Accidents and disasters

A woman sits on a pile of rubble in an area devastated by an earthquake in the Balaroa neighborhood of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Aid has begun pouring into central Indonesia's Sulawesi island and humanitarian workers are fanning out across its countryside, more than a week after parts of the island were devastated by a powerful earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 08, 2018 - 6:03 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday, but thousands more are believed unaccounted for and officials said search teams plan to stop looking for victims later this week. The official toll hit 1,948,...
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October 08, 2018 - 4:32 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.S. is urging the United Nations' highest court to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen assets the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran. The hearing at...
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Residents stand looking at a collapsed school damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Emergency teams worked to provide relief in Haiti on Sunday after the quake killed at least 11 people and left dozens injured. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
October 07, 2018 - 9:40 pm
PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (AP) — A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the previous day's temblor were sifting through the rubble of their cinderblock homes. The death toll stood at 12, with fears it could rise. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the...
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A woman kneels after placing flowers, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at the scene where 20 people died as the result of a limousine crashing into a parked and unoccupied SUV at an intersection a day earlier, in Schoharie, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 07, 2018 - 9:39 pm
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday celebration blew through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store in upstate New York, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians, officials and victims' relatives said...
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This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a view of Tropical Storm Michael, lower right, churning as it heads toward the Florida Panhandle, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at 6:52 p.m. Eastern Time. (NOAA via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 8:07 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday warned that a tropical storm headed for the Florida Panhandle could become a Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 100 miles per hour by the time it makes landfall at midweek. Scott issued an order for a state of emergency for 26 counties in...
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Debris scatters an area Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at the site of yesterday's fatal crash Schoharie, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 07, 2018 - 2:12 pm
LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people (all times local): 3:10 p.m. State police say the limousine in an upstate New York crash that killed 20 people failed to stop at an intersection. Authorities said at a news conference Sunday that the 2001 Ford...
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Israeli policemen stand at then entrance of Barkan industrial zone in the West Bank Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. A Palestinian attacker opened fire at a joint Israeli-Palestinian industrial zone in the West Bank Sunday, killing two Israelis and seriously wounding a third, the military said. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
October 07, 2018 - 12:56 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian attacker on Sunday opened fire inside a West Bank industrial zone where Israelis and Palestinians work together, killing two Israelis and seriously wounding a third. The Israeli military said it was treating the killings as a nationalistic attack and that forces were...
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The aftermath of a burned tanker truck in Mbuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. (Henri Alimasi/Congo’s health ministry via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 8:29 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Health Ministry says at least 39 people are dead and more than 80 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo. The ministry reduced the death toll from 50 announced Saturday by the regional governor. The updated...
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Christians sing inside a church at the earthquake and tsunami-hit town of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes flocked to Sunday sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, hoping for answers to the double tragedy that inflicted deep trauma on their community. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
October 07, 2018 - 7:23 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes flocked to Sunday sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, seeking answers as the death toll from the twin disasters breached 1,700 and officials said they feared more than 5,000 others could be missing...
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October 07, 2018 - 3:54 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire in Portugal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the capital. Portugal's civil protection agency said Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured eight...
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