Jun 6, 2016

Storm-water surge kills four hikers in Taiwan

Surging waters triggered by torrential rain left four people dead and one missing in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon, officials said Monday. Dramatic footage from local media showed a huge wave rushing down the Beishi River in ...

Jun 2, 2016

Family will not sue Cincinnati Zoo over child-gorilla incident

The family of a 3-year-old boy who fell into an animal enclosure, prompting the killing of an endangered gorilla, said on Wednesday that it would not sue the Cincinnati Zoo over the incident. The family, whose name has been withheld by police, said through ...

Jun 2, 2016

Kangaroo ruptures Australian woman's breast implants

A kangaroo jumped onto a woman cycling in South Australia, rupturing her breast implants and using her as a “little airbag,” she told local media Tuesday. Sharon Heinrich, 45, was on the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley with her friend when the “cute” ...

May 31, 2016

Passenger hurt in sudden decompression aboard ANA plane

A passenger suffered a ruptured eardrum during decompression on an All Nippon Airways flight carrying 170 people last week, the transport ministry said Tuesday. ANA Flight NH561 bound for Kochi Airport took off from Tokyo’s Haneda airport at around 8:20 a.m. Friday but returned ...

Ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard, rescued migrants say

May 29, 2016

Ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard, rescued migrants say

Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this past week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday. Three vessels carrying migrants already are confirmed to have sunk or capsized ...

May 28, 2016

Small WWII-era plane crashes in Hudson River; pilot missing

A small World War II vintage plane celebrating its 75th anniversary crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and search efforts were continuing for the pilot, authorities said. The plane, a P-47 Thunderbolt, crashed on a part of ...