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Workers in Collapsed Vietnam Tunnel Communicating

Rescuers drilled a hole through a collapsed tunnel in central Vietnam and were communicating with 12 trapped workers who said they were safe, according to an official Wednesday. The workers became trapped on Tuesday when the tunnel of a hydropower …

EU Court of Justice Finds Fired Obese Employees Can Sue for Discrimination

The European Union’s highest court extended discrimination laws to obesity, saying employees in limited situations may be able to sue over firings if their weight hinders or limits them at work. Workers who are so overweight that they can’t do …

XL Confirms Possibility of Acquiring Catlin Group

Acknowledging the announcement made by Catlin Group Limited, XL Group plc   confirmed that it is engaged in preliminary discussions with Catlin regarding a potential transaction to acquire the company and form a combined entity. “Both XL and Catlin – respected, …

Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 56 in Indonesia

The death toll from a mudslide that flattened much of a village in central Indonesia rose to 56 on Monday before rain forced rescuers to halt their search for dozens of missing people, officials said. Seventeen bodies, including those of …

Hottest Fall Season on Record

Federal meteorologists say last month was only the globe’s seventh warmest November on record. That’s the first time since July that a month hasn’t broken the record for heat. Still, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate monitoring chief Deke Arndt …

Ford F-Series Snag 7 of 10 Spots on IBC’s Top 10 Stolen Vehicles List for 2014

Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks are big, rugged – and loved by thieves across the country. This year’s Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles list, published annually by Insurance Bureau of Canada, shows a growing interest by organized criminals in …

Spain Police Arrest 4 for Website Cyberattack That Cost $530K

Spanish police say they have arrested four people suspected of carrying out a cyberattack that stopped a media website from working for three weeks and cost it some 425,000 euros ($530,600). Spanish news website prnoticias said Sunday the attacks, organized …

Police in Spain Investigate Meat Plant Fire

Spain’s national police says it has deployed sniffer dogs to help investigate a large fire that destroyed one of the country’s largest meat plants last month in the northern city of Burgos. The fire on Nov. 16 gutted the Campofrio …

Former Mayor Convicted Over Deadly Sea Wall Breach in France

A French court has sentenced a former mayor and his deputy to prison for ignoring flood risks and encouraging development in their Atlantic Coast town before aging sea walls collapsed in a 2010 storm that killed dozens. The storm, called …

2 Killed by Gale-Force Winds in Spain

Two people have been killed in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia as winds reaching up to 120 kilometers per hour (75 mph) ripped off roof tops and tore down walls and trees. The regional government said a man and a …

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