Italian quake toll nears 250 as rescuers struggle to find survivors

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

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 ...

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 paying ...

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 ...

Hiroshima memoirs still draw readers

Jul 30, 2013

Hiroshima memoirs still draw readers

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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) ...