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...
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 a...

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
ss="published">Thursday, September 24, 2015  Saudi Arabia Related articles 24 September 2015: Mecca stampede kills hundreds 16 September 2015: Kuwaiti court sentences seven to death for June mosque bombing 12 September 2015: At least 107 killed in Mecca crane collapse 2 September 2015: Fire kills eleven at oil worker housing in Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia 11 Se...

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...

File photo of pilgrims at Mecca's Grand Mosque in 2008. (Image: Al Jazeera English.)At least 107 killed in Mecca crane collapse
A storm yesterday caused a crane to fall into Mecca's Grand Mosque, killing 107 or more and wounding 238, according to Saudi Arabia's Civil Defense Authority. Civil Defense Authority director General Suleiman al-Amr, in remarks to al-Ikhbariya television, said "All those who were wounded and the dead have been taken to hospital. There are no casualties left a...

 ()Typhoon Etau causes more leakage at Fukushima
Friday, September 11, 2015  Radioactive water has been leaking from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant following damage caused by Typhoon Etau. The plant's drainage system has been inundated by a surge of sea water brought in by the typhoon, which reached Japan on Wednesday. A spokesperson for TEPCO, the company that runs the plant, yesterday said they were ...

A US Government Gulstream IV, from file. (Image: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.)Investigators blame pilot error for deadly jet crash...
The US federal National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday concluded a "series of errors" by flight crew caused a business jet crash near Boston, Massachusetts last year. Seven were killed when the Gulfstream IV overran a runway. I can't stop it —Pilot de Vries, seconds from impact The NTSB found the pilots failed to conduct preflight che...

File photo of lightning striking the ground. (Image: Kószó József.)Lightning strikes kill 22 in Andhra Padesh, India
22 people have been killed in the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh and a women's cricket match has been interrupted due to lightning strikes during thunderstorms on Sunday. Most of the casualties were farmers, who worked in their fields despite the thunderstorms. Officials blamed a low pressure system over the Bay of Bengal for causing the heavy thunderstorm...

File photo of waves crashing into the Jejudo coastline during high winds. (Image: Yoo Chung.)South Korean fishing boat flips over, kills several ...
A fishing boat has capsized off of South Korea's southern coast, killing at least ten passengers. At least three people survived the accident. The vessel lost contact with another boat on Saturday, and was found yesterday near the island of Jejudo. The capsized vessel, the 9.8 tonne Dolphin, had 22 people on its passenger list. The actual number of passengers...

Alkhobar, from file. (Image: Francisco Anzola.)Fire kills eleven at oil worker housing in Alkhobar,...
A fire in the eastern Saudi city of Alkhobar tore through a housing complex for oil workers yesterday, killing eleven, according to civil officials. Alkhobar, from file. Image: Francisco Anzola. The Radium complex is rented by oil firm Aramco for their employees. According to nearby resident Mohammed Siddique the fire broke out early in the morning. Sid...

An Ikarus C42 from file. The aircraft involved were similar. (Image: Peter Bakema.)Airshow collision kills one in Dittingen, Switzerland
A midair collision today killed a pilot during an airshow in the village of Dittingen in Switzerland. An Ikarus C42 from file. The aircraft involved were similar. Image: Peter Bakema. The crash occurred as three Ikarus C42 planes from the German Grasshopper display team flew together in formation. Two collided and crashed, with one pilot ejecting and pa...

The crashed aircraft, pictured in 2013 during a display. (Image: Alan Wilson.)Vintage plane crashes into road during Shoreham Airs...
Sunday, August 23, 2015  The crashed aircraft, pictured in 2013 during a display. Image: Alan Wilson. Police warn more bodies may remain to be found after yesterday's crash of a vintage jet killed at least seven people. The Hawker Hunter crashed into a busy road during the Shoreham Airshow in England. The plane failed to pull out of a large loop at aro...

A LET 410, similar to the crashed aircraft, pictured from file in 2000. (Image: John Wheatley.)Planes carrying parachutists collide, crash in Slovakia
Two planes carrying parachutists collided this morning in western Slovakia, near the Czech Republic. Of around 40 on board, seven are confirmed dead. The crash site near Červený Kameň is hard to access; rescuers are using helicopters. Investigators believe some passengers survived by jumping from one of the aircraft, which are believed to be twin-engined LET ...

File photo of suspected plane debris washed ashore Kaafu Atoll on May 31. (Image: Mohamed Wafir (via Facebook).)Two pieces of suspected plane debris from Maldives t...
The debris was reportedly found while authorities were searching Maldives islands for other possible debris. Pieces of debris that resemble a honeycomb material were found on a beach owned by the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort, located in the Maldives island chain Kaafu Atoll. Those pieces are reported to have washed ashore onto the resort island around May 31....

File photo of suspected plane debris washed ashore Kaafu Atoll on May 31. (Image: Mohamed Wafir (via Facebook).)Malaysia: 'Most' debris found on Maldives islands no...
On Tuesday, the team of Malaysian investigators arrived in Maldives to take charge of the debris, which washed ashore on Vabbinfaru on May 31 and had been disposed of as trash. On Wednesday, the Malaysian government said they believed the debris could have been from MH370. "We [Malaysia] have an understanding with the authorities there [Maldives] [...] we thin...

File photo of suspected plane debris that washed ashore the Maldive Kaafu Atoll on May 31. (Image: Mohamed Wafir (via Facebook).)More suspected plane debris washes ashore on Maldive...
Debris believed to be part of an aircraft has washed ashore on an uninhabited island in the Maldives. The fragment, suspected to be from a wing, was found on Mendhoo island, within the Laamu Atoll. The finding comes after several pieces of suspected plane debris washed ashore on the resort island Vabbinfaru, within the Kaafu Atoll, some of which could be from ...

The location of Tianjin within China. (Image: ASDFGH.)Huge explosions in Tianjin, China
The Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that there have been two massive explosions within seconds of each other, at about 11:30 local time, in a warehouse in the port of Dongjiang in Tianjin, a city of 15 million, near Beijing, in north-east China. At least thirteen people have been killed and between 250 and 400 people injured. Two firefighters are also belie...

Photo of suspected plane debris that washed ashore the Maldive Kaafu Atoll on May 31. (Image: Mohamed Wafir (via Facebook).)Malaysia says debris found in Maldives could be from...
Malaysian officials stated Wednesday, some of the debris found in the Maldives will be brought back to Malaysia to determine if they are from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) as they now believe. A team arrived Tuesday in Maldives to take charge of the debris, which had previously been disposed of as trash. "We [Malaysia] have an understanding with the au...

 ()Malaysia to investigate suspected plane debris washe...
After published reports stated suspected plane debris washed up on several Maldives islands, Malaysia has stated it will send a team of investigators to examine it. Investigators are to try to determine if the debris came from a plane before taking any further action. "I urge all parties to allow for the verification process to take its due course. Once it is...

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