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15 crew indicted over S. Korea ferry disaster

15 crew indicted over S. Korea ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s prosecutors on Thursday indicted 15 crew members over last month’s ferry sinking, four of them on homicide charges, in a disaster has left more than 300 people dead or missing. Prosecutors said they brought homicide charges against the ship’s captain and three other crew members because they failed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul Walker Crash: Driver’s Widow Sues Porsche

Paul Walker Crash: Driver’s Widow Sues Porsche

The widow of the man who was driving the car that crashed killing actor Paul Walker is suing Porsche claiming it designed a faulty vehicle. Roger Rodas and the Fast & Furious star were killed in the high-speed accident in Santa Clarita, California, in November 2013. Kristine Rodas claims the company’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT […]

First lady slams Nigeria kidnapping

First lady slams Nigeria kidnapping

Michelle Obama has criticised the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an “unconscionable act” carried out by a terrorist group determined to keep them from getting an education – “or grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls”. Taking over the president’s weekly radio and internet address on the eve of […]

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