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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. …

200 Dead, More Missing, as 7.2 Quake Collapses Buildings in Eastern Turkey

The latest news reports have put the death toll at more than 200 with over 1,000 injured as a strong magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck eastern Turkey at 10:41 UTC (1.41 pm local time) near the city of Van in Eastern …

Irene Blamed for 38 Deaths; $20 Billion Economic Loss; Worst Flooding in Decades

New Jersey and Vermont struggled with their worst flooding in decades Monday, a day after Hurricane Irene slammed an already soaked U.S. Northeast with torrential rain, dragging away homes and submerging neighborhoods underwater. The massive storm churned up the U.S. …

Alaskan Highway Deaths Up This Year

The number of traffic fatalities on Alaska highways is up from last year. The Department of Public Safety said that as of Monday, there had been 40 fatalities, nearly a dozen more than at the same time each in 2009 …

Brazil Flood Death Toll Rising; Roads, Houses Destroyed

Rescue workers dug for survivors Thursday and struggled to reach areas cut off by floods and landslides that have killed at least 482 people in one of Brazil’s deadliest natural disasters in decades. Torrents of mud and water set off …

Mississippi Fire Deaths Totaled 80 in 2010

Fire deaths in Mississippi totaled 80 in 2010, according to the state fire marshal’s office. Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Ricky Davis tells The Clarion-Ledger that his office investigated 69 of the fatal blazes. Davis says the 2009 totals were higher …

Floods Head for Australia’s Brisbane, Many Evacuate

Authorities urged thousands of residents to leave the outskirts of Australia’s third largest city on Tuesday as others sandbagged homes and stockpiled food in anticipation of rising floodwaters and further heavy rain. Ten people died overnight, with cars and pedestrians …