Accidents and disasters

August 10, 2019 - 7:26 pm
BENGHZI, Libya (AP) — A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a...
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CORRECTING TO PETROL TANKER - An injured man is carried from the scene as a petrol tanker burns in the background, Saturday, Aug. 10 2019, in Morogoro, Tanzania. A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania Saturday as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it, killing at least 62, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. (AP Photo)
August 10, 2019 - 2:41 pm
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. Tanzanian state broadcaster TBC, citing police figures, said at...
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August 09, 2019 - 11:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — More explosions have injured nine more people at a military depot in Russia's Siberia region, where massive blasts earlier in the week left one person dead and 13 injured. The Friday explosions at the ammunition depot near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region...
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August 09, 2019 - 8:12 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Food Program says it's planning to nearly quadruple the number of people that the U.N. agency helps in four central American countries affected by drought, seen as one of the drivers of migration through the region. WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel says the agency aims to...
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A Taiwanese woman makes her way against powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Lekima in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
August 09, 2019 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province Friday ahead of a strong typhoon carrying heavy rain and winds and expected to send an intense storm surge up the mighty Yangzte River. Heavy rain was expected in Zhejiang, Shanghai and nearby provinces on Friday...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2019 file photo, Wayne Newton testifies in the trial of a man accused of burglarizing Newton's home, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. Newton is being sued by a Nevada woman claiming the entertainer's pet monkey bit and injured her daughter at his showpiece mansion in 2017. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, seeking at least $15,000 and filed by Jocelyne Urena says her daughter was attacked by the monkey during a tour of Newton's former estate home. Urena's attorney and Newton's representatives did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
August 08, 2019 - 5:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Wayne Newton is being sued by a Las Vegas woman who claims the veteran crooner's pet monkey bit and injured her daughter during an invited visit to Newton's showpiece mansion nearly two years ago. Jocelyne Urena seeks at least $15,000 in damages on behalf of her...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, a family watches explosions at a military ammunition depot near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region, in Achinsk, Russia. Russian officials say powerful explosions at a military depot in Siberia left 12 people injured and one missing and forced over 16,500 people to leave their homes. (AP Photo/Dmitry Dub)
August 08, 2019 - 2:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said a rocket engine exploded during a test Thursday, killing two people and injuring four others. Local officials reported a slight increase in radiation levels in a nearby city. The ministry said the explosion occurred at a military shooting range in...
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August 08, 2019 - 9:12 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes and causing injuries to some 20 people. The quake was centered on the town of Bozkurt, in Denizli province, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, AFAD...
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A worker sprays an adhesive product on the ground to gather up the lead particles in the school yard of Saint Benoit primary school in Paris, France, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Workers have started decontaminating some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 08, 2019 - 8:05 am
PARIS (AP) — Workers in full protective gear began Thursday to decontaminate some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning. Paris authorities ordered last month a deep clean...
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The Grand Waikikian at Hilton Hawaiian Village is shown in Honolulu on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Hawaii authorities are investigating three fires that were intentionally set in three different high-rise resort hotels near Waikiki Beach over the past few days. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
August 07, 2019 - 7:40 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities were investigating three fires that were intentionally set in different high-rise resort hotels near Waikiki Beach over the past few days, officials said Wednesday. A blaze on Monday caused $1.8 million in damage at the 25-story Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger...
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