Accidents and disasters

October 01, 2019 - 10:26 am
TORONTO (AP) — Jamaican dancehall reggae artist and actor known as Louie Rankin has died in a car crash involving a transport truck. He was 66. Ontario Provincial Police Const. Shannon Gordanier on Tuesday confirmed that the person who died in a Monday morning collision was Leonard Ford, also known...
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Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of French luxury group Kering, left, his father Francois Pinault, right, and Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit, center, pose after signing an agreement to raise money for the rebuild of Notre-Dame cathedral, in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. French billionaire Francois Pinault and his son Francois-Henri Pinault have made a 100 million euros ($109 million) donation for the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 01, 2019 - 7:17 am
PARIS (AP) — French billionaire Francois Pinault and son Francois-Henri Pinault have officially signed documents setting aside 100 million euros ($109 million) toward rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral, following months of delay that left officials largely reliant on small charity donations to fund...
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October 01, 2019 - 6:44 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Waves up to 22 meters (72 feet) high and hurricane wind gusts over 200 kilometers mph (124 mph) are forecast for parts of the Azores Islands as Hurricane Lorenzo bears down on the Atlantic Ocean archipelago. The Category 2 hurricane is expected to hit the Portuguese islands...
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Rescuers work near the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. A disaster relief official said the collapse set off a fire and at least 10 people have been hurt. (Taiwan's Coast Guard via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 10:57 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. An air force helicopter, fishing vessels and more than 60 military personnel, including divers were searching for possible victims. Six...
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William Byron (24) leads through Turn 1 at the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Kyle Larson has won the first stage of Sunday's elimination race on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson got past pole-sitter William Byron in the first turn of a...
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September 29, 2019 - 9:47 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Greece (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Migrants protesting at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have set fires both inside and outside the camp, and have clashed with police. Police and local authorities say there are unconfirmed reports of two...
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September 29, 2019 - 9:38 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Greece (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Migrants protesting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have set fires both inside and outside the camp, and have clashed with police. Police and local authorities say there are unconfirmed reports of two...
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A firefighting helicopter sprays water on a fire at a train station, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The fire broke out on the line that connects the holy Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina. Police said there were no injuries in the blaze. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
September 29, 2019 - 7:50 am
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A fire broke out Sunday at a train station in the Saudi city of Jiddah, with local media saying five people had been injured. Thick black smoke could be seen Sunday afternoon in the sky over Jiddah, a city on the Red Sea. The fire struck a train station on the line that...
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September 29, 2019 - 1:04 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say a car carrying 12 migrants has run through a red light and crashed into a vehicle coming from a side street, killing its driver, a 64-year-old Greek man. Police say one migrant was seriously injured and three others were slightly injured in the accident...
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September 29, 2019 - 12:44 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Slovak Defense Ministry says a Soviet-made Mig-29 military jet of the country's air forces has crashed during a training flight. The ministry says the pilot ejected before the crash that occurred late Saturday and survived. He is hospitalized in stable and not-life-...
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