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British woman dies after fall from riverboat in southern France

Avignon - A British woman died Saturday night after falling from a boat which hit a beacon in the Rhone river in Avignon, southern France, emergency services said.

Police divers find bodies in Australia fishing tragedy

Sydney - Australian police divers have recovered the bodies of two fishermen from a sunken trawler and were Sunday searching for four others missing since the boat capsized nearly a week ago.

Russia's space agency says glitch in manned Soyuz landing

Moscow - A manned Soyuz rocket suffered a partial loss of pressure as it returned to Earth earlier this year, Russia's space agency said Wednesday, in the latest glitch to hit the country's space industry.

40 people missing as migrant vessel sinks off Haiti

Port-au-prince - About 40 people remain missing after a migrant vessel sank off the northern coast of Haiti, authorities said Monday.

Spanish Eurofighter crashes after national day parade, pilot dead

Madrid - A Spanish Eurofighter jet crashed on Thursday after taking part in a military display in Madrid for Spain's national day, killing its pilot, the defence ministry said.

Indian railway probe blames rain for deadly stampede

Mumbai - Indian railway officials on Wednesday blamed bad weather for causing a deadly stampede at a Mumbai station last month, despite commuter warnings before the tragedy of a disaster waiting to happen.

N. Zealand cops sorry for 'insensitive' road death tweet

Wellington - New Zealand Police have apologised for sending an "insensitive" tweet about road deaths featuring US comedian Steve Carell that was condemned as "tone-deaf" by social media users.

At least 14 dead as Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - At least 14 Rohingya refugees, most of them children, drowned and scores more were missing Monday after their overloaded boat capsized, the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Two dead, scores missing as boat packed with Rohingya sinks

Cox's Bazar - A boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state capsized late Sunday night near the coast of Bangladesh, leaving at least two people dead and scores missing, officials said.

Toddler rescued after 12 hours in Swiss Alps crevice

Geneva - After a 12-hour ordeal, rescue workers pulled a two-year-old girl unharmed out of a deep crevice she tumbled into during a family hike in the Swiss Alps, police said Friday.

At least 16 killed as train hits bus in Russia

Moscow - At least 16 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, authorities said.

At least 19 killed in train-bus collision in Russia: authorities

Moscow - At least 19 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a passenger bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, regional authorities said on Friday.

Romania mine collapse kills one, injures two

Bucharest - One man has died and two others have been severely injured after parts of a coal mine collapsed in southern Romania, emergency services said Friday.

Japanese woman dies after 150 giant hornet stings

Toukyo - A wheelchair-bound 87-year-old pensioner who was attacked by giant hornets in Japan and stung 150 times has died, a firefighter said Friday, as emergency workers stood by powerless to help her.

Three Indian students crushed by train while taking selfies

New Delhi - Three college students were killed by an express train Tuesday while taking photos of themselves on a track in India, the country with the world's worst record for selfie deaths.

Taiwan navy personnel jailed for fatal missile misfire

Taipei - Three naval personnel have been jailed for up to two years for mistakenly launching a missile towards China that killed one person and triggered a stern response from Beijing last year.

Football: 29 hurt as French stadium barrier collapses

Amiens - Twenty-nine fans were hurt, five of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens as away supporters celebrated their opening goal.

Investigators probe Air France A380 after engine blow-out

Paris - A team of investigators and engineers headed to Canada Sunday to inspect an Airbus A380 superjumbo operated by Air France which was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine explosion.

A380 superjumbo makes emergency landing in Canada: Air France

Paris - An Air France A380 superjumbo jetliner taking more than 500 people from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday following "serious damage" to one of its four engines, the airline said.

India rail minister orders safety upgrades as toll rises to 23

Mumbai - India's railways minister Saturday told station managers "to spend whatever is necessary" to ensure passenger safety as the death toll from a stampede on a railway footbridge in Mumbai rose to 23.

Suffocated, crushed: 22 killed in Mumbai bridge stampede

Mumbai - A stampede on an overcrowded Mumbai railway bridge lashed by a monsoon storm killed at least 22 people Friday and raised new safety questions about one of the world's biggest rail networks.

Boat capsize compounds tragedy for Rohingya refugees

Cox's Bazar - More than 60 Rohingya refugees are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Myanmar capsized, leaving distraught relatives to hold burials on Friday in squalid Bangladesh camps which the Red Cross says are tipping into a health crisis.

Death toll from Rohingya boat capsize likely to top 60: UN

Geneva - The death toll from a boat which capsized off Bangladesh carrying Rohingya refugees is set to pass 60, the UN migration agency said Friday. "Twenty-three people have been confirmed dead ...

Mumbai commuter stampede leaves at least 22 dead

Mumbai - A commuter stampede on a Mumbai railway bridge lashed by a monsoon storm during the morning rush hour Friday killed at least 22 people, officials said.

UN chief tells Myanmar to end 'nightmare' as 19 drown in Rohingya boat capsize

Cox's Bazar - UN chief Antonio Guterres exhorted Myanmar's leaders to end the "nightmare" faced by Rohingya refugees fleeing an army campaign, after at least 19 people drowned with scores more feared dead when a boat carrying Rohingya families capsized off Banglades...

Old and deadly: Japan's drive to beat elderly road menace

Nihon - A series of fatal crashes caused by elderly drivers in Japan has left authorities desperately grappling for ways to clamp down on a problem that experts warn is only going to get worse as the population ages.

Panel falls from aircraft, smashes into car in Japan

Toukyo - A panel weighing 4.3 kilograms fell from a plane shortly after take-off from a Japanese airport and smashed the window of a car being driven below, news reports and the airline said Sunday.

21 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast

Istanbul - Twenty-one people drowned and up to 15 more were missing on Friday after a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast, the coast guard said.

4 dead, 20 missing as migrant boat sinks off Turkey: reports

Istanbul - Four people drowned and up to 20 were missing on Friday after a fishing boat carrying migrants sunk off Turkey's Black Sea coast, reports said.

Private jet crashes at Istanbul's main airport, four wounded: official

Istanbul - A private jet crashed on landing and burst into flames Thursday while making an emergency landing at Istanbul's main international airport, leaving four injured, officials said.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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Johnathan Legear, Belgian Footballer, drives his Porsche into a convenience store.
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