World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 22, 2014
The death toll from the Nigerian church collapse has now climbed to 115 people, with 84 of them South Africans, a South African minister said Monday, citing sources in Lagos.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 20, 2014
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited the collapsed guesthouse at a mega-church in Lagos, promising to investigate the cause of the tragedy as the death toll hit 86, rescuers said on Saturday.
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 20, 2014
The death toll in the heavy rains triggered by typhoon Kalmaegi rose to 8 today, even as nearly 400 students were rescued from an inundated school in China's southwestern Yunnan province.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday September 19, 2014
The death toll due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir has climbed to 277 even as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today expressed hope that the toll would not be as high as feared earlier.
World | Reuters | Friday September 19, 2014
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 16, 2014
More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in the latest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 15, 2014
The death toll from a bus crash on a treacherous mountain road in southeastern Peru has risen to 26, including several children, police said Sunday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 14, 2014
At least eleven people including a bridegroom and two children drowned Sunday when a rescue boat carrying a wedding party capsized in flood-hit central Pakistan, officials said, with the death toll feared to rise.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 9, 2014
The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has jumped by almost 200 in a single day to at least 2,296 and is already likely to be higher than that, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
India | Reuters | Sunday September 7, 2014
The death toll from serious flooding in Kashmir climbed to 175 on Sunday, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in the region's main city Srinagar as the Jhelum river overflowed its banks.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 2, 2014
The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Friday August 29, 2014
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 28, 2014
Ebola-hit nations met for crisis talks on Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 27, 2014
A week after huge landslides swamped the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the confirmed death toll from the tragedy hit 70 on Wednesday, with 18 people still missing.
World | Reuters | Monday August 25, 2014
Italy's search and rescue services have found six more bodies in the Mediterranean to add to the death toll of 19 over the weekend, the navy said on Monday, with no let-up in the record numbers risking the perilous crossing to Europe from Africa.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 24, 2014
The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 on Sunday, as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday August 23, 2014
The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors.
World | Reuters | Saturday August 23, 2014
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has led to 1,427 deaths out of 2,615 known cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 22, 2014
More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, hitting out at "international paralysis" on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict.
World | Reuters | Friday August 22, 2014
At least 1,91,369 people have been killed in Syria's conflict through April, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an under-estimate, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.