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Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster
Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

Ukrainians marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster
Chile volcano belches more smoke after twin eruptions
Chile volcano belches more smoke after twin eruptions

A large column of smoke streamed from Chile's Calbuco volcano, prompting new warnings that it could erupt again.

Chile volcano belches more smoke after twin eruptions
Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital
Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries.

Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital
Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades
Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in nearly half a century, spewing a giant funnel of ash 10 kilometers (six miles) into the sky.

Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades
Storm in eastern India kills 33
Storm in eastern India kills 33

A powerful storm swept through India's eastern Bihar state overnight leaving at least 33 people dead and destroying crops and properties.

Storm in eastern India kills 33
UN appeals for safe havens after Mediterranean tragedy
UN appeals for safe havens after Mediterranean tragedy

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed to world governments to share the burden of taking in refugees after more than 700 migrants were feared dead.

UN appeals for safe havens after Mediterranean tragedy
Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors
Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors

Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast, said survivors who were brought to Italy.

Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors
EU foreign ministers pay tribute to Germanwings crash victims
EU foreign ministers pay tribute to Germanwings crash victims

The foreign ministers of France, Spain and Germany paid tribute to the victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps at Barcelona airport.

EU foreign ministers pay tribute to Germanwings crash victims
Mass beaching fuels 'unscientific' Japan quake fears
Mass beaching fuels 'unscientific' Japan quake fears

The mass beaching of more than 150 melon-headed whales on Japan's shores has fuelled fears of a repeat of a seemingly unrelated event in the country.

Mass beaching fuels 'unscientific' Japan quake fears
Poles still divided over Russia crash five years on
Poles still divided over Russia crash five years on

Poles marked the fifth anniversary of the deadly plane crash in Russia that killed then president Lech Kaczynski and 95 officials.

Poles still divided over Russia crash five years on
Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes
Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes

More than 30 people, mostly schoolchildren returning from a sports meet, were killed Friday in Morocco when their bus caught fire.

Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes
More than 130 dolphins beach in Japan
More than 130 dolphins beach in Japan

More than 130 melon-headed whales, a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean, beached in Japan.

More than 130 dolphins beach in Japan
35 killed in Bangladesh storms
35 killed in Bangladesh storms

Powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend leaving a trail of devastation in the country's northwest and killing at least 35 people.

35 killed in Bangladesh storms
24,000 to be evacuated as typhoon closes in on Philippines
24,000 to be evacuated as typhoon closes in on Philippines

Around 24,000 people from the Philippines were being evacuated with Typhoon Maysak a day away from potentially striking the country's northeast coast.

24,000 to be evacuated as typhoon closes in on Philippines
At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia'a Far East
At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia'a Far East

Rescuers were searching freezing waters off Russia's Far East after a fishing boat sank in the Sea of Okhotsk with the loss of at least 54 lives.

At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia'a Far East
Grief shrouds German town as air crash victims mourned
Grief shrouds German town as air crash victims mourned

The small German town of Haltern am See held an emotional memorial service for the 16 pupils and two teachers from a local school.

Grief shrouds German town as air crash victims mourned
State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia
State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

An emergency was declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific.

State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia
Lufthansa says Germanwings co-pilot admitted 'severe depression'
Lufthansa says Germanwings co-pilot admitted 'severe depression'

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings plane had informed his employer that he had undergone a "previous episode of severe depression".

Lufthansa says Germanwings co-pilot admitted 'severe depression'
Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18
Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

At least 18 people were killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18
Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'
Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'

The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door".

Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'