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Rain-triggered rockslide flattens Nairobi slum, killing 7


April 5th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by BNO News
NAIROBI, KENYA (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven people were killed on early Wednesday morning when heavy rainfall caused a rockslide in a slum in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, destroying dozens ... Read more...

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China blames Dalai Lama for self-immolation


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) A Chinese official Friday held the Dalai Lama responsible for a string of self-immolation by Tibetan monks, saying the Tibetan spiritual leader applauded them.Zhao Qizheng, spokesman ... Read more...

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Indonesia: 14 dead, 40 injured in West Java bus accident


February 11th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 14 people were killed on early Friday evening when a bus lost control and crashed into several vehicles in the Indonesian province of West Java, ... Read more...

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246 survive Papua New Guinea ferry accident


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) A total of 246 people have been rescued after a ferry accident off the coast of Papua New Guinea, authorities here said Friday. The vessel was ... Read more...

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Two skyscrapers collapse in Brazil


January 26th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Two high-rise buildings -- one of 20 storeys -- have collapsed in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro city, trapping at least 11 people inside, BBC reported.Streets and ... Read more...

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Toll in Iranian boat tragedy rises to 17 (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) Seventeen people died after a boat sank off the Iranian coast, Fars news agency reported Sunday.The boat with 22 passengers and crew members aboard was moving ... Read more...

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Captain blamed for Italy cruise ship accident


January 17th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 17 (IANS/AKI) The head of the company that owns the cruise ship involved in a deadly accident off Italy's Tuscan coast has blamed the captain for the disaster."The ... Read more...

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Mamata offers jobs to youth who rescued AMRI patients


December 14th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced that the locals who had risked their lives to rescue people from the AMRI Hospital fire would ... Read more...

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Bengal government comes down hard on ‘callous’ hospital


December 9th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, other ministers, the Kolkata mayor and security officials ripped apart the AMRI Hospital authorities for "callousness", "negligence" and for ... Read more...

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Six feared dead in Kansas elevator explosion


October 31st, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Atchison, Kan., Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Six people are feared dead after an elevator exploded on Sunday. The accident happened at a Bartlett Grain Co. facility in Atchison. Rescue efforts have been ... Read more...

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Turkey quake toll rises to 596


October 31st, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in the devastating earthquake in southeastern Turkey has risen to 596, while 4,100 people are reported injured, the country's emergencies ministry said Sunday.Previously, ... Read more...

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30 killed in Arunachal bridge collapse (Lead)


October 29th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 30 people, including children, were feared killed when a suspension bridge over the Kameng river collapsed late Saturday in Arunachal Pradesh, a police official ... Read more...

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Pope reaches out to Turkey quake victims


October 27th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has reached out to victims of the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey, asking for divine support in rescue efforts."At this time our ... Read more...

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Nepal army plane crashes


October 19th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 18 (IANS) Nepal army's missing plane with six people on board was confirmed to have crashed Tuesday evening, Xinhua quoted an army spokesman as saying.The plane bound for ... Read more...

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10 die in Tamil Nadu train collision, survivors recount trauma


September 14th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/Arakkonam, Sep 14 (IANS) A big metallic bang... that's what survivors remembered Wednesday from the traumatic moments the night before when an EMU train rammed a stationary passenger train near ... Read more...

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Seven killed, 85 injured in Tamil Nadu train accident


September 14th, 2011 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 85 injured as a EMU train rammed a stationary passenger train near Arakkonam junction in Tamil Nadu's Vellore ... Read more...

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15 killed in Tamil Nadu train collision: Police


September 14th, 2011 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed as a train rammed a stationary train near Arakonam junction in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district Tuesday night, police said. The ... Read more...

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Typhoon Talas leaves at least 18 dead in Japan


September 4th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 18 people have been killed and more than 50 are missing after powerful Typhoon Talas pounded western Japan with heavy rains and high winds, local media ... Read more...

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26 trapped in China coal mine


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Twenty-six miners remained trapped Tuesday in a flooded coal mine in northeast China, Xinhua reported.The illegal coal mine in Boli county of Heilongjiang province belonged to ... Read more...

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U.S. drone strikes kill 21 in North Waziristan


August 10th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by BNO News
MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. drone strikes early Wednesday morning killed at least 21 people in Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan area, local media reported.The air strikes were launched at around 2:20 ... Read more...

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China launches navigation satellite


July 27th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China Wednesday successfully launched an indigenously built global navigation satellite into orbit.A Long March-3A carrier rocket carried the satellite, the country's ninth navigation satellite, into space ... Read more...

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Rescue effort on at China high-speed train crash (Second Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Rescuers feverishly cut through mangled remains after a high-speed train smashed into another train late Saturday in eastern China's Zhejiang province, killing 35 people, including two ... Read more...

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All 12 miners trapped in northeast China rescued alive


July 19th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by BNO News
DALIAN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue teams on Tuesday successfully pulled out all twelve trapped miners from a tunnel that caved-in in the northeast region of China, local media reported.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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35 dead, 150 injured as train derails in Uttar Pradesh


July 10th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) About 35 people were killed dead and at least 150 injured Sunday noon as 14 coaches of a speeding Kalka-bound train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, ... Read more...

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127 dead in Congo plane crash


July 9th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, July 9 (IANS) At least 127 people were killed when a plane overshot the runaway and crashed into a jungle in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic ... Read more...

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Briton swept away in Meghalaya, rescue efforts on


June 27th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 27 (IANS) Rescue operations continued for the third consecutive day Monday to trace an English woman, who was swept away by strong currents in Meghalaya's Umkynsan river, police ... Read more...

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Four found dead after flooding washes away trucks in northwestern China


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:12 am ICT by BNO News
XINJIANG UYGUR, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of four people who went missing on Sunday when flooding washed away their trucks in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

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Mumbai RJ gets PETA award for saving parrot


June 15th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Granting a Hero to Animals award to Mumbai radio jockey (RJ) Mantra for his efforts to free a parrot entangled in electric wires, PETA appreciated ... Read more...

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16 killed in Pakistan bakery bombing (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and more than 40 injured in a suspected suicide bombing that ripped through a bakery in a cantonment area in ... Read more...

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16 killed in Pakistan bakery blast


June 6th, 2011 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and more than 40 injured when an explosion ripped through a bakery in a cantonment area in Pakistan's Nowshera city ... Read more...

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Five killed in Pakistan bakery blast


June 6th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Nowshera (Pakistan), June 5 (IANS) Five people were killed and 12 injured in a blast that ripped through a bakery in a cantonment area in Pakistan's Nowshera district Sunday ... Read more...

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At least 31 dead after bus plunges into a river in northeastern India


June 1st, 2011 - 3:16 am ICT by BNO News
DISPUR, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 31 people on Tuesday died after a bus carrying a wedding party plunged into a river in India's northeastern Assam State, New Delhi television (NDTV) ... Read more...

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10 dead, seven trapped in Malaysia’s landslides (Lead)


May 22nd, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 21 (IANS) At least 10 people died and six others were missing as two landslides struck an orphanage Saturday in a village in Malaysia.Nine of the ... Read more...

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Train crash in South Africa injures more than 850


May 20th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of people were injured on late Thursday afternoon when two passenger trains collided in the South African city of Johannesburg, officials said on early Friday.The accident happened ... Read more...

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Rockslide kills 17 in Vietnam


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, April 3 (IANS) At least 17 people have been killed in a rockslide in central Vietnam, Xinhua reported Saturday.The fatalities occurred when a rockslide hit the Len Co mining ... Read more...

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