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Concordia skipper says gravity forced him off disaster ship

Costa Concordia captain

The captain of the Costa Concordia told his manslaughter trial Wednesday that gravity not cowardice had been behind his decision to abandon ship with passengers and crew still aboard.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pastor, driver charged over deadly Colombia bus fire


A church pastor and a bus driver face up to 60 years in prison after they were charged Friday over an inferno on an overcrowded bus that killed 33 children in Colombia.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 crew of South Korean ferry charged with manslaughter

People weep during a rally to pay tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 3, 2014. Divers battled strong currents and wind Saturday to search unopened rooms in a sunken South Korean ferry for dozens of missing passengers, officials said Saturday. AP

The captain and three other crew members of the ferry that sank off South Korea last month were indicted Thursday on charges of manslaughter through gross negligence, a prosecutor said.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand riveted by jet-setting monk scandal

In this photo taken Monday, July 15, 2013, a photo of fugitive ex-monk Wirapol Sukphol, left, is shown by Songkran Artchariyasarp, a lawyer and Buddhist activist in Bangkok, Thailand. Now Wirapol is at the center of the biggest religious scandal the predominantly Buddhist country has seen in years. AP

He’s known as Thailand’s jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promiscuity and alleged crimes ranging from statutory rape to manslaughter.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Oregon Hunter acquitted of killing man mistaken for bear


An Oregon hunter has been found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of a Marine reservist from California he says he mistook for a bear.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »