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Jaw-clenching moment a Taiwan bridge with oil tanker attempting to cross it collapses caught on VIDEO

An oil tanker’s front wheels had almost reached safety when Taiwan’s Nanfang’ao Bridge toppled into the waterway, and the scary moment was caught on several CCTV cameras. Rescue operations are currently underway. The steel single-arch bridge located in a fishing port on Taiwan’s eastern coast collapsed on Tuesday morning. Footage[…]

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Garden Route breathes a hopeful sigh of relief

After two days of devastating fires across the Garden Route –- which saw thousands of residents displaced and more than 300 lose their homes -– locals and emergency workers could breathe a hopeful sigh of relief on Thursday night when most fires had been contained. The worst affected areas include[…]

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South Koreans remember victims of ferry disaster

Grief, anger and political tension are marking the first anniversary of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster. Relatives mourning the 304 dead, mostly schoolchildren, are accusing top officials of indifference to the tragedy. Bowing to a key demand of the victims’ families, President Park Geun-Hye used the anniversary on Thursday to[…]

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Prosecutors blame Brotherhood for stadium disaster

Egyptian prosecutors said Tuesday that the banned Muslim Brotherhood was behind the deaths of 21 football fans at a Cairo stadium last month. Prosecutors sent 16 alleged members of the Brotherhood and of the Zamalek football team’s White Knights fan club to trial on charges of murder, thuggery and destroying[…]

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