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Rescue personnel search for passengers from the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft that crashed into the Keelung River outside Taiwan’s capital in New Taipei City on Wednesday.
Police officers inspect the scene of a plane crash in a suburb of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. All four occupants of the aircraft were killed when it crashed into two office buildings in the Utawala district.
Turkish miners listen to the mining company’s owner, Alp Gurkan, during a news conference in Soma, Turkey. The Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after over 250 people died in an underground blaze at its coal mine in western Turkey
Baskets full of clothes belonging to trapped miners hang in the empty changing rooms in Soma, southwest Turkey. An explosion and fire in the coal mine killed at least 282 miners and trapped hundreds more.
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Students from Danwon high school pay tribute to fellow classmates at a special altar at the Olympic Memorial Hall in Ansan, South Korea, to the victims of the ferry disaster in which 150 passengers are known to have died, with another 152 still missing
A woman stops on a roadside with her family’s belongings near the town of Tacloban in central Philippines, which was ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.
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Children wait for social workers in the devastated city of Tacloban, in the province of Leyte in central Philippines, having escaped from their village after it was allegedly attacked by armed men amid the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan.
Survivors beside a ship that was washed ashore during Typhoon Haiyan, hitting makeshift houses near an oil depot in City of Tacloban, Leyte province in central Philippines.
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Firefighters work to contain the flames at Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains, southeastern Australia. Two major blazes have been deliberately merged in a desperate attempt to manage the advancing infernos as weather conditions worsen.
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Girls light candles during a vigil for the victims of a monster truck that ploughed into a crowd of spectators during a show at El Rejon park, on the outskirts of Chihuahua, northern Mexico. Eight people, including four children, were killed and 79 injured, an official at the city’s public prosecutor’s office said on Sunday.
A child peers from the window of a shack in the flooded settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa. More than 3,500 residents living in informal settlements in the city have been displaced due to heavy rains, flooding and gale force winds. Many of the settlements are in low and wetland areas that have little drainage and flood easily. The City of Cape Town’s disaster management team has been providing relief in the form of food, blankets and shelter for those affected
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A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an aircraft crash in Mogadishu, Somalia. An Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at Mogadishu’s international airport on Friday, bursting into flames and killing at least one crew member.
The remains of the runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of Lac Megantic, Quebec in Canada.
A teacher helps her student put on a face mask at a school in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday. The Malaysian capital remains shrouded in haze, as the environmental crisis continues after a week of thick hazardous smog covered the country and its neighbour Singapore
Gene Tripp sits on a rocking chair where his home stood before it was destroyed by a tornado that hit the town of Moore, Oklahoma City.
Two girls stand in rubble after a tornado struck Oklahoma. A two-mile wide tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people while destroying entire tracts of homes, piling cars on top of one another, and trapping two dozen school children beneath rubble.
A worker inspects a factory belonging to Tung Hai Group, a large garment exporter, after a fire in Dhaka. Eight people were killed when the fire swept through the garment factory in an industrial district of the capital of Bangladesh
Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster topped 800
Garment workers on Monday shout slogans as they block a street during a protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.