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  • China: Explosion rips through chemical factory at Dongying city Fiona Keating - International Business Times - 7 hours ago
    China: Explosion rips through chemical factory at Dongying city

    A massive blast has rocked the industrial zone of Lijin in Shandong, with flames and black smoke coming from what is believed to be a chemical factory. State radio revealed that a single blast occurred at a chemical plant in the city shortly before midnight. This latest incident comes almost three weeks after 158 people …

  • MH370 Mystery Continues: French Investigators Unable to Link Found Plane Debris to Missing Plane

    In late July, about 3,800 miles away from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's last known location, a piece of plane debris washed up. It was found on the coast of Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean and appeared to be part of a plane wing from a Boeing 777. MH370, which disappeared March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board, is …

  • Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise - IAEA By Louis Charbonneau - Reuters - 10 hours ago

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An increase in thyroid cancer among children is unlikely after the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant four years ago, but it remains unclear exactly how much radiation children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said …

  • An explosion shook a chemical plant in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, state media said on Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of casualties in a country on edge after blasts killed more than 145 people last month. One person died last month when an explosion hit a chemical plant in a different part …

  • Bears Trapped As Zoo Animals Die In Russia Flood Yulia Bragina, Moscow Producer - Sky News - 10 hours ago
    Bears Trapped As Zoo Animals Die In Russia Flood

    A flood has swept through a private zoo in Russia, killing several animals and trapping 14 brown bears and a lion. Animals including a wolf, a lynx and the city’s favourite female bear Masyanya, drowned in their cages on Sunday after a river in the eastern city of Ussuriysk burst its banks.

  • 2 climbers die in fall in Wyoming's Wind River Range BEN NEARY - Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A climbing accident has killed two men in Wyoming's Wind River Range, marking the second double climbing fatality in the state in a week.

  • Israel: Mysterious 2,000-year-old podium discovered near Temple Mount in City of David Peter Carty - International Business Times - 12 hours ago
    Israel: Mysterious 2,000-year-old podium discovered near Temple Mount in City of David

    A 2,000-year-old pyramid-shaped staircase made from large ashlar stones has been uncovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) on a street in the City of David, next to the destroyed Second Temple. The structure was found during an excavation of an ancient roadway rising from the Siloam Pool to the Temple Mount, …

  • Miyuki Harwood rescued after nine days in wilderness: How to pack for survival Lisa Suhay - Christian Science Monitor - 12 hours ago

    Having a portable GPS tracker might have dramatically reduced the amount of time a lost day-hiker spent without aid, but all the gadgets in the world can’t substitute for experience apparel when you’re lost in the wilderness. Folsom, Calif., hiker Miyuki Harwood was rescued after surviving for nine days with what she packed …

  • Climate change brings cyclone risk to Persian Gulf - study By Alister Doyle - Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Alister Doyle BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges, a U.S. study said on Monday. Tampa in Florida and Cairns in Australia, two places …

  • Last Lunch Menu Aboard the Titanic Set for Auction Michele Richinick - International Business Times - 14 hours ago
    Last Lunch Menu Aboard the Titanic Set for Auction

    A wealthy passenger brought the menu with him aboard Lifeboat No. 1, better know as "The Millionaire's Boat" or "The Money Boat," according to New York's Lion Heart Autographs, the auctioneer. The lifeboat was lowered from the ship into the Atlantic Ocean with just five wealthy passengers and seven crew members, who quickly …

  • A worker holds his helmet as he listens to French President's speech during a visit at ArcelorMittal steel factory in Florange

    By TJ Strydom JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal South Africa is planning to shut two mills and is reviewing operations at its largest plant, it said on Monday, as the money-losing unit of the world's biggest steelmaker struggles with weak demand and lower prices. Shares in the South African division of ArcelorMittal …

  • Britain will spend more than 500 million pounds ($770 million) refurbishing its nuclear submarine base in Scotland over the next 10 years, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday. The Faslane naval base on the River Clyde, east of Glasgow, is home to the fleet of four Vanguard-class submarines, one of which is on …

  • Paul Gallihawk search: Kent Police find body after Maidstone man went missing during Ocean Lake Triathlon

    Police and volunteers were joined by expert divers who searched Leybourne Lake. A Kent Police spokesman said: "Officers conducting a search for a 34-year-old man who was taking part in a triathlon at Leybourne Lakes on Saturday, 29 August, have this morning discovered a body. Event organisers said on Facebook that they …

  • Newly-crowned South American champions River Plate were left literally treading water in their struggle for form in the Argentine championship. Looking to avoid a third league match without victory at home to modest Huracan on Sunday, they were level at 1-1 when the sprinklers suddenly came on all over the Monumental pitch …

  • China will open a high-speed rail line to the North Korean border on Tuesday, state news agency Xinhua said, the latest effort to boost economic ties despite tension between the countries. The line, under construction since 2010, will run 207 km (127 miles) from Shenyang to the border city of Dandong, which faces North …