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13 dead, over 100 hurt in two Spanish seaside city attacks

Barcelona - Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city Thursday and Friday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others.

Van ploughs into crowd in Barcelona, injuries reported

Barcelona - A number of people were injured when a van rammed into a crowd of pedestrians on Barcelona's iconic Las Ramblas on Thursday, police said. "Huge collision on Las Ramblas in Barcelona by an individual driving a van, many injuries," a statement said.

French pizzeria crash driver under influence of medication: source

France - The driver who rammed his car into a pizzeria near Paris, killing a girl and injuring 13 people, had consumed large quantities of medication and had severe mental health problems, officials said Tuesday.

Russia blames pilot error for army choir plane crash

Moscow - Russia has blamed pilot error for the military plane crash that killed 92 people, including dozens from the Red Army Choir due to give a concert to troops in Syria.

S. America families seek damages over Germanwings crash

D - Two years after the Germanwings plane crash, relatives of the South American victims have filed suit in Germany seeking over three million euros in damages, a judicial source said Sunday.

Eight military personnel die in Cuba plane crash

Havana - A plane crash in western Cuba on Saturday killed eight military personnel, the ministry in charge of the island's armed forces said.

Five die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

Lisbon - Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the suburbs of Lisbon on Monday, rescue services said.

Five die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

Lisbon - Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the Lisbon suburbs on Monday, rescue services said.

Father disputes co-pilot guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Berlin - Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spoke out publicly Friday to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

Father disputes pilot guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Berlin - Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz will hold a press conference Friday to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

Germanwings victims' families slam push to absolve co-pilot

Berlin - The father of a Germanwings co-pilot whose plane slammed into the Alps in 2015 is trying to prove his son did not crash the jet deliberately, sparking anger among victims' families.

Seven dead including Russians in Istanbul helicopter crash

Istanbul - Seven people were killed including four Russians when a privately-owned helicopter crashed in Istanbul after hitting a television tower on Friday, local media reported, quoting the city's mayor."Seven people were killed in the accident.

Crash test dummies sacrifice lives for car safety

Washington - Clad in a blue t-shirt and shorts, the average-size "man" is belted into a luxury Tesla Model S for a very short ride with a very abrupt end.

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a "massive fireball" killing all five on board, including four American passengers reportedly golfers on the trip of a lifetime, officials in Australia said Tuesday.

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a "massive fireball" killing all five on board, including four American passengers reportedly golfers on the trip of a lifetime, officials in Australia said Tuesday.

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a "massive fireball" killing all five on board, including four American passengers reportedly golfers on the trip of a lifetime, officials in Australia said Tuesday.

'No explosion' on board crashed Russian military plane

Moscow - Russian officials probing the crash of a Syria-bound military plane said Thursday there was no explosion on board, but equipment was not functioning correctly when it plunged into the Black Sea.

Second black box from crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Moscow - Russian rescuers trawling the Black Sea on Wednesday found the second black box from a Syria-bound military plane that crashed at the weekend with 92 people on board, authorities said.

Computer glitch blamed for European Mars lander crash

Paris - A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the Red Planet at 540 kilometres (335 miles) per hour instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer misjudged its altitude, scientists said.

Seven dead as Afghan army helicopter crashes: officials

Kabul - An Afghan army helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing all seven people on board, the defence ministry said, citing technical failure.

Pakistan train crash kills four, injures 100

Multan - At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.

Driver killed in Tesla Model S sedan crash in the Netherlands

Another accident involving Tesla, this time in the Netherlands, occurred when a man driving a Model S sedan was killed after his car crashed at high speed into a tree and caught fire.

Pakistan chopper crew home after Afghan hostage drama

Islamabad - Six crew members of a Pakistani government helicopter which crash-landed in Afghanistan's volatile east have been released, an official said Saturday, after they were taken hostage by the Afghan Taliban.

Chinese families of MH 370 victims protest proposed end of search

Beijing - Family members of passengers aboard ill-fated Maylasia Airlines Flight 370 demonstrated outside China's Foreign Ministry on Friday, demanding to meet officials who propose suspending the high-tech search for the jet if it is not found by year's end.

Driver in deadly Taiwan tour bus crash was drunk: probe

Taipei - The driver of a tour bus which crashed and caught fire in Taiwan killing dozens of Chinese tourists was drunk when the accident happened, investigators said Friday.

Seven killed in Turkey military chopper crash: Army

Ankara - Seven people, including children, were killed and eight others injured when a Turkish military helicopter crashed Tuesday, apparently in fog, in the northeastern province of Giresun, the army announced"Seven of our companions in arms, their wives and c...

Report blames deadly Air Algerie crash on pilot errors

France - The Air Algerie crash that killed 116 people in the Mali desert in 2014 was caused by the pilots failing to activate the plane's anti-icing system and not responding properly when the plane stalled, investigators said Friday.

Two Russian military pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash

Moscow - Two Russian military pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that the aircraft had not been under fire.

Officer administers life-saving CPR following violent crash

Kansas City - A Kansas City police officer is being commended for his quick transition from law enforcement official to lifesaving paramedic Sunday after the SUV he was pursuing violently crashed and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.

Iraq military helicopter crashes, killing nine

Baghdad - An Iraqi military helicopter crashed south of Baghdad on Tuesday killing nine people due to a "technical problem", a security spokesman said.
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TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-She...
TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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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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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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Cessna plane crashes into Arizona High School
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Pedestrian crushed between three cars
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Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
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Air Canada plane on runway after crash landing
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Tesla Model S on Highway 40, St. Louis, MO.
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One of the "bangs and crashes" referred to. Photo courtesy of Janet Szabo.
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Crash scene of top NHRA veteran driver Neal Parker.
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A woman on the phone after the scene of a highway accident
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Screenshot of YouTube video showing the helicopter crash in Auckland, N.Z.
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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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Screenshot of video showing hot air balloon crash in Virginia
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Screenshot from video showing a man flying through sunroof during car accident
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A cement truck flips over
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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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