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BERLIN | Alps avalanche risk high, several dead in weather incidents

BERLIN —Jan 07, 2019— Authorities in Austria and southern Germany warned Monday that the risk for avalanches in the northern Alps remains high after several people died in weather-related incidents. A 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman who went missing while snowshoeing were found dead near Salzburg in central Austria, while about 40 rescuers with dogs … Continue reading BERLIN | Alps avalanche risk high, several dead in weather incidents

TORRANCE, Calif. | 3 killed, 4 injured in California bowling alley shooting

TORRANCE, Calif. — Three men were fatally shot late Friday and four injured when a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire that had terrified patrons, some children, running for their lives. Police in the coastal city of Torrance responded shortly after midnight to calls of shots fired … Continue reading TORRANCE, Calif. | 3 killed, 4 injured in California bowling alley shooting

BERLIN | Firm pledges to find shipping containers lost in North Sea

BERLIN — Jan 05, 2019—Switzerland-based shipping company MSC is pledging to pay the cost of cleaning up hundreds of containers one of its cargo vessels lost in a North Sea storm. The company said Saturday that it was committed to finding and retrieving the containers that went overboard on Jan. 2 “until the last one … Continue reading BERLIN | Firm pledges to find shipping containers lost in North Sea

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish train crash toll up to 8 after more bodies found

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Jan 03, 2019—Danish police say two more bodies have been found in a train crash on a bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark’s deadliest railway accident in 30 years. Police say three women and five men were killed in the Wednesday morning accident, and four of them have been identified. Sixteen … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish train crash toll up to 8 after more bodies found

ATHENS, Greece | Greek police hunt for 2 fugitives who escaped prison

ATHENS, Greece — Jan 02, 2019—Greek police have launched a manhunt for two inmates who escaped from Greece’s largest prison at Korydallos, west of Athens, apparently by cutting the bars of their cell and scaling the prison walls. Police said Wednesday the two men, brothers who were convicted of thefts and robberies, apparently escaped after … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek police hunt for 2 fugitives who escaped prison

Family of migrant girl disputes official story on her death

Lawyers for the family of a 7-year-old girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody say she did not suffer from a lack of food or water before being picked up by authorities. Their account disputes earlier information released by U.S. officials, who said the girl had not had anything to eat or drink … Continue reading Family of migrant girl disputes official story on her death