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Tsunami kills 222 in Indonesia, hundreds injured

An eruption of one of the world's most infamous volcanic islands is believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend.
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20 dead after limousine blows stop sign, crashes

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. - A limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday celebration blew through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store in upstate New York, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians, officials and victims’ relatives said Sunday. (Canoe.com)  
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10,000 people evacuated as multiple wildfires threaten northern Alberta communities

SLAVE LAKE - Thousands of more people have been put on evacuation alert Thursday as smoke from out-of-control wildfires in northern Alberta billowed across the province. (Edmonton Journal)
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  • California wildfire death toll now 71

    With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump. (CBC)

    Two firefighters among three dead in huge Paris explosion

    PARIS - Three people, including a Spanish woman and two firefighters, have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion rocked the centre of Paris leaving 50 Parisians injured, 10 critically. (The Express)

    Gas pipeline ruptures, explodes sparking evacuations north of Prince George

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - About 100 members of a First Nation community in northern British Columbia were evacuated from their homes Tuesday evening after a gas pipeline ruptured, sparking a massive blaze. (Financial Post)

    Helicopter pilot crash landed on roof of Manhattan skyscraper to ‘spare people on the street’

    NEW YORK - A helicopter crashed into the roof of a Manhattan building Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, in what officials said was an attempt at an emergency landing. There were no other injuries or deaths, officials said. (National Post)

    Search on for 1,276 now missing after California’s deadliest wildfire

    PARADISE, Calif. - The number of people missing after California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. (Reuters)

    Searches resume after tornado kills 23 in Alabama

    Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children. (CBC)

    Florida panhandle bracing for major hit from Cat 4 storm

    Just hours away from an expected Wednesday afternoon landfall, Hurricane Michael became ever stronger and more organized on Tuesday night over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Michael’s high winds, torrential rain, and very large storm surge were pushing briskly toward the Florida Panhandle and the Big Bend region just to the east. (Weather Underground)

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