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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Tales from a ship wreck, a war and a nightclub

Ishmael Beah 's family was killed by rebel soldiers in Sierra Leone. Lisa See became fascinated with her father's Chinese ancestry.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Dominican Republic, Central America, The New School, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

Oil tanker trains spark anger, fear, questions

Hundreds of people packed the Plattsburgh City Hall Auditorium in Northern New York, last night to hear from experts and to voice their own concerns about the growing traffic of oil tanker trains passing through the North Country.


Related Topix: Plattsburgh, NY, New York, Canada, Train Disaster

10 hrs ago | Voice of America

Recent Boat Tragedies Mark Deadly Journey for Migrants

VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATHMembers of Libya's coast guard recover the body of a migrant who drowned off Tripoli's coast, August 23, 2014.


Fri Aug 29, 2014


Boater rescued: 'We thought we were going to die'

Paul Brenneman WESH 2's Stewart Moore about spending 26 hours in the ocean and clinging to a capsized boat with his 72-year-old father before they were rescued off the Dixie County coast.


Brandon Sun

Werner Franz, believed to be last surviving crew member of Hindenburg disaster, dies

File - This May 6, 1937 file photo, taken at almost the split second that the Hindenburg exploded, shows the 804-foot German zeppelin just before the second and third explosions send the ship crashing to the earth over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, N.J. Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German ... (more)


Related Topix: Lakehurst, NJ, Air Accidents, US Military, US Navy


Charlotte man drowns after boat sinks in SC lake

The Saluda County Coroner's Office has identified a Charlotte man as the victim in a late Thursday night drowning in Prosperity.


The Lebanon Daily News

Boat flips near Dominican coast; at least 1 death

Dominican authorities are searching for survivors after a boat carrying about 20 migrants apparently capsized off the eastern tip of the country.



At least 10 die as boat capsizes in Nigeria

At least 10 people died in Nigeria on Friday when a boat carrying 35 passengers bound for Port Harcourt capsized and sank, a rescue official and local government spokesman said.


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, World News,

ABC News

Boat Flips Near Dominican Coast; at Least 1 Death

Authorities in the Dominican Republic searched Friday for survivors after a small boat carrying about 20 migrants capsized off the eastern tip of the country as they apparently tried to reach Puerto Rico.


DNA India

South Korea ferry disaster: Captain says lack of checks on ship was customary

The captain of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea's worst maritime accident in decades told a court on Friday he was just following established practice in not making safety checks before the vessel set off, Yonhap news agency reported.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Park Geun-hye,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Judge orders trial for motorist accused in hit-and-run death

A motorist who allegedly took off after hitting a female transient in the middle of Interstate 5 near downtown San Diego must stand trial on a charge of hit-and-run causing death, a judge ruled Thursday.


Related Topix: Oak Park (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA

The Age

Call shifts MH370 search focus

Shortly after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight path.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, World News, Malaysia, Australia, Oceania

The Washington Post

New Ship Rules Come Amid Worst Barge Spills Since 2008: Freight

Tighter regulation of U.S. ships carrying record exports of diesel and gasoline is coming amid the worst year for oil spills from barges since 2008.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Washington, DC, Science / Technology


7 Ingenious Weapons From History That Should Never Have Worked

Human ingenuity has a way of triumphing over basic logic, and weapons design is one area where impractical ideas and designs have actually worked out.


Related Topix: Business News

CBC News

Alun and Morgan Phillips rescued after hours clinging to capsized boat in Lake Ontario

Alun Phillips and his 13-year-old daughter spend a soggy, cold evening in Lake Ontario after their catamaran capsized Tuesday.


Edmonton Journal

Woman, 62, survives eight days in northern Saskatchewan wilderness after husband dies

A 62-year-old woman from Prince Albert survived alone in the wilderness for more than a week after her 66-year-old husband died when their canoe tipped over on Kinosaskaw Lake near a set of rapids called Needle Falls Four men on a fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan found the body of a missing canoeist, a discovery that led to the rescue of the ... (more)



2 bodies retrieved from Daboya boat accident

Two bodies have so far been retrieved from the Daboya River following a search embarked upon by the Marine Police personnel and a local search party on Wednesday morning.


Copenhagen Post

Four dead, one missing after tragic boat accident in Greenland

What's been described as a 'party boat' belonging to a local Greenlandic man apparently sunk on Tuesday night leaving four dead and one man, the boat's owner, missing.



Boater charged in June drownings on Susquehanna River

A boater is charged with homicide by watercraft after the PA Fish and Boat Commission says he overloaded his fishing boat and did not have life jackets on board when his boat capsized and two other men drowned in June.


Related Topix: Peach Bottom, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fire Brigade crash

Three people suffered minor injuries when a car was involved in a collision with a fire engine in Dublin's north inner city.