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Officials dash hopes of survival after mine fire kills 232 in Turkey

Officials dash hopes of survival after mine fire kills 232 in Turkey

As a crowd milled around with downcast eyes outside a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday, a miner dashed their hopes that his co-workers still stuck inside would make it out alive.
Transformer explodes in Turkish coal mine; 201 die in fire

Transformer explodes in Turkish coal mine; 201 die in fire

 A fire caused by a transformer explosion in a coal mine in western Turkey killed 201 people, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told reporters early Wednesday.
Transformer explodes in Turkish coal mine; 201 die in fire

Transformer explodes in Turkish coal mine; 201 die in fire

A fire caused by a transformer explosion in a coal mine in western Turkey killed 201 people, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told reporters early Wednesday.
500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus' flagship Santa Maria

500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus' flagship Santa Maria

Is a sunken shipwreck off Haiti the long-lost remains of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship from his first voyage to the Americas?
500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus' flagship Santa Maria

500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus' flagship Santa Maria

Is a sunken shipwreck off Haiti the long lost remains of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship from his first voyage to the Americas?
Oscar Pistorius judge to rule on psychiatric tests

Oscar Pistorius judge to rule on psychiatric tests

Oscar Pistorius must submit to an independent psychiatric evaluation, the prosecutor in his murder trial argued Tuesday, raising the possibility of a long delay in the proceedings.
Boko Haram has kidnapped before -- successfully

Boko Haram has kidnapped before -- successfully

The new video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau makes a simple demand: He won't release the more than 200 schoolgirls his group abducted from a school northern Nigeria "until after you release our brethren."
Oscar Pistorius suffers anxiety, psychiatrist testifies

Oscar Pistorius suffers anxiety, psychiatrist testifies

Oscar Pistorius suffers an anxiety disorder stemming from his double amputation as an infant and his unstable parents, a psychiatrist testified at the murder trial of the South African track star Monday.
Rockets, gunfire herald start of Taliban's spring offensive in Afghanistan

Rockets, gunfire herald start of Taliban's spring offensive in Afghanistan

Militants carried out a deadly attack on a government building in eastern Afghanistan and fired rockets near Kabul's main airport Monday as the Taliban began their annual spring offensive.
Nigeria abducted girls: Boko Haram leader claims captives converted to Islam

Nigeria abducted girls: Boko Haram leader claims captives converted to Islam

A Boko Haram video emerged Monday purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls in Muslim headdresses and the terror group's leader declaring they have converted to Islam.
Pro-Russian separatists claim win in eastern Ukraine independence vote

Pro-Russian separatists claim win in eastern Ukraine independence vote

Nearly 90% of voters in the Donetsk region voted in favor of independence from Ukraine and 10% voted against it, an election official claimed Monday.
Villagers were warned attackers were coming

Villagers were warned attackers were coming

The terrifying news began to spread before the gun-wielding Islamist militants made it into Chibok last month. Villagers began to receive cell phone calls that the feared extremist group Boko Haram was on the way.
40 killed of the coast of Tripoli

40 killed of the coast of Tripoli

A boat carrying illegal migrants sank off the coast of Tripoli on Sunday killing at least 40 people, a Libyan Interior Ministry official said Sunday.