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Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides kill at least 300

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Sierra Leone’s government urged family members to come to the capital’s overwhelmed mortuary Wednesday to identify their loved ones’ remains as the West African nation prepared to bury hundreds of mudslide and flood victims. Continue reading

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Tree crashes down during festival in Portugal, killing 12

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A tree that fell during a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira killed at least 12 people, Portuguese authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Sierra Leone mudslides: At least 300 dead, upwards of 600 missing as rescuers ‘racing against time’

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Rescuers desperately searched Tuesday for survivors on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital for survivors that might be buried underneath debris, after massive mudslides killed at least 300 people. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still … Continue reading

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Strong earthquake rattles southwestern China, killing at least 9 people

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A strong earthquake in southwestern China on Tuesday killed at least nine people. Continue reading

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Strong earthquake rattles southwestern China, killing at least 7 people

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A strong earthquake in southwestern China on Tuesday killed at least seven people. Continue reading

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Strong earthquake rattles southwestern China, killing at least 5 people

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A strong earthquake in southwestern China on Tuesday killed at least five tourists and injured 63 other people, an official said. Continue reading

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Search for three missing Marines ended after aircraft crash off Australia

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Rescuers have ended their search for three U.S. Marines who had been missing after an aircraft crashed while trying to land off the east coast of Australia. Continue reading

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Search for 3 missing Marines under way after aircraft ‘mishap’ off Australia coast

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A massive search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia on Saturday. Continue reading

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Search for 3 missing Marines under way after aircraft crashes off Australia coast

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A massive search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia on Saturday. Continue reading

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US Marine aircraft crashes off Australia, search and rescue effort underway

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A massive search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia on Saturday. Continue reading

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Lightning kills at least 11 during monsoon season in eastern India

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A government official says lightning has killed 11 people in eastern India, with most of the victims dying while working in rice paddies. Continue reading

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Woman bitten by a shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas

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A female tourist in the Bahamas was bitten by a shark this week, authorities said. Continue reading

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Mexico crocodile bites off American tourist’s arm, report says

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A crocodile bit the arm off a tourist in a Mexican lagoon, according to a report Monday. Continue reading

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‘Killer Mountain’: 2 missing climbers feared dead

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It’s dubbed “Killer Mountain,” a name that will be hardly comforting to family members of two climbers lost on the peak in Pakistan since the weekend. Continue reading

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Overturned oil tanker kills 148 after exploding in Pakistan

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An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Continue reading

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Pakistan oil tanker explodes, killing 148

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An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Continue reading

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Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

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The U.S. Navy says the bodies of the seven American sailors killed in a collision between their destroyer and a container ship off the Japanese coast have headed home. Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower cladding is banned in UK, government says

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The cladding used to insulate Grenfell Tower, widely blamed for spreading the devastating blaze, is banned in Britain, Philip Hammond has said. Continue reading

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Two Chilean miners trapped for 8th consecutive day 650 ft. below ground

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President Michelle Bachelet sent Friday a new message of support for the two miners. Continue reading

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Bahamas shark bites off North Carolina woman’s arm

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A North Carolina woman’s Bahamas vacation turned into a nightmare after she said a shark attacked her last week, biting off her right arm. Continue reading

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Mount Everest disaster: 4 bodies found in tent at highest camp

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A government official and a rescue coordinator say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest. Continue reading

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India wedding wall collapse kills dozens

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A building wall collapsed onto guests at a wedding in India, killing at least 24 people and injuring others. Continue reading

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Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 14

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An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 14 people, 11 of them children, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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British girl dies after falling off water ride at UK theme park

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An 11-year-old British girl died at Drayton Manor theme park in the United Kingdom on Tuesday after falling off a water rapids ride. Continue reading

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3 dead after avalanche hits French alps, officials say

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Three people have died after an avalanche struck the French Alpine ski resort of Bonneval-sur-Arc on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Bouncy castle explodes in Spain, killing girl, 6, and injuring six other children

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A six-year-old girl has died after being thrown 45 feet into the air when a bouncy castle exploded at a restaurant in northeast Spain. Continue reading

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Argentinian climber stranded alone on Canada’s highest peak for 4 days

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Natalia Martinez will hopefully be rescued on Friday by helicopter, if and when the weather conditions improve. Continue reading

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Shark mauls trained shark-spotter bodyboarding off French island

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A bodyboarder was mauled to death by a shark just two months after one of his best friends was killed in almost identical circumstances. Continue reading

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Massachusetts teen survives falling 200 feet off cliff in Switzerland

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A Massachusetts high school student is alive after falling more than 200 feet down a mountain on a school trip in Switzerland. Continue reading

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Lost Nepal trekker found after 47 days; his girlfriend died after 44

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A Taiwanese couple who disappeared while trekking in Nepal were found after 47 days—but it was three days too late for one of them. Continue reading

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Amid global donor fatigue, UN asks new billions for famine relief

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Amid dire predictions of mass starvation, the United Nations is calling on the developed world to pour billions of dollars into humanitarian relief in Africa, starting with Yemen, where a two-year civil war and drought have displaced more than 3 milli… Continue reading

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20 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

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The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 20 on Sunday, and residents feared more victims could be buried underneath the debris. Continue reading

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At least 4 killed after explosion at fireworks factory in Portugal

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An explosion at a fireworks factory in northern Portugal killed at least four people from the same family Tuesday and at least three other workers were missing, emergency services said. Continue reading

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Cyclone Debbie leaves thousands trapped on Australian islands

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Three thousand people remain trapped on the battered Whitsunday Islands, as food and water threatens to run out in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. Continue reading

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Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn

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Experts caution that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine could soon get a whole lot hotter as huge volumes of chlorine gas being stored near the fighting threaten a massive and deadly release of the toxic gas. Continue reading

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Small planes collide over Quebec shopping center

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Two small planes collided mid-air Friday above a shopping center in Quebec, forcing one to land in a parking lot and the other on a roof, authorities say. Continue reading

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Peru mudslide survivor’s dramatic escape caught on video

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At least 62 people are dead in Peru as a result of intense rains and mudslides over the past three days that have wrought havoc around the Andean nation. Continue reading

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Shocking video shows woman escaping huge mudslide in Peru

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At least 62 people are dead in Peru as a result of intense rains and mudslides over the past three days that have wrought havoc around the Andean nation. Continue reading

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2 Americans presumed dead in Alberta avalanche

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Two American snowshoers are believed to have died in an avalanche near Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canadian police said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Austrian Alps avalanche reportedly kills 4

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The Austria Press Agency says four mountain climbers have been killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps. Continue reading

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Austrian Alps avalanche reportedly leaves 3 dead, 1 missing

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The Austria Press Agency says that three mountain climbers have been killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps and authorities are trying to locate a man still missing. Continue reading

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Death toll reaches 62 in Ethiopia landfill collapse

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The death toll has reached 62 from the collapse of a mountain of trash at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Monday, as relatives waited for news of the dozens of peo… Continue reading

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35 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

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A landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 35 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. Continue reading

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46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

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A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. Continue reading

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15 killed, dozens missing in massive garbage dump landslide in Ethiopia

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Officials and residents say 15 people have been killed in a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, and several dozen people are missing. Continue reading

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Three skiers killed in Italian Alps avalanche, rescuers say

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Italian alpine rescuers say three skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the northern Italian Alps that injured another five people. Continue reading

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2 said trapped after roof collapse at South Africa hospital

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At least two people were trapped after part of a hospital roof collapsed in Johannesburg, local reports said Thursday. Continue reading

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At least 8 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast; 20 missing

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The Ukrainian emergencies service says an explosion at a coal mine in western Ukraine has left at least eight people dead. Continue reading

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Avalanche kills at least 13 people in Pakistan

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A Pakistani security official says at least 13 people have been killed in an avalanche that buried five homes following heavy snowfall in the country’s north. Continue reading

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3 puppies give avalanche rescuers hope but 20 people missing

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Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 20 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster. Continue reading

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