South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.
New details are emerging Monday after a plane crash killed at least 153 people in Nigeria over the weekend. All passengers aboard the Dana Air plane were killed, but rescue officials are concerned that more deaths will be reported on the ground.
An emergency management official says none of the 147 passengers survived after a Dana Air plane flew into a two-story building in the Iju neighborhood of Lagos on Sunday.
After learning that tourist deaths in Yosemite National Park increased this season compared with a typical year, Mother Jones reporter Kiera Butler asks whether the events that are rearranging the Earth's climate might be the culprit. (more)
Days after the luge accident that killed a Georgian Olympian, we still can't shake the disturbing images and sound of his body flying off the track at 90 mph and striking a steel pole. That trauma was delivered in full high definition by the three major networks, which all reached the same appalling decision to air the footage. (continued)
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 passengers and crew crashed off the coast of Lebanon on Monday. The aircraft, which took off in a severe storm, was seen on fire before it went down. The cause of the crash is officially unknown, but Lebanese officials discounted the possibility of sabotage.
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, after enduring a great deal of hardship on the long road to his current position of sharing power with President Robert Mugabe, was injured and his wife of 31 years was killed in a car accident that occurred Friday when they were on their way to their home outside Harare.
Be it a political gamble or a mix-up of epic proportions, Hamas is being accused of stealing humanitarian aid from UN trucks in the Gaza Strip Due to the thefts, officials say, aid has stopped flowing into the battle-torn territory, where half the population depends on the U shipments for food.