Netizens blame poor safety for death of Filipina from acid spill at Taiwan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Thursday (Aug. 29) that a Filipina migrant worker had died from a chemical spill at an electronics factory in Miaoli County, netizens have expressed grief f...

Massive explosion at Chinese chemical plant kills at least 6

A chemical plant in the eastern Chinese city of Yancheng was the site of a massive explosion on Thursday. At least six people were killed and dozens injured when the blast destroyed a number of buildi...

Two communities show Nubians' past, a version of the future

WADI KARKAR, Egypt (AP) — With a mix of nostalgia and sorrow, Egypt's Nubians look back at their lives in ancestral lands in southern Egypt as a peaceful era tied intimately to the Nile River. ...

Egypt state media says blast near Cairo airport injures 12

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state-run news agency says a blast at a chemical factory near Cairo's main airport injured at least a dozen people. MENA early Friday quoted an unnamed Interior ...

19 dead in explosion at chemical factory in Sichuan, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A explosion on Thursday, July 12 at a chemical plant in China’s Sichuan Province has resulted in 19 deaths with another 12 injured. The industrial accident occurr...

Massive fire at chemical factory in Central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Late Thursday evening a fierce fire erupted at a 500 ping (1650m²) factory at Chuan-hsing Industrial Zone (全興工業區) in Shengang Township, Changhua County. The fire took...

India copper factory shutdown comes at a human cost

After the Sterlite Copper factory in India's southern Tamil Nadu state was permanently shut down by state regulators Monday following a series of deadly protests, activists experienced a range of ...

6 dead in chemical factory explosion in Czech Republic

PRAGUE (AP) — An official says an explosion in a chemical factory in the Czech Republic has killed six people. Vladimara Kerekova, spokeswoman for the regional firefighters, says an ...

2 explosions reported at upstate NY cosmetics factory

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say there have been two explosions at a cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that New Windsor to...

Chemical attack probe aided by presence of victims in Turkey

BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators have rushed to Turkey to examine survivors of the chemical attack in neighboring Syria and collect samples that could reveal the nature of the toxins, the means of delivery...

GNC agrees to changes to avoid sale of unlawful products

DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities say nutritional supplement retailer GNC Holdings has agreed to alter its practices to avoid selling unlawful dietary products. In a statement Wednes...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2016. There are 39 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Nov. 22, ...

1 dead, 3 injured in factory blasts in southeastern Spain

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish officials say one person has died and at least three others are seriously injured after two explosions at a chemical and fuel factory outside the southeastern town of Almeria.A ...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:THAILAND-EXPLOSIONBANGKOK -- Police investigating last month's Bangkok bombing say the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at the Thai-Cambodia border match those found on a bottle of bomb-mak...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:THAILAND-EXPLOSION -- Thai authorities arrest a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announces. He says t...