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4 years 8 months ago

Worldwide swine flu death toll: 18,449

The World Health Organization declared Tuesday that the swine flu pandemic over. The global body's pandemic alert shifted to the "post-peak" or "post-pandemic" stages. WHO last week confirmed 18,449 deaths from swine flu worldwide since the outbreak began in April 2009. The number of lab-confirmed deaths globally has...

5 years 1 month ago

European storms kill dozens

Thousands of firefighters and other rescue workers searched house by house Monday along France's devastated Atlantic coast, trying to help those still stranded by a storm that smashed sea walls and killed at least 62 people across western Europe. The storm, called Xynthia, blew into France early Sunday with...

5 years 1 month ago

Update: Death toll over 200

A devastating earthquake has struck Chile, killing at least 214 people. The magnitude-8.8 quake has collapsed buildings and bridges and sent a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. Roads have been destroyed, and electricity, water and phone lines have been cut to many areas. In the town of Talca,...

5 years 6 months ago

Philippine mudslides, floods kill more than 160

Officials say rescuers have retrieved more than 160 dead from dozens of landslides that buried villages and cut off towns in the rain-soaked northern Philippines. About 450 people have been killed in the country's worst flooding in 40 years after back-to-back storms started pounding the country's north Sept. 26. Officials...

5 years 6 months ago

Death toll in Samoas tsunami grows to 149

Samoans searched flattened homes and debris-filled swamps Thursday as more military ships and planes began arriving on the disaster-stricken Pacific islands after an earthquake and tsunami that killed at least 150 people. The day after the disaster struck, officials were expecting the death toll to rise as more areas...

5 years 6 months ago

Federal officials rush to help tsunami victims

Federal disaster officials say "tens of thousands" of people on American Samoa and Samoa will need their help after a lethal tsunami in the South Pacific. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was flying into American Samoa with food, water and repair supplies early Wednesday, and officials are anticipating the worst....

5 years 6 months ago

Death toll climbs to 9 in southeast flooding

Authorities in Georgia say they have found another Southeast storm victim and the death toll is now nine. Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel says authorities believe the woman was swept from her car just west of Atlanta during thunderstorms that brought several inches of rain to the area. He says...

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