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Death Toll Hits 10 in European Flooding

Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers – reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501. …

Medical Examiner: 24 Dead in Oklahoma Twister

Emergency crews combed the sticks and rubble remains of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday morning less than a day after a massive tornado slammed through the community, flattening homes and demolishing an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, …

Bangladesh Collapse Search Over; Death Toll 1,127

Nearly three weeks after a Bangladesh garment factory building collapsed, the search for the dead ended Monday at the site of the worst disaster in the history of the global garment industry. The death toll: 1,127. Mohammed Amir Hossain Mazumder, …

Bangladesh Building Collapse Death Toll Nears 350

Police in Bangladesh took five people into custody in connection with the collapse of a shoddily-constructed building that killed at least 348 people, as rescue workers admitted Saturday that voices of survivors are getting weaker after four days of being …

FBI Calls Boston Marathon Bombings ‘Potential’ Terrorist Act; III’s Hartwig Safe at Scene

The death toll from the bombings at the Boston Marathon has risen to three. More than 140 people are being treated at area hospitals for injuries, some of them grave and involving amputations. There were two explosions around 2:50 p.m. …

Death Toll in Tanzania Building Collapse Close to 30

The death toll from a building that collapsed in Tanzania’s largest city rose to 30 early Monday, according to a government agency statement. Rescue workers have given up hope of finding more survivors after the 16-story building in Dar es …

Tornado in Bangladesh Leaves 20 Dead, 200 Injured

A tornado that ripped through 20 villages in eastern Bangladesh has killed 20 people and injured 200, a government official said Saturday. Initial reports said at least 10 people were killed and a newspaper put the toll for the injured …

Deaths in Libya From Alcohol Poison Reaches 87

Libya’s health minister says the death toll from drinking homemade alcohol that contained poisonous methanol has risen to 87. Minister Nouri Doghman says 1,044 people have been harmed. He said Sunday that 15 people were blinded, and others went into …

Indonesia Landslides, Floods Damage Homes

Rescuers found five more bodies in the mud after flooding and landslides in northern Indonesia, bringing the death toll to 15 after the disaster that sent thousands fleeing for safe ground, police and witnesses said Monday. Crying relatives watched in …

Blaze Kills 2 at Curacao Fireworks Warehouse

Authorities in Curacao say another person has died from an explosion at a fireworks warehouse, raising the death toll to two victims. Police spokesman Reggie Huggins says seven people were injured in the explosion Saturday at the government-owned building where …