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…
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.
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.
A shark killed a 36-year-old French surfer while his new bride watched in terror from the shore of Réunion Island. Twice attacked by the shark, the man was rescued from the water by lifeguards but had already lost so much blood that he died on the beach.
Haha, remember when that giant ocean liner sank taking the lives of over 1,500 people? It's a good thing come April that will have happened 100 years ago because that makes it ok to sell tacky novelty tie-in products. Right? Right?
Not again. Last night, during a Smith Westerns set at Pukkelpop 2011 in Belgium, a stage collapsed during a massive storm, killing five people and injuring more than a hundred. The video above shows the stage as it's coming down down.
Absolutely gut-wrenching video of the Indiana State Fair concert stage collapse from last night. Reports indicate a freak wind burst and sudden weather may be partially to blame, and that the concert was delayed at the time.
Alastair Senior, a 40-year-old man from New Zealand, was killed in gruesome fashion—decapitation—on a hovercraft test drive. Senior had been building his own hovercraft and was about to ride it for the first time when things got awry.