Marines arrive in Nepal; trio rescued after eight days under rubble

May 4, 2015

Marines arrive in Nepal; trio rescued after eight days under rubble

Three people were pulled alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, as a supply logjam threatened to hamper disaster relief efforts bolstered by the arrival of U.S. aircraft and troops. The small-scale rescue, announced on Sunday by a ...

101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble

May 3, 2015

101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble

A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake, police said Sunday. Funchu Tamang was rescued on Saturday with only minor injuries and airlifted to a district hospital, local ...

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

Jan 27, 2015

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

The voices of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: “I don’t want to come here anymore!” The survivors were ...

2004 tsunami survivors recall how mosques stood firm

Dec 24, 2014

2004 tsunami survivors recall how mosques stood firm

When powerful tsunami smashed into this Indonesian city 10 years ago, the only structures left standing in many neighborhoods were mosques. For the hundreds who found refuge within their walls, the buildings’ lifesaving role has not been forgotten — and for many, that experience ...