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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
24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists
24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists

Libyan forces loyal to a rogue general, vowing to flush "terrorists" out of Benghazi, clashed with former rebel Islamist groups in the eastern city Friday, killing 24 people and wounding some 150.

24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists
Four dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia
Four dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia

Four people in Bosnia have died in flooding from the heaviest rainfall to hit the Balkans in over a century, officials said Friday, in what Serbia's premier has called a "horrible natural catastrophe".

Four dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia
Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe
Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe

The operator of a Turkish mine where an explosion has claimed more than 280 lives said on Friday the disaster was not due to negligence on its part.

Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe
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Malian soldier killed, 46 injured in crash

A Malian soldier was killed and 46 others were injured Thursday when their military transporter crashed, the army said.

Malian soldier killed, 46 injured in crash
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
Crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol. Photo courtesy of scmp.com
Four crew of S. Korean ferry charged with manslaughter

The captain and three other crew members of the ferry that sank off South Korea last month were indicted Thursday on charges of manslaughter through gross negligence, Yonhap news agency reported.

Four crew of S. Korean ferry charged with manslaughter
One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam
One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam

Anti-China riots at a steel plant in Vietnam left one Chinese worker dead and 100 injured, officials said Thursday, as unrest triggered by an escalating territorial dispute spreads across the communist country.

One dead, 100 hurt in anti-China riot in Vietnam
Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks
Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks

On the eve of the dedication of a museum commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, Charles Wolf made no secret of his apprehension at a site he associates with the death of his wife Katherine.

Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks
Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded
Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded

Grenade blasts and gunfire rocked an anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital Thursday, leaving two dead and 24 wounded as fears of wider political violence mounted in the crisis-hit kingdom.

Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded
Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped
Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said Wednesday, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time.

Turkey mine blast kills at least 201, hundreds trapped
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Windstorm uproots tree, kills zookeeper in Shymkent

A windstorm has ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and even killed a person in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent on May 12.

Windstorm uproots tree, kills zookeeper in Shymkent
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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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Questions remain as China remembers 6 years since quake

Six years after a huge earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in China, questions over poor building work and corruption were still being asked on Monday's anniversary, as online posters remembered the dead.

Questions remain as China remembers 6 years since quake
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Five dead in Philippine motorbike 'shooting spree': police

Two men on a motorcycle killed five people in an apparent shooting spree in a suburb of the Philippine capital on Sunday, a police official said.

Five dead in Philippine motorbike 'shooting spree': police
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Two bodies found after US hot air balloon fire

Dozens of US workers searched Saturday for the third occupant of a hot air balloon that went up in flames after hitting a power line in Virginia, killing two other people aboard.

Two bodies found after US hot air balloon fire
Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war
Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war

The death toll from a military offensive in a flashpoint town in east Ukraine rose to at least 34, officials said Tuesday, amid fresh warnings of civil war and the shutdown of a major airport in the region.

Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war
Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site
Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site

A diver died Tuesday while working at a ferry disaster site in South Korea as further details emerged about how deception and negligence contributed to the April 16 tragedy.

Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site
Six wounded in knife attack at Chinese train station: police
Six wounded in knife attack at Chinese train station: police

Six people were wounded in a knife attack at a Chinese train station Tuesday, police said, after a string of violent episodes at transport hubs authorities blame on "terrorists" from the restive region of Xinjiang.

Six wounded in knife attack at Chinese train station: police
A woman gestures next to a patient evacuated from the hospital following an earthquake in Chiang Rain in northern Thailand. ©Reuters/Stringer
One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake: official

An elderly woman died and 23 other people were injured after a strong earthquake shook northern Thailand, an official said Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to rattle the mountainous region popular with tourists.

One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake: official