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Rescuers scramble to reach survivors as Pakistan quake toll climbs

One resident describes the earthquake as ‘doomsday’.

2 survivors pulled from collapsed Cambodia building

Hopes that more survivors may be found under the debris had been fading.

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

Angry cyclone Fani survivors are protesting for slow relief efforts such as power and shelter. 

Survivors tell of Christchurch mosque massacres terror

Others told of scrambling through broken windows and playing dead among the carnage in a bid to survive.

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Java landslide

Landslides are common in Indonesia, a vast tropical archipelago prone to natural disasters and torrential downpours.

Relatives desperate for news on Indonesia crash victims

Grieving relatives thronged a hospital building being used for victim identification, crouching curbside or sitting on chairs set up under an awning at the building’s entrance.

Indonesia hunts for victims, wreckage of Lion Air plane; survivors unlikely

Although searchers halted efforts overnight, sonar vessels and an underwater drone kept up the hunt for the wreckage, where many victims were feared trapped.

Rescuers search for survivors after Jordan floods kill at least 18...

Neighbouring Israel sent search-and-rescue helicopters to assist, an Israeli military statement said, adding the team dispatched at Amman's request was operating on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea.

At least 34 dead after Uganda landslide

Rescue teams were picking through the rubble, looking for survivors and victims of the disaster which took place on Thursday in the town of Bukalasi in the Bududa district.

Search called off in Indonesian quake-tsunami

The government earlier indicated hard-hit areas would be left untouched as mass graves.

No siren, no warning: Indonesians caught unaware by devastating tsunami

Survivors say they heard no sirens, even though a tsunami warning was issued and then lifted 34 minutes after the quake.

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster

Fears are growing that vast numbers of people have been buried in a massive government housing complex at Balaroa, where the sheer force of the quake turned the earth temporarily to mush.

Last-ditch search for survivors as Indonesia disaster toll tops 1,500

Over 100 people are still unaccounted for, while hundreds of bodies have been buried in mass graves in a bid to avert a disease outbreak from corpses rotting in the tropical sun.

Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

Palu residents crowd around daisy-chained power strips at the few buildings with electricity or queued for water, cash or petrol being brought in via armed police convoy, even as sanitation continues to be a growing problem.

Warship evacuates hundreds from quake-struck Palu

Friday's quake reduced buildings to rubble around Palu and left more than 1,400 people dead.

UK official jailed for stealing Grenfell fire cash

She began stealing shortly after joining the council in October 2017, several months after the June 14 inferno at the public housing bloc, which killed 71 people.

Rescuers seek signs of life after Philippine typhoon landslides

The village of Ucab in the picturesque Cordillera region was hit by one of 50 landslides triggered by heavy rains brought by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164

Local authorities, international relief groups and the central government have begun organising aid, but shattered roads have slowed efforts to reach survivors in the mountainous north of Lombok.

More than 70,000 homeless after deadly Lombok quake

There are fears the death toll will rise as workers with heavy machinery claw through the rubble of homes, schools and mosques, with hopes of finding any survivors fading.

Japan races to find survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

The death toll from the rains reached at least 94 after floodwaters forced several million people from their homes, NHK national television said, the highest toll since 98 people were killed in a typhoon in 2004.

Thais fear ‘no chance’ of more survivors from tourist boat, nearly...

The confirmed death toll from the accident off the resort island of Phuket stood at 27, but the navy said divers had spotted "quite a few bodies" in the sunken vessel, the Phoenix.

Rescuers battle high waves in search for Indonesia ferry survivors

An estimated 18 people had been rescued and one passenger was confirmed dead after the ferry sank on Monday. Some 100 rescue personnel, including military and police officials, were deployed in the search.

Across Asia’s borders, trafficking survivors dial in for justice

Tara Khokon Miya is preparing her 27-year-old daughter to testify against the men who trafficked her to India from Dhaka, where she had been working in a garment factory.

Tunisia searches for survivors of deadly shipwreck

A total of 68 survivors on were rescued Sunday off the coast of Sfax in southern Tunisia, while 48 bodies were recovered.