Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Nov 15 : Exhausted and exposed to freezing cold, survivors of a weekend earthquake in western Iran begged authorities for food and shelter on Tuesday, saying aid was slow to reach them. Iranian officials called off rescue operations earlier in the day on the grounds there was little chance of finding […]

Hopes for Mexico quake survivors dim as search enters 6th day

By Noe Torres and Alexandra Alper MEXICO CITY, Sept 24 : Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding. The search continued in […]

Mexico searches for earthquake survivors against increasing odds

By Daniel Trotta and Adriana Barrera MEXICO CITY, Sept 21 : Rescuers labored against long odds into the dawn on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and untold other survivors who may be trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years. More than 50 survivors have been plucked […]