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Two killed in Indian bull-taming festival

Madurai - Two spectators at a controversial bull-wrestling festival in southern India were gored to death on Tuesday, police said, the third such fatal attack in two days.

48 injured in German school bus crash: police

Berlin - At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said.

Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning

Toukyo - A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale.

Stricken Turkey plane 'suffered sudden engine surge'

Istanbul - A Turkish passenger plane that plunged off a runway onto a cliff precariously close to the sea suddenly turned after a surge of power in one of its engines, pilots told investigators in comments published Monday.

Floor at Indonesia stock exchange tower collapses, 75 injured

Jakarta - At least 75 people were injured Monday when a mezzanine floor at Indonesia's stock exchange building collapsed into the lobby, police said, with victims carried out of the debris-filled building on stretchers.

China races to prevent environmental disaster after tanker sinks

Bejing - Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life.

Oil tanker's sinking off China raises environmental fears

Bejing - The sinking of an Iranian tanker off China could severely damage marine life, environmental experts warned Monday, as state media reported an oil spill covering up to 50 square miles at the scene.

Floor at Indonesia's stock exchange collapses, 20 injured

Jakarta - A floor at Indonesia's stock exchange collapsed into the building's lobby on Monday, injuring at least 20 people according to officials, as victims were carried out on stretchers.

Turkish passenger plane skids off runway onto seaside cliff

Ankara - A plane with 168 people aboard skidded off a runway onto a seaside cliff after landing at an airport in northern Turkey at the weekend, but no one was injured in what one passenger called a "miracle".

Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames, official says no hope of survivors

Bejing - A Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank Sunday, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off China, state media said.

China rescuers recover two bodies, black box from Iranian tanker

Bejing - Chinese rescuers Saturday recovered two bodies and the "black box" from a stricken Iranian oil tanker which has been ablaze for the past week off the east coast of China, the transport ministry said.

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

Tehran - Iran said Friday that a fresh explosion on a stricken oil tanker was complicating rescue efforts as Japan reported the vessel had drifted into its exclusive economic zone.

China says no major oil spill after Iran tanker collision

Bejing - Chinese authorities battling a blaze aboard an Iranian oil tanker said Wednesday no major spill has been detected, but an explosion had forced firefighting vessels temporarily to suspend work.

China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tanker

Bejing - China raced to contain oil leaking from an Iranian tanker stricken off its eastern coast Tuesday amid warnings the burning ship could spark an environmental disaster.

Explosion risk for oil tanker ablaze off China: authorities

Bejing - An Iranian oil tanker ablaze off China's east coast was at risk of exploding or sinking on Monday, as fears grew for 32 missing sailors amid warnings of a potential environmental disaster.

Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China coast

Bejing - A tanker carrying oil from Iran to South Korea was ablaze and spilling its cargo off eastern China Sunday after a collision with a cargo ship which left 32 tanker crew members missing.

Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

Bejing - Thirty-two people, mostly Iranians, were missing Sunday after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship off the coast of east China, the transport ministry said.

S.Africa opens manslaughter probe over deadly train crash

Johanesburg - South African police launched a manslaughter investigation Friday following a train crash that killed at least 18 people and injured 254 others in one of the country's worst ever rail disasters.

S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

Cairo - A South African tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Egypt's ancient city of Luxor on Friday, a health ministry official said.

Peru bus crash death toll rises to 52

- Rescuers recovered two more bodies Thursday from the scene of the crash after a bus plunged over a cliff in Peru, bringing the total death toll to 52.

18 dead, 254 injured as South Africa train slams into truck

Johanesburg - A passenger train smashed into a truck at a level crossing in South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people, injuring 254 and throwing several carriages off the rails.

18 dead, 254 injured as South Africa train slams into truck

Johanesburg - A passenger train smashed into a truck at a level crossing in South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people, injuring 254 and throwing several carriages off the rails.

Fifty bodies recovered from horrific Peru bus crash

- Peruvian emergency workers on Wednesday said they had recovered 50 bodies -- six of them children -- from a horrific bus crash over a cliff north of the capital Lima.

Peru bus accident kills 48: police

- A bus plunged over a seaside cliff in Peru on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the "devil's curve," officials said.

Peru bus plunge kills 48: police

- A bus plunged over a seaside cliff in Peru on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the "devil's curve," officials said.

At least 25 dead in Peru as bus plunges over cliff

- At least 25 people were killed in Peru Tuesday when their bus plunged around 100 meters (330 feet) over a cliff after colliding with a truck, police said.

At least 25 dead in Peru as bus plunges over cliff

- At least 25 people were killed in Peru Tuesday when their bus plunged around 100 meters (330 feet) over a cliff after colliding with a truck, police said.

Two climbers die abseiling on S. Africa's Table Mountain

Johanesburg - Two climbers were killed abseiling on Cape Town's Table Mountain on New Year's Day, with hundreds of tourists stranded on the summit for hours during the rescue effort, South African officials said Tuesday.

German New Year fireworks kill two, leave child injured

Berlin - Fireworks left two people dead, a child injured and five people requiring amputations during New Year celebrations in Germany, police and emergency services said Monday.

Prominent British CEO among those dead in Sydney seaplane crash

Sydney - A high-profile British CEO and his family were among six people killed in a New Year's Eve seaplane crash in Australia, police said on Monday.
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A Boeing 737 skids off the runway in Bali
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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A woman on the phone after the scene of a highway accident
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Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
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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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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.