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Apple rushes to patch Safari bug preventing people from searching

Apple has acted quickly to fix a bug in its Safari web browser for iOS and Mac OS X that caused it to crash instantly every time a search was made from the web browser. Reports of the crashes were widespread earlier today.

US searching for 2 military copters after reported collision

Washington - The US Coast Guard was searching for two military helicopters that reportedly crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu while carrying a total of 12 people, officials said Friday.

Intel confirms its newest processors may freeze under heavy load

Intel has confirmed a bug in its Skylake family of processors can cause freezes and complete system lock-ups when the chip is placed under heavy load. The issue was discovered while calculating very large Mersenne prime numbers.

NY man, 25, dies in elevator crash

New York - A 25-year-old man is being called a hero in New York City after shoving a woman out of the way of a falling elevator. The young man himself, however, was killed moments later.

Pilot error caused crash that killed French sports stars: probe

Buenos Aires - Pilot error caused a twin helicopter crash in Argentina that killed three French sports stars, five crew members and two Argentine pilots filming a reality TV show in March, investigators said Thursday.

Regulators had not inspected San Francisco tour bus that crashed

San Francisco - The sightseeing bus that apparently lost its brakes and careened out of control for two blocks in San Francisco's popular Union Square shopping district last week was not registered nor inspected as required by California law.

Driver crashes $1.5 million Ferrari minutes after buying it

Budapest - A man in Budapest bought a Ferrari for more than $1 million, but he ended up crashing it just minutes after driving it off the dealer's lot.

Explosion might have brought down Russian jetliner over Sinai

London - Britain confirmed Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt after taking off the Sinai Peninsula might have been brought down by an explosive device.

Russia stops airline from using type of jet that crashed at Sinai

Moscow - Russia ordered Kogalymavia airline to stop flying Airbus 321 jetliners like the type that crashed Sunday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 aboard, the semi-official Interfax news agency is reporting.

Driver in deadly Oklahoma crash faces murder counts

Washington - The driver of a car that barreled into a parade-watching crowd in Oklahoma, killing four people and injuring dozens more, has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder, police said.

Four dead after car smashes into U.S. parade crowd

Washington - A speeding car crashed into a crowd watching a parade in Oklahoma, killing four people, including a two-year-old boy.

Seven dead after Greek coastguard vessel hits migrant boat

Kallon - A wooden boat carrying dozens of migrants from Turkey to Europe sank Thursday near the island of Lesbos after colliding with a Greek coastguard vessel, leaving at least seven people dead, including four children, rescuers said.

U.S. pilot survives crash of fighter jet in California

Lemoore - A U.S. Navy pilot walked away Monday from the fiery crash of a fighter jet in central California, military officials reported.

Obscure 16-character Chrome bug crashes browser on mouse click

A bizarre bug in Google's popular Chrome browser is being widely reported online today. The browser instantly crashes when confronted with a 16-character URL, immediately going unresponsive as soon as the link is hovered over or clicked.

First of two flight recorders from Indonesia jet found near crash

Jakarta - Disaster workers have located one of two electronic flight recorders that could reveal why a Indonesian passenger plane carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency aid for impoverished families crashed in Papua province.

Rescuers rush to mountainous region to find Indonesia plane crash

Jayapura - Scores of emergency workers in Indonesia were rushing Sunday to the mountains of Papua province after a commercial flight was reported missing and villagers reported seeing a plane crash.

Family of SF plane crash victim run over by rescuers drops suit

San Francisco - The parents of the young girl accidentally killed by first-responders after she survived a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport have dropped their lawsuit against the city.

U.S. F-16 jet crashes in Germany, pilot survives

Berlin - A US F-16 fighter jet crashed Tuesday in southern Germany but the pilot parachuted to safety with only minor injuries, local police and the US military said.

Tests on apparent plane debris to begin Wednesday

Toulouse - Plane debris that might be from a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared without a trace last year will undergo testing by aviation experts beginning Wednesday.

U.S. teenager 'found days after surviving small plane crash'

Washington - A 16-year-old girl from the US state of Washington was in hospital Tuesday after surviving a small plane crash and spending days in the wilderness, a local newspaper reported.

Two pilots killed in Russian military jet crash

Moscow - Two pilots of a Russian military aircraft were killed Monday when their jet crashed during a training mission in the far east of the country, the defence ministry said, the latest in a string of accidents involving military planes.

Nine dead in Alaska sightseeing plane crash

Juneau - A sightseeing plane crashed into a granite rock face in southeast Alaska killing all nine people on board, US police said.

91-year-old fulfills wish of crashing vehicle through a garage

Woodstock - A 91-year-old grandfather crossed off the first and last item on his bucket list, which was to crash a car through a garage door.

Microsoft races to patch crippling Skype bug

Microsoft has rushed out an update to Skype on several major platforms after a crippling bug was discovered and widely reported yesterday. Similarly to an issue that recently affected iPhones, Skype would crash when a certain message was received.

Crash your friend's iPhone by sending this specific text

A new bug in Apple's iOS means anybody can crash an iPhone by sending a very specific message over text or iMessage. On doing so, the app will crash and — if the phone is on the lockscreen — causing the entire device to restart in a major annoyance.

Google's self-driving cars involved in several minor crashes

A report has revealed that Google's self-driving cars have acquired an abnormally high crime rate in the state of California since the company acquired a license to let the vehicles roam around free last September. A car by rival Delphi also had a crash.

Foreign envoys killed as Taliban claim helicopter downing in Pakistan

Gilgit - A Pakistani military helicopter crashed Friday, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys, with the Taliban claiming they downed it as part of a plot to kill Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Air Canada plane crash-lands at Halifax airport

Halifax - An Air Canada plane has made a crash landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport just after midnight, injuring 25 people. Flight 624 took off from Toronto at 9.05 pm with 133 passengers and 5 crew members on board.

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Nice - Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

Bodies of French sports stars arrive home

Paris - The bodies of three sports stars and five crew members killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina while filming a reality TV show arrived back in Paris on Sunday.
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Screenshot of video showing hot air balloon crash in Virginia
Screenshot of video showing hot air balloon crash in Virginia
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Map shows possible flight path of AirAsia Flight 8501  which is believed to have crashed in the Java...
Map shows possible flight path of AirAsia Flight 8501, which is believed to have crashed in the Java Sea near Borneo with 162 passengers and crew.
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AIRLINER: An AirAsia Airbus 320 jet is seen on the tarmac at Singapore Changi Airport.
AIRLINER: An AirAsia Airbus 320 jet is seen on the tarmac at Singapore Changi Airport.
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POSSIBLE TRAGEDY: A Trigana Air Service ATR 42 waits on the tarmac at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo ...
POSSIBLE TRAGEDY: A Trigana Air Service ATR 42 waits on the tarmac at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. A similar plane is believed to have crashed Sunday on a Trigana flight from Jayapura to Oksibil.
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BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists ...
BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists about AirAsia Flight 8501 on Thursday at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Air Canada plane on runway after crash landing
Air Canada plane on runway after crash landing
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Screenshot of YouTube video showing the helicopter crash in Auckland  N.Z.
Screenshot of YouTube video showing the helicopter crash in Auckland, N.Z.
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Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
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CCTV cameras catch a van crashing through the window of a Thai restaurant.
CCTV cameras catch a van crashing through the window of a Thai restaurant.
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JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
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ALL APOLOGIES: AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes speaks at an airline fair in Singapore in 2008.
ALL APOLOGIES: AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes speaks at an airline fair in Singapore in 2008.
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Helicopter  crashes at Copacabana beach
Helicopter crashes at Copacabana beach
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Pedestrian crushed between three cars
Pedestrian crushed between three cars
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train  derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashe...
WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed Dec. 28 on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
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Screenshot from video showing a man flying through sunroof during car accident
Screenshot from video showing a man flying through sunroof during car accident
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A hot air balloon crashed into a lake in Almere near Amsterdam in the Netherlands carrying 11 passen...
A hot air balloon crashed into a lake in Almere near Amsterdam in the Netherlands carrying 11 passengers, 2 of which had minor injuries.
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An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban  South Africa...
An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban, South Africa.
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