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Three killed after small plane crashes into California homes

Three people were killed and two injured on Monday after a small plane crashed into a residential neighbourhood in the city of Riverside in California, local fire chief Michael Moore told reporters.

Carnival float crashes in Rio, injures 20

A large float crashed into revellers at Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations, injuring 20 people, eight of them so seriously that they had to be taken to hospital, the news portal O Globo reported on Monday.

16 killed, 50 injured in truck accident in north-eastern India

At least 16 people were killed Sunday and 50 injured when the truck they were travelling in overturned on a curve and hit a barrier on the side of the road, police in the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya said.

Fire at asylum seeker accommodation in Sweden

A fire overnight at an accommodation centre for asylum seekers in Sweden caused injuries to at least a dozen residents, police said on Sunday.

Suspected drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

A pick up truck driven by a suspected drunken driver plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Mardi Gras parade in the US city of New Orleans on Saturday, injuring at least 28 people.

Five killed as plane crashes into shops near airport in Melbourne

All five people aboard a small charter plane were killed Tuesday when it crashed into a shopping centre near Essendon Airport in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.

Mass drug overdose at Melbourne dance festival

More than 20 people were hospitalized, many in a critical condition, after overdosing on drugs at a Melbourne dance music festival on Saturday night, Australian media has reported.

Polish PM released from hospital after car accident

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo left a military hospital in Warsaw on Friday, a week after being involved in a car accident, and said she would chair a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Seven killed, five injured in Nepal jeep crash

Seven people were killed and five others injured on Wednesday when a jeep veered off a dirt track in western Nepal, police said.

Missing German woman found dead after search in Australian outback

The search for a 73-year-old German woman who went missing five days ago ended Tuesday after her body was found in the remote Australian outback, a police spokeswoman said.

At least 32 die after tour bus crashes in Taipei

A tour bus flipped over and crashed on an exit ramp in Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Monday night, killing at least 32 and leaving 12 injured, government sources said.

Report: At least four dead in avalanche at French ski resort

At least four people were killed Monday after an avalanche near the Tignes ski resort in the French Alps, French media reported.

Polish premier to work from hospital bed after car accident

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo is "stable" and "under control" following a Friday night car crash, but will continue to work from her hospital bed for the time being, her spokesman told news agency PAP.

At least 17 killed during stampede in Angola football stadium

At least 17 people were killed by a stampede in a football stadium in northern Angola, local media reported.

Retrial of businessman over deadly maritime accident to start 20 Feb.

The retrial of businessman Tomislav Horvatincic for causing a boating accident in which an Italian couple were killed in August 2011 is scheduled to commence before the Sibenik municipal court on 20 February.

Carbon monoxide from gasoline generator killed 6 teens in Germany

Six teenagers found dead in an allotment shed in the German town of Arnstein at the weekend were killed by carbon monoxide that was being emitted by a gasoline generator, police and prosecutors said Thursday.

At least nine buried in China building collapse

At least nine people were buried in debris after four apartment buildings collapsed Thursday near Wenzhou, an industrial city in eastern China, state television reported.

Six teens found dead in Germany killed by carbon monoxide poisoning

Six teenagers who were found dead in an allotment shed in the German town of Arnstein at the weekend died of carbon monoxide poisoning, police said Tuesday.

Malaysian boat with 31 people on board missing

A boat carrying 31 people including 28 Chinese tourists has been reported missing in Malaysia, a spokesman for the country's maritime authority said on Saturday.

At least 47 dead in traffic accident in Madagascar

At least 47 people died and 24 were injured in a traffic accident near the capital city of Madagascar.

Two dead as plane in air show in Australia crashes as thousands watch

Rescue crews will work Friday to recover the wreckage of a light plane that crashed into a river during an air show in Perth in western Australia, killing two people, police said.

Six killed in helicopter crash in earthquake-hit central Italy

A rescue helicopter crashed in central Italy on Tuesday, killing all six passengers on board as it returned from an operation at a ski resort, an emergency services spokesman told dpa.

Hungarian bus company probed for negligence after Italy crash

Criminal negligence charges are being mulled against the owners of a bus that was in a fatal accident in Italy at the weekend, leaving 16 members of a Hungarian school group returning from a ski vacation dead, Hungarian police said Sunday.

Bus crash survivors tell of 'heroes' who saved their lives

Survivors of a bus crash that claimed 16 lives in northern Italy over the weekend told local media Sunday they were saved thanks to an heroic teacher and his wife, but also by an equally heroic student.

Twelve confirmed dead after landslide strikes central China hotel

Ten bodies were pulled from the wreckage of a central Chinese hotel flattened by a landslide this week, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12, Xinhua reported Sunday.

39 killed, 50 injured as train derails in southern India

At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured when a passenger train derailed in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh, officials said Sunday.

16 dead after bus carrying school pupils crashes in Italy

Sixteen people were killed and dozens were injured after a bus carrying a Hungarian high school group crashed and caught fire in Italy overnight, officials from both countries confirmed Saturday.

12 children dead after school bus collides with truck in India

At least 12 children were killed and 24 more injured after a school bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in northern India on Thursday, police said.

Burning building in Tehran collapses, killing over 20 firefighters

At least 20 firefighters were buried alive on Thursday when a 17-storey shopping centre in the Iranian capital Tehran collapsed after a major fire, the city's mayor said.

Search for missing MH370 plane ends after three years

After nearly three years of searching, the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has come to an end without a trace of the plane, officials announced Tuesday.

Kyrgyzstan sees possible pilot error in plane crash killing 37

Pilot error may have caused a Turkish cargo plane to crash Monday near Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, reportedly killing at least 37 people, mostly residents in their homes.

25 dead in India after boat capsizes in Ganges

At least 25 people were confirmed dead on Sunday after a boat capsized in the Ganges river in eastern India, police and rescue officials said.

18 people dead after overcrowded boat capsizes in India

At least 18 people drowned Saturday when a packed boat carrying at least 40 people capsized in the Ganga river near the eastern Indian town of Patna, police said.

21 people rescued from cruise boat fire in Vietnam's Halong Bay

Twenty-one people, including 14 foreign tourists, were rescued in Vietnam on Tuesday after a blaze gutted their boat in Halong Bay, according to media reports.

Six found dead in house in western Denmark

Six people including two adults and four children were Monday found dead in a house in western Denmark, police said.

Four Portuguese passengers killed as bus skids off road in France

Four Portuguese passengers were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying 30 people crashed in eastern France, the country's Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said.

10 killed in bus crash in southern Morocco

Ten people were killed and 22 others injured Saturday in a crash involving a truck and a bus near Agadir, authorities in the southern Moroccan city said.

Mozambican plane collides with unknown object; drone suspected

A passenger plane with Mozambique’s LAM airline suffered damage after apparently colliding with an unknown object this week, the airline said Friday.

Thirty injured after refugee home burns down in Germany

Thirty residents of a refugee home in north-western Germany were injured in a fire, one of them seriously, a spokeswoman for the district of Paderborn said Thursday.

Fire breaks out on oil platform in Gulf of Mexico - no one injured

A major fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the US state of Louisiana, the US Coastguard reported Thursday.

Eleven killed as minibus veers off road in Kenya

At least 11 people were killed Thursday when a minibus plunged into a ditch in western Kenya, police said.

Woman injured, 2 horses dead in highway accident in Germany

Two horses being walked by their owner were frightened by the explosion of heavy-duty firecrackers and ran onto a nearby autobahn in western Germany, colliding with a passing car, a police spokesman reported Monday.

9 dead in Kazakhstan apartment building collapse

At least nine people, including three children, were killed when an apartment building in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan partially collapsed, state news agency Kazinform reported Monday.

Crash kills 25 in Thailand, amid soaring road accident casualties

A pickup truck and a passenger van were set ablaze after crashing on Monday in Thailand's Chonburi province, killing 25 passengers and injuring 2 others, police told dpa.

Police detain captain after boat fire off Jakarta kills 23

Police in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta have detained the captain of a boat that caught fire while carrying New Year holidaymakers, killing 23 people, an officer said Monday.

Fire on boat headed to Jakarta Bay holiday island kills 23 passengers

At least 23 people are dead after a fire broke out on Sunday on a wooden boat headed to a holiday island in Jakarta Bay, off the Indonesian capital, officials said.

Six dead, 10 injured after autobahn crash in southern Germany

Six people were killed, including four teenagers, in a multi-car crash on a motorway in southern Germany shortly after midnight on Sunday, local police said.

Death toll rises to 16 in India mine collapse

New Delhi  (dpa) -  The bodies of 16 workers were recovered from a collapsed mine in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, officials said Saturday.

Car drives into pedestrians in Finnish capital, injuring four

Four pedestrians were injured, at least one seriously, on Saturday when a car mounted a pavement in a suburb of the Finnish capital of Helsinki, police said.

Eighty injured in Australian music festival crowd crush

Up to 80 people were injured in a crowd stampede at a music festival on Victoria's south-west coast late Friday, organizers have said.

About 90 skiers saved from broken chairlift in Slovakia

The fire department and mountain rescue service saved around 90 skiers, who were stuck on a malfunctioning chairlift in the winter sports region of Zavazna Poruba in Slovakia on Friday.

11 dead, more feared trapped in accident at India state-owned mine

At least 11 workers were killed and several still believed to be trapped after a coal mine collapsed in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, officials said Friday.

Seventeen suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at German go-kart track

At least 17 visitors to an indoor go-kart track in Germany suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, police said Friday.

Road accidents kill 42 in Thailand on first day of watch period

Forty-two people were killed and 565 others were injured in road accidents in Thailand on Thursday, the first day of an annual police watch period, an official said.

Russia rules out explosion as cause of plane crash that killed 92

Russian investigators have ruled out an explosion as the likely cause of a military plane crash this week, the head of the armed forces' aviation safety service said Thursday.

Five killed, 52 injured in bus-train collision in Tunisia

Five people, including an infant, were killed when a train slammed into a public bus on Wednesday near the Tunisian capital Tunis, the Interior Ministry said.

Over 60 injured as train derails in north India; police say 2 dead

More than 60 passengers were injured when a train derailed in northern India on Wednesday with the police saying two people were dead.

Fire in Philippines kills one, displaces thousands

One died person died and thousands of people were displaced in Quezon City in the Philippines as a fire engulfed their homes, the Bureau of Fire Protection said Wednesday.

Climber falls to death in New Zealand's Southern Alps

A mountaineer fell several hundred metres to his death Wednesday at Mount Aspiring in New Zealand's Southern Alps, police said.

At least 39 die in Pakistan after drinking toxic alcohol

At least 39 people died after consuming toxic liquor in eastern Pakistan, health officials and police said on Tuesday, as over 150 people were rushed to clinics for treatment.  

Black box recovered from crashed Russian plane

The flight data recorder from a Russian Tu-154 military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on the weekend has been recovered, the Defence Ministry said Tuesday.

Australian police urge caution after seven drown over Christmas

Police urged Australians Tuesday to take more care when swimming after a spate of drownings over the Christmas holidays on the east coast of the country left seven people dead in 48 hours.

Ten drown in Uganda after boat carrying football fans capsizes

Ten people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying football fans capsized on Lake Albert in north-western Uganda, police confirmed Monday.

Russia: plane crash probably not terrorism

Russian investigators are not considering terrorism among the most likely causes of a military plane crash believed to have killed more than 90 people, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Monday.

First bodies from Russian plane crash taken to Moscow

The first bodies of victims from a Russian military plane crash in the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi were flown to Moscow on Monday.

Eight dead or missing in explosion at Chinese fireworks factory

An explosion at a fireworks factory in China has killed or left missing at least eight people, state media reported on Sunday.

Russia says no sign of survivors after plane crashes with 93 aboard

The Russian Defence Ministry said that "no survivors are seen" from the Tu-154 military plane that crashed on Sunday in the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi.

Russian military plane carrying choir to Syria crashes in Black Sea

A Russian military plane carrying more than 90 people, including a renowned choir to perform for the holidays at an airbase in Syria, crashed on Sunday in the Black Sea off the coast of the city of Sochi, the Defence Ministry said.

Two killed when bus carrying over 45 people crashes in New Zealand

Two people were killed and several others were injured when a bus carrying at least 45 passengers crashed 100 metres down a bank in New Zealand.

Refugee dies in Australia after fall on Manus Island detention centre

A Sudanese refugee died Saturday in Brisbane from injuries suffered at one of Australia's offshore detention facilities, the government confirmed.

14 killed in Malaysia Christmas Eve crash as bus plunges into ravine

Fourteen people were killed and 16 injured after a bus fell off a cliff on Malaysia's North-South Expressway early Saturday.

Malaysian air force plane crash kills one, injures three

A Malaysian air force plane crashed at a base on Wednesday, killing the pilot and injuring three others on board.

At least 31 killed in explosions at Mexican fireworks market

A string of explosions at a fireworks market in Mexico have killed at least 31 people and injured more than 70 others, media reports said on Wednesday.

Five dead in highway accident in France, dozens of vehicles involved

At least five people were killed in a highway accident involving approximately 40 vehicles early Tuesday in western France, a spokeswoman for the local authorities' office said.

Twelve dead, dozens injured after truck rams Berlin Christmas market

At least nine people have been killed and 50 injured after a truck ploughed in what police said was likely to be terrorist attack on a crowded Christmas market in Berlin.

Russian plane crash-lands in Siberia, dozens injured

A Russian plane transporting military personnel crash-landed in the Siberian region of Yakutia on Monday, injuring dozens of people.

At least 20 killed in Congo gold mine accident

At least 20 people have been killed in a mining accident in eastern Congo, South Kivu province's Mining Minister Apollinaire Bulindi said Sunday.

Car falls through ice on Russia's Lake Baikal - three dead

A car broke through the ice while driving over Russia's Lake Baikal, plunging six people into the freezing waters, three of whom died, the civil defence said on Saturday.

One dead after fire breaks out at migrant worker centre in France

One person was killed and at least 12 people injured after a fire broke out at a migrant worker centre in a suburb near Paris, French officials said.

As many as 10 dead in accident on Azerbaijani oil platform

At least one oil worker is dead and nine others missing after part of the offshore rig they were on collapsed into the Caspian Sea, company officials said Thursday.

Fourth tourist dies on Great Barrier Reef in weeks

A 75-year-old Japanese tourist died snorkeling on the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Wednesday, the fourth tourist to die on the reef in the past few weeks, it was reported.

Pakistani carrier grounds small plane fleet in wake of fatal crash

Pakistan's national carrier on Monday grounded its entire fleet of ATR planes, in the wake of a fatal crash last week that killed all 48 people on board, officials said.

Chopper crash near Mumbai kills pilot, injures three

A helicopter crashed and caught fire in Mumbai's suburbs on Sunday, killing its pilot and injuring three passengers, police said.

Nearly 40 killed in tanker truck explosion in Kenya

A weekend accident in Kenya that saw a tanker truck explode left 39 people dead, officials said on Sunday.

At least 200 feared dead in Nigeria church collapse, says hospital

At least 200 people are feared dead after a church building collapse in Nigeria's southern state of Akwa Ibom at the weekend, said a local hospital director on Sunday.

Bulgarian cargo train explosion kills five, injures 29

Five people died and 29 were injured in Bulgaria on Saturday when a freight train hauling gas tanks derailed and crashed into several homes, authorities said.

Indonesian soldier found alive two weeks after helicopter crash

A soldier has been found alive two weeks after an Indonesian army helicopter he was travelling in crashed, killing three people, the military said Friday.

No survivors after plane with 48 on board crashes in Pakistan

A commercial aircraft carrying about 40 passengers and crew members went missing in northern Pakistan on Wednesday after it took off from a tourist resort near the Afghan border, headed for Islamabad, officials said.

Bolivia arrests three at footballer crash airline

Bolivian authorities Tuesday arrested the director and two employees of Bolivian charter airline Lamia, whose sole operational plane crashed last week with most of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense aboard, a prosecutor investigating the case said.

Five dead and six missing in latest Chinese coal mine accident

At least five people have died in China's fifth coal mining accident in five weeks, officials told the Xinhua news agency on Tuesday.

Chapecoense declared Copa Sudamericana champions after plane crash

The South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL Monday declared Chapecoense AF the winner of the 2-million-dollar Copa Sudamericana following an airplane crash last week that killed most of the team on its way to the cup finals.

30 bodies recovered from wreckage of California warehouse fire

The number of confirmed dead in a California warehouse fire has risen to 30, investigators said after recovering more bodies from the burned out structure in the city of Oakland.

Indonesian rescuers recover human remains from crashed police plane

Indonesia's national search and rescue agency said on Sunday that it has retrieved the remains of victims killed in a police plane crash in the waters off Lingga Island of Riau Islands province.

Nine dead, 25 missing after fire at California warehouse party

At least nine people died and 25 were missing after a fire broke out during a party at a warehouse in the US state of California, the local fire chief told dpa on Saturday.

Two migrants die in Austria while hiding in freight train

Two migrants have died in Austria while hiding in a goods train, police said on Saturday.

Indonesian police plane carrying 13 people crashes into sea

An Indonesian police plane carrying 13 people crashed into the sea on Saturday, police said. 

Danish domestic flight makes emergency landing over smoke in cabin

A Danish domestic flight with 18 people on board made an emergency landing Saturday after smoke from one engine spread into the cockpit and cabin, the airline and airport officials said.

At least 17 dead in latest Chinese coal mine accident

An explosion has killed at least 17 workers at a coal mine in northern China and 10 miners remain trapped, state media reported on Saturday.

18 dead in central China as bus plunges into lake

Eighteen people died when a bus plunged off a road and into a lake near the city of Ezhou in central China, state media reported on Friday.

Airline in footballer crash dismissed air authorities' warnings

The dispatcher for a charter flight that crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people, had clashed with Bolivian aviation officials who warned the flight was too long to make without a refuelling stop, Bolivian media reported on Thursday.