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At least four dead, 18 missing in Colombia landslide

At least four dead, 18 missing in Colombia landslide

Bogota – A landslide killed at least four people and left 18 missing in southwest Colombia, authorities said on Wednesday, as the country grappled once again with the deadly pairing of heavy rains and poor infrastructure. Landslides are common in rural, mountainous areas of Colombia, especially during wetter parts of the year. In April more […]

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Taiwan grounds Mirage jets after plane goes missing

Taiwan grounds Mirage jets after plane goes missing

Taipei – Taiwan’s air force said Wednesday it has grounded all its Mirage jets as it searched for a pilot who went missing while conducting a training mission in one of the French-made fighters. The single-seat Mirage-2000 flown by Captain Ho Tzu-yu disappeared from the radar at 6.43pm (1043 GMT) on Tuesday off the northeast […]

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Mexico mothers dig through nation’s dirt for missing children

Mexico mothers dig through nation’s dirt for missing children

Martha Gonzalez used to have the soft hands of a homemaker. But they have grown callused and leathery since she started digging up bodies in search of her son, Alberto, one of Mexico’s tens of thousands of missing people. Gonzalez lives in Veracruz, in eastern Mexico, a state with an ugly record of corrupt politics […]

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9 killed, 4 missing as Typhoon Doksuri strikes Vietnam

9 killed, 4 missing as Typhoon Doksuri strikes Vietnam

Hanoi – Typhoon Doksuri has killed nine people and left four others missing since it hit Vietnam’s central region on Friday, the country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Sunday evening, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The nine victims included three from northern Hoa Binh province, two from central Thanh […]

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5 crew missing after boat collision off Singapore

5 crew missing after boat collision off Singapore

Singapore – Five sailors were missing after their dredger collided with a tanker off Singapore Wednesday, authorities said, just weeks after a deadly accident in the same area involving a US warship. A search effort was launched for the four Chinese members of crew and one Malaysian after the accident around the busy Singapore Strait, […]

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Remains of all missing sailors recovered from US warship

Remains of all missing sailors recovered from US warship

Singapore – The US Navy on Monday confirmed recovery of the remains of all 10 sailors killed after the warship John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia. The guided-missile destroyer collided with the Alnic MC east of Singapore last week while approaching the city state on a routine […]

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Bus plunges into sea – 14 dead, several missing

Bus plunges into sea – 14 dead, several missing

A bus carrying construction workers has plunged into the sea, leaving at least 14 dead and rescuers desperately hunting for survivors. The horrifying incident occurred in southern Russia, near Crimea, earlier this morning. Officials said 20 people had been saved but some men were still missing. Eight people have been injured, with five in a […]

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US Navy identifies 10 sailors killed, missing in Singapore destroyer collision

US Navy identifies 10 sailors killed, missing in Singapore destroyer collision

New York – The Navy released the names Thursday of one sailor who was killed, and nine others who are still listed as missing, after a collision between the destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. All 10 sailors are presumed to have perished. It was the second fatal […]

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10 Mali soldiers missing after ambush by suspected Islamists

10 Mali soldiers missing after ambush by suspected Islamists

About 10 Malian soldiers were missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation’s desert north, the army said on Monday. An army convoy was attacked on the road between the towns of Gao and Menako on Sunday, said army spokesman Colonel Diarran Kone, in a region increasingly under threat from […]

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Oil tanker sinks off Johor, 6 crew members missing

Oil tanker sinks off Johor, 6 crew members missing

Petaling Jaya – An oil tanker sank in Johor waters after an explosion on board and six of its Indonesian crew members are missing. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it received information on the incident from the Singapore Police Coast Guard (SPCG) at about 5am on Thursday that the MT Putri Sea could […]

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