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More than 100 die in Tanzania ferry disaster

More than 100 die in Tanzania ferry disaster

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday.

Hunt for survivors as Japan quake toll rises to 30

Hunt for survivors as Japan quake toll rises to 30

The majority of the dead are from the small rural town of Atsuma, where a cluster of dwellings were wrecked when a hillside collapsed from the force of the earthquake.

Kerala flood toll soars to 164, rescue work stepped up

Kerala flood toll soars to 164, rescue work stepped up

The state has been pounded by the worst monsoon rains in almost a century since August 8.

Death toll in Central Java landslide rises to 11

Death toll in Central Java landslide rises to 11

Indonesian rescue workers on Sunday recovered three more bodies from the landslide that buried farmers in Central Java province late last week, bringing the death toll to 11.

Taiwan rescuers scour tilting buildings after quake kills 7

Taiwan rescuers scour tilting buildings after quake kills 7

Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people and injured more than 250.

California rescuers search for victims of deadly mudslides

California rescuers search for victims of deadly mudslides

The search for victims of last week's deadly mudslides in southern California continued on Monday, with hundreds of rescue workers with dogs and scanners hunting for four people still listed as missing.

Toddler rescued after 12 hours in Swiss Alps crevice

Toddler rescued after 12 hours in Swiss Alps crevice

The girl and her family had been visiting the region near the Aletsch glacier in southern Switzerland when she strayed from a foot path and fell into a narrow fissure in the ground.

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

270 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide - mayor

270 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide - mayor

Rescue workers have recovered 270 bodies so far from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and the search continues for more, the mayor said on Tuesday.

Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks

Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks

Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant route meant to have been all but shut down.

Indian mine collapse toll rises to 11 as rescuers search

Indian mine collapse toll rises to 11 as rescuers search

The toll from a deadly mine collapse in eastern India's Jharkhand state rose to 11 on Saturday with rescue workers searching for more bodies under the rubble.

119 killed as train derails in northern India

119 killed as train derails in northern India

At least 119 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors.