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Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom

In this image taken from video from Mokpo Coast Guard, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by South Korean Coast guard in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul. AP

Dive teams raced Friday to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loomed and the victims’ families angrily pressed officials to wrap up the recovery effort.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

LTRFB denies Victory Liner appeal

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has denied the appeal of Victory Liner seeking to overturn its
decision to temporarily suspend 42 bus units following a deadly accident early this week.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

16 CADPI sugar refinery workers now out of danger after toxic shower in Batangas

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The Central Azucarera Don Pedro Inc. (CADPI) assured its stakeholders on Wednesday that the 16 casual workers who were injured in its sugar refinery in Nasugbu, Batangas on Good Friday have all been declared “out of danger.”

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

A helicopter and an ambulance are seen at the Jamijarvi Airfield, southwest Finland, on Sunday April 20, 2014. A small passenger plane carrying parachuters fell to the ground near the airfield on Sunday afternoon. The police say that there are more than three victims. Three people out of 11 on the plane were rescued. AP

Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest—official

Family members of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry as his body is brought to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. AP FILE PHOTO

Nepal called off the search Sunday for three local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest that killed 13 of their colleagues, a tourism ministry official said.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

South Korean rescue team members work to rescue passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. AP

A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bad weather halts rescue after deadliest Everest disaster

The body of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, is carried to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Bad weather suspended searches Sunday on Mount Everest for three Nepalese sherpa guides still missing after an avalanche killed 13 of their colleagues in the deadliest accident on the world’s highest peak.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Korea ferry captain defends actions, bodies seen in ship

South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the waters off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea on Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers Saturday finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies

Lee Joon-Seok (center), captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized at sea off the coast of Jindo, is interviewed at Mokpo police station in Mokpo on April 17, 2014. AFP

Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Carbon monoxide leak suffocates 20 in Catbalogan City

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A carbon monoxide leak from a generator set sickened participants of a Department of Education meeting on Wednesday in Catbalogan City, Samar.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

: In this image released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions and taken Saturday, May 18, 2013, climbers navigate the Hillary Step just below the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said Monday. AP

An avalanche swept Mount Everest’s slopes on Friday along a route used to climb the world’s highest peak, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the worst disaster to hit climbers on the mountain, officials said.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several firefighters, injured. AP

Fifteen people were injured, including at least five firefighters, when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bus-truck collision snarls traffic in NLEx

North Luzon Expressway. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A passenger bus and a truck collided in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Tuesday afternoon, snarling traffic in the area, the NLEx management said.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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