A picture is emerging of some of the 77 people who died when the derelict building in Johannesburg where they were living went up in flames on Aug. 31.
The news came just days before the start of the academic year for most children, even though critics say the risks have been known for some time.
Turkish families got wealthy off a construction system rife with patronage. A Times investigation reveals just how fatally shaky that system was.
More than 43,000 deaths in Turkey from an earthquake have raised painful and angry questions over whether some of those fatalities could have been avoided with better building standards.
Nine people were rescued in Turkey over a week after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the region. The rescues were rare bright spots in one of the bleakest periods in memory…
As the death toll in Turkey and Syria passed 25,000, Ankara was coming under growing criticism for its slow response and tolerance of shoddy construction.