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What’s Next? Devastating Fires Are Latest Challenge in West

SALEM, Ore. — The path of devastation spans thousands of miles where flames have consumed people, homes and cars while leaving a barren, gray landscape. But the massive wildfires aren’t done chewing through the West, shrouding the skies with choking …

Australia Counts Wildfire Devastation After Calamitous Weekend

Hundreds of properties were destroyed across southeastern Australia after searing temperatures and strong winds exacerbated catastrophic wildfires Saturday in one of the worst days of the weeks-long crisis. Dozens of communities, from small towns on the south coast of New …

More Bodies Recovered Near Japan Volcano; Toll now 36

Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover …

80 Dead in Nigeria Building Collapse

The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist’s church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said Thursday. Ibrahim Farinloye of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency announced the toll as search operations continued at T.B. Joshua’s …

Southern China Quake Death Toll Rises to 589

The death toll in southern China’s earthquake jumped from 410 to 589 on Wednesday as search and rescue teams found scores more bodies while pushing into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes. The Yunnan provincial government said …

Typhoon Rammasun Kills 18 in South China

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people, the government said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm’s earlier destruction rose to 94. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left …

Survivor Blames Owner in Turkish Mine Disaster

Miner Erdal Bicak believes he knows why so many of his colleagues died in Turkey’s worst mining disaster: company negligence. And he knows one other thing – he’s never going back down any mine again. Bicak, 24, had just ended …

Death Toll Unknown in South Korea Apartment Building Collapse

North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean hundreds might have died. The …

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Hits 14 as Search Continues

The search for survivors of a deadly mudslide in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington grew Monday to include more than 100 people who are still unaccounted for, as the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris …

Death Toll at 8 After Winter Storm Hits Oklahoma

The death toll from the recent storm that brought snow, sleet, ice and subfreezing temperatures to Oklahoma since late last week rose to 8 on Monday. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management reported the state medical examiner’s office has confirmed …