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B. 01-05 'Polar vortex' grips North America Toronto
C. 01-23 Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home L'Isle-Verte, Quebec, Canada
D. 02-09 Giraffe killed despite campaign Copenhagen, Denmark
E. 02-12 Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain Somerset Levels, England
F. 02-12 Storm bears down on US east coast North Carolina
03-07 Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7. 03-08 Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports Italy
8. 03-13 Search for missing jet heads west Malaysia
9. 03-19 Australia sees possible plane debris southern Indian Ocean, Western Australia

Summary.     Click for More > Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports Search for missing jet heads west  Malaysian authorities expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon Australia sees possible plane debris Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
'Polar vortex' grips North America   Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather. Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home Giraffe killed despite campaign Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain Storm bears down on US east coast Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Jan.2  Antarctica  All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice
Jan.3  Antarctica  Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'
 New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm
Jan.5   Toronto
Jan.6  Canada  North America cold snap creeps east
Jan.7  Antarctica  Antarctic ships escape from ice trap
Jan.23   Canada
Jan.27  Hong Kong  Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9
Jan.29  US Georgia  US snow storm strands thousands
Feb.1  Sumatra  Indonesia volcano erupts again killing at least 14
Feb.5  Johannesburg  Bodies found in South Africa mine
Feb.9   Denmark
Feb.10  Kabul  Alarm as Kabul records polio case
Feb.11  Algeria  Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'
Feb.12   England
  North Carolina
Feb.13  Brussels  Belgian children may be able to choose death
Feb.14  Indonesia  Java volcano sends thousands fleeing
 Bali  1 dead, 6 Japanese divers missing in Indonesia
Feb.16  Johannesburg  SA miners freed from collapsed pit
Feb.19  Northern Japan  Fukushima leaks radioactive water
Feb.21  Tunisia  11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia
Mar.7   Malaysia
  Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with MH370 with 239 aboard travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
 A Boeing 777-200ER had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control outside Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft had last been heard from less than an hour after takeoff. The aircraft carried 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations
Mar.8  Vietnam  Asian states search for missing jet
  Italy
 Vietnam  'Oil slick seen' in missing jet hunt
Mar.9  Vietnam  Vietnam says it may have found missing jet's door
Mar.12  Malaysia  China in new plane 'debris' clue
Mar.13   Malaysia
Mar.14  Malaysia  Investigators conclude missing jet hijacked, steered off course
Mar.15  Malaysia  Malaysian jet probe sharpens focus on passengers, crew
 Malaysia  Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have flown for more than 7 hours
Mar.16  Malaysia  Missing jet sought in huge Asia arc
Mar.19   Western Australia
Mar.20  Western Australia  Malaysian plane search resumes at first light
Mar.21  Western Australia  No sign of Malaysian airliner on day 2 of search off Australia
 Western Australia  Indian Ocean search for missing jet enters 3rd day
Mar.22  Malaysia  China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean
  Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Mar.23   Washington State Many killed by a landslide in US state of Washington Mar.24   Malaysia Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM Mar.25  Beijing  China families vent missing plane fury  Washington State  US mudslide death toll rises to 16 Mar.26  Western Australia  More than 120 objects spotted in plane search Mar.27  Malaysia  Missing jet: '300 objects' spotted  Western Australia  Search for Malaysia plane shifted Mar.28  Western Australia  Plane 'spots objects' in new area Mar.29  Western Australia  New MH370 navy search draws blank Apr.1  Chile  Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Apr.3  Western Australia  Underwater search begins for MH370 Apr.5   Western Australia Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal' Apr.6  Western Australia  Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search   Western Australia Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes Apr.7  Western Australia  Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far' Apr.8  Western Australia  Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal' Apr.12   Western Australia Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent Apr.13  Western Australia  Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search Apr.15   South Korea South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
Apr.16  South Korea  Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck  South Korea  S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues Apr.17  South Korea  Weather hampers S Korea ferry search   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche Apr.18  South Korea  Ferry disaster captain arrested Apr.19  South Korea  Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time Apr.22  South Korea  Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over Apr.25  South Korea  Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry Apr.27  Australia  Missing plane's search area to be expanded Apr.29  Western Australia  Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage May.2   Ukraine Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire   Northern Afghanistan Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, killing up to 500 people and leaving hundreds missing.    Around 300 houses were buried and over 1,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to ...
May.3  Northern Afghanistan  Afghan landslide: Rubble declared a mass grave May.13   Turkey Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead   The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners May.16  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations  Laos  Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash May.17  Turkey  Turkish search efforts end after last bodies found in mine   Bosnia Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods  North Korea  North Korea reports 'serious' Pyongyang construction accident May.23  Global  US ship finds hull of missing yacht May.28  Western Australia  Missing plane 'not in ping zone' Jun.8  India  Indian students 'swept away' by water in Himachal Pradesh Jun.19  Bavaria  German caver Johann Westhauser surfaces  Bulgaria  10 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain Jun.25  Australia  Search shifted for Malaysia plane Jul.3  Brazil  Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses Jul.17   Donbass   Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border Map of Grabovo Donetsk Ukraine
  A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
 Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17. All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a nairliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack An aviation source in Moscow said the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region
 Washington  U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane Jul.18  Donbass  Monitors find confusion, hostility at Malaysia Airlines crash site  Southern China  Highway collision in southern China kills 43 people Jul.21  Donbass  Pro-Russian rebels hand over black boxes, release victims' remains Jul.22  Donbass  MH17 remains 'still at crash site' Jul.23   Taiwan Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash   Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's twin-engine turboprop plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands   Netherlands MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Jul.24   Mali Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali   An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in... Jul.27  Northern Italy  Costa Concordia makes final voyage Jul.31  Taiwan  Gas explosions kill 20, injure hundreds Aug.1  Donbass  70 international experts search Ukraine MH17 crash site  Shanghai  China factory blast kills at least 65 Aug.3   Southern China Strong earthquake kills at least 367 in southern China Aug.6  Liberia  Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Aug.10  Tehran  Iran plane crash near Tehran kills 38 Aug.11  San Francisco Bay Area  Actor Robin Williams found dead at home Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Aug.17  Liberia  Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Aug.19  Japan  8 killed, 13 missing in landslides in Hiroshima Aug.23  Iceland  Iceland says subglacial eruption is under way Aug.27   Iceland Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano Sep.5  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown Sep.7  Kashmir  Nearly 300 dead due to flooding in India, Pakistan Sep.13  Southern Philippines  Rescue on for dozens aboard listing Filipino ferry Sep.15   Malta 500 feared dead after boat sunk off Malta coast Sep.21  North Mexico  Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill Sep.26   West Africa W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000' Sep.27   Japan Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake Sep.30  Dallas  First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Oct.5  Western Australia  The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway Oct.6  Madrid  Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain  Colombia  Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Oct.12  Dallas  Positive Ebola test at US hospital Oct.15   Nepal 17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow  Dallas  Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse Oct.16  Nepal  Death toll climbs as Nepal rescuers search for missing hikers Oct.17  South Korea  At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea  Western Canada  Container ship towed away from Canadian coast Oct.19  Sweden  Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden Oct.20  Moscow  Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash Oct.23  Mali  First Ebola case in Mali confirmed  Manhattan  NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.25   West Africa Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 Oct.28  Virginia  Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes Oct.29  Sri Lanka  Hundreds feared buried after Sri Lanka mudslide Oct.31   Southern California Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Nov.1  Bangladesh  Bangladesh hit by major blackouts Nov.10   Central India Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women  South Korea  Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail Nov.13  Paris  Young tiger prowling near Disneyland Paris Nov.14  Indonesia  7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possible Nov.22  Japan  Strong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano city Dec.6   Philippines Philippines typhoon makes landfall Dec.7  Philippines  Typhoon sweeps across Philippines Dec.25  Aceh  Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary Dec.26  Malaysia  Severe flooding hits Malaysia's east Dec.27   Indonesia   Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing Map of Java Sea Indonesia
  The single-aisle Airbus A320-200 asked air traffic controllers if it could divert from its flight path due to weather before disappearing over the Java Sea.    Flight QZ8501 lost contact at 07:24 (23...
Dec.28  Greece  Italy ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds  Indonesia  Missing plane likely at bottom of sea Dec.29  Scotland  Scotland confirms case of Ebola  Indonesia  Debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia jet spotted Dec.30   Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane  Southern Italy  Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare  Indonesia  6 bodies recovered from AirAsia crash



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All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice  After 10 days stranded far from home, all passengers from a ship stuck in ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebr... Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'   The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck Travel chaos in east US snow storm 'Polar vortex' grips North America


January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Czech Republic  Palestinian diplomat dies in blast
Jan.2   Antarctica
 Massachusetts  East US battles major snow storm
Jan.3   Antarctica  
  New York
Jan.4  Antarctica  Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home
 Antarctica  Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica
Jan.5   Toronto  
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather.
 A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at JFK airport
Jan.6   Canada North America cold snap creeps east
Jan.7   Antarctica Antarctic ships escape from ice trap  Minnesota  Big freeze shatters North America temperature records Jan.17  Mumbai  At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai Jan.23   Canada   Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home Map of L%27Isle-Verte Quebec Canada
  32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said.    The impacted wing of the building burned to the ground, leaving only the elevator shaft intact. A number of residents were taken to hosp...
Jan.25  Canada  24 seniors missing in nursing home fire feared dead  Canada  32 believed dead in Quebec retirement home fire Jan.27   Hong Kong Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9 Jan.29   US Georgia US snow storm strands thousands

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Feb.1   Sumatra Indonesia volcano erupts again killing at least 14
Feb.2  Micronesia  Mexico Pacific castaway begs to return Feb.5   Johannesburg Bodies found in South Africa mine Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast Feb.7  Argentina  Bus, truck collide in Argentina, killing 18 people Feb.9   Denmark   Giraffe killed despite campaign Map of Copenhagen Denmark
  A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning
Feb.10   Kabul Alarm as Kabul records polio case Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board Feb.12   England Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain Map of Somerset Levels United Kingdom
  The latest round of bad weather slammed into west coast with torrential rain. Trucks were toppled, trees were felled.    England had its wettest January since records began in 1766. The resulting floods have drenc...
  North Carolina   Storm bears down on US east coast
  A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South
Feb.13  New York  Second wave of huge snow storm hits US north-east   Brussels Belgian children may be able to choose death  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 ab... Feb.14   Indonesia   Java volcano sends thousands fleeing   Tens of thousands have fled their homes. 3 people have been killed after their home collapsed from the weight of volcanic ash  Canada  Huge snow storm pushes into Canada   Bali 1 dead, 6 Japanese divers missing in Indonesia
Feb.16   Johannesburg SA miners freed from collapsed pit  Tokyo  Japan hit by deadly snowstorms Feb.19  Seychelles  Two US men found dead on 'Captain Phillips' cargo ship   Northern Japan Fukushima leaks radioactive water Feb.21   Tunisia 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia

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Mar.7   Malaysia     Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people
Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with MH370 with 239 aboard travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
 A Boeing 777-200ER had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control outside Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft had last been heard from less than an hour after takeoff. The aircraft carried 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations
Mar.8   Vietnam Asian states search for missing jet   Italy   Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports
  Two people aboard Boeing 777 were traveling with passports reported stolen in Thailand, foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria said
  Vietnam   'Oil slick seen' in missing jet hunt   A multinational team is searching the sea off south Vietnam, in the hope of finding a Malaysia Airlines flight that has been missing for 24 ...  Malaysia  Missing plane 'may have turned back' Mar.9  Vietnam  Vietnam probes 'missing jet debris'   Vietnam Vietnam says it may have found missing jet's door
Mar.10  Beijing  China urges Malaysia to intensify search for flight MH370  Malaysia  Malaysia missing plane search widens Mar.11  Malaysia  Missing airliner 'changed course'  Malaysia  Missing plane 'not tracked to west' Mar.12   Malaysia China in new plane 'debris' clue  Manhattan  Three killed in NY buildings blast  Beijing  Malaysia Airlines MH370: China 'will not give up' on plane Mar.13  Malaysia  China debris images 'released by mistake'   Malaysia     Search for missing jet heads west
  Malaysian authorities expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon
 U.S. believes the plane's data reporting system and transponder were shut down separately. That would indicate the plane did not disappear due to some kind of catastrophic failure
Mar.14   Malaysia Investigators conclude missing jet hijacked, steered off course
Mar.15   Malaysia   Malaysian jet probe sharpens focus on passengers, crew   Investigators are concluding that the Boeing 777 had its communications deliberately disabled and was airborne for hours after it vanished   Malaysia Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have flown for more than 7 hours  Malaysia  Malaysia plane: Investigators study pilots' background Mar.16   Malaysia Missing jet sought in huge Asia arc Mar.17  Western China  China begins land search for plane Mar.18  Southern Thailand  New evidence in Flight 370 search explains plane's path Mar.19   Western Australia Australia sees possible plane debris Map of southern Indian Ocean Australia
  Two objects have been seen that could possibly relate to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australian PM Tony Abbott has announced.    Two pieces of debris possibly linked to Malaysia flight MH370 seen off Western Australia. Mal...
Mar.20  Western Australia  Australia suspends search for possible plane debris   Western Australia Malaysian plane search resumes at first light Mar.21   Western Australia No sign of Malaysian airliner on day 2 of search off Australia   Western Australia Indian Ocean search for missing jet enters 3rd day Mar.22   Malaysia China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean   China announced that it has satellite images of a large object floating in the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane  Western Australia  China jets boost Malaysia plane hunt   Guinea     Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Mar.23   Washington State   Many killed by a landslide in US state of Washington Map of Oso Washington State
  At least 8 people have been killed and several badly injured in a huge landslide in a rural area of the north-western American state of Washington.    The 177ft deep landslide destroyed 30 hou...
 Malaysia  French satellite images show possible debris from missing flight  Western Australia  Chinese plane spots object in ocean search for missing Malaysian plane Mar.24   Malaysia   Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM
  Najib Razak said this was the conclusion of fresh analysis of satellite data tracking the flight. A text message sent to families by the airline.    a text message sent to families by the airline saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was lost and there were no survivors. There were 227 passengers on ...
 Western Australia  Bad weather halts missing jet search Mar.25   Beijing China families vent missing plane fury   Angry relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have clashed with police outside Malaysia's embassy in the Chinese...   Washington State US mudslide death toll rises to 16
 Western Australia  Search for Malaysia plane resumes Mar.26   Western Australia More than 120 objects spotted in plane search Mar.27   Malaysia Missing jet: '300 objects' spotted   Western Australia   Search for Malaysia plane shifted   The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been moved following a 'new credible lead', Australian officials say Mar.28   Western Australia Plane 'spots objects' in new area Mar.29   Western Australia New MH370 navy search draws blank  Malaysia  Chinese demand more information on missing plane Mar.31  Malaysia  New account of cockpit last words

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Apr.1   Chile   Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile   An earthquake of 8.0 magnitude has struck off Chile's coast near Iquique, triggering a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific co... Apr.2  Western Australia  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Apr.3   Western Australia Underwater search begins for MH370
Apr.5   Western Australia Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal' Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, Chinese media say
 Western Australia  Plane search signal 'important lead' Apr.6   Western Australia Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search   Western Australia   Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  The Australian official said that a search ship had detected more signals consistent with those emitted from aircraft cockpit voice and flight data recorders
Apr.7   Western Australia   Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far'   An Australian vessel searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected signals consistent with those from 'black box' flight re... Apr.8  Western Australia  Missing plane MH370: Teams scour sea for signals   Western Australia Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal' Apr.9  Western Australia  Malaysia plane search teams relocate signals Apr.10  Australia  Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.11  Southern Italy  Italy's navy rescues 6,000 migrants in just four days, U.N. says Apr.12   Western Australia   Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent
  After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet
Apr.13  Mexico  36 dead in Mexico bus crash  Solomon Islands  Solomon Islands hit by another strong earthquake   Western Australia   Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search   Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are to deploy a submersible Bluefin-21 drone for the first time Apr.15   South Korea   South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks
Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
Apr.16   South Korea Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck   South Korea   S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues   Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank Apr.17   South Korea Weather hampers S Korea ferry search   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche Map of Everest Nepal
  Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest
 South Korea  Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm' Apr.18  South Korea  Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish   South Korea   Ferry disaster captain arrested   Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank  South Korea  ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay Apr.19   South Korea Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time  South Korea  'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage  South Korea  Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue Apr.20  South Korea  Ferry transcript reveals crew panic  South Korea  S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.21  South Korea  South Korea ferry toll passes 100 Apr.22   South Korea Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over Apr.25   South Korea Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry Apr.27  South Korea  South Korean PM resigns over ferry   Australia Missing plane's search area to be expanded Apr.28  Southern U.S.  Search for tornado survivors goes on Apr.29   Western Australia Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage

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May.1  Colombia  Illegal mine collapse: 3 dead, 15 missing May.2   Ukraine   Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire
Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
  Northern Afghanistan   Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, killing up to 500 people and leaving hundreds missing
 Around 300 houses were buried and over 1,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to the initial mudslide were struck by a second mudslide, which hampered rescue efforts
May.3   Northern Afghanistan Afghan landslide: Rubble declared a mass grave May.4  South Korea  South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242 May.13  Haiti  Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found'   Turkey Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead
Map of Soma Manisa Turkey
  The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners
 Oxygen is being pumped into the privately owned mine. Large crowds of worried relatives have gathered near
May.14  Turkey  Desperate search at Soma pit  Turkey  Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike  South Korea  South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter May.16   San Diego California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations   Laos Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash May.17   Turkey Turkish search efforts end after last bodies found in mine   Bosnia     Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods Map of Maglaj Bosnia
  Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, tens of thousands fled their homes in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century
  North Korea North Korea reports 'serious' Pyongyang construction accident May.18  Turkey  Arrests over Turkish mine deaths  South Korea  S Korea to break up coast guard  Colombia  Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children May.23   Global US ship finds hull of missing yacht May.26  Vietnam  Vietnam boat sinks after collision May.27  Malaysia  Flight MH370: Malaysia releases raw satellite data  South Korea  South Korea hospice fire kills 21 May.28   Western Australia   Missing plane 'not in ping zone'   The area where acoustic signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected can now be ruled out as the final resting place

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Jun.8   India Indian students 'swept away' by water in Himachal Pradesh
Jun.17  Malaysia  Malaysia boat capsizes, dozens missing Jun.19   Bavaria   German caver Johann Westhauser surfaces   An injured German trapped 1,000m underground for 12 days has been brought to the surface from the cave after a painstaking rescue operation   Bulgaria 10 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain  US Georgia  Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC Jun.25   Australia Search shifted for Malaysia plane Jun.28  Southern India  At least 19 killed when 2 buildings collapse in India

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Jul.3   Brazil Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses
Jul.5  Maritime Provinces  Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages Jul.7  Barcelona  Jet disaster averted in Barcelona near-miss Jul.14  Italy  Costa Concordia: Wrecked cruise ship floating again Jul.15  Moscow  Report: 20 killed in Moscow train derailment Jul.17   Donbass   Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border Map of Grabovo Donetsk Ukraine
  A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
 Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17. All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a nairliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack An aviation source in Moscow said the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region
  Washington U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane  Malaysia  Malaysia PM: Deep shock over Ukraine plane crash Jul.18   Donbass Monitors find confusion, hostility at Malaysia Airlines crash site   Southern China Highway collision in southern China kills 43 people Jul.19  Malta  400 migrants rescued near Malta; 19 dead  Donbass  Ukraine accuses rebels of looting crash site Jul.20  Donbass  MH17 air crash: Bodies put on train Jul.21   Donbass Pro-Russian rebels hand over black boxes, release victims' remains Jul.22  Eastern Ukraine  MH17 bodies out of rebel area   Donbass MH17 remains 'still at crash site'  Eastern Ukraine  MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands  Italy  Costa Concordia to be towed away to Genoa for scrap Jul.23   Taiwan   Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash
Map of Penghu Islands Taiwan
  Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's twin-engine turboprop plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands
 10 people were injured in the plane crash and five residents on the ground were also hurt
  Netherlands   MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Map of Eindhoven Netherlands
  Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared
Jul.24   Mali   Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali
Map of Gossi Mali
  An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali
 Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair, was carrying 110 passengers and six crew. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou
 Mali  Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali Jul.27   Northern Italy Costa Concordia makes final voyage  Paris  Nibali seals Tour de France win Jul.30  India  Race to find India landslide missing Jul.31   Taiwan Gas explosions kill 20, injure hundreds

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Aug.1   Donbass 70 international experts search Ukraine MH17 crash site
  Shanghai   China factory blast kills at least 65    At least 65 people were killed Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors Aug.3   Southern China   Strong earthquake kills at least 367 in southern China Map of Ludian Yunnan China
  The magnitude-6.1 quake in Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1,400.    About 12,000 homes ...
Aug.6   Liberia Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Aug.9  Tibet  Tour bus carrying about 40 people in Tibet falls into valley Aug.10   Tehran   Iran plane crash near Tehran kills 38   At least 38 people were killed when a small passenger plane crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran, state media reports Aug.11   San Francisco Bay Area Actor Robin Williams found dead at home Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Map of Santos Brazil
  Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media reported
Aug.16  London  Man dies after 35 found in container Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Aug.19  Italy  2 Italian air force jets collide over Italy, sparking fire   Japan   8 killed, 13 missing in landslides in Hiroshima   Rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in at least five landslides Aug.23   Iceland Iceland says subglacial eruption is under way Aug.24  Congo  DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Aug.27   Iceland Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano Map of Bardarbunga Iceland
  Earthquakes are rocking Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.    Bárđarbunga is a stratovolcano located under Vatnajökull, Iceland's most...
Aug.29  Nicaragua  Trapped Nicaraguan miners freed

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Sep.4  Kashmir  Bus carrying wedding guests swept away by stream; 70 missing Sep.5  Jamaica  Unresponsive plane crashes off the coast of Jamaica   Sierra Leone     Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown  Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disea... Sep.7   Kashmir Nearly 300 dead due to flooding in India, Pakistan
Sep.13   Southern Philippines Rescue on for dozens aboard listing Filipino ferry Sep.15   Malta     500 feared dead after boat sunk off Malta coast
  2 heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe
Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Sep.21   North Mexico Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill
 Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sep.23  West Africa  CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sep.25  Greece  Greek woman allegedly buried alive by accident, then died Sep.26   West Africa     W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says
Sep.27   Japan     Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake
Map of Mt. Ontake Japan
  Rescuers have found 30 hikers in critical condition, feared dead, near the peak of Mount Ontake, after Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption
Sep.28  Japan  Japan volcano: Bid to find survivors resumes Sep.30   Dallas     First Ebola case diagnosed in the US   Officials at a hospital say the unidentified man is being kept in isolation. He is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia

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Oct.5  Japan  U.S. airman dead, 2 missing as Typhoon Phanfone slams Japan   Western Australia The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway
Oct.6   Madrid   Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain   The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease   Colombia   Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe   Along Caribbean coast a lightning bolt struck a thatch-roofed hut where members of the Wiwa tribe were gathered Oct.7  Southern China  Hundreds injured at magnitude 6.0 earthquake Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital Oct.9  Netherlands  MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch says Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks  Liberia  Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 Oct.11  Japan  Japan typhoon leaves at least 35 injured Oct.12   Dallas Positive Ebola test at US hospital  India  6 die as Cyclone Hudhud uproots trees and light poles Oct.15   Nepal 17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow Map of Annapurna Nepal
  At least 17 people from around the world died after being trapped in heavy snowfall while trekking at high altitude
  Dallas Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.16   Nepal Death toll climbs as Nepal rescuers search for missing hikers Oct.17   South Korea   At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea   A grate over a ventilation shaft collapsed at an outdoor concert in Seongnam. Unknown number of people who fell some 20 meters   Western Canada Container ship towed away from Canadian coast  Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda Oct.19   Sweden Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden  Madrid  Spanish nurse Ebola test negative Oct.20   Moscow Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash   The CEO of French oil giant Total SA Christophe de Margerie was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Vnukovo... Oct.23   Mali First Ebola case in Mali confirmed   Manhattan NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.24  Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus  Mali  'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl Oct.25   West Africa   Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
 New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment Oct.28  Global  Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers   Virginia Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes
 Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress  Sri Lanka  Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quarters Oct.29  Liberia  Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia'   Sri Lanka   Hundreds feared buried after Sri Lanka mudslide   A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been...  New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US Oct.31   Southern California   Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert


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Nov.1   Bangladesh Bangladesh hit by major blackouts
Nov.3  Northern Italy  Workers find last body while dismantling Concordia ship Nov.7  Liberia  MSF confirms Liberia Ebola decline Nov.10   Central India Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women Map of Chhattisgarh India
  Eight women have died after undergoing sterilisation surgery at a health camp organised by the government in the central Indian state
  South Korea   Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail   Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison Nov.12  Mali  Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital Nov.13   Paris Young tiger prowling near Disneyland Paris Nov.14   Indonesia 7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possible Nov.16  Donbass  MH17 flight investigators remove crucial debris Nov.19  Upstate New York  Deadly snowstorm hits northern US Nov.22   Japan Strong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano city Nov.23  Donbass  All Malaysia flight wreckage recovered in Ukraine Nov.27  Queensland  Huge clean-up after Brisbane storm

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Dec.3  Global  World on course for warmest year Dec.6   Philippines     Philippines typhoon makes landfall
Map of Dolores Philippines
  Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in the town of Dolores in the eastern Philippines, the country's weather agency says
 Philippines  Typhoon sweeps across Philippines Dec.7   Philippines   Typhoon sweeps across Philippines   Hagupit is sweeping across the Philippines, toppling trees and power lines and threatening areas with heavy rain, flooding and mudslides  Yemen  African migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, 70 dead  Philippines  Philippines Typhoon Hagupit weakens Dec.12  London  UK flights hit by computer failure Dec.25   Aceh   Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary   A memorial has been held for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster Dec.26   Malaysia Severe flooding hits Malaysia's east Dec.27   Indonesia     Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing Map of Java Sea Indonesia
  The single-aisle Airbus A320-200 asked air traffic controllers if it could divert from its flight path due to weather before disappearing over the Java Sea
 Flight QZ8501 lost contact at 07:24 (23:24 GMT), Malaysia-based AirAsia tweeted
Dec.28   Greece Italy ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds  Malaysia  AirAsia: Boss 'devastated' by missing Indonesia jet  Indonesia  Search resumes for AirAsia plane   Indonesia Missing plane likely at bottom of sea Dec.29   Scotland Scotland confirms case of Ebola  Greece  Italy ferry death toll rises to 10  Indonesia  Search for AirAsia plane expanded   Indonesia Debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia jet spotted Dec.30   Indonesia     AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane Map of Karimata Strait Indonesia
  Indonesian officials have confirmed that bodies and debris found in the Java Sea off Borneo are from AirAsia flight that went missing on Sunday
  Southern Italy   Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare   Rescuers from the Italian navy and coast guard have taken control of a cargo ship Blue Sky M thought to be carrying hundreds of migrants  Indonesia  Bad weather hampers AirAsia recovery   Indonesia 6 bodies recovered from AirAsia crash Dec.31  Indonesia  AirAsia victims remembered at vigil  Indonesia  More bad weather hits AirAsia search


Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home Map of L%27Isle-Verte Quebec Canada




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2014
Jan.23   Canada
  32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said.    The impacted wing of the building burned to the ground, leaving only the elevator shaft intact. A number of residents were taken to hosp...
Jan.25  Canada  24 seniors missing in nursing home fire feared dead Jan.25  Canada  32 believed dead in Quebec retirement home fire May.2   Ukraine   Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
May.2   Ukraine   Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
May.16   San Diego California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations May.27  South Korea  South Korea hospice fire kills 21



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2014 Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board Sep.25  Greece  Greek woman allegedly buried alive by accident, then died Oct.5  Japan  U.S. airman dead, 2 missing as Typhoon Phanfone slams Japan Oct.28  Global  Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers



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2014 Apr.1   Chile Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile   An earthquake of 8.0 magnitude has struck off Chile's coast near Iquique, triggering a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific co... Apr.13  Solomon Islands  Solomon Islands hit by another strong earthquake Aug.3   Southern China Strong earthquake kills at least 367 in southern China
Map of Ludian Yunnan China
  The magnitude-6.1 quake in Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1,400.    About 12,000 homes ...
Oct.7  Southern China  Hundreds injured at magnitude 6.0 earthquake Nov.14   Indonesia 7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possible Nov.22   Japan Strong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano city Dec.25   Aceh   Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary   A memorial has been held for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster



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2014 May.26  Vietnam  Vietnam boat sinks after collision



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2014 Feb.7  Argentina  Bus, truck collide in Argentina, killing 18 people Apr.13  Mexico  36 dead in Mexico bus crash May.18  Colombia  Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children Jul.3   Brazil Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses
Jul.18   Southern China Highway collision in southern China kills 43 people Aug.9  Tibet  Tour bus carrying about 40 people in Tibet falls into valley Sep.4  Kashmir  Bus carrying wedding guests swept away by stream; 70 missing



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2014 Jan.27   Hong Kong Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9
Feb.10   Kabul Alarm as Kabul records polio case Feb.13   Brussels Belgian children may be able to choose death  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 ab... Mar.22   Guinea   Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Jun.19  US Georgia  Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC Aug.6   Liberia Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Aug.24  Congo  DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Sep.5   Sierra Leone   Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown  Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disea... Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Sep.21  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sep.23  West Africa  CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sep.26   West Africa   W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says
Sep.30   Dallas   First Ebola case diagnosed in the US   Officials at a hospital say the unidentified man is being kept in isolation. He is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia Oct.6   Madrid Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain   The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.10  Liberia  Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 Oct.12   Dallas Positive Ebola test at US hospital
Oct.15   Dallas Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.19  Madrid  Spanish nurse Ebola test negative Oct.23   Mali First Ebola case in Mali confirmed Oct.23   Manhattan NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.24  Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus Oct.24  Mali  'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl Oct.25   West Africa Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.25  New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment Oct.28  Global  Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers Oct.28  Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress Oct.29  Liberia  Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia' Oct.29  New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US Nov.7  Liberia  MSF confirms Liberia Ebola decline Nov.10   Central India Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women
Map of Chhattisgarh India
  Eight women have died after undergoing sterilisation surgery at a health camp organised by the government in the central Indian state
Nov.12  Mali  Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital Dec.29   Scotland Scotland confirms case of Ebola



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2014 Jan.3   Antarctica Chinese vessel 'may now be stuck in ice'   The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck Jan.4  Antarctica  Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home Jan.7   Antarctica Antarctic ships escape from ice trap
Feb.2  Micronesia  Mexico Pacific castaway begs to return Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast Feb.14   Bali 1 dead, 6 Japanese divers missing in Indonesia Apr.11  Southern Italy  Italy's navy rescues 6,000 migrants in just four days, U.N. says Apr.11  Southern Italy  Italy's navy rescues 6,000 migrants in just four days, U.N. says Apr.15   South Korea   South Korea ferry: Hundreds missing as ship sinks Map of Gwanmae South Korea
  Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea
 The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, to the southern resort island of Jeju. An armada of small boats motoring right up beside the ferry, which listed heavily on its side before sinking. Rescuers desperately grabbing teenagers out of the water before they are swept away by the currents and undertow
Apr.16   South Korea Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck Apr.16   South Korea   S Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues   Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank Apr.17   South Korea Weather hampers S Korea ferry search Apr.17  South Korea  Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm' Apr.18  South Korea  Fake survivor posts add to nation's anguish Apr.18   South Korea   Ferry disaster captain arrested   Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank Apr.18  South Korea  ‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay Apr.19   South Korea Mate steering doomed ferry navigating waters for first time Apr.19  South Korea  'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage Apr.19  South Korea  Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue Apr.20  South Korea  Ferry transcript reveals crew panic Apr.20  South Korea  S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.21  South Korea  South Korea ferry toll passes 100 Apr.25   South Korea Divers find cabins crammed with bodies inside sunken ferry Apr.27  South Korea  South Korean PM resigns over ferry May.4  South Korea  South Korean ferry death toll rises to 242 May.13  Haiti  Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found' May.14  South Korea  South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter May.18  South Korea  S Korea to break up coast guard May.23   Global US ship finds hull of missing yacht May.23   Global US ship finds hull of missing yacht May.26  Vietnam  Vietnam boat sinks after collision Jun.17  Malaysia  Malaysia boat capsizes, dozens missing Jul.14  Italy  Costa Concordia: Wrecked cruise ship floating again Jul.19  Malta  400 migrants rescued near Malta; 19 dead Jul.19  Malta  400 migrants rescued near Malta; 19 dead Jul.22  Italy  Costa Concordia to be towed away to Genoa for scrap Jul.27   Northern Italy Costa Concordia makes final voyage Jul.27  Paris  Nibali seals Tour de France win Aug.16  London  Man dies after 35 found in container Sep.13   Southern Philippines Rescue on for dozens aboard listing Filipino ferry Sep.15   Malta   500 feared dead after boat sunk off Malta coast
  2 heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe
Oct.17   Western Canada Container ship towed away from Canadian coast
Oct.19   Sweden Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden Oct.19   Sweden Russia denies submarine incident off Sweden Nov.3  Northern Italy  Workers find last body while dismantling Concordia ship Nov.10   South Korea   Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail   Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison Dec.7  Yemen  African migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, 70 dead Dec.28   Greece Italy ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds Dec.29  Greece  Italy ferry death toll rises to 10 Dec.30   Southern Italy   Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare   Rescuers from the Italian navy and coast guard have taken control of a cargo ship Blue Sky M thought to be carrying hundreds of migrants Dec.30   Southern Italy   Italy takes over 'migrant ship' after distress scare   Rescuers from the Italian navy and coast guard have taken control of a cargo ship Blue Sky M thought to be carrying hundreds of migrants



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2014 Nov.1   Bangladesh Bangladesh hit by major blackouts




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2014 Feb.1   Sumatra Indonesia volcano erupts again killing at least 14
Feb.14   Indonesia Java volcano sends thousands fleeing   Tens of thousands have fled their homes. 3 people have been killed after their home collapsed from the weight of volcanic ash May.14  Turkey  Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike May.14  South Korea  South Korea ferry captain charged with manslaughter Aug.23   Iceland Iceland says subglacial eruption is under way Aug.27   Iceland Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano Map of Bardarbunga Iceland
  Earthquakes are rocking Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.    Bárđarbunga is a stratovolcano located under Vatnajökull, Iceland's most...
Sep.27   Japan   Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake Map of Mt. Ontake Japan
  Rescuers have found 30 hikers in critical condition, feared dead, near the peak of Mount Ontake, after Saturday's sudden volcanic eruption
Sep.28  Japan  Japan volcano: Bid to find survivors resumes Nov.10   South Korea   Ferry captain sentenced to 36 years in jail   Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison



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2014 Jul.17   Washington U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane




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2014 Feb.5   Johannesburg Bodies found in South Africa mine
Feb.16   Johannesburg SA miners freed from collapsed pit May.1  Colombia  Illegal mine collapse: 3 dead, 15 missing May.13   Turkey Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead
Map of Soma Manisa Turkey
  The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners
 Oxygen is being pumped into the privately owned mine. Large crowds of worried relatives have gathered near
May.14  Turkey  Desperate search at Soma pit May.14  Turkey  Turkish mine disaster: Unions calls protest strike May.17   Turkey Turkish search efforts end after last bodies found in mine May.18  Turkey  Arrests over Turkish mine deaths Aug.29  Nicaragua  Trapped Nicaraguan miners freed



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2014 Jan.2  Massachusetts  East US battles major snow storm Jan.3   New York Travel chaos in east US snow storm
Jan.5   Toronto 'Polar vortex' grips North America
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather.
 A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at JFK airport
Jan.6   Canada North America cold snap creeps east
Jan.7  Minnesota  Big freeze shatters North America temperature records Jan.29   US Georgia US snow storm strands thousands Feb.12   England Storm with 106-mph gusts slams flooded Britain Map of Somerset Levels United Kingdom
  The latest round of bad weather slammed into west coast with torrential rain. Trucks were toppled, trees were felled.    England had its wettest January since records began in 1766. The resulting floods have drenc...
Feb.12   North Carolina Storm bears down on US east coast
  A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South
Feb.13  New York  Second wave of huge snow storm hits US north-east Feb.14  Canada  Huge snow storm pushes into Canada Feb.16  Tokyo  Japan hit by deadly snowstorms Apr.28  Southern U.S.  Search for tornado survivors goes on Jul.5  Maritime Provinces  Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages Oct.5  Japan  U.S. airman dead, 2 missing as Typhoon Phanfone slams Japan Oct.6   Colombia Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe   Along Caribbean coast a lightning bolt struck a thatch-roofed hut where members of the Wiwa tribe were gathered Oct.11  Japan  Japan typhoon leaves at least 35 injured Oct.12  India  6 die as Cyclone Hudhud uproots trees and light poles Oct.15   Nepal 17 trekkers die in heavy Himalayan snow
Map of Annapurna Nepal
  At least 17 people from around the world died after being trapped in heavy snowfall while trekking at high altitude
Oct.17  Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda Nov.19  Upstate New York  Deadly snowstorm hits northern US Nov.27  Queensland  Huge clean-up after Brisbane storm Dec.3  Global  World on course for warmest year Dec.6   Philippines   Philippines typhoon makes landfall Map of Dolores Philippines
  Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in the town of Dolores in the eastern Philippines, the country's weather agency says
Dec.6  Philippines  Typhoon sweeps across Philippines Dec.7   Philippines Typhoon sweeps across Philippines   Hagupit is sweeping across the Philippines, toppling trees and power lines and threatening areas with heavy rain, flooding and mudslides Dec.7  Philippines  Philippines Typhoon Hagupit weakens Dec.12  London  UK flights hit by computer failure Dec.25   Aceh   Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary   A memorial has been held for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster Dec.31  Indonesia  More bad weather hits AirAsia search



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2014 Apr.17   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche
Map of Everest Nepal
  Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest
Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'



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2014 Mar.8   Italy   Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports
  Two people aboard Boeing 777 were traveling with passports reported stolen in Thailand, foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria said
Mar.23   Washington State Many killed by a landslide in US state of Washington
Map of Oso Washington State
  At least 8 people have been killed and several badly injured in a huge landslide in a rural area of the north-western American state of Washington.    The 177ft deep landslide destroyed 30 hou...
Mar.25   Washington State US mudslide death toll rises to 16 May.2   Northern Afghanistan Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds' Map of Badakhshan Afghanistan
  a pair of mudslides occurred in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, killing up to 500 people and leaving hundreds missing
 Around 300 houses were buried and over 1,000 were affected. Rescuers responding to the initial mudslide were struck by a second mudslide, which hampered rescue efforts
May.3   Northern Afghanistan Afghan landslide: Rubble declared a mass grave Jul.30  India  Race to find India landslide missing Aug.19   Japan 8 killed, 13 missing in landslides in Hiroshima   Rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in at least five landslides Oct.28  Sri Lanka  Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quarters Oct.29   Sri Lanka Hundreds feared buried after Sri Lanka mudslide   A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been...



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2014 Jan.17  Mumbai  At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai



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2014 Mar.15   Malaysia   Malaysian jet probe sharpens focus on passengers, crew   Investigators are concluding that the Boeing 777 had its communications deliberately disabled and was airborne for hours after it vanished Mar.15  Malaysia  Malaysia plane: Investigators study pilots' background Mar.29  Malaysia  Chinese demand more information on missing plane May.17   Bosnia   Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods
Map of Maglaj Bosnia
  Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, tens of thousands fled their homes in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century
Jun.8   India Indian students 'swept away' by water in Himachal Pradesh Jun.19   Bulgaria 10 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain Sep.7   Kashmir Nearly 300 dead due to flooding in India, Pakistan Nov.10   Central India Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women Map of Chhattisgarh India
  Eight women have died after undergoing sterilisation surgery at a health camp organised by the government in the central Indian state
Dec.26   Malaysia Severe flooding hits Malaysia's east



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2014 Feb.9   Denmark Giraffe killed despite campaign
Map of Copenhagen Denmark
  A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning
Nov.13   Paris Young tiger prowling near Disneyland Paris



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2014 Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board Feb.21   Tunisia 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia
Feb.21   Tunisia 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia Mar.7   Malaysia   Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with MH370 with 239 aboard travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
 A Boeing 777-200ER had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control outside Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft had last been heard from less than an hour after takeoff. The aircraft carried 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations
Mar.8   Vietnam Asian states search for missing jet Mar.8   Italy   Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports
  Two people aboard Boeing 777 were traveling with passports reported stolen in Thailand, foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria said
Mar.8   Vietnam   'Oil slick seen' in missing jet hunt   A multinational team is searching the sea off south Vietnam, in the hope of finding a Malaysia Airlines flight that has been missing for 24 ... Mar.8  Malaysia  Missing plane 'may have turned back' Mar.9  Vietnam  Vietnam probes 'missing jet debris' Mar.9   Vietnam Vietnam says it may have found missing jet's door
Mar.10  Beijing  China urges Malaysia to intensify search for flight MH370 Mar.10  Malaysia  Malaysia missing plane search widens Mar.11  Malaysia  Missing airliner 'changed course' Mar.11  Malaysia  Missing plane 'not tracked to west' Mar.12   Malaysia China in new plane 'debris' clue Mar.12  Beijing  Malaysia Airlines MH370: China 'will not give up' on plane Mar.13  Malaysia  China debris images 'released by mistake' Mar.13   Malaysia   Search for missing jet heads west
  Malaysian authorities expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon
 U.S. believes the plane's data reporting system and transponder were shut down separately. That would indicate the plane did not disappear due to some kind of catastrophic failure
Mar.14   Malaysia Investigators conclude missing jet hijacked, steered off course
Mar.14   Malaysia Investigators conclude missing jet hijacked, steered off course Mar.15   Malaysia   Malaysian jet probe sharpens focus on passengers, crew   Investigators are concluding that the Boeing 777 had its communications deliberately disabled and was airborne for hours after it vanished Mar.15   Malaysia Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have flown for more than 7 hours Mar.15  Malaysia  Malaysia plane: Investigators study pilots' background Mar.16   Malaysia Missing jet sought in huge Asia arc Mar.17  Western China  China begins land search for plane Mar.18  Southern Thailand  New evidence in Flight 370 search explains plane's path Mar.19   Western Australia Australia sees possible plane debris Map of southern Indian Ocean Australia
  Two objects have been seen that could possibly relate to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australian PM Tony Abbott has announced.    Two pieces of debris possibly linked to Malaysia flight MH370 seen off Western Australia. Mal...
Mar.20  Western Australia  Australia suspends search for possible plane debris Mar.20   Western Australia Malaysian plane search resumes at first light Mar.21   Western Australia No sign of Malaysian airliner on day 2 of search off Australia Mar.21   Western Australia Indian Ocean search for missing jet enters 3rd day Mar.22   Malaysia China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean   China announced that it has satellite images of a large object floating in the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane Mar.22  Western Australia  China jets boost Malaysia plane hunt Mar.23  Malaysia  French satellite images show possible debris from missing flight Mar.23  Western Australia  Chinese plane spots object in ocean search for missing Malaysian plane Mar.24   Malaysia Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM
  Najib Razak said this was the conclusion of fresh analysis of satellite data tracking the flight. A text message sent to families by the airline.    a text message sent to families by the airline saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was lost and there were no survivors. There were 227 passengers on ...
Mar.24  Western Australia  Bad weather halts missing jet search Mar.25   Beijing China families vent missing plane fury   Angry relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have clashed with police outside Malaysia's embassy in the Chinese... Mar.25  Western Australia  Search for Malaysia plane resumes Mar.26   Western Australia More than 120 objects spotted in plane search
Mar.27   Malaysia Missing jet: '300 objects' spotted Mar.27   Western Australia Search for Malaysia plane shifted   The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been moved following a 'new credible lead', Australian officials say Mar.28   Western Australia Plane 'spots objects' in new area Mar.29   Western Australia New MH370 navy search draws blank Mar.29  Malaysia  Chinese demand more information on missing plane Mar.31  Malaysia  New account of cockpit last words Apr.2  Western Australia  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Apr.2  Western Australia  Malaysia PM Najib Razak in Australia Apr.3   Western Australia Underwater search begins for MH370 Apr.5   Western Australia Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal' Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, Chinese media say
Apr.5  Western Australia  Plane search signal 'important lead' Apr.6   Western Australia Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search Apr.6   Western Australia Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes Map of Indian Ocean Australia
  The Australian official said that a search ship had detected more signals consistent with those emitted from aircraft cockpit voice and flight data recorders
Apr.7   Western Australia Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far'   An Australian vessel searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected signals consistent with those from 'black box' flight re... Apr.8  Western Australia  Missing plane MH370: Teams scour sea for signals Apr.8   Western Australia Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal' Apr.9  Western Australia  Malaysia plane search teams relocate signals Apr.10  Australia  Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.12   Western Australia Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent
  After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet
Apr.13   Western Australia Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search   Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are to deploy a submersible Bluefin-21 drone for the first time Apr.22   South Korea Crew say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over
Apr.27   Australia Missing plane's search area to be expanded Apr.29   Western Australia Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage May.16   Laos Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash May.16   Laos Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash May.27  Malaysia  Flight MH370: Malaysia releases raw satellite data May.28   Western Australia Missing plane 'not in ping zone'   The area where acoustic signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected can now be ruled out as the final resting place Jun.25   Australia Search shifted for Malaysia plane Jul.7  Barcelona  Jet disaster averted in Barcelona near-miss Jul.17   Donbass   Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border Map of Grabovo Donetsk Ukraine
  A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
 Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17. All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a nairliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack An aviation source in Moscow said the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region
Jul.17   Washington U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane Jul.17  Malaysia  Malaysia PM: Deep shock over Ukraine plane crash Jul.18   Donbass Monitors find confusion, hostility at Malaysia Airlines crash site Jul.19  Donbass  Ukraine accuses rebels of looting crash site Jul.20  Donbass  MH17 air crash: Bodies put on train Jul.21   Donbass Pro-Russian rebels hand over black boxes, release victims' remains Jul.22  Eastern Ukraine  MH17 bodies out of rebel area Jul.22   Donbass MH17 remains 'still at crash site' Jul.22  Eastern Ukraine  MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands Jul.23   Taiwan Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash Map of Penghu Islands Taiwan
  Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's twin-engine turboprop plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands
 10 people were injured in the plane crash and five residents on the ground were also hurt
Jul.23   Netherlands   MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Map of Eindhoven Netherlands
  Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared
Jul.24   Mali Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali Map of Gossi Mali
  An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali
 Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair, was carrying 110 passengers and six crew. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou
Jul.24  Mali  Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali Aug.1   Donbass 70 international experts search Ukraine MH17 crash site Aug.10   Tehran Iran plane crash near Tehran kills 38   At least 38 people were killed when a small passenger plane crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran, state media reports Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Map of Santos Brazil
  Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media reported
Aug.19  Italy  2 Italian air force jets collide over Italy, sparking fire Aug.19  Italy  2 Italian air force jets collide over Italy, sparking fire Sep.5  Jamaica  Unresponsive plane crashes off the coast of Jamaica Oct.5   Western Australia The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway Oct.9  Netherlands  MH17 passenger was found wearing oxygen mask, Dutch says Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.20   Moscow Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash   The CEO of French oil giant Total SA Christophe de Margerie was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Vnukovo... Oct.28  Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress Nov.16  Donbass  MH17 flight investigators remove crucial debris Nov.23  Donbass  All Malaysia flight wreckage recovered in Ukraine Dec.12  London  UK flights hit by computer failure Dec.27   Indonesia   Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing Map of Java Sea Indonesia
  The single-aisle Airbus A320-200 asked air traffic controllers if it could divert from its flight path due to weather before disappearing over the Java Sea
 Flight QZ8501 lost contact at 07:24 (23:24 GMT), Malaysia-based AirAsia tweeted
Dec.28  Malaysia  AirAsia: Boss 'devastated' by missing Indonesia jet Dec.28  Indonesia  Search resumes for AirAsia plane Dec.28   Indonesia Missing plane likely at bottom of sea Dec.29  Indonesia  Search for AirAsia plane expanded Dec.29   Indonesia Debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia jet spotted Dec.30   Indonesia   AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane Map of Karimata Strait Indonesia
  Indonesian officials have confirmed that bodies and debris found in the Java Sea off Borneo are from AirAsia flight that went missing on Sunday
Dec.30  Indonesia  Bad weather hampers AirAsia recovery Dec.30   Indonesia 6 bodies recovered from AirAsia crash Dec.31  Indonesia  AirAsia victims remembered at vigil



World, Disasters, 2014 Tourism Timeline ... See World Tourism timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.3   New York Travel chaos in east US snow storm
Jan.4  Antarctica  Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica Apr.18   South Korea   Ferry disaster captain arrested   Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Joon-seok, 69, the captain of the ferry that sank May.18  Turkey  Arrests over Turkish mine deaths Aug.9  Tibet  Tour bus carrying about 40 people in Tibet falls into valley



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2014 Jan.1  Czech Republic  Palestinian diplomat dies in blast Feb.19   Northern Japan Fukushima leaks radioactive water
Sep.21   North Mexico Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill



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2014 May.17   North Korea North Korea reports 'serious' Pyongyang construction accident
May.18  South Korea  S Korea to break up coast guard Jun.28  Southern India  At least 19 killed when 2 buildings collapse in India Jul.3   Brazil Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses Oct.17   South Korea At least 16 dead in vent grate collapse at concert in S. Korea   A grate over a ventilation shaft collapsed at an outdoor concert in Seongnam. Unknown number of people who fell some 20 meters



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2014 Apr.10  Australia  Abbott confident over plane signals Apr.20  South Korea  S Korea leader condemns ferry crew Apr.27  South Korea  South Korean PM resigns over ferry Aug.11   San Francisco Bay Area Actor Robin Williams found dead at home
Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Dec.28  Malaysia  AirAsia: Boss 'devastated' by missing Indonesia jet



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2014 Apr.17   Nepal 12 dead in Everest avalanche
Map of Everest Nepal
  Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest
May.17   North Korea North Korea reports 'serious' Pyongyang construction accident



World, Disasters, 2014 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2014 Mar.25   Beijing China families vent missing plane fury   Angry relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have clashed with police outside Malaysia's embassy in the Chinese... Apr.19  South Korea  Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue May.2   Ukraine   Police: 38 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire
Map of Trade Unions building Odessa Ukraine
  A building fire broke out during a clash between pro-Russia demonstrators and supporters of the central government
Jul.15  Moscow  Report: 20 killed in Moscow train derailment Jul.19  Donbass  Ukraine accuses rebels of looting crash site Jul.21   Donbass Pro-Russian rebels hand over black boxes, release victims' remains Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit



World, Disasters, 2014 Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.2   Antarctica All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice  After 10 days stranded far from home, all passengers from a ship stuck in ice have now been transferred by helicopter to an Australian icebr... Jan.4  Antarctica  Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica Jun.19   Bavaria German caver Johann Westhauser surfaces   An injured German trapped 1,000m underground for 12 days has been brought to the surface from the cave after a painstaking rescue operation Oct.16   Nepal Death toll climbs as Nepal rescuers search for missing hikers




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2014 Oct.28   Virginia Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes
Oct.31   Southern California Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert




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2014 Feb.19  Seychelles  Two US men found dead on 'Captain Phillips' cargo ship Aug.11   San Francisco Bay Area Actor Robin Williams found dead at home




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2014 Jan.17  Mumbai  At least 18 reportedly killed in stampede at funeral in Mumbai Jul.17   Donbass   Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border
Map of Grabovo Donetsk Ukraine
  A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
 Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17. All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a nairliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack An aviation source in Moscow said the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region
Jul.17  Malaysia  Malaysia PM: Deep shock over Ukraine plane crash Jul.23   Netherlands   MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands Map of Eindhoven Netherlands
  Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared
Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash Map of Santos Brazil
  Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media reported
Oct.20   Moscow Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash   The CEO of French oil giant Total SA Christophe de Margerie was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Vnukovo... Dec.31  Indonesia  AirAsia victims remembered at vigil



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2014 Feb.13   Brussels Belgian children may be able to choose death  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 ab...



World, Disasters, 2014 Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.1  Czech Republic  Palestinian diplomat dies in blast Mar.12  Manhattan  Three killed in NY buildings blast Jul.31   Taiwan Gas explosions kill 20, injure hundreds
Aug.1   Shanghai China factory blast kills at least 65    At least 65 people were killed Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors