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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Somalia’s death toll now at 358 as ‘state of war’ planned

Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country’s deadliest attack, while the toll rose again to 358 and dozens remained missing.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history kills 276

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

California firefighters say they’re gaining the upper hand

With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they were finally getting the upper hand against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the …


Puerto Rico’s death count slowed as paper records replace emails

Puerto Rico’s efforts to record how many people died as a result of Hurricane Maria have slowed to a crawl because a lack of power has forced officials to rely …


Mexican earthquake death toll reaches 90

The death toll from the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that struck southwestern Mexico last week has risen to 90, authorities said, as recovery efforts accelerated in the hardest-hit areas.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Relatively low Harvey death toll is ‘astounding’ to experts

Harvey has so far killed at least 70 people who drowned in floods, got crushed by trees and died during power outages – a surprisingly low toll that experts say …


Kathleen Parker: Harvey, Katrina comparisons intriguing

Chief among the obvious differences is the death toll. Katrina took close to 2,000 lives. As of Friday, Harvey’s toll was 46.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Toll from strong typhoon climbs to 12 dead in southern China

The death toll from Typhoon Hato has risen to at least nine as the most powerful storm to hit the southern China region around Hong Kong in more than half …