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Swedish 'Mohammad' cartoonist killed in car crash

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who stirred worldwide controversy in 2007 with drawings depicting the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog, was killed in a car crash near the southern town of Markaryd on Sunday, police said. Vilks, 75, …

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Mine cage rope ruptures in LPR

A hoisting rope of a mine cage has ruptured at the Krasnyi Partizan mine in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). According to preliminary data, the incident resulted in fatalities, the Luganskinformcenter news agency reported citing a …

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Two dead as passenger trains collide in Czech Republic

Two people died and more than 40 others suffered injuries when a fast train from Munich collided with a commuter passenger train in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Four people who were seriously injured had been taken away by …

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'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

The UK has reported a "potential hijack" of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates as a security source said a tanker appears to have been seized. UK Maritime Trade Operations, a part of the Ministry of Defence, …

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18 killed in accident in Algeria

A total of 18 people were killed and 11 others injured in a road accident in the northeastern region of Algeria on Friday night, TSA news website reported Saturday, Xinhua informs. A bus and a truck collided in the province of …

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Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Interstate 295 in northeast Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, injuring at least five people, blocking traffic and causing a leakage of diesel fuel, authorities said. Five people sustained non …

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Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jet crashes into Black Sea

A Soviet-built MiG-29 fighter jet from Bulgaria’s air force crashed into the Black Sea during a military exercise and the pilot is missing, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said the fighter jet …

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At least 23 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia

At least 23 migrants from Africa drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, and 70 were rescued, the Tunisian Red Crescent humanitarian organisation said on Tuesday. More than 120 …

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Rockets target Iraqi military base hosting U.S. forces

A military base housing U.S. troops in western Iraq was attacked with rockets on Tuesday, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said two Katyusha rockets landed on the Ain Al-Asad air base in Anbar province, …

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Ever Given ship ‘partially refloated’ on full moon

The Ever Given container ship has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the Suez Canal for almost a week, authorities say, following an around-the-clock international effort to dislodge the massive vessel and reopen …

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Small plane crashes in U.S. leaving 2 dead and 2 injured

Two people were killed and two others seriously injured after a single-engine aircraft crashed into a car on a roadway in Florida on Monday, officials said. The two victims were on board the Beechcraft Bonanza plane, which crashed near …

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Fernando Alonso hospitalized after cycling crash

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso was hospitalized after a road accident while cycling in Switzerland, according to a tweet from the Alpine F1 Team. "Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting …

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Three soldiers killed in helicopter crash in New York

Three soldiers were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash south of Rochester, New York, during a training mission, state military officials said. The soldiers were in a New York Army National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter …

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U.S. Navy plane crashes in Virginia

A Navy surveillance aircraft crashed near Wallops Island, Virginia, on Monday and all four crew members have been found alive. The crew of the Navy E-2 Hawkeye was from Norfolk, Virginia, according to Patrick Gordon, public affairs …

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