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Up to 10 feared trapped after building in India collapses

Up to 10 feared trapped after building in India collapses

Four people were rescued from the debris of the nearly two-decade-old buildings in the area of Odhav in Ahmedabad's east.

Greece wildfire death toll rises to 96

Greece wildfire death toll rises to 96

The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster rose to 96 after one more victim died in hospital, the fire brigade said early on Wednesday.

Greek fire toll rises to 91, as another official resigns

Greek fire toll rises to 91, as another official resigns

A 95-year-old woman injured in Greece's deadliest fire last month died early Monday, raising the death toll to 91 as another top official blamed for the disaster stepped down.

Police, fire chiefs replaced after Greek fire disaster

Police, fire chiefs replaced after Greek fire disaster

The Greek government, widely criticised for its handling of the devastating fires east of Athens which killed 90 people, on Sunday replaced its heads of the police and fire brigade.

Four die in building collapse after explosion in Poland

Four die in building collapse after explosion in Poland

Four people died and about 20 were injured in an apartment building collapse in Poznan, western Poland, most likely to have been caused by a gas explosion, state-run news agency PAP said on Sunday.

At least 3 dead after train derails near Milan

At least 3 dead after train derails near Milan

Several carriages of a regional train operated by Trenord derailed early in the morning at the Pioltello Limito station, less than 20 km outside the station Milan.

Two killed as storm lashes northern Germany

Two killed as storm lashes northern Germany

Police in Hamburg said a woman was killed when a tree fell on her car, while first responders brought another woman to hospital with serious injuries.

Mumbai building collapse kills six, many feared trapped

Mumbai building collapse kills six, many feared trapped

At least six people were crushed to death when a four-storey building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, the latest incident to highlight poor construction standards in the country.

Italy avalanche toll rises to 23, six people still missing

Italy avalanche toll rises to 23, six people still missing

Rescuers have pulled five more bodies from the wreck of a hotel in central Italy that was razed by an avalanche one week ago, bringing the death toll to 23, the national fire brigade said on Wednesday.

Simpler merger code to boost China’s M&As

Simpler merger code to boost China’s M&As

China is planning to remove the need for State Council approval for large, sensitive outbound deals and will allow Chinese companies to vie for the same target,.....

Indian economy on the mend: minister

Indian economy on the mend: minister

India’s fastest growth in over two years shows the economy is recovering, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said yesterday, adding the robust expansion would help the government...

Wanda plans $800mn JV with Baidu, Tencent

Wanda plans $800mn JV with Baidu, Tencent

China’s Wanda Group, headed by the country’s richest man, is joining Internet giants Baidu and Tencent to set up an e-commerce platform costing more than $800mn..