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Deadly protests in India spark suspension of copper smelting plant’s expansion

An Indian court has halted the expansion of a Sterlite Copper smelter after 11 protesters were killed during rallies demanding the closure of the existing plant due to pollution. The Madras High Court in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state ordered to “cease construction and all other activities” related to the expansion of the facility in […]

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Global disasters ‘not so deadly’ but second most costly last year

A new report by the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) showed that 318 natural disasters which occurred last year and affected 122 countries have resulted in lower mortality than in previous years. Floods and hurricanes, as well as landslides and a number of other natural disasters, claimed 9,503 lives compared to […]

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Official kneels before mourning crowd, begs forgiveness for deadly Kemerovo fire

The deputy governor of the Russian region where scores of people were killed in a shopping-mall fire fell to his knees and begged forgiveness from the participants of a demonstration. On Tuesday, several officials from the Kemerovo region attended a mass gathering in which hundreds of locals congregated to mourn the victims of the fire […]

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Harrowing drone footage captures deadly inferno at Russian mall (VIDEO)

The magnitude of the tragedy that struck the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday afternoon, taking the lives of dozens, including many children, has been captured by a drone, as firefighters were battling to contain the blaze. The disaster struck the packed shopping and entertainment complex in Kemerovo at around 4 pm local time on […]

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Moment of deadly An-148 crash in Moscow region caught on CCTV (VIDEO)

The moment of the deadly An-148 passenger plane crash in Moscow region, in which 71 people lost their lives on Sunday, was captured by a surveillance camera installed on a private house near the crash site. The video shows the final moments of the Saratov Airlines plane, which appears to explodes on impact. The time […]

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'The whole bed lifted up’: Witnesses speak to RT from the scene of deadly plane crash

Seventy-one people died when a passenger plane crashed just minutes after take off from Moscow Domodedovo Airport. Emergency teams are working in heavy snowfall to access the crash site, RT’s correspondent Murad Gazdiev reports. The Antonov An-148, operated by Saratov Airlines, took off from Domodedovo for the city of Orsk in the Urals at around […]

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