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A woman with a shark clutching to her arm. Photo courtesy of Boca Raton Fire Rescue.
US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a shark -- with the animal still clutching on to her arm.

US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm
All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident
All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population to protect it against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident.

All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident
When technology bites back
When technology bites back

From the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to the Chernobyl nuclear accident 30 years ago, technology has repeatedly confounded its creators.

When technology bites back
Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France
Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France

A drone flying at more than 2,000 metres altitude came close to an Aer Lingus plane as it approached Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France
A picture posted on Twitter of the scene in Kolkata where a bridge has collapsed. @MetroTelegraph
Mass casualties feared as flyover collapses in Indian city: 14 dead, 78 injured

A partially built flyover collapsed in India's eastern city of Kolkata. 14 dead, 78 injured, control room set up, helpline number 1070.

Mass casualties feared as flyover collapses in Indian city: 14 dead, 78 injured
Figure skating: Japan's Hanyu fumes at rival for 'intentional' collision
Figure skating: Japan's Hanyu fumes at rival for 'intentional' collision

Japan's Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu accused Denis Ten of Kazakhstan of deliberately colliding with him during practice.

Figure skating: Japan's Hanyu fumes at rival for 'intentional' collision
Air France jet in near-miss with drone
Air France jet in near-miss with drone

An Air France Airbus A320 narrowly avoided colliding with a drone as it was about to land in Paris on a flight from Barcelona.

Air France jet in near-miss with drone
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Kazakh air ambulance with sick baby aboard crashes, killing five

An air ambulance helicopter carrying a baby girl with suspected leukaemia to hospital has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing all five on board.

Kazakh air ambulance with sick baby aboard crashes, killing five
Pilot Valeriy Mikhin. Photo courtesy of ok.ru
Helicopter crashes in Kazakhstan, pilot walks 5km despite severe burns

A helicopter has crashed in Zhambyl Oblast in Kazakhstan's south. Pilot sustained severe burns, but walked 5km to the nearest village.

Helicopter crashes in Kazakhstan, pilot walks 5km despite severe burns
Photo courtesy of witnesses
Man killed in petrol truck explosion in Atyrau

A man has been killed in an explosion of a petrol truck in Atyrau in Kazakhstan's west.

Man killed in petrol truck explosion in Atyrau
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Several killed in huge blast at Nigeria gas plant

A huge explosion at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria razed nearby buildings and killed several people on Christmas Eve.

Several killed in huge blast at Nigeria gas plant
One dead, 26 hurt as car crashes into Las Vegas Strip sidewalk
One dead, 26 hurt as car crashes into Las Vegas Strip sidewalk

A woman with a toddler in her car rammed into pedestrians on the packed Las Vegas Strip Sunday, killing one person and injuring 26 others.

One dead, 26 hurt as car crashes into Las Vegas Strip sidewalk
At least 36 dead in S.Sudan air crash
At least 36 dead in S.Sudan air crash

At least 36 people were killed when a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed just after take-off from South Sudan's capital Juba.

At least 36 dead in S.Sudan air crash
Bodies of 43 would-be migrants wash up on Libyan beaches
Bodies of 43 would-be migrants wash up on Libyan beaches

The bodies of at least 43 people thought to be migrants washed up on Libyan beaches east of the capital Tripoli at the weekend.

Bodies of 43 would-be migrants wash up on Libyan beaches
Rescue workers carry a injured person on a stretcher during rescue operations near the site where a coach carrying members of an elderly people's club collided with a truck. ©REUTERS/REGIS DUVIGNAU
At least 42 dead in French pensioners coach crash

At least 42 people, most of them elderly, were killed when a coach collided with a lorry and caught fire in southwest France, in the country's worst road accident for three decades.

At least 42 dead in French pensioners coach crash
Photo courtesy of witnesses
Driverless tram causes second accident in Almaty with 5 injured

A runway tram has caused a major road accident in Almaty for the second time.

Driverless tram causes second accident in Almaty with 5 injured
Photo © Territoriya Proishestviy
Runaway tram crashes 17 cars in Almaty, 5 injured

A large road accident involving over a dozen cars and a runaway tram has taken place in Almaty. Several people were severely injured.

Runaway tram crashes 17 cars in Almaty, 5 injured
Crane collapse kills 107 at Mecca's Grand Mosque ahead of hajj
Crane collapse kills 107 at Mecca's Grand Mosque ahead of hajj

At least 107 people died when a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque, with scores more injured, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Crane collapse kills 107 at Mecca's Grand Mosque ahead of hajj
Five dead in explosion at Spain fireworks factory
Five dead in explosion at Spain fireworks factory

At least five people died and another six were injured on Monday in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain.

Five dead in explosion at Spain fireworks factory
More than 70 dead in Austrian migrant truck tragedy: government
More than 70 dead in Austrian migrant truck tragedy: government

The bodies of more than 70 dead migrants have been recovered from an abandoned truck found on an Austrian motorway, more than the initial estimate of between 20 and 50.

More than 70 dead in Austrian migrant truck tragedy: government