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Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking

Iraqi parliament sacks governor after deadly ferry sinking

The Iraqi parliament on Sunday voted to sack a provincial governor over alleged corruption and negligence, days after a ferry boat sank near the northern city of Mosul, killing more than 100 people.

At least 71 people killed in ferry sinking in northern Iraq

At least 71 people killed in ferry sinking in northern Iraq

At least 71 people died Thursday in northern Iraq when the ferry boat they were on sank, a security official said, as rescue operations were ongoing in the Tigris River's fast-flowing waters.

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Migrants hoping to reach Britain scrambled aboard a cross-Channel ferry in the northern French port of Calais, sparking a vast police sweep of the ship, officials said Sunday.

58 rescued from stricken Malaysian ferry

58 rescued from stricken Malaysian ferry

A passenger ferry with 58 people onboard caught fire just minutes after it set sail from a popular Malaysian resort island Monday but all were rescued unharmed, police said.

More than 100 die in Tanzania ferry disaster

More than 100 die in Tanzania ferry disaster

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday.

At least 13 dead in Indonesia ferry accident

At least 13 dead in Indonesia ferry accident

At least 13 people have been killed and eight are still missing after a ferry caught fire and sank in central Indonesia, an official said Saturday.

Capsized Indonesian ferry spotted at bottom of lake

Capsized Indonesian ferry spotted at bottom of lake

The vessel was believed to be operating illegally with no manifest and an insufficient number of life jackets when it went down on Lake Toba.

Indonesian police detain captain in ferry disaster

Indonesian police detain captain in ferry disaster

The captain was among just 18 people rescued after the vessel capsized and sank on Monday afternoon on Sumatra's Lake Toba.

'Casualties' as ferry carrying 251 capsizes off Philippines

'Casualties' as ferry carrying 251 capsizes off Philippines

A Philippine ferry carrying 251 people capsized on Thursday off an island south of Manila, the capital, a coast guard spokesman said, amid a storm bringing heavy downpours.

Ferry runs aground at France's Calais port

Ferry runs aground at France's Calais port

A spokeswoman for the P&O shipping company said the ferry, The Pride of Kent, ran aground after it hit a gangway while making to leave for Dover, its destination in Britain.

Britons open wallets to secure White Cliffs of Dover for nation

Britons open wallets to secure White Cliffs of Dover for nation

The chalk cliffs, seen as a symbol of Britain's identity as a proud island nation, are the first sight of the country that travellers see when they approach by ferry from nearby France.

Austrian woman among two killed in Indonesian ferry blast

Austrian woman among two killed in Indonesian ferry blast

An explosion on a ferry carrying 35 tourists between the Indonesian resort islands of Bali and Lombok killed two people on Thursday and injured several, police said.