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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 …

Europe Storm Deaths Rise to 15; Huge Cleanup Ahead

The Europe storm death toll has risen to 15 after Danish police say a driver was killed when he crashed into a tree knocked down by violent gusts. Monday’s storm was one of the worst in years in western and …

A Complex Task in Tallying Sandy’s Death, Damage

Tracking the toll of a disaster like Superstorm Sandy is not like keeping score at a baseball game. Its damage to lives and property may never be known precisely, and there are multiple ways to tally it. In the case …

Philippine Quake Damages Historic Churches

The earthquake that struck the central Philippines and killed at least 144 people also dealt a serious blow to the region’s historical and religious legacy by heavily damaging a dozen or more churches, some of them hundreds of years old. …

Death Toll in Philippines Quake Jumps to 93

The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power. …

Italy Holds Suspected Ship Captain; Death Toll 275

Italy on Tuesday detained a 35-year-old Tunisian man suspected of being the captain of a boat carrying African migrants that sank off the tiny island of Lampedusa. Divers, meanwhile, recovered dozens of additional bodies from the wreckage, raising the death …

Typhoon Blows Into China, Kills 33 People in Asia

A powerful typhoon that slammed into southern China with winds that blew cars off the road has caused more deaths, bringing the toll in Asia to at least 33 on Monday. Typhoon Usagi, which was the season’s strongest storm at …

Death Toll Climbs to 15 in Indonesia Boat Sinking

The death toll from an overcrowded asylum seeker boat carrying more than 200 people that sank off Indonesia’s coast has climbed to 15 after four more bodies were recovered, a rescuer said Friday. The women’s bodies were located late Thursday …

Search Halted in Pennsylvania Building Collapse; 6 Dead

After a slow but steady overnight search buoyed by the discovery of a woman in the rubble, rescue workers at the scene of a building collapse that killed six people took a temporary break Thursday in what had been a …

Death Toll Hits 120 in Deadly China Fire

Authorities have raised the death toll by one to 120 in this week’s disastrous fire at a northeast China poultry processing plant. The State Administration of Work Safety said Wednesday that 17 of the 395 people at work during Monday’s …