Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

By Parisa Hafezi and Raya Jalabi ANKARA/BAGHDAD, Nov 13 : Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. Rescue teams kept up search operations for dozens trapped beneath the rubble of […]

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 400

By Parisa Hafezi and Raya Jalabi ANKARA/BAGHDAD, Nov 13 : More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well. State television […]

Major quake kills at least 61 in Iran western province – TV

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Nov 13 : At least 61 people were killed and 300 were injured in border areas of Iran when an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck neighbouring Iraq on Sunday, Iranian state television reported. It also quoted the head of the country’s emergency services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying that many of the […]

Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran, several killed in both countries

By Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq, Nov 13 : At least four people died in Iraq and several were killed across the border in Iran on Sunday when a strong earthquake hit the region, officials and state media in the two countries said. The US Geological Survey said the quake measured a magnitude […]

Strong earthquake hits Iraq-Iran border area, six killed in Iran

By Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq, Nov 12 : A strong earthquake hit large parts of northern Iraq and the capital Baghdad on Sunday, and also caused damage in villages across the border in Iran where state TV said at least six people had been killed. There were no immediate reports of casualties […]

After Mexico quakes, Day of the Dead parade honors rescuers

By Dayann Burbano and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY, Oct 29 : Dancing devils, towering skeletons and altars festooned with marigolds made their way down Mexico City’s main thoroughfare on Saturday to commemorate Day of the Dead in a country still mourning nearly 500 people killed in earthquakes last month. More than 700 performers prepared […]