Accidents and disasters

Rescue workers continue to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed two days earlier in Istanbul, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Turkish rescue workers on Friday pulled out a 16-year-old boy from the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul two days after it collapsed, Turkey's interior minister Suleyman Soylu said. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
February 09, 2019 - 5:21 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Istanbul apartment building collapse (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A relative of a woman missing in the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul says he is hopeful that she may still be alive but denies earlier reports that she had been in contact...
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Emergency personnel work on one of two commuter trains that collided between the towns of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and Manresa, northwest of Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a track Friday, killing at least one person and injuring about 100 others, most of them slightly, authorities said. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
February 09, 2019 - 2:15 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a track near Barcelona on Friday, killing one person and injuring about 100 others, most of them slightly, authorities said. The commuter trains collided in the evening between the towns of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and...
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FILE - This Dec. 24, 2018, selfie by Julia Ackley shows herself and her father, Antonio Pastini, at Lake Tahoe near Carson City, Nev. Pastini, who had also gone by Jordan Isaacson and was known for years as Ike, was killed while piloting a small plane that crashed into a house in Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. (Julia Ackley via AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 11:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot whose plane broke apart and crashed into a Southern California home, killing five people, was disciplined for dangerous flying years earlier, it was reported Friday. Antonio Pastini, 75, of Gardnerville, Nevada, was flying home after visiting his daughter and...
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In this photo provided on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2012 by the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris (Paris Fire Brigade), a fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris, France. The fire that authorities suspect was an arson attack sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out their windows to escape. (Benoit Moser/BSPP via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 12:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week is going before an investigative judge to face eventual charges of deadly arson. The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past...
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This photo released by VSE42.RU, shows an overturned bus at the Raspadsky open cast, 100 kilometers (63 miles) away from the town of Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Region, Russia, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The bus overturned, killing several miners, according to emergency officials. (VSE42.RU via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 9:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say that seven workers have died in two separate accidents at Siberian coal mines. The Investigative Committee, the nation's top state investigative agency, said that in one accident Friday, a truck carrying miners to the Raspadskaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region...
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Rescue workers try to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed a day earlier in Istanbul, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. A 5-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble of the eight-story apartment building in Istanbul on Thursday, raising the number of survivors of the collapsed structure to 13. At least three people have been found dead. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
February 08, 2019 - 6:41 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish rescue workers on Friday pulled a 16-year-old boy out alive from under the rubble of an Istanbul apartment building two days after it collapsed, a Turkish official said. They also recovered three more bodies from the wreckage of the eight-story building, raising the death...
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February 08, 2019 - 5:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Officials say five people have died in a fire at a house in western Germany and a technical defect or negligence are suspected as possible causes. Police and prosecutors identified two of the victims of the fire in Lambrecht, a small town near Kaiserslautern, as Polish men aged 43 and...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, a pro-Russian rebel touches the MH17 wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch foreign minister said Thursday Feb. 7, 2019, that the Netherlands is in diplomatic discussions with Russia about his country’s assertion that Moscow bears legal responsibility for the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
February 07, 2019 - 7:47 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands is in diplomatic discussions with Russia about the European country's assertion that Moscow bears legal responsibility for its role in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday. Foreign Minister Stef Blok...
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Volunteers distribute donations to those affected by last week's tornado in El Roble, on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. More than a week after a rare tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to devastated homes. There are also hundreds of young people in jeans and designer t-shirts hauling black plastic bags full of clothes, food and water donated by entrepreneurs, artists and other members of Cuba's independent upper-middle class. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
February 07, 2019 - 12:26 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a devastating tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to decimated homes. There's also a far rarer sight: Hundreds of young people in designer T-shirts and jeans...
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Rescue workers carry 5-year old girl Havva Tekgoz, after she was pulled from the rubble of an eight-storey building, some 18-hours after it collapsed, in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. The girl, Havva Tekgoz, was seen on Thursday being carried by stretcher to a waiting ambulance, as one person in a crowd of onlookers chanted: "God is great!." Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya told reporters early Thursday that rescue teams working overnight pulled 12 people out of the rubble with injuries and at least three people are confirmed dead. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
February 07, 2019 - 11:32 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — As emergency teams worked around the clock in search of any more survivors trapped in the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul, its collapse put the spotlight on illegal construction and raised alarms over the scope of possible destruction in the event that a...
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