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Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Croatia; 5 Deaths Reported

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, destroying buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town southeast of the capital. Authorities said five people were killed and at least 20 were …

70-Year-Old Pulled Out Alive in Turkey as Quake Toll Hits 66

IZMIR, Turkey — Rescue workers in western Turkey extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 66 people and injuring more …

Rescuers Comb Building Rubble After Albanian Quake Kills 18

THUMANE, Albania — Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 18 people and injured more than 600. The magnitude-6.4 quake was felt …

87 Dead in Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

Rescuers using floodlights worked into the night Wednesday to attempt to free dozens of people believed trapped under an eight-story building housing garment factories that collapsed near Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 87 people. In some places, they were able …

Blasts Caused by Arms Depot Fire in the Republic of Congo

Blasts rocked the capital of the Republic of Congo Sunday morning after a weapons depot caught fire, officials said, killing and wounding unknown numbers people and forcing 2,000 to flee their homes. Another explosion struck the area early in the …