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Few world industrial disasters have killed 1,000

By Sat, May 11, 2013 11:10AM UTC

More than 1,000 bodies have been pulled from the Bangladesh garment factory building that collapsed last month. Very few other industrial accidents in world history have had such a high death toll. They include: — April 26, 1986: A reactor meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in present-day Ukraine spews

Search ends for 2 Australians lost off cruise ship

By Sat, May 11, 2013 11:08AM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — Two Australians plunged off a cruise ship into the ocean despite higher-than-required railings to prevent accidental falls, the cruise company said Friday as authorities called off the search for the couple missing for two days. Surveillance video showed the couple going over the railing about the same

Bangladesh workers see possible survivor in rubble

By Fri, May 10, 2013 6:18PM UTC

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescue workers in Bangladesh say they may have found a survivor buried amid the wreckage of a garment factory building that collapsed 17 days ago. Workers at the site had been clearing the rubble since the collapse April 24. More than 2,500 people were rescued in

SKorea leader sacks spokesman amid abuse claims

By Fri, May 10, 2013 5:07PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Park Geun-hye’s office says she has fired her chief spokesman after a “disgraceful incident” during Park’s trip to the United States. Media reports say the spokesman was accused of sexual abuse. The presidential Blue House said Friday on its website that unspecified actions by

Cruise company: Australian couple’s fall likely no accident

By Fri, May 10, 2013 3:39PM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — The cruise ship railing over which an Australian couple fell into the ocean was higher than industry regulations required and was designed to prevent accidental falls, a spokeswoman for the cruise company said Friday as an intense search continued for the missing passengers. Paul Rossington, a 30-year-old