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Global warming puts Mont Blanc Glacier at risk of collapse

Courmayeur - Italian authorities have closed off roads and evacuated homes after experts warned that a portion of a Mont Blanc glacier is at risk of collapse.

Toll in deadly Shanghai building collapse rises to 10

Shanghai - The death toll in the collapse of a Shanghai commercial building that was undergoing renovation rose to 10 overnight after three more victims were added to the grim tally, the city government said Friday.

Five killed in Shanghai building collapse

Shanghai - Five people were killed on Thursday when the roof of a Shanghai commercial building caved in upon construction workers who were renovating it, the city government said.

Nine trapped in Shanghai building collapse: govt

Shanghai - Nine people were trapped after an automotive dealership building collapsed in Shanghai Thursday as it was undergoing renovation, but rescue personnel managed to pull 11 others to safety, Chinese authorities said.

Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 21

Istanbul - The death toll from the collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul rose to 21 Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said authorities have "lessons to learn" from the incident.

Death toll hits 10 in Istanbul apartment block collapse

Istanbul - The death toll from the collapse of an Istanbul apartment block rose to 10 on Thursday as more bodies were pulled from the rubble, Turkish authorities said.

Brazil mining giant Vale tarnished by dam disaster

Rio De Janeiro - Vale, the Brazilian company that owns the dam that burst at one of its mines killing dozens and leaving hundreds missing, is the world's biggest iron-ore miner - and its reputation has taken a harsh blow with the disaster.

Brazil puts $3 billion freeze on Vale assets after dam disaster

S - Brazilian judicial authorities have frozen $3 billion in assets of the Vale mining company after a dam collapse at one of its sites left at least 37 dead and more than 250 missing.

Mud swallows houses after dam break at Brazil mine

Brumadinho - "Adelia's home was there. And there was Nilza's, who sold sugarcane, also swallowed up," Rosilene Aganetti said Saturday, pointing out an expanse of mud engulfing a road and the surrounding land.

Around 300 missing, many feared dead in Brazil dam collapse

Brumadinho - Nearly 300 people were missing, many feared dead, on Saturday after a dam collapsed at a mine in southeastern Brazil, according to officials and the mine owner, corporate giant Vale.

Laos dam collapse death toll rises to 31, scores still missing

Bangkok - The death toll from a massive dam collapse in southern Laos has jumped to 31, officials said, with scores still missing weeks after the unprecedented disaster that swept entire villages and farmland away.

Ten dead as building struck by car collapses in India

New Delhi - Ten people have died after a car crashed into a dilapidated building in central India and brought down the near century-old structure, burying them beneath rubble, police said Sunday.

Death toll hits 6 after collapse of Russian highrise

Moscow - The death toll climbed to six people on Friday after the corner section of a nine-storey residential building collapsed in the provincial city of Izhevsk, officials said.

Paperwork delay proves fatal in Italy bridge collapse

Rome - Italy's notorious bureaucracy was blamed Saturday for the death of a pensioner killed when a road bridge collapsed hours after the highway agency asked for its closure on safety grounds.

One dead, 24 injured in Tel Aviv building collapse

Jerusalem - A building collapse at a construction site in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv on Monday killed one person and injured 24, with several others trapped in rubble, police and medics said.

Casablanca building collapse kills two, woman missing

Casablanca - Rescuers on Saturday searched for a woman believed trapped under a building that collapsed in Morocco's economic capital Casablanca, killing two people and injuring 24, officials and witnesses said.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

State could bar builders of Berkeley balcony that collapsed

Sacramento - California regulators could revoke the licenses of five contractors that worked on a Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony collapsed last year, killing six college-age students and injuring seven others.

Building in dramatic collapse in tourist heart of Istanbul

Istanbul - A five-storey building collapsed spectacularly in a matter of moments in the heart of Istanbul Friday, sending passers-by fleeing in terror, local media reported.

No charges filed in balcony collapse that killed 6 in Berkeley

Berkeley - California prosecutors will not bring criminal charges over last year's fatal balcony collapse that killed six young people.

Giant construction crane falls onto Manhattan street, killing one

New York - One person was killed and at least three others injured Friday when a 500-foot construction crane toppled over on a normally busy Manhattan street.

BMW CEO collapses at auto show

Frankfurt - Harald Krueger, the Chief Executive Officer of BMW, collapsed during a news conference at Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany.

Washington's 'Big Four Ice Caves' closed after collapse and death

One person is dead and five others injured after the partial collapse of Washington state's popular Big Four Ice Caves Monday night in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Marblemount.

Twelve dead in China factory collapse: state media

Wenling - Twelve people died after a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 escaping on their own or being rescued.

Michelangelo's David collapsing under his weak ankles

Florentia - Michelangelo’s statue of David is risking a fatal collapse under its own, reportedly because of micro-fractures along the sculpture’s “weak ankles.”

Mumbai building collapse kills six

Mumbai - An apartment block collapsed in the Indian financial hub Mumbai on Friday, killing six people and injuring three others in the latest of a string of deadly building cave-ins, authorities said.Dozens of rescuers scoured the rubble in search of anyone st...

Ancient Pompeii wall collapses, making the third this week

A wall collapsed in the ancient Roman city Pompeii, making this the third collapse of the ancient Roman city in the past three days.

Student tragedy in S. Korea as building collapse kills 10

Gyeongju - At least 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an auditorium packed with students collapsed at a resort near the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, officials said Tuesday.More than 560 college students participating in a freshman or...

'Three dead, 50 trapped' in S. Korea building collapse

Gyeongju - Three college students were killed and 50 more feared trapped after an auditorium collapsed under heavy snow Monday in the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, Yonhap news agency reported.Emergency services would not confirm the reported deaths, but...

British man crushed to death in cave home in Guadix, Spain

Guadix - Guadix in the Granada area of southern Spain is famous for its cave homes, which have been occupied since the late 15th century. However, one British person who lived in one of these homes was found dead on Wednesday, as his home collapsed on top of him.
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The I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapse in Washington state caused three people to be injured.
The I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapse in Washington state caused three people to be injured.
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The Mosul Dam in Iraq.
The Mosul Dam in Iraq.
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Rescuers attempt to located people trapped in tunnel collapse in China
Rescuers attempt to located people trapped in tunnel collapse in China
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Map showing interstate 10 between California and Arizona.
Map showing interstate 10 between California and Arizona.
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The hydroelectric power plant at Mosul Dam with four surge tanks in background.
The hydroelectric power plant at Mosul Dam with four surge tanks in background.
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Water rushing out one of the chute spillways at the Mosul Dam. The concrete-lined chute exits to a s...
Water rushing out one of the chute spillways at the Mosul Dam. The concrete-lined chute exits to a ski jump section for energy dissipation.
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A building explosion sparks a fire that spreads to two buildings in New York s East Village.
A building explosion sparks a fire that spreads to two buildings in New York's East Village.
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Ancient wall collapses in Pompeii
Ancient wall collapses in Pompeii
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Helicopters had to be used to return the bodies to shore.
Helicopters had to be used to return the bodies to shore.
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Seepage just east and below the Mosul Dam s spillway.
Seepage just east and below the Mosul Dam's spillway.
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Collapsed I−40 Bridge  near Webbers Falls  Sequoyah County  Oklahoma — in 2002.
Collapsed I−40 Bridge, near Webbers Falls, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma — in 2002.
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An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims  France causing it to collapse.
An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims, France causing it to collapse.
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A section of the highway collapsed after a fireworks truck exploded in China.
A section of the highway collapsed after a fireworks truck exploded in China.
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One driver was injured in the collapse of a bridge on Interstate 10  between California and Arizona.
One driver was injured in the collapse of a bridge on Interstate 10, between California and Arizona.
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