Accidents and disasters

A one-horned rhinoceros walks in floodwaters in Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, east of Gauhati, India, Friday, July 19, 2019. The sanctuary has the highest density of the one-horned Rhinoceros in the world. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
July 20, 2019 - 12:16 am
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Officials say the death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 50 in India's Assam state. A dozen people have been killed in neighboring...
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In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on their website Friday July 19, 2019, it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest provocation in a strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in the tensions between Tehran and the West. (Stena Bulk via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 11:56 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker was allegedly due to a collision with an Iranian fishing boat, the country's state-run IRNA news agency said Saturday. The British tanker reportedly caused damage to the fishing boat, then didn't respond to calls from the smaller...
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In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on their website Friday July 19, 2019, it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest provocation in a strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in the tensions between Tehran and the West. (Stena Bulk via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 11:35 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's seizure of British-flagged oil tanker a day earlier was due to a collision with an Iranian fishing boat. Saturday's report says the British tanker caused damage to the fishing boat, then didn't respond to calls...
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A demonstrator with a Puerto Rican flag reacts during clashes in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Thousands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
July 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege. Motorcyclists, hot-rodders, horse enthusiasts, celebrities and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Puerto Ricans are swarming to the entrance his La...
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July 19, 2019 - 11:07 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of terrain in the West. The plan announced this summer would create strips of land known as "fuel...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 9:56 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Iran's Revolutionary Guard has released video images it claims proves that a U.S. warship did not destroy an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf. Iranian state TV shows video it...
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This image taken from video provided by WPVI-TV shows a man scaling down the side of a 19-story high-rise building in Philadelphia to escape a fire, Thursday, July 19, 2019. The fire at the Holden Tower started around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. It apparently started in a trash chute, causing flames to shoot out and spread heavy smoke to all floors of the building. (WPVI-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
July 19, 2019 - 6:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man scaled several floors down the side of a 19-story building in Philadelphia to escape a fire that injured four residents and three police officers. The fire at the Holden Tower apparently began in a trash chute about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, causing flames to shoot out and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1994 file photo, the bow door of the sunken passenger ferry M/S Estonia is lifted up from the bottom of the sea, off Uto Island, in the Baltic Sea, near Finland. A Paris court is set to adjudicate on a compensation claim related to the 1994 sinking of an Estonian ferry, which remains one Europe's deadliest maritime disasters. The court is set to rule Friday, July 19, 2019 on the claim from more than 1,000 survivors and relatives of victims. (Jaakko Aiikainen/Lehtikuva via AP, file)
July 19, 2019 - 6:41 am
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court rejected a compensation claim Friday related to the 1994 sinking of an Estonian ferry, which remains one of Europe's deadliest maritime disasters. The court ruled on the claim from more than 1,000 survivors and relatives of victims of the accident in which a car ferry...
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July 19, 2019 - 4:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. It...
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July 19, 2019 - 4:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says a strong earthquake has been felt in the Greek capital of Athens, causing people to run out into the streets. The shock was caught live in the studios of state broadcaster ERT. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a...
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