World News

18 Dead in Russian Coal Mine Blast

Russian officials say an explosion at a coal mine in the country's north has killed 18 miners.

Some reports say the cause of the blast was a build-up of methane gas. The reports have not been confirmed.

Officials say 10 bodies have so far been brought up from the mine.

Only a handful of miners are reported to have been rescued from the mine.

The deadly accident took place Monday in Russia's Komi region.

Feature Story

People wait to receive food and supplies from an aid distribution point set up inside a makeshift camp at Mpoko Airport in Bangui, Jan. 7, 2014.

Global Population Predicted to Reach Nearly 11 Billion by 2100

Study, an extension of a 2013 United Nations report, says growth is unlikely to stabilize this century More

Special Reports