Accidents and disasters - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Accidents and disasters Today in History for May 18th Highlights of this day in history: Mt. St. Helens erupts in Washington State; The U.S. Supreme Court upholds racial segregation; Pope John Paul II born... Thu, 18 May 2017 05:12:00 GMT 2017-05-18T05:12:00Z Firefighters Battle Sweden Refugee Center Blaze Swedish firefighters battle a fire in Vaxjo which destroyed a cafe and dance hall adjacent to a hotel being used to house refugees. It was one of three... Wed, 17 May 2017 14:33:00 GMT 2017-05-17T14:33:00Z 2 killed, 15 injured in blast at Polish gunpowder plant WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two people were killed and 15 were injured in an explosion at a black gunpowder plant in southwestern Poland, local authorities said Wednesday. A spokesman for local firefighters, Jozef Koszalka, said that the plant in Makolno, in the Wroclaw region, collapsed in the earl-morning blast. Four of the injured were hospitalized with burns. Earlier, firefigh... Wed, 17 May 2017 13:08:00 GMT 2017-05-17T13:08:00Z Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Greek island of Rhodes, no injuries ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.1 has struck off the eastern Aegean Sea resort island of Rhodes but no injuries or damage have been reported. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the undersea quake occurred at 14:30 local time (1130GMT) Wednesday off the island's southwestern tip. The epicenter was about 400 kilometers (250 m... Wed, 17 May 2017 13:03:00 GMT 2017-05-17T13:03:00Z EU chief Tusk says he may be too busy for Poland hearing WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk says his busy calendar may prevent him from attending a second questioning by Poland's prosecutors over the 2010 plane crash that killed former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. Prosecutors want to question Tusk as a witness in their investigation into the crash in Russia. Tusk was ... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:40:00 GMT 2017-05-17T12:40:00Z 300 migrants in Sweden evacuated after 3 arson fires STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three fires in southern Sweden apparently aimed at refugees are being investigated as arson, Swedish authorities said Wednesday. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made. But police said in separate statements Wednesday that more than 300 asylum seekers have been evacuated after overnight fires in Vaxjo, Borrby and Malilla. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 11:18:00 GMT 2017-05-17T11:18:00Z AP Top Stories May 17 A Here's the latest for Wednesday, May 17th: White House says Trump did not tell Comey to stop Flynn investigation; Iraq says Islamic State forces surrounded... Wed, 17 May 2017 10:03:00 GMT 2017-05-17T10:03:00Z Sheriff: 'Total Destruction' From Wisc. Tornado At least one person was killed when a tornado swept into a mobile home park in northwest Wisconsin Tuesday. The Barron County sheriff says about 25 people... Wed, 17 May 2017 07:15:00 GMT 2017-05-17T07:15:00Z Swiss tourist dies from injuries in crash near Las Vegas BLUE DIAMOND, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says a Swiss tourist has died from injuries she suffered over the weekend in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 160 southwest of Las Vegas. The victim was identified Tuesday as 60-year-old Maria Graf of Switzerland. The patrol says she was a passenger in a Cadillac that failed to yield... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-05-16T21:47:00Z Video Shows Fl. Man Setting Mosque On Fire The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has released video Tuesday of a mosque fire that occurred earlier this year in North Tampa. Tue, 16 May 2017 19:03:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:03:00Z The Latest: National security adviser to brief reporters WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the report that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials (all times EDT): 10:50 a.m. President Donald Trump's national security adviser plans to brief reporters at the White House. The White House says H.R. McMaster will hold an on-camera briefing befo... Tue, 16 May 2017 15:24:00 GMT 2017-05-16T15:24:00Z Gas Explosion Rips Through Russian Building Russian authorities said a gas explosion in an apartment building in Russia's south killed at least two people and injured eight others on Tuesday. Tue, 16 May 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-05-16T13:46:00Z 2 killed, 8 injured in gas explosion in Russia's south MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say that a gas explosion in an apartment building in Russia's south has killed at least two people and injured eight others. The Russian emergency situations ministry said that an entire stairwell in the building in Volgograd collapsed in Tuesday's blast. Andrei Bocharov, governor of the Volgograd regio... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:51:00 GMT 2017-05-16T12:51:00Z Turkey arrests opposition newspaper editor ISTANBUL (AP) — The editor of a leading Turkish opposition newspaper has been formally arrested for allegedly spreading "terrorist propaganda," the state-run Anadolu news agency said Tuesday. Oguz Guven, the editor of Cumhuriyet newspaper's online edition, was formally arrested Monday evening after being detained Friday. Guven was arres... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:11:00 GMT 2017-05-16T12:11:00Z AP Top Stories May 15 P Here are the top stories for Monday, May 15th: President Donald Trump says police attacks "must end now"; The UN is condemning North Korea's latest missile... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:54:00Z The Latest: Twin explosions rock refugee camp near Jordan BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A Syrian monitoring group says twin explosions have gone off in a makeshift camp near Syria's the border with Jordan, killing at least 10 people and wounding seven, including rebel fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the e... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:58:00Z Officials: 7 People Killed in Fire at Ohio Home A fire chief says seven people have died in a northeast Ohio house fire. Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker didn't say how many of the dead are children... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:32:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:32:00Z Rookie Harvey hits wall in 1st crash of month at Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie driver Jack Harvey became the first driver to crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month. The British native climbed out of his car Monday and did not appear to be seriously injured. He was checked at the infield medical center, released and cleared to drive. Harvey's car appeared to get too high going th... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:22:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:22:00Z Tusk gets new summons to testify as witness in Poland WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors said Monday they have summoned European Council President Donald Tusk to testify as a witness in their investigation of a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. It is the second time that Tusk, who was Poland's prime minister at the time of the crash in Russia, has been summoned by pro... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:39:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:39:00Z Pittsburgh Apartment Fire Leaves One Dead A high-rise apartment fire in downtown Pittsburgh early Monday has left one woman dead, and two residents and two firefighters needing medical treatment.... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:37:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:37:00Z Explosion hits Schaeffler factory in Bavaria, 13 injured BERLIN (AP) — German police say 13 people have been injured in an explosion in a factory in Bavaria. Police said four of those injured in the Monday morning explosion at the Schaeffler factory in the town of Eltmann suffered from serious wounds and were flown by helicopter to a hospital. Firefighters, police and rescue crews were on the... Mon, 15 May 2017 12:19:00 GMT 2017-05-15T12:19:00Z Wildfire in Greece kills 1 west of Athens; blaze contained ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's fire department says that one person has died after a wildfire broke out west of Athens. A body was found in a ravine outside the town of Agioi Theodoroi, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Athens. Fire officials say that the body has been burned so badly, it isn't immediately identifiable. They believe the ... Sun, 14 May 2017 18:34:00 GMT 2017-05-14T18:34:00Z Greek train derails, crashes into house; 3 dead, 10 injured THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An Intercity train derailed and crashed into a house in northern Greece, leaving three people dead and 10 injured, Greek police said Sunday. The train, traveling on the Athens-Thessaloniki route with 70 passengers, derailed at 9:45 p.m. (1945 GMT) Saturday in the village of Adendro, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the northern city of Thessalonik... Sun, 14 May 2017 09:14:00 GMT 2017-05-14T09:14:00Z Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 4 dead, 5 injured ADENDRO, Greece (AP) — An intercity train derailed in northern Greece, leaving four passengers dead and five seriously injured, including the driver, the state railway said in a statement early Sunday. The train, with 70 passengers, was traveling on the Athens-Thessaloniki route when it went off the rails and crashed through a house by the village of Aden... Sat, 13 May 2017 23:19:00 GMT 2017-05-13T23:19:00Z Report: 5.7 quake jolts remote northern region in Iran TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that a 5.7 magnitude earthquake has jolted a remote area in the northeast of the country. The Saturday report said the epicenter of the quake was the town of Pishqaleh, with a population of about 2,000 people, some 800 kilometers (498 miles) northeast of the capital Tehran. ... Sat, 13 May 2017 19:12:00 GMT 2017-05-13T19:12:00Z Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people ISTANBUL (AP) — A tour bus tipped over Saturday on a serpentine mountain road in Turkey, killing 24 people as it fell off a cliff and hit a car, Turkish authorities said. The governor of Mugla province, Amir Cicek, said the driver is among the dead and the accident may have been caused by a failure in the bus's braking system. He said investigations were continuing to determ... Sat, 13 May 2017 17:34:00 GMT 2017-05-13T17:34:00Z 5 believed dead as small plane crashes and burns in Bosnia SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police say five people are believed dead after a small plane crashed near the southern Bosnian city of Mostar. Police in Mostar said Saturday the plane burst into flames after crashing and was completely burned. Three children were confirmed to be among the dead. Police said no one could have survived... Sat, 13 May 2017 17:12:00 GMT 2017-05-13T17:12:00Z IS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi air force helicopter has been downed west of Mosul Saturday afternoon after coming under fire from the Islamic State group, according to Iraq's joint operations command. The helicopter was hit while supporting Iraq's mostly Shiite militia forces in an operation to retake villages still held by the militants in the sprawling desert to Mosul's west, Bri... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:16:00 GMT 2017-05-13T16:16:00Z Romanian tourist who died during London attack is buried CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — A Romanian tourist thrown into the Thames when an extremist plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London was finally buried Saturday in this Black Sea port that was her hometown. Andreea Cristea, 31, was knocked into the river when Khalid Masood drove his rented SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22. S... Sat, 13 May 2017 15:53:00 GMT 2017-05-13T15:53:00Z Funeral begins for Romanian tourist killed in London attack CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — A funeral service is underway for a Romanian tourist thrown into the Thames when an extremist plowed into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge. Andreea Cristea, 31, was knocked into the river when Khalid Masood drove his rented SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22 and died two weeks later. Her boyfriend, Andrei Burnaz, suffer... 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