People were evacuated from the rubble of the building in a Paris suburb

Three dead, dozens injured in Paris explosion

31 Aug An eight-year-old child is among three people killed in an explosion that reduced half of a four-storey residential block in a Paris suburb to rubble, emergency services said.

The devotees gathered on Kamadgiri hill for Somvati Amavasya, a new moon event to honour Lord Shiva

Ten people die in stampede in India

25 Aug A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India has killed at least ten people and injured scores, the latest in a string of deadly accidents at mass religious events, officials said this afternoon.

Traffic accidents are common in Egypt where roads are often poorly maintained and traffic regulations are little enforced

Egypt resort coach crash kills 33

22 Aug A collision between two coaches servicing the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh killed 33 people, a health ministry official said.

The incident brings to 20 the number of deaths or missing on Mont Blanc this season

More climbers die on Mont Blanc

18 Aug Two climbers and their guide have fallen 800 metres to their death in the Mont Blanc range, police said this morning, the latest in a series of tragedies on Europe's highest mountain.

Recovery of the bodies and access to the wreckage has been disrupted by the conflict in eastern Ukraine

Search at MH17 crash site in Ukraine halted

06 Aug The Netherlands is halting the mission to recover victims and debris of the MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash because of fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.