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Shetsk district, Karaganda Oblast. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
35 villages in Akmola Oblast face danger of flooding

35 villages in Akmola Oblast are under tread of flooding.

35 villages in Akmola Oblast face danger of flooding
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Young man survives on saxaul seeds in Kazakh steppes for 5 days

A young man got lost in the Kyzylorgda Oblast steppes for five days until he was found by a rescue team.

Young man survives on saxaul seeds in Kazakh steppes for 5 days
Plan 'under way' to rescue refugees on Iraq mountain: Cameron
Plan 'under way' to rescue refugees on Iraq mountain: Cameron

An international plan is under way to rescue civilians trapped by Islamic State fighters on a mountain in northern Iraq.

Plan 'under way' to rescue refugees on Iraq mountain: Cameron
Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead
Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead

Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris on Thursday in search of victims of a major landslide in western India that buried homes, with the death toll expected to reach 150.

Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead
Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials
Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials

Rescuers freed three of 11 laborers trapped in a collapsed mine in southern Honduras, two days after the men became trapped.

Three workers rescued from collapsed Honduras mine: officials
Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city
Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city

An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup collapsed in Brazil's southeastern city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring 19.

Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city
Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board
Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board

At least four people died when a cargo plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff on Wednesday from the Kenyan capital's main airport, the busiest in east Africa.

Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board
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Builders blamed as India collapse toll rises to 17

The confirmed death toll from India's latest building collapse rose to 17 as authorities blamed shoddy construction for the tragedy near the southern city of Chennai.

Builders blamed as India collapse toll rises to 17
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Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities

About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat which was stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported Monday, citing the navy and coastguard.

Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities
Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents
Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents

Malaysian authorities said Friday a 15th body was found and 27 people remain missing from two boat accidents, at a time when Indonesian illegal migrant workers head home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents
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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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Rescuers hope to extract German cave explorer this week

Rescuers said Tuesday they aim to extract a researcher trapped with a serious injury in Germany's deepest and longest cave by the end of the week.

Rescuers hope to extract German cave explorer this week
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Italian navy rescues 2,500 migrants in 24 hours

The Italian navy on Friday said it had rescued around 2,500 asylum-seekers from 17 boats in the past 24 hours as good weather conditions in the Mediterranean further boost the influx of asylum-seekers trying to reach Europe.

Italian navy rescues 2,500 migrants in 24 hours
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S. Korea hospice fire kills 21, patient detained

A fire swept through a South Korean hospice for elderly, infirm patients early Wednesday, killing 21 people in what police said appeared to be an act of arson by an 81-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer.

S. Korea hospice fire kills 21, patient detained
Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended
Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended

The operation to recover bodies from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month has been suspended due to heavy seas, a spokesman said Saturday, amid concern that many of the missing may never be found.

Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended
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Woman rescued after falling from cathedral roof in England

A 68-year-old woman had to be rescued by helicopter on Tuesday after she fell and became trapped on one of the towers of Britain's historic Wells Cathedral.

Woman rescued after falling from cathedral roof in England
S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers
S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers

South Korea despatched coastguard vessels and helicopters Wednesday to rescue around 450 passengers -- mostly high school students -- on a ferry sinking off the southern coast, officials said.

S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers
Italy reports 900 migrants rescued at sea
Italy reports 900 migrants rescued at sea

Italy has rescued 896 migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat overnight, the navy said on Friday, after the government warned of an "emergency" caused by a surge in new arrivals.

Italy reports 900 migrants rescued at sea
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Canadian solo yachtsman rescued from Pacific

A Canadian solo sailor was rescued from his sinking yacht after five days adrift in the Pacific battling rough weather, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) said Tuesday.

Canadian solo yachtsman rescued from Pacific
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Drowning boy saved by pregnant woman

A woman nine months pregnant has saved a boy from drowning in the icy waters of the Irtysh River.

Drowning boy saved by pregnant woman