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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 »

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

James-Foley

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 foreigners still missing in Indonesia sinking

indonesia boat sinking

Rescuers on Monday safely recovered 13 more people from a tourist boat that sank after hitting a reef in central Indonesia, but were searching for a Dutch man and an Italian woman who were still missing, officials said.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

6 missing US mountain climbers feared dead

Missing US Mountain Climbers

Six climbers in the United States are presumed dead after helicopters detected pings from emergency beacons buried in the snow far down the slope from their last known location, a Mount Rainier National Park official said Saturday.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Traditional Nigerian hunters want to find girls

In this photo taken on, Sunday, May 18, 2014, armed hunters gather before looking for around 300 abducted school girls in Maiduguri, Nigeria. AP FILE PHOTO

Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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