A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus carrying 55 passengers, a tour guide and the driver, rolled down a steep hillside in a residential area in the coastal town of Canico, after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one house, local mayor Filipe Sousa told cable news channel SIC TV. The victims included 17 women and 11 men. (CBC)
A hero priest made a daring dash into the burning Notre Dame cathedral Monday night to save the Crown of Thorns, a religious relic dating back to the 13th century, according to reports. (New York Post)
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)
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)
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.
LONDON - The criminal who is illegally flying a drone at Gatwick Airport is being hunted by police and military personnel using cutting-edge technology. Gatwick has been brought to a standstill in the wake of the rogue drone terrorizing the airport. (Daily Mail)
VANCOUVER - Pig de-wormer, Comet, plaster and, increasingly, the infamously deadly opioid fentanyl. These are some of the substances Sarah Blyth and the Overdose Prevention Society find when they test street drugs brought in every week by users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Vancouver Sun)
Dozens of bomb threats — all believed to be unfounded — were reported in major cities across Canada and the United States on Thursday. Officials from both countries said they believe the threats — clumsily written emails demanding $20,000 US payments of bitcoin — may have all come from the same source. (CBC)
'It becomes a nightmare'
Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital. (CBC)
Macron breaks silence as Paris cleans up
A stampede at a rap concert in an Italian nightclub killed five teens and one adult, and left dozens of people injured early Saturday, authorities said. At least 35 people were wounded in the chaos at the Lanterna Azzurra nightclub in Corinaldo, Italian news agency ANSA reported. (CNN)