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At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as staff and desperate visitors battled to rescue patients from smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - A fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from the smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 10 people have died in a fire in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the fire service in the Brazilian city said, with preliminary reports suggesting a short circuit in a generator could have sparked the blaze.

Crew members were asleep on doomed California dive boat: report

Los Angeles - All six crew members were asleep when a fire broke out last week on board a California dive boat, leaving 34 people dead, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

Stowaway passengers killed in DR Congo train derailment

Lubumbashi - A freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo early Thursday, killing illegal passengers who were riding on it, in the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation, officials said.

At least 50 killed in train derailment in southeast DR Congo

Lubumbashi - At least 50 stowaways were killed when a freight train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo early Thursday, the latest rail tragedy to strike the vast central African nation."Another disaster!

More than 30 dead in stampede at Iraqi Shiite shrine

Karbala - More than 30 pilgrims were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala on the Shiite holy day of Ashura.

France moves to lift secrecy on deadly 1968 plane crash

Marseille - French authorities are working to declassify military files linked to a mysterious crash more than 50 years ago of an Air France plane that plunged into the Mediterranean just minutes before it was due to land, killing all 95 people aboard, families sa...

One dead, 30 hurt as train, truck collide near Tokyo

Kitakata - An express train travelling at around 120 kilometres per hour smashed into a truck at a crossing south of Tokyo Thursday, sparking a blaze and killing the truck's driver with around 30 others injured.

Eight dead, 26 missing as dive boat sinks in flames off California

Oxnard - Eight people were dead and more than two dozen missing and feared deceased Monday after a scuba diving boat caught fire and sank off the California coast, with passengers trapped below deck by the roaring blaze.

Seven dead after 'out of nowhere' flood in Kenya

Nairobi - A tourist who lost his wife and four other family members in a flash flood in Kenya told AFP Monday the wall of water surged "out of nowhere" as they hiked to a popular gorge.

Rio-Paris crash relatives finger Airbus in new report

Paris - Relatives of victims of the 2009 Rio-Paris air crash have provided evidence they say supports their claim that Airbus knew of problems with an onboard instrument five years earlier, it emerged Sunday.

Man gored to death by bull in Spanish festival

Madrid - A man died after being gored by a rampant bull Thursday during a festival in central Spain, authorities said. The incident occurred during a bull run in the town of Cuellar, 155 kilometres (96 miles) north of Madrid.

Three dead, over 240 rescued after Philippine ferry blaze

Manila - Three people were killed and over 240 plucked to safety in the southern Philippines Wednesday after a fire tore through a crowded ferry, authorities said, as rescuers hunted for more survivors.

Russian climber killed by falling rock at Mt Fuji

Apo - A Russian national climbing Mount Fuji was killed by a falling rock near the summit of Japan's highest peak, police and news reports said Monday.

Indian girl's throat slit in spate of deadly kite accidents

New Delhi - A young girl riding on a motorcycle with her father in New Delhi has died after a glass-coated kite string slit her throat, reports said Sunday, the second incident in a week.

13 Chinese tourists killed as bus plunges into ravine in Laos

Bangkok - At least 13 Chinese tourists were killed and dozens injured when their bus skidded off the road and plunged 30 metres into a ravine in Laos, a police officer said Tuesday.

Bahrain to join US-led efforts to protect Gulf navigation

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it would join US-led efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf amid tensions between Washington and Tehran after a series of attacks on tankers.

French hiker missing in Italy nine days found dead

Policastro Bussentino - The body of a French hiker who disappeared nine days ago south of Naples was found Sunday, local Italian authorities said.

Toll from Tanzania fuel truck blast rises to 95: hospital

Nairobi - The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania has climbed to 95, a hospital spokesman said Sunday.

Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resort

Toulouse - Nine people were injured during a fireworks display in a popular resort in southern France when one rocket misfired close to onlookers on the beach, firefighters said Saturday.

Russians hail 'hero' pilot after Moscow emergency landing

Moscow - A Russian pilot was hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a Moscow corn field after a bird strike.

Russians hail 'hero' pilot after Moscow emergency landing

Moscow - A Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero on Thursday for landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a Moscow corn field after a bird strike.

Russian Airbus makes emergency landing in corn field

Moscow - A Russian Airbus with more than 230 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in a corn field outside Moscow on Thursday after hitting a flock of seagulls, officials said.There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

Secret Russia weapon project: gamechanger or PR stunt?

Paris - A deadly explosion at a Russian testing site has focused attention on President Vladimir Putin's bid to build a nuclear-powered missile that the Kremlin hopes would give Moscow the edge in a new arms race.

Tears as Italy marks bridge disaster in shadow of political crisis

Genoa - Relatives and emergency workers wept at a ceremony Wednesday marking a year since the Genoa motorway bridge collapse that killed 43 people, as Italy grapples with a political crisis sparked by far-right leader Matteo Salvini.

Russians killed in missile test blast were working on 'new weapons'

Moscow - Russia's nuclear agency chief on Monday confirmed that five scientists killed last week were developing "new weapons" and vowed to continue testing despite the explosion.

Russia mourns 'heroes' killed in missile test

Moscow - The city that hosts Russia's main nuclear research site announced a day of mourning Sunday for five of its staff killed during a missile test that provoked elevated radiation levels.

Frenchman charged over deadly boat accident in Greece

Athens - A French man was charged in Greece on Sunday over a boat accident that left two dead and another person seriously injured, state TV ERT reported.

Tanzania mourns 69 killed in fuel tanker blast

Morogoro - Tanzania was in mourning Sunday, preparing to bury 69 people who perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.
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A660 Otley Bypass heading from Burley-in-Wharfedale.
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A picture of the injured woman being pulled from what we can only guess was a very painful and embarrassing situation.
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DRIVERLESS: A Google self-driving car is seen parked in Mountain View.
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Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, south of Gainesville, Fla.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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Hundreds of temporary storage tanks filled with contaminated water line the grounds of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant grounds.
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A construction crane in Kirov, Russia falls, taking a whole row of balconies with it.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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5 killed in routine safety drill on cruise ship in Canary Islands (MS Thomson Majesty)
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An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban, South Africa.
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Game Commission officials were ob the scene of the accidental shooting of two teens in Tamaqua.
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TRAGEDY: First responders take charge of scene in Vallejo, Calif.,, where an out-of-control car killed one pedestrian and injured six others on Friday afternoon.
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An accident scene in Lagos
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Accident in Toronto's Koreatown
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Incidents such as this happened due to alcohol and cell phone use. Studies have proven that current bans on usage are not stopping further accidents.
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Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
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