Mexicans race to save schoolgirl buried by quake; death toll at 237

By Michael O’Boyle and Ana Isabel Martinez MEXICO CITY, Sept 21 : Mexican rescuers raced against the clock on Wednesday to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in central Mexico following the country’s most deadly earthquake in three decades. At least 237 people were […]

Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide death toll rises to 19

By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Apr 15 : Emergency workers looking for survivors after a massive rubbish dump collapsed in Sri Lanka suspended their search on Saturday night, having already extracted 19 bodies from the rubble and mud. The 300-foot-high (90-metre) dump in the capital Colombo collapsed after flames engulfed it late on […]

Eleven killed in suspected suicide bombing on Russian metro train

By Denis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Apr 4 : A blast in a St Petersburg train carriage on Monday that killed 11 people and wounded 45 was carried out by a suspected suicide bomber with ties to radical Islamists, Russia’s Interfax news agency cited a law enforcement source as saying. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who […]

Indonesian quake toll passes 100 as rescuers struggle

By Biyan Syahputri and Darren Whiteside PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia, Dec 8 : Indonesian medical teams struggled today to treat scores of people injured in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake a day after more than 100 people were killed in the worst disaster to hit the province since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The quake toppled hundreds […]

Oakland warehouse fire death toll, at 36, not expected to rise

By Curtis Skinner OAKLAND, Calif, Dec 6 : Authorities in Oakland, California, said today they do not expect the death toll from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party to rise above 36 but could not rule it out as they continued picking through debris. Emergency workers have searched and cleared […]

Attack on mourners in Yemen kills more than 140, say local health officials

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Oct 9 : Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral at a community hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the country’s Houthi-run administration said, but the coalition denied any role in the attack. More than 140 mourners were killed, according to local health officials cited by the United Nations, in an attack that […]