Jul 5, 2015

Eleven dead in China building collapse, three missing

Eleven people died when a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 escaping or being rescued. More than 50 workers were in the building in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province when it came down on ...

Capsized ferry's owner, crew face murder charges

Jul 5, 2015

Capsized ferry's owner, crew face murder charges

Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized, killing 59 people, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim Nirvana, ...

Overloading suspected in capsizing of Philippine ferry

Jul 4, 2015

Overloading suspected in capsizing of Philippine ferry

Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster that left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway. Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship’s cargo area ...

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

| Jul 4, 2015

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

Amid rising frustrations over the expensive search for the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether search crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive ...

Jul 2, 2015

At least 36 dead as Philippine ferry capsizes

A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 36 people in the country’s latest maritime tragedy. At least 26 people are still missing after the 33-ton, wooden-hulled Kim Nirvana tipped over in ...

Jul 2, 2015

Second death in Taiwan water park disaster

A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan “color party” at which plumes of decorative powder ignited. Student Liu Chih-wei, 19, suffered burns to almost his entire body in the disaster, which ...

Jul 2, 2015

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. The 22-year-old was part ...