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Death toll in ferry sinking climbs to 8

In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, a survivor from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, is pushed on a wheelchair after arriving at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines. AP

The official death toll in Saturday’s sinking of the MV Maharlika 2 off the Surigao-Leyte channel climbed to eight as of 3:30 p.m. Monday after five more bodies were recovered by search-and-rescue teams.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 killed, 110 rescued in sinking of ferry near Southern Leyte


The death toll in the sinking of MV Maharlika II, an inter-island ferry, near Southern Leyte, rose to three on Sunday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 file image made available on Thursday, Aug. 22, by Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show bodies after an attack on Ghouta, Syria. One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO/Shaam News Network

The death toll from Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan landslide toll feared to more than double

Japan's Self-Defense Force members search for survivors in the rubble in a mud-ridden residential area following a massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city on Wednesday, crushing dozens of houses after heavy rains.(AP Photo/Kyodo News)

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said Friday, as the number of missing people rose to 52 in addition to the 39 confirmed dead.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gaza death toll rises above 2,000


The death toll in the war-torn Gaza Strip rose above 2,000 Monday, the health ministry said as more people injured in over a month of fighting with the Israelis succumbed to their wounds.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »