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From TheJournal.ie Column: The Bangladesh factory collapse shows us the deadly cost of cheap fashion Opinion

Column: The Bangladesh factory collapse shows us the deadly cost of cheap fashion

Following the tragic accident at a Bangladesh clothing factory, Penneys has said it will give money to people who lost family members in the collapse – but we as consumers have a responsibility too, says Ruth Tanner.

From TheJournal.ie UPDATE: Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory Disaster

UPDATE: Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory

The death toll has now reached 363 but is expected to rise.

From TheJournal.ie No more 'cries for help' as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh building Disaster

No more 'cries for help' as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh building

The death toll in the building collapse has now reached 363 but it is expected to increase.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air Opinion

Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air

As former US vice-president Al Gore arrives in Dublin today to speak about climate change, global hunger and poverty, Dom Hunt explains why climate change needs to be recognised as a global issue.

From TheJournal.ie 416 years ago today: Explosion kills 1pc of Dublin's population Gunpowder Disaster

416 years ago today: Explosion kills 1pc of Dublin's population

126 people died, and 40 riverside homes were ruined, when a consignment of gunpowder exploded at the quays.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster Costa Concordia

PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster

Officials have promised that the ship, which is twice the size of the Titanic, will be removed by September.

From The42 When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets Slideshow This post contains images

When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets

The Liverpool midfielder would be best advised to stay away from the site over the next few hours.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal Sandy This post contains images

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal

The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola Flooding This post contains images

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

From TheJournal.ie Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October

However, no trial is expected until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster Japan

Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster

The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico Wildfire This post contains videos This post contains images

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico

Fire on Colorado grew to more than 80 sq km in one day.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years Centralia This post contains images

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years

Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining town but a fire which spread through its coal mines is still raging half a century on…

From TheJournal.ie 14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake Disaster This post contains images

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake

At least 16 people were killed in the quake early yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie 26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine Chernobyl

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine

People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl Remembered This post contains images

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl

Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy Titanic100 This post contains images

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy

Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.

From TheJournal.ie Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic Titanic100

Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic

The significance of this picture was only discovered long after it was taken by a seaman on another liner cruising off Newfoundland at the time Titanic sank.

17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia Titanic100 This post contains images

17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia

From shower curtains to inflatable slides, here are some of the items you may not want to mark the disaster’s 100th anniversary with…

From TheJournal.ie The ocean floor pics that show how the Titanic sank Titanic100 This post contains images

The ocean floor pics that show how the Titanic sank

New images show how the exact break-up of the Titanic might now be understood – and whether the ship had a fatal design flaw.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis Disaster

Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis

The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.

From TheJournal.ie Charred bodies and broken beds: Horror of Honduras prison fire emerges Prison Fire

Charred bodies and broken beds: Horror of Honduras prison fire emerges

Survivors have described the scenes inside the packed cells as the blaze tore through the jail.

From TheJournal.ie Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti Haiti

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981 State Papers

RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981

The State papers, released under the 30-year rule, also show that the owners of the Stardust asked the Government to pay their legal fees for appearing at a tribunal of inquiry into the tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie So what DID cause Monday night’s floods? Flooding

So what DID cause Monday night’s floods?

Theories abound as local authorities, businesses and ordinary citizens count the cost of one evening’s deluge.

From TheJournal.ie Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display Titanic100 This post contains images

Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display

Jeremiah Burke wrote a goodbye note and threw it overboard in a bottle – a year after his death in the disaster, it washed up near his former home.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines Typhoon Nesat This post contains images

Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines

As the clean-up begins in the Philippines, the death toll from the storm has risen to 20 people, while another 35 are still unaccounted for.

From TheJournal.ie More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks Zanzibar

More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks

At least 200 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar, an island off Tanzania in Africa. The country is to observe three days of national mourning for the victims of the tragedy.

From The42 Heartbreak as injury rules Wallace out of World Cup Disaster

Heartbreak as injury rules Wallace out of World Cup

Irish flanker out after injuring knee against England this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Over €30 million found after Japanese disaster handed in Japan

Over €30 million found after Japanese disaster handed in

Police say they have returned the majority of the money to its rightful owners.

From The42 Dejected Messi booed by fans and frozen out by teammates Disaster This post contains videos

Dejected Messi booed by fans and frozen out by teammates

The player was confronted by defender Nicolás Burdisso after another disappointing Copa América performance.

From TheJournal.ie Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture Oil Spill This post contains images

Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture

Hundreds of barrels worth of oil flood 25 miles downstream in Montana river as ExxonMobile pipeline springs leak beneath riverbed.

The Titanic: Nine things you may not have known about the legendary liner

The world’s most famous – or infamous – ocean liner was launched in Belfast 100 years ago today. Here we look at some of the facts which don’t always make it into the history books.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster Japan This post contains images

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster

People pause to remember earthquake which hit at 6.46am GMT this day a month ago – but work must go on to recover bodies and rebuild towns.

From TheJournal.ie Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty Read Me

Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty

On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesia braced for tsunami to hit at 6pm local time Pacific Tsunami

Indonesia braced for tsunami to hit at 6pm local time

Indonesia is in a state of high alert, as the tsunami makes its way towards the shore. It’s expected to hit at 11am Irish time.

From TheJournal.ie Second earthquake this week hits Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand

Second earthquake this week hits Wellington, New Zealand

Area north-west of city was struck with a 4.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night.

From TheJournal.ie 'No chance' of finding more survivors in Christchurch New Zealand

'No chance' of finding more survivors in Christchurch

New Zealand officials have declared the search for survivors of the earthquake over, saying efforts have now shifted to the recovery of loved ones and their return to their families.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand earthquake was just 'waiting to happen' New Zealand

New Zealand earthquake was just 'waiting to happen'

Why the Christchurch happened, why it caused so much damage – and why there are still dangers to come.