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200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh
200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh

An explosion at a chemical fertiliser factory left at least 200 people needing medical treatment after toxic gas spread.

200 people fall sick after ammonia leak in Bangladesh
Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches

Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches.

Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands
Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands

Residents in low-lying areas of the Marshall Islands are braced for flooding underscoring the islands' vulnerability to climate change.

Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse

The United States urges governments to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions from the collapse of Iraq's Mosul dam.

US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse
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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
Hollande leads French mourning for Paris attacks dead
Hollande leads French mourning for Paris attacks dead

France mourned the 130 people killed in the November 13 Paris attacks, with President Francois Hollande set to lead a solemn ceremony in honour of the victims.

Hollande leads French mourning for Paris attacks dead
Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge
Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge

Russia's President Vladimir Putin vowed vengeance after Moscow confirmed that a bomb attack brought down a passenger jet over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.

Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge
China landslide deaths rise to 25
China landslide deaths rise to 25

The death toll from a landslide triggered by flooding in China has risen to 25, with 12 more people missing.

China landslide deaths rise to 25
French FM says 'more necessary than ever' to coordinate anti-terror fight
French FM says 'more necessary than ever' to coordinate anti-terror fight

The Paris attacks show it is more vital than ever to coordinate global efforts to fight terrorism, France's foreign minister said, vowing that French "international action" will not stop.

French FM says 'more necessary than ever' to coordinate anti-terror fight
British PM Cameron 'shocked' by Paris attacks
British PM Cameron 'shocked' by Paris attacks

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "shocked" after at least 18 people were reported killed in multiple attacks in Paris, including one near the Stade de France sports stadium.

British PM Cameron 'shocked' by Paris attacks
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Apocalyptic scenes as Paris hit by multiple attacks

Sirens blaring, blood on the roads, weeping relatives: nightmare scenes played out on the streets of Paris on Friday night as at least 120 people were killed in simultaneous attacks.

Apocalyptic scenes as Paris hit by multiple attacks
Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50
Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50

Four more people have died of injuries sustained in a devastating nightclub blaze in Romania, taking the toll in the inferno that brought down the government to 50.

Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50
The debris of Polish President Lech Kaczynski's Tu-154 aircraft at Smolensk airfield's secured area. ©RIA Novosti
Poland ready to take Russia to court over 2010 crash: official

Poland is prepared to take Russia to court over what it sees as foot-dragging in the investigation of the 2010 air crash in which then president Lech Kaczynskidied.

Poland ready to take Russia to court over 2010 crash: official
Pakistan concludes search for factory collapse victims
Pakistan concludes search for factory collapse victims

A rescue operation to pull people from the rubble of a collapsed Pakistani factory ended after nearly a week, with the death toll at 45 and more than 100 survivors plucked from the debris.

Pakistan concludes search for factory collapse victims
Black boxes in S.Sudan air crash recovered: state radio
Black boxes in S.Sudan air crash recovered: state radio

Investigators in South Sudan have found the two black boxes from a Soviet-era Antonov plane which crashed last week killing at least 36 people.

Black boxes in S.Sudan air crash recovered: state radio
Curfew, mass arrests in Indian Kashmir ahead of Modi visit
Curfew, mass arrests in Indian Kashmir ahead of Modi visit

Authorities ordered a curfew in parts of Indian-administered Kashmir after hundreds of separatist activists were arrested on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the disputed region

Curfew, mass arrests in Indian Kashmir ahead of Modi visit
Russian plane black boxes point to 'attack', Putin halts flights
Russian plane black boxes point to 'attack', Putin halts flights

Analysis of black boxes from the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt killing 224 people points to a bomb, sources close to the probe said, as Moscow halted flights to the country.

Russian plane black boxes point to 'attack', Putin halts flights
'No politics please': Russians bury first Egypt crash victims
'No politics please': Russians bury first Egypt crash victims

Numb with grief, a young woman wept and called for her mother at a funeral in a small village in northwestern Russia for one of the victims of the plane crash inEgypt.

'No politics please': Russians bury first Egypt crash victims
Death toll in Pakistan factory collapse set to rise: official
Death toll in Pakistan factory collapse set to rise: official

Rescue crews resumed digging through the rubble of a collapsed factory in Pakistan as officials said they expected to find at least two dozen more bodies, with the death toll standing at 23.

Death toll in Pakistan factory collapse set to rise: official
Obama says bomb may have caused Egypt plane crash
Obama says bomb may have caused Egypt plane crash

US President Barack Obama raised the possibility that a bomb brought down a Russian plane that crashed over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

Obama says bomb may have caused Egypt plane crash