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UPDATE: Death Toll from Philippine Typhoon Bopha Passes 270

Mud-stained bodies covered with banana leaves were laid out in a row and survivors dried their soiled belongings on the roadside under a bright sun Wednesday, a day after a typhoon killed more than 270 people [IJ Ed. note: Latest …

Philippines’ Biggest Typhoon Kills at least 230; Hundreds More Missing

The death toll from the Philippines’ strongest typhoon this year rose on Wednesday to around 230, with hundreds missing in landslides and floodwaters, as the storm continued its destructive path across the island nation. Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of …

Guatemalans Huddle in Streets after Deadly Quake

Guatemalans fearing aftershocks huddled in the dark and frigid streets of this mountain town wrapped in blankets early Thursday, while others crowded inside its hospital, the only building left with electricity after a powerful earthquake killed at least 48 people …

Probe into Fatal Hong Kong Ferry Collision May Take Six Months

Hong Kong authorities began inspecting the wreckage of a leisure boat on Wednesday amid questions over how a collision with a commuter ferry in relatively calm weather killed 38 people in one of the city’s worst accidents in recent decades. …

At Least 37 Dead in Hong Kong Ferry Collision

At least 37 people died and dozens were injured when a ferry carrying more than 120 people on a company outing collided with another ferry and sank near an island south of Hong Kong on Monday night in one of …

Tornado Hits Fair in Spain; Flood Deaths Reach 10

A tornado swept through a fairground in a Spanish town, knocking down a Ferris wheel and injuring 35 people, while the death toll from flooding in the same southern region of the country rose to 10, authorities said Saturday. Friday’s …

Death Toll in Iran Quake Raised to at Least 250

The death toll from twin earthquakes in Iran has risen to 250 [later reports put the death toll in excess of 300], Iranian state television said on Sunday, while over 2,000 were injured and thousands spent the night outdoors after …

China Rains, Floods Cause Many Deaths; Beijing Hit Hard

The heaviest rain to hit Beijing in six decades killed at least 10 people [latest reports put the death toll at 37] and left cars and buses submerged, and 10 other storm deaths [now at least 17] were reported elsewhere …

Death Toll Mounts from Floods in Southern Russia

The death toll from severe flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia has risen to at least 150 [later reports put the number of deaths at more than 170]. Torrential rains dropped more than 28 centimeters (nearly a …

Flash Floods Kill More Than 530 in Philippines

As a storm that killed more than 530 in the southern Philippines raged outside the store where she works, Amor Limbago worriedly called home to check on her parents, but their cell phones just kept ringing and later went dead. …