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Japan Oil Tanker Explosion Leaves Four Hurt

Japan Oil Tanker Explosion Leaves Four Hurt

One person is missing and four people have been seriously hurt after an oil tanker exploded off the coast of Japan. The blast and subsequent fire aboard the 998-tonne vessel Shoko-Maru sent towers of billowing acrid smoke into the sky near Himeji port, around 280 miles west of Tokyo. Coastguard ships battled the blaze on […]

Reports: 4 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram

Reports: 4 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram

Four of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month from a village school by the Boko Haram insurgent group have escaped their captors, according to a local official, Nigerian newspaper reports. Bana Lawan, chairman of the Chibok Local Government Area, said on Wednesday that the four girls escaped their captors on Tuesday, both […]

Report: ‘Pings’ may have never come from Flight 370

Report: ‘Pings’ may have never come from Flight 370

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A U.S. Navy spokesman on Thursday dismissed as “speculative and premature” an American expert’s reported comments that the acoustic “pings” at the center of the search for the missing Malaysian plane did not come from the jet’s black boxes. CNN reported that the Navy’s civilian deputy director of ocean engineering, Michael […]

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 […]