Italian quake toll nears 250 as rescuers struggle to find survivors

World Aug 25, 2016

Italian quake toll nears 250 as rescuers struggle to find survivors

The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose to at least 247 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck mountain communities 140 km ...

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

World 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 home ...

Hiroshima memoirs still draw readers

National Jul 30, 2013

Hiroshima memoirs still draw readers

by Takuma Obinata

A number of survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima nearly 70 years ago have left memories of their terrifying experiences in the form of poetry and other writings that are cherished by their relatives and friends and continue to attract readers. Tamiki Hara (1905-1951) ...