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4 hrs ago | ABC News

Flooding in Nepal Kills US Tourist, Capsizes Boat

Officials in Nepal say a tourist from United States died while trying to cross a flooded river in western Nepal and an overcrowded boat crossing another swollen river capsized leaving at least two people missing.


5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

B.C. mining boom, recent tailings pond bust prompt environmental fears in Alaska

Heather Hardcastle has spent her life fishing for salmon at the mouth of the Taku River, which starts in a remote corner of northwestern British Columbia before dumping into the ocean near her home in Juneau, Alaska.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Juneau, AK, Environment, Science

9 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Phayao bus crash kills four

Four people died and seven injured when a 10-wheeled truck rammed a Chiang Khong-bound bus Wednesday night, sending them both into a ravine.


Related Topix: Thailand, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Navy puts 50-foot sailboat up for public auction

The Navy put a sailboat up for public auction Wednesday. It's a three-hulled, 50-foot contour sailboat built in the mid 2000s.


Related Topix: San Diego, CA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Police identify driver of boat that crashed on Lake Quinsigamond, injuring 4

One person is in critical condition today after a boat slammed into a construction barge on Lake Quinsigamond about 1 this morning.


Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA, Worcester, MA, Millbury, MA, Northbridge, MA


Official: Submerged boat delayed retrieval of body

The U.S. Coast Guard this week spent 17 hours covering 38 square miles of the Houston Ship Channel searching for a missing shrimp boat captain whose body was ultimately found by his father in the capsized vessel.


BBC News

Service for Marchioness boat victims

Relatives of 51 people who died when the Marchioness pleasure boat sank in the River Thames in London have gathered at a service to remember them 25 years on.


Related Topix: Greater London County, England, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Train Disaster,

KHOU-TV Houston

Missing boater found dead, pinned under the water

Crews have officially called off the search for a missing man, the captain of a fishing boat that capsized near Cedar Bayou Monday afternoon.


The New Zealand Herald

Prime Minister takes pot-shot at Greens

Soon after claiming voters were being turned off by dirty politics, Prime Minister John Key has taken a shot at Green Party co-leader Russel Norman, saying he must have been smoking dope to believe the Greens could pay off debt faster than National.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Age

South Korea families oppose ferry disaster legislation that has bipartisan backing

Seoul: South Korean ruling and opposition party leaders have agreed on legislation to investigate April's Sewol ferry disaster more deeply, but a spokesman for families of the victims said they would oppose the bill.


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

The Fresno Bee

Junction fire: New crews arrive in Oakhurst to battle blaze

Fresh fire crews from around the state are rushing to eastern Madera County, south of Yosemite National Park, to battle the Junction fire as authorities brace for high temperatures and renewed winds, which could rekindle embers and again send flames toward homes in Oakhurst and Bass Lake.


Related Topix: Oakhurst, CA, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA, Madera County, CA, Bass Lake, CA


Lax safety measures, poor training led to fatal Lac-Megantic rail disaster

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says many factors contributed to the Lac-Megantic train derailment in 2013, including lax safety measures at the company that owned the runaway train.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Canada


Exceptional Iceberg to Blame for Titanic Disaster?

The iceberg thought to have been hit by Titanic, photographed by the chief steward of the liner Prinz Adalbert on the morning of 15 April 1912.


The New Zealand Herald

Pistorius brother out of ICU after car crash

Whaleoil blogger criticises Key's former press secretary for going to ground and not speaking out about accusations in Hager book.


Related Topix: Drugs, Missouri

WATE-TV Knoxville

Sevierville police looking for driver involved in crash with 7-year-old boy on bicycle

A tanker truck collided with a bridge support on I-65 at Peytonsville Road and burst into flames early Friday morning.


Related Topix: Sevierville, TN, Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Mon Aug 18, 2014


3 rescued, 1 missing after fishing boat overturns in Cedar Bayou

Aug. 18, 2014: One person is still missing after a fishing vessel overturned near the Ship Channel.


Related Topix: Baytown, TX

The Age

Scores killed in flooding in Nepal and India

Villagers transport their bicycles on a boat through the flooded areas of Morigaon district in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam on Monday.


Related Topix: Weather, India, World News

The New Zealand Herald

What they had to drink to stay alive

Tony Lawton and Gaylene Wilkinson from Takaka recount how they survived a ferry sinking in the Flores Sea near the Island of Sangeang Indonesia.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

York Press

The Foreign Office said British nationals may be involved in the boat accident in Indonesia

Two Britons were said to be among a group of 10 tourists who had to swim more than six hours to safety after their boat sank in rough seas while travelling between islands in Indonesia, it was reported.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, World News


Phoenix-area thunderstorms cause scattered damage, capsize boat

A downed power line downed Sunday evening interrupted power to 500 customers in north Phoenix while 100 customers in Tempe also lost power.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Weather