Tag Archives: Disasters / Accidents

Judge says downing of MH17 ‘almost incomprehensible’ as murder trial begins

Judge says downing of MH17 'almost incomprehensible' as murder trial begins

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch judge described as “almost incomprehensible” the 2014 shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine that killed all 298 passengers and crew on board, as the trial of three fugitive Russians and a Ukrainian began on Monday near Amsterdam. Prosecutors Thijs Berger, Dedy Woei-a-Tsoi and …

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Ten die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan

Ten die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Ten people have died and 23 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people under observation for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday. Rescue workers are seen on the site where a hotel being …

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China January-February exports tumble, imports slow as coronavirus batters trade and business

China January-February exports tumble, imports slow as coronavirus batters trade and business

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s exports contracted sharply in the first two months of the year, and imports slowed, as the health crisis triggered by the coronavirus outbreak caused massive disruptions to business operations, global supply chains and economic activity. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen, Guangdong …

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Flights axed and floods feared as Storm Ciara clobbers Europe

Flights axed and floods feared as Storm Ciara clobbers Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Storm Ciara lashed Britain and northern continental Europe with heavy rain and wind speeds that reached more than 90 miles an hour (145 kph) in places on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights, train services and sports matches. More than 200 flood warnings were issued …

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