accidents and disasters
Jul 23, 2014 — A Taiwanese domestic flight that was attempting to land in bad weather related to a strong typhoon crashed near the runway Wednesday on an island off Taiwan's western coast.
Jul 17, 2014 — Vice President Biden says it appears that the Malaysia Airlines jet with nearly 300 people aboard was "blown out of the sky" over eastern Ukraine.
May 18, 2014 — Among them are executives from the mine company. With the death toll at 301, this became Turkey's worst mining disaster.
May 15, 2014 — After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested such accidents are unavoidable, thousands of people flocked to protests calling for his resignation.
May 14, 2014 — Two children were seriously hurt in upstate New York after the inflatable playhouse they were in was sent high into the air by a strong gust of wind.
May 13, 2014 — A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.
May 13, 2014 — The country's energy minister said 780 people were working in the coal mine at the time of the accident.
May 10, 2014 — The balloon hit power lines, and images showed the basket on fire. Witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw people falling from the balloon.
May 4, 2014 — Nine performers were seriously injured Sunday when a support apparatus failed at a show by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Rhode Island.
May 3, 2014 — More than 2,000 people are believed to be dead after a hillside collapsed on part of a remote village in Afghanistan. Heavy rain prompted the landslide, which enclosed hundreds of houses in mud.