February 12, 2016

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More than 100 people remain missing after Taiwan earthquake

TAINAN, Taiwan — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones. More than 100 people are believed to still be under the debris in Read More…

At least eight dead in earthquake in northeast India

GAUHATI, India — A strong earthquake damaged buildings, killed at least eight people and injured more than 100 in India’s remote northeast region early Monday. The death and injuries were caused by falling debris. Manipur state’s home minister, G. Gaikhangam, said several areas suffered extensive damage, especially the capital, Imphal. He did not give details Read More…

Earthquake death toll continues to rise; survivors seek aid

SHANGLA, Pakistan — Afghanistan and Pakistan were scrambling Wednesday to rush aid to survivors of this week’s magnitude-7.5 earthquake as the region’s overall death toll from the temblor rose to 385. Pakistan’s disaster management authority said the nation’s dead now were at 267, with 220 people killed in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and another Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, Oct. 27

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. House GOP leaders reach budget deal with White House Now they are throwing their collective weight behind the hard-won fiscal plan to head off a government debt crisis and forestall a government shutdown in December. 2. Quake death Read More…

Death toll rises to 311 in Pakistan, Afghanistan from earthquake

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Rescuers were struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday as officials said the combined death toll from the previous day’s earthquake rose to 311. According to Afghan and Pakistani officials, 237 people died in Pakistan and 74 in Afghanistan in the magnitude-7.5 quake, which was centered deep beneath Read More…

Afghan earthquake kills at least 46, felt throughout Asia

KABUL, Afghanistan — A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused 46 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the sparsely populated province of Badakhshan, Read More…

Earthquake, unrest, fuel shortages combine to keep tourists from Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Just when Nepal was recovering from the devastating earthquake that killed thousands, flattened hundreds of thousands of houses and chased away foreign tourists, protests by ethnic groups and severe fuel shortages are again keeping visitors away from the nation known for highest peaks in the world. The comeback that the damaged tourism Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Sept. 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOP candidates debate more than Trump The Republican presidential contest takes a substantive and serious turn in the latest prime-timedebate, with candidates wrangling over immigration, gay marriage and foreign affairs. 2. Thousands pour into Croatia after clashes Read More…

At least five dead, 1 million evacuated after Chile earthquake

SANTIAGO, Chile — A major earthquake just off the Chilean shore killed five people, forced 1 million to evacuate and shook the Earth so strongly the tremor was felt across South America. Several coastal towns were flooded from small tsunami waves set off by the quake. The magnitude-8.3 quake that hit off northern Chile on Read More…

Nepalese rescuers find three bodies, wreckage of U.S. Marine helicopter

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash. “The wreckage of the helicopter was found in pieces Read More…