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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Disaster

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"I feel ashamed": Captain wasn't at the helm of capsized Korean ferry
Anger is said to be spreading over the stalled rescue efforts as hundreds of passengers remain missing.
Sad Sochi bear is the symbol of Russia's ice hockey heartbreak
When the Russian ice hockey team loses, a nation cries.
In pictures: The massive volcanic eruption that killed three in Indonesia
The ash has blanketed eastern Javanese cities forcing seven airports to close.
Two killed, hundreds of thousands flee homes as Java volcano erupts (pictures)
A man and woman in their 60s were crushed to deaths, while 200,000 people in a 10km radius have been ordered to evacuate their homes.
Stardust families “will reveal cause of fire” on 33rd anniversary
Antoinette Keegan, who survived the nightclub fire but lost her two sisters in the blaze, said they “need the truth after 33 years”.
Chinese Titanic museum will allow visitors to go down with the ship
The museum will take the shape of a replica Titanic.
8 bedtime realisations that are guaranteed to ruin your night
Damn it all, damn it all to hell.
Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work
The devastation is still apparent, writes Clare Ahern, who says it’s vital that people’s livelihoods are now restored.
Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines
The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.
Plane filled with aid from "generous" Irish leaves for Philippines
The aid is being sent by GOAL on a special Aer Lingus flight to the stricken country.
Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts
The funding brings to over €3 million the amount pledged by the Irish Government.
The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan
In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.
100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines
The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.
Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today
Charities are warning that the death toll in the Philippines which is currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.
Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort
200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.
Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people
The earthquake reached 7.2 on the Richter scale.
Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.
41 dead after Kenyan bus plunges into valley
Bodies were said to be ‘strewn all over’, according to police.
Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster
The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.
12 ridiculously inappropriate cakes
Thanks, you really shouldn’t have
Cyprus launches criminal investigation into banking crisis
The investigation will focus on possible offences between 2006 and 2013 committed by individuals who are potentially responsible for the economic crisis.
Photos: Oklahoma deals with destruction after worst tornado in decades
The US state is coming to terms with the massive tornado which left 24 people dead and levelled entire neighbourhoods.
Two babies among the ten children killed in Oklahoma tornado
Preliminary causes of death suggest both infants – aged just four and seven months old – died of head trauma.
Massive hailstones fell in Oklahoma before the twister hit
The size of that thing!
Search for tornado survivors as Oklahoma mourns 9 children
“There are empty spaces where there used to be living rooms, and bedrooms, and classrooms, and, in time, we’re going to need to refill those spaces with love and laughter and community.”
Twenty children killed in Oklahoma twister
The tornado, which ripped through an elementary school, has killed at least 51 people but the death toll is expected to rise.
Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy
The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.
Column: The Bangladesh factory collapse shows us the deadly cost of cheap fashion
Following the tragic accident at a Bangladesh clothing factory, Penneys has said it will give money to people who lost family members in the collapse – but we as consumers have a responsibility too, says Ruth Tanner.
UPDATE: Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory
The death toll has now reached 363 but is expected to rise.
No more 'cries for help' as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh building
The death toll in the building collapse has now reached 363 but it is expected to increase.
Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air
As former US vice-president Al Gore arrives in Dublin today to speak about climate change, global hunger and poverty, Dom Hunt explains why climate change needs to be recognised as a global issue.
416 years ago today: Explosion kills 1pc of Dublin's population
126 people died, and 40 riverside homes were ruined, when a consignment of gunpowder exploded at the quays.
PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster
Officials have promised that the ship, which is twice the size of the Titanic, will be removed by September.
When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets
The Liverpool midfielder would be best advised to stay away from the site over the next few hours.
PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal
The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.
In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola
At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.
Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October
However, no trial is expected until the beginning of next year at the earliest.
Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster
The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.
Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico
Fire on Colorado grew to more than 80 sq km in one day.
In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years
Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining town but a fire which spread through its coal mines is still raging half a century on…