Yesterday, Tianjin, China was rocked by a terrifying explosion that has left 50 dead and more than 500 people injured. The impact of the blast was devastating—from the initial horrifying explosion to the shockwaves that shattered windows and glass a mile away and now to the aftermath—and has made the port city of…
Tragedy struck the world when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal earlier this morning. Over a 1000 people have died in the disaster that turned buildings into rubble and leveled the city’s 200-foot tall Dharahara Tower to the ground. The quake was so strong it caused an avalanche on Mount Everest and was…
Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying. If he's dying in a particularly devastating way—and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content—it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why?
History buffs might not know this already but it seems as if this week—April 14th to April 20th—might be the worst week in American history. Things like President Lincoln being assassinated, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Columbine shooting, the Virginia Tech school shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Boston…
The giant rubber duckie that has been going around the globe for the past few months—bringing peace and joy to all of humanity—has exploded in Taiwan. RIP good old yellow duckie.
A horrifying story out of Missouri: A mother was run out of a small town after her daughter blacked out at a party filled with older high school athletes and was left, with clear marks of rape, on the front lawn of her home in freezing weather.
A woman seeking urgent medical attention for her boyfriend says the 911 call she placed resulted in officers entering the couple's Georgia home and shooting the man dead.
After interrogating him, police have officially accused Francisco José Garzón of 78 counts of criminally negligent manslaughter. Garzón was driving the high speed train that crashed in Spain, leaving 78 dead and 91 injured, 31 still in critical state.
Yesterday at 8:42pm, a high speed train crashed in Galicia, Spain, killing 78 and injuring 140, 30 of them in critical condition. As the CCTV video capture shows, the train was traveling way too fast—according to the train engineer, as fast as 118mph (190km/h) more than two times the speed allowed in that track…
One of the three people killed in the Asiana Airlines crash at the San Francisco airport was actually run over by a fire truck, according to the county coroner's office. Ye Meng Yuan, 16, was under a pile of firefighting foam when an emergency vehicle hit her.
Six Indonesian men accidentally killed a tiger cub last Thursday, which prompted a streak of Sumatran tigers to attack them. One man was mauled to death while the other five managed to climb the tree where they are now waiting for help. According to the authorities, the rescue team will not reach them till Wednesday.
A Cirque du Soleil acrobat fell to her death while performing with the troupe in Las Vegas on Saturday. It was during the finale of the Kà show when the 31-year-old woman dropped more than 50 feet before a horrified audience.
An adorable red panda has vanished from Washington's National Zoo, with helpless zookeepers taking to Twitter to plead for help in finding the little friend. Have you seen Rusty? He's about the size of a raccoon, and he's still a baby. UPDATE: The red panda has been found, zoo officials said this afternoon.
A monstrous explosion at a Louisiana chemical plant has killed one person and injured another 73, said authorities in the town of Geismar 50 miles from New Orleans. The dangerous factor produces 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene per year, along with 90 million pounds of propylene.
For 20 years, the Tamale Lady has kept San Francisco's bar crowds happy with her delicious, homemade tamales sold table to table in popular spots around town. When she lost the right to sell tamales at her main location, the outdoor beer garden and bar called Zeitgeist, people reacted with shock and sadness.
Two-year-old kid Luca Albanese died in Piacenza, Italy, after his dad left him locked inside his car for eight hours. The car interior reached temperatures of 140F (60C). The dad claims he forgot to drop him off at school.