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Student survivors testify in Korea ferry trial

Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew.

Student survivors testify in Korea ferry trial
Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
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Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan
Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali
Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Burkina Faso and the French presidency said.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali
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48 killed, 10 survivors in Taiwan plane crash: airline

Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Thursday that 48 people were killed and 10 survived when one of its turboprop passenger planes crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather.

48 killed, 10 survivors in Taiwan plane crash: airline
Russia detains two over deadly Moscow metro crash: investigators
Russia detains two over deadly Moscow metro crash: investigators

Russian investigators said on Wednesday they had detained two Moscow metro workers in a probe into a devastating crash that killed 22 people and injured dozens.

Russia detains two over deadly Moscow metro crash: investigators
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25 injured as Hong Kong-bound jet hits turbulence

Twenty-five people were injured when a passenger jet from South Africa to Hong Kong hit turbulence on Wednesday, police said, with two men seriously hurt and hospitalised in the southern Chinese city.

25 injured as Hong Kong-bound jet hits turbulence
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Australian police charge woman for 'racist' train rant

Australian police have charged a woman for racially abusing passengers on a train after a video recording her tirade was posted online and went viral, sparking a social media backlash.

Australian police charge woman for 'racist' train rant
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Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected

A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people after a blast suspected to have been triggered by Maoist rebels, a top railway official said.

Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected
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Flight MH370 families get $50,000 in first payouts

Malaysia Airlines' insurer has begun paying the families of passengers onboard Flight MH370 $50,000 each in initial compensation three months after the jet disappeared, a government official said

Flight MH370 families get $50,000 in first payouts
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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
Bolivia launches world's highest cable railway
Bolivia launches world's highest cable railway

Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world's highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.

Bolivia launches world's highest cable railway
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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Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway, no injuries

A Singapore Airlines plane skidded off the runway on touching down during heavy rain at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport, but no injuries were reported, the carrier said.

Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway, no injuries
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Lao plane carrying defence chief crashes: Thai official

A Lao military plane carrying top officials including the defence minister crashed on Saturday in the north of the communist country, a Thai official said, without giving details of any casualties.

Lao plane carrying defence chief crashes: Thai official
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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Japan bus-jacker 'wanted to see parents'

A middle-aged man who allegedly hijacked a bus because he wanted to visit his parents was arrested in Japan, police said Monday, after he let the driver go to the toilet.

Japan bus-jacker 'wanted to see parents'
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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
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Six dead, at least 19 missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks

Six people were dead and at least 19 others were missing after a ferry capsized Saturday when it was caught in a storm in the south of Bangladesh, a government official said.

Six dead, at least 19 missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks
New York subway train derailment injures 19
New York subway train derailment injures 19

A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 passengers derailed just after the morning commute Friday leaving 19 people hurt, including four who had potentially serious injuries, rescue officials said.

New York subway train derailment injures 19