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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 »

Global Ebola death toll tops 1,000—WHO

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014,  a empty ward after  patients have left while others are scared to be admitted as they fear contracting the Ebola virus at the Kenema Government Hospital situated in the Eastern Province around 300km, (186 miles),  from the capital city of Freetown in Kenema, Sierra Leone.  Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease was first reported in 1976. But until this year, Ebola had never come to West Africa. AP

The Ebola virus has killed 1,013 people and infected another 1,848, latest World Health Organization data showed.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

[VIDEO] Death toll in southern China quake rises to 589, thousands injured


The death toll in southern China’s earthquake jumped from 410 to 589 on Wednesday as search and rescue teams found scores more of bodies as they pushed further into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »