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US mudslide death toll climbs to 28

An American flag hangs from the only cedar post left standing at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. AP

The official death toll from Washington state’s mudslide has increased to 28, and the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says 22 of those victims have been identified.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US landslide death toll rises to 24

The Oso Community Church displays a sign reading "pray with us for our community" in Oso off of Highway 530 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37. AP

Rescuers digging through the debris of a monster US landslide found another 10 bodies Tuesday, officials said, bringing the death toll to 24 with potentially more than 170 still unaccounted for.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US landslide death toll rises to at least 14

A house is seen destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37 near Oso, Washington. More than 100 people remained unaccounted for as of Monday.  AP

The death toll from a devastating landslide in the US state of Washington rose to at least 14 Monday with over 150 more potentially missing, as the White House announced federal help.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US landslide death toll doubles to 8

In this aerial photo taken Saturday, March 23, 2014, a massive mudslide is shown in between the towns of Darrington, Wash., and Arlington, Wash. The slide killed at least three people and many people are still unaccounted for, and authorities said Sunday that searchers were flying over the one-square-mile mudslide in helicopters. AP/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam

Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the sludge of a massive landslide in the northwestern state of Washington, bringing the death toll to at least eight from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Long after MNLF siege, death toll still rising

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BADJAO EVACUEES  Once a popular promenade, Roseller T. Lim Boulevard in Zamboanga City’s Cawa-Cawa District has become a squalid encampment for seafaring Badjao displaced by the siege of the city by Moro National Liberation Front rebels last September. Disease stalks the camps, inflicting a high mortality rate, particularly among children.  EDWIN BACASMAS

The loss of lives continues six months after a standoff between government forces and a splinter Moro rebel group, casting a shadow over the signing this week of a comprehensive Bangsamoro peace accord the Aquino administration hopes will end decades-long fighting in Mindanao.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

New York gas blast death toll rises to eight

Responders work at the site of a gas leak-triggered explosion in East Harlem, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment buildings that collapsed Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Marcus Santos, Pool)

Rescuers scouring the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings leveled in a gas explosion found the body of an eighth victim on Thursday, nearly 36 hours after the disaster.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Corpses still being found in Tacloban 4 months after ‘Yolanda’

RESIDENTS of the village of Sagkahan in Tacloban City view the destruction left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on their community. FILE PHOTO

Bodies are still being found under the wreckage almost four months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged the Philippines as survivors struggle to rebuild their lives, officials said Thursday.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 dead in Bangkok blast as fears mount over political violence

A Thailand souvenir t-shirt hangs above the scene of an explosion littered with blood and small pairs of shoes at a main protest site in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. AP

An explosion in a busy Bangkok shopping district killed two people and injured 22 on Sunday, a day after a young girl died and dozens were hurt in an attack on a protest rally.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yolanda survivors skeptical about gov’t’s body count

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Survivors of the Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) remain unconvinced by the body count presented by the national government three months after the monster typhoon struck the country, leaving it with its worst calamity in decades.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll rises to 16 Indonesia volcano

Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows during an eruption in Namantaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. AP.

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Agaton’ death toll reaches 68

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Part of the national highway in front of the Mindanao University of Science and Technology and the Limketkai mall complex is flooded due to incessant rains brought about by Tropical Storm “Agaton.” PHOTO/JB R. DEVEZA

Fatalities from the year’s first tropical depression rose to 68 Thursday, from Wednesday’s 66, a statement from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Agaton’ damage up at P369M; death toll, 49

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The damage to infrastructure and agriculture wrought by Tropical Depression “Agaton” has risen to P369 million from 328 million with the death toll now at 49, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mindanao folks get respite from rain; death toll at 45

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RESCUERS use motorized boats to rescue children trapped in the middle of a flooded rice field in M’lang, North Cotabato. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

People in flood- and landslide-stricken areas of Mindanao got a respite from nearly two weeks of foul weather on Wednesday when a low pressure area that had intensified into a depression and weakened back to a low pressure area finally dissipated, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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