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 aircr...
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,...

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
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...

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