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Cargo ship sinks, 11 missing near Hong Kong: officials

Eleven crew members from a Chinese cargo ship are missing after it collided with a container vessel and sank just outside Hong Kong waters on Monday, authorities said.

Cargo ship sinks, 11 missing near Hong Kong: officials
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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
15 die as fire sweeps India fireworks plant
15 die as fire sweeps India fireworks plant

A massive blaze broke out in a firecracker factory Saturday in central India, killing at least 15 people, local media said.

15 die as fire sweeps India fireworks plant
Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster
Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster

Rescue workers recovered more bodies Saturday of people killed in a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, raising the death toll to 10, with an additional six feared dead.

Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster
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Truck crash kills 23 in Haiti

A truck filled with food and street vendors overturned Saturday in Haiti, killing 23 people and wounding two dozen others.

Truck crash kills 23 in Haiti
Mechanical failure blamed for Seoul train collision
Mechanical failure blamed for Seoul train collision

A malfunctioning automatic stopping system caused the recent collision of two subway trains in Seoul, officials said.

Mechanical failure blamed for Seoul train collision
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Deadly Middle East respiratory virus strikes in US

The first case of MERS, a dangerous respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East and has a high death rate, has been confirmed in the United States, officials said.

Deadly Middle East respiratory virus strikes in US
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350 dead, hundreds missing in Afghan landslide village

More than 300 people were killed and hundreds of others feared dead after a landslide buried an Afghan village, officials said, as rescue teams on Saturday rushed to the scene in the hope of finding any survivors.

350 dead, hundreds missing in Afghan landslide village
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

More than 30 people were killed in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country during the bloodiest day since Kiev's Western-backed government took power.

Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
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At least 10 killed in powerful US tornadoes

Powerful tornadoes tearing across southern United States have killed at least 10 people, emergency officials in the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma reported late Sunday.

At least 10 killed in powerful US tornadoes
Toll in DR Congo train crash rises to 74 dead
Toll in DR Congo train crash rises to 74 dead

The toll in a train crash in DR Congo last week was raised to 74 dead on Sunday, the country's health minister said.

Toll in DR Congo train crash rises to 74 dead
Stampede at late DR Congo star singer's tribute kills 14
Stampede at late DR Congo star singer's tribute kills 14

At least 14 people were killed in a stampede Friday during a tribute festival in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a popular African music star.

Stampede at late DR Congo star singer's tribute kills 14
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FBI seeks victims of major international pedophile

The FBI was Thursday hastily seeking to identify victims of a serial pedophile who drugged and molested dozens of children over four decades teaching at international schools around the world.

FBI seeks victims of major international pedophile
Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom
Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom

Dive teams raced Friday to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loomed and the victims' families angrily pressed officials to wrap up the recovery effort.

Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom
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Condition of derailed train victims is satisfactory: Head Surgeon Kadyrov

Doctors have given information on the victims of the derailed Atyrau-Almaty train that were hospitalized after the accident.

Condition of derailed train victims is satisfactory: Head Surgeon Kadyrov
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British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine

A passenger bus plunged into a ravine after leaving a Malaysian island resort, killing a British man and injuring 40 others, mostly foreign tourists, police said.

British tourist killed as Malaysia bus plunges into ravine
Pakistan bus crash kills 42
Pakistan bus crash kills 42

A speeding passenger bus smashed into a tractor-trailer in southern Pakistan Sunday, killing 42 people including 14 children and injuring more than a dozen others with many in critical condition, police said.

Pakistan bus crash kills 42
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China coal mine death toll rises to 20

The death toll from a flooded coal mine in southwest China has risen to 20 with the recovery of another 14 bodies nearly two weeks after the accident, state media reported.

China coal mine death toll rises to 20
'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny
'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny

National shock at a ferry disaster that may have claimed the lives of hundreds of South Korean schoolchildren was mixed with fury Thursday at growing evidence that many passengers were denied a proper chance to escape the sinking vessel.

'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny
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Photo of Kazakhstanis passed off as Russian victims in Ukraine

Users of online social networks have drawn attention to the fact that some Ukrainian sources alleging losses from the Russian side use photoshopped images from Kazakhstan’s Arkankergen tragedy.

Photo of Kazakhstanis passed off as Russian victims in Ukraine