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  • Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic, rescued after finding air pocket [w/-video]

    12/05/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | December 04, 2013 | Associated Press
    GOS, Nigeria – Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. The other 11 seaman aboard the Jascon 4 died... It was a shock for the diver while he was down there looking for bodies, and we (in the control room) shot back when the hand grabbed him on the screen." Okene kept faith with the psalm he recited, that promises to "give thanks in your name, Lord," at a...
  • ‘Stand your ground law’ survives Florida House vote

    11/08/2013 6:02:04 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 11-8-2013 | Fox News via AP
    A panel of Florida legislators on Thursday easily defeated an effort to repeal the state's controversial "stand your ground law" Thursday following hours of passionate testimony. The vote by a committee of the Republican-controlled House, which seemed unlikely just a few months ago, comes after the trial of George Zimmerman renewed scrutiny of the self-defense law that was first passed in 2005. Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin after claiming self-defense. While "stand your ground" was not directly mentioned in the trial, the law was included in the jury instructions and sparked a monthlong...
  • Mo. golfer survives mid-round Illinois sinkhole

    03/12/2013 9:47:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 3/12/13 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — When it comes to dealing with this divot, score one for golfer Mark Mihal. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/13QvcoX ) reports that the mortgage broker from Creve Coeur, Mo., is recovering after a sinkhole opened up beneath him Friday on the fairway at the 14th hole of a southwestern Illinois golf course. The pit that swallowed him was 18 feet deep and 10 feet wide.
  • Marine shot 3 times in robbery survives by by plugging bullet holes with his fingers (Hoorah!)

    12/28/2011 10:41:30 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 10 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | December 28, 2011 | Paul Thompson and Mark Duell
    A U.S. Marine officer has told the incredible story of how he survived a street robbery by plugging bullet holes in his body with his fingers. Lieutenant Colonel Karl Trenker, 29, of Miramar, Florida, was shot three times as he confronted two men who had stolen a gold chain from him. He said he used his battlefield training from Afghanistan and Iraq to stem blood from chest wounds by shoving his finger into the gaping wound.
  • How ACORN survives and thrives

    10/25/2010 11:58:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/25/10 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration is stonewalling efforts on two fronts to investigate the still-operating ACORN and uncover what aid administration officials offered the radical advocacy group infamous for its thug tactics and election fraud. The Obama administration is sitting on Capital Research Center's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that seeks correspondence between Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and ACORN. HUD rules state that FOIA requests must be answered within 45 days, but at this writing our request has
  • SF Man Survives After Being Shot 16 Times (33-year-old gang member, had bulletproof vest on)

    07/31/2010 7:21:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 12+ views
    CBS 5 ^ | 7/31/10 | CBS 5
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A 33-year-old man is suffering life-threatening injuries after he was shot 16 times early Saturday morning, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department said. Police responded to the 300 block of Ellis Street at around 3:15 a.m. and found that the victim was wearing a bulletproof vest, officer Samson Chan said. But the victim was shot at least once in the face, and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Chan said.
  • PONY WITH PROSTHETIC SURVIVES HURRICANE AND PIT BULL ATTACK

    06/07/2010 8:24:46 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies · 16+ views
    By Ginger Geoffery Story Published: Jun 7, 2010 at 6:56 PM EDT Story Updated: Jun 7, 2010 at 9:16 PM EDT TOWN OF BOSTON, NY ( WKBW ) She survived Hurricane Katrina and a pit bull attack, and now her tale of perseverance is inspiring others. Her name is Molly and she's a pony with a prosthetic leg. Molly is just one of the many animals and people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Molly was rescued, but shortly after she was adopted into a new home a pit bull attacked her, leaving one of Molly's front legs so badly injured...
  • Boy Survives Falling Off Balcony After Bouncing Off Palm Trees

    06/06/2010 12:12:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 457+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 06, 2010 | Paul Thompson
    Boy Survives Falling Off Balcony After Bouncing Off Palm Trees A four-year-old boy had a lucky escape after falling from a 17th floor hotel balcony only to bounce off palm trees and land with minor injuries. By Paul Thompson 06 Jun 2010 Rescuers found Joey Williams still alive after he bounced off a cluster of palm trees and landed on a dirt surface near the hotel's swimming pool. Apart from surviving the 80ft fall he somehow managed to land between two pipes jutting up from the ground. Less than four hours after the fall at his hotel in Miami, Florida,...
  • Gust-blown pup survives 5-floor fall

    05/16/2010 5:54:39 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 632+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMES FANELLI
    <p>A mild-mannered Manhattan pooch turned into a flying furball when a gust blew him up, up and away off his owner's 11th-floor terrace in TriBeCa and sent him five stories down and 30 feet east to a rooftop.</p> <p>Alfie, a 4-year-old, 10-pound silky terrier, miraculously walked away from the flight with just a few bruises and scratches and a cut lip.</p>
  • Baby Boy Survives For Nearly Two Days After Abortion

    04/28/2010 12:55:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 874+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 28, 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    Baby Boy Survives For Nearly Two Days After Abortion A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly two days later. By Simon Caldwell 28 Apr 2010 The 22-week infant later died in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled. However the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and was left by doctors to die. He was...
  • Baby Survives Two Days After Abortion

    04/28/2010 12:23:07 PM PDT · by marcbold · 11 replies · 455+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 4-28-10 | Matt Archbold
    Left for dead. That's the only accurate way to describe the fate of the baby who survived a botched abortion in Italy only to be abandoned until being discovered by a priest the following day. The UK Telegraph reports: A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly two days later. The 22-week infant later died in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled....
  • Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion

    04/28/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,115+ views
    Telegraph ^ | April 27, 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    The 22-week infant later died in intensive care at a hospital in the mother's home town of Rossano in southern Italy. The mother, pregnant for the first time, had opted for an abortion after prenatal scans suggested that her baby was disabled. However the infant survived the procedure, carried out on Saturday in the Rossano Calabria hospital, and was left by doctors to die. He was discovered alive the following day – some 20 hours after the operation – by Father Antonio Martello, the hospital chaplain, who had gone to pray beside his body. He found that the baby, wrapped...
  • World's oldest plant is 13,000-year-old oak that survives by cloning itself.

    12/23/2009 7:12:57 AM PST · by granite · 46 replies · 2,045+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 1:21 PM on 23rd December 2009 | By Claire Bates
    A plant that started life during the last Ice Age is still going strong in the arid scrublands of California, scientists revealed today. Researchers believe the Jurupa Oak has been around for 13,000 years, making it the oldest living plant in the world. The oak is made up of a community of cloned bushes and scientists believe it has managed to survive the extreme effects of climate change by regenerating.
  • Draft text at UN climate talks survives first outing (wait 'til they get to the 'nitty-gritty')

    06/01/2009 8:44:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 243+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/09 | Richard Ingham
    PARIS (AFP) – The draft of a negotiating text for a new pact on climate change survived its first hearing at UN talks on Monday, providing a boost on a road still strewn with many obstacles, delegates and officials said. Despite criticism from the United States and others, the document was "basically welcomed as a good starting point for the negotiations," said Michael Zammit Cutajar, who framed the text. The June 1-12 meeting in Bonn gathers a 192-country forum tasked with steering the world to a new treaty that will whip the threat from global warming. If all goes well,...
  • Pennsylvania man survives 500-foot fall into strip mine

    04/27/2008 3:24:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 380+ views
    AP ^ | 4/26/08 | Michael Rubinkam
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man survived a 500-foot fall into a strip mine Friday, astounding rescuers who spent hours on a risky descent into the abyss to bring him back out. Police said Nathan Bowman was trespassing on coal company property around 1 a.m. Friday when he slipped and fell into the Springdale Pit, an inactive mine about 700 feet deep, 3,000 feet long and 1,500 feet wide. Bowman tumbled down a jagged slope and then free-fell several hundred feet, his descent broken by a rock ledge not far from the bottom of the pit, said Coaldale Police Chief...
  • Immigration deal survives GOP threat (barring felons amendment fails, rival amendment passes 66-32)

    06/06/2007 10:12:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 242 replies · 6,288+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/07 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan immigration bill narrowly survived a potentially fatal challenge on Wednesday when the Senate turned back a Republican bid to limit the illegal immigrants who could gain lawful status. The close vote on a proposal by Sen. John Cornyn (news, bio, voting record), R-Texas, to bar felons — including those court-ordered to be deported — from legalization reflected the delicate position of the contentious immigration bill, which remains under threat from the right and the left. The vote was 51-46 against the amendment. Democrats succeeded in sucking support from Cornyn's proposal by winning adoption of a rival...
  • Immigration deal survives early test (provision for up to 600K a year foreign workers kept in)

    05/22/2007 3:41:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/07 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate turned back an early attack on the broad immigration overhaul Tuesday, keeping alive a temporary worker provision that could bring in as many as 600,000 foreign laborers each year. Senators voted 64-31 to reject a proposal offered by Sen. Byron Dorgan (news, bio, voting record), D-N.D., and supported by some labor unions to delete the program, which is one of the measure's key elements. The vote was the first big test for the improbable coalition that wrote the measure and is struggling to keep the fragile deal from unraveling under pressure from across the political spectrum....
  • Woman survives &#8216;internal decapitation&#8217; [Skull separated from her spine in car crash]

    05/17/2007 10:09:57 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 786+ views
    msnbc ^ | 5-17-2007 | Staff Writer
    DENVER - Even her surgeon calls her a miracle. Shannon Malloy was critically injured Jan. 25 when a car crash slammed her into the dashboard. Her skull separated from her spine, although her skin, spinal cord and other internal organs remained intact. The rare condition is known as clinically as internal decapitation, and it left her with no control over her head.
  • Soldier survives sniper scare, still serving

    02/16/2007 5:33:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 420+ views
    Pfc. Andrew Woods, 20, a SAW gunner with 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, provides force protection to the Hurriyah Joint Security Station in Baghdad. Six months earlier Woods was wounded by a sniper, but now he has made a full recovery and returned to duty on his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CAMP LIBERTY -- The life of one paratrooper was forever changed Sept. 2, 2006. A 7.62mm round from a sniper’s rifle found its mark and struck the 20 year-old. Unlike other stories of fallen heroes, the story of Pfc. Andrew Woods continues to unfold....
  • Salmonella Survives Better In Stomach Due To Altered DNA

    01/30/2007 4:57:17 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-30-2007 | Netherlands Organization For Scientific Research
    Source: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research Date: January 30, 2007 Salmonella Survives Better In Stomach Due To Altered DNA Science Daily — Since 1995 there has been a considerable increase in the number of infections with a specific type of Salmonella bacteria transmitted via food. This type, Salmonella serovar Typhimurium DT104, is resistant to at least five different antibiotics. Dutch researcher Armand Hermans found new genetic information in DNA of DT104 that might be involved in its survival and infection mechanism. This genetic information might also be involved in the increase in the number of infections caused by this pathogen....
  • Police Chief Survives Attack; Soldiers Capture High-Value Terrorists

    10/06/2006 5:22:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 491+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2006 – An Iraqi police chief survived an insurgent ambush Oct. 3, urging his troops to continue the mission, and Iraqi and U.S. soldiers captured three high-value terrorists and 25 others in Baghdad Oct. 3, military officials in Iraq reported today. The Iraqi police chief was wounded when his patrol was ambushed while in pursuit of suspected insurgents in the city of Baghdadi, Iraq. Col. Shaban al Obeidi was evacuated to a nearby U.S. military medical facility by helicopter for treatment and was reported in good condition. One policeman was killed in the attack. When asked if...
  • Object Survives Being Swallowed by a Star

    08/03/2006 10:40:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 421+ views
    Space.com on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/06 | Ker Than
    Long before the Bible's tale of Jonah being swallowed by a whale, a small wannabe star has emerged intact after being engulfed by a neighboring giant star, scientists say. The victim was a brown dwarf, a failed star too small to sustain the nuclear reactions that ignites regular stars. The purpetrator was a red giant, an ancient star that once resembled our Sun but which puffed up to enormous size after its hydrogen fuel was depleted. The red giant has since expelled most of its gas into space and transformed into a dense, Earth-sized star called a white dwarfs. Using...
  • 600 lbs. woman survives getting thrown through sunroof

    06/26/2006 4:51:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 639+ views
    Town N Country, Florida – A woman is in stable condition after being ejected through the sunroof of her SUV during an accident. Thirty-seven-year-old Ruth Matthews told paramedics that another vehicle cut her off in traffic, and she took evasive action to avoid a crash. Her Isuzu Amigo rolled over and she was thrown through the sunroof and onto the roadway. Investigators say she was not wearing her seatbelt. Paramedics initially tried to fly Matthews to Tampa General Hospital, but her weight, estimated at 600 pounds, made it impossible. Emergency crews were able to transport her to St. Joseph’s Hospital,...
  • Iraqi Forces Conduct Operations; Governor Survives Attempt on Life

    05/03/2006 3:53:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 209+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 3, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers and police completed the fourth day of Operation Lion's Hunt in Mosul, Iraq, today. Elsewhere, a provincial governor survived an assasination attempt. Nearly 1,500 Iraqi soldiers and police officers worked together to conduct the mission. The goal of Lion's Hunt is to introduce a strong Iraqi security force presence in the city's diverse communities and clean out pockets of terrorists hiding among law-abiding residents, U.S. officials said. The Iraqi-planned effort has been well received in the areas searched so far, Iraqi Maj. Gen. Wathiq, provincial director of police for Ninewah province, said. He...
  • Oregon Man Survives 12 Nails to the Head

    04/21/2006 3:54:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 395+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/21/06 | Sarah Skidmore - ap
    PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man who went to a hospital complaining of a headache was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt with a nail gun, doctors say. Surgeons removed the nails with needle-nosed pliers and a drill, and the man survived with no serious lasting effects, according to a report on the medical oddity in the current issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The unidentified 33-year-old man was suicidal and high on methamphetamine last year when he fired the nails into his head one by one. The nails were not visible when...
  • Lakeland, Fla., Marine survives the kill zone of roadside bomb

    04/04/2006 5:49:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 456+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Apr 3, 2006 | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    CAMP MERCURY, Iraq (April 3, 2006) -- Lance Cpl. Jason Willis has a new look on life after recovering from injuries he incurred just over a month ago. While driving a seven-ton truck on a late-night re-supply mission in late February, the heavy equipment operator attached to Headquarters and Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, was struck by an improvised explosive device. “I remember it quite well,” said the 23-year-old from Lakeland, Fla. “It went off right next to my door and blew it in three spots, through the window, gun port and through the floorboard.” At first he...
  • Bradley crew survives IED blast

    02/01/2006 4:44:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 567+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    MUQDADIYAH, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 31, 2006) – Using the right protective gear and exercising good patrolling discipline meant the difference between life or death for a Bradley crew returning from a night mission Jan. 25. The Bradley Section of A Troop, 1st Battalion, 32nd Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, was hit by a 155mm artillery shell rigged as an improvised explosive device. The IED was detonated as the second Bradley was passing. “It started as a little flash and then everything just exploded, sending dirt and shrapnel everywhere,” said Pfc. Robert Conley, turret gunner. Conley was protected by thick...
  • Dog Survives 50-Mile Ride Clinging To Front Of Car

    11/24/2005 9:02:35 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,516+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-25-2005 | Tom Peterkin
    Dog survives 50-mile ride clinging to front of car By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 25/11/2005) A dog has survived a 50-mile journey clinging to the front of a car as it sped down the motorway. The resilience of the black and white collie cross-breed has astounded vets, not to mention the driver of the car, who was astonished to discover the dog trapped in the grille at the front of his vehicle. The motorist, who was travelling from Coleraine to Belfast in Northern Ireland, remembered hearing a thump as he was driving his Peugeot 306. Thinking he had hit...
  • Iraqi Army Hostage Survives 22 Days Of Torture By Rebels (Operation Spear)

    06/19/2005 5:33:40 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 713+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2005 | Oliver Poole
    Iraqi army hostage survives 22 days of torture by rebels By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 20/06/2005) A hostage who was found shackled in a torture room in Iraq by American soldiers has described how he was tormented for 22 days with electric shocks and daily beatings for no obvious reason. Ahmed Isa Fathil, 19, who had served briefly with the Iraqi army, is one of the few to have survived abduction by insurgents. Ahmed Isa Fathil did not know why he was kidnapped He recounted how he was kidnapped while eating lunch with his mother, bundled into the boot...
  • Elderly Woman Survives Nine-Story Fall

    05/11/2005 3:21:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 701+ views
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A 70-year-old woman survived a nine-story fall from a condominium tower Wednesday when she landed on a canopy, officials said. The woman was cleaning her balcony when she fell at Coral Ridge Towers and landed on a first-floor canopy, according to the Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue. The woman, whose identity wasn't released, was alert and talking when rescuers arrived. She was transported to Broward General Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, rescuers said.
  • Man Survives Jump Into Lion's Den (Darwin Award prospect)

    11/03/2004 8:45:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1,040+ views
    Local6.com ^ | 4:59 pm EST November 3, 2004 | staff
    A man was attacked and injured after jumping into a lion's den at the Taipei Zoo and trying to convert the lions to Christianity. The 46-year-old man leaped into the den of African lions and shouted "Jesus will save you," according to the report. He also said, "Come bite me" before one of the male lions attacked and bit the man.
  • CA: Prop. 13 survives attack - again

    04/12/2004 9:58:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 205+ views
    OC Register ^ | 4/12/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>Support for a ballot initiative that essentially would have split the property tax rolls and charged more to business and apartment owners collapsed last week - and that's good news.</p> <p>Tax increase opponents discovered in the initiative a drafting error, which could have made the land on which houses are built - as distinguished from the actual houses - subject to annual reassessment. If true, homeowners would have been affected by the initiative as well as businesses.</p>
  • Palestinian Cabinet Minister Survives Restaurant Shooting

    02/18/2004 5:20:33 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 109+ views
    Ananova ^ | 2-18-2004
    Palestinian cabinet minister survives restaurant shooting Masked gunmen have opened fire on a Palestinian minister and a top economist in a Jenin restaurant. Both men escaped without injury, but two bystanders were injured, including a Palestinian policemen. Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent group loosely linked to Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the attack. Health Minister Jawad Tibi, and Mohammad Shtayyeh, managing director of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction, were in Jenin to attend the opening ceremony of a new hospital. After the ceremony, they went to lunch at a restaurant in the town centre. As...
  • Woman's Skin Falls Off, Miraculously Survives

    01/08/2004 10:32:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,748+ views
    Yahoo News via Drudge ^ | 1/8/04 | KGTV-San Diego Channel.com
    A young Ocean Beach woman survived a severe allergic reaction that had University of California, San Diego Regional Burn Center staff scrambling to save her life, 10News reported. By all accounts, Sarah Yeargain, (pictured, left), shouldn't be alive. But she is and some are calling it a medical miracle. Three weeks ago, the skin on Yeargain's body began sloughing off. Dr. Daniel Lozano, from the UCSD Regional Burn Center, said, "She lost skin in her entire body. It's rather dramatic to really see this coming off in sheets." Even the membrane covering her internal organs -- her eyes, mouth, and...
  • Girl, 2, Survives for Days After Dad Dies

    12/21/2003 7:15:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 205+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/19/03
    Girl, 2, Survives for Days After Dad Dies Fri Dec 19, 8:24 AM ET PHOENIX (Reuters) - A two-year-old girl survived on a diet of butter, mayonnaise and water for at least several days in her west Phoenix home as her father lay dead on the couch nearby, authorities say. Police said Thursday they believed the girl was able to open the refrigerator and turn on a kitchen water faucet to sustain herself for the days she spent alone in the small residence. She was found late on Wednesday by police officers and was reported to be in good condition...
  • Man survives UN bomb and Bali blast

    08/21/2003 12:30:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 597+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | August 21 2003
    An Australian land mine expert survived the truck bombing at the UN offices in Baghdad - less than a year after narrowly escaping injury in the Bali nightclub blasts. Rodney Cocks, of Melbourne, was at the UN headquarters when the huge explosion rocked the building on Tuesday, the Sydney Morning Herald said. The 27-year-old was in Iraq as part of a mine clearance unit. The newspaper said that moments before the detonation, he left his desk, about 15 yards from the centre of the blast, and walked to another office to search for a phone number. "I was standing there,...
  • SUDANESE PLANE CRASH - Toddler Survives Plane Crash That Killed 116

    07/08/2003 7:21:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 224+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/08/03 | Staff Writer
    A two-year-old girl is the only survivor of a plane crash that killed 105 passengers and 11 crew shortly after take off in Sudan. The plane had just left Port Sudan airport on the Red Sea for a pre-dawn internal flight to the country's capital Khartoum. The toddler has been named as Lena Abdallah. It is not known whether her parents were on board. The pilot of the Boeing 737 reported trouble and tried to turn back. But flight SD 39 crashed in an uninhabited area just three miles away from the airport. Funeral preparations Government spokesman Salah Ali Ahmed...