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  • Toilets in Japan
    • Japanese toilet industries agreed to standardize the iconography of electric toilet seat controls in order to make them less confusing for users. (The Japan Times) (BBC) (The Guardian) (Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association)
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  • Search continues for missing firefighters in Tehran's Plasco Building site after the building's deadly fire and collapsing last day. (CNN)
  • 2017 Rigopiano avalanche
    • Italian emergency crews rescue 10 people, including four children, from 16½ feet of snow and wreckage from the luxury Hotel Rigopiano following yesterday's Gran Sasso mountain avalanche. Searchers find four bodies, while families of at least 16 people still missing wait for news. (CBS News)
  • 2017 Verona bus crash
    • A bus carrying Hungarian students crashes near Verona in northern Italy with at least 18 people dead and 50 injured. (The Telegraph), (BBC)
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  • Uber agrees to pay $20 million to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission claims the company exaggerated prospective earnings and downplayed the costs of buying/leasing a car when recruiting new drivers. (Reuters)
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  • Operation Car Wash
    • A small plane carrying Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki crashes into the sea near the tourist town of Paraty in the state of Rio de Janeiro, killing the magistrate and two other people. Zavascki had been handling the politically-charged Operation Car Wash corruption trials. (Reuters)
  • The 17-story Plasco Building collapses after a blaze in Tehran, Iran. The building was evacuated but 30 firefighters have been killed in the collapse. (Deutsche Welle), (AP)
  • An eruption on Bogoslof Island of the Aleutian Islands disrupts air transportation routes, distributing tephra over populated areas, including Kodiak Island, 660 miles (1,060 km) away from the volcano. (Alaska Dispatch News)
  • 2017 Rigopiano avalanche
    • An Italian rescue official says a number of people have been killed by an avalanche, possibly connected to Wednesday's earthquakes, that buried a ski resort on a slope of the Gran Sasso mountain in Italy's Abruzzo region. About 30 guests and staff were at the hotel. The only survivors are two men who had been outside when the disaster struck. (BBC) (Daily Express) (Reuters)
  • At least 15 children are killed and 45 more are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Etah, India. (BBC)
  • At least six Britons from Manchester and Glasgow are killed in a bus crash in Saudi Arabia while they were on pilgrimage. (The Guardian)
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