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Hopes fade for 8 Russians missing in Arctic helicopter accident

Hopes fade for 8 Russians missing in Arctic helicopter accident

Hopes of finding survivors from a Russian helicopter which disappeared off the coast of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago faded on Friday as Norwegian rescuers searched in vain for a second day in ice-cold waters.

Hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Foreign teams from Japan, the US and elsewhere were working with dogs and hi-tech gear to try to detect signs of life under the rubble.

Race to rescue survivors from ruins of Mexico quake

Race to rescue survivors from ruins of Mexico quake

Police, soldiers and emergency workers raced to rescue survivors from the ruins of Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 61 people, as storm Katia menaced the country's east Saturday.

21 killed as old Mumbai building collapses after rains

21 killed as old Mumbai building collapses after rains

Rescuers were searching for survivors at the site of the collapsed five-storey building, believed to be about 100 years old, in the busy Bhendi Bazar market area.

27 injured as building collapses in Sri Lanka's capital

27 injured as building collapses in Sri Lanka's capital

At least 27 people were injured after a five-storey building collapsed in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday and police and the army were looking for survivors.

11 migrants dead, 200 missing in Mediterranean sinkings

11 migrants dead, 200 missing in Mediterranean sinkings

Eleven migrants have died and nearly 200 are missing after two boats sank off the coast of Libya, UN agencies said on Monday citing survivors, in the latest such tragedy.

Little hope of survivors after 21 die in Iran mine rescue bid

Little hope of survivors after 21 die in Iran mine rescue bid

There was little hope of finding any survivors at a mine in northern Iran where 21 miners died trying to rescue their trapped workmates, a rescue official said on Thursday.

Garbage piles up in Colombo as dump collapse toll hits 31

Garbage piles up in Colombo as dump collapse toll hits 31

Hundreds of tonnes of rotting garbage piled up in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday after the main rubbish dump was shut following an accident that killed at least 31 people.

Italy avalanche toll rises to 14 as search continues

Italy avalanche toll rises to 14 as search continues

The death toll in Italy's avalanche disaster rose to 14 on Tuesday as rescuers extracted the bodies of two women from a devastated hotel and continued their search for 15 people still missing, local authorities said.

India rail disaster kills 36, fears toll may rise

India rail disaster kills 36, fears toll may rise

Rescuers struggled on Sunday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash which killed 36 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on the country's creaking rail network.

'No survivors' as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

'No survivors' as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

A Russian military plane crashed on its way to Syria on Sunday, with no sign of survivors among the 92 onboard, who included dozens of Red Army Choir members heading to celebrate the New Year with troops.

Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wanted to visit some of the Italian villages devastated by this week's earthquake, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with colder weather approaching.