Accidents and disasters

Rescuers work at the entrance to a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand, Friday, June 29, 2018. Rescuers punched a hole into the side of a mountain on Thursday in a desperate attempt to drain rising water from the flooded cave. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 29, 2018 - 12:15 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's prime minister on Friday visited the flooded cave complex where rescuers have been searching for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing for six days and urged their relatives to not give up hope. "There has to be faith. Faith makes everything a success," Prime...
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Passengers looks at an information board at Bali's international airport, Indonesia on Thursday, June 28, 2018, as airlines canceled flights. The Mount Agung volcano has shot ash 2,000 meters into the atmosphere, disrupting the travel plans of thousands as several airlines canceled flights from the Indonesian tourist island. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
June 28, 2018 - 11:44 pm
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian tourist island of Bali closed its international airport Friday, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-meter (8,200-feet) column of ash and smoke. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said nearly 450 flights were...
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The remains of market stalls still smoulder after a fire swept through the marketplace in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday June 28, 2018. Several people have died in the fire and about 70 are receiving hospital treatment, with rescue teams still searching through the scene.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
June 28, 2018 - 9:26 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A fire swept through one of Nairobi's largest open-air markets early Thursday, killing 15 people and sending 70 injured to hospitals, an official said, as traders who lived there struggled to wake their families and flee. Young children were among the victims, President Uhuru...
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Rescuers stand amid the wreckage of a private chartered plane that crashed in Ghatkopar area, Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 28, 2018. An official said it was not immediately known how many people were on board the aircraft. Five bodies were recovered from the wreckage and rescue work was continuing. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
June 28, 2018 - 6:05 am
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A small chartered plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least six people including two on the ground, police said. They said the plane hit an open area at a construction site for a multistory building in the...
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U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific Search and Rescue team personne; walk out of a cave where young soccer team and their coach are believed to be missing, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand. A U.S. military team and British cave experts joined the rescue effort for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing for five days inside the cave being flooded by near-constant rains. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 28, 2018 - 5:14 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rescuers in northern Thailand were scouring a mountainside Thursday in search of alternative entrances to a flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing for five days. Near-constant rains have stalled search efforts inside the cave by raising water...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018 shows Faron Bryant looking over his property after wildfires swept through his neighborhood on Ridge Road in Eastpoint, Fla. Bryant's home only lost its siding, but his workshop, a truck and boat were destroyed. Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture commissioner, said Wednesday, June 27, 2018, that a controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
June 27, 2018 - 11:25 pm
EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have suspended the practice of controlled burns statewide while they investigate how the forest management tool managed to destroy 36 homes in north Florida. The fire occurred Sunday in the coastal community of Eastpoint near the historic town of...
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Relatives of 12 young soccer team members and their coach pray at a shrine for their rescue after going missing in a large cave, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Rain is continuing to fall and water levels keep rising inside a cave in northern Thailand, frustrating the search for the boys and their soccer coach who have been missing since Saturday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 27, 2018 - 8:30 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Along a muddy mountain path not far from the entrance to a flooded cave where 12 young members of a Thai soccer team have been missing for four days is a shrine to a mythical princess whose spirit is said to inhabit the caverns below. A steady stream of visitors come to...
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Long Beach police keep a street closed off near a retirement home, seen in background on Monday, June 25, 2018, in Long Beach, Calif. A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing at least one and wounding others, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 27, 2018 - 7:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 77-year-old man set off an explosion in a California retirement home in an attempt to kill his neighbor before he shot at responding firefighters and killed a veteran captain, prosecutors said Wednesday. Thomas Kim was charged with murder, attempted murder, arson and explosives...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018 shows Faron Bryant looking over his property after wildfires swept through his neighborhood on Ridge Road in Eastpoint, Fla. Bryant's home only lost its siding, but his workshop, a truck and boat were destroyed. Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture commissioner, said Wednesday, June 27, 2018, that a controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
June 27, 2018 - 9:55 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres (320 hectares) and officials have suspended the practice statewide, Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture said Wednesday. Adam Putnam said an investigation by...
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June 27, 2018 - 7:42 am
BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) — A rare white alligator named Snowball was apparently stolen from a north Florida reptile farm owned by the "Swamp Brothers." Sumter County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that Snowball has been missing since a fire broke out at Animal Crossings of Florida Inc. on...
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