a small hole while they pulled away debris, state media reported.

At least 129 drown in DR Congo boat disaster

Lubumbashi - At least 129 people drowned when a passenger ship capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll Sunday.

One dead as French military plane crashes into home for disabled

Tours - One person was killed and five were injured in central France Wednesday after a military training jet crashed into a home for the disabled, authorities said.

21 bodies recovered after migrant shipwreck off Yemen: UN

Sanaa - The UN refugee agency said Monday 21 bodies have been recovered after Yemen reported dozens of Ethiopian migrants drowning when their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea.

Eleven bodies from S. Korea trawler found in Bering Sea

Seoul - Eleven more bodies were recovered Wednesday from the area where a South Korean trawler sank in the Bering Sea as hopes dimmed of finding any survivors among 41 crew members still missing.

Dozens of French tourists hurt in Cuba road accident

Havana - Forty-one French tourists and two locals were injured in Cuba when their bus hit another vehicle and overturned, media reports and diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

Russia finds empty lifeboats from sunken S. Korea fishing boat

Moscow - Rescuers have recovered four empty lifeboats from the South Korea fishing vessel that sank off Russia's far eastern coast, a Russian official said Tuesday, as hope faded of finding 52 people missing in the icy cold waters.

Dozens missing as S.Korea fishing boat sinks in Bering Sea

Seoul - A South Korean fishing vessel with 60 people aboard sank Monday off Russia's far east coast, leaving one crew member confirmed dead and 52 missing, Seoul officials said.

China coal mine explosion kills 11: Xinhua

Bejing - Eleven people died Thursday in a coal mine explosion in China, state media reported, in the second deadly accident in two days in the country's notoriously dangerous mining industry.

Coal mine fire kills 24 in China: Xinhua

Bejing - A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

Cairo apartment block collapse kills 15, buries seven more

Cairo - A building in Egypt's capital, where two floors had been added illegally, collapsed overnight, killing 15 people and burying seven more in the rubble, emergency services and officials said Tuesday.

Exploding excrement topples building in China, 15 injured

Yongding - A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

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.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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