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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 […]

Final phase of India elections

Final phase of India elections

Millions of Indian voters in the world’s biggest democracy are wrapping up a mammoth national election with the final day of polling in three states. With 814 million eligible voters, India has been voting in phases over six weeks, with results expected on Friday. The main Hindu opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) went into the […]

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 […]

UN urged to act over Nigerian hostage girls

UN urged to act over Nigerian hostage girls

A leading Nigerian rights group is urging the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Islamic extremists who abducted 276 schoolgirls, saying concern and condemnation are not enough. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project said it is time for the council to “act decisively”. The cost of inaction is “too high to contemplate”, they said. […]

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