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Death toll from Indonesian mudslide rises to 56

Rescuers search for the victims of a landslide that swept away a village in Jemblung, Central Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. About 2,000 rescuers, including soldiers, police and volunteers, have been mobilized to dig through the mud and wreckage after the landslide Friday buried more than 100 houses and left dozens of people dead or missing. (AP Photo)

The death toll from a mudslide that flattened much of a village in central Indonesia rose to 56 on Monday before rain forced rescuers to halt their search for dozens of missing people, officials said.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

20 dead, 88 missing in Indonesian landslide

Rescuers remove the body of a victim of landslides that swept away houses in Jemblung village, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. AP

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the tragedy, officials said.

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

Homes collapse, 39 injured in Japan earthquake

Japan earthquake

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

School loses pump, bulbs as evacuees leave

RESIDENTS living within the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone of Mayon Volcano seek temporary shelter at Camalig North Central School in Camalig town, Albay province. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Days after over a thousand evacuees along the extended danger zone of restive Mayon Volcano were sent home, officials of the just-vacated public elementary school here found that many of their classrooms had missing light bulbs.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cemetery not spared from natural calamity


Even the dead are not spared from the devastation of natural calamities.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »