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Laughing gas mix-up kills baby in Australia

Sydney - A newborn baby has died after being given "laughing gas" instead of oxygen in a tragic mix-up at an Australian hospital which left another infant severely disabled, authorities said Tuesday.

Laughing gas mix-up kills baby in Australia

Sydney - A newborn baby has died after being given "laughing gas" instead of oxygen in a tragic mix-up at an Australian hospital which left another infant severely disabled, authorities said Tuesday.

Laughing gas mix-up kills baby in Australia

Sydney - A newborn baby has died after being given "laughing gas" instead of oxygen in a tragic mix-up at an Australian hospital which left another infant severely disabled, authorities said Tuesday.

Fire kills 38 in Madagascar, including 16 children

Antananarivo - A house fire during a party in Madagascar has killed 38 people including 16 children as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof, police said Monday.

Eight dead, 20 missing in Malaysia boat accident

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's coast guard said Monday they had retrieved eight bodies after a boat capsized off the southern state of Johor at the weekend with another 20 people believed to be missing.

15 injured in Welsh bus accident in France

Strasbourg - Fifteen people were injured, two of them seriously, when a bus carrying teenagers from Wales rolled over on a motorway in eastern France on Saturday, the local gendarmerie said.

MH370 pilot flew similar doomed route on home simulator: Report

New York - The pilot who flew missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is believed to have gone off route and crashed in the Indian Ocean, conducted a simulation of a similar path just weeks prior, New York magazine reported.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: Report

New York - An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported.

MH370 search facing suspension as hopes 'fade'

Putrajaya - Hope of finding flight MH370's final resting place is "fading" and the massive three-nation search for the doomed jet will be suspended if nothing turns up in the suspected crash zone, Malaysia, Australia and China said Friday.

Three climbers rescued after Peru avalanche

- Rescuers in Peru found three of nine mountain climbers who went missing after an avalanche in the Andes mountains, as the search continued Wednesday for the others.

Seaplane hits bridge in Shanghai, killing five

Shanghai - An amphibious plane crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of the Chinese commercial hub Shanghai on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring five more, according to the city government and local media.

Taiwan bus inferno kills 26, mainly China tourists

Taipei - A fire ripped through a bus carrying tourists from China in Taiwan Tuesday, killing all 26 on board in the worst road accident to hit mainland visitors since a holiday boom to the island.

'Game playing' dispatcher charged in deadly German train crash

Berlin - German prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a rail dispatcher accused of causing a train crash in February that killed 12 while playing a mobile phone game on duty.

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of doomed EgyptAir

Cairo - The word "fire" is heard on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir 804 before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean in May, an Egyptian-led investigative committee said Saturday.

Station manager admits blame for deadly Italy crash

Andria - An Italian train station manager admitted partial responsibility for a head-on collision that killed 23 people as investigators on Thursday probed the fatal delay in upgrading rail safety.

Scores in copter evacuation after Canaries road collapse

Santa Cruz De Tenerife - Over 100 people were rescued by helicopter Wednesday following the collapse of a cliffside road in Spain's Canary Islands that left a village cut off, official said.

Recent train disasters in Europe

Paris - At least 22 people died Tuesday in a head-on collision between two trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia in the latest rail tragedy to hit Europe.

Italy train crash death toll rises to at least 20

Andria - At least 20 people were killed Tuesday in a head-on collision between two trains in Italy, the local health authority said, raising an earlier death toll and warning 18 others were in a critical condition.

'11 dead' after fire at illegal Chinese coal mine

Bejing - An underground fire at an illegal coal mine in northeast China has left 11 people dead, with one still missing, state media reported Friday.

'Probable' EgyptAir debris washes up on Israeli beach

Jerusalem - Aircraft debris believed to have come from an EgyptAir crash in May has washed up on a beach near Tel Aviv, an official in the Israeli premier's office said on Friday.

Six killed, 28 hurt in Taiwan nursing home fire

Taipei - A fire that tore through a nursing home killed six people and injured another 28 in Taiwan on Wednesday.Television footage showed elderly people being evacuated from the facility, some in clothes blackened by smoke.

More time needed to reach conclusions on EgyptAir crash, committee says

Cairo - Experts investigating the EgyptAir plane crash in May need more time to analyse and match the information gathered before they can reach "very basic conclusions," the Egyptian-led investigative committee said Tuesday.

Russia finds remains of crashed firefighter plane, no survivors

Moscow - Russian firefighters on Sunday found the remains of a crashed plane that went missing Friday with ten people on board while putting out wildfires in Siberia.

Taiwan accidentally fires missile towards China, hitting trawler

Taipei - A Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic "aircraft carrier killer" missile towards China on Friday, hitting a fishing boat and killing one person, the navy said, as ties between the island and its once bitter rival deteriorate.

At least 10 dead on migrant boat sinking off Italy

Rome - At least 10 people died after an inflatable dinghy loaded with migrants began sinking in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said.

Litany of errors led to Taiwan air crash: Report

Taipei - A catalogue of errors led the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan to shut down the only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," a damning report said Thursday.

Fire engulfs Singapore Airlines plane wing after emergency landing

Singapore - Flames engulfed the wing of a Singapore Airlines plane after it made an emergency landing at the city's main airport on Monday, with dramatic footage showing plumes of black smoke billowing from the aircraft.

At least 35 killed in fiery bus crash in China

Beijing - At least 35 people were killed and 11 injured when a bus crashed on a highway in central China Sunday and burst into flames, state media reported.

14 children drown in Russia lake tragedy

Moscow - At least 14 children on a summer camp in northeast Russia drowned when their boats capsized in a storm on a lake, investigators said Sunday.

Disney installs gator warnings, barriers after boy's death

Miami - Disney World said it was installing alligator warning signs and temporary barriers at its Florida resorts following the death of a toddler who was snatched from the shore of a lake.
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The rescue operation underway on the Costa Concordia cruise ship
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Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
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DRIVERLESS: A Google self-driving car is seen parked in Mountain View.
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