Deemed the worst earthquake to hit the nation in 80 years, the death toll has risen to more than 7,500.
The British passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 miles off the Irish coast.
The death toll soared past 3,700, even without a full accounting from mountain villages that workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
Three decades after lethal gas swept through Bhopal, the central Indian city remains haunted by memories of the world's worst industrial disaster.
The Arctic may be cold, but the politics surrounding it are pretty hot. There is a great deal at stake.
Libya's interim government said that the fire could trigger a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" in Tripoli, appealing for "international help" to extinguish the inferno.
Yasuni National Park is home to many sensitive animal species, as well as two indigenous communities, and is considered one of the most biodiverse places in the world.
The "super-typhoon" developed on November 3, and proceeded to devastate the Philippines with wind speeds up to 195 mph before making its way to Vietnam, Taiwan, and parts of China.
Three men flew from Berlin to Moscow, were taken in a car with tinted glass windows to a secret location - where they met Edward Snowden. The meeting was very interesting. So were the three visitors.
A train carrying crude and petroleum derailed and caused explosions near the Canadian village of Gainford, Alberta, forcing the entire community to evacuate, and firefighters have decided they must let the resulting blaze burn itself out.