Published: Aug 16, 2021
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The death toll from Haitis massive earthquake has more than doubled to 724, authorities said Sunday, as government officials sought aid from U.S. first responders. Tropical Storm Grace bore down on the ravaged country with heavy rains forecast for Monday, threatening to further complicate relief efforts.
Published: Jul 18, 2021
BERLIN - German military units helped clear roads Saturday and open more rescue routes into areas devastated by massive floods that claimed more than 150 lives in Germany and Belgium and raised alarms that the disaster was a glimpse into growing threats from climate change.
Published: Jul 30, 2020
WASHINGTON - Of the nearly 150,000 Americans who have died of covid-19, more than 6,100 have died in Texas, and 302 of those deaths have occurred in Hidalgo County, along the country's southern border. Forty-five of those bodies are in a refrigerated 18-wheeler that Aaron Rivera bought three weeks ago, when the phone was ringing off the hook at his Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen.
Published: Jul 11, 2020
WASHINGTON - The coronavirus proved substantially deadlier to people of color under the age of 65 than to their white counterparts in the early days of the pandemic, an in-depth analysis released Friday found.
Published: Mar 22, 2020
Global anxiety over the coronavirus centered on Europe on Saturday, where Italy is bearing the brunt of the pandemic's unceasing spread. Italian officials announced that 793 people had succumbed to the virus in a single day. The staggering number brought the nation's total dead to more than 4,800, the most for a single country.
Published: Mar 02, 2020
The novel coronavirus continued its march around the globe Monday, despite travel restrictions aimed at curtailing its spread, but hopes of a coordinated monetary response by central banks lifted world markets following last week's heavy losses.
Published: Jan 30, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus rose to 7,711 on the Chinese mainland and the death toll hit 170 as of Wednesday midnight, the National Health Commission said on Thursday morning.
Published: Jun 24, 2019
Sihanoukville, Cambodia - The retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continued Monday, as the death toll rose to 24 with no further survivors expected to be found under the debris of the seven-storey Chinese-owned construction site.
Published: Apr 16, 2019
ROAD accidents during the first five days of the Songkran festival have left 297 people dead and 2,807 injured with drunken driving again singled out as the main cause of the accidents, according to the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Tuesday.