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At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital

A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital
Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce
Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce

An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.

Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce
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EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe

The EU is set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, after Kiev seized control of part of the MH17 crash site in fighting that blocked an international effort to recover victims' remains.

EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe
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
Israeli fire brings Gaza deaths to 808: medics
Israeli fire brings Gaza deaths to 808: medics

Israeli fire in Gaza killed a pregnant woman and a senior Islamic Jihad propagandist, taking the Palestinian death toll to 808, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

Israeli fire brings Gaza deaths to 808: medics
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
Four children, two adults killed in France minibus crash
Four children, two adults killed in France minibus crash

Four children, their driver and a 20-year-old were killed when the minibus they were travelling in crashed head-on into a truck coming the other way in France, authorities said.

Four children, two adults killed in France minibus crash
S. Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner
S. Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner

South Korean police said Tuesday they had found the body of the fugitive business tycoon who headed the family operating the Sewol ferry which sank in April with the loss of around 300 lives.

S. Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner
Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30
Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel's hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30
Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars
Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars

US President Barack Obama called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476.

Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars
At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua
At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua

At least 38 people were killed when a van carrying inflammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China early Saturday, state media reported.

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident: Xinhua
Lightning, floods leave 20 dead in rain-hit China
Lightning, floods leave 20 dead in rain-hit China

At least 20 people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said.

Lightning, floods leave 20 dead in rain-hit China
Five killed as helicopter crashes in S. Korean city
Five killed as helicopter crashes in S. Korean city

A fire department helicopter crashed Thursday near an elementary school in a residential district of the South Korean city of Gwangju, killing five people on board, officials said.

Five killed as helicopter crashes in S. Korean city
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
New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics
New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics

New Israeli air and tank strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 204.

New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics
One dead, dozens injured as Moscow metro train derails
One dead, dozens injured as Moscow metro train derails

One person died and dozens were injured after a train derailed in the Moscow metro on Tuesday, the Interfax news agency reported citing medics.

One dead, dozens injured as Moscow metro train derails
Ukrainian plane hit by missile, say villagers on Russia border
Ukrainian plane hit by missile, say villagers on Russia border

Two men lean on the smouldering wreckage of a Ukrainian airforce plane. They poke among the debris, looking for anything of value. Using an iron bar, one of them moves a Kalashnikov rifle to reveal what appears to be a charred human limb.

Ukrainian plane hit by missile, say villagers on Russia border
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Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia

At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said.

Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia
Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55
Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55

At least four people including a 10-year-old child died and 55 others were injured when three residential buildings collapsed in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, the authorities said.

Casablanca buildings collapse kills 4, injures 55