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Bus crash in northern India kills 11 tourists

A bus carrying tourists plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in a Himalayan region in northern India, killing 11 people, police said.

Bus crash in northern India kills 11 tourists
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49 killed in east Ukraine plane downing

Pro-Russian gunmen shot down a Ukranian military transport plane Saturday in the separatist east, killing all 49 people on board in the biggest single loss of life in the two-month insurgency.

49 killed in east Ukraine plane downing
Seven killed in Ukraine mine blast
Seven killed in Ukraine mine blast

Seven miners were killed and two others are missing after a gas explosion ripped through an underground coal mine in eastern Ukraine, authorities said.

Seven killed in Ukraine mine blast
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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
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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
Vegas cop killers 'had pro-gun militia links'
Vegas cop killers 'had pro-gun militia links'

A gun-toting couple possibly linked to anti-government militias killed two US cops execution-style and left a swastika on the bodies, in America's latest chilling shooting rampage, police said.

Vegas cop killers 'had pro-gun militia links'
Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead
Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead

Heavily armed militants launched an assault on Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi, leaving at least 24 dead including 10 militants in a six-hour siege that the army quelled at dawn.

Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead
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Flash floods kill over 50 in in north Afghanistan: officials

Flash floods have killed more than 50 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of houses and forcing thousands to flee, provincial authorities said.

Flash floods kill over 50 in in north Afghanistan: officials
Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east
Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east

A Ukrainian plane was shot down as fighting continued in the east of the country on Friday, amid signs the government was losing control of parts of its border with Russia.

Police officer killed, plane shot down in Ukraine's east
Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push
Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push

The Dalai Lama has called for democracy in China and offered prayers for victims of the Tiananmen crackdown ahead of the launch Thursday of a new campaign for autonomy in his Tibetan homeland.

Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push
Global protest reads names of 100,000 Syria dead
Global protest reads names of 100,000 Syria dead

Activists began reading the names of 100,000 people killed in Syria outside UN headquarters on Monday, in a modest launch of what they hope will be a global protest.

Global protest reads names of 100,000 Syria dead
Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner, six others die in US plane crash
Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner, six others die in US plane crash

A co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people were killed when a private business jet crashed during takeoff from an airfield outside Boston.

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner, six others die in US plane crash
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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
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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Seven killed in S. Korea bus terminal fire

At least seven people were killed and two dozen injured in a fire at a bus terminal near Seoul on Monday, emergency officials said.

Seven killed in S. Korea bus terminal fire
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Snatched women defend US kidnap victim

So why didn't she just leave? That's the question being increasingly asked in California after a 25-year-old woman came forward saying she had been kidnapped a decade ago and held against her will, while being repeatedly sexually abused.

Snatched women defend US kidnap victim
Twin Nigeria car bombs kill at least 118
Twin Nigeria car bombs kill at least 118

Twin car bombings in central Nigeria killed at least 118 people and brought entire buildings down Tuesday, in the latest affront to the government's internationally-backed security crackdown.

Twin Nigeria car bombs kill at least 118
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Bus accident kills 20 in northeast Brazil

Twenty people were killed and 17 injured when the bus they were traveling in overturned Sunday in northeastern Brazil, officials said.

Bus accident kills 20 in northeast Brazil
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Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister

An armed gang attacked an Ivorian village near the border with Liberia, killing three soldiers and 10 civilians, Defence Minister Paul Koffi Koffi said.

Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister