Emirates plane crash-lands in Dubai
According to passenger accounts, the pilot announced an emergency landing minutes before the crash. Then the airliner, ...
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Location of Sichuan province in China (Image: TUBS.)Two dead, thirteen missing after boat capsizes in Ch...
On Saturday, local authorities said a child died and three were being treated after a leisure boat capsized at Bailong Lake in Guangyuan, Sichuan province, China at 14:50 local time (0650 UTC). At about noon on Monday a search and rescue team found the body of a middle-aged male passenger; thirteen other people were still missing. According to officials, stro...

 ()Landslide in China leaves 41 people missing
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 ()Six dead following flash flooding in Palestine, Texas
Lenda Asberry, 64, a retired school teacher, and her four great grandchildren also drowned during the flood. Onlookers reported the woman was attempting to get the children to safety when they were swept away. Asberry's daughter told reporters water levels were up to the woman's neck while attempting to save the children. One resident of the area told reporte...

File photo: Location map for Gaziantep. (Image: The Emirr.)Militants bomb Gaziantep, Turkey police headquarters
A car bomb detonated at police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey yesterday morning killed two police officers and injured more than twenty others. The governor's office said nineteen of the injured were police officers. Police said they suspect an alleged Daesh (ISIL) militant of responsibility for the attack. Turkish media reported two police officers, Yusuf...

Map of earthquake registered in Vanuatu (Image: USGS / AlvaroMolina.)Magnitude 7.0 earthquake affects archipelago of Vanuatu
During the day yesterday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.0, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), was recorded in the Vanuatu islands located in the South Pacific. According to the USGS, the epicenter of this earthquake was centered at 0.6 mile (1  km) southeast of Norsup. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) preliminarily declared...

 ()Flydubai plane crash leaves 62 dead
A Flydubai passenger jet has crashed in Russia, killing everyone aboard, 62 people including a crew of seven. The aircraft was making its second attempt to land early yesterday morning in Rostov-on-Don, a city in southern Russia, when it crashed. Flydubai confirmed the crash on landing of flight FZ981. Four passengers were children. "We are doing all we can t...

 ()Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan around 4:00am today local time (2000 yesterday UTC) southeast of Tainan, a city with about two million people, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). By various reports, as many as thirteen or fourteen people may have died, more than 100 may be missing, and Associated Press put the injured at wel...

File photo of the hotel, which is pictured as the skyscraper on the left; this view is from the Burj Khalifa. (Image: Danny15.)Fire breaks out at Dubai, United Arab Emirates hotel...
A fire broke out at a high-rise hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) at local night yesterday, apparently involving a large portion of the hotel. A crowd had gathered around The Address Hotel for the New Year’s celebration, but they were evacuated due to the fire. The cause of the fire was unclear, and there were conflicting reports on the number of peop...

The crashed aircraft, photographed in April 2014. (Image: Oka Sudiatmika.)Investigators blame pilot error for AirAsia crash in...
Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee yesterday declared pilot error to be behind the crash of Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501. All 162 passengers and crew died when the plane crashed into the Java Sea a year ago. The crashed aircraft, photographed in April 2014. Image: Oka Sudiatmika. The Airbus A320-200 was around 40 minutes from Surabaya...

An image of Bhullar from 2011. (Image: Eldonm.)Canadian politician Manmeet Bhullar dies aged 35 aft...
A road accident killed Alberta Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Manmeet Bhullar on Monday. Bhullar pulled over to the median on a snowy stretch of the Queen Elizabeth II highway between Edmonton and Calgary to help a fellow motorist who had gone off the road, before a semi-truck lost control and hit him. Bhullar died at hospital at the age of 35. Bhul...

Two Pakistani F7s from file. (Image: Asuspine.)Pakistani female fighter pilot Marium Mukhtiar dies ...
Marium Mukhtiar yesterday became the first Pakistani female fighter pilot to die on duty when a jet aircraft crashed near Kundian, in Punjab's Mianwali district. Two Pakistani F7s from file. Image: Asuspine. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said Flying Officer Mukhtiar and male colleague Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi faced a "serious in-flight emergency" whi...

MV Suilven off Scotland in 1979. (Image: Dr Neil Clifton.)Ferry MV Suilven sinks in Suva, Fiji
MV Suilven, a ferry in service in Fiji, capsized and sank in Suva Harbour today. Around thirty people, all crewmembers, were on board. Local media report all were rescued. The 41-year-old vessel previously saw service in Scotland and New Zealand. The ship capsized early this afternoon and sank within an hour. It had been converted from passenger to cargo use...

File photo of pyrotechnic effects (Image: Toggy.)Romanian nightclub fire kills over two dozen
The club was hosting an album launch party which attracted hundreds of attendees at the time of the fire. As of this morning, some people thought to be attending the nightclub were still unaccounted for. A witness told local media that pyrotechnics used in the club ignited nearby objects. The Facebook page for the album launch event said "customized light sho...

Eda Kadić in 2013. (Image: Miss Austria Corp.)Former Miss Austria Ena Kadic dies after mountain fall
Ena Kadić, an Austrian woman who won the 2013 Miss Austria crown, died early this week in hospital. She was 26 and fell whilst jogging in the Austrian Alps on Friday. Eda Kadić in 2013. Image: Miss Austria Corp. Kadić fell roughly 30m down the Bergisel mountain in Tyrol, near Innsbruck where she worked. She was taken to Innsbruck University Hospital wit...

A satellite image of Typhoon Koppu, as of October 17. (Image: United States Naval Research Laboratory.)Typhoon Koppu makes landfall in the Philippines, dis...
Typhoon Koppu, known additionally as Lando, made landfall in the northern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two and displacing at least 16,000 people. A satellite image of Typhoon Koppu, as of October 17. Image: United States Naval Research Laboratory. The deadly storm caused a concrete wall in a home in Subic, Zambales to topple over, killing a 6...

Ariel view of the mouth of the Rakaia River, from file. The wreck site is nearby. (Image: Phillip Capper.)Searchers find wreckage of New Zealand fishing boat ...
Searchers looking for New Zealand fishing boat FV Jubilee found the vessel on the sea floor overnight local time (UTC+13). The search was sparked by a mayday call from the three-man crew early yesterday morning. The three fishermen said they were abandoning ship in favour of a lifeboat. The search, which covered roughly 170 square km, earlier located an empty...

 ()Mecca stampede kills hundreds
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Motorcycles and a truck on a dirt road in South Sudan. The country has few paved roads. (Image: JennaCB123.)South Sudan fuel tanker explosion kills dozens
The death toll is unclear. At least 85 died according to presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny, citing "local authorities". Charles Kisagna of the local government said at least 100 died. County commissioner Wilson Thomas Yanga in remarks to the BBC put the toll at a minimum of 176. The Red Cross said it had sent two burn kits to local rescuers in Maridi wit...

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