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Fire kills Pakistani bride-to-be and her friends

Fire kills Pakistani bride-to-be and her friends

Pakistani police and relatives say a fire has broken out at a home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing a bride-to-be and four other women who were preparing the woman's wedding.

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Avalanche that killed Sydney teen 'triggered' by rescue process, family says
Austria

Avalanche that killed Sydney teen 'triggered' by rescue process, family says

The parents of a Sydney teen killed while skiing in Austria say the avalanche that engulfed their son was triggered when a ski patrol was trying to rescue them.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
Snorkeller dies after getting stuck between rocks at Kiama Blowhole
Emergency services

Snorkeller dies after getting stuck between rocks at Kiama Blowhole

NSW Ambulance said the group of four were snorkelling from Bushrangers Bay to Kiama on Monday when they were caught in a rip.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
Death of toddler sparks police investigation in Wagga Wagga
Police

Death of toddler sparks police investigation in Wagga Wagga

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 15-month-old boy in Wagga Wagga on Sunday. 

  • by Jenny Noyes
Car hits road spikes, crashes into tree, killing three in NZ
New Zealand

Car hits road spikes, crashes into tree, killing three in NZ

Two police officers tried to rescue three teenage boys from a stolen car after it exploded in a "huge ball of fire" following a high-speed crash.

Fatal coal mine collapse in China
China

Fatal coal mine collapse in China

Sixty-six other miners were rescued after the mine collapsed in Shaanxi province in the country's north.

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'He adored his little family': Beloved WA man dies after freak Bussell Highway accident

'He adored his little family': Beloved WA man dies after freak Bussell Highway accident

A beloved WA basketballer left in a critical condition after a freak accident on Bussell Highway has died.

  • by Lauren Pilat
'My beautiful dad': Family and friends pay tribute to 'super-fit' swimmer who died in Pier to Pub

'My beautiful dad': Family and friends pay tribute to 'super-fit' swimmer who died in Pier to Pub

Devastated friends and family are shocked at the death of 'super-fit' swimmer Murray Howard who died during the annual Pier to Pub race in Lorne on Saturday.

  • by Matilda Boseley
Flashback 1939: Black Friday bush fires devastate Victoria
Bushfires

Flashback 1939: Black Friday bush fires devastate Victoria

80 years ago, much of Victoria was in flames as the Black Friday bush fires swept across the state. We remember the crisis with this article from the archives.

  • by Staff Writers
Man, 53, dies in NSW house fire

Man, 53, dies in NSW house fire

A man has been killed in a house fire in NSW's Lower Hunter Region.

Big chill: heavy snow takes its toll across Europe
Extreme weather

Big chill: heavy snow takes its toll across Europe

The Australian teenager who died in an Austrian avalanche was one of at least 20 to die in snow-related carnage in Europe.