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Indonesia train derails in landslide; 3 dead

Indonesian police search for survivors following a train derailment at village Mekar Sari in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia, Friday, April 4, 2014. A landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed a train as it travelled through Indonesia's main island of Java. Rail track is seen at bottom. (AP Photo/Erwin Gobel)

A railway official says at least three people were killed when a passenger train hit mounds of mud after heavy rain triggered a landslide in central Indonesia. Two others are in critical condition.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mudslide missing drops to 22; 24 confirmed dead

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

Authorities in Washington state said they believe 22 people are still missing in the deadly mudslide that has killed at least 24 people.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Confirmed dead in US mudslide rises to 21

In this photo, published Sunday, March 30, 2014, by the Seattle Times, Randy Fay, a volunteer rescue technician with Snohomish County's SnoHawk 10 rescue helicopter, helps Jetty Dooper, from the Netherlands, after a mudslide struck near Oso, Wash., on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Dooper, while visiting her friend Robin Youngblood who lived in the area, was caught in the slide when a wave of mud crashed into Youngblood’s house. AP

Authorities say the number of people who have been confirmed dead from a U.S. mudslide has increased to 21, from 18.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Missing from US mudslide drops from 90 to 30

Searchers pause for a moment of silence at the scene of a deadly mudslide Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Besides the more than two dozen bodies already found, many more people could be buried in the debris pile left from the mudslide one week ago. Ninety people are listed as missing. AP

The number of people still missing after a monster US landslide dropped dramatically to 30 Saturday, as rescuers held a moment’s silence exactly one week after tragedy struck.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Officials losing hope of finding slide survivors

Workers use heavy equipment to clear trees and other debris, Thursday, March 27, 2014, as the search continued for victims of the massive mudslide that struck Saturday near Darrington, Wash. AP

State officials all but abandoned hope of finding survivors under tons of twisted, sodden earth as a community waited in anguish to learn the full scope of what is already one of the most devastating landslides in U.S. history.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Basyang leaves 3 dead, 30,000 displaced

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Three people died while close to 30,000 people were affected after a storm whipped through disaster-weary Visayas and Mindanao, knocking out power and leaving roads impassable, the Philippine disaster management agency said Saturday.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Basyang’ unleashes floods, landslides in Southern Leyte

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The province of Southern Leyte was declared under a state of calamity Saturday after a flash flood destroyed at least 20 houses in this city and landslides triggered by continuous heavy rain brought by Tropical Depression Basyang blocked a number of roads in the province, Governor Roger Mercado said.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Indonesia landslides kill 17 villagers; 10 missing

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A government official says two landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 17 people and left ten others missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | 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 »

Flashfloods, landslides threaten parts of Visayas, Mindanao

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The low pressure area, which was previously Tropical Depression Agaton, continued to hover near Davao City on Tuesday and posed threats of possible flashfloods and landslides.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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