Accidents and disasters

FILE- In this file photo taken on Friday, April 2, 1999, Russian Navy reconnaissance frigate Liman leaves from the Black Sea fleet's base at Sevastopol, Crimean peninsula. Russia's Defense Ministry reported Thursday April 27, 2017, that the Liman naval reconnaissance ship has collided with another ship about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the Bosphorus Strait, and is in danger of sinking in the Black Sea. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)
April 27, 2017 - 8:26 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Russia navy ship damaged near Istanbul (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Turkey's coastal safety authority says that a Russian navy reconnaissance ship has sunk off Istanbul after colliding with a freighter. All of the Russian sailors are safe. Authorities say that all 78...
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April 27, 2017 - 8:23 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Russia navy ship damaged near Istanbul (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Turkey's coast safety authority says that a Russian navy reconnaissance ship has sunk off Istanbul after colliding with a freighter. All of the Russian sailors are safe. Authorities say that all 78...
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Map locates Damascus, Syria; 1c x 1 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 38 mm;
April 27, 2017 - 7:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Syrian activists say airstrikes across the opposition-held Idlib province have killed at least 19 people, with some targeting ambulances and medical centers. The Civil Defense, a search-and-rescue organization, says four medical staff...
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April 27, 2017 - 7:01 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials say a fire has destroyed part of a movie set that was being used to film the final season of the AMC television series "TURN: Washington's Spies." News outlets report the fire occurred Wednesday on property owned by the Virginia Department of Corrections. Powhatan...
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April 27, 2017 - 5:09 am
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile. The fire destroyed the two-story house in the upscale suburb of Fannie Bay but did...
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Map locates Damascus, Syria; 1c x 1 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 38 mm;
April 27, 2017 - 2:16 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A large explosion rocked the Syrian capital early Thursday, followed by a fire near the Damascus airport, Syrian opposition activists and a monitor said. The explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami...
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April 27, 2017 - 1:28 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A large explosion rocked the Syrian capital early Thursday, followed by a fire near the Damascus airport, Syrian opposition activists and a monitor said. The explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, mourners carry the coffins of more than 50 people killed in a recent car bomb attack that targeted government supporters being evacuated from a besieged area, during their funeral at the Sayida Zeinab suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Wednesday's procession took place in a Damascus suburb that is home to a major Shiite shrine and is a stronghold for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group fighting alongside the Syrian government. The April 15 attack killed nearly 130 people, including over 60 children. (SANA via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 12:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7 a.m. Syrian opposition activists and a monitor say a large explosion has rocked the Syrian capital, followed by a fire near Damascus airport. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman says the...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, mourners carry the coffins of more than 50 people killed in a recent car bomb attack that targeted government supporters being evacuated from a besieged area, during their funeral at the Sayida Zeinab suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Wednesday's procession took place in a Damascus suburb that is home to a major Shiite shrine and is a stronghold for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group fighting alongside the Syrian government. The April 15 attack killed nearly 130 people, including over 60 children. (SANA via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 12:02 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7 a.m. Syrian opposition activists and a monitor say a large explosion has rocked the Syrian capital, followed by a fire near Damascus airport. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman says the...
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April 26, 2017 - 6:18 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Family members of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas condemned killer Kenneth Williams said they've forgiven him — and bought plane tickets so the condemned man's daughter and granddaughter could visit before his scheduled execution Thursday. Michael Greenwood was...
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