Accidents and disasters

Authorities search the coastline, Saturday, July 28, 2018, after a polar bear attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on the Svalbard archipelago archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said. (Gustav Busch Arntsen/Governor of Svalbard/NTB Scanpix via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 5:39 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities on Monday defended the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away. Police spokesman Ole Jakob Malmo said two members of the 12-man crew...
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, visits the burnt area of Mati, east of Athens, Monday, July 30, 2018. Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through the Mati coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were still missing Sunday. (Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 2:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has visited the site of Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades, a week after the blaze swept through a seaside resort north of Athens, killing dozens. Alexis Tsipras visited Mati, the worst-affected area, early Monday morning, tweeting that he spoke...
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Villagers clear debris caused by an earthquake at Sajang village, Sembalun, East Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, July 30, 2018. A strong and shallow earthquake early Sunday killed more than a dozen people on Indonesia's Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said. (AP Photo)
July 29, 2018 - 11:30 pm
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers are trying to evacuate hundreds of tourists trapped on Mount Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok after an earthquake that killed 15 people triggered landslides. Mount Rinjani National Park chief, Sudiyono, said more than 800 tourists were registered to...
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San Bernardino County Fire Department firefighter James Lippen takes photos of the damage caused by a wildfire, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Keswick, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 29, 2018 - 8:59 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The deadly Northern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes slowed down Sunday after days of explosive growth, giving officials hope even as they announced the discovery of a sixth fatality. Meanwhile officials said a second...
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Orthodox faithful attend a memorial service for the victims of a forest fire, inside a church at Mati village, east of Athens, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Hundreds of worshippers attended a memorial service in Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire that devastated the seaside resort. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
July 29, 2018 - 6:59 pm
MATI, Greece (AP) — Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe's deadliest forest fire in more than a century. Before the national fire service updated...
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Orthodox faithful attend a memorial service for the victims of a forest fire, inside a church at Mati village, east of Athens, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Hundreds of worshippers attended a memorial service in Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire that devastated the seaside resort. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
July 29, 2018 - 10:28 am
MATI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a deadly wildfire in Greece (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Fire officials in Greece have raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people are missing six days after blaze. Before...
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Villagers walk near destroyed homes in an area affected by the early morning earthquake at Sajang village, Sembalun, East Lombok, Indonesia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said. (AP Photo/ Rosidin)
July 29, 2018 - 3:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake early Sunday killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160 on Indonesia's Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said. The quake damaged more than 1,000 houses and was felt in a wider area, including on...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO SHERRY, NOT SHERRI - Carla Bledsoe, facing camera, hugs her sister Sherry outside of the sheriff's office after hearing news that Sherri's children James, 4, and Emily 5, and grandmother were killed in a wildfire Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 28, 2018 - 8:40 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The death count from a Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead. "My babies are dead," Sherry Bledsoe said through tears after she and family members met with...
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July 28, 2018 - 8:27 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's Lombok Island (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency says the death toll from a shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Lombok Island has increased to 10 with 40 injured. The...
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Firefighters hose down hot spots near a residential district Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 28, 2018 - 8:20 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Authorities say a deadly wildfire that forced thousands of evacuations in Northern California has grown slightly and containment remained at just 5 percent. California Department of Forestry and Fire...
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