Federal and state prosecutors have pledged to coordinate more closely in the Brumadinho investigation, acknowledging that the probe into Brazil’s last big mining disaster - a dam burst at a joint venture between Vale and Anglo-Australian miner BHP Group (BHP.AX) - was undermined by disputes over areas of responsibility. … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Brazil prosecutor aims to charge Vale within days over mining waste dam disaster
Munich air disaster 60th anniversary
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked for greater efforts from ministries, sectors, localities and enterprises to well prepare for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) and take care of local residents in mountainous, remote and disaster-affected areas. Speaking at a meeting of the government’s standing members on January 20, PM Phuc applauded ministries, sectors and localities for their efforts and responsibility to carefully prepare for Tet. He stressed the need to ensure production plans, supply of clean water in the Mekong Delta region, traffic safety, as well as social order and security during the Tet festival. The government leader requested the National Steering Committee for Combating Smuggling, Trade Frauds and Counterfeits, border guards and market surveillance forces to take strong measures against trade frauds and smuggling. Meanwhile, the banking sector was asked to ensure safe and convenient transactions for people. PM Phuc also … [Read more...] about PM asks for attention to remote, disaster-affected areas during Tet
"It’s thought that as part of the dramatic scenes Sharon will give birth on the boat, but she is just one of many who could see themselves go overboard to an icy, watery death" … [Read more...] about EastEnders 35th anniversary spoiler pics show Keanu rescued as Mick and Linda stunt doubles film dangerous scenes
"Today marks the first anniversary of the accident involving Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N264DB, near Guernsey, and our thoughts are with the families and friends of Mr Ibbotson and Mr Sala at this time," said Crispin Orr, AAIB chief inspector of air accidents. … [Read more...] about Sala air crash report to be released in March
Dormant for a decade and a half, the Russian Woodpecker appeared to return in December 2013. Once, the notorious tapping of the massive Soviet over-the-horizon radar had frustrated and puzzled Western radio operators, who could discern neither the origin nor purpose of the strange signal. It was coming from somewhere behind the Iron Curtain; its frequency, 10Hz, made some think it was intended for mind control. In 1981, an NBC newscaster wondered, "Are they trying reduce us to a zombie stumbling and groping around and waiting to be told what to do?" And, no, he wasn't hosting Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. … [Read more...] about Fun With Conspiracy Theories: Did the Chernobyl Disaster Cover Up Something Even Worse?