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Climbers feared dead in Tajikistan helicopter crash

Thirteen climbers and three crew members are unaccounted for after a helicopter they were travelling in had a “hard landing” in the mountains of Tajikistan, officials say. The accident happened at 17:30 (11:30 GMT) on Sunday, Tajik officials said. Russian news agencies said the helicopter had taken the climbers from base camp on the Fortambek […]

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Manila floods: Massive city clean-up under way

Image copyright EPA Image caption One of many residents of Marikina city combing through the muddy flood aftermath. Massive clean-up efforts are under way in Manila after heavy rains deluged the Philippine capital over the weekend. At least three people are known to have died in the flooding, say officials. Piles of garbage and plastic […]

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Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures dozens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vigo is located on Spain’s western coast Dozens of people have been injured, four seriously, after a section of wooden promenade collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. The seafront platform had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day O Marisquino event […]