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Earthquake hits southern Iran, at least 5 dead

At least five people were killed when a strong earthquake shook southern Iran early Saturday. "Five people have died in the earthquake ... and so far 12 are hospitalized," Mehrdad Hassanzad...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest ...

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in ...

Series of earthquakes jolt east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred on Saturday evening (June 25), a series of earthquakes struck Hualien again on Sunday morning (June 26). According ...

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled east Taiwan at 9:34 p.m., the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday (June 25). The quake was centered in the township of Guangfu in Hu...

Deadly quake a new blow to Afghans reeling from poverty

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s deadly earthquake this week struck one of the poorest corners of a country that has been hollowed out by increasing poverty. Even as more aid arrived Saturday, ...

Moderate quake jolts southern Iranian province, killing 1

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck a southern Iranian province Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 30 others, Iranian media reported. The ...

Afghanistan earthquake victims face struggles getting aid

Getting donations to Afghanistan earthquake victims will be far more difficult compared with other disasters due to sanctions against the country’s Taliban government and its troubled relationship wit...

Tortoise and her egg found in new Pompeii excavations

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists in Pompeii have discovered the remains of a pregnant tortoise that had sought refuge in the ruins of a home destroyed by an earthquake in 62 AD, only to be covered by volcan...

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed...

India flies tons of essentials to quake-rocked Afghanistan

NEW DELHI (AP) — India sent family tents, blankets and other relief supplies for a team to distribute in eastern Afghan villages where a deadly earthquake collapsed thousands of timber and stone homes...

India sends team to help with deadly Afghanistan earthquake

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said it sent a technical team to Kabul to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian assistance after a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed ...

UN officials: Afghan quake adds to emergencies in country

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The devastating earthquake this week in Afghanistan is one more emergency facing the country, which is also confronting its worst drought in 30 years and massive poverty. Afghani...

Taiwan to donate US$1 million to Afghanistan for disaster relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the death toll continues to climb following the Wednesday (June 22) earthquake in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that Taiwan will donate ...

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors after quake kills 1,000

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that...