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# Disaster

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'Stay put' policy and building cladding blamed in report into Grenfell Tower inferno
72 people lost their lives in the tower block blaze.
UFC fighter accidentally knocks himself out with body slam
Jarrod ‘The Monkey God’ Brooks won’t want to watch this one back…
Hawaii faces hottest and fastest lava yet with flows covering six football fields in an hour
“It can’t get hotter than where we are,” said a scientist from the US Geological Survey.
Sergio's Masters defence goes up in smoke as he hits FIVE balls in the water on one hole
We all know how you feel, Sergio.
World champion Christie's luck out again as she leaves without Olympic medal after disqualification
The Winter Olympics are over for Elise Christie, who has once again endured a miserable campaign in Pyeongchang.
Nightmare 2018 opener for Ireland's Sam Bennett as he's forced way down the field in Oz
He suffered a late mechanical issue.
'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone
The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.
'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200
A total of 70,000 have been displaced or otherwise affected by the storm.
Frantic searches continue as 30 children are still missing after Mexico earthquake
Over 40 buildings collapsed in the capital.
Five men to appear in court over Hillsborough disaster
In all, 96 people died as a result of the 1989 tragedy.
Trump arrives in Houston to see devastation left by Hurricane Harvey
At least 42 people have been killed and up to 50,000 homes damaged.
Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole
A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace and flooded 11 homes on 15 July.
At least six dead and 31 missing after Colombian tourist boat sinks
Regional authorities said the boat was carrying 170 people.
Staff at the festival-that-never-was are not going to get paid for their work
The festival came in for huge criticism in April when thousands of ticket holders arrived in the Bahamas where they were promised a luxury getaway.
Tony Adams' time in charge of Granada got off to the worst possible start
The Spanish club’s survival bid was dented tonight as they went down to a poor defeat to Celta Vigo.
From Champions League miracles to the brink of disaster - the story of Liverpool in the '00s
Author and journalist Simon Hughes chats to The42 about a whirlwind decade for the Reds.
DJ disaster: Johnson in doubt for Masters after falling down stairs
The world number one has injured his back at his rental property.
Jockey banned for 28 days after losing this race with a nightmare mistake
James Ridley and Lookslikerainted had the 4.45 at Newbury all sewn up – and then…
Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors
More than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel.
Paramedics, full-body cramps and regrets: Don't make a mess of your first marathon like I did
Common pitfalls of novice runners are well known but still catch many out every year.
Pope Francis pays surprise visit to town devastated by earthquake
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke tweeted pictures of the pope greeting youngsters and shaking hands with a visibly-moved middle-aged man.
"Insults towards the Stardust victims" submission delivered to Attorney General
The submission details all the “errors and omissions” of both the Keane Tribunal and the Coffey Review of the 1981 fire tragedy.
'Don't be afraid to scream your suffering': Italy mourns victims of earthquake
Italy’s head of state earlier paid tribute to the “extraordinary effort” of more than 4,000 rescue professionals and volunteers who helped with the rescue effort.
DNA samples taken from relatives in effort to identify victims of EgyptAir disaster
Sources close to the investigation have denied that evidence of explosives has been found among the crash debris.
Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400
The earthquake is the biggest tragedy of its kind in Ecuador in 67 years.
Chilling two-minute video captures 'stunning decay' of Chernobyl exclusion zone
Chernobyl was the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster .
Open thread: Tell us your worst Valentine's Day date stories
Share the pain…
It's 30 years since a space shuttle exploded on live tv while the world watched
The Challenger disaster of 28 January 1986 killed seven astronauts, including Christa McAuliffe – the first ever teacher in space.
Hoverboards basically ruined Christmas and here's the evidence
OH, oh no.
11 people who’ve already been traumatised by the tin of Roses
Or tub. Either way, it’s not going well.
This mam spectacularly misunderstood the cry laughing emoji
With mortifying results.
Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee
At least eight people have been reported missing.
Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone
30 years on from the disaster no human life remains, but the same cannot be said for wildlife.
Families attend Berkeley balcony testing as legal battles loom
The balcony remains have undergone ‘destructive testing’ to discover the source of its structural damage.
Four dead, 12 critical after crash between tour bus and amphibious vehicle
The crash happened on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge at about 7pm Irish time.
The final Irish survivor of the Berkeley tragedy has arrived home
Hannah Waters was the last of the Irish students injured in the tragedy to return home.
Calls for 'death sentence' for doomed ship's captain as death toll reaches 396
There are thousands of soldiers involved in the rescue operation.
Despite scoring, Gerrard's final Liverpool game turned into a bit of a nightmare
Jon Walters scored, as the Reds were beaten 6-1 at the Britannia Stadium.
14 times everything inexplicably worked out just fine
Just when it looks like it’s all over, it turns out OK.
Baby pulled from rubble 24 hours after Nepal earthquake
Photos have emerged showing the infant being rescued by Nepalese military officers.