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Disasters

  1. india
    India Sees 400,000 New Cases in a Day: COVID-Crisis UpdatesThere’s still no end in sight.
  2. disasters
    A Few Thoughts About the Big BoatSometimes we all get stuck.
  3. speculation
    It Sure Looks Like the Ukrainian Airliner May Have Been Accidentally Shot DownIt’s early, and new facts will emerge. But that scenario certainly fits better with what we now know than the official explanation of engine failure.
  4. awful things
    Russian Airliner Crashes Near Moscow, Killing 71The cause of the crash is still unknown, but terrorism doesn’t seem to be suspected.
  5. foreign affairs
    Cape Town’s Water Crisis Should Be a Warning to the WorldMajor cities running dry are a predictable consequence of climate change, population growth, and poor water management.
  6. hurricane irma
    Hurricane Irma Continues Devastating March Across CaribbeanThe Category 5 storm is moving past the Dominican Republic. Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas are bracing for the hurricane’s next blow.
  7. uk
    As U.K. Races to Prevent Another High-Rise Disaster, Lax Regulation Draws BlameSixty British high-rises have already failed fire-safety tests following the devastating Grenfell Tower inferno. Hundreds more may still be at risk.
  8. ‘Unprecedented’ Fire Destroys London Apartment BuildingAround 600 people were in the high-rise.
  9. 6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Central Italy, Killing at Least 37 PeopleThe quake was felt as far away as Rome and Venice.
  10. awful things
    Myanmar Landslide Kills More Than 120 MinersMany more are still missing.
  11. russian plane crash
    What Brought Down the Russian Metrojet Flight Over Egypt?A malfunction or malice — and at whose hand?
  12. At Least 260 Dead After Massive Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan“Significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread.”
  13. disasters
    Dams Fail Across South Carolina As Floodwaters Kill 19The state is still grappling with the fallout from the historic rainfall. 
  14. disasters
    Stampede Leaves More Than 700 Dead Near Mecca [Updated]It could be the most fatal Hajj disaster since 1990. 
  15. disasters
    Commercial Flight Carrying 54 People Crashes in Indonesia Search-and-rescue teams haven’t yet been able to reach the wreckage.
  16. disasters
    Hundreds of Bodies Recovered From Capsized Ship in ChinaThe disaster’s death toll is now nearly 400.
  17. china
    Chinese Authorities Flip Ship That Sank Back Over No more survivors are expected.
  18. transportation
    Hundreds of Tourists Missing After Ship Capsizes in ChinaAt least 15 survivors have been found.
  19. disasters
    Earthquake in Nepal Kills More Than 2,500 [Updated]The 7.8-magnitude quake struck just 50 miles from Kathmandu.
  20. awful things
    As Many As 900 People Dead in Mediterranean Shipwreck [Updated]The boat was carrying people fleeing the chaos Libya.
  21. disasters
    One Black Box Recovered From AirAsia WreckageThey’ve also located the cockpit voice recorder.
  22. disasters
    Tail of AirAsia Jet Found at the Bottom of the Java SeaThe discovery could lead to the location of the plane’s black boxes.
  23. disasters
    Officials Confirm Bodies and Wreckage Are From AirAsia JetThe plane went down on the coast of Borneo.
  24. Fire on Greek Ferry Leaves at Least 10 Dead, Dozens Injured “It was like a scene from hell,” said one passenger.
  25. disasters
    Officials Believe AirAsia Jet Is ‘at the Bottom of the Sea’Search crews have spotted oily patches and “suspicious” objects.
  26. disasters
    Rescuers Working to Save People on Burning FerryThe boat is drifting off the coast of Albania.
  27. disasters
    AirAsia Plane Carrying 162 People Missing Somewhere Over Java Sea Search operations have been suspended for the night.
  28. very sad things
    6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Kills at Least 367 People in China [Updated]It was the strongest tremor to hit the Yunnan province in 14 years. 
  29. disasters
    Pro-Russia Rebels Seize Bodies of Malaysia Airlines Crash Victims And the plane’s black boxes.
  30. explanations
    Why Were Some Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims Found Without Their Clothes?An explanation.
  31. crimes and misdemeanors
    Entire South Korean Ferry Crew Now in Police Custody 115 people remain missing.
  32. very sad things
    Divers Continue Grim Task of Recovering Bodies From Sunken South Korean FerryMany of them with broken fingers from trying to escape.
  33. very sad things
    South Korean President Says Ferry Crew’s Actions Were ‘Murderous’As four more crew members are detained.
  34. very sad things
    Captain and Crew Members of Sunken South Korean Ferry ArrestedThe third mate steering the Sewol had no experience navigating the rough waters where the disaster occurred.
  35. very sad things
    Man Rescued From Sunken South Korean Ferry Hangs Himself; Captain Faces ArrestMore terrible news from the ongoing tragedy.
  36. disasters
    South Korean Ferry Survivors Say Evacuation Orders Came Too Late285 people remain missing.
  37. very sad things
    Trapped Students Texted From Sinking Ship283 people are still unaccounted for.
  38. scary things
    Two East Harlem Buildings Collapse After Explosion and Fire [Updated]Two people were killed.
  39. disasters
    West Virginia Is Gradually Getting Its Tap Water BackBut it’s going to take days.
  40. disasters
    300,000 People in West Virginia Haven’t Been Able to Use Tap Water for DaysBecause of a chemical spill.
  41. London Theater Ceiling Collapse Injures ScoresMany thought it was part of the play.
  42. disasters
    Watch Asiana Flight 214’s Crash in Horrifying New DetailThanks to the NTSB’s investigative hearing.
  43. very sad things
    Super Typhoon May Have Killed at Least 1,000 People in the PhilippinesIt’s being called one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall.
  44. disasters
    Time Warner Cable Is Having a Giant Internet Outage [Updated]It’s not you, it’s them.
  45. Workers Missing, Injured in Florida Propane Plant Explosion [Updated]Unknown injuries in a big explosion.
  46. Spanish Train Driver Charged With 79 Homicides, Released on BailReportedly told judge he was traveling too fast.
  47. asiana airlines
    Asiana Might Sue KTVU, NTSB Over Fake Pilot NamesApparently their apologies weren’t enough.
  48. disasters
    Bay Area TV Station Airs Fake Asiana Pilot Names, NTSB Intern Is Blamed And a third passenger from the flight has died.
  49. disasters
    Asiana 214 Pilots Initially Delayed Evacuation OrderUntil a flight attendant spotted fire.
  50. disasters
    NTSB Accused of Encouraging ‘Wild Speculation,’ Blaming Pilots for Asiana CrashBy being too forthcoming about its investigation.
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