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UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

‘Brace ourselves’: Cyclone death toll tops 600 in southeast Africa

With the flooding easing in parts of Mozambique, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies


Indonesia searches for tsunami victims; death toll hits 373

Efforts to collect hundreds of bodies and save the injured were stepped up in Indonesia on Monday following the country’s latest tsunami, as scientists collected evidence on how a volcanic …


Tsunami hits without warning in Indonesia, killing over 220

At least 222 people were killed as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, in a disaster that followed an eruption and …


Rise in U.S. deaths in Afghanistan clouds outlook for peace

A rash of American combat deaths in Afghanistan is putting a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump’s commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Searchers in California fires step up efforts before rain

Northern California crews battling the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Fire death toll now reaches 63 and counting in Northern California

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The …


Trump falsely says Democrats inflated Puerto Rico death toll

President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong …


Japan quake toll up to 18 as rescuers dig through landslides

The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 18 on Friday, and in one small town two dozen people remained unaccounted for after …


Puerto Rico: 1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64

Puerto Rico is estimating in a report to Congress that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, though an island official said Thursday that the confirmed toll remains frozen at …


Powerful quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island, 39 dead

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more …


Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 2:51 p.m.

19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

Nineteen people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people who were thought to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus, a Turkish Cypriot official …


Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Facing at least three lawsuits demanding more data on the death toll, Puerto Rico’s government released new information on Tuesday that added detail to the growing consensus that hundreds or …


Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll rises

A rare, brain-damaging virus has killed at least 10 people in southern India, where medical crews are scrambling to manage the spread of the deadly disease – and to minimize …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Rocket attack on Syrian capital kills 35 people

Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled neighborhood of Damascus on Tuesday killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media said, marking one of the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Hurricane center updates Irma death toll in U.S., Caribbean

The death toll from Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains, plus …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria …


Death toll rises amid relentless Syrian air raids: 10 killed

New airstrikes launched by Russian and Syrian government forces on a besieged rebel-held region east of Damascus killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, opposition activists said, part of an …


Death toll in car bombings in Libya’s Benghazi rises to 33

The death toll from a nighttime twin car bombing near a mosque in a residential area of Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi rose to 33 on Wednesday, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Toll from California mudslides rises to 20

Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, as authorities announced another body was found.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

At least 17 dead in California mudslides; cleanup and search for missing underway

Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed …


Final death toll in Somalia’s worst attack is 512 people

The final death toll in October’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country’s worst-ever attack.


Man dies of injuries, raising California wildfires death toll to 44

A man who was badly burned in deadly wildfires in Northern California died of his injuries, raising the death toll to 44.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed over …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area

Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

A list of heartbreak: Newspaper tallies 33,293 dead migrants

A German newspaper has published a list of 33,293 people it says died while trying to immigrate to Europe between 1993 and May of this year.