Daily Archive for May 15th, 2006


A Pan Am jumbo jet with 258 passengers on board crashes- hundreds are feared dead.


A woman is murdered with a kitchen knife she carried while investigating a noise outside her home. She bled to death after being stabbed in the leg. The weapon has not been found.


A top Chinese academic is fired after it emerges he faked research into computer chips that aimed at ending the nation”s reliance on foreign suppliers.


Activity on a volcano intensifies, with continuous clouds of ash, gas and rock fragments spewing from its crater. Thousands of people have been moved from the volcano”s upper slopes, but a small number are refusing to leave.


Survivors found 10 weeks after plane crash.