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US housing starts fall in February

Washington - New US home construction fell slightly in February from January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday, as the market continued to suffer from harsh winter storms.New home starts took place at an annual pace of 907,000 units, compared to a 909,000 u...
In the Media by AFP

Mumbai building collapse kills six

Mumbai - An apartment block collapsed in the Indian financial hub Mumbai on Friday, killing six people and injuring three others in the latest of a string of deadly building cave-ins, authorities said.Dozens of rescuers scoured the rubble in search of anyone st...
In the Media by Aditya Phatak (AFP)

Hochtief builds up stake in Leighton of Australia

Frankfurt - German construction group Hochtief said Monday it plans to tighten its grip on Australia's biggest building company by raising its stake to 74 percent.
In the Media by AFP

Student tragedy in S. Korea as building collapse kills 10

Gyeongju - At least 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an auditorium packed with students collapsed at a resort near the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, officials said Tuesday.More than 560 college students participating in a freshman or...
In the Media by Chan Kyong Park (AFP)

'Three dead, 50 trapped' in S. Korea building collapse

Gyeongju - Three college students were killed and 50 more feared trapped after an auditorium collapsed under heavy snow Monday in the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, Yonhap news agency reported.Emergency services would not confirm the reported deaths, but...
In the Media by AFP

Video: 'Towering Inferno' in Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou - A fire raged through a 20-story building on Qiyi Road in Guangzhou on Sunday night. No casualties have been reported and the blaze has finally been extinguished on Monday morning.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Spanish shepherd blocks construction of luxury golf complex

Jumilla - A 60-year-old Spanish shepherd, unable to read or write, has successfully won a court case to protect his land and has killed off the construction of a giant luxury golf resort in the Murcia region of Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Video: Sinkhole swallows Florida resort building

Around 30 per cent of a three-story villa in a central Florida resort has collapsed into a sinkhole on Monday night. Guests were evacuated safety and fortunately no injuries were reported.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Rumors of hidden cash in building rubble get people digging

Lleida - A building began collapsing in the city center of Lleida, Spain on June 17. Two weeks ago, it finally completely gave way. This week rumors started that there was a pile of cash hidden in the pile of rubble and that's when people started digging.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Police in Belize may lay charges after destruction of Mayan ruin

Archaeologists are appalled and police are considering criminal charges after a construction company willfully destroyed a major ancient Mayan site to make gravel for village roads.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments
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Cool looking abandoned building in Muskegon, Michigan

Thought I'd share these two photos of an abandoned building in Muskegon, Michigan. As you can see, there were nothing...
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