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Twenty injured in Hong Kong ferry crash

Twenty people were injured when a Hong Kong ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast of the gambling enclave of Macau Friday, officials said, the latest accident to hit the cities' busy waterways.

Twenty injured in Hong Kong ferry crash
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Several injured as construction crane topples in Swiss town

A construction crane toppled late Wednesday in a Swiss town, injuring several people, two of them critically, police and media reports said.

Several injured as construction crane topples in Swiss town
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French student dies in Australia cliff fall

A young Frenchman has fallen to his death at a national park on the outskirts of Sydney, police confirmed.

French student dies in Australia cliff fall
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New India minister killed in car accident

A new Indian minister was killed Tuesday in a car accident in the capital just days after being sworn into government, officials said.

New India minister killed in car accident
Oil tanker listing off Japan after huge explosion
Oil tanker listing off Japan after huge explosion

A 998-tonne oil tanker was listing off the Japanese coast Thursday after a large explosion and subsequent fire that sent towering columns of acrid smoke into the sky.

Oil tanker listing off Japan after huge explosion
Death toll from India train crash hits 23: officials
Death toll from India train crash hits 23: officials

The death toll from a train crash in northern India rose to 23 after more bodies were recovered from inside mangled passenger carriages, officials said.

Death toll from India train crash hits 23: officials
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Seven killed in S. Korea bus terminal fire

At least seven people were killed and two dozen injured in a fire at a bus terminal near Seoul on Monday, emergency officials said.

Seven killed in S. Korea bus terminal fire
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Russian circus crocodile hurt by falling accountant

A crocodile was injured in Russia when an accountant weighing 120 kilogrammes (260 pounds) fell on him during a bus trip through the arctic north, local media reported.

Russian circus crocodile hurt by falling accountant
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Bus accident kills 20 in northeast Brazil

Twenty people were killed and 17 injured when the bus they were traveling in overturned Sunday in northeastern Brazil, officials said.

Bus accident kills 20 in northeast Brazil
31 children burned to death in Colombia bus accident
31 children burned to death in Colombia bus accident

Thirty-one children were burned to death when a bus they were traveling in caught fire in northern Colombia on Sunday, the Red Cross said.

31 children burned to death in Colombia bus accident
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8 people injured in explosion at Semey factory

8 people have been injured in an explosion at the Flour and Combine Fodder Factory in Kazakhstan's Semey.

8 people injured in explosion at Semey factory
Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe
Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe

The operator of a Turkish mine where an explosion has claimed more than 280 lives said on Friday the disaster was not due to negligence on its part.

Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe
22 killed, scores more feared dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks
22 killed, scores more feared dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks

Divers recovered 10 more bodies from a sunken ferry in Bangladesh Friday, bringing the death toll to 22, with scores more feared to have perished, police and officials said.

22 killed, scores more feared dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks
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'Miracle baby' survives 11-story fall in US

A 15-month-old US boy has survived an 11-story fall from a balcony at his parents' apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, local media reported.

'Miracle baby' survives 11-story fall in US
Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped
Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said Wednesday, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time.

Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped
Toll in migrant shipwreck rises to 17: Italy
Toll in migrant shipwreck rises to 17: Italy

The Italian navy on Tuesday said 17 bodies had been recovered and 206 people rescued by patrol boats and merchant ships from a migrant shipwreck in international waters between Libya and Italy.

Toll in migrant shipwreck rises to 17: Italy
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Windstorm uproots tree, kills zookeeper in Shymkent

A windstorm has ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and even killed a person in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent on May 12.

Windstorm uproots tree, kills zookeeper in Shymkent
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At least 36 immigrants die in Libya shipwreck: navy

At least 36 immigrants died and 42 are reported missing after a makeshift boat was wrecked off Libya's coast, a naval spokesman told AFP.

At least 36 immigrants die in Libya shipwreck: navy
Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site
Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site

A diver died Tuesday while working at a ferry disaster site in South Korea as further details emerged about how deception and negligence contributed to the April 16 tragedy.

Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site
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Safety violations at construction site in Astana

Labor Inspection has named safety violations as the cause of the accident at Korkem construction site.

Safety violations at construction site in Astana