Accidents and disasters

World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year

Fireworks glittered and boomed Sunday as revelers in Australia and Asia welcomed…

Firefighters: Space heater caused fatal Ohio fire

Investigators say a space heater caused a Christmas Eve fire that killed…

No-man's land attests to Japan's nuclear nightmare

Fukushima was just emerging from the snows of winter when the disaster…

Muslim sect claims Nigeria church attacks; 25 dead

An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's…

Syria: Twin suicide bombs shake capital, 30 dead

Twin suicide car bomb blasts ripped through an upscale Damascus district Friday,…

652 dead, 808 missing in Philippine floods

The Philippine Red Cross says the death toll from a storm that…

Attack in Belgian city leaves 4 dead, 75 wounded

A man armed with grenades and an assault rifle attacked holiday shoppers…

20 feared dead in fire in eastern India

A fire swept through a multistory nursing home in eastern India early…

Unusual drought triggers alarm across Balkans

The waters of the mighty Danube are so low that dozens of…

Aerial view of tsunami zone: cleaner but barren

An aerial view of tsunami-battered seaside communities shows striking progress eight months…