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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 […]

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 […]