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Rescuers papare stretchers at Soshigaya Okura Station after stabbing on a commuter train, in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.

At Least 10 Passengers Hurt in Stabbings on Tokyo Train

A man with a knife stabbed at least 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo on Friday and was arrested by police.
Russian wildfires

Volunteers Pitch in to Fight Russia’s Raging Forest Fires

As of Monday, about 1.88 million hectares (4.6 million acres) of forest were burning in Russia – an area larger than the U.S. state of Connecticut.

Fuel Tanker Explosion Kills 13 in Kenya

A fuel tanker exploded in western Kenya while people were siphoning fuel from it, killing 13.

Wildfires Burn in Russia’s Siberia, Cause Airport Closure

187 fires raged in the region on Sunday, and the total area engulfed by blazes has grown by about 247,000 acres in the past 24 hours.

Monsoon, Landslides Kill 20 in Mumbai

At least 20 people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Germany Defends Flood Preparation, Considers Lessons

German officials are defending their preparations for flooding in the face of the raging torrents.
A man amid the ruins after flooding in Germany

Europe Floods: Death Toll Over 120 as Rescues Continue

More than 120 people have died in devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium, officials said.
Bangladesh factory fire

52 Dead in Bangladesh Factory Fire as Workers Locked Inside

A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire officials said Friday.

Nine Dead, Eight Hurt in Building Collapse in South Korea

A five-story building being demolished in southern South Korea collapsed on Wednesday, sending debris falling on a bus.

Five-Year-Old Boy is Lone Survivor in Cable Car Crash in Italy

14 people killed after lead cable snapped and sent cable car crashing to the ground.


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