Russian Government Covers-Up Details of Deadly Fire in Vladivostok

January 22, 2016 rehadlock 0

  On Monday, January 23, 2006 at approximately 11:45 AM (local time) a fire broke out inside a 9-story building in the city of Vladivostok, located on the Russian Pacific coast. The fire began on the 7th floor and affected the floors above; The 7th floor was occupied by Sberbank where the majority of employees were women 20-30 years of age. When firefighters arrived, they were instructed to enter the side of the back of the building which was not on fire and evacuate the bank’s top management staff.  Meanwhile, lower-level employees on the top floors of the front side of the burning […]

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7,759 People Confirmed Dead in Nepal Earthquake

October 1, 2015 rehadlock 14

 On Saturday, April 26, 2015 shortly before noon (local time) Nepal and its bordering countries suffered a 7.8 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter just 50 miles northwest of Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu. It was classified as a IX violent earthquake and lasted approximately 20 seconds,  Thus far, 7,759 deaths have been confirmed, with 1,209 in Kathmandu alone; 3,000 deaths were reported in Sindupalchowk, the district of Nepal which suffered the most damage. In addition to the 7,652 deaths reported in Nepal, 78 died in India, 25 in China and 4 in Bangladesh. There were a total of 80 foreign casualties in Nepal from the countries of […]

Last Photo of Mother & Child Taken Aboard Doomed Malaysia Airline Flight MH17

March 4, 2015 rehadlock 0

Fifteen year old Gary Slok and his mother, Petra Langeveld were traveling to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014 for a special vacation arranged for single mothers and their children. Only a few hours after this photo was taken, their plane, Malaysia Airline Flight MH17, which took off from Amsterdam, was shot down with a Buk surface-to-air missile by a group of Pro-Russian separatists. Buk missiles are self-propelled missiles that can be guided from the ground using a radar system and can travel three times the speed of sound, with the capability to reach a target more that 70,000 feet (21,300 meters) in the […]

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Dying with Dignity

February 18, 2015 rehadlock 0

Bill 52 was passed into law in Quebec, Canada on June 5, 2014 by a 94-22 vote with no abstentions. Also known as the ‘Dying with Dignity Law’, Bill 52 gives terminally ill residents of Quebec the option to end their life with the assistance of a medical professional. Veronique Hivon, the Parti Quebecois member of the National Assembly who originally drafted the bill explained, “Dying with dignity means dying with the least amount of suffering.”. Under this new law, patients who meet the required criteria may request their doctor prescribe them a lethal dose of medication. The new law […]

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Death Toll Rises to 301 in Turkey’s Deadliest Workplace Disaster

May 19, 2014 rehadlock 0

On Saturday, the last bodies of workers killed in Turkey’s deadliest industrial disaster were recovered from the mine in Soma, raising the official death toll to 301. A fire which broke out in the mines early Saturday morning burned 17 of the remaining bodies, requiring them to undergo DNA testing in order to be identified. Despite accusations of negligence, Soma Holding, the company which owns the mine, still insists that it was a “first-class workplace”. As of now, 24 suspects, including Soma Holding executives, the coal mine’s general manager and operations manager have been detained by police. Three of these […]