274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief and flashes of anger, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again Wednesday, struggling to carry bodies covered in blankets. The corpses’ faces were as black as the coal they worked on daily. There […]

Air India Dreamliner windshield cracks midair

Air India Dreamliner windshield cracks midair

NEW DELHI: Almost 250 passengers on board a Boeing Dreamliner flying from Frankfurt to Delhi had a close shave when the aircraft’s windshield cracked minutes after taking off. The Dreamliner (VT-ANK) had to then had to immediately turn back for Frankfurt and landed safely. The latest windshield crack happened last Friday (May 9) when the […]

How black holes swallow stars

How black holes swallow stars

Researchers have revealed how black holes swallow stars. Tamara Bogdanovic, Assistant Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said black holes by themselves do not emit light and that their best chance to discover them in distant galaxies is if they interact with stars and gas that are around them. Bogdanovic explained that […]

List of fatal mine disasters in recent years

List of fatal mine disasters in recent years

A list of some recent fatal mine disasters around the world: — 2013: 83 workers are buried by a massive landslide at a gold mining site in a mountainous area of Tibet, east of Lhasa, according to Chinese state media. — 2012: At least 60 people dead after a landslide at a gold mine in […]

238 dead in Turkey coal mine explosion

238 dead in Turkey coal mine explosion

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — Women wailed uncontrollably, men knelt sobbing and others just stared in disbelief outside a coal mine in western Turkey as rescue workers removed a steady stream of bodies Wednesday from an underground explosion and fire that killed at least 238 workers. The fate of an estimated 120 miners remained unclear in […]

What makes mining in Turkey so dangerous?

What makes mining in Turkey so dangerous?

The mining disaster that killed more than 200 workers in Turkey has underscored the health and safety problems in the country’s mining sector. Experts say poor oversight from regulators, a weak health and safety culture and an uneducated and unorganized workforce have contributed to making Turkey a particularly dangerous country in which to be a […]

Afghan election results face possible delay: Officials

Afghan election results face possible delay: Officials

Kabul: Afghanistan may delay announcing presidential election results as fraud complaints have yet to be processed, officials said today, though a run-off vote is expected to be held next month. Full results from the April 5 election were released late last month, and the final declaration that was due tomorrow will factor in the outcome […]

Militants attack NATO supply terminal in Pakistan

Militants attack NATO supply terminal in Pakistan

Kabul: Pakistani troops on Wednesday foiled an attack on a NATO supply terminal in the northwest, killing one attacker and forcing others to flee, officials said. The attack was mounted in the Jamrud area of the Khyber tribal district that borders Afghanistan, said government official Ali Sher. “The militants started firing on the terminal and […]

Pakistan tells two Indian journalists to leave within week

Pakistan tells two Indian journalists to leave within week

Islamabad: Pakistan has told both Indian journalists stationed in Islamabad that they must leave within a week, the journalists told, saying they had been informed that their visas would not be renewed. The move came amid simmering tensions between Pakistan’s powerful military and a civilian government that appears dovish towards archrival India, where Hindu nationalist […]