Investigators say the derailment of a passenger train from Moscow to St Petersburg was caused by a terrorist attack. The Nevski Express derailed late on Friday, killing at least 26 people and injuring close to 100 others.
At least eight people were killed and two more injured in an explosion at a Russian navy arms and munitions depot in Ulyanovsk, south-east of Moscow. A similar blast took place at the same depot just 10 days ago.
Up to 245 passengers of a sunken Indonesian ferry have been pulled out of choppy waters off the coast of Sumatra while at least 29 people were killed, officials say. Indonesian ferries have a poor safety record and overloading is a common practice.
According to the latest official statistics, there were almost 3,200 people killed in Chinese coal mines in 2008 and some 3,800 others the year before, though labour groups say the actual figure could be much higher.
A high-speed train connecting the western Indian city of Jodhpur to the capital, New Delhi, derailed shortly after departing, killing seven people and injuring around 26, according to police officials.
Two firemen died while fighting massive fires caused by blasts at an arms depot outside the central Russian city of Ulyanovsk. More than 40 people who were feared missing were found alive and well in a bomb shelter.