Shanghai nixes famed lantern festival after deadly stampede

Jan 11, 2015

Shanghai nixes famed lantern festival after deadly stampede

China's financial hub of Shanghai said Sunday it was canceling its famed Lunar New Year lantern festival in the wake of a stampede that left 36 people dead. The announcement illustrates the spreading effects of the Jan. 1 disaster, in which surging crowds trampled people ...

2015 begins with tragedy in Shanghai, fireworks elsewhere

Jan 2, 2015

2015 begins with tragedy in Shanghai, fireworks elsewhere

Revelers crowded New York's Times Square and converged on the beaches of Brazil and skyscrapers of Dubai to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters. But tragedy struck in Shanghai, Baghdad was ...

Jan 2, 2015

Huge fire razes Philippine shanties, killing three

A huge blaze believed to have been ignited by firecrackers razed nearly a thousand shanties and killed three people in a creekside slum in the Philippine capital, one of more than a dozen fires across the country linked to raucous New Year's celebrations. Strong winds ...