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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 […]

Turkish families bury miners as toll rises to 282

Turkish families bury miners as toll rises to 282

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — Women sang songs about departed miners Thursday over the graves of relatives killed in Turkey’s worst mining accident, even as more hearses pulled up and backhoes dug more graves around them. Rescue teams recovered eight more victims, raising the death toll to 282, with 142 people still unaccounted for. The disaster […]

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 […]

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 […]

US planes in hunt for Nigeria girls

US planes in hunt for Nigeria girls

The search for missing schoolgirls in Nigeria is being supported by US surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. Nigeria’s National Orientation Agency said the government will “use whatever kind of action” it takes to free the 276 students kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram. A spokesman said: “At the moment, because all options are open, we are […]

’20 miners killed’ in Turkey blast

’20 miners killed’ in Turkey blast

Turkey: Up to 20 miners have been reported killed and as many as 300 are trapped underground after a n explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey. Twenty people were rescued from the mine in the town of Soma in Manisa province but one later died in the hospital, Soma administrator Mehmet […]

Grenade injures 26 at Bosnia club

Grenade injures 26 at Bosnia club

A man threw a hand grenade into a nightclub in Bosnia, wounding 26 people, then called police to complain that bouncers had beaten him up afterwards, police said. Six of the victims were seriously injured in the incident in Velika Kladusa, western Bosnia. Police said that an hour after the attack they arrested the 30-year-old […]

Migrants killed as boat sinks in Italy

Migrants killed as boat sinks in Italy

A boat crowded with migrants has sunk in the Mediterranean just beyond Libya’s territorial waters, leaving at least 14 dead, according to the Italian navy, which helped rescue more than 200 survivors. The navy said “at the moment 14 bodies have been recovered”. There was no estimate of the number of possible missing because it […]